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Yatango Mobile FREE TRIAL
Offering 600 mins, 600 texts & 1Gb of data to use over 30days for FREE.
FREE Sim card & if you sign up on prepay option no deposit is taken (if postpaid they take a deposit).
Plus they have one of the cheapest prepaid options for low/medium mobile users ongoing
Runs on Optus Network
Amaysim Unlimited Bonus 1Gb extra data
Buy or renew amaysim UNLIMITED each month & get 1Gb bonus data. Offer available for Jan & Feb as well.
- UNLIMITED standard calls
- UNLIMITED standard SMS
- 4GB Data + 1GB BONUS
Valid till 31st December 2013.
Amaysim runs on the Optus Network
FREE Amaysim Prepay SIM Card
Offer only available online when you topup $5 credit. (90 day Credit expiry, no Flagfall & calls from only 12c/mins & data from 5c/Mb!)
Aldi Mobile has changed it's unlimited offer again. It is now no longer unlimited and prior to this dropped the data allowance to 2.5Gb from 5Gb & removed the $10 worth of extra credits! I wonder whether this is the last time it changes its plans?
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Great Deals now available on prepaid plans, often from mobile companies you may not have heard but which use the big networks for their calls & data. (Amaysim & Yatango Mobile which use the Optus Network.)
The best deal depends on your calls, texting, data use and how long you want your credit to last.
Cheapest Mobile Prepaid Plans:
Easiest way to work out cheapest network is to check the1st Column of our table for the cost of a 2 minute call as this will include the flagfall too! Some look good value until you see the cost of a 2 minute call.
1.Light & Medium Mobile Users:
Yatango offer the best deals for low users plus month free trial!
100 mins calls cost $6/month PLUS FREE 100 mins calls/month to your friends using Yatango Mobile!
100 texts cost $6/month
100 mins calls costs $12
100 texts cost $12
Have a fully flexible plan you can change each month where you can adjust how many mins, texts & data you get
eg. For $12 a month you can get 100 mins calls & 100 texts
Amaysim Flexi offers a good deal for Medium users with a FREE SIM:
For $19.90 credit a month you get 9c/min calls & 9c Texts (A combination of 220 mins calls or texts per month)
UNLIMITED FREE voicemail and calls & texts to friends on Amaysim
But we think their unlimited deal is better value if you are a higher user.
Vaya is another option but check out the facebook comments page first (lots of complaints!) They also charge $20 for their SIM card & $11 to change your plan but do offer good amount of cap on their plans. (We think you shouldn't be charged for SIM cards)
|Plan||Cost of 2 minute call |
Landline & Mobiles /Min
|Flagfall||TXT||Expiry (days)||Data (per Mb)|
|Aldi Mobile || ||24c || 12c|| 0c|| 12c||365|| 5c/Mb|| 12c|| Part of Telstra 3G Network (not Next G)|| |
|Amaysim||Standard ||24c |
(29c/min to 13 & 18 numbers)
FREE Social Media
|Go Talk||Anytime||up to 70c|
|$2.15 ||90c||35c ||25c ||30 ||5c/Mb ||90c/min||Optus |
|29c ||15c||90||10c/Mb||15c||Vodafone ||From 1c/min |
|LycaMobile||Prices tend to vary alot!||35-59c|
|Prices vary alot |
|Optus||Connect 4 Less ||43c ||10c||23c||10c ||90 ||5c/Mb||10c|
|Lite|| 20c ||10c||0c ||12c |
|5c/Mb ||10c ||Optus|
|Telstra||Simplicity|| 30c ||15c||0c||12c|
$20- 30 days
$30- 60 days
Check out comments on their facebook page! Charges $20 for prepay SIM card! & $11 for change of plan & $30 Disconnection fee!
$200calls or txts & 100Mb Data
|$2.15 ||90c ||35c ||25c ||30 ||4c/Mb||90c ||Optus|
|30c ||15c||0c||15c||90||0.2c/Kb ||FREE in OZ|
|15c/min to 105 countries|
$20: 50 mins calls
| $2.06|| 89c||28c || 30c|| 365|| $2/Mb||89c ||Vodafone || |
Choose monthly pack (min 100 mins or 100 texts or 200Mb data)
|12c ||less than 6c/min |
(15c if not in pack)
(12 c if not in pack)
(no pack: 90)
(3c in pack)
(Unlimited Social Media)
(15c if not in pack)
|13 & 18 numbers 30c/min|
2. Heavy Mobile Users
Does your Mobile Bill cost over $40/mth?
