Woolworths Mobile offers a range of handsets on 24- or 36-month contract terms with bonus rewards.
Woolworths Mobile provides its telecommunications services on parts of Telstra’s 4G networks. What this means in practical terms is that it’s speed limited compared to the "full" Telstra network, as well as having a marginally smaller national footprint, although you do have to get relatively remote to fall outside the nexus of population areas and coverage.
In contract terms, all of Woolworths Mobile’s offerings include a bundled Android smartphone over 24 or 36 months; Woolworths Mobile's SIM-only offerings are only provided on a prepaid basis.
How much do Woolworths Mobile plans cost?
Woolworths Mobile spans the divide between affordable MVNO and premium network by offering a range of phone plans with accommodating price points and generous data amounts. There are four different plans to choose from when selecting your Woolworths Mobile plan, with all plans including unlimited standard national calls and text messages:
- Flexi Mobile XS Plan, which includes 3GB of data each month for $20/month
- Flexi Mobile S Plan, which includes 10GB of data each month for $30/month
- Flexi Mobile M Plan, which includes 22GB of data each month for $40/month
- Flexi Mobile L Plan, which includes 35GB of data each month for $50 a month
In addition to the base plan, Woolworths Mobile customers can choose from a number of Samsung or Oppo smartphones. Woolworths caters to all budgets here, offering both premium devices like the Samsung Note 8 and entry-level phones like the Oppo F1s.
In order to help customers keep costs down, Woolworths Mobile offers smartphone repayments over both 24- and 36-month contract periods. There's also no lock-in contract with Woolworths Mobile Flexi plans, so if you decide you want to leave the network, you simply pay off the remaining phone repayments.
- Range of phones at all price points Don’t want handset repayments? The lower-end Samsung phones and most of the Oppo range that Samsung offers only want the base level contract payment, which means you’re paying no more for the phone.
- 4G connectivity One of the biggest drawbacks with Telstra-based MVNOs used to be the slow and limited 3G-only coverage. That’s no longer an issue for Woolworths Mobile customers, because while you don’t get the whole Telstra 4G network, you get enough of it for most purposes.
- Not a good fit for really remote users The "parts" of Telstra’s 3G/4G network that Woolworths Mobile has access to might not suit if you’re notably remote.