expired iPad Pro 256GB 9.7' Cellular 2GB Data $54pm | 5GB $59pm | 10GB $64pm | iPad Air 2 New Prices Also @ Optus (24 Month Contract)

750

** 3 week delivery time for 128GB & 256GB iPad Pro 9.7" models, can try calling around stores some may have stock available

2GB plan at $54pm works out to $1296 over 24m vs $1350rrp outright, may be the better option sign up with Optus get 2gb data each month then buying outright

iPad Pro 9.7":

256GB MODEL OPTUS Plan:
$54pm for 2GB Data - $1296 over 24m
$59pm for 5GB Data - $1416 over 24m
$64pm for 10GB Data - $1536 over 24m: includes music streaming & Optus sport (12month Tablet Trade Up Avaiable)
$72pm for 25GB Data - $1728 over 24m: includes music streaming & Optus sport (12month Tablet Trade Up Avaiable)

256GB Outright Price $1350
*Breakdown if you bought 256GB model outright & went on A sim only plan, assuming you paid $1200 outright for the tablet rather then $1350 rrp, what it would cost over 24m by Optus current data only plans:

2gb $15 x 24 + $1200 = $1560
5gb $25 x 24 + $1200 = $1800
10gb $35 x 24 + $1200 = $2040
25gb $50 x 24 + $1200 = $2400

128GB MODEL OPTUS Plan:
$48pm for 2GB Data - $1152 over 24m
$53pm for 5GB Data - $1272 over 24m
$58pm for 10GB Data - $1392 over 24m: includes music streaming & Optus sport (12month Tablet Trade Up Avaiable)
$66pm for 25GB Data - $1584 over 24m: includes music streaming & Optus sport (12month Tablet Trade Up Avaiable)

128GB Outright Price $1199
Assuming you bought it outright for $1000 rather then $1199rrp & went onto a sim only plan over 24m it still ends up way more expensive:

2gb $15 x 24 + $1000 = $1360
5gb $25 x 24 + $1000 = $1600
10gb $35 x 24 + $1000 = $1840
25gb $50 x 24 + $1000 = $2200

32GB MODEL OPTUS Plan:
$42pm for 2GB Data - $1008over 24m
$47pm for 5GB Data - $1128 over 24m
$52pm for 10GB Data - $1248 over 24m: includes music streaming & Optus sport (12month Tablet Trade Up Avaiable)
$60pm for 25GB Data - $1440 over 24m: includes music streaming & Optus sport (12month Tablet Trade Up Avaiable)

32GB Outright Price $1049
Assuming you bought it outright for $850 rather then $1049rrp & went onto a sim only plan over 24m it still ends up way more expensive:

2gb $15 x 24 + $850 = $1210
5gb $25 x 24 + $850 = $1450
10gb $35 x 24 + $850 = $1690
25gb $50 x 24 + $850 = $2050

iPad Air 2:

Optus has also dropped the iPad Air 2 prices, once again ends up a better deal going on plan then buying outright

Though worth considering going iPad Pro deal as iPad Air 2 is getting a bit old now

128GB MODEL OPTUS Plan:
$35pm for 2GB Data - $864 over 24m
$41pm for 5GB Data - $984 over 24m
$46pm for 10GB Data - $1104 over 24m: includes music steaming & Optus sport (12month Tablet Trade Up Avaiable)
$54pm for 25GB Data - $1296 over 24m: includes music steaming & Optus sport (12month Tablet Trade Up Avaiable)

128GB Outright Price $879

Assuming you bought it outright for $700 rather then $879rrp & went onto a sim only plan over 24m it still ends up way more expensive:

2gb $15 x 24 + $700 = $1060
5gb $25 x 24 + $700 = $1325
10gb $35 x 24 + $700 = $1540
25gb $50 x 24 + $700 = $1900

32GB MODEL OPTUS Plan: (Only Silver Available)
$32pm for 2GB Data - $768 over 24m
$37pm for 5GB Data - $888 over 24m
$42pm for 10GB Data - $1008 over 24m: includes music steaming & Optus sport (12month Tablet Trade Up Avaiable)
$50pm for 25GB Data - $1200 over 24m: includes music steaming & Optus sport (12month Tablet Trade Up Avaiable)

