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Expert Guide: ALDI Mobile Plans Review and Ratings

Global supermarket chain ALDI offers its own impressive range of affordable, SIM-only mobile phone plans. Already established as both a mobile provider and retailer in several European countries, ALDI’s Australian launch sees it go head-to-head with Woolworths Mobile and Coles Mobile in the supermarkets-turned-telcos space.

ALDI Mobile provides prepaid plans that are contract-free, affordable, and easy to self-manage. There’s standard 30-day plans with unlimited talk/text and capped data, as well as long-lasting pay-as-you-go plans ideal for infrequent mobile users.

If you sign up for ALDI Mobile, you will need to provide your own phone, as all plans are SIM-only. However, this does mean ALDI is a good option for customers wanting a flexible prepaid plan with no bill shock, lock-in contracts or need for expensive phone purchases.

What does ALDI Mobile offer?

If you consider extras such as free Foxtel, data-free streaming, or live sports to be essentials rather than luxuries, ALDI Mobile probably isn’t the best provider for you. But if you want a budget-friendly plan offering good value and some international features, ALDI covers all the basics.

Below are some of the features you may or may not find on ALDI Mobile’s plans. Green ticks indicate a feature is included in, or available on, ALDI Mobile service.

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Entertainment bonuses
Data-free video streaming
Data-free music streaming
International calls/texts
International roaming
Set-up fees
Data overage fees

ALDI Mobile network and coverage

ALDI Mobile uses the Telstra 5G, 4G and 3G network to deliver its phone and data services (which also plays host to the likes of Boost Mobile, TeleChoice and Everyday Mobile from Woolworths). This means that ALDI Mobile customers will have access to most of Telstra’s impressive nationwide coverage.

Unfortunately, access to Telstra’s 5G network isn’t included on all ALDI Mobile plans, but you’ll still get great speeds from its 4G network. This makes ALDI a great option for most Australians, although customers in rural areas may need to double-check online to ensure they’ll be completely covered.

ALDI Mobile plans: features and bonuses

All of ALDI Mobile’s plans come with the standard talk and text, plus data use within Australia. All monthly phone plans include data rollover, and international calling is featured on plans of $25 and up.

  • International calls: Most of ALDI Mobile’s plans include unlimited standard international calls to 20 countries, and up to 400 minutes of calls to 30 additional countries. Unlimited calling countries include Canada, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Japan, New Zealand, South Korea, Thailand, UK, and USA.
  • Data rollover: All ALDI Mobile 30-day plans allow users to roll over any unused gigabytes to subsequent months. To keep your leftover data, you’ll need to recharge with a plan of the same or higher value, within 24 hours of your current plan’s expiry date.
  • Add-on data: Additional data can be added to your plan at any time (to a maximum of 40GB).
  • Auto-recharge: Customers can set up an automatic recharge for any pack through the ALDI Mobile app or online account portal.
  • International roaming: ALDI Mobile customers can use their service overseas in selected countries, provided there is adequate pay-as-you-go credit on their account. Rates for talk, text, and data will vary between countries.

ALDI Mobile Plans

ALDI Mobile plans are exclusively prepaid, so you’ll pay for your usage upfront. So if you’ve had issues in the past with overages or unexpected charges, your ALDI plan is a great way to protect against bill shock.

Standard mobile plans are offered on a 30-day basis and start from $19 per recharge. These plans, listed below, include unlimited talk and text in Australia, high-speed data use, and (depending on the plan) international calling and texting. Casual, pay-as-you-go plans are also available, again starting from just $15 per recharge. If you’re after good value for the whole family, a Family Plan includes data sharing, with three plans to choose from, offering different amounts of data and limits on how many accounts can be connected.

ALDI Mobile Family plans

As the name implies, Family plans are set up as an easy way to bundle and manage plans for the whole family. These plans allow you to have either two, four or six different SIM cards under the one account, depending on which plan you select, with one account belonging to the ‘owner’ and the others set as ‘users’.

The plan owner is able to monitor the usage of the other users, add and remove users and set data limits. Each plan includes unlimited standard national calls, SMS and MMS, plus unlimited standard international calls to 20 countries.

The owner is able to set data limits on the plans for the other users, and all leftover data available for the owner. While you don’t have to set user data limits, it’s a handy feature to ensure there is data available for everyone to use.

Unused data will roll over indefinitely, and without expiry, if you recharge before the 30-day expiry or within 24 hours of expiry on the Family Pack. If you go over your data allowance, you can also buy extra data (with a maximum of 40GB add on data at one time).

If you and your family are new to ALDI Mobile, you’ll have to buy SIM cards for each user. Otherwise, if you or some of your family are already ALDI Mobile customers, there are ways of transferring existing accounts over to the family pack.

ALDI Mobile Pay-As-You-Go plans

If you’re a very light or infrequent mobile user, you may benefit from a long-term, pay-as-you-go plan. ALDI Mobile’s PAYG option gives you a 365-day credit expiry, with all calls, texts and data charged on a per-use basis.

ALDI Mobile contact details/customer support

Need some help with your ALDI Mobile plan or service? The telco offers several contact and support options, including:

  • General customer support: 1300 989 000, or 2534 from your ALDI Mobile service
  • Twitter: @ALDIMobileAU
  • ALDI Mobile app for both iPhone and Android

How does ALDI Mobile compare?

ALDI Mobile isn’t the only telco offering Telstra network coverage at lower prices. The following providers also use parts of Telstra’s 5G, 4G and 3G networks.

The following table shows a selection of published prepaid plans on Canstar Blue’s database, listed in order of lowest standard monthly cost to highest, then by data allowance, largest to smallest. Use our comparison tool to see all plans available on Canstar Blue’s database. This table includes products with links to referral partners.

Is ALDI Mobile a good deal?

If you want a flexible, simple prepaid plan with good data inclusions and no unnecessary extras, ALDI Mobile has plenty to offer. The telco’s 30-day plans feature unlimited calling and texting, plus international extras and data rollover — all at competitive prepaid prices.

As ALDI Mobile piggybacks on the Telstra network, most Australians will receive great 4G coverage; however, you won’t have access to 5G on all plans. ALDI Mobile customers will also miss out on other Telstra benefits, such as its rewards program and any free streaming subscription offers available. However, ALDI Mobile does offer serious savings when compared to bigger-name providers.

Customers wanting a SIM-only plan will fit right in with ALDI, but if you’re hoping to buy a brand new smartphone as part of your mobile plan, you’ll need to look elsewhere. ALDI Mobile is bring-your-own-phone only, so you will need to have an unlocked device handy in order to sign up to the company’s prepaid mobile service.

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About the author of this page

Tara Donnelly

This page was written and is regularly updated by Canstar Blue’s Telco Editor, Tara Donnelly. Having spent over seven years writing for and editing telco comparison websites, she’s an expert in all things phone & internet, including NBN plans, wireless technology, the latest mobile devices and how to find the best deal for your family. She loves to highlight the next best deals, while also flagging the things you need to be aware of.

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What do customers think about ALDI Mobile phone plans?

In 2021, Australians gave ALDI Mobile 5 out of 5 stars for Overall Customer Satisfaction in prepaid mobile plans.

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