ALDI Mobile has just sent out a release confirming its pricing schedule for the ALDI Mobile phone service we wrote about yesterday morning.
ALDI Mobile will launch on the 6th of March using the same Telstra spectrum that Kogan Mobile uses, and presumably the same coverage map, which means it’s not-quite Next-G 3G speeds, but at a greatly reduced price. That could make a lot of sense if you’re not a heavy data user. There is also some utility in that 365 day pricing for the light user tier if you were giving a phone to a child or elderly relative and didn’t want to fuss about data at all.
There’s an obvious point of comparison here with the other Telstra MVNO, Kogan Mobile. Where ALDI’s value is a little better if you do want 365 day expiry, Kogan’s $29 deal offers 6GB of data to ALDI’s $35/5GB offering. Likewise, Kogan’s data-only product is a 30-day expiry $9.99 2GB product to ALDI’s $15/2GB plan.