Vodafone bolsters broadband caps

VHA has today released a new mobile broadband allowance on its Vodafone network, which puts daylight between its offering and that of its competitors Optus and Telstra.

(Credit: Vodafone)

VHA has today released a new mobile broadband allowance on its Vodafone network, which puts daylight between its offering and that of its competitors Optus and Telstra.

The tweaked mobile broadband caps will now include more data at each of the company's four pricing tiers, offering 1.5GB for AU$15 per month, 4GB for AU$29, 8GB for AU$39 and 10GB for AU$49 when customers choose a post-paid monthly commitment, with data calculated in 1MB increments.

For those who don't like to be tied in to contracts, the new caps can be taken on a month-to-month basis, though customers will have to bring their own modem or pay AU$79 for a new HSDPA USB modem.

These new plans offer much more data than is on offer from Optus and Telstra, especially when compared with the more expensive plans offered across the telcos.

For AU$55 per month, Optus customers will receive 7GB for the first 12 months of their contract, followed by only half of this allowance for every month thereafter.

In comparison, 10GB of data per month on the Telstra Next G network will cost customers AU$119.95, more than twice what Vodafone customers will pay for the same allocation on the new caps.

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