The long-running and intense competition between rival telco companies will reach a new level with the introduction of telephone deals for only 10 cents per month.
TPG Telecom and Moose Mobile are introducing new business models that could change the look of mobile phone deals in Australia, according to the advertiser.
Moose Mobile, which uses the Optus network, has rolled out an offer of 10 cents per month as an introductory deal for new customers.
The plan is only available to those who bring their current mobile phone to the network and only use minimal amounts of data.
The long-running and intense competition between rival telco companies will reach a new level with the introduction of telephone deals for only ten cents a month (stock image)
The two deals offered to customers that fit the profile are $ 9 per month with 1 GB of data or the deal of $ 14 per month with 1.5 GB of data.
WhistleOut's spokesperson, Kenny McGilvary, spoke with The Advertiser and said the new offers could be one of the cheapest to ever hit Australian shores.
& # 39; It is certainly difficult to get much cheaper, & # 39; he said.
We now see that a few carriers will follow each other with this style of promotion, making the market even more competitive, which has a positive effect on the consumer. & # 39;
Since the introduction of the new deal, CEO Lewe of Moose Mobile said that the telco had an influx of new customers, which was a positive sign.
& # 39; It's a price where the customer just feels that he has nothing to lose by going with a small telco, if we do not deliver in the first 30 days they can cancel without penalty and it costs them 10 cents, he said .
TPG Telecom, which recently acquired iiNet, made it the second largest ISP in the country and now the company will invest another $ 1.8 billion to build its own mobile network.
The plan is only available to those who transfer their current mobile phone to the network and use only minimal amounts of data
The acquisition also increased TPG's market share by 27 percent, making it the second largest broadband provider in Australia.
Telstra is still the market leader with 41 percent, but Optus is now behind TPG with just 14 percent.
The movements made by the two smaller telco companies put external pressure on industrial giants Optus, Telstra and Vodafone.
However, whisper from the industry also points to a possible merger between TPG and Vodafone Hutchison, which would create even more pressure on the telco giants by creating more competition.
ACCC chairman Rod Sims said the acquisition of iiNet by TPG raised some concerns, but the deal was still accepted.
"The ACCC has taken note of the growing consolidation in what will now be a relatively concentrated broadband market," he said.
"A future merger between two of the four remaining large fixed-band suppliers will likely give rise to serious competition concerns."