The inside track on Vodafone’s Christmas Prepaid offers

Vodafone goes for a revamp

If you’re thinking of changing your telco, it’s probably the right time. Vodafone is offering a range of hot offers this month on prepaid and postpaid plans. Though the company doesn’t enjoy the same coverage as Telstra, it’s slowly winning the hearts of customers through its innovative approach.  With a possible merger with TPG fast approaching, the company is trying to increase their share of the market by revamping their pre-paid plans and offering monthly and combo plus plans.

With the introduction of new prepaid plans, the company is trying to give tough competition to others in the marketplace.

Vodafone undergoes major changes

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What’s the irresistible deal?

Recently, the telco has refreshed the Combo Plus prepaid plans with additional data and international inclusions. Currently, the company is running the half-price promotion sale on the $50 combo plus starter plan. The plan is now available for $25, and it fetches data of 50 GB for 35 days. However, the discount applies only to the starter pack and the recharges will be at the full price. In the half-price sale, you can enjoy unlimited national calls, SMS, texts and video texts to Australian numbers. Additionally, you’re entitled to 50 GB of high-speed data. Also included is 1000 minutes of standard international calls to Zone 1 countries and 150 minutes free to Zone 2 countries.

Vodafone are offering 20 GB of extra data to use in Australia with the SIM starter pack if you recharge and activate the pack by the 31st of January 2019. Any unused data will rollover to your next combo or equal recharges made before 30th April 2019.

The half-price sale from Vodafone is likely to become a game changer this Christmas. The company is leaving no stone unturned to attract the potential market.

Christmas comes early for Vodafone users

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Alternatively, the telco is offering $40 and $30 plans which offer 40 GB and 30 GB of free data for 35 days. In the former plan, you get 500 minutes of international calls to Zone 1 and 100 minutes of international calls to Zone 2. However, the international inclusion is not a part of the $30 plan.

The cold war between Telstra and Vodafone

With a lot of options available for Australian customers, both Telstra and Vodafone are trying to retain customers this Christmas. While Telstra enjoys a major chunk of the market, it’s known for its expensive plans. On the other hand, Vodafone is trying to shift their focus to phone plans after some major network issues a few years back. The Christmas offer might be good value, but the telco will need to commit to long term changes that ensure customers will have access to plans that offer value for money, good network coverage, and quality.

In a bid to lure customers to the brand, both Telstra and Vodafone are offering irresistible offers for Christmas.

Telstra Vs. Vodafone – who is the winner?

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  • Data
    Just in time for Christmas, Telstra is offering 60 GB for just $49, out of which 30 GB is monthly and the remaining 30 GB data is bonus data. For new services, the plan includes $20 GB per month credit. In total, the company is offering new customers 80 GB of data for $49, which is cheaper than the Christmas plan offered by Vodafone. The Vodafone’s Christmas offer 50 GB of data for $25.
    Winner: Telstra
  • Validity
    While Telstra offer is valid for a month, you can use the Vodafone offer for 35 days
    Winner: Vodafone
  • International calling
    In Telstra, you have the rights to call 15 international numbers and talk endlessly whereas if you buy Vodafone, you get only 1500 minutes in Zone 1 and Zone 2 countries.
    Winner: Telstra
  • National calling
    Both the companies are offering unlimited texts, calls, video texts, and messages during the offer period.
    Winner: Neutral
  • Coverage
    At any given day, Telstra offers more coverage than Vodafone because it’s the largest telco in Australia.
    Winner: Telstra

Overall winner: Telstra

On comparing the two Christmas plans, Telstra wins. Their plan offers value for money and will be handy for customers who want to call overseas friends and family. While Christmas deals are great to have, remember to consider the long term value of your plans and additional considerations like network coverage when choosing a network. Christmas is spent searching for gifts – why not treat yourself with a new phone plan.

 

Neil Aitken

Having worked in 3 countries for 4 telcos on both voice and data products, Neil is in a position to give you the inside track. Get beyond the marketing messages to the best plan for you.