This was posted 4 years 3 months 25 days ago, and might be an out-dated deal.

expired Telstra Mobile Internet 1GB for $2

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Just landed onto whirlpool forum. seems to be a very good offer.

Telstra currently give 1GB data as an intro offer if you buy a Pre-paid Modem. Which is fine if you need a modem, but the 1GB offer also applies if you activate a new wireless simcard.

Telstra don't actually advertise that you can get wireless broadband with a sim-only plan, but its easily done. A $2 simcard is sold at shops like 7-11, Post Offices, Woolworths and other retail outlets, but NOT at Telstra shops.

So, get a $2 sim. Activate it as a broadband sim by calling 1258880 – note this must be done on the phone – the broadband sim can not be activated online.

Once its activated it won't have any credit so will not work at first, but within 48 hours the credit will be applied and you'll have 1GB for 1 month, all for $2

You could add credit if you wished so you can start using it straight away, and currently there is a double your credit offer with telstra, but its not necessary to do this, the 1GB will apply and you can have cheap internet for the holidays. The offer supposedly expires on December 31, and the credit lasts for 30 days.


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    so is this like internet on your mobile?
    not the internet with a modem?

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      If You have a wireless broadband modem, you can use it

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    Besides 7/11, where can you get a $2 telstra simcard?

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      A $2 simcard is sold at shops like 7-11, Post Offices, Woolworths and other retail outlets

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        thanks.

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    uh oh… expired 31 dec… just 1 more day~

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      you have to activate before 31st Dec , the credit lasts for 30 days, which makes it 30 Jan 2010

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    So this just makes your phone wifi? I was thinking that i could have my ipod touch out and use the phone as wifi? is that wrong?

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      If your phone can work as a wifi hotspot, you can surely use ipod touch to browse internet.

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        i think mine can from memory, thanks.

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          which phone do you use?

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            moto razr2 v8

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    i have only 2G phone - its a HTC touch phone (planning to get iphone next year) so not for me now…

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    I have a n95 and use the Virgin pre-paid BYO modem plan for $34 a month for 5gb.

    I have turned my n95 into wifi hotspot thanks to a $9 program bought off Mr.Gadget.com

    So now everywhere I go I can surf net on iPod touch whilst connected to n95, just means I need to carry iPod touch, n95 and another phone. However going to start use skype on iPod touch soon as a I get a mic for it.

    This $2 for 1GB plan is pretty sweet.

    anybody know the cost of ongoing 1GB data after the intial amount expires ?

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      i have an e71 and have an app like that as well for my ipod called jokiuspot

      i also have this $2 simcard for 1gb, a great deal.

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        yup that the same app I have, awesome app.

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          I also use jokiuspot. :)

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    the number you call is 1258887
    make sure you say you want to activate this as BROADBAND DATA

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    I've been using this from the start of the month ~_~ and this deal can also be used if you are like me ( lovely telstra says your house will neva get internet ), than you will be connected to costly wireless broadband. And with the usb modem on your hand~ you could try ur luck with a $2 sim on your dongle to get 1 gb XP

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    I just activated 2 sims, hopefully I get my 2gb soon :)

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    Okay, let's say I take advantage of this offer (great value for money) where can I but the modem itself at a reasonable price?

    I'm looking for something like this http://www.huawei.com/mobileweb/en/products/view.do?id=282

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        That modem is locked to Optus, Plus the modem most likely doesn't support the 850MHz Next G network.

        @kranbone that huawei isn't 850MHz compatible and won't work with Next G.

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          Thanks for the help mate, what would you recommend/???

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      I have one of these modems, but don't know if it'll work (since my 1GB hasn't arrived in my account yet): http://www.slashphone.com/69/6040.html

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      I have an unlocked Huawei E5832 wifi modem from Virgin and that works with the Telstra NextG network. I believe the modem is $199 and if you top up at least $80 you can unlock it for free.

