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Telstra Prepaid 12 Month SIM $200 (150GB Data, Unlimited Calls/Text, Intl Calls to 20 Countries) @ Telstra

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First time posting so be gentle.
Just noticed that Telsta is trying to stay competitive with Boost etc.
Original price $300 - slashed to $200 for a 12 month Plan, with 150Gb of data. 20 Countries with unlimited international calls.
Seems to be a very good deal considering that Boost is actually more expensive (but… less data).

WHATS INCLUDED
Unlimited calls and texts to standard Australian numbers.
$100 Extra Credit for international calls and texts, roaming and premium SMS.
All inclusions for use in Australia

btw - You need to scroll down to see the offer.

Anyway, Enjoy.

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          Telstra is the only network that gives me mobile coverage for data and calls in the elevator at work.

          I have been stuck in an elevator before with Vodafone and it is a boring wait till freedom.

          Now with Telstra I can relax even if trapped in a lift

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            @edrift: What a fantastic reason to choose Telstra

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            @edrift: The elevator passengers must be delighted to listen to you wittering on when they're stuck there. Sheesh!

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    Can anyone get the link to the 20 countries that are included for international calls.

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    Found it from the above link.

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    Im an existing post paid telstra customer coming off a 12 month $49 plan. Can I roll onto this?

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      They said I would not be able to take advantage of the offer unless I get a new number, but I asked if I could port out to a different company and port back into prepaid and they said that was fine.

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    on post paid asked if i can swap across.. they had no idea.. said pre paid you start new number
    I said no you do not you have a page about call to swap across.
    and around you go.

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      Huh??

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        On their webpage they say call to swap from post to pre paid
        https://www.telstra.com.au/support/category/mobiles-tablets/...

        You call they say you cannot swap from post to prepaid

        I said your webpage says you can

        Then say you cannot keep number
        then say you cannot get deal if your with Telstra

        They say if you want go this deal you need new number
        I said there is nothing on your website that says this.
        Says use new or existing
        Tried chat and phone.. no idea useless.

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    just checked with LiveChat and they advised the simkit has a shelf life of 2-3years. does that mean we can buy it now and keep it for activating later after my current plan expires ?

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      You can reactivate the sun later on yes but you'd have to sign up for another plan/credit

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    Good work, stuck at processing payment, please wait.

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      I had the same on my phone with my first order. Went to the computer and did it there instead - hopefully I wont be charged twice….

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    Why do you guys need that much data? I'm curious cause I'm still on a cheapo 1gb/month plan.

    • +1 vote

      To watch Youtube/Netflix on train while commuting to work/back home 5 days a week.

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      A lot of people don't have access to wifi at work/home and are constantly in different locations (e.g. transport workers like truck drivers, taxi drivers, cabin crew, pilots etc) so they rely on their personal mobile data.

  • +22 votes

    Things to consider when comparing Telstra and Boost Mobile PrePaid Sim plans

    Breakdown:

    Boost: $140, 80 GB = $1.75/GB - Least amount of data
    Telstra: $200, 150 GB = $1.33/GB - Middle Ground in Data & Cost
    Boost: $300, 240 GB = $1.25/GB - Most amount of data

    Other considerations:

    Apple Music streaming - Both have it

    Unlimited International calling/Texting - Telstra (20 Countries included) vs. Boost Mobile (30 Countries included)

    Data Rollover vs Data Bank
    - Boost mobile - Data expires if you don't renew the pre-paid plan in time. In addition, any extra data from the previous 2
    - Telstra - Extra data is simply stored in a bank.

    Telstra has free Telstra Wifi hotspots
    Telstra has the free streaming of the sports channels
    Telstra has 4Gx data speeds and isn't capped to 100 Mbps like on Boost

    Personally, I think Telstra might be the better choice. Not too expensive, access to Telstra Air WiFi, and just has a bit more bonuses.

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      Yeah they're all decent deals depending on your data needs. For me the Telstra one fits best.

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      Telstra has 4Gx data speeds and isn't capped to 100 Mbps like on Boost

      Boost isn't speed restricted either.

      You're thinking of other MVNOs like Aldi or Belong.

      Telstra has the free streaming of the sports channels

      I'm fairly sure this is also quietly supported on Boost, despite not being advertised - both data free, and free subscription.

      Telstra has free Telstra Wifi hotspots

      Which I heard also quietly is available for Boost customers. :-)

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        Am quietly interested to know the quiet way to access "Telstra WiFI Hotspots" via Boost account?

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          If you have WiFi turned off (eg, using 3G/4G), head to http://subscription.services.telstra.com.au/sofwf/eligibilit... and see if it still works.

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            @BeauGiles: So, connecting to that URL via Boost Mobile 4G, it just asks for username and password. Boost Mobile dont have a username and password hence where does one then go?

