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Vodafone prepaid mobile plans
Vodafone prepaid plans offer a focus on flexibility with long-term expiries and international inclusions if you need them.
Vodafone offers two types of prepaid plans: Combo Plus and Pay and Go. The Combo Plus are standard prepaid plans as follows:
- $30 Combo Plus. 10GB for $30 with 28 day expiry. Bonus 15GB when you sign up for automatic recharge.
- $40 Combo Plus. 20GB for $40 with 35 day expiry. Bonus 25GB when you sign up for automatic recharge.
- $50 Combo Plus. 30GB for $50 with 35 day expiry. Bonus 25GB when you sign up for automatic recharge.
The two more expensive plans provide some international call minutes to various countries.
The Pay and Go plans operate on a pay as you go model, where you buy a certain amount of credit and charges are deducted for every minute of a call, text sent, or MB of data used. The $30 credit pack comes with 180 days expiry, while the $40 and $50 credit packs last a full 365 days.
|Pay and Go $30||Pay and Go $40||Pay and Go $50|
|Expiry||180 days||365 days||365 days|
Why switch to Vodafone prepaid?
Vodafone is one of Australia's three biggest telecommunications providers, and have a number of benefits that go along with that:
- Coverage. While Vodafone has the smallest network of the big 3, it still reaches 96% of the Australian population.
- Value. Vodafone's prepaid plans offer alright value for money, providing data at a rate of about $2 - $3 per 1GB without the bonus data and closer to $1 with it. The two more expensive plans feature a 35 day expiry period, which will save you some recharges over the year. However, they have a lot of competition and you may be better off comparing them to other providers.
- Brand reputation and service. As a major telecom company, Vodafone has a certain level of security and service attached to its name.
How to switch to a Vodafone prepaid plan
If you're looking to sign up to a new Vodafone prepaid plan, there's only a few steps you need to follow:
- Buy your desired prepaid plan online or buy a Vodafone starter SIM at a store.
- If you want to keep your existing mobile number, let Vodafone know when you're signing up and they'll sort out the transfer for you. This process is known as 'porting', and you'll only need to know your current number and provider.
- Once you've got a hold of your SIM, you can activate it. Activation will start the number porting process. When it's done, your new service will be ready to go and your old service will cease working.
The good news is that you probably won't lose any personal information by switching SIMs, since most of that information is stored on your phone or a cloud backup these days.
How to cancel your Vodafone prepaid plan
Since Vodafone prepaid plans don't exist with contracts, all you need to do is not recharge when your next expiry period rolls around. If you're signed up to automatic recharge, you'll have to cancel this feature through your Vodafone account.
You can contact Vodafone over the phone on 1555 from your Vodafone mobile or on 1300 650 410 in Australia.
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