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Jeenee Mobile - $9.90pm, 1GB, Unltd Talk & Text, Optus 4G, No Contract, Monthly Billing (Not 28 Days)

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Jeenee has increased the value on our $9.90 Pennywise Unlimited Talk & Text Plans with more data

  • $9.90 Pennywise - Month-to-month plan - 1GB data (Optus 4G plus)
  • $9.90 Pennywise - 6-month plan - 1.1GB data (Optus 4G plus)
  • $9.90 Pennywise - 12-month plan - 1.2GB data (Optus 4G plus)

All Jeenee Mobile plans are billed calendar monthly (not 28 days)

T&Cs

  • All plans require monthly payment in advance (you do not have to pay 12-months in advance)
  • $10 SIM & Delivery charge applies
  • Early termination fees apply for all 6 & 12 month plans

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    Do you offer unlimited international calling?

    • +16 votes

      In what world are you dreaming?

      • +6 votes

        amaysim.com.au
        www.lycamobile.com.au

        ^^^ these worlds

        • +1 vote

          Valid for the first month @ $10…

        • -1 vote

          @currentfad: No. I've been with Amaysim for over a year and there's unlimited international calling (Of course on a bigger plan)

        • +7 votes

          @rob359: Once again, Amaysim's plans that offer unlimited international calls start from $30… I still don't see how it applies to this deal.

        • +7 votes

          @currentfad: I've asked a question to StoreRep OP if they offer unlimited international calling (I didn't tie my question down to advertised plan). I'm expecting it to be at an added cost.

        • +7 votes

          @currentfad: I think it's a fair question.

          As rob359 pointed out, it's not a question necessarily in relation to this deal.

          If he was expecting it to be $10/mth ongoing though, I think you asking what world he's dreaming in is also very fair lol.

  • +17 votes

    $10 SIM & Delivery charge applies

    Soo…that's just paying for the extra month in a 28 day billing cycle?

    • +1 vote

      Then I perfer amaysim with cashreward…

    • +1 vote

      Haha, nice one.

      Although you could argue if you keep it for 2 years, then you've "paid" 25 billing cycles for 24 months of service as opposed to 13 billing cycles (a la 28 day expiry) for 12 months of service.

    • +1 vote

      Yeah, this extra charge is bullshit.

      • +2 votes

        To be fair for someone staying long term it's a better deal than the 13 cycles in a year less the ~1 gig of data.

        •  

          Yep but you worded it better/shorter!

        •  

          I think the criticism is more so in showcasing "no contract" as a feature to a change-like-the-wind OzBargainer when the competition is already providing similar deals over 28 days. As a speculator you'd be betting against services increasing in provisions in 12 months time. If you lose your gamble and switch to a new provider in 3 months you'll lose even more as a percentage than the 13 month cycle (e.g. if the next $3 a month Groupon deal comes along).

          But this is Australia where progress has gone backwards before. The reason it looks like a Live Connected style middle finger is less likely is because calls and SMSs are no longer part of the race and there are much more MVNOs these days.

    •  

      They had me until I saw this. Was going to move my daughter from ovo for the unlimited calls. Rest is the same.

      •  

        Amaysim now does unlimited calls/sms with 1GB for $10 but has a 28day rather than full month billing cycle https://www.amaysim.com.au/plans/mobile-plans/unlimited-xsma...

      •  

        The reason I left Ovo was because 1300 and 1800 calls were not free- have they fixed that?

        •  

          Damn. I never realised. Ovo themselves use a 13 number…

          Apparently still charge on the small plans…
          https://ovo.com.au/pricing

          Amaysim and their evil 28 day scam don't look so bad anymore (seeing you can roam internationally). I might be forced to stay when my Groupon 6 month deal expires…

    •  

      We were not charged the 10. fee when we signed up even thought they said it would be charged. We set up 2 accounts.

  • +2 votes

    Hi op
    Do you offer international roaming?
    Do you offer free call forwarding (to local landline or Au mobile)?

    •  

      They don't have roaming

    • +1 vote

      We don't support roaming (as it is just ridiculously expensive).
      Yes will offer free call forwarding to local landlines and mobiles

      •  

        It would be nice to have roaming which just allows texts or receiving calls. The standard Optus Zone 1 rates aren't that expensive anymore $1 per minute for calls and 50c per text.

  • +1 vote

    It will be the best small plan in AU if it is prepaid.

  • +7 votes

    Does the data bump apply to existing $9.90 accounts?

    •  

      Would like to know this to. Signed my wife up last month.

    • +1 vote

      Yes. Existing customers will be bumped up to the NEW data caps when they pass the 6 and 12 month thresholds

      • +3 votes

        when they pass the 6 and 12 month thresholds

        So, no, it doesn't apply.