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              @Borg: To confirm; your number shows up and you're asked for an email? You can either use an existing Telstra account, or enter another email and create a new Telstra ID which you'll use for logging in to Telstra Arir

              (Unless they've changed things since last time I tried)

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                @BeauGiles: Thanks for that. No joy but could also be their systems misbehaving as get a Webpage not available when trying to login via their Hotspot (after sorting initial Telstra login).
                Also get a "sorry there was an error processing your request" when trying to login using 4G and login.
                Perhaps not available via Boost? Will try again tomoorow.
                Thanks for links etc.

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      Good comparison, one correction: Boost mobile doesn't have data rollover at all for their long expiry plans at the moment.

      (But Telstra is also a one time deal, so who knows if it'll be worth continuing with them when the year is up even with the data bank.)

      Another consideration: The $100 credit included in Telstra's seem to include roaming; pretty big plus if you're travelling.

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      Excellent comparison, i found it very useful. Thank you!

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      Telstra isn't unlimited international texting - it costs 20c to text 75c to MMS but you can use the bonus extra credit.

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      Telstra air connections are throttled to 4 MBPS.

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      Boost user here. A few corrections:
      - Boost can access Telstra Air
      - Boost gets free streaming of sports channels (and gets access to live passes)
      - Boost speeds are uncapped
      - Boost does not have data rollover/banking on long expiry plans…

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        Are the "free streaming of sports channels" un-metered on Boost?

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        May I ask for a source to confirm the unmetered streaming of the Live Pass apps?

        This is an important feature for me and I couldn't find confirmation in the Boost forums.

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      Breakdown:

      Boost: $140, 80 GB = $1.75/GB - Least amount of data
      Telstra: $200, 150 GB = $1.33/GB - Middle Ground in Data & Cost
      Boost: $300, 240 GB = $1.25/GB - Most amount of data
      CatchConnect: $185, 375 GB = $0.49/GB - Clear Winner ?

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        FYI CatchConnect doesn't have unlimited international calls.

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          yes, i thought the initial breakdown discussion was purely over data allowance?

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      Telstra air sucks, it almost never works for me

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      Great list! One more thing to add, unless I am mistaken, with Telstra prepaid you can get access to Telstra Plus for perks like cheaper movie tickets, etc.

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    Roaming in India wasn't available with Telstra prepaid 2/3 years ago… Has anyone experienced recently?

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    PSA : I had a problem with the website glitching after entering my credit card number (which is the worst ever user experience IMHO) and the order (seemingly) didn't go through. I tried Safari and Chrome, same problem. Ordering via PayPal worked (you can pay by credit card with PayPal too).

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      I'm stuck at the payment page too, both paypal or visa. Did you try a few times for paypal?

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    Is that Telstra site crash??? Payment doesn’t go through

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      Just got through with visa payment, was stuck with paypal.

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        same here…tried paypal thrice as I wanted to use my AMEX…but then gave up and went with Visa…I still haven't got the order confirmation email though…been more than an hour..

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          My order confirmation went to my junk mail - maybe check that?

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            @Silverwaver: ya mate - that's the first thing I did..spoke to TEL via chat they can't locate the order and asked me to wait for 24hours..

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    Can someone please confirm this gets me free AFL through the app? Would be a deal sealer for me!

    • +1 vote

      Scroll right down to the bottom of the link and there's a section "All plans include". AFL is one of them.

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    Great first post OP, got one! Finally moving to the Telstra network!

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    good deal but this is 150gb for the whole 12 months right? not monthly?

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      Yes the whole 12 months

    • +4 votes

      150GB monthly on Telstra for $16.66 per month #slowclap

      Are you going for the kill?

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        when you dream,,..dream big

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    finally ill let Optus go!

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    Can it be purchased in a Telstra store for the same price? Or online only offer?

    Edit: should have just followed the link, $30 SIM and $300 SIM offers: Online only offer available to customers who purchase by 5 August 2019 11:59pm AEST. The discount is applied at checkout. Limit 2 per customer. Offer not available for commercial or resale purposes. Not transferable and not redeemable for cash.

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    Great timing - My Optus contract just expiring in 2 weeks for 2 services.

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    Just spoken to an agent re: website issue and he confirmed this is available until 25th Nov…..

    Maria: is the deal running for a couple of days so I can maybe come back tomorrow and try when its not so busy?
    Christian Paul: The offer will still be valid up until 25 Nov 2019.

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      The offer only valid up to 5 Aug

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        Not according to my chat with Agent Christian Paul, I have the chat in email if anyone required it :D

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    Good deal. Thanks for sharing.

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    does cahsback applies? it says 12months plan?

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      postpaid plans

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        Okay thanks, not sure why people negative my question.

  • +1 vote

    In terms of International calling inclusion, Boost has better value but this has better Data inclusion.
    Shame that country I would be calling most is not included in this :(

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    I’m on a Telstra pre-paid max plan. $30 for 28 day, 10gb data. I have a data bank of 170gb. I cannot see any option now to get calls but no data. This is cheaper per mooth is there a way I can “sell off” my data? Or if I switch acknowledge I’ll possibly loose the banked data?

