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365 Day Super Packs: Unlimited Standard Calls, SMS & MMS - 15GB Data $99, 130GB $159, 230GB $249 @ ALDI Mobile

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  • $99 Unlimited 365 Day Plan 15GB (in store from 30/6)
  • $159 Unlimited 365 Day Plan 130GB (In store & Online)
  • $249 Unlimited 365 Day Plan 230GB (Online)

  • continuous data rollover on all plans

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  • +32 votes

    $99 Unlimited 365 Day Plan 15GB (instore)

    Looks stingy.

    • +5 votes

      Indeed. $99 for 15GB? I thought I read it wrong.

      • +15 votes

        I literally did this:

        https://i.gifer.com/fxtG.gif

        15gb a month right? nah we're german…

        No its Aldi with absolutey no awareness of market conditions.

        • +3 votes

          Couldn't possibly be be that they've found their niche in the market and are competing against other similar players now could it?

          • +1 vote

            @Possumbly: To be honest, I am on Aldi $15 month to month prepaid plan. I get 3GB data each month, and I have accumulated almost 60GB of rollover data in the last 2 years or so..

            Reason? I have been working from home most of the time and using wi-fi, and the days I do go into work, I have wi-fi at work as well. I live only 15 mins walk from work and almost never use internet during those times. Even 3GB a month is more than enough for me… so this deal is actually pretty good for me. I don't mind only getting 1.25GB each month if I only pay almost half of what I pay yearly.

            • +1 vote

              @anonymous01: I was on something vaguely similar with long expiry before moving to the $99 plan. Have no doubt that many if not most people on similar plans would save plenty with the $99 deal because they're clearly light data users who don't require OS calls. It's not a monthly data allocation btw, it's use all you like until your 15Gb runs out then buy more if you want it. I'd be willing to bet the vast majority of people who opt for the $99 plan will actually roll data over.

      • +9 votes

        1.25 GB/month for $8.25/month?
        That's a fairly minimalist plan for a minimalist price.
        If you're careful with data and what apps you install that can easily be enough.
        If you need data for anything other than messaging apps and web browsing then get the 130G plan

        • +22 votes

          but coles has $99 for 60gb… so why do you have to limit data like its 1999?

          granted 60gb wont get you that far either but in our observable universe 60 > 15 and 99 = 99

        • +2 votes

          Yeah, that's about as much data I use, even without being careful.

          I've got wifi at home, wifi at work. A bit of ozbargain on a tram doesn't use up much.

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          I have my mum on this plan. She is retired and doesn't really use her mobile for apps or browsing etc… she has an iPad at home and Wi-Fi at the house she does all her browsing on

          The only real thing she needs internet on her phone when not on Wi-Fi is maybe the odd google search while at the shops, looking up something on google maps etc… her usage is very light.

          The $99 plan is perfect for her and for $8.25 she makes a hell of alot of phone calls… finally talked her into ditching the home phone last year. The product has its niche client group.. Some Optus mvno products are better offers but the network is just not on par.

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        Coles had their mobile on special recently for $99 for 60gb and unlimited international calls to 15 countries.

    • +22 votes

      No international calling
      No full Telstra network
      No VOLTe
      Not cheap enough
      Not enough data

      • +9 votes

        "No full Telstra network"… you mean like every other plan except full Telstra plans? Meanwhile, the coverage is good enough for most people.

        "Not cheap enough"… less than $10 per month for a mobile plan is cheap. That's a fact.

        "Not enough data"… for you maybe. When I check my mobile data usage over last 12 months, I'd be an IDIOT to pay for another plan loaded with gigabytes I'll never use.

        "No VOLTe"… who cares? I don't need to hear people in "HD audio" when holding a mobile to my ear, or using speakerphone. I highly doubt it makes any difference in that circumstance.

        "No international calling"…. The few people who can't use internet would agree with you.

        • +3 votes

          VoLTE is more for being able to use the faster 4G internet while being on the phone call, without it you fall back to 3G network during calls which can limit what you do.

