Woolworths Connect- The New Prepaid Mobile

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Woolworths has launched Woolworths Connect, a new telecommunications service offering Australians a network to take advantage of two pre-paid mobile options designed with value, simplicity and convenience in mind. Woolworths Connect will be operating in part on the Telstra 3G network, as well as three prepaid mobile broadband options.
The prepaid mobile options will cost $30 or $45, along with the initial $2 cost of a Woolworths Connect sim card. The broadband options are set to cost $14.90, $29.90 and $99.90. Both the broadband and mobile bundles will be active for 30 days.

Woolworths Everyday Rewards members will receive an extra 10 per cent off their top-ups when they purchase them at participating stores – including certain Big W and Caltex service stations (which are also owned by Woolies).
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And if you are to be topping up with the $45 option each month, that’s an annual saving of $54  a good choice for a membership that’s free to sign up for.

The Woolworths Offer

Woolworths Connect Pre-Paid Mobile Inclusions:
$30
$27 for Woolworths Everyday Rewards customers
1.5GB plus bonus 1GB (until 31 July 2015 on first recharge)
10% price discount with a Woolworths Everyday Rewards card (in-store only and at participating stores)
$650 standard national call value
Unlimited SMS
Unlimited calls for Woolworths Connect to Woolworths Connect mobiles within Australia
90c/min call rate
Parts of Telstra’s 3G network
All to use within Australia in 30 days
$45
$40.50  for Woolworths Everyday Rewards customers
3.5GB
10% price discount with a Woolworths Everyday Rewards card (in-store only and at participating stores)
$1,500 call value
Unlimited standard national SMS
Unlimited calls for  Woolworths Connect to Woolworths Connect mobiles within Australia
90c/min call rate
Parts of Telstra’s 3G network
All to use within Australia in 30 days

Woolworths Connect has three great value 3G mobile broadband offers, giving you flexibility when you want to stay connected using data. Remember, when you buy a recharge voucher in store and you swipe your registered Everyday Rewards card you receive 10% off your recharge every time.

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Woolworths doesn’t seem a bad deal, but then it doesn’t exactly differentiate itself from providers like Amaysim, Optus, or Telstra, who both offer comparable data, SMS and call rates for the same monthly cost. The big difference on offer is the 10 per cent discount for Everyday Rewards members. What you won’t get is 4G data.

his is what is missing out on data that’s genuinely speedy, if, of course, you have access to it where you are and with your phone. So, that might not matter to you and your situation  perhaps you only occasionally browse the web or connect to Wi-Fi most of the time, but it’s a big no-no if you have a high-end phone and live in the CBD.

The most immediately comparable deal is Amaysim’s unlimited talk and text with 5GB data for $44.90  on Telstra’s 4G network. That’s the same price for non Everyday Rewards holders, and only a few dollars more if not. Let us see how far it can make this go.

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