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Apple iPad 2018 128GB, $60/Month with 200GB Data (24 Month Contract) @ Optus

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Similar to https://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/409264 the $20 off Optus $80 tablet plan is available for iPads (including Pros which will be replaced soon) too.

If you have a mobile with Optus, you can get another $10 off per month.

Available for new and recontracting customers.

(Note also that the deal may not show up on some browsers. Try a different browser or clear cookies if so.)

Update: Offer extended to 18/11/18
Update 2: Offer extended to 03/02/19

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  • +2 votes

    No bargain. The Optus deal on the Galaxy Tab S4 is a better proposition.

    • +8 votes

      The S4 has a higher retail but it probably depends on whether you use an iPhone or an android as to which is the better proposition

      I bet the iPad will be worth more in 2 years too

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    "(including Pros which will be replaced soon)" << Sorry, what do you mean in this?

    • +1 vote

      The iPad Pro 10.5" and 12.9" also get a $20 price cut… So $82 per month for an iPad Pro 10.5" 64GB…

      But all the signs point to new model Pros at the end of the month…

    • +1 vote

      Planned obsolescence.

  • +2 votes

    Samsung tabs I’ve owned really slowed down after a few months. Despite having the lesser specs, I’d go with the iPad for usability, longevity (in software support) and resale value.

    • +2 votes

      I have a Tab S2 that my 6 year old has filled with crappy games, that is still going very strong after 3 years, for whatever that's worth!

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        Interesting. Tab S4 would be a very interesting proposition as a multimedia device. Those AKG speakers…hnnng!

        Multimedia aside, would also be curious how well Excel works in Desktop mode.

    • +1 vote

      I agree, I have a S2.

      Even resetting it and upgrading the OS, it's still buggy.

      My cheap $179 is much more stable.

  • +2 votes

    Considering Netflix is the largest singular part of our internet usage, and Optus offer free streaming, this could make a decent replacement for our home internet, and flipping the iPad for a few hundred would be nice too.

    Couple questions though

    1. Can I throw this sim in a modem or something and hotspot as it were, off that?
    2. If you go over the 200gb does it cut you off, slow your speed, or charge you? Because if its the latter, no dice.

    Sorry if they’re answered on the website, I’m reading this on the toilet at midnight, I’m going to bed when I’m done here and cbf reading too much at the moment. Thanks in advance.

    • +1 vote

      EXTRA DATA $10/GB

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      Netflix is only free for SD streaming up to 1.5mbps. So be very careful because a 4k movie is about 9gbs and that won't be free.

      https://www.optus.com.au/for-you/entertainment/tv-movies-mus...

      However, I have just switched off ADSL 2 months ago and am using the 200mb plan with a hotspot and it has been perfect. I used to get 1-5mbps and now get 20-50mbps. I just need to be careful about data usage as I have a 4k TV and Netflix.

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        Who the hell watches SD on a screen with this high resolution?

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          I have every episode of The Simpsons in 3GP (including the current season) at 256×144 that, while primarily I have to watch on my 3310, I will watch every now and then on my 5.5" 1080p Android.

          It's quite doable. But then, ten years ago, spending an hour to download a low quality, 30mb episode of Malcolm in the Middle seemed incredible to me, so I've had worse.

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        Shit, really? That's very deceptive.

        I don't really mind SD tbh, but the thing is, I have no idea how to force SD anyway (I could probably Google, but while I'm on my unlimited internet, it's not worth doing, is it) so AFAIK I'd have to pay for the SD package instead potentially and since I only use Netflix occasionally on a friend's account, buying Netflix would defeat the point of saving money.

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          The free SD Netflix streaming is only available on the mobile or tablet with the SIM in it AFAIK. Hotspotting/4G modem doesn't work.

          Netflix run seperate servers with lower quality encodes for Android and iOS and they are the servers Optus has whitelisted.

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            @BradH13: That suuuuucks. I get it, but it sucks.

            Oh, that makes sense then. In the years Netflix wasted not being in Australia, I may have been a naughty boy and just pirated all my shows, now that most of them are cancelled or finished, and I haven't got into too many shows the last couple years due to time availability, I never really gave a toss when Netflix finally came here with less than half of it's US content.

            Point being, sorry if these are questions obvious stuff that most people would already know, I never really got into Netflix.

            • +1 vote

              @TheDukeOfNukem: I think Netflix is worth the price of admission for its magnitude of original content alone.

              In fact, I think that's all I watch on it.

              Everyone is different though. If you don't see the value in it; I can't convince you. Haha.

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                @BradH13: I absolutely see the value in Netflix, but it's just not there for me individually. If you enjoy rewatching the crap out of shows then it's pretty cool too, but the odd show I like to rewatch any day any time I've long since stocked up on DVDs of too.

                I'm not arguing, especially because everyone has their own tastes and habits and stuff and yours are just as warranted as mine, yada yada yada, but what do you do with it exactly that makes it worth renewing every month? I can definitely get behind paying for a month here and there to watch a new season of a Netflix only show, and since they don't have any deals (AFAIK) for yearly subs and discounts or whatever, what makes you keep coming back?

