- Full Optus 4G coverage
- Unique $5 plan with no data but with unlimited standard talk and SMS
- Wide range of customer support options including online chat
- MMS are not included by default on any of Dodo's plans
- You have to pay your plan fees upfront despite the plans being postpaid
- No mobile app or easy way to check data usage
Dodo's standout plan offers no data for $5 per month, but includes unlimited calls inside Australia and SMS to anywhere in the world. This makes it an almost unparalleled budget option if you aren't in need of any mobile data.
While its other plans offer decent value, they're fairly average when compared to the competition and lack any meaningful bonus features.
We think Dodo will suit you if:
- You're after a cheap no-data plan that will still give you unlimited calls and texts in Australia
- You'd like unlimited international SMS to any country
- You're looking for free SIM delivery within Australia
Just remember that:
- Dodo doesn't include MMS in its plans so you'll need to pay an extra $5 per month if you're in need of this feature
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Value for money
Apart from its no-data $5 plan, Dodo has 2 others that offer between 12GB and 36GB of data.There's not a lot to choose from, but if these data limits appeal to you, they're not too bad in terms of value.
- Good to know: Dodo's 2 plans that come with data have an average dollar-per-data value of $1.25 per 1GB. This is only a bit worse than the benchmark of $1 per 1GB and actually beats the average from bigger providers like amaysim and Boost Mobile.
Things to watch out for:
- There is no Dodo mobile app so you can't easily check your data usage on the go
- You can't send MMS by default on any of Dodo's plans – MMS functionality costs an extra $5 per month
- While Dodo advertises its plans as being postpaid, you actually pay for your plan at the start of each month
Customers in most metro areas shouldn't struggle too much for reception with Dodo.
- 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 and Telstra's 99.5% population coverage
No mobile app 4.7 Finder rating In-store locations available
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, 9am–6pm AEST weekdays
- 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
Dodo also has 19 "Dodo Connect" kiosks along the east coast of Australia for additional help. You can also sign up for a new mobile plan or get directions to the proper support channel at these kiosks.
While Dodo does have a few add-ons available, they're nothing much to write home about.
🔄 Data pack
You can add 3GB of data to any Dodo plan for $10 per month. This isn't very good by itself, but it's intended to convert the $5 zero-data plan into $15 for 3GB.
While this is fine, it's certainly nothing special for an entry-level plan, especially as you still can't send MMS without another add-on.
🌏 International inclusions
All but the $5 no-data plan from Dodo come with a handful of international call minutes to 35 countries and all include unlimited international SMS.
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.
Dodo's $5 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:
If you like the $5 plan but want a smidge of data, too, Moose Mobile has a 1GB for $8.80 plan on the Optus network. It also has other great value bigger data plans.
For more budget options:
Another provider in the "cheap mobile plan" circle, amaysim has a 2GB for $10 plan. If you're after more data, amaysim has bigger plans too.
For better coverage:
Boost is the only smaller provider that uses the full Telstra 4G network that reaches 99.5% of Australians.
If you're ready to commit to Dodo, you can compare Dodo's plans in our comparison table above. Once you've decided on a plan, just hit the green "Go to site" button. This will take you through to Dodo's website, where you can order your plan and SIM.Click here to choose a Dodo mobile plan
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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