A perennial complaint amongst smartphone users is that the data allowances are often stingy, but the market is gradually realising that downloads can matter just as much as voice allowances, especially if you’re planning to tether. Vodafone and 3 have slightly eased the pain for contract phone owners, increasing data allowances across its range of phone caps.
The full changes are detailed in the chart above. The $59 cap in this table is a $10-off promo version of the existing $69 cap, and will be sold at that price until November 25.
In recent weeks, we’ve seen Telstra increase data allowances for smart phone users as well, so this is a welcome trend.