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Dodo Mobile: Plans and prices

Nathan Lawrence
Feb 15, 2024
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Dodo Mobile may be more renowned for its internet services but the telco also sells a handful of SIM Only mobile plans. While not overly perky, Dodo SIM Only mobile plans cater to those seeking a cheap or mid-level offering with competitive pricing and a decent data allowance. Here’s everything you need to know about Dodo SIM Only mobile plans in Australia.

Dodo mobile quick facts

  • Dodo operates on the Optus 4G Plus mobile network, which means 98.5% of Australians can expect coverage if they sign up for a plan.
  • While the telco doesn’t offer Prepaid mobile services, those after a monthly SIM Only plan can look to Dodo for a handful of cheap to mid-tier options.
  • All Dodo SIM Only mobile plans include ‘limitless data’: meaning download speeds are capped at 1Mbps if you go over your monthly data quota.
  • The two pricier Dodo SIM Only mobile plans include up to 500GB of data banking.

What are the different types of Dodo mobile plans?

Dodo exclusively sells SIM Only plans, which are paid at the end of a billing month. As is the trend with SIM Only and Prepaid plans, the pricier the monthly plan, the more data you get. All Dodo SIM Only plans come with unlimited standard talk and text in Australia.

Dodo SIM Only mobile plans and prices

Dodo SIM Only mobile plans start at $10 a month, while the priciest plan is under $40. All Dodo SIM Only plans include a max-speed data allowance and capped speeds, without any extra charges, if that quota is exceeded.

What do you get with Dodo mobile plans?

Dodo mobile plan speeds

Dodo operates on the Optus mobile network, but that doesn’t include Optus 5G. Instead, plans cap out at Optus 4G Plus speeds, which is up to 100Mbps download speeds under best-case conditions. If you go over your Dodo monthly data allowance, download speeds are capped at 1Mbps until the next billing cycle. According to Opensignal data, practically speaking, expect Dodo average download speeds of around 56Mbps. Average upload speeds are roughly 8Mbps on Optus 4G.

Dodo mobile plan data

The cheapest Dodo SIM Only mobile plan doesn’t come with much data, so it’s very much targeted at the most casual of mobile users. Data allowances get better the more you pay, but only the priciest Dodo SIM Only plan has more than the 35GB monthly Australian mobile median allowance as standard. Dollar-to-data value isn’t great at first glance but is still competitive with Dodo’s SIM Only competitors.

Dodo mobile plan international calls

All Dodo SIM only mobile plans except for the cheapest one include credit for international calls. For a fixed monthly fee, customers with the cheapest Dodo SIM Only plan can add 100 international call minutes for anywhere in the world (according to Dodo sales support). The other Dodo SIM Only plans have increasingly fixed values for call credit.

International call rates are charged per minute and vary based on where you’re dialling. Prices start at $1 per minute and go up to $5 per minute. You can see a full list of Dodo international call rates here.

Dodo mobile deals

If Dodo has a SIM Only mobile plan deal today, you’ll find it below.

Dodo mobile plan features

The main perks for Dodo SIM Only mobile plans are the lack of upfront fees for new sign-ups and no excess data charges. Outside of that, features are sparse, including a lack of support for eSIM, which means Dodo customers are reliant on traditional physical SIM cards. On the pros front, all Dodo SIM Only mobile plans include unlimited standard international texts.

Another Dodo perk is a 500GB data bank for certain SIM Only plans. This feature isn’t available for cheaper Dodo SIM Only plans but it is for the two pricier ones. Data banking is a handy way for ongoing Dodo customers to store any leftover max-speed data for future months.

The other Dodo perk worth flagging is international roaming. While the norm is for international roaming add-ons, Dodo uses pay-as-you-go (PAYG) credit. Contact Dodo customer service to activate international roaming and discuss the costs involved.

Dodo coverage map

Dodo operates on the Optus mobile network, specifically the Optus 4G Plus network, which offers coverage to 98.5% of Australians. Use the interactive map below for a visual indication of Optus 4G coverage in specific areas. It’s worth flagging that the Optus 3G network will be shut down at some point in September 2024.

How to switch to Dodo mobile

It’s a straightforward process to switch from any telco in Australia to Dodo. Follow these steps to switch to a Dodo SIM Only mobile plan:

1

Browse the list of Dodo SIM Only mobile plans, then click the corresponding orange ‘Go to Site’ button (if available) next to the one you want. You’ll be taken directly to the Dodo mobile plans page

2

Enter your name, email address, mobile number and postal address for your SIM card. Select your address from the drop-down menu when it appears.

3

Complete the reCAPTCHA request and click the ‘Send me my SIM’ button to complete your order.

4

Dodo will then process your SIM card request. Keep an eye out for a text and an email to confirm when it’s on the way. When the Dodo SIM card arrives, follow the included activation instructions.

Dodo mobile frequently asked questions

Dodo mobile SIM Only plans operate on the Optus 4G Plus network, which offers coverage for 98.5% of the Australian population.
Yes, certain Dodo SIM Only mobile plans include data rollover (up to 500GB). Note that the cheapest Dodo SIM Only plans don’t include data rollover, so you’ll want to choose one of the pricier alternatives.
Yes, Dodo SIM Only mobile plans can make international calls (via add-on or included call credit) and send unlimited international texts. Dodo also offers international roaming, but you have to contact the telco to activate this feature, and it’s pay-as-you-go, so costs may add up.

Dodo mobile features breakdown

Dodo mobile plan features
Data rollover
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500GB (select plans)
Auto prepaid recharge
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Data-free streaming
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Endless data
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1Mbps
Data sharing
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Rewards program
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$0 setup-fee plans
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International calls
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Add-on minutes, credit
International roaming
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PAYG rates
Discounted mobile plan
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Phones available
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Entertainment bundle
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Exclusive content offers
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eSIM
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Dodo mobile networks
Mobile network
Optus
Population covered
98.5%
5G network access
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4G network access
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3G network access
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Until September 2024
Dodo mobile customer service
Customer forum (or blog)
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Crewed Twitter
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Facebook page
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Retail stores
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Phone support
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Usage-monitoring app
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Chat service
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Self-service online (FAQs)
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Nathan Lawrence
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Nathan Lawrence
Nathan Lawrence has been banging out passionate tech and gaming words for more than 11 years. These days, you can find his work on outlets like IGN, STACK, Fandom, Red Bull and AusGamers. Nathan adores PC gaming and the proof of his first-person-shooter prowess is at the top of a Battlefield V scoreboard.

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