Wireless telco vividwireless has unveiled minor changes to its broadband plan range, boosting download quotas across the board and bundling voice services into its offering.
The company operates what it descibes as the nation’s first 4G wireless broadband network, which is based on the WiMAX mobile standard, in comparison with the 3G/HSDPA wireless networks used in Australia by mobile telcos Telstra, Optus and VHA.
vividwireless — a part of the Seven Group — initially launched in Perth in March 2010, but has since expanded to cover some areas of Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Brisbane and Canberra. Testing by Delimiter in Sydney last year showed download speeds on the network ranging from about 6Mbps to 15Mbps, with upload speeds of about 1Mbps.
In a statement today, the company revealed it had allocated several gigabytes of extra download quota to its $35 and $49 monthly subscription plans, abolished its $99/40GB plan, and established a new 15GB plan for $55 a month, as well as making slight pricing changes up and down to other plans.
It’s a similar situation with vividwireless’ prepaid plans, which now have a $79/12GB plan included. The company’s broadband and phone bundles range from $39 to $109, and come with varying amounts of data — from 8GB up to unlimited — and with varying degrees of phone calls included. Most of the bundled plans, apart from the lowest $39 bundle, come with unlimited local and national calls.
vividwireless chief executive Martin Mercer said the company’s plans offered “some of the best value in the market” and had also started rewarding loyal customers, with the company reducing the minimum term commitment required to receive one of its modems.
Its $299 home gateway is now available for only $149 when customers sign up to a $49/12GB monthly plan for 12 months — and will cost customers nothing on a two year plan of $49 per month or above.
The vividwireless USB modem, normally $69, will be provided free of charge when customers sign up for a one year or more plan at $35 per month or more, and the Wi-Fi hotspot device will be free on the same plan or above.
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