ALDImobile’s new family pack special lets you share 40GB of data

Alex Kidman 22 January 2019 NEWS

Up to four family members or friends can share ALDImobile's new mobile deal.

ALDI as a brand sells itself on value, and that's true too of its ALDImobile brand, which operates using parts of Telstra's 4G and 3G networks.

The supermarket competitor to Woolworths and Coles has just announced its latest mobile deal, targeting families – or realistically any group of four people – with a need for data and calling provisions.

On sale in ALDI stores from Wednesday 30 January, the ALDImobile Family Pack will run you $80 for up to 4 numbers with a 30 day expiry. That grants you unlimited standard national calls, texts and MMS for all four numbers, as well as unlimited calls and texts to 15 countries as part of the deal.

In data terms, the new Family Pack provides 40GB of data to use across all included services.

It's not an automatically straight 10GB split per service, either, with the master account able to set quotas for each service. So you could keep 37GB for yourself and leave everyone else with just 1GB if their data needs are low, or be more generous and share the data around more equally. As a promotional special, the first recharge on the family plan will also score a 40GB data bonus one time only.

So is it good value? For a single user, probably not, because at $80 per month you can get some pretty hefty standalone SIM plans, including many "unlimited" data mobile plans that drop speed once quota is exhausted. Even for just two users, you could do better with ALDI's existing 20GB plans twice.

Where it could have value is if you do find your family (or other household group) exceeding data quotas on a regular basis, because it gives you rather solid control over usage in a given month, with the addition of data rollover as an added bonus.

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