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Best prepaid solution for internet+calls

Discussion in 'Mobile Phones & Devices' started by Drew_, Mar 23, 2009.

  1. Drew_

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    Hey,

    Ideally I need a prepaid service with internet on a single sim card.

    I only need maybe 100Mb data a month, probably less.
    Most calls will be inbound, maybe 24 outbound calls a month.

    I have a hand full of Sony K800s that will tether with the tablet PCs to provide them internet access, which will be used for email.

    Using the USB keys/modems for internet access is not an option, as they will just break pretty quickly. Thus using bluetooth to tether phone to laptop.

    What would be my best option?

    Am I also right in assuming what I don't use one month on my prepaid carries onto the next month with both calls and internet?

    I'd rather not go on a plan, as this will be used by casual staff and some sims may go a few weeks to over a month without use.

    Also with prepaid is there a way to check the usage both calls and internet data used, remaining credit etc etc using like an online account manager.

    I'm hoping to get 100mb and 24 outbound calls for about $20 a month per sim

    Thanks,


    Drew
     
    Last edited: Mar 23, 2009
  2. BuuBox

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    Telstra

    $20 recharge, use $10 to buy a 100MB datapack, then have $10 left for calls as well as either 1c text to Telstra mobiles or 30 minutes of free calls to Telstra mobiles.

    You could use the left over $10 to buy one or a combination of the other "Plus Packs", for example: 1 x $5 Text Pack and 1 x $5 talk pack.

    This would give you 100MB + 30 SMS + 10 Minutes + Telstra Mobiles: 1c or 30 minutes.

    If calls are more important than SMS, get the $10 talk pack instead, which gives you 25 minutes.

    http://www.telstra.com.au/mobile/prepaid/pluspacks.html
    http://www.telstra.com.au/mobile/prepaid/latestoffers/index.html

    Online account stuff is all there too. Confusing? Slightly... :)
     
  3. sanjay

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    only prob is that the K800is the OP has arent next-g capable, thus he will need new phones.
     
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    Drew_

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    My current one works fine for net access with Telstra, it connects at 3G speeds so its fine
     
  5. BuuBox

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    Telstra GSM and Telstra 3G (the 3GIS network) will work fine with the K800i.

    I checked the Optus option, but it'd be $30 a month.
    Virgin don't seem to offer data with their beancounter plan, otherwise that may have been okay.
     
  6. sanjay

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    then its ideal - telstra 3g must still roam on three's 3g network (they had a joint partnership ages ago and i wasnt sure if it was still going).
     
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    Drew_

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    Well I lie; it worked 6-9 months ago.

    I use a HTC Diamond now.

    I'll ask Telstra tomorrow about it
     
  8. BuuBox

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    It'll work fine.
     
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    You could try TPG Executive Mobile cap for $79.95. $2000 of calls and 2gb "free data" download.

    I used my TPG 49 cap saver sim with my e220 3g modem, worked fine @ 3g speeds.

    F.
     
  10. Protagonist

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    Wait, so I recharge $20, and that gives me $10 for data/web surfing and the other $10 for calls/sms?

    I am currently with iSim prepaid for their cheap rates, and have just updated the mobile to the E71, so looking at surfing the net with it, like the OP.
     
  11. BuuBox

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    More or less, but in my senario I was taking full advantage of the Telstra prepaid "Plus Packs". Makes Telstra prepaid quite well priced, but you have to make the most of 'em.
     
  12. BlackTigerTech

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    If you can wait a wee little bit, my pinkies says this will be on offer soon...pm me if you want more info and I'll see what I can do:thumbup:
     
  13. Deltoid

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    I'm also looking for a dataplan.

    I've got an E71 and am with iSim.

    Exetel's HSDPA plan looks pretty good (pay $5 a month min spend), data charges work out to $15 for 1Gb. Call rates are alright.

    I'm just not sure what happens when you roam out of their network.
     
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