pretty good for those who wants more data than the $150 Boost package.
No VoLTE on Aldi, and coverage not as good as Boost. Good pricing strategy, right in the middle of the $150/80Gb 12 month and the $300/240Gb 12 month Boost prepaid plans.
Good points and no Wifi calling either.
What is VOLTE? ELI5 plz
"Voice over LTE" means that you can make and receive calls over the 4G network when it's available, in HD quality (providing you have a compatible handset and service).
Can you tell the difference between a HD quality phone call and a standard one??
@Homr: 100%, if you both have a compatible handset then the quality is far superior.
@mooribbit: I have an S10 so my handset is compatible but haven't really took notice of the call quality. Not that I talk on the phone that much anyway haha
does the other caller have to have VoLTE as well?
VOLTE will also allow you to use 4G data for other things while you're on a call. If the provider doesn't offer VOLTE your phone will drop back to 3G until the call's over.
For those who aren't planning a trip to Pooncarie NSW anytime soon the coverage is more than sufficient
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These 365 day phone plans are really gaining traction arent they?
Boost is still king tho
Boost is still king tho
i thought Telstra is with its $200 for 200 GB
Killed it dead though 😔
Is this still a thing?
A sneaky way to turn "pre-paid" into a 12 month contract 😅
Still technically pre-paid I guess.
also 158gb $205.6 at kogan
you are kidding. aldi went from 12gb to 15gb for the 365, so i went to boost. now they offer 160gb.
they must have lost a lot.
Dude, what part of $51 don't you understand?
Boost is $150, Aldi is $99.
Not everyone has their heads down on their phone all the time,
Dude I'm on the $99, and the data is insufficient. I had to top up with Amaysim/Boost as one cannot top up 365 data
Wife has just churned to Boost from Aldi because the data isn't enough. I'll be following suit when my Amaysim data runs out
you can top up 365 data
"Add one of our improved data add-ons whenever you need it"
@toniyellow: Pays to know what you can and cannot do before you jump ship.
Wife recently completed one year on the $99 pack. She had 70% of data remaining. My point is the data can be enough depending on your usage. I paid more another year as it suits her fine.
Wow that is expensive deal
Do you rate the Boost plans over this? Or is there another 365 deal that you prefer? I'm in the market for one at the moment
Thing is the boost one also has international calls.
i rate Telstra plan over this
Nothing, repeat nothing, beats the yearly $150 Boost deal for my needs. Volte plus very impressive wifi calling + full Telstra network coverage nailed it for me. The service hasn't missed a beat (yet). Wifi calling on an LG V30+ (Pie) and on my Samsung A50 (Pie) works a treat!
What's WiFi calling? Do you need an app for that or is it a built-in feature of Android Pie?
Useful if you have weak signal like at home in a new estate in the outer suburbs. Uses your wifi to make and receive calls.
It is a carrier and phone feature, regardless of android version (though the older ones won't have it but definitely from 8.0 and up).
None of my mobiles have it, so that's probably why I never heard of the feature. Thanks for the explanation.
is the boost standard deal, like can you set auto yearly $150 recharge ?
or need to keep an eye out for $150 deal every year ?
It's their standard recharge https://boost.com.au/shop/150-prepaid/
Advertised offer on web page https://boost.com.au/shop/150-prepaid/ but don't know if you can set up auto recharge as I am not a Boost customer.
ALDI is still expensive and slow to catch on. Been with Kogan 365 Medium plan (13GB pm) for ~$200 for 6 months now.
agree. Catch can be cheaper when on sale. currently, $270 for 150GB, paid $115 for that with a voucher (was 80GB. but upgraded to 150GB no extra charge, just like Kogan did to me).
Aldi is Telstra and Kogan is Vodafone. I'd prefer more signal than more data. Of course ymmv.
Doesn't matter in Sydney and any other metro.. Unless your phone can accept more signal than any conventional phone.
I am in Sydney. I switched from Optus to Kogan (Vodafone) last year… can’t wait for that 12 months prepaid to finish so I can switch somewhere…
A number of places I visit regularly like shops (not underground parkings, normal shops) where Optus was Ok is either “no signal” with Kogan or data speed is so slow so I can’t get or send any photos from the shop.
So yes, the coverage is there. It’s just not useful. :)
@SickDmith: Wow didn't realise … Guess I am lucky as I'm not having any trouble with Kogan. This is my second 365 day plan. Originally started with 1 month followed by 3 month then first 365 day and then my current.
@SickDmith: That varies, I get the opposite in southern Adelaide. It was getting to the stage where I'd be disabling the second [amaysim] SIM as the ' lost signal' alert at the rear of supermarkets ect from the optus signal were almost spelling it out in morse…._.
@SickDmith: Interestingly, I have been having the opposite experience with Catch (Optus) and Kogan (Vodafone) in Sydney.
Optus was absolutely useless in the shopping centres whilst Vodafone workes (even though it's not perfect).
Im in Sydney…with voda you can't even get a 3g or 4g signal inside many supermarkets and shopping centres.
Maybe ok for those who only rely on voice and sms.
@ash2000: Wow didn't realise … Guess I am lucky as I'm not having any trouble with Kogan. This is my second 365 day plan. Originally started with 1 month followed by 3 month then first 365 day and then my current.
