Vodafone Hutchinson's clearly not that worried about overloading its mobile network if the new data caps it's just announced are any indication. The company, which claims it's now got 2.3 million Aussie customers using some kind of mobile broadband service (up a curiously specific 150.2% rise year on year, according to the press release) has announced increased data caps for contract customers on the Vodafone and Three networks.
At the cheap end of town, the $19 cap gets 100MB of included data (previously a hefty $2 per MB with no included data), the $29 cap quadruples its 50MB allowance to 200MB, $49 cap customers get 1.5GB and both $59 and $79 cap customers get 2GB.
As with all telco contracts there's slight variations for business, unlimited and combo cap customers, as well as differing call inclusions to weigh up, and naturally, a couple of stated pitfalls.
Existing contract customers? You're stuck with what you've got. New or upgrading customers? The new rules apply to 24 month contracts. As always, check the alternatives carefully (Lifehacker's excellent Planhacker columns are a great place to start) before signing on the dotted line.