32GB Outright Price $729

Assuming you bought it outright for $550 rather then $729rrp & went onto a sim only plan over 24m it still ends up way more expensive:

2gb $15 x 24 + $550 = $910
5gb $25 x 24 + $550 = $1150
10gb $35 x 24 + $550 = $1390
25gb $50 x 24 + $550 = $1750

Link to iPad Air 2 Optus

closed Comments

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    Premier League would be free with this?

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    Can you get a bundle discount?
    Student discount?

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    Sorry No idea.. jump on Optus chat an ask

    • +1 vote

      If you like to cycle between keyboard and touch screen. I don't want to talk too much tech stuff but this is not a good laptop replacement.

      It is a good device but most ozbargainer's would go for iPad Air 2 instead of this. And even if you still want to use iOS as laptop, at least go for 12.9 inch model.

      • +3 votes

        agreed, ipads are content consumption devices not creation.

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          absolutely depends on needs and usage
          and many writers and artists et al would disagree with the creation part

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          @thelastnoob:

          yeah straight typing you mean? no formatting or anything remotely difficult like bolding text or making it a different font or size, sure…

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          @T1OOO:
          Wow what is so 'remotely difficult' about bolding, changing font or size???
          Millions of uploaded videos and original artworks have been CREATED on ipads and I supposed millions of articles and books also.
          Imagine if you can the trillions of words composed on Ipads yearly that is original and that is literally content creation.

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          @thelastnoob:

          yeah man, point granted , garage band makes good music too, but you dont see people using it over say proper stuiod software,…..

          hell, i still hate using track pad on laptops over a real mouse.

    • +12 votes

      iOS is not a good laptop OS.

      • -1 vote

        Most people probably just use laptops to check emails and facebook.

        • +2 votes

          Or on phones, but that doesn't make a phone a good laptop substitute, does it?

        • -1 vote

          @Oversimplified: makes it more portable and useful then a laptop

        • +2 votes

          @asa79: It's more portable, I'd give it that. Whether it (be it a phone or a tablet) can substitute a laptop? If you are using your laptop for something that could also be done on phones, sure. I'd be more than happy to give iPad as a recommendation for those tasks. If not? iOS isn't an OS for those.

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          @Oversimplified: So what task that is so important to all laptop users that the iPad cant do? It can do anything that IE/Chrome can do, it has most apps that Windows Store has, and Apps that Windows store doesnt have

        • -4 votes

          @asa79: it has apps that windows "store" has doesnt mean they are windows app. Microsoft office or nothing please.

          Sick of apple and their limited app store. Even android has a better store nowadays

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          @holyland: Microsoft Office Suite is available on iPad, so before you say its not available, just do a little research.

          Word - https://itunes.apple.com/au/app/microsoft-word/id586447913?m...
          Excel - https://itunes.apple.com/au/app/microsoft-excel/id586683407?...
          PowerPoint - https://itunes.apple.com/au/app/microsoft-powerpoint/id58644...

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          @asa79: Having mouse+keyboard and slightly bigger screen helps lot with whatever you want to do without need to move your hand all over that 10 inch screen. Things like editing videos and photos with mouse is more accurate. And due to more air flow and better CPU/GPU, Laptops work much faster than ARM devices.

          Laptops are good at doing anything that goes above basic. You want to do some research, do some school work, edit a video, edit a photo and the list goes on. Why all this is better on laptop? Because laptops are not limited to 2 side by side apps. you can open as much as your ram can support. You can have multiple websites open at the same time and you can see them all on single screen. Copy pasting from 5 different sources to your word document is much easier on laptop.

          Think of it like chrome OS trying to replace Windows. Some people are happy with small disk space and everything on internet. But most people are doing more than that with their laptops and so Chromebooks are almost non-existent (in Australia At least).

          If iPad Pro line-up was supporting OSX, than it would have been different.

