Vodafone Responds To Telstra With Data Pass
Vodafone is taking a swing at Telstra’s new Peace of Mind Unlimited data plans with its own Vodafone Pass where customers have the option to pay for various passes covering music, video and social networking apps.
The telco says it hopes the Vodafone Pass will allow people to pay extra in advance for only what they want to use, so as to avoid the flat $10 per excess gigabyte charge.
The passes available to purchase include, Chat ($5/mo), Social ($10/mo), Music ($10/mo) and Video ($15/mo). These costs do not include the subscriptions to those services, which still need to be purchased individually where applicable.
Users will also have their connection speeds limited to 1.5 Mbps, which Vodafone says is fast enough for standard definition video and general social media usage. This throttling doesn’t kick in after you breach your cap, this speed limit will be applied to all apps within the tranche you have purchased.
These are available for Vodafone customers now.