Tagged With aldi mobile

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Contract phone plans are a bad deal: not only are you stuck with the same phone and network for two years, you often end up with smaller data and call allowances than with a no-contract prepaid or month-by-month deal. We've eliminated the also-rans and come up with one firm recommendation for the best value no-contract prepaid deal on each of Australia's mobile networks.

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ALDI Mobile is continuing its long history of reducing its data allowances while charging the same amount of money for its prepaid plans. From 1 April (no joke), its $35 prepaid plan will include just 1GB of data each month -- less than half the current 2.5GB allowance and just one-fifth of the 5GB it originally launched with.

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When ALDI Mobile changed the name of its "Unlimited" plan to "$35 Plan" last November, we suggested this was a good move to avoid incurring the wrath of the regulator, given the many limitations the plan included. It turned out the regulator was annoyed anyway, and now ALDI Mobile has signed a court-enforceable undertaking to make sure it doesn't repeat that kind of behaviour.

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Just how 'unlimited' are Australia's unlimited pre-paid mobile phone services? We compare the small print of each telco to see how much phone usage is actually permitted -- along with your chances of getting disconnected from the service if you overstep the mark.