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          @asa79: Those are mobile apps. Not full office. There is big difference.

        • +1 vote

          @asa79: yep. Also it has better cameras and good battery life and on in an instant from standby

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          @dadeadman: what function can it not use that every office user uses that it can't?

        • -1 vote

          @asa79: I know. You can use keyboards even on mobiles too. Android even supports mouse. But Windows OS is better optimized for those things.

        • +1 vote

          @asa79: other than the obvious keyboard issue, you can't plug devices (eg. Memory sticks) into these tablets. I've heard people say that you can use Dropbox instead, but, that's a crappy workaround. Try sharing files without relying on 3G/4G. Try burning a CD/DVD

          As for the PlayStore being better than Apple App Store, I deal with both. For me, Apple is still way better, mainly because of security and compatibility. Android is very fragmented.

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          @dadeadman: Also school are moving away from desktops/laptops and using iPads now days

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          @DeWalt: You can use lighting to USB/SD readers without any issues. But now days everything is OneDrive, Dropbox, G Drive. Digital Camera now have SD Cards with bulti in Wifi for Transfering data.
          http://www.apple.com/au/shop/ipad/ipad-accessories/power-cables?page=1#!&f=adapter&fh=4588%2B45b0

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          @asa79: There is difference of gigabytes between full office and mobile office. There are not even all office apps for iPad.

          I don't know what every office user(average user) do on MS office. I only know what I do and that stuff can't be done on mobile office.

        • +1 vote

          @asa79: You are constantly saying "all users", look what I said:

          I'd be more than happy to give iPad as a recommendation for [tasks that can also be done on phones]

          iOS version of MS Office lacks fair bit of features. Since it's kinda hard for me to write them all, here is an article on those (though Visio I think became available on iOS?).

          Other than missing features, MS Office programs benefit from having a mouse (i.e. Excel Cell would be easier to select using mouse vs trying to touch it with your hand, similiar concept to word and power point).

          Other than that, you only have one port and iOS does not support a lot of things that Windows support. So something like using two monitors, using a USB stick to transfer files, using a mouse, etc etc is not doable on iPad. Multitasking is better in Windows in my opinion, you are not just stuck to a split screen with certain ratio.

          So it can't replace laptops for office work environment completely, can it?

          A cynical comment I've read on the whole topic of iOS replacing Mac OS or Windows was this. If it can truly replace laptops, can you program a full fledged app inside iOS? In other words, can it replace PCs and laptops completely?

        • +4 votes

          @Oversimplified: everyone uses laptops differently. It really depends on how someone uses theirs.

          iPads have drastically reduced my time with a laptop because most I ever do at home is surf the net,check emails and watch videos. Occassionly I might modify a document or presentation and it's doable with office.

          For real work still stuck with a desktop. Doubt this will ever change though, however pair a keyboard to iPad and you may find that you maybe won't need to touch that laptop as much or at all.
          Again, it's what you do with a laptop and not what a laptop can universally do.

        • +1 vote

          @supnigs: I agree with that sentiment, I've said this again and again here is the third time me saying this. I'd be more than happy to give iPad as a recommendation for [tasks that can also be done on phones]. More specifically I've said:

          Whether it (be it a phone or a tablet) can substitute a laptop? If you are using your laptop for something that could also be done on phones, sure. I'd be more than happy to give iPad as a recommendation for those tasks. If not? iOS isn't an OS for those.

          If you have to go back to a laptop because it cannot do certain things, that's not a good replacement for laptops.

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          @DeWalt:

          Edit:- sorry just saw this was posted above

          You can use a memory card reader lightning cable since also some laptops do not have that built in
          also you can use camera wifi or NFC (latter not with apple)

        • +1 vote

          @DeWalt:

          Try burning a CD/DVD

          Are you kidding me? My companies lease PC options now don't even have drives anymore. Cloud or nothing.

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          @asa79:

          You're such a basic user. Anyone who thinks the iOS version of office compares to the full 32-bit or 64-bit version HAS ZERO CLUE about these programs. You are clearly a basic user who has never used any of the advanced features in Excel or PP or Word. Stop talking nonsense.

