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DSE: Vodafone Pre Paid Mobile Broadband Bundle $99 Includes 15GB Data

Posted By: normie, posted 2011/01/05 18:42
Vodafone Pre Paid Mobile Broadband Bundle $99 Includes 15GB Data with 365 expiry period. Cheapest i have seen this bundle, very handy if you are travelling around (vodafones coverage can be poor outside major areas tho).
Expiry date:2011/02/21
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  • Donkey2011/01/05 20:16:59
    The 365 day expiry on the data makes this a good buy in my opinion. 15 gig would last a fair while although I'm not that impressed by the subsequent top up expiry limitations. Still your getting the dongle + the data for about $100 less than you'd pay to get just 15 gig.
  • normie2011/01/06 22:02:44
    Donkey
    The 365 day expiry on the data makes this a good buy in my opinion. 15 gig would last a fair while although I'm not that impressed by the subsequent top up expiry limitations. Still your getting the dongle + the data for about $100 less than you'd pay to get just 15 gig.

    Most of the time now is seems to be cheaper just do buy a new dongle instead of actually recharging.
  • Rebekah762011/01/08 20:37:39
    Given that the cheapest we found a few months ago was 3 mobile - $149 for 12Gb with 12 months expiry - this is a fantastic deal. (esp since it includes the dongle)
  • normie2011/01/09 21:09:22
    Woolworths/Safeway will also have this same offer from Monday 10th Jan 2011.
  • vando2011/01/12 11:08:48
    Rebekah76
    - this is a fantastic deal. (esp since it includes the dongle)


    Unfortunately VF would have the worst reception/availability in Australia,(Especially where I live)

    The offer might only be a viable option if you lived near a VF tower, :eek:
  • ninkasi2011/01/14 11:04:10
    Yeah - a mate at work was *briefly* a Voda customer, but managed to cancel his contract as although he lives within 12km of the city, and is fully covered as far as Voda is concerned, he couldn't get service where he lived.

    I'd still consider the best balance of price versus coverage is Virgin. They use the Optus network, so coverage is good. Not as good as Telstra (so if you can afford the premium, then you would go with them), but is a close second and perfectly fine for most people. I'd get either the dongle (@$49) or wifi modem (@$99) and then the long expiration date prepaid topup *or* go the web special (first two months are free) post paid. With the special, for $19 per month you get 1.5Gb data. The contract goes for 12 months, but you pay for ten so the overall cost is $190 over the year. So more than Voda but 1) better coverage 2) 18Gb data allowance total 3) payment is spread out over the year and 4) there are no excess usage charges - if you use up the 1.5Gb one month you just get capped to 128Kbps for the next 250Mb before it stops working for the rest of that month. I guess in theory that means you actually have access to about 21Gb of data.... ;-)

    After the 12 months is up, you'd either go prepaid or toss the old modem and go onto a new plan... ;-)

    I have one of the older Virgin dongles, but I rarely use it now - mainly just tether my 'phone if I need to remotely access the internet via the laptop. My current plan comes with 1Gb of data that I rarely touch, and I'll soon be updating to one of the newer plans that gives me even more.

    Oooh - just checked then - Optus have updated their plans and they look interesting.... might submit a deal for them!
  • iheartsaving2011/01/18 17:13:07
    That's a great deal! I just recharged with dodo $139 for 15gig in peak time, but I already had the dongle. I was thinking about the 1gb per month plan for $19.90 with the mini netbook, but its over 24 months and I'm not really sure how much I use each month.
  • ninkasi2011/01/19 00:27:44
    If you do switch once the data is used up, you'd probably find Virgin to be better than Dodo, by the way, even though both are on the Optus network. Basically I suspect that Dodo are cheaper because they buy a set amount of bandwidth from Optus and oversubscribe. I tested a dodo sim last year and compared it with Virgin and found the coverage/signal strength was of course the same, but performance (eg download speed) to be very poor with dodo but fine with virgin - same dongle, same location, same computer, just swapping the sim in/out. Oh, and you'll probably be able to use the dodo dongle on Optus or Virgin as well.....
  • normie2011/02/02 19:59:16
    This deal is now back at DSE, its now valid to 21 Feb 2011.
  • golfwidow2011/02/02 20:09:31
    normie
    This deal is now back at DSE, its now valid to 21 Feb 2011.


    Thanks normie :) Have updated expiry date.
  • port2011/02/03 14:25:30
    My 2¢ - IME Virgin is slower than Crazy John's and Vodafone, and second only to NextG for (lack of) speed. However, there's no way I'd commit to this or a contract with Vodafone given the iffy coverage, the network and the issues I and others are experiencing ATM. It may work fine, or not at all - and you're on your own if it's the latter.
  • normie2011/02/07 18:01:06
    This Deal is also available at Safeway/Woolworths from 7th Feb 2011 - 28 Feb 2011.
  • normie2011/02/24 20:02:44
    Deal is back again at DSE til 14 March 2011.
    Seems like this price might be here to stay.

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