out of stock Boost $20 SIM Kit $4.90 | Boost $40 Micro/Std SIM Kit $8 | Telstra $30 SIM Tablet Kit $11 | Delivered @ Mobileciti

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Awesome prices on these starter kits yet again by Mobileciti. Note that the Tablet Starter Kits are the same as the normal mobile starter kits. Telstra SIMs are limited to 3 per customer, with no limit on Boost. SIM expiry dates are listed below. These will sell out fast. Enjoy :)

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    Says free shipping but then when I go to checkout shipping is $6.80??

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    not free shipping for me

  • +1 vote

    Boost $20 says multifit?

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    No cashrewards?

  • +2 votes

    Do the recent Telstra pre=paid plan adjustments allow Telsta carrier billing on Google Play other than on Simplicity or Long Life?

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      Does this only matter if you want to use it for calls and data as well? All i want is to spend $11 to get $30 google play credit. And it last a little while I guess. Just chuck it on longlife for me?

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      These are tablet SIMs. Can you activate them on a prepaid phone deal?

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      Telstra Tablet SIM - none of the current Tel$tra tablet prepaid plans allows Google Play carrier billing. You would only get the Telstra tablet SIM if you really need the data and the network coverage / speed.

      • +1 vote

        See this in the wiki…

        The SIMs in the Mobile or Tablet Kits are identical, and can be activated on any offer. There is no difference aside from the packaging.

        • +1 vote

          This is the same wiki which still has the misinformation about the old, but now obsolete trick about switching between prepaid freedom plus to simplicity and get the bonus data, calls while having the $30 credits?

          My experience has been quite different. When entering the SIM serial number into the online activation page, for tablet only SIMs, you only get to see tablet only plans.

          The prepaid starter kits for BOTH mobiles or tablets allow you to choose, but the For Tablet ones don't. This one is only for tablets so it is best not to give people false hope that you can use it for Google Play. The only way around it is to go to Telstra store and lie to the staff that you bought the wrong one and hope they swap it for you. Even calling Telstra customer support won't be able to "re-program" these tablet SIMs into multi-purpose ones.

          The wiki really needs to be updated. A lot of outdated information. Tel$tra, while slow in fixing loopholes, have pretty much patched/fixed all known Telstra prepaid loopholes.

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          @netsurfer:
          As I've posted before in response to your complaint - anyone can update the Wiki.

          This is the same wiki which still has the misinformation about the old, but now obsolete trick about switching between prepaid freedom plus to simplicity and get the bonus data, calls while having the $30 credits?

          Have you checked recent updates in Wiki dealing that - before claiming it is incorrect? I changed it in response to your previous complaint about the Wiki. But as you have recent Telstra experiences - better for you to update!

          The trouble with a Telstra Wiki is things change fast, but many Ozbargainers are on Grandfathered offers, so old & new info needs to be available. Splitting the Wiki into current & old offers would be ideal.

          It has evolved from a Wiki based on OzBargain comments on Telstra Starter Pack deals many years ago. I wrote most of the early Wiki & managed it for years, but is now up to the community to make changes.

          There were major changes to the Starter Packs in Mid 2017. Unless people have current use of the different aspects of these Telstra Starter Packs, it is very difficult to know about changes.

          But, it is up to users to keep it up to date. It doesn't magically update itself. Just update it rather than keep complaining in Telstra Starter Pack deals.

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          hmmm …

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          @Infidel: I have checked the wiki. The misinformation remains. One example:

          As of 26/01/2017, you still get $30 recharge credit doing this, it's just you can't use it for much whilst on Prepaid Plus

          That's just one of the examples. The wiki is too long and confusing. Even if the wiki is updated, there is still the Whirlpool wiki, which also has outdated information.

          While there was an update about the above outdated info, you need people to read most of the wiki to get to the statement about the update.

          However, that's going off topic. The thing I want to highlight here is mobile broadband prepaid starter kit is different to the prepaid SIM starter kit. The latter, during activation, asks you what type of devices you want to use it for. The former (the one in this deal) does not.

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          @netsurfer:
          Agree that information is important. I bought the Telstra SIMs based on outdated information.

