[Please Note: You can no longer earn Qantas Points on Vodafone. If you signed up or upgraded to an eligible plan prior to 07/06/19, you can earn Qantas Points. You will not be able to earn Qantas Points if you signed up to a plan after this date.]
Less than a year after Optus withdrew from the Qantas Frequent Flyer program, Qantas have announced that Vodafone have come aboard as a partner. Having said that, the earnings structure of the new partnership is very different to the previous Optus partnership.
Under the Vodafone deal, Qantas Frequent Flyers are rewarded when taking up a new contract. That can be as a new customer, or as a customer taking out a new contract. Eligible plans will pay a number of bonus Qantas Points (or Qantas Business rewards) at the beginning of the contract, rather than by dollar spend amount. The downside to all this, of course, is that you’ll be locked into a 24 month contract.
Points are available on three types of contract. They include some specifically identified red plans, marketed under the Qantas Red banner, a similar set of plans for business customers, and a set of SIM only plans.
The new Plans
Vodafone has rebadged 3 of the Vodafone Red plans, as Qantas Red plans. The three plans offer much the same inclusions as the equivalent Vodafone Plan. The main difference is in the bonus offers that are available when signing up.
The number of points on offer vary depending on the monthly plan rate, and whether you take up a new plan online, or do it in-store. The following table shows the variations:
|Plan cost Per Month
(excludes handset costs)
|SIM Only||In store Points||Online Points|
These plans are available both in Personal and Business versions. If you sign up under a business plan, then the points will be issued through Qantas Business rewards, and you will need to have an Qantas Business Rewards account in order to receive the points.
As noted, there are also SIM Only plans available if you wish to bring your own phone. You do need to sign up for 24 months though, so you can’t just take the points and run.