Is changing from Long Life Plus to Pre-Paid Max and buying data packs the best way to spend recharge credit or is there any way to get better value?
I currently have a balance of around $200 that I wish to start using because changes over time to Telstra Pre-Paid plans and services have been making it harder to "spend" recharge credit. They removed carrier billing for Google Play then CreditMe2U on new Pre-Paid plans.
I recently recharged my Long Life Plus to get another 6 months expiry and then changed plan to Pre-Paid Max. I am told by online chat support that pay as you go calls & texts are available at the same rates as Long Life Plus but you can add data packs for $5 per GB which is more than an order of magnitude cheaper than 10c per MB on Long Life Plus.
N.B. trying to buy data packs via the customer login website failed on two days in a row with error message: "Sorry, your purchase has not been successful this time, please try again later." but buying by dialling #100# worked.