X

The Australian Communication Consumer Action Network (ACCAN) is urging customers to use pre-paid micro-SIM cards for their iPad to avoid bill shock.

20100525031753a4372 200x180 Users Warned Of iPad Bill Shock
Click to enlarge

ACCAN’s Director Policy and Campaigns, Elissa Freeman said, “The iPad and similar new-generation devices offer exciting new possibilities for consumers. But to avoid getting an ‘iShock’, we’re strongly advising consumers opt for a pre-paid plan for at least the first three months until they get a feel for how much data they’re using.”

“Anyone using a 3G iPad on a post-paid plan essentially has access to a loaded gun of credit. While you’re absorbed in checking out what your iPad can do, you’re in danger of going over your data usage limit and facing a huge bill,” added Freeman.

Telstra and Optus have both announced they will be offering pre-paid plans, while Vodafone and 3 are expected to reveal its iPad plans in the next coming days.

ACCAN advised that early iPad adopters should steer well clear of post-paid plans until they get used to the new devices.

“Post-paid plans, even those with names like ‘Unlimited’ and ‘Cap’, generally have a data usage limit and consumers are charged at a much higher rate for data if they exceed it,” concluded the ACCAN.

Incase LeaderBoard 728x90 Users Warned Of iPad Bill Shock
Uniden PRO 728 x 90 Users Warned Of iPad Bill Shock
JBHIFI Ampere 728 x 90 media Users Warned Of iPad Bill Shock
Nextbase Hero 728x90px 2 1 Users Warned Of iPad Bill Shock
%name Users Warned Of iPad Bill Shock
LB 728x90 Users Warned Of iPad Bill Shock
2231 NEXUS 4SQM Digital Banner Ads Leaderboard 728x90 Users Warned Of iPad Bill Shock
ARL0332 Arlo Ultra 2 Banner 2 728x90 FA scaled Users Warned Of iPad Bill Shock
BW Trade In 728x90 1 Users Warned Of iPad Bill Shock
BEL2117 4Square AUF001 728x90 Users Warned Of iPad Bill Shock


YOU MAY ALSO LIKE