Aldi halves call inclusions on $35 mobile plan

Aldi has halved the number of call minutes customers will get under its new $35 plan.

Low cost MVNO Aldi announced it will retire its ALDImobile $35 plan and replace it with one that comes with half the minutes and less than half the data. The current ALDImobile $35 plan comes with 2500 call minutes and 2.5GB. It will be retired on April 2.

The old ALDImobile plan will be phased out on the 2 April
The old ALDImobile plan will be phased out on the 2 April

The new $35 plan — known as the XL Value Pack plan — comes with 1250 minutes and 1GB of data. The plan does include 2200 text messages — an increase of 200 over the old plan — and an additional 1GB of data can be purchased for $10, but only after customers have used 70 per cent of their data allowance.

The new Value Pack range consists of four plans that start from $10. An Aldi Australian spokesperson said the changes are in response to new research that suggest some customers could benefit from cheaper plans. “From our ongoing research, we have found that the majority of our customers spend less than $35 based on their current mobile usage,” said an Aldi Australia spokesperson in a statement.

The new Aldi Value Packs range of plans
The new Aldi Value Packs range of plans

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Aldi has launched an online tool to help customers identify the plan that best suits their needs. Good Gear Guide is awaiting response from an Aldi spokesperson regarding terms and conditions.

Update, 18 Mar: An Aldi Australia spokesperson has confirmed to Good Gear Guide the people currently using the Active $35 plan will have to migrate to the new Value Pack plans after reaching their 30 day expiry period. Alternatively, they can transfer their remaining credit across to the new plans ahead of expiry.

Furthermore, the Value Pack plans will have a 30 day credit validity period.

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Tony Ibrahim

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8 Comments

Reaper

1

Well see you later Aldi offering me less and telling its more like we are a bunch of idiots?
Good business plan these things are supposed to get cheaper over time and yet Aldi are going the opposite way, greed strikes again....
I will be changing service providers before these plans are implemented and from reading other blog sites on the issue i am definitely not alone.
R.I.P Aldi Mobile.

Vega

2

Just to let you know, it is actually Telstra pushing these implications on Aldi mobile. So it is actually the Greedy ugly old Telstra just realized how bad competition they have created for themselves by letting this happen in the first place. Check out Vaya...

Reaper

3

In response to Vega i thought that might of been the case but the thing that really annoys me is how ALDI spin it and lie by making it out like they are doing the customer a favor.

Their dishonesty is going to be their downfall.

Disappointed

4

I'm out too... Thought Aldi provided a fantastic service (only a new customer)... but am not stupid.. over to you Amaysium

alina

5

what 2500 in talk time in hours

John Allen

6

I joined up when it was 5gb of data. then it went to 2.5gb and now 1gb. I use to tell everyone to use aldimobile now I am the complete opposite. Won't happen straight away but aldimobile will loss out in the long run. I am off to amaysium. Greed!!

Skip

7

Bye Aldi. I had to laugh at your weasel words selling the so-called new plans: "Many of our customers are using a lot less than what is included in our current $35 plan. So we will soon be introducing new Value Pack options which will mean that you only pay for what you really need..."

You're better off calling a spade a spade rather than making out these are value pack options when you know they are not.

mike

8

I will be also jumping ship to 'boost mobile' as they are also on Telstra network. Their plan is actually 'unlimited' and has 2gb (similar to what aldi used to be) for $40 per month. So long aldi.

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