          • +3 votes

            @brick007123: When you only have 15GB for a year the speed doesn't matter. This plan sounds like a good thing for those who only uses phone for calls, texts, messengers, email, shopping, reading and making notes - basically everything that anybody actually needs (consuming media is not what anybody 'needs', it's more like 'wants').

        • +1 vote

          Yep, massive over-generalisation.

          No international calling… Don't need it. Use WhatsApp to video call regularly OS
          No full Telstra network… Don't need it currently. Only Tls and Boost have that anyway.
          No VOLTe………………. Neither need or want it at this point.
          Not cheap enough…….. Nothing cheaper for my requirements.
          Not enough data………. More than enough for my needs. Have significant carry overs already from 2 years accrual.

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          Indeed.

          I get this for my wife every year. She uses about a gig a month and has access to the Telstra network, so it's good value for us.

          Who needs international calling in 2021?

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            @R4: I do and use my Mobile for Int'l calls many times a week to call overseas Mobiles. Not everyone overseas (or here for that matter) walks around with Mobile data on or even has Mobile data. Anyhow being able to call mobiles is great.

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        Why not offer an alternative that satisfies all of those points?

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          Boost or Coles mobile (no VOLTe) is the best alternative

          (If going with boost wait for their $200 plan to go on discount to somewhere near $150 or less).

          For Coles mobile the cheapest deal ever gets is usually 20 $ off the normal RRP, so upto you for waiting on those $99 60 GB Coles mobile deals

          Depending on what you need Telstra or Optus

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            @USER DC: So in summary Coles doesn't meet two of your must haves.

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              @Possumbly: If you want to fork out your $99 in the ALDI mobile bin go right ahead no one stopping you.

              • +2 votes

                @USER DC: I did about 3 years ago, not that it has anything to do with your massively over-generalised comment. Doing so has saved me and a couple of others I've suggested the plan to many hundreds of dollars already. Why anyone would think that any one plan fits every user is a mystery to me.

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                  @Possumbly: I feel like at this point you are just argue with USER DC for the sake of argument.

                  He provided alternative for same/similar price, he have explained what feature/catch each option have got. He have provided info and contributed to OzBargain community, meanwhile you just being negative and provide no useful information.

                  • +2 votes

                    @OMGJL: Funny that. I feel like at this point you've made an erroneous presumption based on not having read all the comments on this deal. Either that, or like USER DC, you don't understand the point of the deal and who it might suit.

    • +6 votes

      It's stingy on purpose to make the $159 seem great value

      • +16 votes

        Makes the Coles deal look good value.

        • +4 votes

          Not really comparable since they're on different networks.

          • +3 votes

            @ChillBro: True. Not comparable because this has no international calls too.

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              @netjock: do they allow roaming? asking for a friend

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              @netjock: Which isn't really relevant for most people.

        •  

          Aldi guys must have read about behavioral economics too much. brnaodn is right: they did it on purpose to make the second option more appealing. This is where they probably make money.

          The problem is that by putting a decoy offer they made real Coles $99 offer much better looking than the rest of Aldi package.

          • +1 vote

            @AFOS: I helped move a couple of family members off the Coles mobile (Optus network) onto the Aldi $99 plan as they were suffering from black spots where they lived in suburban Melbourne. They care more about reliability than the data limit.

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        COLES gives you international calling. Much better value.

        • +1 vote

          I don’t think I’ve made a single international call in the last 10 years. What is the use case when internet technologies (more options than I have fingers) are higher quality and unlimited?

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      It's a trap [Admiral Ackbar]

    •  

      Couldn't I download the internet onto an SD card at home using wifi - then access that when out and about?

    •  

      This one is far better value at buy one get one free

      https://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/632419

  •  

    So I'm curious as I just signed up to the 3GB a month plan on Aldi..I can just buy one of these and move my number to that instead?

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      Yes I think so , but you might waste that month plan . I am in the similar situation that I just renew my 3G monthly plan last week .I will probably buy the 150 plan last day of the promotion .

    • +1 vote

      Ring and tell them what you want to do and ask what's the best way to proceed. I've found their phone assistance to be very good.

