The familiar brand name that supermarket shoppers around Australia have known and trusted for years, Woolworths has added mobile phone services to its roster with an emphasis on value. Leveraging the Telstra 3G and 4G networks to ensure the widest possible coverage no matter where you are in the country, Woolworths Mobile offers both prepaid SIMs and brand new phones on contract.
The connection with the Woolworths brand means that they’re able to offer real-world rewards to their mobile customers as well. Customers choosing a new phone will also get a Woolworths gift card valued at between $25 and $100 absolutely free – that’s literally like them handing money back to you on day one. Prepaid users, meanwhile, get a discount on every recharge if they make use of the free Woolworths Rewards card.
On prepaid, Woolworths also offers a generous data rollover scheme, with unused data continually rolling over to the next recharge up to a maximum of a huge 15 GB – so if you’ve got a holiday coming up, you can store up that valuable data allowance to splurge on while you’re away from home. It’s easily one of the most flexible data rollover offerings around.
Getting a new phone with Woolworths Mobile
To get started Woolworths generously offers two high-end phone brands to pick from if you’re in the market for a new handset – Samsung and Oppo. At the Samsung end there’s the must-have devices you’d expect, including the beautifully curved Galaxy S7 Edge. And from Oppo – a company better known for its super-high-quality Blu-Ray players – there’s a range of their latest models, some with a huge 6-inch screen. All phones are offered with a choice of three plans.
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In a competitive environment, Woolworths Mobile’s offerings aren’t quite as competitive as some, and while they have the advantage of making use of the Telstra network, it’s not the entire Telstra network. On the other hand, for those after a new phone, contract prices are very reasonable and the “Zero Bill Shock” guarantee will give many people peace of mind.
A feature of Woolworths’ phone plans is their “Zero Bill Shock” promise, which guarantees that you’ll never pay any extra charges on top of what you agree to up-front. The idea is that any extra-cost services (like extra data) that you need are never just automatically added to your bill. You have to agree to them first. That way you know when the bill arrives it won’t contain any nasty surprises.
You can recharge online and enter your rewards card number, or alternatively you can swipe your Rewards card when buying a recharge from any Woolworths, Big W or BWS store – or Woolworths Caltex petrol stations – to get the 10% discount automatically applied.
Yes – Woolworths has three tiers of data-only SIM plans available, with the top-end 10GB recharge having a handy six-month expiry time. You can just throw the SIM in your iPad and not have to stress about running out of data every 30 days.
The new OPPO A57 from Woolworths Mobile comes with a 16 MP front camera and a 13 MP rear camera, ensuring high-quality shots with minimal effort. Even better, you can get it with one of Woolworths’ plans for no extra handset payment.
If you don’t want to be tied down by a lengthy mobile contract, there are plenty of prepaid options to choose from. Standing out from the crowd, Woolworths’ offerings will likely grab your eye thanks to the international minutes included and the possibility to rollover unused data.