Aldi Mobile’s once “unlimited” $35 voice plan has seen the introduction of new limits that remove much of the plan’s allure, a move that makes Boost Mobile on the Telstra network the best non-Telstra pre-paid provider, while also providing a handy fillip for MVNOs such as Amaysim.
Telstra’s dalliance with third-party MVNO (mobile virtual network operator) ISPONE has seen the destruction ISPONE itself, the closure of the once super-popular Kogan Mobile service, and now sees limits imposed on Aldi Mobile’s unlimited plan.
Kogan Mobile and Aldi Mobile were once ISPONE customers, but while Aldi Mobile was able to do a direct deal with Telstra itself for survival, Kogan Mobile has since tried doing deals with Optus-powered MVNO Yatango and Telstra-MVNO powered Telechoice for its customer base.
Two months ago to the day, Aldi Mobile then stunned its pre-paid user base by cutting the once surprisingly generous 5GB monthly data allocation in half, to 2.5GB per 30 days, as iTWire reported at the time.
But now comes more pain, with Aldi Mobile’s Critical Information Summary PDF explaining the new limits on what was once a $35 per 30 day unlimited voice plan.