Lebara Mobile is the first Vodafone Mobile Virtual Network operator to introduce per KB data increments across its 30 day expiry prepaid mobile range.
Up till now the likes of Lebara and Hello Mobile who are both operating on the Vodafone 3G network have been servicing their customer’s data needs with per MB data increments. Whilst the data allowances have been growing, the network (3G) and the data increments (per MB) have stayed very static. Probably too static when you consider that most other MVNOs particularly those on the Optus network have jumped to the Optus 4G network with per KB data increments.
Lebara Prepaid Per KB Data Increments
Of the two, Lebara has this year been the more aggressive when it comes to data offers. Additional data has been added to all of the 30 day plans including the National, Mega and Unlimited plans. We now also have a 50% off your first 30 days starter kit as well as 2GB of bonus data. This week Lebara went one step further by changing the data increments from per MB to per KB, placing it in-line with Amaysim and Yatango prepaid providers who have also been very aggressive with their data allowances.
Let’s take a closer look at what these plans have to offer:
- Lebara National Plan $29.90 – Unlimited calls in Australia, unlimited TXT/MMS and 4GB with per KB increments. Excess data is 15c/MB and comes from your standard plan credit.
- Lebara Mega Plan $39.90 – Unlimited calls in Australia, unlimited TXT/MMS and 6GB with per KB increments. Excess data is 15c/MB and comes from your standard plan credit.
- Lebara Unlimited Plan $49.90 – Unlimited calls in Australia, unlimited TXT/MMS, unlimited calls to 60 overseas destinations and 4GB with per KB increments. Excess data is 15c/MB and comes from your standard plan credit.
What has been lacking from Vodafone MVNOs has been any announcement about a move to the Vodafone 4G network. I am sure there is serious pressure on Vodafone to open this up to its MVNOs. To date I am yet to see/read any announcement with a date range.