ALDI Mobile Has Increased Its Data Allowances Again (Yes, Really)

Last month, ALDI Mobile surprised us by introducing a new plan with a vaguely decent data allowance. Now it is increasing the data allowances on most of its cheaper plans as well.

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From May 13, the $20 M plan will see its data allowance increased from 400MB to 700MB, and its SMS allowance raised from 300 messages to 50,000 messages. The $30 L plan sees data lifted from 1.25GB to 1.5GB and its SMS count raise from 2200 to 50,000, while the $35 XL plan sees data rise from 2GB to 2.5GB and the same SMS change (2200 up to 50,000). Existing ALDI Mobile customers will see the new allowance the next time their plan renews. There are no changes to the recently-introduced XXL pack or the bargain-basement $10 S pack (which has no data at all).

How does that compare with its rivals? ALDI's most direct competitor is Boost, which also uses Telstra's non-4G network. It charges $40 for a 3GB plan, which falls right in between ALDI's XL and XXL plans.

It's a welcome change from ALDI's prior history, which has been marked by repeated reductions in data offerings and stoushes with the ACCC over the meaning of the word "unlimited". That history -- and the fact it doesn't offer any 4G services -- means it's still not at the top of our list, but an increase in data allowances definitely beats a cut. Thanks Mandy for the heads-up!

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Comments

    So they are not still quite back to the initial data allowances they had before shafting their customers (me included still). But a step in the right direction.

    There is another competitor to Aldi, called lycamobile and in some ways it's a more relevant comparison than boost.

    Boost is owned by Telstra and as such doesn't have the coverage limitations that aldi, lyca and other telstra wholesale carriers have. These limits won't mean anything to someone living in the city, because you have to go pretty far out bush for them to take affect.

    Lycamobile now have a super saver bundle for $29.90 with unlimited calls & text and 2Gb data.
    http://www.lycamobile.com.au/en/bundle

    Last edited 06/05/15 2:58 pm

      Boost is owned by Boost. They are just supported by Telstra. Everyone makes this mistake. It was the same when they were supported by Optus. (I know some of the team from Boost)

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