Just a day after Optus said that it was reducing the quotas of its prepaid wireless plans, Vodafone has announced it is rolling back prices on its post-paid mobile broadband plans.
Vodafone said it would offer 5GB for $39.95 a month instead of $49.95 a month on a 24-month contract to new customers. It has also cut the price of its 1GB plan from $29.95 a month to $19.95 month. Previously, such pricing was only available to customers who had bundled mobile broadband with a mobile phone.
Those on the 5G plan receive Vodafone's USB internet stick modem free, while for customers on the 1GB plan, the stick costs $5 a month.
No Vodafone spokesperson was available to say if the pricing change was in direct response to Optus' prepaid quota reductions.
A Telstra spokesperson said that the company does not intend to change its prices, despite action in the area. "We don't compete on price anymore. It's all about the coverage we offer on the network."
There would be no changes to 3's mobile broadband prices according to a 3 spokesperson. "We've got competitive prices in comparison to those." However, the spokesperson said that 3 had reduced the price of buying its internet key modem outright from $149 to $129 last week.
In comparison, 3 Mobile offers 1GB for $15 per month with $5 for internet key modem if not buying outright, 2GB for $29 month, 3GB for $29 with $5 a month for the key modem, 6GB for $39 and 7GB for $49, with excess use charged at 10 cents per MB. Roaming usage outside the 3 broadband zone is charged at $1.65 per MB.