|OneMobile – This sexy little SIM starter kit contains no credit – it’s just to whet your appetite for a solid session of communication. So pop this puppy into your phone, activate your SIM card and choose a plan at www.onemobile.com.au or phone 133 001. Then strap yourself in and ‘Let’s Get It On’. But hurry, once this little cherry is popped it expires in 30 days.|
|Product||Call rate1||Flagfall||TXT||Expiry2||MMS||Data||Call Cap/Credit||Voice mail
||Extras||2 Min Call3||More|
|Caps $19||90c||40c||30c||30||50c||30c/MB||$100 Credit + unlimited calls/TXT to One Mobile||30c^||Unlimited Facebook,
Data increments p/60KB
|$2.20/45 calls||Buy One Mobile|
|Caps $29||30||$200 Credit + unlimited calls/TXT to One Mobile||$2.20/90 calls|
|Low Riders $10||30c||30c||20c||30||50c||50c/MB||$10 Credit||Data increments p/60KB||90c/11 calls|
|Low Riders $20||30||$20 Credit||90c/22 calls|
|Ninja Thumbs20 $20||50c||40c||1c||30||50c||30c/MB||$20 Credit||Unlimited Facebook.
Data increments p/60KB
|Ninja Thumbs $30||30||$30 Credit||$1.40/21 calls|
|TT’s $10||30||20MB||20 mins to anyone + 20 mins to OneMobile + 20 Txt||Data increments p/60KB||10 calls|
|TT’s $20||30||50MB||50 mins to anyone + 50 mins to OneMobile + 50 Txt||25 calls|
|TT’s $30||180||100MB||100 mins to anyone + 100 mins to OneMobile + 100 Txt||50 calls|
|Da Bomb $40||30||2GB||Unlimited Calls & Txt||Unlimited Facebook/Twitter
Data increments p/60KB
|Prepaid Mobile Review – One Mobile (April 2012)
|One Mobile is not new to the mobile market. Within the call aggregation market they are one of Optus’ biggest clients. Might not mean much to the everyday customer but it does say that they do understand mobile and have their eggs in a few baskets ensuring they can provide services beyond the now.Their market is the under 25 mobile phone user. Facebook, Texting, regular contact with a circle of friends that is who One Mobile is after. The range launched yesterday aims to fulfill a void in the market where customers are looking for all of the facts with less of the confusing terms. I think they have a point here. Whilst some may see it as a controversial name, Cherry Popper is your sim starter kit and comes with no credit. You can then recharge with a $19 or $29 Cap each giving you $100 and $200 in calls respectively. With the $19 Cap you get about 45, 2 minute calls plus unlimited Facebook usage. Texts are 30c each and all credit lasts for 30 days. You also have unlimited calls to One Mobile.If you want cheaper calls, you can then look at the two Low Rider recharge options. A 2 minute call will cost you 90c but the credit with a $10 recharge is just $10. Texts are 20c and credit lasts for 30 days. Data for this recharge options is 50c/MB GPRS billed per 60KB. Unsure why this option wasn’t given 30c/MB like the Caps. 50c for me is on the high side given this recharge option is at the cheaper end of the scale when it comes to pricing.For those who text all day and night, you have the two Ninja Thumb options. There is a $20 and $30 recharge. Texts are just 1c each so you can go a little nuts with these options. Data is 30c/MB, you have unlimited access to Facebook and a two minute call with cost you $1.40. This plan offers a good combination of online and text options.Beyond these recharge options you move into the more premium end. TT’s give you minutes rather than call costs. $10 gives you 20 minutes plus 20 minutes to One Mobile, the $20 recharge increases the minutes to 50 and $30 to 100 minutes. Bonus text is also available as is a small amount of data. Unlimited Facebook would have been great here. Credit lasts for 30 days except for the $30 recharge which lasts for 180 days.The final recharge options is Da Bomb which at $40 (launched at $50) gives you 2GB data, unlimited local fixed and mobile calls plus unlimited social media. The original version had 3000 call minutes on offer, seems OneMobile could explain it better by calling the offer unlimited. Whilst it isn’t the most competitive prepaid unlimited offer, it is pretty good, but compare it form yourself. One Mobile uses the Optus network.
Zac from One Mobile tells me that he has done his research and these are the combinations and pricing that customers are looking for. There are certainly some good options here but time will show which market is actually drawn to these plans.One differentiating factor to consider is that recharging will be able to be completed directly from your phone via the One Mobile App. No mucking around with convenience stores etc. They are also looking to partner with vending machine operators for distribution of the starter kits.
|Product||Caps||Low Rider||Ninja||TTs||Da Bomb|
|Summary||A broad range of prepaid mobile offers with cap plans, unlimited and TXT based plans.|
|2 Min Call||$2.20||90c||$1.40||NA||Unlimited|
|International TXT/MMS||50c/75c||Not available|
|Calls within Network||Free||NA||NA||Free minutes||Unlimited|
1 – rate per minute. ^Charged in 30 sec blocks
2 – expiry period in days
3 – cost of a 2 minute call. Number of 2 minute calls made using credit provided to any network (excludes calls within network).
Where no minimum credit is indicated, $20 is used.