Bendigo Telco Mobile Phone Plans Review
The SIM Only mobile phone plan market has exploded with competition in recent years, and one new player to enter the game recently is Bendigo Telco. If the name sounds familiar, that’s because it is; Bendigo Bank used to offer phone plans, but merged with Bendigo Telco, and now here we are. The Bendigo Telco group is further split up into five additional regional telcos: Central Coast, Goulburn Valley, South East Queensland, ‘Tastel’ covering Tasmania, and VicWest Telco.
Bendigo Telco offers five postpaid mobile phone plans on the 4G Optus Mobile Network, so you know you’re getting good coverage. Here’s a rundown on what phone plans Bendigo Bank has to offer.
Bendigo Telco Mobile Phone Plans
Bendigo Telco covers most bases with its mobile phone plans, with pricing steadily rising from $11.50 to $50 a month. All come with unlimited texts, and the latter three come with unlimited calls.
- $11.50: $220 calls, 1GB data
- $17.50: $330 calls, 1.5GB-2.5GB data
- $30: 6GB-10GB data, $50 international calls
- $40: 10GB-18GB data, $300 international calls
- $50: 15GB-23GB data, $500 international calls
These five postpaid plans come on a month-to-month or 12 month basis. As seen above there is strong incentive to sign up for 12 months, with up to 5GB bonus data each month up for grabs. The cheapest plan comes as a month-to-month option only.
- Any excess data you use is automatically billed at the standard $10 per gigabyte.
- There are no set-up fees
- Calls are billed at $1.10 a minute, while voicemail is $1.10 per 30 seconds for the call-capped plans.
These five distinct plans capture different points in the market, with value arguably increasing dramatically once you reach the $50 plan. Let’s see how Bendigo’s own telco stacks up against other providers.
How does Bendigo Telco compare to other providers?
Bendigo Telco’s five base postpaid phone plans are a concise platter with a healthy dose of data, but how do they really stack up? In a saturated mobile market, it can be hard to stand out from the crowd. Bendigo Telco’s 12-month plans contain considerably amounts of data more than its month-to-month plans, and to compete with other providers it encourages users to sign up for 12 months. However, even in this space, there are many other providers offering similar amounts or more data and other stuff for similar prices; it’s a dog-eat-dog world out there and Bendigo Telco is in the hot seat.
Is a Bendigo Telco mobile plan worth the money?
Bendigo Telco looks to offer some exciting phone plans. However, as consumers become increasingly hungry for data, telcos are offering evermore data to try and entice you over, all on no contracts. As such, Bendigo Telco falls by the wayside a little here as you really only get mindblowing deals if you sign up for a whole year, and in a year these deals could be decidedly less competitive. If you are willing to be locked-down, however, Bendigo Telco does offer huge incentives to do so.
Bendigo Telco also does not have set-up fees or any hidden costs. Could you find a cheaper plan than those being offered by Bendigo Bank? Yes, certainly. But sometimes it pays to go with the guy firing straight arrows. With Bendigo Telco, it seems a case of what you see is what you get.