          Will probably contact customer service to try to activate on Longlife / Simplicity as only want Google Play. Otherwise Data will do.

          As information is repeated at several points in the Wiki, it is time consuming to update all instances. Pity not all were updated. Need a major overhaul to make more logical flow for users.

          I placed updates As of May 2017 transferring from Prepaid Plus to Simplicity or Longlife no longer transfers any Credit! at several points in the Wiki.

          Feel free to update! (Which you are currently doing - I was locked out from updating while you were editing. Thanks!)

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          @Infidel: I'll let you do it (the update - I've discarded my attempt). I was thinking about doing it, but kinda feel bad deleting pretty much that entire section since the person who wrote it spent a lot of effort. However, it is no longer accurate.

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          @netsurfer:
          Did a quick nip & tuck on the Wiki in these sections:
          Selecting the correct SIM Starter Kit [update that Tablet packs are DATA only]
          How to use the included credit on Google Play
          Selecting a Prepaid Plan
          Scheme for Cheap Calls [Deleted]
          Current Offers [Deleted]

          I have no qualms in deleting now out of date info - it's still there in the old versions. Much of my writing was archived & that's ok with me.

          Just removed some redundant information that dates back to the first days of the Wiki. So it's a bit shorter & more up to date, but needs work to bring up to date.

          I am very busy with sick family member needing urgent attention, so won't be able to do more. Some offers & inclusions have changed, which still need updates.

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          @netsurfer:
          I didn't realise there were 2 versions of the Wiki - "current" & old wiki in same Wiki!

          Removed old version of Wiki & replaced with link to last revision containing it (ie before today's cuts). So grandfathered users can access old info, without confusion to new users.

          Still needs major updates, but is now much shorter. Feel free to make changes!

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        What? Seriously? I just bought 3 for Google credit purposes only

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          There are two types of prepaid starter kits:
          - Telstra Prepaid Starter Kit (for mobiles or tablets)
          - Telstra Prepaid Starter Kit for Tablets (the ones on specials)

          The tablet ones limit you to only the broadband mobile only plan(s).

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          @netsurfer:

          The tablet ones limit you to only the broadband mobile only plan(s).

          I have got one(Telstra Prepaid Starter Kit for Tablets)from this deal and I can choose phone or tablet when I activated.

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          @koakun:

          Oh so there was no need for these people to cancel their orders for the Telstra prepaid Starter for Tablet. The option to activate as mobile phone is still there.

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          @hollykryten:
          As these are older SIMs, I had suggested it was likely could choose to activate as phone service.

          If you only wanted a phone service, there are cheaper options than Telstra, even @$11. Telstra has better coverage for country areas of course.

          But can no longer use credit on Google Play - so was wise to cancel as that was a major reason for activating as phone service for many. Very glad I cancelled.

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        Again - as stated in the post, you can activate these on any offer, including Long Life & Simplicity for Google Play credits.

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          The guy above seems very confident too

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          Incorrect. Read it yourself. Official Tel$tra page, click on Plans, there is only one type of plan and no Google Play credit allowed.

          https://www.telstra.com.au/broadband/mobile-broadband/prepai...

          Guys, I really wish you can choose other plans, but you cannot. I paid the price before that's why I am not +ve voting this deal.

          Please do not get confused with the other type of starter kit (for mobile). That one, you can choose - because Tel$tra will be more than happy for you to activate that SIM for broadband devices (Tel$tra will be better off if you chose to do that).

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          @netsurfer: Can you just clarify what you are saying? If you are saying that you cannot spend on Google Play with the broadband offers, you are correct. But with these tablet starter kits, the Telstra activation will ask you whether you are using the SIM for a phone or tablet, if you say phone, you can activate on the phone offers. At least that was the case about two weeks ago, it might have changed since then but if it has this is the first I've heard of it.

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          @realfancyman: You are getting confused. If you get the Telstra Prepaid SIM Starter Kit, on the kit itself, it says for mobiles or tablets. That one, the online activation will ask you whether it is for mobile phone or mobile broadband.

