Bang for buck it will beat any Optus or Vodafone offering although its service will be fairly similar to Kogan’s Telstra based offering. Aldi has some experience as a Telco having run Aldi Talk and Medion Mobile before but don't expect a supermarket to have call centres and great customer service - this is cheap!
The pay as you go plans are $15 or $30 upfront (with 365 day expiry and 12 cent per minute calls and 12 cent SMS) or $35 (30 days unlimited calls and texts and 4GB of data) and you can bring your own phone or buy from them.
Aldi’s strength is its 300+ store network and its focus on customer service. We believe it will offer in-store recharge as well as via a web site.
Aldis’ initial phone offerings include:
- Dual Sim Mobile Phone (Unlocked)
- Supports Micro SD Card up to 4GB
- Video and Music Player
- Alert Clock, Memo Function, Calendar, Calculator, FM Radio, Multi Language
Au $199 Bauhn (we have no knowledge of this handset or its quality but assume its a standard "white bix" clone offering)
Android 4.1 Smartphone (Unlocked)
- 4.5" IPS qHD 960 x 540 Resolution
- WiFi AA/B/G/N and Bluetooth 3
- 2000 mAh battery
- 1GHz A9 Dual core ARM CPU
- 5MP camera rear and .3MP front
- Microphone and speaker
- 512MB RAM, 4GB SD and microSD slot *(up to 32GB)
- Dual Sim
- Front and Rear Camera
- Bluetooth 3.0
- GPS, rotation and other sensors