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Dodo mobile plans

Our verdict: Dodo will work for those who want a cheap, no frills mobile plan.

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Pros

  • Unlimited international texts on all plans
  • International call credit on most plans
  • Wide range of customer support options including online chat

Cons

  • You have to pay your plan fees upfront despite the plans being postpaid
  • No mobile app or easy way to check data usage

Compare Dodo mobile plans

Name Product Data Price Apply Price
Dodo $10
PostpaidNo lock-in contract
Dodo $10
Postpaid
  • Unlimited national calls & texts
  • Optus 4G/3G network
2GB
No excess data charges
$10
per month
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  • Unlimited standard national calls & texts
2GB
Data
$10
per month
Dodo $20
PostpaidNo lock-in contract
Dodo $20
Postpaid
  • Unlimited national calls & texts
  • Optus 4G/3G network
15GB
No excess data charges
$20
per month
Go to site
View details
  • Unlimited standard national calls & texts
15GB
Data
$20
per month
Dodo $25
PostpaidNo lock-in contract
$12.5/mth for the first 3 months, then $25/mth. Eligibility criteria, T&Cs apply. Order by 2.7.24
Dodo $25
Postpaid
$12.5/mth for the first 3 months, then $25/mth. Eligibility criteria, T&Cs apply. Order by 2.7.24
  • Unlimited national calls & texts
  • Optus 4G/3G network
25GB
No excess data charges
$12.50
per month
Go to site
View details
$12.5/mth for the first 3 months, then $25/mth. Eligibility criteria, T&Cs apply. Order by 2.7.24
  • Unlimited standard national calls & texts
25 GB
Data
$12.50
per month
Dodo $35
PostpaidNo lock-in contract
$17.5/mth for the first 3 months, then $35/mth. Eligibility criteria, T&Cs apply. Order by 2.7.24
Dodo $35
Postpaid
$17.5/mth for the first 3 months, then $35/mth. Eligibility criteria, T&Cs apply. Order by 2.7.24
  • Unlimited national calls & texts
  • Optus 4G/3G network
45GB
No excess data charges
$17.50
per month
Go to site
View details
$17.5/mth for the first 3 months, then $35/mth. Eligibility criteria, T&Cs apply. Order by 2.7.24
  • Unlimited standard national calls & texts
45 GB
Data
$17.50
per month
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Dodo Mobile review: Our verdict

Dodo Mobile offers decently valued plans for those who don't need a lot of monthly data. It offers a wide range of no frills mobile plans ranging from $10 to $35, with the more expensive plans giving your more data and international inclusions.

It also offers the additional perk of international text, as standard as well as some international talk across most of its plans.

We think Dodo will suit you if:

  • You're just after a plan that lets you talk, text and browse the web.
  • You would like $0 excess data limit charges. While your speeds will slow to 1Mbps if you go over your included data, you won't be charged for any excess usage.
  • Have loved ones overseas and would like unlimited international texts to any country and some international phone call minutes. If you spend $20 or more on your plan you'll get at least $100 international call credit included.
  • Like the flexibility of data banking. Dodo's $25 and $35 a month plans let you roll over your unused data.

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Value for money

If you're looking for plans with competitive pricing and the additional bonus of international inclusions, Dodo will suit your needs.

Dodo is also known for offering double data promotions every now and then so this will boost the value of your plan if you buy it during the promotional period.

But outside of these periods, it doesn't always have the best dollar for data rating amongst its mobile competitors.

  • Good to know: Dodo's plans average out to be $2.03 per GB, which is above the $1 per GB benchmark. Although it's worth pointing out Dodo's plans are lower cost. Most lower cost plans do not meet this $1 per GB benchmark.

Things to watch out for:

  • There is no Dodo mobile app so you can't easily check your data usage on the go
  • While Dodo advertises its plans as being postpaid, you actually pay for your plan at the start of each month
  • You'll be able to change your bill once per cycle. If you upgrade, the changes will take effect immediately but if you downgrade, they'll be applied to your next billing cycle
  • Adding a data pack will set you back $10 for 5GBs. Dodo does offer no excess data limits, but your speeds will be slowed down to 1Mbps.

