Top Mobile Plans:
On Optus 4G Network:
Catch Connect – 365 day plan – $120 for 60Gb of data and unlimited calls for the whole year!
Amaysim Mobile – $30 for 30Gb data with unlimited calls & texts for 28 days deal. Unlimited calls, texts & 30Gb Data. Runs on Optus 4G – No lock in contract
On Telstra (Full) 4G Network:
Boost Mobile Only $30 for 28 days Unlimited calls, Texts & 37Gb data (20GB + 17 GB bonus data) – Unlimited calls & texts to 15 countries! Runs on Telstra 4G No lock in contract
Moose Mobile (On Optus 4G Network) $9.80/month for Unlimited calls, texts and 6Gb of data!
Amaysim, Vaya & Yomojo, Gomo & Moose Mobile have been used by our team and run on the Optus 4G Network and all work well.
It’s very easy to migrate your current mobile number to a new service as your old service continues to operate until the new service is online.
Just sign up to your new provider and they will do the rest. Normally it takes a few hours to migrate between companies unless they are on the same network which then can take a day or two (but your service will continue until you have migrated)
Most offer no lock in contracts.
Usually cheaper to buy your phone outright and sign up to these providers than to get your phone on a contract.
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Light Prepaid Users:
Amaysim Mobile $10/28 days – No Contract unlimited calls, texts & 1Gb data
Yomojo Mobile $15.90/30 days – No Contract – unlimited calls, text & 5Gb data
Best Unlimited Mobile Deals
|Company||Price $||Days||Data (Gb)||Calls ($)||Texts||Notes|
|Boost||40||28||30 + 15 Bonus||UNL||UNL||Telstra|
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|Company||Calls (c/min)||Texts (per text)||Data (c/mb)||recharge ($)||Notes|
|Aldi||12||12||5||15||Part of Telstra Network|
|Telstra||30||30||10||20||Long Life Plus 6 month expiry|
iPad / Android Tablet Users- Best Mobile Data Plans:
Amaysim Mobile Broadband SIM
Get the cheapest deal on a Sim card for your iPad or android tablets to get mobile data.
1Gb data costs only $9.90/month (no contract) or you can pay 5c/Mb if you are a low user!
Compare that to your current provider.
Aldi Mobile offers 2 plans:
- Pay as you go Prepaid
Data 5c/Mb (You can also buy 2Gb Mobile Data Pack which lasts 30 days for $15)
365 day expiry period on credit
Packs available for $15 & $30 credit
Aldi’s prepaid pay as you go plan has to be one of the best prepaid deals around as there is no flagfall & the credit lasts 365 days
How to transfer your mobile number to another mobile provider
- Find a new mobile provider.
- Enter your details online with your old phone number & account number if have it.
- Number will be transferred.
We have found if transferring within the same network eg Telstra provider to another Telstra Provider it can take longer than changing network to say Optus (which can just take a few hours). Make sure you call your new network if changing between the same network on different mobile companies to make sure it goes through normally.
There have been stories that if a large number of mobile users are transferring their numbers, the transfer process can take longer as there is only so much capacity in the system.
Always check the coverage of the telco you are signing up to (be that low cost version of Telstra, Optus or Vodafone) as this is one of the commonest reasons for complaint to the telecoms ombudsman. If you are buying instore (most of the cheaper don’t have this option- saving you money) then ask the salesperson for coverage maps/details for the specific area you want to use your phone. This way if the coverage is poor or not what is expected you may even be able to get out of the contract due to incorrect advice given under consumer laws.
Ways to save on your mobile
There are a few cheats to save you money on your mobile phone calls.
Sometimes you are charged a hefty premium for phoning 1300 or 13 numbers on your mobile! Many new plans now include 1300 numbers in national call allowance (but check your provider)
To save you money on 1300 calls there is an app call 13Save App. It finds the national landline numbers instead of 13 & 1300 so they are cheap or even better included in your tariff.
e164.org is another site where you can find these numbers online. These may not be the latest numbers you can use.
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