[Unobtainable Deal] TPG 4G Unlimited Mobile Data: Free 6mth Trial (Then Optional $9.99/mth) (Capped Daily at 1Mbps after 1GB)

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Deal cancelled as TPG did not roll out their own 4G network

Customers who would like to participate in the trial and take advantage of the fantastic value available on the new TPG plan should register their details at www.tpg.com.au/register-mobile.

TPG will be sending out invitations to persons who express interest, with priority being given to existing TPG, iiNet and Internode broadband customers.

Fresh off the press

  • TPG launching 4G mobile service in Q3 - Q4
  • Inner city coverage only, please check against the linked table
  • Free 6 months trial, then $9.99 per month
  • 1st GB each day uncapped, then shaped to 1Mbps
  • 4G Data only, no voice

Set start date to 1 July Sep 30 Nov 30 (split between Q3/Q4). I may fall foul of the guidelines as there is no definitive start date, however I believe ozbargainers should be informed of this launch before committing to any fixed term contracts now.

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Comments

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    so 28-31 gig a month! aint bad for $10

    • +3 votes

      If you download at 1mbit/s constantly you should be able to pull a realistic 7gb per day over 24 hours according to my math.

      Not bad if you lived somewhere where you couldn't get anything better and still wanted to download some shows etc

      • +1 vote

        = 125 KB/s = 122.1 KiB/s = 1 Mbps
        = 7.5 MB/min = 7.15 MiB/min
        = 450 MB/hr = 429.2 MiB/hr
        = 10.8 GB/day = 10.1 GiB/day
        = 75.6 GB/wk = 70.4 GiB/wk
        = 324 GB/mo = 301.7 GiB/mo
        = 3.94 TB/yr = 3.59 TiB/yr

        • +2 votes

          My estimates were minus 20% to account for overheads and the fact that you won't hit the upper limit every second

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          I download more than that on my crappy ADSL2+ so yeah, nice and fast for the first 1 GB but quickly turns into slowness. :\

      •  

        I suspect they'll also terminate your service given that it's "unlimited" rather than unmetered.

  •  

    Still on Vodafone network?

      • +10 votes

        I don't think so. It seems that they're rolling out their own mobile towers connected to their own network. This is why availability is so limited, and why it's a data only service; if you start doing voice then regulations are much more strict.

        • +1 vote

          Thanks macrocephalic for your explanation. Better than those clueless people who didn't answer my question and just neg.

  • +5 votes

    For people who want to know where the TPG towers are planned, click on the 'PROP' value and you can see a list or map view.
    https://oztowers.com.au/Statistics

    • +1 vote

      That doesn't seem very accurate. It shows 0 actual and 0 proposed towers for TPG NBN in Qld, however the TPG media release lists a number of inner city Brisbane suburbs.

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        They only announced this yesterday…

        •  

          But surely they have been working on it for a while, and have started the process of getting the towers approved. I'm sure the oztowers details don't come from the TPG media release.

  •  

    Pathetic trial coverage for S.A just 2 suburbs.

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      where is SA?

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        South Australia. It's that little island that dangles off the bottom, right?

        • +1 vote

          Geelong?

      • +1 vote

        SA? I hope the farmers will be OK…

      • +1 vote

        Just below Zimbabwe

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        North Adelaide and the CBD

    • +8 votes

      There isn't enough power in SA for more than 2 towers.

    • +1 vote

      But it still beats our WA brothers and sisters…..

  • +1 vote

    This is a game changer.

  • -1 vote

    what does it mean by "4G Data only, no voice"
    what is 4g voice? is that like doing voice chat through whatsapp?

  •  

    What LTE bands are TPG on?

    I know they have 10Mhz of b28, but what else?

    •  

      B28 and B7

  • +2 votes

    This is similar to many plans active in India for a year or so, people get 90 days with 1 GB everyday and unlimited voice and sms for an equivalent of 10 bucks
    But the speeds are abysmal and coverage is spotty, expect the same from TPG

    • -5 votes

      1GB is barely anything, one could finish that in 10 minutes on FB or watching a few youtube clips

  •  

    This deal is using TPG's own mobile network? Explains the price (and limited footprint).

