Pricing, plans for Aldi Mobile revealed

Aldi Mobile will offer a total of four pre-paid mobile plans

New Australian MVNO Aldi Mobile will offer a total of four pre-paid mobile plans when it launches next week, according to Australian blog EFTM.

The blog has published Aldi Mobile's pricing structure and confirmed that the new provider will use the Telstra wholesale network for its service.

Aldi Mobile will offer two pay as you go plans, $15 and $30, along with a $35 unlimited plan that includes 5GB of data. The company will also offer a $15, 2GB data-only plan with a 30-day expiry for tablet devices.

Aldi's $15 and $30 pay as you go plans both have a 365 day expiry. Standard national calls, mobile calls, calls to 13, 1300 and 1800 numbers and voicemail are all charged at the flat rate 12 cents per minute.

SMS messages on Aldi Mobile will be charged at 12 cents each, MMS messages at 35 cents each and data will be billed at 5 cents per megabyte (MB).

The $35 a month Aldi Mobile plan has a 30 day expiry and includes unlimited calls, voicemail, SMS, MMS and 5GB of data. The plan is $6 more expensive per month than Kogan Mobile's unlimited plan, which includes 6GB of data and remains the cheapest on the market.

The launch of Aldi Mobile was first reported earlier this week by Android blog Ausdroid. The service is expected to officially launch next Wednesday 6 March.

Along with the Aldi Mobile service, Aldi supermarkets will begin selling mobile phones from next week. It's latest catalogue advertises a dual-SIM, Onix branded feature phone for $19.99 along with a Bauhn-branded Android phone, also with dual-SIM capabilities, for $199.

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