Virgin Mobile's new $140 plan includes a free return flight

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Virgin Mobile Australia’s new phone plan for $140 a month might be considered excessive, till you bear in mind that it includes a return flight to either Vanuatu, New Zealand or Fiji from Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, Adelaide and Canberra.

The Optus had telco today introduced its “Irresistable Plan”, which also includes unrestricted calls and SMS across Australia, 6GB of information and $200 worth of worldwide calls per month on a 24 month contract ($3365 overall minimum spend).

On this strategy, you can also update your smartphone every 12 months, as long as you sign on for another 24 months. You’ll also be provided another return flight to the above listed locations.

Keeping it in the family

Along with this high-end strategy, Virgin Mobile likewise revamped its various other strategies, enhancing prices by $1, however likewise decreasing information allowances by 50MB to 1GB on equivalent strategies.

But for Virgin Mobile Australia’s head, David Scribner, it’s not almost price points.

“We want to be even more than mobile. We want Virgin Mobile to be a window to the Virgin world, ” he said.

With a refocus on consumers, Virgin Mobile individuals will have access to rewards and tie-ins with various other properties, such as Virgin Australia airline and Virgin Money.

“We are delighted to up the ante and provide Virgin Mobile consumers a true ‘Virgin’ experience, plus a lot more value, ” said Nicole Bardsley, director of Brand name and Communication.

Similar to Optus rebranding a couple of months back, these modifications are part of a bigger Virgin Mobile brand refresh.

Better usage control

Virgin Mobile has actually likewise overhauled its My Account system for clients to be able to much better track use.

Its usage alert system will likewise go online, instantly notifying consumers when they reach 50, 85 and 100 per cent of their month-to-month allowance, as required by the Telecommunications Consumer Security (TCP) code. Customers will likewise be able to set their own use notifies, also.

International roaming notifies will likewise be readily available from 27 September, as per the Australian Communications and Media Authority’s brand-new international roaming requirement.