Now Red Bull gives your mobile wings

Energy drink company Red Bull has launched its new Red Bull Mobile network in Australia

Energy drink company Red Bull has officially launched its own mobile virtual network operator (MVNO), Red Bull Mobile, powered by the Vodafone 3G network.

Read our comprehensive reviews on Red Bull Mobile's first two smartphones, the HTC ChaCha and the HTC Salsa.

The new telco offers two smartphone handsets at launch: the HTC ChaCha and the HTC Salsa Android phones. Both of these Android smartphones have a dedicated Facebook button, which suggests the new MVNO is targeting the youth sector of the mobile market. Red Bull Mobile will sell handsets online through its Web site, or in EB Games retail stores across Australia.

The telco offers recharge periods from seven to 365 days and recharge amounts from $10 to $365. All up there are five recharges available: $10, $20, $39, $75 and $365, with 7, 15, 30, 60 and 365 day credit expiry, respectively. Every Red Bull Mobile recharge plan includes unlimited local and national calls, mobile calls, SMS and MMS messages to any Australian phone number, along with voicemail deposit and rerieval.

Data quota varies per recharge plan with the best value appearing to be the $39 recharge, which includes 4GB of data. The $365 recharge offers 5GB of data per month, while other included data quotas are 750MB ($10 plan) and 1.5GB ($20 plan).

In an attempt to attract new customers, Red Bull Mobile will also offer the chance to win tickets to Red Bull and partner events, as well as the opportunity to meet Red Bull sponsored athletes.

For full details on Red Bull Mobile's plans and pricing, visit its pre-paid plans page.

Tags HTC ChaChahtcMVNOmobilityVodafonemobile solutionsred bull mobileHTC SalsaRed Bull

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Ross Catanzariti

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4 Comments

Ashley

1

What Redbull Mobile FAILS to tell anyone is that if you use the redbull sim card in your iphone,...expect it to destroy your phone!!!!

I put the sim card in then some voicemail setup comes up on your iphone as soon as you try to make any calls.

Tried to set up the voicemail and it keeps comming up cannot connect to voicemail,...please try again later.
You try to cancel setup so you can make a simple call and it wont bring the dial screen up,...Just repeats the whole process of making you setup voicemail. and will not let you past this point!!!

I tried restoring the phone to no avail and the phone has been rendered absolutly useless.

Apple has no fix for this and redbull just keep putting you onhold hoping you will go away cause they cant fix it either.

Being that they teamed up with vodafone one should have known this would be just another doggy service!!!

THANKYOU REDBULL FOR DESTROYING MY PHONE TOP POINTS TO YOU!!!!!! ESPECIALLY FOR YOUR DOGGY CUSTOMER SERVICE!!!!!!

REDBULLMOBILE FAIL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Isaac

2

Hi Ashley, I've looked into the issue and if you upgrade to the new iPhone software (iOS5) it fixes the voicemail issue. You can't access voicemail through the icon but it stops the phone from prompting you to set it up again and again.

Dan

3

I have upgraded my iPhone to ios 5 but cannot get voice mail keeps asking me to set up password which I do but it does not connect and will not work ?

Laura

4

Absolutely the WORST thing I ever did was change to Red Bull mobile. I recieved my phone and SIM card on the 23rd March. 6 weeks later they still have not been able to fix my phone to give me internet access. They have sent me out three different SIM cards, two of those stopped my phone working all together!! After countless phone calls to the "customer service" department I was told they would send me out a package to send my phone back and they would replace it. I was told that this would take up to 2 weeks. So I will be without a phone AGAIN!! What a suprise that the package didnt arrive. Another call to the customer service department from me asking where this package was, I was told that apparently Red Bull had rang me and I had said dont worry my phone is working fine now!!!!. I had received NO such call. It seems to me that once they received my money that following up on problems is not a priority. Word of advice to everyone Dont do it, save your money and time.

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