If you’re signing up for a new mobile phone contract and you’re not being offered some sort of streaming service subscription, you’re doing it wrong. Vodafone is now offering Stan subscriptions to customers on its postpaid Red plans.
One of the most popular offers from long-departed MVNO Crazy John’s was its offering of shared plans, where data and calling allowances were split between a couple or across a family. Vodafone (which bought out and killed off Crazy John’s) has now said it plans to reintroduce shared plans “soon”.
Telstra has always had stupidly expensive deals for roaming data and overseas calls on mobile plans. Do its new International Travel passes — which incorporate a bundle of options for a fixed period — improve that situation? Yes, but you can still do better.