Vodafone $35 SIM Only Plan

Vodafone
 Total Price
$35 per month
 Value
$500
within Australia
Cost of a 2 minute standard national mobile call (incl. flagfall): $2.36
 Data
1GB
within Australia
extra 1GB blocks at $10 each
 Messages
Unlimited
standard national SMS within Australia
 Estimated Minutes
423 per month
WhistleOut estimate is based on average call length of 2 minutes, 0 SMS and 0 MMS per month*
 Contract
Monthly
 Fine Print
Depending on your usage, other fees and charges may apply, including early exit fees.
 Current Deal
Save up to $30
Hot SIM Only Offer Save $5 per month for the first 6 months with this Vodafone SIM only plan. Offer will be applied as a $5 credit to your Vodafone bill for the first 6 months you remain connected to the Eligible Plan.
Offer ends: 26 August 2014
$35/mth
Min. Total Cost: $30
for first month
Call Vodafone
1300 864 388

Plan Details

Key Points

Positives

  •  Voicemail included in usage allowance (within Australia)
  •  Video calls included in the included value (only available on phones that support video calls)
  •  13, 15 & 1800 numbers included in usage allowance
  •  You can make international calls as part of the monthly included value allowance
  •  Able to BYO phone
  •  Extra Data – Automatically get extra data for just $10 per extra 1GB

Features

  •  Included data allowance can be used for tethering
  •  Unlimited Standard national SMS within Australia

Vodafone Network Satisfaction - 30 Day Guarantee

Vodafone is now offering a 30 day Network Satisfaction Guarantee on all postpaid mobile services to ensure you are completely satisified with your network service. Within the first 30 days if there are network issues that cannot be resolved you can cancel your contract with no penalty fees - just pay for the credit you have used.


Included Usage

The following usage types are INCLUDED for use from your monthly usage allowance:

  • Local, National and International Calls
    • Standard national voice calls & video calls at standard call rates.
    • Calls to anyone on Vodafone at standard rates.
    • Calls from Australia to international numbers can be used from the monthly included value and are calculated at Vodafone's international calling rates.
  • Text & PXT® Messages National & Overseas:
    • Infinite Standard & International TXT
    • Standard national & international PXT, Video PXT, or PXT with TXT charged from included value.
  • Voicemail
    • Voicemail retrievals are charged at standard call rates. Voicemail deposits are free.
  • 13, 15 & 1800 numbers
    • 13 & 18 numbers: standard call rates apply
    • 15 numbers: dependant on service you are calling

Features & Benefits

Infinite Standard National & International TXT

You can send infinite standard national & international text messages as part of this plan.

International Calls & PXT

Use any portion of your monthly included value on international calls and picture messages when calling or messaging from Australia to overseas numbers.

Data Blocks

Extra data used over your monthly allowance is charged in 1GB blocks. A 1GB block will be automatically added to your plan and more than one data block can be added per month depending on how much data is used.

Free 24 Month Warranty - Selected Phones on Vodafone Plans

The repair warranty from Vodafone means that you are provided with FREE protection from the cost of repairing a defective device for 2 years from the date of purchase when you purchase the phone with a Vodafone plan / contract from Vodafone.

This warranty offer applies to new Apple, Nokia, Sony Ericsson, LG, BlackBerry, Samsung, HTC, Motorola and Huawei phones.

Network Coverage

4G is available to customers with a 4G device and an active prepaid recharge or Postpaid account with Vodafone Alerts and a 4G device. Go to vodafone.com.au/coverage to find out where.

Rates

Rates (for use within Australia) Cost
Standard flagfall $0.40 per call
Standard national voice call rate $0.98 per minute
Standard national text messages (SMS) $0.00 each
Standard national multimedia messages (MMS) $0.55 each
Standard video flagfall $0.40 per call
Standard national video call rate $1.47 per minute
Excess data rate extra 1GB blocks at $10 each

With the Infinite text option with this Vodafone plan you will not be charged for standard national SMS or for standard SMS sent from Australia overseas. If you choose the Infinite Vodafone to Vodafone calling option you will be charged 30c per SMS when your Included Value expires.

Data Packs

Description Cost Data Excess Contract
Up to 1GB Additional Data $10 per month 1GB - Monthly
Up to 2GB Additional Data $20 per month 2GB - Monthly
Up to 3GB Additional Data $30 per month 3GB - Monthly
Up to 4GB Additional Data $40 per month 4GB - Monthly
Up to 5GB Additional Data $50 per month 5GB - Monthly

Full Cost Breakdown

Description Upfront Monthly Comparison Total
(Projected over 24 months*)
 Plan $35 SIM Only Plan - $35.00 $840.00
 Data 1GB within Australia (included) - - -
 Messages Unlimited standard national SMS within Australia (included) - - -
 Current Deal Hot SIM Only Offer Save $5 per month for the first 6 months with this Vodafone SIM only plan. Offer will be applied as a $5 credit to your Vodafone bill for the first 6 months you remain connected to the Eligible Plan. - -$5.00
(For 6 months)
-$30.00
Grand Total $0.00 $35.00 $810.00
* Contract term is monthly - this total represents the estimated cost if you stayed for 24 months.

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More about Vodafone

Vodafone is one of the largest mobile telecommunications companies in the world, large enough to even contend with carriers such as Verizon or AT&T in the US, and currently has operations in 25 countries and partner networks in a further 42. It was the third licenced mobile provider in Australia where now more than 7.57 million customers are subscribed to Vodafone broadband and mobile plans on its GSM and 3G network that covers up to 94% of the Australian population (as of August 2009).

Over the past 12 months Vodafone has been busy replacing its entire data network Australia-wide, with over a thousand new sites added to the 850MHz network. This network upgrade comes in preparation for 4G network compatibility, and increases the existing 3G network service quality considerably.

Once all network upgrades are complete, Vodafone customers will be on Australia’s newest 3G network and can hopefully look forward to faster speeds and a more reliable service. Vodafone plans to commence upgrading to 4G in 2013, with planned mobile download speeds of up to 15x faster than the current 3G service. It's a promising sign that Vodafone will remain a viable contender in the Aussie mobile market.

Vodafone has its own chain of Vodafone branded stores at numerous locations around Australia. However, like with other providers it’s wise to check online if you’re in the market to buy, as Vodafone often offers internet-exclusive deals on their mobile and mobile broadband plans.

Vodafone’s Network Specs:

  • Technology: GSM
  • 2G Bandwidth (GSM): 900/1800MHz
  • 3G Bandwidth (HSDPA): 2100MHz

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