  • +3 votes

    No International Calling :(

    • +5 votes

      Who uses a phone to call internationally anymore? Why not a free voice-data service like Sykpe/Discord/Facetime/Facebook/or one of many others..

      • +4 votes

        Not everyone has internet or quality of internet we expect to be able to use the apps you mentioned.

      • +1 vote

        Only If those services like WhatsApp Facebook etc are reliable enough to not keep dropping out when one person is outside in remote area somewhere overseas.

        Or more often than not especially with India even when other person is at their own home, voice is so terrible especially on Skype and WhatsApp, so I simply refuse to call overseas with social media like this unless they calling other person via normal Sim line 3g/2g/GSM whatever.

      • +2 votes

        Because our NBN isn't perfect and our electricity provider isn't 100% reliable either. Using mobile data for calls, one of the plans doesn't exactly give you much data over a year.

        Also, when you need to do tech support on your relative's phone overseas, you don't want them to be on those messenger type calls.

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        that would use your data so quickly..

        • +3 votes

          From experience I can tell you it doesn't for us. Obviously depends on where your OS contact is and how often/how much time you spend on video calls. You can do voice only WA calls.

          Despite some of the comments here, the $99 superpack is well-placed for particular users who aren't welded to their phones checking what some airhead had for breakfast on Facebook or Instagram, and use it for phone calls, occasional internet, etc It's perfectly suited to people previously stuck on things like $30/month plans with sfa data and calls included. Obviously ALDI isn't competing for big data users.

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        There are LOTS of people using international calls. Using voice data call you can get bumped out when either yours or the recipient caller's phone ring.

  • +5 votes

    Still very pricey compared to Coles/catch mobile and Coles has international calling too

    • +10 votes

      optus network vs Telstra wholesale network. Not a total like for like

      • +5 votes

        I would say boost is the best MVNO network tesltra network Compared to ALDI, Woolworths, belong etc

        • +4 votes

          Because unlike the others, Boost - as everyone should know by now - is the FULL Telstra network. Makes sfa difference in many/most cities but a significant difference if you live or travel in more remote areas.

          • +2 votes

            @Possumbly: Its the 3rd year I and my family renewed with Boost, will continue to renew as very happy with the price and features their plans offer.

            • +1 vote

              @sistermay: Which is precisely what every phone plan/deal should be about sister.

              Any savvy person looks at what he/she REALLY needs and goes from there, taking into account service, network, pricing, usage patterns etc. Whinging about plans/deals which don't suit your own particular needs is pointless.

          • +1 vote

            @Possumbly: I didn't think boost had 5G.

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              @Wasgood: Doesn't. Network is full Telstra, ie all towers and base stations.

      • +2 votes

        This. I get much, much better and reliable reception since moving to Aldi after years on the Optus network, and I'm in Sydney metro not a remote area.

    • +2 votes

      Coles uses Optus, not as bad as Vodafail, but still not Telstra.
      I used to signal issues on Vf and Opt, no issues since I switched to Aldi (Telstra).
      International calls? Is it something from 20th century? I'm doing hours of international calls weekly using Viber and Skype.

      • +2 votes

        From my experience I only find the SKYPEs international calling feature useful when you calling to actual phone number (can get free Skype credit from using Bing in edge etc)

        But otherwise other Skype calls are terrible audio to overseas

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          no problems doing video calls

  • +8 votes

    I thought this was a bargain until I realised it's 15GB for the year, not per month. Where is the deal??

    • +2 votes

      yeah there's no deal here

      you can throw a stone and find someone who does it cheaper with more data and with better conditons

      • +2 votes

        yeah there's no deal here yeah, this deal isn't for me

        Edited for accuracy.

        The $99 superpack has saved me, and friends I've recommended it to, hundreds of dollars every year.

    • +1 vote

      Well the $250 one is about $21 per month for 20GB per month - that's not soo bad.

  •  

    Yes, it's like a recharge

  • +4 votes

    $159/year for 130GB = $13.25/month for 10.8GB
    Are there any better offers for Telstra network out there?

