Aldi Has A 1 Year Mobile Plan For $249

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If you can make 42GB of data stretch for a whole year, or don't mind paying $15 for 2GB top-ups, Aldi has a pretty sweet deal going right now.

$249 for a whole year of unlimited calls and SMS hosted on Telstra's 4G and 3G mobile network isn't bad at all.

The "Super Pack" is a limited-time while-stocks-last kind of deal, so you might need to trek down to your local Aldi ASAP to snap one up - I'm eyeing it off for my teenage son, in all honesty - especially if it means he'll stop asking me for credit every two weeks.

Here's all the details on what you get:

  • Unlimited standard calls to national fixed lines and Mobiles (to other networks) including to 13, 1300 numbers
  • $0 calls to 1800 numbers
  • Unlimited standard National SMS (national to other networks)
  • $0 mobile calls and SMS to ALDImobile (ALDImobile to ALDImobile)
  • Unlimited standard National MMS (national)
  • 42GB data included for use at any time
  • $15 for 2GB (where you have a Data Add-on) - there's a maximum of 62GB at any one time, and it will all expire within the year.
  • 5c/MB (charged from your PAYG credit if available, if you have no included data credit or Data Add-on credit)
  • $0 call connection fee (national calls)
  • $0 voicemail retrieval or deposit

Here's what you don't get:

Overseas use. Business use. Anything outside of the standard "acceptable use policy".

Any MMS that includes Video or Audio is charged at $1 and is taken from your Pay As You Go (PAYG) credit. You don't get calls or video MMS, SMS/MMS to international numbers, satellite numbers, and premium "19" numbers. Any MMS that includes Video or Audio is charged at $1 and is taken from your Pay As You Go (PAYG) credit.

If you want to make calls to International numbers, you will need to have Pay As You Go credit on your service to be able to make calls to international numbers. International roaming is available "to some selected countries", but Aldi are a bit sketchy on the details of exactly where. We are chasing this up and will update you as soon as possible.

It's also worth noting that the Super Pack can't be used on a Blackberry, "due to its operating system architecture".

Find out more about the deal here.

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