Alternative Australian operator Internode, which is now part of iiNet, has announced the launch of 4G plans for its ‘NodeMobile’ service. Prices for the new service start at AUD15 (USD13.8) per month for a plan offering a 200MB monthly usage allowance, while the top-end option costs AUD60 per month for a 3GB data cap, as well as unlimited calls and texts.
With Internode using the mobile network of Optus to offer the service, the development comes after upgrade work had been carried out by the latter; as previously reported by CommsUpdate, Optus last week confirmed it had completed a major expansion of its 3G and 4G networks in Adelaide, having deployed 25 new LTE-enabled sites, while a further 150 upgraded 3G sites were also said to have been constructed.
Commenting on the new plans, Internode’s Mobile Product Manager Marcus Hecht said: ‘[The tariffs] give our customers access to 4G speeds with generous quotas at great prices … Our customers are always looking for ways to get even more use out of their mobile. Now, with ultra-fast 4G speeds, they will experience less buffering, improved audio quality, and smoother streaming services as a result of reduced lag.’