This is getting more and more frustrating,I decided to go with optus with my three branded unlocked E220, BIG BUT. they have 3G prepaid for12 months 15 GB at $130 but do you think I can get it, NOOO. First optus shop insisted I had to get a $40 starter deal with one GB then in one month recharge with one year deal. The next shop (not optus but is optus agent) said that I should be able to get a cheap sim and charge it with a year but they could not do it (no cards or something) next multi phone shop could not figure out how. How in hades can you find a shop that can supply the advertised deal ? (in Sydney Australia)
I got this answer to the question in whirlpool
You need to get a prepaid SIM starter kit ?Be warned ? with Optus prepaid they charge in 10MB blocks. You will use your allowance quicker than you think.
That is the problem I have so far.I want to pay $130 for a year not $160 for one year and one month I realise that I would have to pay a small amount for a sim. When I joined three they gave me a sim for a small sum and then topped it up on the spot with a years top up