Is Vodafone’s New $30 Prepaid Cap Worth It?

Vodafone’s newly-announced $30 Cap has potential appeal if you’re a heavy text user, since it offers unlimited texting to Australian numbers even if your credit runs out. However, it doesn’t do so well on the data front.

The $30 recharge gets you infinite text to Australian numbers, and Vodafone’s announcements makes a point of highlighting that it works even if you haven’t topped up your credit. You also get $450 in credit for use on other services, though for use at Vodafone’s higher call rates (90 cents per minute plus a 40 cent connection fee). Using the soon-to-be-compulsory measure of how many two-minute calls you can make, that works out at 250, or eight or so a day.

What’s less appealing about this plan is the relatively skimpy 200MB data inclusion, especially as excess data is charged at $2 per megabyte. With that pricing, rivals such as Amaysim or Red Bull look like better value; our Planhacker guide to unlimited prepaid has other alternatives.


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