          This particular one is different, it is a starter kit for broadband mobile only. The online activation page won't ask you whether it is for a mobile phone or not, it will just give you mobile broadband. I bought a couple by mistake (when OfficeWorks was having specials months ago on both types - no wonder I was able to buy some - because the other ones were all sold out - other OZBers bought them).

          Look at Telstra's own Web sites. Look at the pack carefully. It is actually confusing the two types of starter packs are not equal - they are different. The starter pack for mobile phone gives you options. The one for just mobile broadband doesn't.

          You see these broadband only starter packs on sale more often because they are limited to broadband plans only.

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    Oh no, I did't pay attention to the exp dates, and bought 6 altogether :( Damn…

  • +4 votes

    The less than one month expiry on boost sims is effectively a limit of one for most consumers.

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    Free shipping is through Fastway Courier. Now how good is Fastway at properly delivering and not mis-delivery you may wonder.

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      I hesitated because of this too, I will definitely pickup some if with AU post

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        Seems by peoples reports that they shipped these through Australia Post any way even although it had Fastway free shipping listed in the cart.

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    Web site seems to be going very slow at times.

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    I believe that the $40 does not have a nano SIM only STD and Micro.

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    out of stock for telstra

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    I have a few questions, on a standard OzB buy first ask later:

    1. Will the Boost SIMs work on a Telstra locked usb broadband modem?
    2. If I ordered twice in 10 minutes, will they get delivered together or separately?
    3. If I ordered again (about an hour after first order), will it all be delivered at once?
    4. What are mobileciti reward points and how much do you need to be able to redeem something?

    Cheers!

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    Says on boost site $20 does not exist and $40 is 5 gigs only with weekend bribes
    So how many gigs for $20 ? Nothing on website on $20

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    There's no boost $20?

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    I need a nano sim for my galaxy s6. I've previously bought Vodafone starter sims that only had micro/standard and called up customer service to have the starter credit transferred into a $2 empty nano sim.

    I'm assuming they would, but can anyone confirm if Boost will do this too?

    • +1 vote

      you can cut it by yourself,it's simple and save $2

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        Yeah I kind of mangled my Vodafone micro sim which is why I got a $2 one (which I got as a freebie from 7/11 a while back so all good there…)

        Maybe I should invest in a sim cutter tool since my hands seem to be a bit clunky.

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    Thanks for the deal, I was just about to buy a $30 BOOST SIM. Saved $25.10 :-)

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      Same here. I just bought the Boost $20 SIM. My pre-paid Optus was due to expire on the 24th Sep so good timing. So a churn to Boost is in order.

      I got tired any how of the poor internet performance here on Optus 4G compared to Telstra 4G.

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    Is the expiry date of the SIM for the valid first registration of the SIM?

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      Expiry date is when you must activate the SIM before then or it becomes invalid. And you can only activate a SIM once. You must be thinking of a recharge.

      So these SIM starter packs are going cheap because they are about to expire in a few weeks unless activated by then or they become invalid.

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    Does mobileciti have a referral program?

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    Boost $40 Micro/Std SIM Kit $8 out of stock.

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    Damn now need to cancel my 3x Telstra sim purchase because only valid for tablet….

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      Just incase you can't get it cancelled. All is not the end of the world there.

      You should be able to use for a mobile phone even although it says for tablet on the pack. There should be a choice selection of activating either as for a mobile phone or tablet during the activation process. The cardboard packaging how it says for tablets is just marketing, the SIM would be exactly the same as the other Telstra $30 SIM starter.

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        That's what I thought. But check all the post from the top there is one user, netsurfer who said he tried and apparently Telstra has updated their system. Now tablet means tablet. Or you have different experience? Recently I hope.

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          Well this was a long time ago. So it must have changed since then and they've locked it out with these packs. Next time you'll have to be more careful before you order.

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          @hollykryten: afraid so. Not worth the risk.

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          @hollykryten:
          Surprised me that activating as a phone plan is no longer an option according to netsurfer.

          Telstra had a major overhaul of prepaid plans & useful loopholes around May this year. That was when my last $1 $30 Telstra Starter Pack expired & I went overseas, so haven't activated to know of changes.

