Dodo Mobile offers flexible contracts on both SIM-only and handset contract plans.
What services does Dodo Mobile offer?
Dodo Mobile’s services are provided on the Optus 4G network. It provides SIM-only PAYG plans, as well as month to month and 12 month contract SIM-only plans. Over a 24 month period you can also contract for a SIM and your choice of handset, which attracts an additional monthly payment.
How much does Dodo Mobile cost?
Dodo Mobile’s Pay As You Go plans operate in the same manner as other PAYG services; you pay an amount upfront for usage, and that’s the precise credit amount you have to spend on calls, texts and data. Standard Australian calls are charged at 11c per minute, and that’s the same price you pay for SMS messages. Data is charged on the Pay As You Go plan at 5c per MB.
Dodo’s monthly plans are offered on month to month, 12 month or 24 month terms, with prices at $16.00, $24.90 and $39.90 respectively. All plans come with unlimited standard national calls and texts, as well as data inclusions ranging from 1GB to 8GB per month. Excess data is charged at $12 per GB. The Large plan also offers 300 free calling minutes to 88 international calling destinations.
Dodo charges a flat $24.90 for a SIM card upfront.
What extras does Dodo Mobile offer?
On the higher tier contract plan, 300 minutes for calling international destinations are provided each month, with a selection of 88 eligible countries to call. If you pre-buy data blocks rather than automatically hitting the $12/GB barrier, it will only cost you $10/GB
What excess charges could I face on these plans?
Dodo generally offers unlimited standard national texts and calls across plans, but the key to controlling costs there is to keep your usage within standard call parameters. That means that calls to premium services, directory assistance or any excess calls on plans that don't include unlimited calls will be added to your bill.
In data terms, Dodo charges a flat excess data fee of $12 per GB, slightly higher than the industry average. That kicks in as soon as you go over quota, essentially adding another GB of usage to your plan.
Selected Dodo Mobile plans do include a quantity of international calling inclusions, but if you do want to make calls on plans that don't, or exhaust your quota, additional call charges will apply depending on the country you opt to contact.
By default, international roaming on Dodo Mobile plans is switched off, so if you do want to use your Dodo Mobile phone overseas you will have to contact Dodo before you travel to enable this functionality. Dodo splits supported countries into two pricing zones, with full roaming costs available on its web site.
- No penalty for shorter contracts. Most providers offer bigger data quotas or extra goodies for 24 month contracts, making the 12 month and month to month contracts less appealing, but the inclusions are same whether you’re on board for one month or two years.
- Wide range of phone choice. Phone bundling by MVNOs is still an uncommon matter, and Dodo Mobile offers a wide range of current and classic phones to choose from.
- Very expensive SIMs. Most carriers are so happy to have you as a customer that the SIM is either nominally priced or free. Not so with Dodo, which charges a punitive $24.90 for a SIM card
- iPhone plans use refurbished phones. Get an iPhone on contract elsewhere and it’ll be new out of the box, but Dodo’s iPhone plans use refurbished models instead.
Dodo Mobile prepaid recharge options
If you’re using Dodo Mobile’s prepaid mobile plans, you’ve got a number of choices when it comes to recharging your service
- Via credit card online: Dodo Mobile’s online portal accepts recharge payments via Visa, Mastercard, American Express or Diner’s Club card.
- Via BPay: Dodo Mobile Prepaid plans can also be recharged with vouchers purchased through BPay, again managed through Dodo’s online portal.
- With a purchased voucher: Recharge vouchers can be purchased at a wide variety of retail outlets to top up your Dodo Mobile prepaid mobile service.