Home Telecoms & NBN Catch Connect offers double-data deal on 90-day plans, 30% off 365 days

It's yet another deal for "new customers only", which means Catch Connect needs to think about doing a deal or two for current customers too, but the deals are nevertheless quite catching.

Catch Connect is a mobile network virtual operator powered by the Optus 3G and 4G network, part of the Catch Group, and like other MVNOs out there, they've realised you need to do deals to get new customers to switch over.

Part of the big battle in the world of pre-paid is getting your customers to want to stay with your service, despite a plethora of powerful pre-paid plans from a posse of competitors out there all vying for pre-paid profits.

MVNOs have even found a way to turn pre-paid into a type of extended contract, by offering 90-day and 365-day plans that are paid for upfront, but with the sweetener of discounted deals or by doing the double data dance.

It's all about making enough profit from as many plans as possible to make the entire enterprise worthwhile, and so MVNOs try to ensure their deals are as catchy as possible, because they know they can catch many more flighty fly in fly out, churn in churn out customers with sweet deals rather than the opposite.

So, what is Catch Connect offering to connect you with, if you're a brand new customer to the service?

Well, it's very simple – Catch Connect offers double-data on its 90-day prepaid mobile plans, and 30% off all 365-day plans.

The 90-day plan details are here, which naturally also include unlimited standard talk and text, with the plans available until 11am on 2 October.

The $39 plan over 90 days gives you 12GB over that period, recharging at 6GB thereafter.

The $69 plan gives you 30GB over 90 days and recharges at 15GB thereafter, while the $89 plan gives you 90GB over 90 days, which is less than a dollar per gig per day, recharging at 45GB thereafter.

The 30% discount on the 365-day plan details are here, which naturally also includes unlimited standard talk and text, with the plans available until 11am on 2 October.

The 40GB plan costs $139, the 80GB plan is $189, the 180GB plan is $238 and the 240GB plan is $287.

Catch Connect notes these promotions "are the latest instalment in their offerings of great mobile savings", and that with the deals running until 2 October, "new customers have under a month to grab their bargain".

Of course, it would be wise to see what deals you can also get from Kogan Mobile, OVO, Boost, Amaysim, Vaya, Coles, Woolies, Optus, Telstra, Vodafone and others, but competition is alive and well in the MVNO sector and thank goodness for that!

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