TPG launches new budget mobile brand ‘felix’

Endless talk, text and data - but there's a catch.

There’s a new kid on the budget telco block, and it’s got a pretty enticing selling point: endless data, talk and text for $35 per month.

Launching today, felix is a TPG-owned MVNO (Mobile Virtual Network Operator) running on the Vodafone 4G/3G network with a focus on environmental sustainability. They’re carbon neutral, powered by 100% renewable energy and, for each active customer, a tree is planted every month.

So, back to the whole ‘endless’ thing. felix is a subscription-based, contract-free telco offering one plan and one plan only. For $35 a month (payable only through the felix mobile app), you’ll get unlimited standard talk and text in Australia and, more excitingly, endless data. Unfortunately, while the data is endless, it does come with one annoying limitation – it’s speed-capped at 5Mbps.

According to felix’s website, 5Mbps is enough to comfortably browse the internet, check social media and send and receive emails. It’s also fast enough to support HD video calls and to stream HD video (though in both cases, busy network periods will limit quality to SD). Downloading and updating apps should be fine, as long as they are not too large, and Wi-Fi hotspotting should be limited to one device. felix won’t suit those who regularly upload and download large files (i.e. greater than 100MB) from and to the cloud.

felix runs on the Vodafone 4G/3G network (no word yet on whether or not it will have access to 5G), so check out the coverage map below to see if your area is covered.

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