    •  

      tpg bought band 28 spectrum in the last auctions, this allows them to build their own network and this is the first step,
      if they can start to move some traffic to their own network it reduces the cost they currently pay to their mobile wholesaler.

      •  

        Yep true but building infrastructure from the ground up isn't a trivial task.

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          I think they'll put the towers on top of buildings though.

        • +3 votes

          @McFly:
          Yep true but building infrastructure from the rooftop up isn't a trivial task.

  •  

    Great deal for $10 a month after 6 months free!

    But I literally just signed up for the 3 month free deal with Optus…

  • +8 votes

    Correct me if I am wrong but…

    1mbit/s = 125Kilobytes(KB) per sec

    1min = 7500KB = 7.3MB

    1hr = 440MB

    1day = 10560MB = 10.5GB

    30 days = 316GB

    plus the 1GB each day,

    You can get a theoretical max download quota of 346GB per month for $9.99!

    very nice.

    • +3 votes

      Spoken like a true OzBargainer

    •  

      Dam your quick!

      • +1 vote
        • you're
    • +2 votes

      And peanuts in this thread are saying rip NBN lmao

    • +1 vote

      Could @mathnerd please verify these calculations

    • +1 vote

      no, it’s 1/2 duplex and you need to take into account payload overhead for the packets vs useful data inside the packet.
      next comes flow control from tcp and windows sizing ……..

      it’s the difference between what we call marketing speed vs actual throughput speed.

      •  

        Yep, if you are indoors the size of the window you are next to will definitely affect speed.

        But seriously, LTE is not half duplex.

  • +3 votes

    Anything free and cheap will attract many, hope they have their network ready. Otherwise slow speed and bad publicity

  •  

    Hmmm… so default speed is 429MB per hour (after 1GB "allowance")… http://www.download-time.com/ Might be good for the parents.
    Ps. Thank you stuntman for the heads up.

    • +1 vote

      If my calculations are correct that's like 1 Mbit/s or 125 kilobytes / second

      Not bad still very useful.

  •  

    If the speed is alright, 6 cards together would beat most cheap NBN plans out.

  •  

    Thanks OP, now I can watch porn on the go

  •  

    Wish i was rich enough to live in the inner suburbs

    The rich get richer

    •  

      alot of housos in those areas

  •  

    WOw.. what is this about

    •  

      beta testing their network it seems

      •  

        beta testing their network it seems

        With this deal being published here, it's more like load testing the network.

        I wonder how long will this last until it grinds due to congestion?

  • +1 vote

    30gb is like 2 hd movies. How the heck is this goodbye nbn??

  •  

    Much earlier than I expected. Should be a great time for mobile consumer once TPG flesh out their build nation wide. 4 choices to pick.

  •  

    Sorry if this has been mentioned already about other localities (I'm in VIC), but they list off a bunch of suburbs, and then list Darebin (a council, not a suburb).

    Interested to know if this would mean the full City of Darebin (which I would be a part of) or what they define as Darebin.

    Will keep an eye on this.

  •  

    Didn't Optus get fined for listing something as UNLIMITED when it was actually shaped after certain usage?

    • +4 votes

      The conditions are front and centre here. Unlimited data but shaped after the first 1GB daily.
      I don't see a problem.

  •  

    Chatswood and Hurstville look to be islands of covergae in a sea of quiet zones, remote from the inner city and CBD, at least initially.

    282 Victoria Ave Chatswood NSW 2067
    Lat: -33.79546 or (-33° 47' 43")
    Lon: 151.18667 or (151° 11' 12")
    Elevation: 95.48m
    (TPG 4G 700MHz) Proposed 24-Oct-2017
    (TPG 4G 2600MHz) Proposed 24-Oct-2017
    https://oztowers.com.au/Home/FullSiteInfo?siteId=786

    •  

      I am not in the coverage area, but I guess if I get 1 bar and only 1mbps, that should be fine on LTE since I will most likely be using more than the capped amount. I'm in one of the neighbouring suburbs to the ones listed… I don't know if I can get into the trial.

