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Dodo Relaunches Their Prepaid Mobile Offer

Posted on the 19 April 2012 by Prepaidplans @prepaidplans

Prepaid Plans Newsletter Issue 58

I have often wondered why Dodo have never made a real go of the prepaid mobile market. They had an offer which was somewhat competitive, but it was hardly promoted.

A week ago, they launched a new prepaid mobile range using the Optus network which I believe will do really well.

Dodo prepaid mobile plans

Not only is it competitively priced but it also comes with a healthy credit expiry, good data rates and an international call offer.

Dodo’s latest prepaid mobile offer consists of two products, Pay As You Go and Unlimited.

Dodo Pay As You Go – comes with 11c/min call rates, no flagfall, 11c SMS, 5c MB data and a minimum 60 day credit expiry.

Begin with a $2 sim card and then recharge with:

  • $10: $10 credit + 60 days to use it
  • $20: $20 credit + 90 days to use it
  • $30: $30 credit + 90 days to use it
  • $40: $40 credit + 90 days to use it
  • $50: $50 credit + 180 days to use it
  • $100: $100 credit + 365 days to use it

Plus get $5 bonus credit with your first recharge.

Dodo Unlimited – For $39.90 you receive unlimited locals calls including 13, 1300 & 1800 numbers, unlimited voice-mail, unlimited SMS, 5GB of data and 100 free call minutes to 50 international destinations. Credit lasts 30 days.

What I like about the Unlimited offer was the combination of unlimited calls and SMS, loads of data (5GB) and free international calls.

Learn more about the Dodo prepaid mobile range here.

Most people have heard of Skype as a way of communicating with friends locally and overseas. It’s actually a free application that you install on your PC or smart phone which then uses the internet to transmit calls and video.

Skype is “free” between Skype users but you can also make calls directly to a fixed line or mobile number. To do this you simply buy credit and it gets charged just like a phone card does.

Now there is never really such a thing as free. With Skype the cost of a Skype to Skype call is the data that you use on either your home computer or your mobile device. Remember that Skype is also available as an App for your smart phone.

Just how much data does it use?

Skype-to-Skype calls will use about 3MB for a one minute call. A 10 minute call will use 30MB. A video call between two mobiles will use about 10x this, eg 30MB per minute or 300MB for a 10 minute call. If the video call is between a mobile and a computer it would use even more data per minute.

Therefore, Skype could actually be a very effective option if you had a reasonable data allowance that you found you were never using. Why waste it each month? Make some international calls using your data.

Quick reminder of some of the prepaid mobile recharge offers that you can take advantage of at the moment.

Amaysim Unlimited – $10 Off Your First Order
Sign up to Amaysim Unlimited before 07/05/12 and enjoy $10 Off your first order. In other words pay $29.90 in the first month to get started rather than $39.90. Use Promotion Code UNL104.

Amaysim As You Go – Bonus $10 Credit
Amaysim have extended their Money Magazine Offer. Using Promotional Code AYG10 with your first Amaysim purchase, you can reward yourself with $10 bonus credit. Offer expires 07/05/12.

Virgin Bonus $1200 Credit
If you purchase $2, $5 or $29 sim pack and recharge with a $29 Your Cap (or higher) before 31/05/12 you will receive $200 bonus credit each month for 6 months.

Virgin Bonus $50 on First Recharge
Join Virgin Mobile online and receive a bonus of $50 credit on your first recharge. Conditions are that you purchase a prepaid mobile phone online.

Optus New Turbo Cap Plus – Unlimited Weekend Calls
Connect with the Optus New Turbo Cap Plus before 23/06/12 and stay connected for the entire year with minimum credit and you will receive unlimited weekend calls to Australian standard numbers. This includes national voice calls to mobiles, landlines and 1300/1800.

Telstra Prepaid Cap Encore Free Calls
If you sign up with Telstra’s Prepaid Cap Encore you will receive unlimited calls from 6pm to 6am every night of the week to any network. This offer now runs until the 30/07/2012. You can sign up with a $30 recharge, which offers $250 in calls and 500MB of data. Lets hope Telstra keep extending it!

Lebara Mobile Mega Plan $9.90 Bonus Offer
Buy a $39.90 Mega Plan Starter pack online between 25/01/12 and 30/06/12 and receive a BONUS $9.90 Mega Recharge voucher. The Mega Recharge voucher can be used to top-up your call credit for international calls and data, at Lebara’s standard low-cost rates.

OneMobile Bonus Sim Card
OneMobile is offering a bonus sim card when you purchase a $29 Caps Sim Card. Use this sim pack to access unlimited OneMobile calls, Unlimited Facebook and $200 of calls credit. Offer ends 31/05/12.

Lyca Mobile Offers
Lyca Mobile is offering free calls within Australia to both fixed and mobile lines. A 25c flagfall applies to these calls. No fair use policy applies. The offer is open until 30/4/2012.

Also, Lyca Mobile is offering free calls Lyca to Lyca, until to end of April. No flagfall applies. Offer ends 30/4/2012. Fair usage policy of 5000 minutes applies per customer during the promotional period.

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