Catch Connect is slinging a year's worth of mobile data for $139

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Catch Connect is slinging a year's worth of mobile data for $139

Australia's newest mobile telco Catch Connect has joined the likes of Aldi by offering up three plans on a 365-day cycle including data and unlimited calls and texts.

The telco, which is owned by online retailer Catch Group, opened in February with mobile services on the Optus 4G network.

The three plans charge customers for a block of mobile downloads which can be used anytime throughout the year. Catch is also running a promotion with a 30 percent discount on 365-day plans until 2 July.

The first plan costs $139 (usually $199) and comes with 36GB of mobile data, or 3GB for $11.60 per month. The next plan costs $189 (usually $270) and includes 72GB of data, or 6GB for $15.75 per month. The most expensive plan costs $238 (usually $340) and has 180GB of data, or 15GB for $19.80 per month.

“With many Australians feeling the pinch in their pockets, the ability to make a one-off payment for a year-long phone plan, and not think about that bill for the rest of the year, gives them peace of mind,” said Catch Group chief executive Nati Harpaz. “We know our customers love great value so we’re pleased to bring them these longer-term options at the amazing Catch prices.”

Catch's mobile plans follow a similar offer from supermarket giant Aldi last year, which started selling a year's worth of calls, texts and 42GB of data for $249, averaging out at $20.75 for 3.5GB of data per month.

The mobile telco space started to heat up last week when Australia's first and third-largest telcos, Telstra and Vodafone, started selling unlimited data plans for the first time, with the caveat that download speeds will be capped after the first 40GB.

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