CMobile Mobile Plans

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CMOBILE is a new Australian mobile service provider with a real passion for ensuring its customers are given outstanding customer service and the best deal possible. CMobile offers no contract mobile plans using both the Vodafone 3G (CRed Plans)and Telstra 3G (CBlue Plans) networks. Plan range from your basic $0/mth through to unlimited mobile plans for heavy users.

Quick Summary – CMobile Mobile Plans

Product Call rate1 Flagfall TXT MMS Data Call Cap/Credit Network Calls Voicemail Extras Value Charges Charges
C Red – Casual 12c 0c 12c 75c 2c/MB 12c $20 Starter Credit Required. Min annual spend $20. Data charged p/MB. $4.90 for sim kit. 24c/0 calls $0/mth Buy CRed Now!
C Red – $9.90 15c 0c 15c 75c 150MB $15 Calls/TXT Unlimited 15c Excess data 5c/MB, charged p/10KB. $4.90 sim kit 30c/33 calls $9.90/mth
C Red – $19.90 15c 0c 15c 75c 500MB $45 Calls/TXT Unlimited 10c Excess data 5c/MB, charged p/10KB. $4.90 sim kit 30c/150 calls $19.90/mth
C Red $29.90 15c 0c 15c 75c 1GB $75 Calls/TXT Unlimited 10c Excess data 5c/MB, charged p/10KB. $4.90 sim kit 30c/250 calls $29.90/mth
C Red – $39.90 0c Unlimited Unlimited 2GB Unlimited Calls/TXT Unlimited Unlimited Excess data 5c/MB, charged p/10KB. $4.90 sim kit Unlimited calls $39.90/mth
C Red $59.90 0c Unlimited Unlimited 4GB Unlimited Calls/TXT Unlimited Unlimited Excess data 5c/MB, charged p/10KB. $4.90 sim kit Unlimited calls $59.90/mth
C Blue – $14.90 15c 0c 15c 75c 150MB $15 Calls/TXT 15c 15c Excess data 25c/MB charged p/10KB. $4.90 for sim kit. 30c/50 calls $14.90/mth Buy CBlue Now!
C Blue – $19.90 15c 0c 15c 75c 500MB $22.50 Calls/TXT 15c 15c Excess data 25c/MB charged p/10KB. $4.90 for sim kit. 30c/75 calls $19.90/mth
C Blue -$29.90 15c 0c 15c 75c 800MB $37.50 Calls/TXT 15c 15c Excess data 25c/MB charged p/10KB. $4.90 for sim kit. 30c/125 calls $29.90/mth
C Blue – $39.90 15c 0c 15c 75c 1.5GB $52.50 Calls/TXT 15c 15c Excess data 25c/MB charged p/10KB. $4.90 for sim kit. 30c/175 calls $39.90/mth
C Blue $49.90 15c 0c 15c 75c 1.5GB $75 Calls/TXT 15c 15c Excess data 25c/MB charged p/10KB. $4.90 for sim kit. 30c/250 calls $49.90/mth
C Blue $59.90 15c 0c 15c 75c 3GB $90 Calls/TXT 15c 15c Excess data 25c/MB charged p/10KB. $4.90 for sim kit. 30c/300 calls  $59.90/mth

Sim Only Mobile Review – CMobile Mobile Plans (May 2015)

CMobile, the latest mobile offer to launch using both the Telstra 3G and revamped Vodafone 3G+ networks is now live and taking orders. Reading through the website we have the same old promise of not ripping customers off etc and I am sure like every other mobile plan provider, CMobile has every intention of making good on that promise. What about the plans and the pricing? CMobile has launched with two sets of plans, the CRed and the CBlue BYO Mobile Plans. The CRed plans use the Vodafone network and start with the Casual plan which has call rates of 12c/min, no flagfall, 12c TXT and 2c/MB. This plan has no inclusions and a requirement that you spend a minimum of $20 per year. In fact your first $20 is taken upon sign up along with $4.90 for the SIM card. This could be a great offers for customers who need their phone only occasionally. In addition to the CRed Casual plan, CMobile also offers CRed $9.90 with $15 credit (50, 2 min calls), unlimited CMobile calls, 15c/min call and TXT rate. 150MB data included and excess data is 5c/MB with p/10KB charges.

