Aldi Mobile removes "unlimited" pre-paid plan

Low cost MVNO Aldi Mobile is no longer offering an "unlimited" pre-paid plan

Low cost MVNO Aldi Mobile is no longer offering an "unlimited" pre-paid plan, less than a month after it halved the original monthly data allowance on the plan from 5GB to 2.5GB.


The $35 bolt-on plan remains the same price, but has been renamed to "Aldi Mobile $35 plan", rather than unlimited.

It now includes up to 2500 minutes of voice calls, up to 2000 SMS messages, and up to 500 MMS messages per month. The 2.5GB data limit remains intact, though that was cut from 5GB in October.

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 removal of the unlimited plan comes just three months after the MVNO struck a deal directly with Telstra wholesale, following the collapse of original wholesale provider ispONE.

Aldi Mobile's $35 plan is no longer
Aldi Mobile's $35 plan is no longer "unlimited".

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.

ispONE 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: WhistleOut

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Ross Catanzariti

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I was a customer for Aldi Mobile for one month. During this month the unlimited plan I paid $35 for changed not once but twice, to the now $35 plan which I was not notified of untill I had exceeded the limit. At the end of the month I was unable to recharge my service as I had breached the 'acceptable use policy'. I couldn't get in contact with a representative via phone without having to wait on hold for 15 mins of more so I sent in a 1 page email explaining how I had been unfairly dismissed. I recieved a phone call in 24 hours from a complaints manager who told me he would not reconsider allowing me to renue my plan and didn't even bother to read my email or consider my circumstances. Aldi Mobile is a rip off and perfect example of poor customer service and false advertising. It's like buying a red shirt and coming home to see it changed to a black one, then not being able to get a refund. Bottom line: You can't change something that's been paid for!

Justin Brady


What a bloody joke! I would take them to the telecommunications ombudsman



I left Aldimobile (Unlimited) after one month.What a joke...telecommunications ombudsman MUST investigate.Typical RIP-OFF. Customer Services non existing and advertising is a FALSE too. Amaysim is THE contrast to Aldi their service is excellent!



I have to agree with above post. I have been with Amaysim for 2 years and in the telecommunications area their service has been the best I have come across (admittedly I have had to call on them only a very few times). Price is great at $39 unlimited calls and text. Thought it would be too good to be true when I signed up but have not had any value cut from service in 2 years.

C Gammidge


I have voucher no. 9223426247 for mobile 0408605205 and after weeks of trying to get your system to authenticate and recharge the phone I give up. please find someone who has half a bloody brain to get it right and recharge my phone

C J Gammidge



I joined Aldi pre paid when it was 5 Gigs data, within two months it was reduced to 2.5 gigs then two months later it was reduced to 1 gig. They blamed Telstra each time I complained.
I left and went to Amaysim. Optus coverage is very good and I live in the country. It also comes with 4 gigs data. Bye Bye Aldi.



F*** aldi you scumbags.I hope you go bust you damn tight a****. Amaysim rules.



it is hardly a surprise that Aldi have to do this, they use the Telstra Network, which means they pay telstra for your access to the network, and they are also in contest to Telstra and thier baby company Boost (owned and operated by Tesltra, read the fine print on the website)

I own a Aldi sim, and I learned the hard way that Telstra DOES NOT ALLOW Aldi full access to their networks, I was forced to use a Boost prepaid out on my work site because despite good Telstra Coverage, only Telstra owned sims will work.
so my Aldi - Telstra sim was limited to start with, I do not blame Aldi for this, and those people who attack Aldi over this, need to grow up and realise that Telstra have the monopoly in this country, if any one is to blame, it is Telstra. NOT Aldi



Are you for real? Aldi takes our money, aldi cuts our service, aldi is to blame.

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