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Update: Telecom Micro-SIM released today
Mon, 26th Jul 2010
FYI, this story is more than a year old

Telecom XT customers can now get their hands on the new Micro-SIM, providing more options for iPad users.

Earlier this month Telecom revealed plans to launch the Micro-SIM card in August, “making it even easier for XT customers to use the latest Smartphone and notebook devices”, the company said.

For $29.95 a month, XT customers can get 500 megabytes worth of data, or for $18 a month customers get a total of 240MB. Both options are available on either Prepaid or on an open term post-paid plan, and iPad users who sign up to the 500MB post-paid plan will receive a free micro-SIM card.

Telecom spokesperson, Paul Taylor, said users who had purchased iPads abroad had already reported that the iPad 3G works well on Telecom's XT network.

“Our XT network will offer iPad users consistent 3G service rather than the device having to switch between different technologies on other networks, which will mean greater speed differences for the iPad customer, depending on where they are.

Telecom expects all Auckland stores to be selling micro-SIMs from today, the rest of the North Island from tomorrow and the South Island from Wednesday. Customers are advised to call before visiting a store to purchase one.