iiNet brings 4G, fleet calls to business SIM plans

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iiNet brings 4G, fleet calls to business SIM plans

Data, voice allowances change.

iiNet has revamped its contract-free SIM plans for businesses, introducing fleet calling and 4G capabilities.

The revamp, however, means a slight reduction in the amount of credit "value" available to make calls outside the fleet, and less mobile data on one of the four plans.

The previous iteration of business SIM plans included an allowance for "iiNet to iiNet calls", which was effectively targeted at fleet users.

However, the arrangement meant calls between users in the fleet weren't unlimited. On a $14.95-a-month plan, a user could make $135 worth of inter-fleet calls. That scaled up to $1000 of fleet calls on a $29 plan, $1800 of calls on a $49 plan, and unlimited fleet calls only on the top-of-the-line $69 a month plan.

Under today's revamp, iiNet has scrapped the "iiNet to iiNet" allowance on all business SIM plans, and replaced it with an all-inclusive package of "mobile to mobile [fleet calls] within the same account".

 

 

The revamp also changes the way iiNet accounts for included credit for regular calls and SMS.

The low-end $14.95 a month plan sees included calls and SMS credit fall from $225 to $200. A data allowance of 200 MB remains.

The $29 a month plan sees included credit drop from $660 to $650. However, it atones for this by making the $650 amount for calls only, and no longer charging for text messages (pdf). It keeps a 1.5 GB data allowance.

The $49 a month plan includes more call value but less data. The previous $860 for calls and SMS is replaced with a $900 credit for calls, and no charges for SMS.

However, the previous data quota of 3 GB is scaled back to 2 GB under the revamp.

There is really no change to the detail of the top $69 a month plan.

The business SIM plans aren't sold standalone but rather "need to be bundled with a business internet plan" on a two-year contract, iiNet says in the fine print. The minimum additional monthly cost is $69.95 a month.

iiNet's 4G service operates on Optus' LTE network. The ISP launched consumer-oriented 4G services late last year.

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