Woolworths – which seems to have ditched its “Woolworths Connect” brand for “Woolworths Mobile” since we last looked at it – is today launching its first post-paid phone plan, bringing customers the Samsung Galaxy S5 on a 2-year contract for $38/month.
While it’s not the newest handset on the block, bringing the Galaxy S5 to a $38/month plan ($912 over 2 years) is a pretty impressive feat for Woolworths. The plan gives customers 1GB of data, $1,000/month national call value (90c/min + 40c flagfall), unlimited national SMS and free Woolworths-to-Woolworths calls. Additional data is available at $10 per GB.
The company’s first post-paid plan sits alongside refreshed pre-paid offerings offering increased data allowances for customers.
Woolworths’ $30 plan now nets you 2.5GB of data (2GB + 500MB bonus) and $1,000 of standard national call value (90c/min), with unlimited national SMS and free Woolworths-to-Woolworths calls within Australia on a 30-day expiry. That’s an increased call inclusion, but the same data allowance as when the service launched earlier this year, at the time offering 1.5GB with a 1GB bonus.
The big change comes at the $45 pre-paid point, which adds unlimited national calls and now nets you 5GB of data (previously 3.5GB).
If you run out of data, you can purchase 250MB, 500MB or 1GB for $5, $8.50 and $15 respectively. If you need to call internationally, you can grab an add-on for $9.99 that gives you $200 credit for international use with a 30-day expiry.
Woolworths Mobile uses parts of the Telstra 3G network, and if you have a Woolworths Everyday Rewards card you can knock 10% off the pre-paid rates. You can find out more at Woolworths Mobile.