Changes coming to Aldi Mobile plans and network

Value Pack plans will get more data as a 5in Android phone launches

Sweeping changes are being made to AldiMobile with revised plans, improved network speeds and the launch of a 5in smartphone in the lead up to Christmas.

The low cost operator announced it will add more data to its ‘Value Pack’ prepaid plans. An extra 100MB, 250MB and 1GB will be added to the company’s $20 M, $30 L and $35 XL plans respectively. AldiMobile is also introducing a 1.5GB data pack at $16.50.

Calls and texts to other AldiMobile customers will also be free when the revised Value Pack plans come into effect on 3 November.

AldiMobile is a mobile network virtual operator (MVNO) of Telstra’s 3G network. The company claims it has ‘improved’ network and data speeds in an effort to promote Internet usage, but offered no other information.

Coinciding with the revised value plans is the launch of an Android smartphone developed by Bauhn. The Bauhn Sphere is a dual-SIM smartphone that operates on 2G/3G networks. It will be priced at $279, come with a “60 day satisfaction return policy” and a 1-year repair warranty.

Specifications on the Bauhn Sphere remain scarce. The smartphone has a 5in IPS display and a MediaTek 6582 1.3GHz quad-core CPU. The resolution of the display has not been disclosed.

The smartphone will run Android 4.4 KitKat, has 2GB of RAM, 32GB of internal storage and supports microSD cards up to 32GB. Powering the smartphone is a 1800 milliamp-hour battery.

Photos taken with the Sphere will be at 8 megapixels when taken with the rear camera, or at 2 megapixels if taken with the front camera.

The Bauhn Sphere will be offered “only while stocks last” as an ALdi special buy from Saturday, 1 November.

Bauhn Sphere (AHD5-114) specifications

• Dual SIM
• CPU: MT6582 Quad Core
• WiFi: 802.11 b/g/n
• 2G/3G Module:2G 850/900/1800/1900MHZ 3G: WCDMA850/ 900/2100MHZ
• Operating System: Android OS 4.4
• Display: 5.0" IPS
• RAM: 2GB
• Internal memory: 32GB
• Cameras: Front 2.0 MP, Rear 8 MP Auto Focus
• Built in GPS
• Supports Satellite Navigation GPS,A-GPS
• Micro USB
• Battery Life:1800mAh
• Support Micro SD card up to 32GB

Good Gear Guide is awaiting to hear a response from Aldi on the ‘improvements made to its network.

Join the newsletter!

Or

Sign up to gain exclusive access to email subscriptions, event invitations, competitions, giveaways, and much more.

Membership is free, and your security and privacy remain protected. View our privacy policy before signing up.

Error: Please check your email address.

Tags TelstraAndroidAldiMVNOBauhnALDImobileKitKatSphere

Keep up with the latest tech news, reviews and previews by subscribing to the Good Gear Guide newsletter.
Tony Ibrahim

Tony Ibrahim

Good Gear Guide

@slicktonyi

Show Comments

Brand Post

Most Popular Reviews

Latest Articles

Resources

PCW Evaluation Team

Luke Hill

MSI GT75 TITAN

I need power and lots of it. As a Front End Web developer anything less just won’t cut it which is why the MSI GT75 is an outstanding laptop for me. It’s a sleek and futuristic looking, high quality, beast that has a touch of sci-fi flare about it.

Emily Tyson

MSI GE63 Raider

If you’re looking to invest in your next work horse laptop for work or home use, you can’t go wrong with the MSI GE63.

Laura Johnston

MSI GS65 Stealth Thin

If you can afford the price tag, it is well worth the money. It out performs any other laptop I have tried for gaming, and the transportable design and incredible display also make it ideal for work.

Andrew Teoh

Brother MFC-L9570CDW Multifunction Printer

Touch screen visibility and operation was great and easy to navigate. Each menu and sub-menu was in an understandable order and category

Louise Coady

Brother MFC-L9570CDW Multifunction Printer

The printer was convenient, produced clear and vibrant images and was very easy to use

Edwina Hargreaves

WD My Cloud Home

I would recommend this device for families and small businesses who want one safe place to store all their important digital content and a way to easily share it with friends, family, business partners, or customers.

Featured Content

Product Launch Showcase

Don’t have an account? Sign up here

Don't have an account? Sign up now

Forgot password?