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  • Pay $20 for first charge then $40 following recharges. Offer ends 12.02.2019
  • Unlimited calls/text + 1100 mins of international calling
  • Includes 20GB + 25GB one-off bonus data
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    Vodafone Mobile

    Vodafone offers a range of telecommunications services for every purpose, from high-end enterprise all the way down to your humble mobile phone. While Vodafone has only recently started offering fixed-line services via the NBN, its pedigree in mobile services spans many years, with postpaid contract SIM-only plans, prepaid plans and a unique take on how to structure mobile plans that includes handsets.

    Vodafone mobile contract plans

    Vodafone's approach to mobile contracts used to follow the normal routine of a handset paired with a mobile plan and handset repayments over 24 months, but in 2017 it re-engineered its approach to plans that included a handset.

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    Vodafone prepaid plans

    As it does with postpaid contract mobile plans, Vodafone's approach to prepaid is somewhat different to the rest of the industry, depending on your precise needs. Its standard prepaid plans fall under the Combo Plus moniker and typically look like this:

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    Vodafone SIM-only mobile plans

    Vodafone's postpaid SIM-only plans are offered on 12-month contract terms or on rolling month-to-month terms. If you sign up for the full year you typically get larger data inclusions, although like the postpaid plans with bundled handsets, the more expensive plans also come with additional international calling inclusions.

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    How does Vodafone compare?

    Vodafone's positioning in the local market has long been one of offering superior value at a given price point compared to the big players in the telco space.

    Typically you'll find larger data allowances at a given price point on a Vodafone plan, although that is somewhat tempered by a slightly smaller coverage map than the Telstra or Optus networks. That's only likely to be a concern for more regional or rural users, with Vodafone investing heavily in its network in metropolitan and larger regional centres in recent years.

    Vodafone removing handset "plans" in favour of what is effectively outright phone sales at 0% interest rates makes it an interesting comparison against Telstra or Optus for any given handset offered by all three carriers.

    On the surface, Vodafone may come across as lower cost because it will often list the 36-month payment term for a handset, but you've got to qualify that with the fact that you must maintain a mobile plan with Vodafone or pay the rest of the handset plan out immediately.

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    Why should you consider Vodafone?

    Vodafone's reputation is one of selling high-value plans on its own network, so if you're a particularly heavy data user its top-tier plans can often represent great value. Like most providers, its postpaid plans charge a flat $10 per GB of excess usage, helping to keep your costs under control.

    Vodafone prepaid recharge options

    There's a wide variety of ways to recharge your Vodafone prepaid mobile phone service depending on your personal preference. As with many prepaid plans, it's worth reading the terms and conditions to determine if there are advantages to recharging earlier than your expiry period in order to take advantage of any rollover bonuses, which may vary by plan.

    • Recharge online: Vodafone has a dedicated web portal ( for managing prepaid recharges for your own phone, or any Vodafone prepaid phone number. Payments are accepted through Visa, Mastercard, American Express or PayPal.
    • Via MyVodafone app: Vodafone provides a dedicated smartphone app for managing your prepaid use, including recharges. It's available for free for iOS (download here), Android (download here) or Windows Phone devices (download here)
    • Recharge via SMS: You can recharge your Vodafone prepaid service via text message, sending a specific keyword to enable an automatic recharge as long as you've already assigned a credit card to your account.
    • Via voucher: Recharge vouchers for Vodafone prepaid services are available from a wide variety of mass market retailers, as well as at any Vodafone store. Vouchers do have specific expiry dates so it's important to apply them at the right time otherwise you may find they have expired. Vouchers can be redeemed through Vodafone's web portal or the MyVodafone app.

    How to contact Vodafone

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    Phone1300 100 515
    Calling hoursMon - Fri: 8.00am to 12:00am
    Sat - Sun: 9.00am to 12.00am
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      DylanJuly 16, 2017

      In the prepaid plans, it is written that there are certain selected countries you can call or text to outside Australia for 1000 or 90 minutes. How can I find what those selected countries are and what are the 1000 or 90 minutes per month?

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        JasonJuly 16, 2017Staff

        Hi Dylan,

        Thank you for your enquiry.

        You can find the fine print or specific details of most mobile phone plans by checking out their Critical Information Summary (CIS). Please check out the CIS of a specific mobile phone plan, from the mobile network’s homepage, to know the selected countries that are included in 1000 standard minutes of a specific mobile plan.

        I hope this helps.

        Kind regards,

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      rukshanaMay 25, 2017

      what international calls does vodafone give and to which countries?

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        RenchMay 26, 2017Staff

        Hi Rukshana,

        Thanks for your inquiry. Please note that we are not affiliated with any company we feature on our site and so we can only offer a general advice.

        There is a variety of mobile plans that Vodafone is offering. The list of countries that is included in making international calls depends on the plan that you will get.

        We suggest going to Vodafone official website to view the list of countries that is included in each plan.

        Hope this helps. Have a nice day!


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