Aldi Mobile Plan - Telstra 3G ($35 = 5GB + Unlimited AU Calls/TXT etc + $10 International Call)

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saw this this morning

ALDImobile uses part of Telstra’s 3G mobile network. The ALDImobile mobile product provides a 3G coverage footprint of 97% of the Australian population covering more than 960,000 square kilometres. Outside the 3G coverage footprint, customers will revert to 2G coverage and speeds. The combined 2G and 3G footprint covers 98.5% of the Australian population.

it says "part of Telstra 3G network".

Unlimited:

  • Standard national calls to fixed lines
  • Standard national calls to mobiles
  • Calls to 13/1300/1800 numbers
  • Voicemail
  • Standard national TXT/MMS
  • 5GB data
  • 30 days expiry
  • $35
  • inclusive of $10 international/premium services

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  • +11 votes

    Not bad, but not as good as Kogan's ($29/mth & unlimited + 6Gb of data)
    http://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/87688

    • +7 votes

      Yes is looks like they've done the same deal as Kogan, but their margins are higher.

      I hope the telstra 3g network doesn't end up over-subscribed like Optus and Vodafone.

      • +13 votes

        Pretty sure this is why they are only just doing this now. They can let the UMTS network fall apart to help sell the LTE network.

        • +64 votes

          They can let the UMTS network fall apart to help sell the LTE network.

          I'm still using my Nokia analogue phone, no congestion at all… Haven't received any calls in years though…

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          HAHAHAHA. WINNER !

        • -1 vote

          Does it vibrate?

      • +2 votes

        Telstra have always denied doing a deal with Kogan, so I still have no idea how his service is running?

        Personally I'd rather deal with anyone but Kogan, not because of bad experiences, but because the guy really aggravates me. Oh you can sell cheap Chinese crap at more expensive prices than aliexpreess, dhgate etc., whoopy di fackity doo.

        • +3 votes

          Telstra has a seperate wholesale unit- http://www.telstrawholesale.com.au/. One of their wholesale customers is reportedly re-selling to Kogan (& in my opinion to Aldi Mobile too). The only part that goes above my head in this deal is the margins!!

        • +2 votes

          just because aliexpress is selling slightly cheaper doesn't mean they are any better than Kogan though…..

          at least Kogan operate in Australia (just like Aldi) are all covered by Australia consumer laws!

        • +1 vote

          Correct, and if you have a problem with what you buy from Kogan it's Australian warranty rather than having to ship it back to china.

      • +16 votes

        Running a Telco, your doing it wrong:
        www.aldimobile.com.au/siteimages/upload/skin.jpg

    • +2 votes

      be interesting to see how Aldi copes compared to Kogan

      (don't think Kogan was ready for the rush frankly !)

      • +7 votes

        Rushlan Kogan :p

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      People should note that this will give you 3G access to Telstra, but not Telstra's Next G, which is even faster. Also no access to Telstra 4G

      • +3 votes

        "Next G" IS "3G". There is no difference. Neither term means anything anyway. Telstra uses the term "Next G" to refer to their UMTS + HSPA service running on 850MHz. Most other providers call this "3G". If you get the same thing from telstra but at 2100MHz they call it 3G. It all means nothing.

        This does not include LTE ("4G") access.

        • +2 votes

          Aren't all MVNOs on Telstra restricted to 7.2Mbps, effectively making NextG a different product?

          It's the same physical network but with some limitations (full NextG has greater coverage).

        • +2 votes

          Bruce is wrong, eug is right.

          Next G is Telstra's name for their 42Mbps (or is it 21??) 3G network. Kogan/Aldi only get 7.2Mbps speeds maximum.

          That said, the Kogan deal is still awesome.

        • +1 vote

          sloppy: Limiting the speed does not make it a different network.

        • +2 votes

          IMHO practically, you can say it's a different network as it doesn't have the same coverage area.

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          he didn't call it a 'different network', just a different service on that network named next G. boost has it, re-sellers like kogan and aldi don't
          http://www.zdnet.com/au/boosts-telstra-prepaid-offering-gets...

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          Therefore, there is a difference between "NextG" and "3G".

    • +3 votes

      Wait doesn't this 35 include 10 dollars of international calls? With kogan you need to pay extra for international.

      • +1 vote

        How often do you make international calls? The vast majority of users might make 1 international call every 3-12 months.

    • +2 votes

      While Boost may be $5 dearer and get 2GB less data, it is actually on the full NextG service which IMO shits all over this deal
      http://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/91536

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        yeah full NextG is sure better for some!

