Commander mobile plans
Commander's business-focused phone and SIM-only plans offer data sharing and discounts for existing Commander customers.
Is Commander right for me?
- What does Commander offer? Commander offers both SIM-only and phone contract plans powered by the Optus 4G network. These plans are aimed at businesses, much like Commander's broadband plans.
- Product highlights: Get data sharing across multiple Commander mobile plans as well as discounts for existing Commander customers.
- Watch out for: While sharing data across your business's mobile plans can be handy, it also means one employee could end up using your entire company's data pool, leaving the rest of your employees high and dry.
Commander SIM-only plans
Commander's SIM-only plans explained
Commander's SIM-only plans are available exclusively on 12-month contracts and are geared towards businesses wanting to stay connected on the go. All plans come with unlimited national talk and text and operate over the Optus 4G network.
To keep things simple, Commander offers just two SIM-only plans:
- CorePlus 35: Unlimited calls and texts, 50 international minutes to 58 countries and 15GB of data for $35 a month
- CorePlus 45: Unlimited calls and texts, 300 international minutes to 58 countries and 30GB of data for $45 a month
You can find a list of the 58 countries covered by the included international minutes on Commander's website.
Customers of Commander's Office Phone or Internet plans get an even better deal as they receive a $5 discount on the monthly price of the above plans when signing up.
Businesses that sign up to multiple Commander mobile plans under the same account benefit from shared data, which combines the monthly data from all those plans into a single pool that all employees can draw from. This is useful for businesses where mobile data needs can differ significantly from employee to employee.
Aside from the monthly fee, there are two other costs to be aware of. If you use all the included monthly data (whether it be shared among different plans or not), you'll be charged at the industry-standard rate of $10 per 1GB for any more data you use. Additionally, if you want to cancel your contract before the 12-month minimum term is up, you'll have to pay an early termination fee equal to half your monthly fee multiplied by the number of months remaining in your contract.
Commander phone plans
Commander's phone plans explained
If you're looking to furnish your employees with new smartphones, Commander has a select range available on 24-month contracts. On the plan side, pricing and inclusions are identical to Commander's two SIM-only plans. That means you get unlimited national calls and texts, either 15GB or 30GB of monthly data and an allotment of international minutes for calling any of the 58 countries listed on Commander's website.
In addition to the cost of the mobile plan, you'll have to pay a handset fee corresponding to your chosen phone. As you might expect, newer phones have higher handset fees than some of the older models on offer. Commander's selection is fairly small, with a focus on the latest Samsung Galaxy handsets. You can see how much Commander is charging for the Samsung Galaxy S10 in the table above.
Like Commander's SIM-only plans, your monthly data is automatically shared with any other phone or SIM-only plan linked to the same account. Excess data is charged at $10 per 1GB, and this charge kicks in when you use up all your monthly data or all your shared data if you've got multiple Commander mobile plans under the same account.
Should you want to cancel your plan before the 24-month contract term has passed, you'll have to pay out an early termination fee of 50% of your monthly plan fee multiplied by the number of months remaining in your contract. You'll also need to cover any outstanding handset repayments.
How does Commander compare?
On their own, Commander's mobile plans aren't the most generous offerings on the market. But while you can find standalone plans from competing telcos with more data and extra inclusions at a cheaper price, Commander has an advantage for businesses buying in bulk. With a $5/month discount for existing Commander phone or Internet customers plus data sharing across all Commander mobile plans, there's reason to consider going all-in with Commander.
Why should you consider Commander?
Commander's mobile plans are best considered as part of a complete Commander telecommunications package rather than on their own. When combined with a Commander Office Phone or Internet service, the $5/month discount brings Commander's mobile plans closer to the value of competing residential plans. Add to that the benefit of data sharing across multiple Commander mobile plans linked to the same account, and Commander could be a solid investment for your business.
Commander mobile deals
To compare offers from other Aussie telcos, head over to our round-up of the latest mobile plan deals.
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