@bigbadboogieman: Yes, I've met many who are happy with voda and have been with them for years. I guess if your daily routine doesn't take you into any black spots stick with them!
I'm in Brisbane (inner suburb) with Kogan, need to go outside to make a call but even that is patchy & internet so slow can barely use it most days
@Helenn: Guess someone should tag someone associated with Kogan Mobile here so they can read these comments. Sure as hell feels like either Kogan is screwing it's customers over or Voda is screwing Kogan over… :)
@bigbadboogieman: Tell you some of my experience
I'm in Hornsby(Sydney), it's a relatively 'remote' area.
When I'm using either Optus or Vodafone,
Yeah, as a real ozbargainer you must try these suppliers, see whether these would affect you.
I'm still holding the amaysim and put another working no. on it.
@yeb123: I work in Sydney CBD.. Rarely I do notice a blackspot but so far I have worked it out as usually when I am traveling around.. feels it has trouble switching between poles or something…. I switch on the airport mode and off again and get full reception. I always thought this was my phone acting up as I use a cheap phone.
I'm with TPG (Vodafone) and regularly can't receive calls at home because of poor reception. Same with anyone on Vodafone in the area (neighbours) and any visitors.
The 4g map says reception should be good, and generally is outdoors but indoors is trash.
Been trying to get them to improve it for months, TPG has gotten to the point they suggest changing networks.
I'm happy with my $99 365/15Gb ALDI. Not that I'd move to Voda or Optus without a large incentive but what comparative deals do you know of in the same price range?
Both Boost and ALDI use the Telstra network. How can the coverage be different?
Aldi use telstra wholesale network which is cut down, boost are owned by telstra so get full network
Telstra don’t own Boost, not sure where you’re getting that idea from.
They just have a different agreement with Telstra compared to the other MVNO’s.
A vastly different arrangement
how about Belong? Are they equivalent to Boost?
@WillKillfor5Cents: Belong is Telstra Wholesale, so same coverage as Aldi. Barely functional webpage and app tho'
As noted by martyn above, Boost is full Telstra "Retail" network, so superior to Aldi/Belong and other Telstra MVNOs.
I renewed my aldi $249 plan 2 days before Boost released their $150 plan. Lodged a ticket (months ago) with Aldi to see if they can do anything to beat that. In short they replied me 'no'… check my balance recently I found I have 100GB extra in my rollover data. Not sure what causing that but I won't complain.
Unlike previous Aldi Super Packs which were available in store only, this Super Pack is available online only as per deal screenshot:
On Sale 11 Sep - 11 Oct
Available online only
On Sale 11 Sep - 11 Oct
Available online only
Here's the $249 1 Year Super Pack page (deal not active yet — on sale on 11 Sep)
If you already on the Aldi Super Pack previously (equivalent pack) you can roll over any un-used data from the previous year.
Is this 160gb for the year or per month?
160GB is for the year. If you run out, you can buy a data add-on:
3GB for $15
20GB for $30
70GB for $60
3GB for $15
20GB for $30
70GB for $60
A month? LOL.
Well I'm currently on 80gb data a month so it's not the strangest question?
For $250 the whole year it’s very strange.
I'm guessing Aldi don't include unlimited calls to the Philippines like both boost offers do.
I think $100 year plan with 15GB is still cheaper as you can buy two data add-on 70GB for $120. So, You will get (15+70+70) 115GB for $220 while $249 plan gives 160GB.
Thus you pay $29 just for 5GB!
You mean 155gb if you buy their $99 plan and two add ons. Makes sense!
Check your usage guys. I am on wifi most of the time so the $99 pack suited me well. Like how they have extra data packs. Might be worth going the cheaper route from the start then add your data packs when needed.
I was wondering about the same as well, for light users this plan could be a good option.
Do you have a link for $99 plan? I can't find it on their site.
I can only see it in their app.
$99 1-Year Super Pack with 15GB data (was on sale in stores from 26 June for new customers)
Hey guys silly questions: could you buy the $5 sim and then recharge the $99 via the app?
@fozzie: Maybe. I have an account with a $5 SIM and I just checked the recharge options. All 3 super packs now show up as options ($99, $249, $299), whereas before they didn't. It may be worth enquring with ALDImobile.
Currently no. The $99 pack has to be bought in store for new customers.
Existing Super Pack customers can recharge online.
@1bug: Thanks 1bug, so were you a superpack subscriber? I have a friend that wants to move to Aldi for $99 so hoping she can just buy the $5 and then top up from inapp.
@fozzie: No, never been a super pack customer on that account. Just had a $5 SIM starter pack.
It's worth risking $5 to try it out … but do it before 11 October (when the $249 super pack deal expires).
@fozzie: Update: The $99 and $299 recharge options have now been removed from my SIM Starter pack. Only the $249 recharge remains as part of the current promo.
I appreciate it.
Can you see a historical monthly usage of your data (1/3/6 months) with Aldi, like you can through the Kogan Mobile app?
Yep the app is quite polished. Also tax invoices.
Cheers. Glad to hear it’s polished.
It’s a first world problem but it frustrates the heck out of me that Kogan haven’t updated their iOS app for the iPhone X series. It’s still this small app in the middle of the screen with bars top and bottom, it’s horrible. Functional but horrible to look at.
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