  • +1 vote

    Probably similar to the speed limited kogan service?

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      Probably more similar to Boost mobile's which is a lot faster than Kogans.

      Personally I'm waiting for a non-unlimited Telstra plan like Vaya's $17 plan. They have the $15 plan but will only give me 125 minutes of talk time, compared to the 400 or so minutes through Vaya.

  • +6 votes

    No real reason to buy a phone on a plan with all these prepaid deals now thats for sure

  • +2 votes

    inclusive of $10 international/premium services

    I'd like to see the rates to international destinations. $10 could be heaps or absolutely nothing.

      • +1 vote

        wow…it's actually cheap calling overseas with this. No Flag fall either. that's a +ve

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          vaya gives you 100$ for international calls on a 29 unlimited plan

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        that's cheap! calls to UK, USA, Canada and China only costs $0.1/minute and no flag fall.

        • +1 vote

          cheaper than calling local! =P

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          Is that 10c/min to landlines or mobiles?

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          both.

        • +1 vote

          International Call are so cheap as well. Time to throw away my dual sim (where the second was dedicated to international calls)

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      beaten

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      Interesting, Asia, UK mobile isn't too bad at all (10c/min).

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    I would change in a minute, except I need to keep my mobile number with no down time. Kogan recently blamed Telstra for the problems they had with customers trying to do this.

    If anyone tries to take their existing number to Aldi mobile, I would really appreciate an update on how it goes.

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      I switched from Post-Paid Telstra to Kogan in late Janurary.

      Took about a day, no issues, no downtime, number port worked fine. I have ported over 3 family members aswell as myself and no issues have arisen.

      From face value, the Kogan deal looks much better, and if you buy 3 months at a time it works out being $26 p/m and 6GB. The issues Kogan faced initially were due to the amount of people all joining up at the same time. This has mostly died down and the delays and customer services issues discussed on alot of the fourms are alot better now then they were at launch.

  • +5 votes

    It's 5GB, not 5G.

    • +11 votes

      may be couple years later we will see 5G & 50GB

  •  

    Looks good with $10 internation rates are very good.

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    There $15 and $30 recharge plans are good as 365 day expiry, good for people uses sms alerts for there security system, if they add a gsm module to it, they dont need to connected to a land line.

  • +4 votes

    Looks better than the Kogan offer for me - as the International calls @ 10c a minute makes up for the increased $6 premium monthly price

    • +2 votes

      Exactly, if you need to call overseas, this is a better plan than Kogan.

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    Data looks like it's charged per MB

    • +3 votes

      Found below in Q&A.

      How is my data measured?
      The data supplied with your ALDImobile service is measured in Megabytes, which means if your internet session transfers 490 Kilotbytes (about 0.49MB) of data, then an entire megabyte is counted.

      If you are on a PAYG plan, and find you are going through your plan value too quickly from data usage, consider upgrading to our Unlimited plan, which has 5GB data allowance, or buying a 2GB Data Bolt-on for your PAYG plan.

  • +6 votes

    This is much better than Kogan, as apparently (according to their website images) it works on both Tomato Sauce and Coke Bottles shaped phones (but only if you pull a stupid face)

    oh and they have an extra bargain
    PAYG is - 12c / min or 24c for 2 min…. thats ozBargain maths right there :)

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      regarding that 24c for 2 mins, in the critical information summary, it speaks of the rate as a standard 2 min call is 24c.. does this mean calls are going to be charged at a 2min block? doesnt seem to be any mention of calls charged by the second or 30 seconds etc.

      • +1 vote

        All providers now have to specify the cost of a 2 minute call and a text message in the deal. It makes it easier to compare plans.

        • +1 vote

          thanks for that, do you know if this is billed per 30sec? or each second? or minute?

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          it makes it more complicated actually…

    • +4 votes

      It is a bottle of cola, not Coke.

      Don't want the Lawyers getting upset.

  • +1 vote

    Hmmm could be useful to put in a mobile phone GPS tracker for the car lol

    • +2 votes

      tpg's payg $1/month might be better for that. 50mb per month included

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      yea i am think about putting it on alarm system (on $15 /year) :)

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        really cheap, where you will go?

  •  

    This could be a better deal than Kogan's given the international calls component.

  • +1 vote

    1+ for international credit well worth it for me

    • +12 votes

      it's true that it has less data but it includes $10 international/premium services, which can be useful for some.

  • +1 vote

    There is no flagfall on the"Pay as you go" to national call, good for short phone call.

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    What are the actual 3G internet speeds comparison for Kogan and Aldi?