          Give an ipad pro to a data analytics person or a competent IT professional and they'll throw it in your face.

        • +2 votes

          @dadeadman: From a photos perspective, I've started using an iPad Pro 9" with the overpriced Apple Pencil to edit my photos. When combined with the SD card reader to import, new RAW file support in iOS, the iPad's true tone display, and the vastly-improved Adobe Lightroom Mobile / Creative Cloud subscription, it's a really convenient way to edit photos. Process is:

          1. Upload photos to iPad using the SD card connector (more modern cameras can probably sync to it)
          2. Import into Lightroom mobile app
          3. Edit using the pencil
          4. When done, edits and originals sync with Creative Cloud, then download onto my main computer (where I store all my photos)

          As someone who edited fully on a Macbook with mouse/keyboard combo, my new setup is a revelation

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          @fredz: just because you think your a power user doesn't mean that 90% of computer users use it like you.

          Remember when laptops weren't as powerful and you had to have a desktop debates very much the same with tablets

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          @asa79:

          Why not get the full package instead of wasting money on a half baked companion device?

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          @asa79: typical self righteous apple user who thinks whatever apple sells is best

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        there is always the MacBook Air

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    It's not a replacement laptop but a nice iPad 😁

  • +1 vote

    What is the cheapest you can buy one of these for outright now?

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    Just tether your phone's data. Or use pocket wifi.

  • +1 vote

    or use your wife network at home

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    …..don't really understand why this is a deal :O

    • +2 votes

      This iPad Pro model is retailing for $1349, so $1296 over 24 months with data is a good deal, considering there's actually some form of subsidy here lol

      EDIT: Just viewed link above for the $1201 price tag. Still, $95 over 24 months for 2GB data seems pretty good if you're after constant internet access? Just my opinion :)

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        but do you think it is a really good deal?? I still don't know with this price band…

  • +1 vote

    Don't forget the data share for anyone on a phone plan with Optus

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    Should I upgrade to this from the ipad air 2?

  • +1 vote

    Loophole that allows you have use Office 365 for free on the iPad 9.7 http://www.macworld.com/article/3047152/ios/smaller-ipad-pro...

    Guess Laptops dont get that loophole tho.

    What Microsoft settled on to divide mobile and desktop users was screen size: specifically 10.1 inches. Anything smaller than that and users can pretty much do anything they want with the appropriate iOS, Windows, or Android app, including creating, editing, or sharing documents. But if you’re using the Office apps on a device whose primary screen is larger than 10.1 inches, Microsoft won’t let you create a new document, just edit and view an Office document created elsewhere.

  • +1 vote

    http://www.pcadvisor.co.uk/buying-advice/tablets/ipad-pro-vs...

    iPad Pro vs laptop: Verdict
    So which should you buy? If you’re an artist, the iPad Pro is a winner. If you want a highly portable device for editing video, the iPad is again a brilliant (and powerful) tool. Undoubtedly a desktop computer with multiple monitors and a big Wacom tablet or video editing hardware is still preferable, but when you need to do those things on the move, the iPad Pro is a great substitute.
    iPad Pro vs laptop - editing video
    It’s also a great choice for more general use including web browsing, games, editing and sharing photos, catch-up TV, movies and all the other things you already love to do on an iPad.
    Laptops are – more than ever before – a business tool and a backup for times when you can’t do what you need to on an iPad – printing, filling out an online form, downloading files.
    No longer do laptops win – in general - for processing power or screen resolution. Those laptops that do trade off portability and battery life.
    Really, it’s a case of making a list of priorities and then choosing between a laptop and iPad Pro based on those.

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      If you do any productivity, the laptop is better.

      MS Office on iOS with a touch screen keyboard is total garbage. Unless you shell out for an expensive keyboard cover. iOS is a good OS for on the go use. When it's on your desk and you want to do work on it, I wouldn't recommend it over a laptop. It doesn't even have to compete with a laptop. A windows based 2-in-1 I would take over iPad Pro any day. You'll get proper office at least.

