Changes coming to Aldi Mobile plans and network

Value Pack plans will get more data as a 5in Android phone launches

Sweeping changes are being made to AldiMobile with revised plans, improved network speeds and the launch of a 5in smartphone in the lead up to Christmas.

The low cost operator announced it will add more data to its ‘Value Pack’ prepaid plans. An extra 100MB, 250MB and 1GB will be added to the company’s $20 M, $30 L and $35 XL plans respectively. AldiMobile is also introducing a 1.5GB data pack at $16.50.

Calls and texts to other AldiMobile customers will also be free when the revised Value Pack plans come into effect on 3 November.

AldiMobile is a mobile network virtual operator (MVNO) of Telstra’s 3G network. The company claims it has ‘improved’ network and data speeds in an effort to promote Internet usage, but offered no other information.

Coinciding with the revised value plans is the launch of an Android smartphone developed by Bauhn. The Bauhn Sphere is a dual-SIM smartphone that operates on 2G/3G networks. It will be priced at $279, come with a “60 day satisfaction return policy” and a 1-year repair warranty.

Specifications on the Bauhn Sphere remain scarce. The smartphone has a 5in IPS display and a MediaTek 6582 1.3GHz quad-core CPU. The resolution of the display has not been disclosed.

The smartphone will run Android 4.4 KitKat, has 2GB of RAM, 32GB of internal storage and supports microSD cards up to 32GB. Powering the smartphone is a 1800 milliamp-hour battery.

Photos taken with the Sphere will be at 8 megapixels when taken with the rear camera, or at 2 megapixels if taken with the front camera.

The Bauhn Sphere will be offered “only while stocks last” as an ALdi special buy from Saturday, 1 November.

Bauhn Sphere (AHD5-114) specifications

• Dual SIM
• CPU: MT6582 Quad Core
• WiFi: 802.11 b/g/n
• 2G/3G Module:2G 850/900/1800/1900MHZ 3G: WCDMA850/ 900/2100MHZ
• Operating System: Android OS 4.4
• Display: 5.0" IPS
• RAM: 2GB
• Internal memory: 32GB
• Cameras: Front 2.0 MP, Rear 8 MP Auto Focus
• Built in GPS
• Supports Satellite Navigation GPS,A-GPS
• Micro USB
• Battery Life:1800mAh
• Support Micro SD card up to 32GB

Good Gear Guide is awaiting to hear a response from Aldi on the ‘improvements made to its network.

Join the Good Gear Guide newsletter!

Error: Please check your email address.

Tags ALDImobileSphereMVNOAldiAndroidKitKatBauhnTelstra

Our Back to Business guide highlights the best products for you to boost your productivity at home, on the road, at the office, or in the classroom.

Keep up with the latest tech news, reviews and previews by subscribing to the Good Gear Guide newsletter.
Tony Ibrahim

Tony Ibrahim

Good Gear Guide


Show Comments

Most Popular Reviews

Latest News Articles


GGG Evaluation Team

Kathy Cassidy


First impression on unpacking the Q702 test unit was the solid feel and clean, minimalist styling.

Anthony Grifoni


For work use, Microsoft Word and Excel programs pre-installed on the device are adequate for preparing short documents.

Steph Mundell


The Fujitsu LifeBook UH574 allowed for great mobility without being obnoxiously heavy or clunky. Its twelve hours of battery life did not disappoint.

Andrew Mitsi


The screen was particularly good. It is bright and visible from most angles, however heat is an issue, particularly around the Windows button on the front, and on the back where the battery housing is located.

Simon Harriott


My first impression after unboxing the Q702 is that it is a nice looking unit. Styling is somewhat minimalist but very effective. The tablet part, once detached, has a nice weight, and no buttons or switches are located in awkward or intrusive positions.

Featured Content

Latest Jobs

Don’t have an account? Sign up here

Don't have an account? Sign up now

Forgot password?