Aldi has officially switched on its low-cost mobile phone network, Aldi Mobile, but how fast are its data speeds?
We purchased an Aldi Mobile pre-paid starter pack from our local supermarket to find out. Our new SIM card was activated in just over 20 minutes after we registered the service online.
All speed tests were recorded in North Sydney, with a full coverage indicator.
In our testing, download speeds on the Aldi Mobile network were quite consistent. Speeds ranged from a low of 6.42 megabits per second (Mbps) to a high of 6.62Mbps.
Upload speeds varied slightly from 1.27Mbps up to 3.58Mbps.
We ran the same tests in the same location on Telstra's Next G network and the results weren't surprising. The regular Telstra 3G network was often over twice as fast as Aldi Mobile during our tests.
It produced download speeds of between 16.43Mbps and 21.79Mbps but upload speeds were very similar.
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Aldi Mobile uses the Telstra wholesale 3G network in Australia to provide its service, which is capped below the regular speeds of Telstra's 'Next G' network.
The Aldi Mobile mobile product provides a 3G coverage footprint of 97 per cent of the Australian population covering more than 960,000 square kilometres.
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