    •  

      Can't really remember but last year I got that Catch mobile 120G unlimited call/text for under $100, think it was for the new customer only.
      so $100/year 120GB = $8.33/month for 10GB

      But there is a catch, the reception sucks!

      P.S. After a year turned out I have only used 0.2G with about $30 of calling lol, think I should really port to those PAYG plans this year

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        Catch is Optus, not Telstra.

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          Yeah, I learnt that later, it was for my backup mobile for receiving messages, running apps etc, so it was still a good deal.
          But just saying if you are living outside of the city area or far away from the tower, Catch might not be the best choice for your mobile service.

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      Check out Boost?

  • +1 vote

    $99, 365 Day, 15GB….

    ALDI you should really check on your marketing team, they are losing their mind…

  • +1 vote

    So is that $250 for 12 months of use and (arguably) 19GB per month then is it?

  • +1 vote

    Woolworths $150 sim gives you much more data and 10% off a Woolworths shop once a month (up to $50/month saving).

    IMO that's a much better deal and works out cheaper than this Aldi sim if you shop at Woolies every now and then.

    • +1 vote

      Does it last for a year? How much data is it? Man I'm behind the times, I had no idea 20GB per month for only $20 per month was a bad deal nowadays?

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      Woolworths is $150 for 100gb.
      Aldi is $159 for 130gb.
      I think you'll find that means Aldi gives you more data.

      Woolies does give you the discount on groceries, but if you don't take advantage of that, the Aldi deal is better.

      • +1 vote

        You'll probably save significantly more by shopping mostly at ALDI, IF you have one nearby. As always, it depends on your situation and needs.

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          If you just wait for things to go on sale (especially half price) at coles and woolworths or marked down for a quick sale, then it isn't any cheaper at Aldi, it is a bit of a myth. Their range isn't good either. And you get 10% off once a month with Woolworths mobile. Last time I checked all the basic things like milk are the same price or can be stored for a long period of time when you buy them on special.

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            @Tim349850: Aldi’s range is nowhere near Woolies

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            @Tim349850: Yeh/nah. I shop at all 3. Coles/Ww specials can save a little but often they're no better than ALDI everyday for comparable products. Range is certainly much more limited. First world problem really but it does depend on your personal situation - family, single, young kids, access to fresh food markets etc.

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      Just investigated this & agree.
      However, how long is this $150 offer available until & how soon after you buy the SIM do you have to activate it? I’ve still got a few months on my current yearly contract

  • +1 vote

    Is there an expire date on the Aldi 365 Day $99 Super Pack before you need to set it up ?

    • +1 vote

      Yeah I am curious too, I need to migrate out of Telstra around November this year.

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        You'll do that easily - unless ALDI sells you an old pack by accident (unlikely). Activation is "long dated" ime.

    • +1 vote

      Yes chrisie, activation date is on the back of the pack. Ask the checkout person to check. Last one I bought for a relo was >12 months

  • +1 vote

    I thought the $99 was their standard price, and $89 on sale ?

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    The Australian internet and mobile plans are like a joke, 10 years older than the world

    • +2 votes

      Woolworths has a sim for a whole year with unlimited calls/sms and 100GB data for $150 with coverage all over the country, and you're calling that 10 years behind the world?

      They even give you once a month a 10% off Woolies shop also, bringing the cost down to $66/year for me for unlimited calls/SMS and about 80GB more data than I need.

      • -2 votes

        100g costs 20bucks or less at most

        • +2 votes

          You got a link to yearly SIM with unlimited calls/sms and 100GB data for $20?

      • +1 vote

        The 10% off could be particularly useful, unfortunately we shop rarely at woolies because it's 15% more expensive than Aldi generally per shop.

        • +2 votes

          I shop at Aldi 3/4 of the time. There are some items that don't exist at Aldi or are of poor quality at Aldi such as meat, deli meat, cheese, olive oil and bread. I use the 10% off at Woolies once a month so I don't have to compromise on eating what I've found to be poorer quality Aldi produce.