Vodafone has extended its range of postpaid mobile phone plans, with a new Infinite range offering unlimited calls to Australian numbers and fairly reasonable data allowances.
On sale from tomorrow, each Infinite bundle includes unlimited calls and texts for Australian mobile and landline numbers, and unlimited mobile phone access to Twitter, Facebook and Foursquare. The $45 plan includes 1GB of data, the $65 has 2GB, the $85 had 3GB and the $100 has 4GB. The $45 plan also includes $45 of credit for other charges (such as international calls and voicemail), with the same matching pattern across each other plan (e.g. the $100 has $100 of credit.) The plans will be available on month-to-month, 12 and 24 month contracts; in practice, the only logical reason to sign a contract would be if a handset was included. Vodafone says it will make the new plans available across its smart phone range.
Offering unlimited Australian calls on cap mobile plans isn’t new, but the $45 entry plan for the Infinite is the cheapest I can recall on a mainstream carrier. Vodafone isn’t ditching its existing range of cap plans, but for most users, the cheaper Infinite plans probably represent better value. As ever, network coverage is a consideration, but the ability to sign up on month-to-month plans certainly makes this an appealing offer to consider for smart phone users. (One caveat to watch for: voicemail access charges.)