Cheap monthly plan (on telstra)

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  1. chook

    chook Member

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    Wow. That is actually super cool but for some reason I didn't get an e-mail. Might have to go and check my settings to see if I have something set to not receive them.
     
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    glenpinn

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    I got my email about 15 minutes before i posted the info this morning.
     
  3. MR CHILLED

    MR CHILLED D'oh!

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    This is quite huge for Telstra.....could be a bit of a game changer.
     
  4. chook

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    My e-mail arrived today, heh. It was on the site as being a rollover so I guess they were just releasing the e-mails on a schedule or similar.
     
  5. shino

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    telstra has 8GB for $30 a month now. and boost has 3GB for $20. unlimited calls and txt.
     
  6. bangmango

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    They still on the 29 days thing ?
     
  7. shino

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    Yeah. 28
     
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    My phones, along with my interweb, are with ABB. They use only part of the Telstra network so not so good in rural areas (although they do claim 95% coverage, so all major areas would be OK).

    BYO completely unlocked phone (even a Telstra locked phone won't work).
    $15 on a monthly (not 28 day) postpaid contract. Unlimited calls/text , but only 1GB data. Does not roll over.

    This suits me fine, I can end the contract at any time. Convenient because I just added it to my broadband account, but I don't think you need to have their broadband to have a phone contract.

    It would be extremely rare for me to use over 1GB data, and I have 2 phones with them so I have a second 1GB available on wifeys phone if the data on mine suddenly dies. Because that's what it does, it dies. No throttling, no high priced data overruns, it just dies immediately it hits the limit. Or so I'm told, I haven't reached the 1GB yet to find out.

    I assume, but don't know, that you would probably get a couple of 'warning, data cliff approaching' messages before you reached the 1GB. Again, I wouldn't have exceeded half that since I started these contracts, so haven't seen one.

    Restoring it is as easy as calling them and buying a 1GB data pack for 10 bucks, so I like it that way. No nasty surprises.
     
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  9. MR CHILLED

    MR CHILLED D'oh!

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    This is what I have. No contract, leave when I want. Except $20/mnth, and 2.5Gig. Amaysim.
     
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    glenpinn

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    https://www.aldimobile.com.au/plans/s-value-pack/

    $15 p/m unlimited text/calls and 2gb data, all unused data now rolls over, been on this for 8 months now, and have 12gb rolled over already, waiting to use when i have no other form of data or internet, and i love being able to use the phone as a WiFi hotspot instead of having to have a pre-paid mobile broadband account.
     
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    MR CHILLED D'oh!

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    That's not too bad, might even consider myself. Like the idea of rollover.
     
  12. bangmango

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    Yeah , if not a heavy user,it's a good /fair deal,been on the Aldi plan a few years now.overall pretty good.
     
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    The wife and I have been with belong for around a year now,
    Me: $10 a month unlmtd calls and text and 1gb data with rollover
    Her :$25 a month unlmtd calls and text and 5gb of data

    Full telstra coverage, I've been out to emerald and the coverage was 4g.

    I work from home and occasionally travel in which case she just transfers me a few gb and it's all sweet. Great set up for $35
     
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  15. Stooge007

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    for some strange reason, Belong (Telstra) gets shitty service inside my house (Sydney metro) whilst I get far better reception on Optus MVNO's

    otherwise i'd move to Belong as well

    tried multiple different phones and switching to 2G/3G only, still no coverage inside the majority of my house
     
  16. shino

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    I think boost has now upgraded the $20 deal to 5GB of data now..
     
  17. punkerdaleski

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    The new BOOST offer is a winner. $150 for 12 months - full telstra 4g network, unlimited calls/texts and 80Gb of data.
    So long as you can pace yourself thats 6.6Gb data per month and $12.50/month
     
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    that's a good deal

    i assume though that Boost network coverage would be similar to that of Belong/Aldi/Kogan?

    as i seem to be in a dead spot for Belong/Aldi coverage
     
  19. punkerdaleski

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    I'm no expert but apparently BOOST is the the only one with full Telstra network - certainly has full 4G and Band 28 (700mHz) coverage - whether it has '4Gx' is a bit murky. Not sure if it will help you though ... you could try for a month with a $30/$40 recharge before you commit to a year...
     
  20. Mynamewastaken

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    Thanks for that. Have been looking at switching from Telechoice and that's a pretty good deal.
     

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