Vodafone releases $39 plan with unlimited text

news Vodafone Hutchison Australia has launched a new $39 Plan with “infinite” text messages included, with a range of handsets for zero monthly cost to choose from, including the Samsung Galaxy S II.

The $39 plan over 12 or 24 months, at a total cost of $468 or $936, offers $300 for plan inclusions – Infinite Standard TXT (excluding special numbers and services), Standard PXT (Video), Standard PXT (Text, pic and audio), and standard national and international calls, in addition to 500MB of mobile Internet data. The offer is for a limited period and ends June 18th, 2012, unless extended.

For those who want to bring their own handsets, or are looking for a no fixed term contract, Vodafone is offering a set of SIM-only Plans. The $30 SIM-only plan, offers $300 plan value for standard national and international calls, MMS and other plan Inclusions, 500MB data, Infinite standard TXT, both nationally and overseas, on a one-month contract. A subscriber to this plan can change the amount paid, or stop the service at any time. A mobile internet pack can also be included.

General Manager – Consumer Markets, Anthony Dureau, in a media release, said: “Australians love to text, so in response, we continue to give customers greater value with a range of Infinite TXT plans. We’re excited to be the only network in Australia today offering a $39 Plan with Infinite TXT to the world, alongside our popular $59 plan.”

On its $59 Plan, the telco is offering $750 worth of plan inclusions such as Infinite Standard national and international TXT to personal mobile numbers, national and international calls, MMS, and other plan inclusions, along with 1.5GB mobile Internet data or Infinite BlackBerry Email Internet Browsing + 1.5GB of data for video streaming. The plan also offers infinite Vodafone to Vodafone, and 3, standard national voice calls within Australia. Customers have the option of getting the HTC One X smartphone for $0 upfront on this plan with a 24-month contract. Other plans are available online.

If customers are not happy with the plans, they can end the contract within the first 30 days without any additional charge, by returning the phone and paying only for what has been used until the cancellation is effected.

The new plans come with Vodafone’s Network Guarantee. Vodafone has been working on improving its network over the past 14 months. A further multi-million dollar network program has been planned for 2012. With more than 1000 new 850MHz 3G sites, and new 3G- and 4G-ready equipment installed at more than 4050 sites, Vodafone is confident of the success of its Plans for Australians. Its coverage site gives an overview of the areas that are covered by the 850 MHz network. VHA currently provides mobile services to over 7 million customers in Australia.