Vodafone recently turned on 4G for their prepaid customers. In addition to have a compatible phone you also need to live or work pretty close to the CBD of your capital city. 4G coverage will expand under 4G but it probably won’t reach the Telstra or Optus’ coverage map. This only really matter if you live in the outer suburbs. In that case you might also have issues with Telstra and Optus.
This week, Vodafone added some fuel to the 4G race by doubling the data on offer with its $30 prepaid cap. This prepaid offer for $30 and 30 days, normally comes with $450 in calls, unlimited TXT and 500MB. If you activate before 31 January 2014, you can enjoy 1GB rather than the 500MB.
Whilst it is bonus for most, remember that if you are using 4G, you are likely to experience a boost in your usage and the added 500MB will likely give you some relief from seeing your 500MB depleted in a few days.
An added bonus with Vodafone is that data use is counted in per KB increments not per MB. This is a huge help. Why? When your phone access data and the data session you have started ends (you or network disconnection) your mobile provider will look at how much data you used during that session and then either round it up to the nearest MB or the nearest KB. Eg if you have used 5300KB during the session, your usage would be converted to either 6MB or 5MB and 300KB. The later is much better.