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Coverage

Customers in most metro areas shouldn't struggle too much for reception with Dodo. As a matter of fact:

  • You get access to the full Optus 4G network, which reaches 98.5% of the population
  • You'll get exactly the same coverage as you would on a plan direct from Optus
  • Those in rural and regional areas may notice the small difference between Optus 98.5% and Telstra's 99.5% population coverage
  • Dodo currently doesn't offer any 5G access on its mobile plans, but keep an eye out for Optus expanding its 5G network to the provider in the future.

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Customer service

If you're looking for some assistance, there are a few ways to get in touch with Dodo:

  • Place a call to the Dodo call centre, 9am–6pm AEST weekdays
  • Ask a question via the live chat service on the Dodo website
  • Send a message to Dodo via its Twitter page or Facebook account and you should get a timely response
  • Submit a support request via your account portal on the Dodo website

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Bonus features

Dodo only really has 2 extra feature worth noting:

🌏 International inclusions

All but the $10 plan from Dodo come with a handful of international call minutes to 35 countries and all include unlimited international SMS.

As such, you should be able to keep in touch with anyone you know overseas.

In addition, for $5 extra per month, you can add on another 100 international call minutes to the same 35 countries. This is potentially useful if you want to stay in touch with a friend or family in other countries.

💰 Data banking

Another key bonus feature that Dodo offers is data banking.

If you have signed up to Dodo's $25 or $35 a month plan you will get data rollover as part of your package. This means any unused data can be used at a future point.

The provider will let you store up to 500GB worth of additional data.

Which rivals are giving Dodo a run for its money?

Dodo's $10 plan is one of the cheapest plans on the entire market, but there are other providers with excellent budget options available, too.

For a little more data:

Moose logo

Moose Mobile runs on the Optus network and also has other great value higher data plans, with promotions lasting for a full year.

For more budget options:

amaysim logo
Another provider in the "cheap mobile plan" circle, amaysim has a 2GB for $10 plan too. If you're after more data, amaysim has bigger plans too and a wider range. But keep in mind having additional data might not suit your individual needs.

For better coverage:

Boost Logo

Boost is the only smaller provider that uses the full Telstra 4G network that reaches 99.5% of Australians. Although, if you're in a metro area you might not notice much difference in service.

Ready to sign up to Dodo mobile?

Getting started with Dodo mobile will just take a few minutes to sort out. Head to its website, decide on a plan that matches your needs and click order now. SIM delivery is free via standard postage, but can take up to 10 business days to arrive at your door.

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What if I want to keep my current phone number?
You can choose to keep your current phone number during the sign-up process with Dodo. Simply select the option and Dodo will handle the rest, usually within 24 hours.

If your current number is under someone else's name (a parent or partner), it might be a trickier. Check our guide on how to transfer ownership of your mobile number.

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    NigelJuly 31, 2023

    What is a Data Pack & what is it used for?

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      MarkAugust 3, 2023Finder

      Hi Nigel,
      A data pack allows you to access extra data and avoid your speed being slowed down if you exceed your existing data limit in a particular month. For example, if you have a data limit of 5GB a month, if you use more than that 5GB, your speed for accessing the internet will be slowed until the start of your next billing period. If you purchase a data pack, that will mean you can avoid this until either that additional data has also been used up, or the next billing period begins.
      Hope this helps.

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    SusanneApril 18, 2017

    Which one suits me?

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      HaroldApril 19, 2017Finder

      Hi Susanne,

      Thank you for your inquiry.

      The one that suits you would be the plan that best meets your needs, preference, and budget.

      To help you in exploring your options, please check the list of mobile plans featured on our website.

      You should find a comparison table on that page to help you get an overview of what each mobile plans include. There are filters on the same page that allows you to narrow down your options.

      ​After you’re done comparing your options, you can then select the “Go to site” button (if available) to learn more.

      I hope this information has helped.

      Cheers,
      Harold

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    FatmeJuly 9, 2016

    About the iPhone 6s how much do I have to pay monthly if I want two.

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      MayJuly 12, 2016Finder

      Hi Fatme,

      Thanks for your inquiry.

      Just to confirm, which iPhone 6s plan you’re referring to?

      Most telco companies’ price policy is applied for every mobile phone plan you get. So if you will take advantage of two iPhone 6s plans at the same rate, then your monthly bill will be doubled. It would also be best to get in touch with your service provider directly if the price would change (discounted or doubled) if you take two plans.

      Cheers,
      May

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