Last month we brought you new handsets – this month we bring 4G SIM Plans!
Australians are very excited about the launch of 4G services and with good reason.
The technology behind 4G
The 4G LTE (Long-Term Evolution) voice network is the fourth generation of cellular technology. This is great news for mobile phone users. Performance-wise this means less buffering, better audio quality, improved gaming experience and smoother streaming services with reduced lag.
Currently, 4G networks in Australia run on FD-LTE (Frequency Division), which uses two separate frequency channels, one for data traveling in each direction. TD-LTE (Time Division) is a new flavour of 4G technology, where the upload and download of data happens on the same frequency, but at different times.
For the tech boffins amongst you, check out this link to explain the ins and outs of 4G. In layman’s terms TD is another way 4G can be delivered at lightning fast speeds.
4G coverage in Australia
Right now, there’s 4G coverage in selected areas of most major capital cities and some regional centers. Other areas of the country will follow so stay tuned. In the meantime, you can use our coverage map to check areas with 4G coverage.
If you happen to be passing through an area that doesn’t have 4G, your phone will use the available 3G or 2G networks instead.
As always, the speed you experience on the network will be a combination of the spectrum of the network you access, your personal device and the number of customers using the same network at the same time.
Plans, plans, plans
Whether you need just a SIM, or if you want to buddy up your plan with a 4G handset, you can find a mobile phone to suit your browsing needs and desires.
There are four mobile phone plans from which to choose. All plans offer call and text value, as well as a monthly data allowance.
With each plan, you can enjoy great included value, and depending on the plan you choose, you could also benefit from all-inclusive national calls, texts and iiNet-to-iiNet mobile calls within Australia. There is a once-off upfront cost of $20 for the SIM card.
To review all the detailed goodness on our plans just visit our 4G mobile plans website.
Want fries with that?
If you want more than just a mobile, check out our Mobile Combo package where you can combine all kinds of snazzy services like superfast broadband, home phone and modem rental into a package from only $104 a month.
I’ve already got a handset, can I just have a SIM?
You sure can. They cost $20 each which you can purchase via our website and we’ll post it out to you. You’ll need to review our critical information summary so you’ll know all the ins-and-outs when you purchase the SIM only.
Already on a 3G mobile contract with iiNet and want to upgrade to 4G?
We’re all about the upgrades. To enjoy 4G speeds you’ll need to change from your existing 3G plan to a new 4G plan. You can do this through Toolbox or call 13 19 13. Just be sure that you have a compatible 4G handset.
I’m in a contract but want to join iiNet’s 4G party when I’m ready. Can you remind me?
We’d love to. Just fill out a Registration of Interest form and we’ll let you know when your existing contract is nearly up.