Vividwireless | Wireless broadband plans

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Vividwireless is an old-school player in the wireless broadband game by Internet industry standards.

It kicked off in 2010 using the WiMAX standard to deliver wireless broadband services. While fairly revolutionary at the time, Optus quickly snapped it up just two years later.

The service now provides wireless broadband via the Optus 4G Plus network on the 2300MHz spectrum where it's available, mostly in metropolitan areas around Australia.

Vividwireless wireless broadband plans

Vividwireless really likes to keep things simple and with that in mind it has only two plans available, both offered month-to-month.

  • Unlimited: For $90 a month you can get unlimited data at 12/1Mbps or Basic speeds on the 2300MHz spectrum.
  • 200GB: For $70 a month you get 200GB of data with Basic speeds in 2300MHz coverage areas and 5/1Mbps when you're outside of 2300MHz coverage.

If you're wondering why you wouldn't fork out the extra money for unlimited data, the trick here is that you can only use the unlimited plan in 2300MHz coverage areas. Outside of that, it's unavailable and you'll need the 200GB plan.

On the 200GB plan you can top up with an extra 10GB for $10 but only five times a month at maximum. That means the most you’ll pay would be a total of $120 for 250GB. Once your data is completely gone your speed will be restricted to a glacial 256Kbps.

Data is counted in kilobytes and includes both uploads and downloads. According to Vividwireless the cost of 1MB of data within your data allowance is $0.0003.

Vividwireless extras

To use Vividwireless you'll need the Wi-Fi modem that the company supplies called the Huawei B315s. It comes with a one-off cost of $199, reflected in the total minimum cost you can see above.

Vividwireless describes the modem as "plug and play", meaning it can travel with you provided you're moving within the network coverage area. This is a particularly handy feature for renters who find themselves regularly on the go or for anyone who's just landed in a new town.

In terms of 2300MHz coverage Vividwireless says it's found in all major Metropolitan areas excluding the NT but stresses that you should be checking your coverage using the online form before signing up.

Vividwireless allows you to purchase online or you can sign up with a retail partner in NSW, Victoria, Queensland, South Australia and Western Australia. Its current retail partners are The Good Guys and Harvey Norman.

How does Vividwireless compare?

In terms of the Vividwireless Unlimited plan there aren't many comparisons to make, because it’s currently the only Unlimited mobile broadband plan available.

The next closest option is Spintel with its 4G wireless broadband plan. This plan includes 230GB on the Optus 3G/4G network and is also available off-contract.


If we're comparing the Vividwireless 200GB plan, Optus has its own plan additional to Spintel. The Optus 4G Home Wireless Broadband plan is also 200GB for $70 with Basic speeds and also has a $192 modem fee, although it does involve using a very fixed, single location connection wireless modem.


Unless you desperately need the freedom of wireless, you might also want to consider a fixed-line NBN connection at a similar Basic speed.

amaysim for example, can offer the same contract-free, unlimited data service for significantly less per month. You could even get significantly faster Premium speeds plus unlimited data with amaysim for a price similar to a Vividwireless Basic plan.

Alternatively, you could get iiNet's unlimited data plan that comes with Basic speed, a Fetch TV subscription and a pay-as-you-go phone service bundled in – all without signing up for a contract.

Why should you consider Vividwireless?

If you're in the right coverage area, need a mobile broadband option and value your data allowance over your speed then a Vividwireless Unlimited Basic plan is pretty hard to beat. In fact, it's currently the only offer of its kind.

The 200GB plan is a bit of a harder sell, especially when Optus offers an identical deal and uses the exact same network.


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    EmmaruthJune 15, 2016

    Hi do I know if Vivid wireless is available Lennox Head NSW 2478 area

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      MayJune 16, 2016Staff

      Hi Emmaruth,

      Thanks for getting in touch.

      You can check whether Vividwireless is available in your area or not by entering your full address to the coverage checker panel on their website.

      Cheers,
      May

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    JessicaMay 24, 2016

    How do I know if vividwireless is suitable for my area, postcode 6081?

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      BrodieMay 27, 2016Staff

      Hi Jessica,

      Vividwireless has a coverage checker on its website. I would recommend entering your full address there to find out if you’re eligible.

      Thanks,
      Brodie

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