You need to check out the Unlimited Mobile Plans below
Most Unlimited Plans are on prepaid (no contract - so can change any time).
If a better deal or special comes up you can easily transfer your mobile number.
Most offer unlimited calls & texts to mobiles & landlines in Australia and include mobile broadband data!
A number of unlimited mobile services have recently increased their price or closed down including Kogan Mobile & Red Bull Mobile.
| ||Cost$/month||Calls||Texts||Data (Gb)||Extras||Plans||Network|
|Aldi||35||up to 2500 mins||Up to 2000|| 2.5Gb||30 days || Part of Next G Telstra|
|Amaysim|| 39.90||UNL|| UNL|| 4Gb|
international calls from 6c/min
(Nano SIMs now available)
| 40||UNL||UNL|| 3Gb|| ||30 days|| Full Next G Telstra|
|Lebara ||$29.90 ||UNL ||UNL |
|No international roaming ||30 days ||Voda|
|Optus||$2/day|| UNL|| UNL|
UNL on handset (not tethering)
|4G || 30 days||Optus |
|UNL ||UNL||1.5Gb|| 4G||30 days||Voda|
Amaysim - Winner of Money Magazine Best of the Best 2013 for Mobile Calls
One of the Best Value Unlimited Calls Deals in Australia
Uses Optus Network
Offers 3 hour delivery on SIMs in Sydney CBD if ordered before 3pm!
$39.90/month (no contract)
Unlimited Calls & Texts to Mobiles and landlines in Australia.
Australian Call Centre
Unlimited Calls & Texts & 3Gb Data!
$2 for Unlimited calls, Texts & internet for that day. (No internet tethering, data only for use on mobile)
The expiry on the credit depends on the amount you recharge $10 lasts up to 10 days, $100 lasts up to 100 days.
Infinite Calls, Texts & social network access
Light User plans
Amaysim - Winner of Money Magazine Best of the Best 2013 for Mobile Calls
They have an Australian Call Centre!
This is one of the cheapest overall prepaid deal currently around at the moment if you make few calls.
On Optus Network
FREE Social Media Access such as Facebook & Twitter
12c National SMS
25c International SMS
5c/ Mb Data
FREE Social Media use
90 Day expiry
We have been very happy with them since using them since early 2011.
Recharge $15, 20, 30 & 50
On Optus network
Yatango offers a new innovative way of buying packs for your mobile usage.
They charge low call, text & data rates but make them even cheaper by bundling them up into a monthly pack.
You can even earn credits by answering customers questions on their site! 50c for each answered question.
If you are a low user they one of the cheapest providers around.
200 mins of calls costs $10/month
100 texts only costs $6/month
Best 2 Prepaid Plans:
Credit never expires
OZ Landlines & mobiles 24c/min (12c calls per 30 secs)
15c worldwide SMS
No Credit Expiry but NOTE if not used on call or SMS for 6 months the credit will expire.
Mobile Internet: 5c/Mb
(Uses Vodafone Network)
International calls from your mobile from 1c/min.
OZ Landlines & Mobiles 15c per min
Free Lebara to Lebara Mobile calls for first 10 mins + 29c Flagfall
15c Worldwide SMS
90 days Credit expiry
International calls from your mobile from 0c/min
Mobile Internet 1 Mb FREE then 5c/Mb
Top ups from $10
Go Talk Mobile
Credit Expiry 90 days
OZ Landlines 0c/min
OZ Mobiles 15c/min
12c National SMS, 15c International
Go Talk to Go Talk:
Calls Free for 1st 5 mins!
Go Talk SMS 5c
Optus Mobile Connect 4 Less Plan
10c NATIONAL text
20c International text
Voicemail 10c/min (no flagfall)
Mobile Internet 5c/Mb
Check out this plan here
Always Check out the terms & conditions on mobile plans.
90 Day Expiry
Free Calls & Texts to other Virgin Mobile Users
100Mb Data included
International Calls 15c/min to 105 countries
Aldi Mobile has changed their terms & conditions (Aldi used to be on the same Telstra service as Kogan but renegotiated a deal with Telstra).
Now unacceptable to use more than: 400mb/day over 3 days, 2500 mins calls & 2000 SMS over 30 days.
See AldiMobile new terms & conditions
Runs on part of the Telstra 3G Network (Not full Next G)
(Aldi Mobile has a new contract with Telstra after problems with ISPOne)
Mobile internet speeds are expected to be up to 6MBps based on speedtests performed.
Aldi Mobile offers 2 plans:
1. 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
2. Unlimited Prepaid
$35/month for 2500 mins calls, 2000 texts and 2.5Gb Data
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)
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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