ALDI has sold plenty of cheap gadgetry over the years, including tablets. Its latest rumoured move will see it launch into the competitive Mobile Virtual Network Operator space, reportedly reselling Telstra coverage in the same style as Kogan Mobile. How well will that work out?
Ausdroid reports on ALDIMobile, which launches next week but is teased in this week's catalogue. There's no explicit word on which network ALDI will be leapfrogging on, but discussion on Whirlpool suggests that it will be reselling Telstra capacity, putting it head to head with Kogan Mobile in the reseller space.
ALDI will also sell a pair of budget handsets as well as mobile network access. For the budget crowd, there's a $19.99 Onix 1.77" dual sim feature phone, and for those wanting something just a little bit fancier, a $199 4.5" Android 4.1 Dual SIM smartphone with a rather low 960x540 resolution. Both phones are listed as unlocked, and the Bauhn's 850/2100MHz 3G coverage would suit either Telstra or Vodafone from a network perspective.
That being said, there's no official confirmation from ALDI at this stage, and you're rather spoilt for choice in both the MNVO and cheap handset categories. Would you buy a budget phone and plan while you're picking up your cheap cabbages?
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