The mobile phone plan market is more competitive than ever before. Aussie customers are thankfully spoiled for choice when it comes to both postpaid and prepaid phone plans – the nation’s large number of service providers and high proliferation of mobile phones mean we’re among the savviest consumers out there.
In addition to the ever-cheaper plan prices on offer, many service providers now offer incentives for customers to refer their friends to a particular plan or service. Your provider might offer bonus credit, extra data, or a simple discount on your monthly bill, all in exchange for the simple act of recommending your phone plan to your mates. With this in mind, we’ve compiled some of the top referral deals currently on the market in order for you to maximise your savings.
|Provider||Deal||How to access|
|Amaysim||$10 credit for both you and a friend once they use their SIM for the first time.||Online or through the My Amaysim app. Details here|
|Lycamobile||$5 credit for you||Online through My Lycamobile. Details here|
|Hello Mobile||$10 credit each||Mention referring friend’s name and number when signing up online or over the phone. Details here|
|Vaya||$15 credit for you||Enter your referring friend’s mobile number in the “How did you hear about us?” section when signing up. Details here|
|Dodo||$25 credit each||Enter your referring friend’s referral code when signing up online or over the phone. Details here|
|SpinTel||$10 credit each||Online through My Account. Referred friend receives a code via text. Details here|
|Vodafone||Red plan customers: Both of you get $50 credit on your bill
Prepaid customers: Both get $5 prepaid credit
|Red plan customers: Have your friend sign up to a $50 or more Red plan for 12 or 24 months, then fill in the online form
Prepaid customers: Have your friend sign up to a $20 or greater prepaid recharge, then fill in the form. Details here
Source: Respective telco websites January 2017. Please note details were correct at time of publication and may have changed since.
The best value refer-a-friend offer out there is arguably Vodafone’s Red plan referral, which allows you to earn $50 credit each when your friend signs up to a Red plan costing that same amount or more – potentially netting them a free first month. You’re able to refer up to 10 of your mates, meaning you could be looking at $500 of extra credit if you’re especially keen.
Vodafone’s prepaid referral offer also represents good value. Since prepaid recharges are one-off costs with no fixed contract term, you could refer a friend and they wouldn’t be stuck with a long plan. Up to 5 friends can be referred for this deal, meaning you’re looking at $25 extra credit if you can persuade enough people.
Good value is also offered by Dodo’s current deal, whereby you and a friend get $25 credit towards your mobile bill. With both of the above offers requiring nothing more than entering your friend’s mobile number into an online form, it’s an easy way to save some money in the short term. However, be sure to compare phone plans based on their inclusions first. These referral deals can them be a good point of difference when deciding where to do.