Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 27th Jun 2012 20:27 UTC
Google So yeah, Google totally just won the conference showdown by easily beating both Apple and Microsoft. Not only did Google announce Android 4.1 with some really cool new features, a cheap but non-crippled tablet, and a new Android device called the Nexus Q, but they also opened up pre-orders for Google Glass. So yeah.
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UK too. I have a data only 30 day rolling contract SIM for my iPad from 3 mobile. 1GB of data for £7.50 per month. So, what, US$11? Can you seriously not get similar in the US? Other providers do similar deals, most are around £10 and the data amount and details vary. Heck, I can pick up a "pay as you go" SIM for £0.99 (or free) and so long as I follow the carrier rules for top ups, get 500mb of data free for circa £10 a month also.

Unfortunately Telecom NZ doesn't have a 1GB package but you can purchase a 2GB package for NZ$50 which works out to be £25 incl. GST (15%) or you can purchase 2 Degrees which has its own network in the CBD's but uses Vodafone's network outside the main centres which works out cheaper but you're charged a roaming rate when outside the main centres.

I can never work out the US system to be honest - most places I've visited they'll sell you a SIM, and it is up to you how you want to use it. I can't help but laugh when I hear Americans having to 'jail break' their iPhone just to get tethering that is considered a standard features on phones sold outside of the US.

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