Vodafone looks like being the hot mobile provider in the lead up to Christmas with the release of their new “Infinite” mobile phone plans. Most mobile providers currently have some form of unlimited plan, but none of them do it for only $45 per month!!
The entry level Infinite plan is indeed only $45 per month – a significantly cheaper monthly access fee for an unlimited plan than any other provider in the Australian mobile industry. It will be interesting to see how Optus responds to this move and whether Telstra will change any of their plans in order to become more competitive.
Mobile Phones on the Infinite Plans
There are differing contract lengths to choose from (more details below), so mobile phones on the Vodafone website will give you a price for a 12 month contract and for a 24 month contract. There are some great phones available on these plans by:
Some of the popular mobile phones currently are the Apple iPhone, Samsung Galaxy S, Nokia N8, Nokia N97 Mini, Sony Ericsson X10 and the HTC Legend just to name a few.
Each plan comes with unlimited data usage on the most popular social networking sites like Facebook, Twitter, MySpace and LinkedIn. Just remember to access these sites through their mobile access sites eg m.facebook.com and m.myspace.com etc. The $45 Infinite plan comes with 1GB of data, the $65 Infinite plan comes with 2GB of data, the $85 plan comes with 3GB of data and the $100 Infinite plan comes with 4GB of data.
Also of note on the Vodafone Infinite plans, there is additional credit to cover some services which are sometimes not covered under an unlimited plan. For example – on the $45 infinite plan you get $45 of credit to cover voicemail and calls to 13 and 1800 numbers. On the $65 infinite plan you get $65 of credit to cover voicemail and 13/1300/1800 numbers as well as international voice and video calls. Click here (and scroll down) to see all the inclusions and exclusions on each plan.
Worth a notable mention is the fact that on the $100 infinite plan you get 13/1300/1800 calls and voicemail included in your unlimited call quota. You can use other services for your $100 of credit.
The Vodafone Infinite plans come with three options of contract lengths (fortunately Infinite is not one of them ) :
- Month to month
- 12 months
- 24 months
It’s good to see the no long term contract option included in this mix as well as options for getting mobile phones on either 12 or 24 month contracts. Smartphones and iPhones have also been included as subsidised handsets with these Infinite plans. Click here to see more information about contract options.
The Vodafone Infinite plans definitely set the benchmark for mobile phone deals with unlimited calls and sms. Check through the plans and options to see which one suits your usage the best. If you want to get a new handset on one of these plans, don’t wait long before ordering it online as there is the potential for stock shortages in the lead up to Christmas on some popular phone models.