From here, the price per minute for calls starts to drop offering you greater value. CRed $19.90 gives you $45 in calls/TXT with a call rate of 15c/min. This equates to some 150, 2 min calls. Data allowance is higher at 500MB and you still get unlimited calls to CMobile. Next step up is the CRed $29.90 plan with $75 in calls. Also at 15c/min you get 250, 2 min calls, unlimited CMobile calls and 1GB of 3G data. CRed has two unlimited offers, the first at $39.90 includes unlimited local calls and messaging plus 2GB for $39.90 plan. The second for $59.90 offers much the same but data is 4GB. Data increments for all but the CMobile Casual plan is p/10KB which is pretty good with excess charged at 5c/MB. All CMobile Red customers (excludes the PAYG option) can call other CMobile Red customers for free.

Access to part of the Telstra 3G network is through the CBlue Plans and as you would expect offer much less in call and data value. Depending on where you live this could be important but if you live in a capital city and have tried Vodafone recently without any issues, then the extra cost of Telstra might not be worth it. With speed restriction lifted, the network access is almost as good as NextG but equal in performance.

Call rates for the CBlue plans is fixed at 15c/min, with 15c TXT and 25c/MB charged p/MB.

The CBlue Starter plan is $14.90/mth with $15 in credit and 150MB data. Total 2 minute calls is 50. As a Telstra plan it is OK and fares better than a similar plan from ThinkMobile for $15 and $100 in calls ($2.38 for a 2 min call).

With the CBlue $19.90 you get $22.50 in calls and 500MB. Total 2 minute calls is 75. Think Mobile has a $25 plan with $250 in calls which equates to 105, 2 min calls. Step up from here and you have the CMobile CBlue $29.90 plan with $37.50 in calls and 800MB. This plan equates to 125, 2 min calls and at this stage you could also compare this with Telstra prepaid. The Telstra Prepaid Freedom offers $250 credit (115, 2 minute calls) and 1.3GB.

CMobile also offers the CBlue $39.90 with $52.50 in calls and 1.5GB. Total 2 min calls on offer here are 175. Think Mobile has an equivalent offer at $45/mth which offers $400 in call value (168, 2 min calls). You can also compare it to a $50 recharge on Telstra Prepaid Freedom with $1000 in calls (460, 2 min calls) and 2.5GB (NextG or 4G). CMobile has the CBlue $49.90 which has $75 in call value and 1.5GB and finally the latest inclusion is the $59.90 offer with $90 in calls/messaging (300, 2 min calls) and 3GB of data.

At some levels the CMobile Telstra plans are competitive but overall they do fall a little behind Telstra directly which I think is a bit of a shame given the limitations in coverage (minimal really) and speed (could be significant if you have a 4G smartphone). Overall however CMobile plans are a great alternative to other offers using part of the Telstra 3G network.

1: Call rate per minute.  ^Rates charged per 30 secs.  2: Cost of a 2 Min Call + Number of 2 min calls with credit provided.

More details

Product CRed CBlue
Network Vodafone 3G Network Telstra 3G Network
Summary Low – mid level users
Activation Charges $4.90 sim kit $4.90 sim kit
Cost of 2 Min Call 20c – 30c 30c
Data p/MB 2c/MB – 5c/MB 5c/MB
Data Increments Per MB for casual, p/10KB others p/10KB
International TXT/MMS 25c/75c 20c/75c
13/1300/1800 10c – 15c 15c
Calls within Network Unlimited Unlimited
International roaming Yes Yes
Video Calls1 $1/min $2.50/min + 50c flagfall
Contact Phone 1300 545 000
Website www.cmobile.com.au