      700mhz LTE I mean.

      (Oh I just looked up where the towers will be, they seem to be scattered around)

      I'm going to try get into the trial; maybe I can give feedback on the borderline areas. I frequent the areas on the list, but my home is not located in any of the actual coverage areas (only neigbouring).

      Places listed as coverage actually have a planned tower inside their suburb. According to oztowers.

  • +2 votes

    No love for WA :(((((

  •  

    Do you get 3G coverage when you're outside their planned coverage for this 4G data trial?

    •  

      TPG doesn't have 3G.

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      nope

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      Not as currently announced.

      TPG have previously said that they have spoken to the incumbent carriers and a roaming deal is in the works.

      I think initially they just want to get people using their network to make sure it all works smoothly. No doubt they will have a roaming deal in place before their network goes mainstream.

  •  

    Hey guys! So my Surface Pro 4 doesn't have 4G capabilities (I think)… Anyone recommend a decent cheap dongle I'd be able to use this sim with?

  • -1 vote

    Few bucks more i get much more freedom, coverage, and voice from Kogan. Good if your in the small coverage areas and only want a little data for a tablet or something but seems a bit useless otherwise.

  •  

    will there be official standard offer available at $9.99pm for the ones that missed the invitation for trial ?

  •  

    Holy crap, 1GB a day for $10/month seems unreal. Ignoring the unlimited 1mbps infinite mobile data and free 6 months, 30GB for $10/month is already amazing value.

  •  

    = 125 KB/s = 122.1 KiB/s
    = 7.5 MB/min = 7.15 MiB/min
    = 450 MB/hr = 429.2 MiB/hr
    = 10.8 GB/day = 10.1 GiB/day
    = 75.6 GB/wk = 70.4 GiB/wk
    = 324 GB/mo = 301.7 GiB/mo
    = 3.94 TB/yr = 3.59 TiB/yr

    1mbps is TPG. Above data is 1mbps speeds.
    Optus, Telstra and Voda is 1.5
    Not such a noticable speed difference really.

  • +1 vote

    A little ironic that they won't have coverage near their head office in Ryde (my area). Therefore no use for me, but looks pretty damned good.

  •  

    This will kill the competition.

  •  

    If only their reception wasn't abysmal it would be ok.

  •  

    good for gps tracking devices.

    •  

      as long as they're within the limited footprint

  • +1 vote

    RIP ADSL2+

    Goodbye NBN

    Unlimited Mobile Data, welcome to our home ^_^

  • +4 votes

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    If you continue to experience the same problem, please contact TPG on 1300 720 016 for further assistance.

    •  

      Getting the same problem. Is it over?

      •  

        Worked for me just now after having issues earlier

  •  

    If you are outside these listed area, there no point right?

  •  

    This kinda worries me, don't want things to end up like the US where you need to compare contract terms rather than plans as all are advertised "unlimited" but in reality switch to 2G or slow speeds after xGB.

    We've got consumer law here to protect things a bit, but how far can companies push it before ending up in court? Optus has already attempted to push things by releasing then retracting an "unlimited" family plan which is speed limited to 1.5mbps…

    For now, this isn't bad at all - it's free.

    Edit: might be worth noting in title it's 1GB/DAY at full speed.

    •  

      Relax, 2G is finished.

    •  

      We've got consumer law here

      Nope.

      Telco's services are not covered by ACL and operate to a very weasly standard where they have to make the "best effort" to deliver you what you pay for.

  •  

    They need to keep going or they'll be Orange 2.0 / Three 2.0

  •  

    Would appreciate if someone could shed some light on the value for this, because IMO being capped after 1gb makes it pretty much useless for me, and I've gotten by with 2gig of data for years.
    (Currently on a 12gig plan with vodafone which I don't come close to using)

    •  

      1Gb per day

  •  

    not cover my home

    •  

      Thanks for letting us know.

  • +7 votes

    did anyone notice the dude on the page is holding the iphone upside down?

    https://www.tpg.com.au/register-mobile

    •  

      "You're holding it wrong."