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    So there's no point in getting multiple SIM cards because must activate by 31/Dec which will expire by 30/Jan, correct?

    I'm currently using Virgin $2 SIM pack (2 x $1 SIM for 300MB/30 days) but always wanted to try Next G because Virgin connection is very flaky. My laptop has integrated 3G card and I was told the antenna is behind the screen which is supposed to be heaps better than the tiny USB ones. But I have yet to confirm if the integrated card is really that good.

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    I bought 5 from local Target store. Hopefully works yet I am only out $10…so no biggy.

    So we just got to active the SIM before 31 Dec and 48hours later we get the 1GB data. Fingers crossed.

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      Sounds like the Telstra activation call centre is going to have a busy day tomorrow!

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        Yea, can't believe it's only brought to OzBargainers' attention today (23 days after the WP post).

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      Are you going to activate all 5 tomorrow?

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        is there any issue with doing that ?

        will activate under diffrent names if so.

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          No issue. I thought you know of a way to activate them so that the credit in the last SIM will expire in May 2010.

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            nah I am just going to use the 1GB as fast as I can before expiry of 31 Jan.

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    My Dell Latitude D620 have a sim slot at the back so can I put the this sim card to use the net or have to be via mobile?
    BTW does Coles sell this sim?

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      You need to check if you have the WWAN card installed (usually an extra option unless you specifically asked for it).

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    Do these have to activated BEFORE December 31, or up to and including December 31?

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    will the activation person I speak to at Tesltra when activating the SIM be familair with this deal, that is can I ask them to confirm I will get the 1GB data ?

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      when you activate, make sure you do not mention it is a $2 sim card… and you dun really have to ask for the 1gb, it will just come within 24-48 hours~ I have activated around 6, it really depends on who the operator is. Was once turn down to activate because they say a sim card cannot be use for broadband service… I had to explain to him saying it is for my usb dongle… but he cut me off!! Bastard! (it is an American…)

      if you got connect through to india call centre. They will do anything to make you happy XP I activated 3 of my last sims in one phone call. even ask her to search for my profile… so I dont have to give her all my details again XD

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        Yeah I just called up and he asked me how much I paid for the sim. I said $2. He said he wasn't allowed to activate it as a broadband sim till tomorrow due to a 'new system'. I'm now in the process of calling back - going to say it's a $30 sim.

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          So did you get any luck with 2nd call?

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            Second guy (who sounded the same as the 1st guy) was much more helpful. Didn't ask how much I paid and just activated it.

            Yesterday I activated one online but discovered you can only activate broadband sims over the phone. He even changed that one over to broadband.

            Here's hoping the second one also gets the 1gb data!

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        u sure abt indian call center?. i call telstra fairly often and every time i end up with Philippines - they are very very friendly (though just like every call center bit slow). Was speaking to some guy yesterday and he didnt ask me anything except sim serial number, but put me on wait 2 times saying checking/activating and said all done. I am yet to use/open the packing.

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          woops, I really cant tell as they all sound the same to me… which country is cheaper for telstra hehe:P

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    Finally, I have activated my 3rd card. This guy checked for the card number whether it can be activated as broadband card or not. I think they are now checking it whether these are 2$ cards or not. I have brought 3 cards yesterday with 10$ credit in 2$ from Footscray Vic .

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    Just got my text saying that I have $10 credit and 1gb yay

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    I actived all 5 no probs, nice girl on phone (philipines) told me without asking that I am still in time to get 1GB data and should get it by tomorrow, if not call back and they can manually set it up.

    so mobile internet 5GB for $10…sweet.

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      Yep! They are very chatative, wish I had more than 3 SIMs to activate so I can stay longer on the line :p

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    Got 10$ credit & 1 GB data.

    ******* This comment is sent through Telstra $2 data******

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    all my 5 have been activated and got my 1GB on each..AWESOME!!!

    how can I check when I run out of the 1GB or when I get close?

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    is this still wokring (Jan 2010?)
    need cheap broadband fuel

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