iiNet unveils mobile voice tariffs

16 Dec 2010

Alternative Australian broadband provider iiNet has entered the mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) arena, having introduced post-paid services for both residential and business customers, with the operator using the Optus network. iiNet said that, on the back of customer feedback, all of its tariffs would be offered on a contract-free basis, with residential plans starting from AUD10 (USD9.93) per month, for which customers would receive a 200MB monthly data usage allowance and around three hours of calls to national and other mobile networks. The top level residential plan meanwhile costs AUD40 per month, offering around 14 hours of talk time and a 1.5GB data usage allowance. All residential tariffs also offer unmetered access to social networking sites including Facebook, Twitter, MySpace and LinkedIn. Business plans range from AUD14.95 per month to AUD40 per month. Commenting on its entry to the mobile sector, Michael Malone, iiNet’s CEO, said: ‘iiNet now offers a one-stop shop for all our customers’ communication needs with the quad-play of broadband, voice, mobile and TV … Customer feedback was crucial during the development of our mobile plans. We asked what was important in a mobile offering and we’ve responded with unmetered social networking, call usage notifications and great value monthly plans, minus the binding contract.’

Australia, iiNet (incl. Internode)