Vodafone's hot offers are here, with the world going mad for Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals as it does at this time, every year, and with the deals getting better and better.
Vodafone says it is "extending the current offer on its Super+ Plan with infinite data", whereby, until 30 November, "Vodafone customers can get 500GB of max speed data, infinite data of up to 10 Mbps in Oz and unlimited international calls to Zone 1 countries for just $55 per month (plus monthly device fees)".
We're told "the offer is available for as long as a customer stays connected on any phone plan and for 12 months if you bring your own phone".
Here are some of the deals on offer:
- iPhone SE (64GB): Save 27% off the RRP and pay just $13.86 per month over 36 months + plan fees
- Samsung Galaxy S20 FE 5G (128GB): Save 25% off the RRP and pay just $23.91 per month over 36 months + plan fees. +Bonus Buds +
- Samsung A51: Save 50% off the RRP an pay just $8.29 per month over 36 months + plan fees
- Google Pixel 5 (128GB): Save 25% off the RRP and pay just $20.75 per month over 36 months + plan fees
- Samsung Z Flip: Save 50% off the RRP and pay just $27.52 per month over 36 months + plan fees
- Samsung Z Fold 2: Save 12% off the RRP and pay just $73.3 per month over 36 months + plan fees
- Samsung Tab S7: Save 23% off the RRP and pay just $28.97 per month over 36 months + plan fees
There's also Vodafone’s $40 Prepaid Starter pack, which has been reduced to just $9. Vodafone advises that its prepaid customers "can get 50GB data (20GB data + 30GB extra data), unlimited standard national calls and texts, Data Bank to store up to 200GB of unused data, plus 35 day expiry. Customers must activate the service before 30 November".
More information on Vodafone's Black Friday deals here.
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While shoppers strike a note of gaiety, Guillaume Noé, senior director, Cyber Security, Avanade Australia, had a word of serious advice to offer.
"Cyber Monday sees an influx of customers looking to take advantage of online bargains. But with more people online, comes a heightened risk for both shoppers and retailers as cyber criminals look to also take advantage. It is important to be aware of the potential threats at this time of the year, and to be prepared, vigilant and ready to respond effectively," he cautioned.
"Shoppers need to be aware of potential scams such as phishing emails that can lure them into providing their data, such as personal information or credit card details, to fake retailers. With an increase in marketing materials from businesses promoting sales and Cyber Monday deals, shoppers need to be cautious of which links they click on and the validity of the emails they interact with, or risk a very disappointing and costly experience."
Noé said during Cyber Monday, retailers may attract undue attention from nefarious groups, more than at any other time of the year.
"They can be held to ransom with denial of service and ransomware attacks crippling their business operations and denying them revenue," he claimed.
"They can also be the subject of more sophisticated attacks in the midst of a digital transaction frenzy, putting their customers’ data and the reputation of their business at risk. Without due protection and preparation, retailers can be left with few options to deal with the aftermath of an attack, just ahead of one of the most critical transaction windows of the year.
"Because of the increased cyber risk, it’s a good time for retailers to review their cyber security risk defences and make any necessary improvements. This is particularly advisable for any businesses that haven’t had a security assessment in the last 12 months.
"In the event of a cyber-attack, it is essential for businesses to act swiftly and seek guidance from a cyber security specialist. For smaller retailers who may not employ a cyber team, subscribing to a Cyber Security Incident Response retainer service can ensure the timely engagement of specialists to help recover as quickly as possible."