EZY Recharge (part of Telstra) are giving $20 cashback via PayPal for recharges over $100.
You need to sign up with EZY Recharge and have a PayPal account. Min recharge $100
Only applies for your first recharge, and not existing customers.
The EZY Pay promo terms are here http://www.ezyrecharge.com.au/PromoTerms.jsp
Cashback will apparently be with you on the 26th July.
You can use the direct EZY Recharge link
If you are feeling generous or kind then you can use my affiliate link (everyone gets a friend and family affiliate link when they sign up – I just found out in my welcome email)
Full disclosure: affiliate link : http://bit.ly/ezyrecharge
Disclosure, I get a $10 recharge credit on the affiliate link.
(MODS: I have read the OzBargain Wiki on affiliate links, there’s no affiliate links in the main URL, no cashback elsewhere and you can delete the above link if you really want)
Now for the iPad data tip! Or how to save up to $48 on 12 months of Telstra iPad data.
Go to a Telstra shop and buy a standard $2 SIM.
Go to the counter, pay $2, don’t activate and ask for a blank micro SIM so you can use transfer the SIM to use in your iPad (you could cut the standard SIM, but its free to get a blank micro SIM).
Ring up, activate the standard SIM as an iPad SIM, then get them to do a transfer of the standard SIM to the micro SIM.
You know have a working Telstra 3G signal for your iPad but no data available to use.
Now go to EZY Recharge: http://www.ezyrecharge.com.au
Sign up, etc. they will send you a PIN to your email.
You then go to this website on your PC:
Enter your Telstra prepaid number, security check details, etc.
Select the $150 12Gb 365 day plan and select to pay by pre-registered EZY PIN.
Now enter your EZY PIN
You will now you have 12Gb of data for 365 days for only $132 after the $20 cash back.
($150 recharge + $2SIM - $20 Cash Back)
If you had done this the standard Telstra way it would have cost you $180
($30 starter pack + $150 recharge)
Or $160 if you go via EZY Recharge
(30 starter pack + $150 recharge - $20 Cash Back)
Other stuff to think about
Yes, I know you get more data for the more money $160-$180, but 3Gb of that is only valid for 30 days and you would have to work hard to burn through that to make it worth the money – and if you do burn 3Gb a month then the 12gb 365 day plan really isn’t for you.
The EZY Recharge offer only started on the 19th May and ends 30th June unless they cancel sooner. You get the $20 back by the 26th July. Which is a bit of a wait but it’s a saving and it’s almost impossible to find discounts on Telstra prepaid stuff.
I could probably split this into two posts, but you get the best bargain if you mix both the EZY Recharge and $2 SIM tip together. And I just did all of this to get 3G for my iPad and it works. Now just waiting for my $20 back from EZY Recharge.
I generally dislike Telstra, but for 12 months worth of iPad data I would rather pay $150 to them than say Vodafail who have the same $30 starter, $150, 365day, 12Gb offer but no coverage, working reliable signal or network really to speak of.