Dodo Xbox bundle: broadband and console from AU$60/month

Dodo is offering an Xbox bundle to attract new subscribers to its unlimited broadband offering.

Dodo is offering an Xbox bundle to attract new subscribers to its unlimited broadband offering.

(Screenshot by Nic Healey/CNET Australia)

The Dodo bundle includes a 4GB Xbox 360, a Kinect sensor, 24 months of Xbox Live Gold membership and three games — Disneyland Adventures and Kinect Adventures, plus either Halo 4 or Sesame Street, presumably based on how many kids are in the house.

You'll need to sign up for 24 months at AU$59.90 per month, and the minimum cost is AU$1437.60 over that 24 months. It's also worth noting that the AU$59.90 package is metropolitan only — those who live in regional areas will have to pay AU$69.90.

Dodo also has an AU$39.90 per month unlimited plan, which will give you a choice of either an Xbox game or a 12-month Xbox Live Gold subscription.

(Screenshot by Nic Healey/CNET Australia)

Interestingly, the promo for the bundle via the Xbox.com.au front page also lets you upgrade the console to the 250GB model for AU$99, but we couldn't find any mention of this on the Dodo pages.

So, is it worth it? Dodo has had a poor reputation in the past, but the most recent of the Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman (TIO) reports showed that complaints against Dodo have declined — not overly significantly, but they were down 4.7 per cent from the last period.

So that's AU$1536.60 for a 250GB Xbox with Kinect, two years of Xbox Live Gold, three games and an unlimited broadband plan for 24 months. It's not a bad offering, assuming that Dodo can continue its downward trend in the complaints department.

If any readers are Dodo customers, please offer your thoughts on the bundle in the comments below.

 

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