- User-friendly app offers quick recharge and plan details
- Choice of picking up your SIM card from any ALDI store or through delivery
- Unused data rolls over from month to month
- No online chat support feature
- Only uses part of the Telstra network, which might impact those in rural areas
ALDImobile's 30-day no-frills plans are cheap and cost no more than $45 a month.
It also operates on the Telstra 3G/4G network which is definitely a plus if you're looking for decent coverage at a low cost.
Its entry-level plan, which costs $15 for 3GB, is beaten out by Gomo's same-price 4GB option, but the rest are aggressively priced against competitors with better-than-average value.
Here are some reasons why ALDImobile might be right for you:
- Data rollover is available which means you're far less likely to hit your monthly data cap and be cut off from the Internet
- You can choose to pick up an ALDImobile SIM card at any ALDI store at your convenience or purchase it online
- Easy-to-use app lets you manage your plan on the go
- Operates on Telstra's 3G/4G network which covers 98.8% of Australians
- Family plans are available to pool your data on one account with multiple SIMs
But keep in mind that:
- Family mobile plans are often great for convenience, but less so for actual value for money
- Those living in rural and regional areas of the country may struggle with coverage and might be better off with a mobile plan offering full Telstra 4G coverage (from Boost Mobile or Telstra itself)
- If you're looking to use your ALDI plan overseas, we'd recommend getting a local or travel SIM instead. ALDImobile's pay-as-you-go roaming rates can rack up your bill very quickly, costing $500 per 1GB of data you use in its selected top 10 destinations.
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Value for money
ALDImobile plan prices start at $15 for 3GB and go up to $45 for 55GB.
The $15 for 3GB plan is equivalent to $5 for 1GB. Entry-level plans near this price average around $5-$10 per 1GB, so while it's not fabulous value, it's still pretty normal at this data amount.
The good news is, ALDI's higher-inclusion prepaid plans come out to an average of $0.98 per 1GB of data. This is great as you'd normally want to aim for about $1 per 1GB.
ALDImobile's family plans give you a hefty wad of data to share between multiple people.
They come with 2-6 SIM cards all linked to the same account and data pool, starting at $45 for 40GB of shared data and up to $110 for 120GB of shared data.
These are slightly better value than buying 2-6 equivalent prepaid plans. For example, you could get 20GB for $45 for 2 people on the family plan. Getting the same data amount individually would cost you $5 more.
Keep in mind the plans are only worth it if everyone is using around 20GB each per month. Otherwise, you might as well get a cheaper plan that offers less than 20GB.
ALDImobile also sells a PAYG plan that lasts for 365 day. This is a good long-term option if you barely need data and only make the occasional call or text.
You start with a SIM card and a $5 credit. After that, you can recharge and stock up on $15, $25 or $35 worth of credit that lasts a year.
You won't be charged for receiving calls or texts on this plan, only for sending them.
- Good to know: We've compared PAYG plan rates in our database and ALDImobile has some of the cheapest on the market at 12 cents a minute for calls and 12 cents for SMS
Things to watch out for
- PAYG can be a great long-expiry option, but data costs add up quickly. Get a regular plan if you need more than a few MBs of data
- The family plan has no data controls. Anyone with a shared SIM can burn through the data and leave nothing for everyone else
If coverage matters to you, ALDImobile is one of the better choices.
- You get access to Telstra's wholesale mobile network, which reaches 98.8% of the population
- This is still wider coverage than either the Optus or Vodafone network
- The slight difference between Telstra's wholesale and full network will mostly be felt in regional and rural areas
ALDImobile only has a couple of extra features on its plans, but they can be pretty handy.
🔄 Data rollover
Any data you don't use rolls over to future recharges – as long as you recharge before your plan's expiry date. This will offer some peace of mind to anyone who might use a different amount of data month to month.
🌏 International inclusions
This feature lets you make unlimited international calls and texts to 15 countries on all of ALDI's plans except the $15 one.
It's useful if you have friends or family overseas that you'd like to stay in touch with.
For better coverage on the Telstra network:
Boost Mobile could be a better pick since it has access to Telstra's full 4G network rather than just the wholesale version that ALDI uses (99.5% of Australians vs 98.8%).
For similarly priced plans:
Although amaysim's cheaper plans are a little worse value than ALDImobile's, it does have plans that cost less overall for those that don't need too much. amaysim also has regular promotional offers on its plans.
For higher data plans:
If you need more data at an affordable price, Circles.Life is a great choice. For $38 (or even cheaper since it's always on promotion), you'll get 100GB from Circles.Life, while ALDImobile's $35 plan comes with just 65GB in comparison.
If you've decided ALDImobile is the right choice for you, you can choose one of its plans from our table above. When you click the green 'Go to site' link, we'll take you through to ALDI's website to complete your sign up.
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What if I want to keep my current phone number?
This is not a problem. When you activate your ALDImobile SIM, you can register to port your existing mobile number to your new ALDI service within a couple of days.
If your current number is under someone else's name (a parent or partner), it might be trickier. Check our guide on how to transfer ownership of your mobile number.
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