VHA increases data quotas as users choose mobile internet

Increasing use of mobile internet and 3G services is demanding more data allowance

Vodafone Hutchison Australia (VHA) has increased the data quotas of its Vodafone and 3 contract caps, a change the telco attributes to the rising use of mobile internet and 3G services in Australia.

According to the company, the number of customers using mobile broadband or 3G services on their handset has grown some 150 per cent over the 12 months to June.

The revamped offerings include more data in all postpaid plans ranging in price from $19 to $99 per month for new and upgrading customers on a 24 month contract.

Most data quotas have been increased by at least double the original amount, with the exception of its $99 ‘unlimited cap’, while the prices remain the same.

The telco is also spruiking a new $59 Promo cap on a 24-month contract for both Vodafone and 3, on which the iPhone 4 and Sony Ericsson X10 (running on the Android platform) are available for $0 upfront.

The plan includes $650 of call value, 2GB of data and ‘unlimited’ standard SMS and MMS and is available to new and upgrading customers between 25 August and 25 November.

VHA recently released its iPhone 4 pricing for both Vodafone and 3 brands, which consist of monthly plans starting competitively low at $29 with Vodafone, and $39 with 3.

Telstra, Optus and Apple also released pricing details for the iPhone 4, with the two former offering monthly capped plans starting at $49 and upwards.

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