Red Bull Mobile Goes The 'Unlimited' Route With Plans

Energy drink Red Bull announced its plans to launch a mobile service running off Vodafone's network late last month, and now its pricing details have been revealed, with an all-you-can eat model for its main access plans.

Each of the Red Bull Access plans included unlimited calls to Australian mobile and landline numbers and unlimited texts, as well as (more unusually) 1300 and 1800 numbers. Voicemail access is also free, and there's a decent chunk of data with each recharge.

A $10 recharge gets 7 days of access and included 750MB. $20 gets 15 days and 1.5GB, $39 runs for 30 days and includes 4GB, $75 goes for 60 days and includes 8GB of data. For $365, you get 365 days of access plus 5GB of data each month, which is one of the cheapest all-year offers we've seen. If you want to make international calls or send international texts, you can purchase a $15 or $25 bolt-on plan, which remains available until your main credit expires.

Red Bull is also offering the HTC Cha Cha Android phone for $239 outright, which is $60 cheaper than when Vodafone launched it (though Vodafone has dropped its price since then). All up, it's better value than we were anticipating, although the usual cautions about whether Vodafone is reliable enough as a provider apply.

Two other points to note in the T&Cs: data usage is calculated in 250KB increments, and the connection "must not be used on peer-to-peer file sharing services". Mobile broadband is obviously not a sensible way to access torrents anyway, but that's a slightly annoying restriction. Thanks George D for the tip!

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Comments

    One point wrong in this article, Red Bull will be selling the HTC Cha Cha form MORE than Vodafone.
    Vodafone now sells the Cha Cha on Pre-paid for $199 or $179 online (http://shop.vodafone.com.au/mobile-details/htc-chacha-black)

      Thanks for pointing that out, have updated the post.

    The website says, that you get a free $75 recharge when you buy the Cha Cha through Red Bull mobile before 29th sept

    I believe Amaysim is still better value. Similar pricing, but the credit last for a longer time.
    Not to mention that you are not relying on the Vodafail network! "All you can eat" is never good value if you can't get at the food.

    I am going to wait for Mother or V to bring out phone plans instead.

      Nah i'm gonna wait for Rockstar!

    So you get unlimited calls & SMS, and 5GB/mo for $1/day? Without a contract? That eats Vodafone's own $45/mo infinite plan for lunch!

    and thanks Dave L for prompting me to look up Amaysim. Decisions decisions...

    *waits for own Vodafone contract to end*

      Vodafone's $45 Infinite plan included an SGS2 on a 24 month contract, for $0 extra.

      Just remember, you get what you pay for..

      I got off Vodafail in January and am now a happy Telstra customer. No going back, ever!

    This offer means the phone comes outright though doesn't it... does Vodafone have the same situation?

    They need to swithc from Vodafail to Telstra network

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