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Voda, 3 launch new capped plans

Vodafone Hutchinson Australia will be launching new post-paid cap contracts on both its Vodafone and 3 Mobile brands, which will unify pricing across each network as well as offering deals to customers at the lower-end of the pricing spectrum.

From Thursday, Vodafone Hutchinson Australia will launch new post-paid cap contracts on both its Vodafone and 3 Mobile brands, unifying pricing across each network and offering some deals first to customers at the lower-end of the pricing spectrum.

Vodafone and 3 Mobile logos
(Credit: CBSi)

The new caps will range across standard price points (AU$29, AU$49, AU$69, etc), but all the new caps from AU$19 and higher will now include free unlimited calls to customers on the same network. The same caps will also offer the choice to use the entire calling allowance on international calls, unlike previously where only an allotted amount of the calling allocation could be spent on overseas calls before customers were charged beyond their contract amount.

Internet data is also considered in the new pricing structure, with customers choosing an AU$49 per month contract receiving data included alongside calling and messaging quotas. Customers who choose an AU$69, AU$79 or AU$99 contract will either receive more data to use each month or have the option to access unlimited BlackBerry web browsing and email if they use a compatible BlackBerry handset.

All the new caps on both Vodafone and 3 will also share a single call rate; 90¢ per minute charged in 1-minute blocks and with a 35¢ flagfall.

Per month
Included calls
Included data
Unlimited in-network calls
Extras
AU$19* AU$70 No No No
AU$29 AU$150 No Yes No
AU$49 AU$350 Yes Yes No
AU$69 AU$450 Yes Yes No
AU$79 AU$550 Yes Yes Unlimited SMS
AU$99 Unlimited Yes Yes Unlimited SMS

*The AU$19 cap is only available on the 3 network.

VHA is also targeting BYO customers in its pricing shuffle, with 3 and Vodafone both offering new SIM-only deals at the same time. SIM-only contracts can be 24 months, 12 months or on a month-to-month basis.

Per month
Included calls
Included data
Unlimited in-network calls
AU$20 AU$150 50MB Yes
AU$35 AU$350 250MB Yes
AU$55 AU$350 500MB Yes