Optus and Vodafone announce mobile broadband plans

Vodafone and Optus have announced a new series of mobile broadband plans to cater for customer’s thirst for internet on the go.

Vodafone and Optus have announced a new series of mobile broadband plans to cater for customer’s thirst for internet on the go.

Helen Tuffy, head of consumer data at Vodafone Australia said:
“The Vodafone Internet Stick will give Australians the freedom to ditch their landline.”

Vodafone’s cheapest “internet-ready” plan will start at $19.95 monthly for 1GB over 24 months. Customer will also have to pay a $5 per month fee. Additional data downloads will cost $0.10 per MB.

Meanwhile, Optus have offered a prepaid solution. Customers can hook up to the service after paying $199 which will give them a USB modem, and 2GB data allowance. Customers can then top up their service each month. a $30 recharge will get them 2GB of data for use over 30 days.

The companies claim they will be able to offer speeds of up to 7.2MBps and 3.6Mbps (3G/HSPA) on their wireless networks.

Source: The Australian

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