New felix mobile plans drop speed caps, unlimited data: how they compare now
felix mobile has launched 2 new plans while bumping up the cost of its unlimited data plan by $5 a month.
Smaller provider felix is shaking things up by giving mobile users 2 more plan options to choose from.
Although these new felix plans have data limits, the good news is you will no longer be restricted to 20Mbps speeds.
Here's a look at what's on offer without taking into account its new offer, which will get you 20% off the first 3 months with FELIX20.
|25GB||$25 a month|
|50GB||$30 a month|
|Unlimited data||$40 a month (previously $35 a month)|
felix's new plans stack up quite well against our benchmark of $1 per GB even without taking into account any discounts.
Its 25GB plan is bang on 1:1 for price and data, while its 50GB plan does even better for value.
You'll essentially end up paying 60c per GB.
A few neat extras to go alongside these new plans include:
- Unlimited data banking
- No excess data charges, meaning once you've used up your monthly allowance your speeds get capped at 1.5Mbps
- Being signed up with a carbon neutral mobile provider
- Option to add on international roaming
The main caveat is felix offers purely digital customer support, which may not suit some people.
How do felix mobile's new plans stack up against TPG, Vodafone?
If you're considering felix, you're likely okay with a mobile plan that runs on the 4G Vodafone network.
We've stacked up felix against TPG's budget-friendly prepaid plans, which also use Vodafone's network, as well as Vodafone's own line-up.
felix mobile vs TPG
TPG's running 6-month promotional offers, which makes its plans much better value against felix.
Here are 3 of its plans that closely match what felix is offering in terms of data.
|TPG Medium||25GB||$12.50 a month for the first 6 months, $25 a month ongoing|
|TPG Large||45GB||$15 a month for the first 6 months, then $30 a month ongoing|
|TPG Extra Large||60GB||$20 a month for the first 6 months, then $40 a month ongoing|
Keep in mind: TPG charges an $11 number port out fee when you switch from it to another provider. It also doesn't offer unlimited data or unlimited data banking, and it doesn't have an app either.
felix mobile vs Vodafone
Vodafone's prepaid plans aren't exactly like-for-like with felix because they have 28-day expiry periods.
This means you'll have to pay 13 bills over the course of the year with Vodafone instead of 12 with felix.
We've still gone ahead and compared felix against Vodafone's 2 cheapest prepaid plans though if you're keen to see if the bigger provider is better for you.
Over the course of the year, felix works out to be a better option price wise (and less complex).
|Plan||Price and data|
|$30 Prepaid Plus Starter Pack||$12 for 40GB on the first 3 recharges, $30 for 20GB ongoing|
|$40 Prepaid Plus Starter Pack||$40 for 50GB on the first 3 recharges, then data drops to 30GB ongoing|
However, Vodafone does offer international calls and text inclusions, an option to save $5 if you setup automatic recharge and access to 5G if it's available in your area.
Bottom line: felix's unlimited data plan remains a worthy contender despite the price hike as it is the only provider to offer unlimited data, albeit with speed caps.
Its new plans also offer value for money with and without discounts and come with some neat features.Image: Supplied: RyanKing999