Vodafone offers pre-paid mobile Internet

Some unused data can be rolled over

Vodafone Australia has introduced prepaid mobile broadband to its suite of services bringing it in line with rival carriers 3, Optus and Telstra.

The new pay-as-you-go mobile broadband range includes a starter pack with an “Internet stick” that boasts pre-installed software, a SIM card and 500MB data allowance for $149.

Recharge plans of $19 for 500MB, $29 for 1GB, and $49 for 3GB data as also available.

Helen Tuffy, head of consumer data at Vodafone Australia, said the pre-paid service is “stress-free connectivity”.

“Users will have complete control over how much money they spend with the benefits of ‘plug and play’ mobile Internet,” Tuffy said.

Vodafone is offering customers who connect before June 30 2009, a bonus 2GB of data allowance (instead of 500MB) when they purchase a pre-paid mobile broadband starter pack.

Tuffy said when customers recharge within 30 days, up to 5GB of unused data will be rolled over into the next month.

Customers can top up their accounts with a credit card either online or at a Vodafone store.

Recharging online with a credit card gets you an additional 10 per cent “bonus data”.

For more information, see Vodafone's mobile broadband Web site.

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