Vodafone hosted a media briefing at their North Sydney HQ this morning to reveal updated prepaid Cap pricing plans and a revamped activation and recharging experience for customers.
Mehul Dave, Vodafone’s General Manager of Prepay & SIM Only, revealed that Vodafone’s new Cap plans offer two-to-three-times the data inclusion, with bonus data allowances on offer for those who recharge online, or through the MyVodafone app.
|$30 Cap||$40 Cap||$50 Cap|
|Calls (AU)||From cap credit||From cap credit||Infinite|
|Bonus recharge data||250MB||500MB||500MB|
|Calls (Int)||From cap credit||From cap credit||Infinite to 10 countries|
Unsurprisingly, the $50 plan is the focus of Vodafone’s attention here with “infinite” local calls, texts and international calls to landlines and mobiles in ten countries. Those countries are: China, India, the USA, the UK, New Zealand, Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia, Hong Kong and South Korea. Vodafone’s hoping to attract both visitors who want to call home while they’re in Australia, and Australian residents with family abroad with this offer, which is good through to January 6 2015. After that time, or when you call other countries inside the promotional period, your international calls will come out of the $50 credit.
The carrier also unveiled a new activation and recharge experience for users that will work on-device, so you can put a SIM into a new device and activate it on that device – whether it’s a phone, a tablet or a PC. Customers will also be able to see their account balance information in real-time and recharge in a few clicks. The new process is responsive, so it’ll always look right for the device on which you’re using it.
Vodafone’s also going to start accepting payments via PayPal, and envisages that this might even start to replace recharge vouchers in the future, although they also emphasised that the voucher system won’t be going away any time soon.
Vodafone’s new prepaid offerings will be available to customers from September 24, with a marketing campaign that invites Australians to compare their new plans to their existing provider. Let us know how the comparison fares for you.
Are Vodafone’s new prepaid plans enticing? Are you considering a switch? Tell us in the comments!
Will this allow access to Vodafone’s 4G network? or will the ‘lower class’ prepaid customers be relegated to 3G….
According to their FAQ : http://www.vodafone.com.au/aboutvodafone/network/4g/faq
“Vodafone’s lightning-fast 4G network is now available for all Vodafone Prepaid customers when you’re in a 4G area/”
I changed from Vf to Optus where, for $2/day, l get 500MB
and unlimited calls. Australians are sick of propping up overseas copanies
Speak for yourself. I just want a better deal. Optus is an overseas company (singtel) so our comment is pathetic.
my Y key plays up. that was “your comment”
Vodafone still doing a 28 day prepay billing month??
Wow. So for the same price as my lock-in contract, Vodafone offers more to pre-payers. Thanks for repaying my loyalty Vodafone.
I hope Vodafone hasn’t f$%ed up the UI for buying data packs.
It would help if my Vodaphone signal wasn’t dropping out for hours at a time in the Perth CBD this whole past week!
I’m on Telstra Encore and planning to switch to the $30 cap on Wednesday when it becomes available. $450 credit vs $220 credit with the same call rates. I’m also looking forward to 4G 850MHz arriving months before Telstra makes 700MHz available everywhere.