Vodafone inks rewards deal with Qantas, opens NZ roaming


news Vodafone has inked a deal with Qantas that will see the companies work together to deliver new ways to reward customers.

Qantas Frequent Flyers members can now earn up to 15,000 Qantas Points by connecting, renewing or upgrading online to a new 24-month Qantas Red plan with Vodafone.

Furthermore, businesses that are members of Aquire, the airline’s business rewards program, are also able to earn Aquire Points when signing up to Qantas Business Red plans with Vodafone.

Ben McIntosh, Vodafone’s Director of Sales, said the new partnership allows Vodafone customers to gain more value from their mobile phone plans.

“The opportunity to earn Qantas Points, which can be redeemed on travel, shopping and a host of other exciting offerings, gives consumers another reason to choose Vodafone and rewards our existing customers for their loyalty,” said McIntosh.

Qantas Loyalty CEO Lesley Grant explained that,i if customers use their Qantas Points-earning credit card to pay for their phone plan, they can also earn points on their card at the same time.

“Businesses like Vodafone partner with Qantas Frequent Flyer because they know that for the millions of Australians who are Qantas Frequent Flyers, they decide what to buy based on whether they can earn Qantas Points or not,” Grant said. “In a competitive market, being able to reward customers for choosing their product or service and remaining loyal to their brand is an attractive proposition.”

Stuart Kelly, Vodafones Executive General Manager of Business, said: “Our new alliance with Qantas means that businesses can get even more out of their mobile phone plans.

The partnership allows Qantas Frequent Flyer members and Aquire members to earn a one-off allocation of Qantas Points or Aquire Points across three Vodafone 24 month Qantas Red plans or Qantas Business Red plans:

  • $80 per month: 4,000 points
  • $100 per month: 5,000 points
  • $130 per month: 7,500 points

Double points are available to Qantas Frequent Flyer members and Aquire members who sign up, renew or upgrade online rather than in store:

  • $80 per month: 8,000 points
  • $100 per month: 10,000 points
  • $130 per month: 15,000 points

Additionally, members can earn points on connection, renewal or upgrade of Qantas Red SIM only and Shared Plans.

Qantas and Vodafone are also partnering to offer a prepaid SIM, and a smartphone plus SIM package, to international customers travelling to Australia on board eligible Qantas international flights.

In related news, Vodafone Australia has announced that Red and SIM Only customers using Vodafone’s $5 roaming option can now use their mobile phones in New Zealand at no extra cost in a time-limited offer.

Vodafone is waiving the $5 per day roaming fee for Red and SIM Only customers travelling to New Zealand until 1 December 2016.

Image credit: Vodafone Medien, Creative Commons


  1. That’s a pretty bad look, our national airline offering our international visitors a phone service with the least coverage while visiting our regional and remote natural attractions and a poor service in our cities.

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