As of 1 February 2018, Bendigo Bank Telco no longer offers mobile broadband plans in Australia.
As of 1 February 2018, Bendigo Bank Telco is no longer providing new mobile broadband services in Australia. Existing customers will continue to receive their current services, but you cannot sign up for a new mobile broadband plan with Bendigo Bank Telco.
What plans and bundles does Bendigo Bank Telco offer?
Bendigo Bank Telco is a telecommunications initiative that partners with community-minded institutions to keep capital within the communities they serve. As a Bendigo Bank Telco customer, a portion of the revenue from your patronage will go towards helping those in need and building stronger communities.
These funds are administered by Bendigo Bank and the Community Enterprise Foundation, which is Adelaide Bank’s charitable arm.
Bendigo Bank Telco provides mobile services through Optus' 4G network, with SIM-only plans available on month-to-month postpaid contracts.
How much do Bendigo Bank Telco broadband plans cost?
The price you can expect to pay for a mobile broadband connection from Bendigo Bank Telco will largely depend on the amount of data you need. Plans start at $30 for 8GB of data but scale up to $80 a month for 30GB. Bendigo Bank Telco uses the Optus 4G Plus network to deliver mobile services, which reaches 98.5% of the Australian population.
Pros and Cons
- Profits reinvested in the community. If you like to know your money is being spent to help better the community rather than line shareholders' pockets, then Bendigo's community-first strategy is worth committing to.
- No lock-in contracts. Bendigo's mobile broadband plans all come on month-to-month contracts, meaning you can cancel or switch plans at any time without penalty.
- Minimal extras. You won't find any bells and whistles accompanying Bendigo Bank Telco's mobile broadband plans.
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