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Yatango Mobile has built their brand as an innovative MVNO using the Optus network which allows you to tailor your mobile plan to your needs. Those needs are about to cost a little more though with Yatagno Mobile announcing new pricing that will become effective as of the 5th of May.

Voice, SMS and Data will become more expensive across the board with Voice and SMS Packs getting a smallish increase to the current arrangement, but Data Packs are the main victims here, with a massive hike in price at the gigabyte end of the scale.

Voice Minutes:

100 Mins 200 Mins 400 Mins 600Mins 1000 Mins
Old Plan $6 $10 $14 $17 $20
New Plans effective 5th May $7 $11 $15 $19 $29

SMS Packs:

100 200 400 600 Limitless
Old Plan $6 $9 $11 $12 $15
New Plans effective 5th May $6 $10 $13 $16 $19

Data Packs:

200MB 500MB 1GB 2GB 3GB 5GB 10GB
Old Plan $5 $9 $13 $17 $20 $30 $40
New Plans effective 5th May $5 $10 $15 $24 $29 $59 $99

Gone too are the 1.5GB Data Packs, reduced to 1GB. Charges over what your plan allows (Pay as you go charges) for Voice, SMS and Data remain unchanged across the board, small mercies :
Pay As You Go

Yatango is also including double credit when you invite friends who then join up to Yatango Mobile, offering $40 per referral instead of the usual $20. Cause who wouldn’t want to invite a friend to pay more than you used to?

4G is Coming!

There’s also a bit of a bonus, with a rumour that Yatango is about to annouce 4G to coincide with these new plans. There’s no mention on the Yatango Mobile Blog of anything to do with 4G, but we’re assured that the announcement will be made in May.

Looks like 4G is definitely coming with this screenshot of an email sent to Yatango customers starting in May:

We’ve been advised by Yatango that this is the email that is about to be sent to customers :
Yatango Screenshot

It’s an inevitable fact of life that carriers, and indeed MVNOs have to make a profit and there has been a shift across the board to charging more for services. It has mainly come from MVNOs who seem to be under pressure from their network providers, so don’t expect this to be the last, but at least the possibility of 4G connectivity will reduce the sting a bit!

Source: Yatango Mobile.
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Companies: Optus