                I watched F is for Family on Netflix, funny enough show but never needed to rewatch. The Marvel shows I didn't really get into, Jessica Jones was good but would have been MUCH better if it was just a 2.5 hour movie, Daredevil was alright but didn't hold my interest enough to finish season one, and as much as I love Power Man I couldn't even be bothered to watch Luke's show. Then you got Orange, not my thing, House of Cards, not my thing either. Can't think of too much else they have either, original programming wise (I know they make a tonne of things, I just can't think of any off the top of my head), Bojack surprisingly didn't grab me despite looking right up my alley, Archer is years behind so it's not even worth it beyond watching repeats, same as Brooklyn, and so on. Aside from Paradise PD, I can't even think of anything else they've made this year that interested me personally. And yes, I know my tastes are different than your's, etc.

                But to me, aside from the odd show like Paradise PD and F is for Family, it's basically just me paying for a way to watch reruns or watch shows years after they hit in America like Archer and Brooklyn 99, and when it comes to wanting to watch something when it's shiny and new I'm left either watching South Park 4 or 5 days later on SBS, or pirating The Simpsons.

                Again, not arguing. That's just my habits with it. I'm genuinely asking, if you have the time and can be bothered, which, fair play if you can't be (profanity), I'm only typing so much because my 2 year old's just gone down and I'm not game to turn the TV on just yet, how do you use the service? Do you watch a shit load of the Netflix Originals or do you just watch a bunch of repeats of shows you like, actually try to discover new shows, etc. The only person I know with Netflix is the person who lets me use her account and all she uses it for is reruns of Brooklyn, Archer, and one of those how to catch a killer kind of shows.

      • +1 vote

        "and am using the 200mb plan… I just need to be careful about data usage as I have a 4k TV and Netflix."

        No kidding!!! Seconds of viewing pleasure!

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    I will definitely wait for the new ipad new release promo deal. I much prefer IOS for Tablet despite owning a Note 9 as my phone.

  • -1 vote

    I was strongly considering, but then saw this in the CIS linked by aussie216618 above: “If you use more than 150GB on a single billing account we may continue to charge you at the same rates or restrict your data until next billing period”
    This sounds dodgy - considering the plan includes 200GB per month?

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      I think that’s talking about the excess data ($10 per 1GB block charges once you go over your data allowance).

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        Back in the good old days, Telstra broadband charged something like 33c per MB if you went over ($330 per GB). Some people had to sell their house to pay their bill after their kids racked up a few hundred GB without knowing about the piss poor 3GB a month cap on Cable.

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            @JuliusSeizure: It was back in 2001. Pretty hard to find sources now. Maybe try Whirlpool news archives from the early 2000s. Being a Telstra customer myself when broadband was still in its infancy, I was very passionate about this.

            6 digit bill shock was in the news several times.

            It was originally called a "freedom" plan. Their cable was capped at 512Kbps. There weren't any data caps but they had an Acceptable Use Policy where if you leeched too much, you'd be booted from their service. But how much was "too much" was never defined, and they never had a monitor that could tell you how much you actually downloaded, so limiting yourself was difficult. Eventually they put in a hard cap, 3GB. If you went over, you got charged around 33c per MB which was extortionate.

            But hey, remember that 512Kbps? Now that you're paying per MB after you used up your paltry 3GB, good guy Telstra decided to uncap your speed, and it really was considered very fast speeds back then, about 10Mbps, which is 20X the previous speed. Now you can exceed your quota even quicker and easier so you can rack up those huge bills. And they didn't have any safety net in place that would simply shape you if you went over by too much. So as a result, people wracked up a bill worth tens of thousands with no warning.

            Here was one of the "mild" cases: https://forums.whirlpool.net.au/archive/20513

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          Haha, sounds like something someone on Lusers would say back in the day. Ziggy was a tyrant.

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          Nobody sold their house to pay data charges.

  • +2 votes

    Based on app experience, and; as much as I dislike iOS and Apple in general, the iPad is the superior device.

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    can you combine with a student discount (10% off)?

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    I just came back from Macquarie Shopping Centre, There is 256GB stock available.

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    For those can’t decide b/w this and Samsung S4…. why not sign up for the Samsung, get a free $$300 head phone and offload them both… should have enough $$ to get the iPad with spare $ to get an AirPods… Do it the Oz Bargain way!!!

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    I failed the credit check this morning, should I try a different Optus store tmr, or I could try the online store?

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      They use the same system, so not worth wasting your time.

      Would be better to find out why you failed the check.

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    Great deal, just signed up online. Thanks !

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    Update: Offer extended to 3/02/19

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    https://offer.optus.com.au/shop/tablet/devices/apple-ipad-pr...

    Found the new Ipad pro 11 inch for $80 per month with 100gb+100gb bonus data & 256gb storage. Would this be considered a good buy considering similar specs are selling $1600+ at Apple store? 4G connection in my area is not very good. 12.9inch at $15 more per month.

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    The webchat consultant told me that there's no $10 off for existing mobile customer… hmmm

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