Vodafone drops price of prepaid mobile broadband

New prepaid mobile broadband offer signals aggressive price drop

Vodafone has reduced the price of its Prepaid Mobile Broadband Starter Pack from $149 to $129 or $119 if bought online.

The new offer includes a wireless USB modem and 2 gigabytes of data until September 30, undercutting start-up deals from Optus and Three, the first carrier to operate in the space.

Three’s offer is priced at $129 but doesn’t include the bonus 2 GB of data, while Optus offers the same bonus data but is priced at $149.

Vodafone is offers the ability to roll over unused data at the end of each month, as well as measuring usage per MB, compared to Optus’ arcane practice of charging for at least 10 MB every session, with a maximum 15 day recharge period on its $15/500 MB starter pack.

Recharge rates following the initial pack purchase are comparable for Optus and Vodafone in increments up to 3GB. Three and Telstra, meanwhile, compete at the big end of town; Three offers 12 GB for $149 and Telstra charges $100 for 6 GB.

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