iiNet will become a mobile service provider by December
Popular Australian ISP iiNet announced that it will offer standalone mobile plans in time for Christmas. During the company's annual general meeting, chief executive Buckingham told investors that iiNet would begin to offer mobile phone plans as a standalone service as of December 2.
iiNet currently has a mobile phone offering, but it is only offered to customers who have also purchased a broadband subscription. The mobile service will continue to use Optus' network, and will support both 3G and 4G connections.
iiNet has yet to detail pricing of its new mobile offers AUD$15, AUD$30, AUD$40 and AUD$60 plans. The AUD$15 plan includes AUD$200 of calls and text, and 200MB of data. Conversely, iiNet's high-end AUD$60 plan includes unlimited calls and text and 3GB of data.
The company currently has over 150,000 mobile subscribers.
Source: Australian Financial Review