Aldi Mobile slashes data allowance on unlimited plan

Aldi Mobile has halved the monthly data allowance on its unlimited pre-paid plan from 5GB to 2.5GB

Low cost MVNO Aldi Mobile has halved the monthly data allowance on its unlimited pre-paid plan from 5GB to 2.5GB, just two months after the collapse of original wholesale provider ispONE.

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The Aldi Mobile Web site currently advertises the changes on its Web site, saying it has "a new unlimited plan".

The plan remains the same price at $35 per month, but the data allowance has been slashed from 5GB to 2.5GB. Unlimited voice and SMS inclusions remain intact.

Aldi Mobile's two pay as you go plans, $15 and $30, along with its $15, 2GB data-only plan for tablet devices both remain without any changes.

The cuts to data inclusions on Aldi's unlimited plan come just two months after the MVNO struck a deal directly with Telstra wholesale, following the collapse of original wholesale provider ispONE.

Aldi's new unlimited plan, as shown on the MVNO's Web site.
Aldi's new unlimited plan, as shown on the MVNO's Web site.

ispONE entered voluntary administration in August, effectively cancelling its contract to provide 3G mobile services to both Aldi Mobile and Kogan Mobile, the latter of which was forced to shut down as a result.

The company was one of the largest wholesale mobile providers in Australia and had been a customer of Telstra Wholesale for mobile products, as well as a broadband and a "relatively small number of fixed line voice products."

Aldi Mobile first launched in Australia back in March.

Hat tip: Gizmodo

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5 Comments

Simon

1

I think it is time that an official investigation into anti-competitive behaviour by Telstra is undertaken. The cost of mobile data is heading in the wrong direction compared to the rest of the world, and where companies are being forced to close their resold plans by the big Telco's, presumably because they are "too successful" with their tight margins, there is some serious questionable behaviour around.

Anyone know how we can get the ball rolling on an official review, either through a government body or via legal means?

Susan

2

Not unlimited calls or SMS any more either, cut that back to 2500 mins and 200 SMS. Just moved over to them because of their great plan and now they have changed the goalposts. Sick of losing things, they should be stuck to providing it for 6 months instead of luring us all over and then cutting all the benefits back.

Anthony Landy

3

Yes i used to buy 35 $ unlimited recharge card now you have to go online , i think aldi should remove themselves from mobile communications market and stick to the supermarkets.

One pissed off customer!!!...

Vince

4

Been with aldi for 4 months.. thought they were the best now am so pissed off about them.. they wont allow me to use the 35 bont on anymore because over a few days i used too many texts!! Seriously wtf..i just switched back to telstra.. bad move aldi.. dont ever use the mobile service its the worst.

troy

5

been with aldi for about six month and yes i was pissed off when we got the cut backs. but today's effects took the cake! when i was called by an aldi call center telling me that i had breached my daily mega byte of 400mb cap.....what a joke i'd expect this in a poor country but Australia, who would of thought one 700mb movie would cause this.....well see ya aldi = ABSOLUTELY LYING DECEPTIVE INBECILES

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