Australia has three national mobile operators, Telstra, Optus and Vodafone which offers all telecom solutions. The Telstra is the largest mobile operator and offers data services on 3G and 4G. The Optus is second largest mobile operator which also offer data service on both 3G &4G while Vodafone, being third mobile operator, is yet to start 4G services.
Mobile Virtual Network Operators (MVNO) model is also prevailing in Australia and these MVNO doesn’t have their own network but have bulk access to main mobile operators at wholesale rates and may offer the services at discounted rates to customers in retail.
Telstra: If you have your own gadget and want the SIM only then Telstra have four types of data packs starting from 250MB for $5 to 8GB for $60 per month.
ALDI Mobile: This MVNO has unveiled data plan just few months back and a plan of $35 which offer 5GB data along with unlimited voice, voicemail, SMS and MMS. The plan has 30 days expiry If we compare with Telstra, this plan is somehow cheaper but $6 more expensive than Kogan Mobile’s unlimited plan.
Bendigo Bank Telco: This MVNO has four data plans which are cheap as compared to other plans offered by other MVNO or Telstra. This MVNO offer 2GB data plan at $22.95 and highest data plan of 15GB at just $59.95 per month.
Boost Mobile: This MVNO offers a whole pack of voice, text and data. The plans looks little costlier but you will get unlimited voice call, SMS and MMS along with bundled data. The plans start from $10 for 500MB, $20 for 1GB and $30 for 3GB per month.
Kogan Mobile: This offer the ever cheapest data plans 2GB data plan just for $9.99 and 6GB for merely $29. The plan of $29 also offers you free unlimited voice calls, SMS and MMS.
Think mobile: For a moderate user, this MVNO has plan of 1GB for just $12 only, 2GB data plan for $20 and 3GB data for $30.
With the above info, we can see that the MVNO are offering services at discounted rates so you will avail the data network of Telstra, Australia but you will get services at discounted rates. For moderate user, Kogan mobile offer cheapest data plan and for heavy data user, data plan offered by Bendigo Bank Telco is the best and economical one.
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