      •  

        What about customers that signed up this morning? :(

      • +1 vote

        What about people on 12 month contracts?

      • +1 vote

        yeah this would have happened anyway wouldn't it have? Why cant existing customers be bumped up to these new plans now? Seems somewhat unfair?

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          I agree. I joined 2 months back on a 12-month plan. Why can't I be put into the new 1.2GB plan and just continue in the current plan?

      • +1 vote

        Store Rep if current customers have to wait till the contract is up to get the added data then NO WE ARE NOT getting this deal!!!! You are saying we have to agree to another 6 moths or 12 months to get it. What a rip off!!!

        • -4 votes

          Calm your tits.

  •  

    Thanks

  • +1 vote

    No better than KOGAN and they offer 1.5G

    • +5 votes

      The big negative being that you're supporting Kogan.

    • +8 votes

      Kogan's on the Vodafone network… This is on the Optus network.

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        Is that supposed to be a good or bad thing? Don't know anymore these days. Vodafone are well past their fail days aren't they?

        • +4 votes

          It can be either a good thing or a bad thing, depending on where someone lives. If someone spends most of their time in an area that has coverage from one network but not the other, then it would be pointless to get the one that won't work for them, regardless of how much data it includes.

        • +1 vote

          @kurisu: That's logical.

          Guess it down to individual circumstances then

        • +4 votes

          Vodafone coverage is still far from Optus in many parts of the country.

      •  

        I am in Sydney Inner West on Vaya atm and have to say Optus network is absolute shite.

    • +4 votes

      but kogan need to pay for whole year at once ?

      and not permanent offer ?

      •  

        You don't have to, I'm currently paying monthly. Though purchasing a year long pack is cheaper per month.

    • +3 votes

      Jeenee support people living with a disability

      • -1 vote

        I think that changed several months ago.

  •  

    Is there anyone who offers a similar deal but on the Telstra network? Edit: looks like Lycramobile are the best bet.

    • +12 votes

      Lycramobile

      Is this the telecommunications company designed for cyclists?

      •  

        Haha, apparently so

      • +1 vote

        Don't be silly… It's for obese single 'mothers' with any combination of: ankle chains, toe rings, and tatts.

    • -1 vote

      lowest unlimited is aldimobile, $15 with 500m data.

    •  

      There is no similar deal, price wise, on Telstra. You pay a 50% Telstra premium on everything that I have looked at. Unless you live 100km beyond the Black stump or visit relatives who do it's not worth it.

      •  

        So, I'm already on Aldi's $15/m plan, which suits me well. Would just like the extra data (although less of an issue with the data rollover now)

        lycamobile (not lycra, lol) do appear to have a $10/m plan that includes 1GB data, and they use the Telstra network:

        http://www.lycamobile.com.au/sysimages/mediamanager/CIS%20-%... (PDF)

        So, cheaper than Aldi and double the data. Unless I'm missing something?

        But, Lyca don't have data roll-over, and don't have their own app.

        •  

          calls to 13XXXX and 18XXXX (6- digit) numbers are chargeable

  •  

    Woolies Mobile: unlimited for $18 with 1.5GB and 30 days on Telstra3G.
    https://mobile.woolworths.com.au/prepaid.html

    •  

      vs $14.90 at Jeeenee ?

      • -1 vote

        was more a reference for mr626 question on Telstra's network…..

        • +1 vote

          Oh. You could've replied to him directly

      •  

        But with telstra not optus

  •  

    Min. total cost $19.90, which includes a $10 setup fee

  •  

    If you cap the data to prevent Bill Shock, I think I will be able to get you a few new customers.

    •  

      I agree , the data cap would be a good idea..

      • -1 vote

        they have soft cap

    • +3 votes

      Bill Shock

      Exactly why I will never go on anything but prepaid.

    •  

      they have soft cap

      • +1 vote

        No they don't…

        Soft Cap is where you're slowed after using your allowance (like Belong Mobile slows to 64kbps)

        Hard Cap is where your service is shut off after using all included data (like Kogan Mobile)

        then you've got everyone else who just keeps billing…

        For Jeenee it's $6.50 per 500mb (so $13 per GB) but only for the first 5x 500mb's then it's $0.02 per MB (which works out at $20 per GB).

    • +1 vote

      I agree it would be nice, but don't all phones have this feature anyway?

  • -1 vote

    Is this available for existing Jeenee customers?

    • +1 vote

      The very first line after the table of plans says

      Existing customers
      All of these plans are available to you! To update your plan, just sign in online.

      •  

        Be advised that updating plans is a nightmare. Took 2 months for my plan change request to go through. Jeenee is worth it in the end but there is an un-necessary amount of fuss that needs to go into any basic transaction.

        • +1 vote

          Maybe you rubbed them the wrong way.