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      I sent them a message after 1pm asking to confirm if can be activated for Longlife or Simplicity. If can't cancel order.
      No reply to message via site or email.

      But may be able to convince customer support as these are 1 year old SIMs - from before Telstra changed its plans & activation options. You could claim these could be activated for phone use when 'bought' last year… (Telstra SIMs are marked to expire about 2 years after pack label is printed. These are marked exp June-Aug 2018)

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    Both the Boost $20 and $40 SIM are out of stock now. All the deals are over.

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    yeas i am able to cancel. this is a good store. will recommend and buy in the future. thanks.

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      Sent email asking to cancel our orders. Two hours later, shipment email. Great. Hopefully they'll accept a return (or someone will find out the Telstra SIMs can be activated on mobile plans, in which case we'll use them as originally planned).

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        What you're basically asking for is a change of mind return and then refund, which the stores are not required by law to give one. So i don't think they'll accept a change of mind return. It's a bit different if the product is faulty, but it's not.

        You could always resell them on eBay for like $15-20 each and get a profit!.

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      Successfully canceled order after contacting them at 1pm yesterday.

      Given netsurfer's comment below, looks like that was a lucky escape!

      Spending my remaining $30+ credit on Longlife account tonight!

  • +1 vote

    Note: Just received an SMS from Tel$tra. Carrier billing for Google Play will end for Telstra Long Life plan (I assume it will also end for Simplicity) on 13/09/2017. Essentially, 12/09/2017 will be the final day to use carrier billing.

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      Thanks - Spending $30+ credit left on Longlife account tonight! Cancelled this order for Telstra SIMs.

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        Tried 24x7 chat with Telstra.. The staff indicates it is a spam SMS. However, the SMS sender says Telstra and is from the same number I normally receive recharge details and other things.

        The Telstra support staff told me not to worry and I will still be able to use it… BUT, I am going to still try to use as much of the credit as possible….

        But, someone else on Simplicity also received the same SMS (whirlpool forum).

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          Have to use up this month anyway. So best to use it rather than lose it.

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          @Infidel: Agreed… Better safe than sorry. I still have some Telstra Prepaid starter packs.. :(

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          @netsurfer:
          Egads… Just checked my Telstra SIM - got same message regarding Simplicity plan. Definitely shows from Telstra @5:23pm.

          Other SIM with $35 credit on LONGLIFE Simplicity has received no SMS.

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          @Infidel: Same for me. One thing has it. The other one doesn't. The one doesn't have no active carrier billing link. I used it to transfer credits to main SIM.

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          @netsurfer:
          Good thinking!
          Same, one with $35 credit had never been used, so no active carrier billing link on that account. So no SMS alert of change.

          That would indicate SMS was from Telstra.

          That SIM was a $1 $30 Starter Pack I could not use in April (going overseas) & was about to expire. So activated as Longlife then Simplicity to keep credit for 6 months. Transferred $5 credit with creditme2u from main SIM that was expiring last month.

        • +1 vote

          That online chat staff probably weren't informed of it yet. Shows how mis-informed they are.

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          @hollykryten:
          Also my conclusion.

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          @Infidel: I suspect Telstra will not allow / approve any new carrier billing link. So activating a new SIM today will not work. Likewise for establishing new link on existing SIMs.

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          @netsurfer:
          Luckily No, just set up Telstra Billing on that unused SIM & successfully made payment of $30. Now to find something to spend $5 on…

          Have a $30 Starter Pack bought recently for $10, so may activate tonight to spend credit on Play.

          Really glad my order for 3 Telstra Starter Packs for Tablets in this deal were cancelled.

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          @netsurfer:
          This morning activated last Starter Pack, set up Telstra Billing, spent $30.

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    That's crazy Telstra can't just terminate without giving proper time frame. At least give like 6 months time?

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      Nah it's usually 30 days notice.

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        Nah, it's Telstra which mentions 3 days notice. Chat is confused - nothing new in my experience.

        Debate about lack of notice on Whirlpool. A lot of unhappy people.

        Notification is only sent to those who have used Telsta Billing in last 6 months.

        Telstra Billing t&c - basically Telstra decides who can use it.

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