  • +1 vote

    The low usage/365 day expiry pack is good value for occasional users. A negative is no international roaming though.
    For other than low users, Kogan's a better deal.

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    I want to know if their speed is limited to 7.2Mbps like Kogan's
    I wonder what's happening to Boost mobile. I heard their speed was full 21Mbps but no updates from them :/

    btw good deal for people who call international numbers often. 10 cents per min without connection fee is bloody good

  • +1 vote

    What speeds can we expect? is it speed limited like kogan to 7.2mbps? anything less and its not worth it.

  •  

    Fair deal….

  • -2 votes

    if international calls realy matter
    http://www.tpg.com.au/mobile/plans.php
    heavy plan

    1000 Included Value^

    Calls to Standard Australian Numbers (includes 13/18)
    Calls to International Numbers

    1k of international calls

    even the medium plan has 550 worth of international calls (included with ur normal call too)

    • +2 votes

      Are they Telstra carrier?

    • +2 votes

      With a flag fall of 35c and rate of up to 20 times more than aldi plan. No
      http://www.tpg.com.au/mobile/idd/talk_text/A#stdintl_rates

      •  

        much of a muchness really.. yes TPGs international rates are higher.. however you get ALL of your cap to use them.

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          Well if you use all your cap on international call, what are you going to use for national calls?
          The national call rate is also much higher as well.

  • +1 vote

    Does anyone know if this can be tethered?

    Because it's cheaper than telstra data with the 3g dongles if you're stuck using that for internet temporarily and telstra is the only coverage in your area.

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      I second your question - this is a critical point for me too

    • +4 votes

      My understanding is that unless you are using iOS devices the telco cannot stop you tethering. Happy for clarification if someone knows better (though I can't see how they could stop you).

      Note that the data is likely to be rate limited as compared to Telstra.

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        That is correct Bruce

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        Alternatively you can buy Telstra Uno from Coles for $29 and use it for tethering, but I am not sure if it still available in Coles.

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        I was not aware of this. So if you have an iPhone, you can just buy any cheap phone that does tethering and use that as your modem? Or maybe even a 3g dongle and just put that sim in.
        I thought they had some way of blocking tethering for all mobile devices

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          Yes for the phone(I will assume android phone) but not for 3G dongle because you can only connect this to a computer(and some router). The other option is to buy pocket wifi but this might cost you as much as a new cheap phone.
          If you insist using iPhone there is another way which require Jailbreak.

        • +1 vote

          I thought they had some way of blocking tethering for all mobile devices

          Data is dta, it is hard to work out where it came from or how. Apple puts special built in hooks into iOS to make the telcos happy and encourage them to push the iPhone.

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          It can be done via IMIE checks, key word being can.

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          vaya does it

    • +1 vote

      Check the coverage since this is using only part of Telstra Network not all, ie 97% population. You dont want to be in those 2% population which is not in the "Part of Telstra Network"

      • +1 vote

        My understanding is that the part they aren't using is LTE and (pretty much) all LTE areas will be covered by GSM and UMTS. Happy for someone to correct me though.

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          <deleted> edit: I was wrong, misread the maps, please ignore!

  •  

    The plans seems similar to amaysim…

    •  

      Except that Amaysim's As You Go plan does include unlimited standard national access to social networks like Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, MySpace, eBay and Foursquare. Does anyone know if Kogan or Aldi offer a similar thing?

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        And Amaysim is using Optus Network instead of Telstra so the coverage area and speed might be different on each area.

      •  

        who needs amaysim when there is vaya?
        same Optus network
        unlimited national calls
        unlimited national and international sms
        4gb of data (charged per kb)
        and 100$ for international calls
        all comes for 29$ a month

        • +3 votes

          Those of us who spend <$5 a month on actual call/SMS costs

    • +1 vote

      The plans are way better than Amaysim, who are starting to look expensive

  •  

    Just to add my experience on Kogan, as I know that lots of people have had a challenging time getting ported.
    I ordered my SIM in late January. They delayed delivery a couple of times, communicating by email that it was due to provisioning problems.
    Finally it arrived yesterday. Activated it at about 10:30pm last night, and it ported (from Telstra) by about 8:30 this morning. - Very impressed.
    Download speed appears to be excellent - about 4Mbps.

    So far so good…

    • +1 vote

      4Mbps seems decent.
      I'm worried about data being counted per MB :(

      •  

        My Telstra prepaid to Kogan literally took 5 minutes.

  1. jv on 06/03/2013 - 10:16
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