Aldi Mobile and Woolworths Mobile switching on 4G network
Aldi Mobile and Woolworths Mobile will both be moving their customers across to a 4G mobile network in the coming weeks. The pair of telcos both resell a wholesale Telstra product, and as such, have presently only had access to parts of the company's 3G network.
While Aldi Mobile and Woolworths Mobile customers will shortly benefit from faster download speeds, they won't have access to the entirety of Telstra's 4G network. Notably, neither telco will provide 4GX connectivity, meaning download speeds will be capped at 100Mbps.
Subscribers without 4G compatible phones will still be able to 3G through both Aldi and Woolworths.
Aldi Mobile plans start at AUD$15 per recharge, including AUD$12.50 of call credit, 50,000 text messages, and 250MB of data. On the other hand, Woolworths' recharges start at AUD$30, with AUD$1,000 of call credit, unlimited text, and 3GB of data.
Woolworths Mobile has not set a concrete timeframe for the migration, but Aldi Mobile says all of its customers will be moved to the new 4G service by the end of April.
Boost, another telco powered by Telstra's network, went 4G at the end of September last year.