        • +2 votes

          I agree, to change data plan it took me 2 cycles. Call them and have to wait for 45 mins.
          Big negative for me is they don't have international roaming, but i am still with them because they support people with disability.

      • +2 votes

        On the website, under where i change my existing plan, it says the Pennywise $9.90 month by month plan includes 500mb data. Is the option for 1gb still coming?

        • +1 vote

          Yes this is coming. We are updating the website to include the new plans

      • +2 votes

        Hi All,
        We are updating the web site to include these new plans. It will be there shortly

        •  

          Are you saying that existing customers will be able to upgrade on the website, or do we still have to go through the painful exercise of phoning customer services?
          Should be able to apply for an upgrade online

  •  

    Its not a big deal but Jeenee should fix their iPhone Usage Monitor app.

    Its been crashing on the News tab for some time and today it has started showing "Unable to get usage data. Phone not found." on the Usage tab.

  •  

    Just tried 'upgrading' my current 9.90 pm plan and got the following:

    https://i.imgur.com/pM1EUGL.png

    • For some reason this is going to charge me $0.90, it thinks my old monthly cost was $9 and this is a higher cost plan.
    • SMS plan has been changed to 'National' SMS - is there any difference?
    • International calls has been changed to 'Pay As You Go' - is there any difference?

    CIS link is now live:
    https://www.jeenee.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2015/cis/CIS-$9_90_Pennywise_SIM_promo_12Mths.pdf

    compared to the old one:
    https://www.jeenee.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2015/cis/CIS-%2...

    Differences:
    1Gb vs 1.2Gb
    Data top ups cannot be disabled.

  •  

    With Jeenee, I have had to call them 5 times and on 4 of those occasions the wait was over 30 minutes.

    And the reason I had to ring so often is that you can't do routine account admin like change payment method or contact number online.

    And after you have waited 30+ minutes to change something like payment method, and have had them read the details back to you so you know they've got it, be prepared for another 30+ minute wait the following week, because it hasn't been actioned.

    Interestingly, the only time I got a shorter pickup- 15 minutes- and competence- what I rang to do was done, first time- a woman answered the phone.

    The other 4 times a man answered the phone- 30+ minute wait for incompetence.

  •  

    At the bottom of this web site https://www.jeenee.org.au/products/sim-packs/#plan-990-1 it indicates question and looks like links to answers but all they are are questions there are no answers or links to answers on the web page.

  •  

    Not quite enough to make me swap from Vaya, if you had a 1.5-2gb plan for <$18 then i would swap immediately.

    • +2 votes

      if you had a 1.5-2gb plan for <$18 then i would swap

      They do. In the next column: $14.90/mth, 2GB, 12 month contract.

  •  

    What happens once you reach your data limit if you have automatic data top ups turned off? On the website it says that there can be up to a 24 hour delay between reaching the limit and Jeenee restricting the data, and that any data used in that time will be charged at the applicable rate according to the CIS. I couldnt find the rate in the CIS..

    You can download a lot of data on 4G in 24 hours… what is the applicable rate, and how likely is it that it will take up to 24 hours to restrict the data?

    Basically, how kid-proof is it?

    How easy is it to track your data usage? Is there an app? Is it updated in real time or 24 hours delay?

    If the answers to these questions are favourable, I'll be on board :)

    •  

      I am on the 9.90x12 plan an hit my data limit last month (and have top ups off), they charged me an extra 55c for going 32mb over…
      my phone tracks my usage, apparently there is also an app for tracking usage but I haven't been bothered downloading it.
      also you might be able to lock usage on your phone, I know the option exists on mine.

      •  

        ah cool cheers for the info :)

  •  

    Is the site down?

  •  

    If you purchase one and say you want to port you number, what happens?
    Do you wait for your sim to arrive and then activate it and port it and the billing cycle starts then?
    Or do they start the billing cycle from when they snail mail it to you and you loose 7-10 days…

  •  

    Still no update on their website if you wish to change plan to this new $9.90 plan. Online they offer the option with only the old data allowance.

  •  

    Be careful if you go over the limit with data top up turned off.
    My son went over in September and they stopped the Internet (good!), but then they forgot to turn it back on at the next cycle (bad), only found out recently as he started to complain that it was taking a while….

  •  

    Looked today and seems new upgrade plans are available to existing subs. Oddly though when i go to upgrade it tells me there is a 90 cent difference in my plan even though im pretty sure im already paying 9.90/month and going to a 9.90/month plan. Anyone else confirm what this is about? Or just some sort of wierd billing anomaly when moving plans?

  •  

    Does anybody know how long porting usually takes? I initiated a port on Wednesday night from Aldi (pre-paid) to Jeenee via Jeenee's online form but as of Saturday morning the Aldi sim is still working.

    •  

      Took over a week for the porting to occur. That's the longest I've ever experienced.