      I say this as an owner of iPad Pro 9.7 btw. I also own SP4, and that gets most of my usage.

      A laptop is not just a "business tool" but any student would find it more useful for doing school work than an iPad.

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        if that was the case then schools would be using surfaces instead of iPads.

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          They're teaching kids.

          Kids don't need expensive machines and most schools are run by idiots. If it was up to me, I would teach kids how to use Linux/Windows and I bet you they'll be a lot more competent with computers than if they were put through their basic curriculum.

          Not all schools uses ipads too. My nephews school uses laptops. They learn to type at the same time which is far more beneficial than poking at an ipad screen.

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          @fredz: surfaces and iPad and laptops are similar priced. So not sure what your getting at.

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          @asa79:

          It has nothing to do with price. It has to do with poor decision making by schools.

          Laptops are the superior learning tools. iPads are a waste of time.

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          @fredz: so just because you can't do anything with latest technology means schools shouldn't use it?

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          My kid's school is using Surfaces…

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          @asa79:

          so just because you can't do anything with latest technology

          An Ipad is the latest in technology? It's just an oversized phone.

          ANd you wonder why Australian kids are falling behind.

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    Anyone had luck with Telstra matching this?

  • +1 vote

    hey guys, thats a pretty great deal! works out to like $7.79 extra for the 10gb plan than paying for it outright over 24months….

    questions, though,………. can i share this data accross a pool with my iphone plan?

    cheers

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      Yes you can data pool with you're iphone! You just can't use music/movie streaming free if you having it on your iphone on ipad you have to re sign up for it again on ipad.

    •  

      I must admit its a pretty good deal for a lock in plan.

      If it was up to me i would go the 128gb model and keyboard and pencil and then ill need to grow a mow which shouldnt take long then pay 12 dollars for a late.

  • -3 votes

    There is always a risk that one may get charged for data that one never used as this includes a postpaid mobile broadband plan. What if they charge me thousands of dollar falsely for a particular month's bill and say that I used up 1 TB of data which will be $10,000 ? 1 TB is not a big amount of data for today's multimedia contents. They automatically charge $10 for per extra giga-byte of data. I will not have any way to prove that I did not use that data. As there is no way to put restriction and limitation on data on the account and so there is no proof that I have not used a tens of thousands of dollar of data, if they say so.

    As per their Critical Information Summery :
    Additional data is automatically charged at $10 for each additional 1GB of data that you use (or part thereof) once you've exceeded your included data up to a maximum of 150GB per account. If you use more than this we may continue to charge you at the same rates or restrict your data use that month.

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      You can set an account credit limit - a limit which ensures that your bill will definitely not exceed that amount. If you do hit the limit, your service will be barred for the rest of the month. You do get 3 reminders at 50, 70 and 85 percentage usage of your quota. If this plus data monitoring over the app is insufficient to keep you on track with data usage, your best option would be going prepaid.

    • +1 vote

      That's with any post paid plan though not just this.

  • +2 votes

    I'm waiting until March/April to see what the new releases might be. I have an iPad mini and my personal laptop. The mini is, basically, a consumer product but it is the one I use overwhelmingly the most. I read the Newspaper, do my cryptic crosswords, play games, search the web, send emails, take photos, etc. If I was to ditch one of my devices it would be the laptop rather than the mini. However, I don't see the iPad Pros as business machine substitutes; however, as indicated by others, there are a lot of apps on the iPads that people can use especially in the creative arts. The other thing to keep in mind is that the "apps" on the iPad are, generally, a lot cheaper than PC versions so you tend to get a lot of bang for buck. The portability of the machine means you also get a lot more usage out of them in the "down" times - like when you are travelling on public transport, morning tea, etc.

    Comparing the two devices is a bit apples and pears, but there is certainly room for both. It is a bit like comparing cars and bicycles. Most people use each of them for different functions.

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    all except 32GB models are OUT OF STOCK

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    New model iPads should come out in a few months which should see these models drop further in price.

  1. Diji1 on 31/12/2016 - 21:30
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