If you love your current mobile and love the freedom of a month to month contract, then the Vodafone Sim Only plans are made for you. Enjoy great value, on a month to month plan.
Vodafone Sim Only – Quick Summary
|Product||Call rate1||Flagfall||TXT||MMS||Data||Call Cap/Credit||Network Calls||Voicemail||Extras||Value||Charges||More|
|$30 Sim Only||Unlimited||Unlimited||500MB||Unlimited Calls/TXT/MMS and intern TXT/MMS||Unlimited||Unlimited||$5/day roaming in 47 countries. Excess data $10/1GB.||Unlimited Calls||$30||Buy Now!|
|$40 Sim Only||Unlimited||Unlimited||3GB||Unlimited Calls/TXT/MMS and intern TXT/MMS + 90 intern mins||Unlimited||Unlimited||Unlimited Calls||$40|
|Unlimited||Unlimited||7GB||Unlimited Calls/TXT/MMS and intern TXT/MMS + 1300 mins intern||Unlimited||Unlimited||Unlimited Calls||$50|
|$60 Sim Only||Unlimited||Unlimited||10GB||Unlimited Calls/TXT/MMS and intern TXT/MMS + unlimited to 10 countries + 1300 intern mins||Unlimited||Unlimited||Unlimited Calls||$60|
|$80 Sim Only||Unlimited||Unlimited||11GB||Unlimited Calls/TXT/MMS and intern TXT/MMS + unlimited to 10 countries + 1300 intern mins||Unlimited||Unlimited||Unlimited Calls||$80|
Our 10 destinations are China, India, USA, UK, NZ, Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia, Hong Kong and South Korea.
BYO Mobile Review – Vodafone Sim Only (July 2016)
The Vodafone Sim Only range supports 4G access and now comes with five unlimited plans starting at $30. The unlimited feature is standard across all plans and includes unlimited local calls, unlimited local TXT and MMS and unlimited international TXT and MMS.
Along with each of the Sim Only plans customer access Vodafone 4G data starting at 500MB and increasing to 10GB. Data increments are per KB.
An international call allowance is also available with the $40 Sim Only plan and each of plan following this one. 90 minutes of international call time comes with the $40 Sim Plan. The $50 Sim Plan comes with the same allowance plus unlimited calls to 10 international destinations. Take a step up to the $60 plan and your 90 minutes becomes 120 minutes plus you also are given access to the 10 unlimited destinations. The same offer is also available on the $80 Sim Only plan.
All plans now come with the $5 Roaming offer enabling you to pay your standard (ie Australian) call and data rates when traveling overseas, instead of the higher roaming rates we have all heard so much about. This roaming offer costs just $5 per day that you use your phone.
Data sharing is the new differentiator from Vodafone. With each plan that you add to your sharing account, Vodafone gives you access to 500MB bonus data. Up to 9 Vodafone Shared Plans allowed.
The real plus with these plans however and what Vodafone is hanging its hat on at the moment is the international roaming protection. For just $5/day you can take and use your local Australian sim card in 47 countries and only pay your local call and data rates. Vodafone is the first to offer such protection to its customers. The $5 only applies on the days that you use your phone. Customer service is also all local ie supported out of Australia.
Compared to the likes of Optus and Telstra these plans offer pretty good value. As an example, Optus has an entry level plan at $30 which offers unlimited calls/TXT/MMS and 1GB data. At $40 Optus offers unlimited local calls/TXT/MMS, 4GB data plus 150 minutes of international call time. At $60 Optus offers unlimited local calls/TXT/MMS and 8GB. An allowance of 300 international minutes is also included.
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.
|Product||Sim Only Plans|
|Summary||Low – High level users|
|Cost of 2 Min Call||Unlimited Calls|
|International roaming||Yes – $5/day|