eXDee:blakamin:eXDee: 4G in Australia is great with their large data caps. It'll be great if and when we get similar plans.
Been here recently? In the last 18 months the major telcos have been dropping the data and still charging the same price. Look at the $60 dollar plans on optus and telstra... they used to have 2-3 gig... now they're 1-1.5.
Their excuse? "Most customers are only using 52% of their data".
I actually paid the ETF to get out of Optus after switching to 4G put me on a lower data contract, without them telling me. Now i'm with Amaysim... No 4G, but unlimited calls, texts, 4gig of data (free for social networks) and $0.06 per minute calls to NZ, no flagfall. $40 a month, no contract.
Edit: while the Optus $2 a day is good, Amaysim lets me stream from google play all access for free too (they must class it as a social network, probably accidently).
I was only looking at prepaid plans, even if i lived there i'd still probably only look at prepaid plans unless there was a huge difference in value (eg in japan, you pay a ton on prepaid vs postpaid.)
I was there in november and december. I did notice $2 days used to be 3G only with a 1gb limit per day, but they halved this for the 4G plan. Its still a lot of data though.
I briefly compared vodafone and telstra's offerings, but nothing came close to the value for money for a short trip over there. I really hated vodafone's stupid inflated credit numbers - top up $20 and get $400 worth of credit! Does nothing at all for me having an inflated and pointless scale. Bet it gets quite a lot of people with the marketing aspect of it though.
All on account plans have "pay $XX and get $XXX worth of credit" unless they have unlimited calls. Damn annoying!
When I was still on Optus, I used 600MB a day easily... I used to turn data off. Now with amaysim, I'm lucky if I use 2GB, mainly because of the free data.