Please Advice a new Mobile Phone Carrier
Last edited 22/08/2013 - 14:01
Our Vodafone contract has expired (Thanks God) - so want to switch provider ASAP.
I was preferring Telstra network (Boost/AldiMobile) but its out of our budget. So I guess Optus 3G network is my only option.
- Budget: ~$20/month (No Contract)
- Phone Usage: Medium/Light
- Data Usage: ~500MB
- Overseas call allowance
I guess my options are Vaya or TPG. Problem with Vaya is overseas calls are not included in the allowance. So I believe TPG is my best bet at this moment.
However I am hearing lots of horror stories about TPG (e.g. their network is getting congested, customer service is shocking etc). Also they have introduced the new plan with new T&C which means an additional cost of $20 per sim ("Mobile Prepayment Outside Included Value" which is non-refundable).
Do I have any other alternatives or carrier that I'm missing?
Or stick with Vodafone (I'm currently getting 40% discount for next 4 months)
I can still go with Via and use VOIP/SIP to make overseas calls but not sure if that will be a good option (budget wise)…
I have already checked Whirlpool forum and their spreadheet - but unable to find any other suitable deals within my requirements…
Thanks in advance.
P.S. Any LiveConnected users please share their current experience?