iiNet launches BYO mobile plans

The ISP has made its first foray into the mobile market, offering contract-free plans

Internet service provider (ISP) iiNet (ASX:IIN) has launched itself into the mobile market with the introduction of contract-free BYO mobile plans.

There are three plans, $10, $20 and $40, which have a call value ranging between $150 to $750 and monthly data quotas ranging from 200 Megabytes (MB) to 1.5 Gigabytes (GB). There is also a one-off cost for the SIM-card of $35.

The sim-only plans will be available on the Optus 3G network and to sign up users must be an iiNet customer with an active broadband service. Users must also already have a handset, however the ISP notes users should ensure the handset is not locked to another provider.

Users will not be able to track their data use, however will be notified via SMS and email when data limits have been reached. Excess data will incur a charge of $0.20 per MB and the ISP will advise users at $50, $100 and $150 worth of excess charges, via email.

The ISP is also offering “unlimited” access to social networking sites including Facebook, Twitter, MySpace, Foursquare and eBay.

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