VHA revises mobile broadband plans

 

Extra quota, lower excess charges.

Vodafone Hutchison Australia (VHA) has increased the download quotas on its mobile broadband plans and slashed excess usage fees.

The telco announced a revised range of postpaid plans. The old entry-level 1GB plan for $15 a month received a 500 MB quota increase.

The $29 plan now includes an extra 1 GB of quota, while the $39 and $49 plans received 2 GB more.

Excess data charges on all caps were reduced from 10 cents per MB to 2 cents per MB.

And contracts were available either for 12-months (with bundled modem) or month-to-month (with modem purchased outright).

A VHA spokesman told iTnews that existing customers would not be automatically upgraded to the new download quotas but could upgrade via Vodafone's website or by calling a customer care representative.

A new prepaid starter pack was also launched. It included a USB stick modem and 6 GB of data for $129 outright, although there was an introductory special price of $99.

The initial 6GB prepaid quota expired after 94 days "unless you recharge in that time", according to VHA.

If a recharge was made within three months, it was still possible to take advantage of existing 180 and 365-day recharge options available from Vodafone, a spokesman said.

"We've listened to our customers," said Edward Goff, general manager of voice and mobile broadband at VHA.

"They've told us they want more generous data allowances; they want the freedom and flexibility to choose the exact duration of their contracts; and the want fairer pricing when they have an internet- and data-intensive month and need to go over and above their usual data allowance."

A spokesman for VHA has been contacted for comment.


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