The history of ALDI Mobile has been one in which data allowances for customers have been steadily reduced. So we’re somewhat surprised to learn that some plans are actually going to become a tiny bit more generous from November.
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Next month, the allowance on the $30 plan will go up to 1.25GB, while the $35 plan will receive 2GB. The $20 plan goes up marginally from 300MB to 400MB. ALDI Mobile users will also be able to make free calls to other ALDI Mobile customers. All other aspects of the plans remain unchanged. A new 30 day 1.5GB “data only” pack is also being introduced for $16.50
The changes are scheduled to kick in on 3 November, though the email sent to customers announcing the changes is a little weasel-like, and we wouldn’t be surprised to see the dates shift. The site detailing the alterations is also vague enough that it’s possible the cost of the plans will go up at the same time the allowances change. With ALDI Mobile, anything seems possible.
Despite the changes, our frank advice is to avoid ALDI Mobile. There are more generous data allowances elsewhere, and what’s on offer now is still a fraction of what the company offered when it launched. That’s not a healthy pattern. Thanks Mandy for the tip!