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      maybe you can use the data, to make video calls (e.g. Google Duo - if you don't care about privacy)

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    Nice find and nice first post, thanks OP

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    Data charged per KB increment ?

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    Great find OP. Anyone know what’s the deal with the international roaming? Says $50 credit in CIS but no details on how much calls and texts are. Boost has unlimited roaming for calls and texts for $5 a month

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      Boost has unlimited roaming for calls and texts for $5 a month

      No!!?? Where did you read that Boost has unlimited roaming for $5 a month??!! That's so cheap it's almost free. Vodafone charge $5 per day. So a 20 day trip is $100 with Vodafone. The below is a copy and paste from the Boost CIS - you buy a $5 Add-on and you can get calls and text only.

      USING YOUR SERVICE OVERSEAS
      Heading overseas? Roaming is already set up on your Boost Prepaid Mobile
      service. Different rates apply to use your service overseas and these rates are
      much higher than in Australia, see boost.com.au/rates for more information.
      Just purchase a $5 Add-On and keep in touch or connected when you’re
      travelling overseas with $5 credit for calls and text while roaming. The Boost
      Anytime Plus™ offer excludes data usage and MMS while overseas. When
      travelling overseas the best way to recharge is online at boost.com.au/recharge
      or using #111#. You can recharge using your credit / debit card, PayPal™ or
      alternatively you can take a spare voucher to redeem.

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    when is expiry/how long do you have to activate the SIM card?

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    Thanks op! Bought this a few hours ago but havent received any confirmation emails? Anybody else having this issue?

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      same here, did not receive confirmation email but I took the screenshot of the order just in case

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        Got my confirmation a few hours ago. Hope you did too!

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          Yeah got it just now

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    Does anyone know how soon we gotta buy this before it goes back to 300 and how soon from purchase you gotta activate / port number?

    Im overseas atm.

    • +1 vote

      I think that interweb thingy works from overseas. Oh wait, you're on it!

  • +3 votes

    Just activated my catchconnect sim, 375gb plan with 12 months expiry for $185, with international credit also.

    Never again would I sign up with telstra, their customer service is by far the worst I've dealt with. Took four months and conversations with 8 different employees before they sorted out a simple credit on my invoice. I shit you not. Not to mention the fact they charge 5c per text for "sms delivery reports".

    • +12 votes

      Clearly you've never dealt with Optus, THE worst customer service, ever.

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        To be honest I find them both just as useless as each other!

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        I have dealt with Optus before and yes they were pretty crap too, but nowhere near as incompetent as the telstra customer service I had to endure. We've all heard this saying before but it literally felt like I was talking to a brick wall, as Chris Traeger would say, literally….

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        Clearly you've never dealt with Optus, THE worst customer service, ever.

        Oh no, I beg to differ. Spintel deserves that particular honour.

    • +1 vote

      I have my kid on the 205gb and it works really well. That plan only cost me $135 after all the discounts. I understand wanting to stick for nbn with Telstra, but for mobile if you are in metro areas catch/Kogan work out cheaper

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      i had a look at CatchConnect 375 GB for 1 year, crikey it's cheap for 31 GB data quota per month and it's $205 (currently) which works out to be $17 per month. How did you get it to $185?

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        Cash rewards gets you $20 cash back. That could be it?

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          that is gold! $185 equates to $15.42 and gives 31.25 GB whilst this Telstra $200 equates to $16.67 and gives 12.5 GB.

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            @tempura: Yep I signed up when they had the $20 cashback offer, not sure if it's still valid or not. As you said, $15.42/month for 31.25gb/month is an absolute bargain!

            I activated the sim last night, said it can take up to 3 days to port my number over, woke up this morning and it was good to go. Couldn't be happier

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              @bighorse:

              You must activate within 30 days of purchase or by the date advertised in the promotion (whichever is earlier). This offer is available to new services only. Now ending 11am 24/07/2019 Sydney time. Automatic recharges at $199 unless you opt out. Auto-recharge can be turned off in your dashboard after activation. All your data is available from day one. All for use in Australia Critical Information Summary, Pricing, Terms and Conditions, Standard Agreement and Fair Go Policy apply

              so apparently the 50% discount already ended like 3 hours ago.

      • +1 vote

        Do they give unlimited calls to overseas?

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          500 minutes

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    Is everyone still having issues with paying for this? Worked once with my Visa but can't get it to work again.

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      Working now using Paypal :)

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    Is it unlimited to 13X XXX, 1300XXX and 1800XXX numbers?

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    Good deal if you need Telstra. I’m sticking to the cheapest options Catchconnect/Kogan as it works out cheaper and they work great in Sydney metro.

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    Wondering if anyone with Telstra commuting across Strathefield on train can share your network experience?

    This is pretty much where I use my phone for the most and currently optus signal is very poor between homebush and Redfern. My mate has just switched from Optus to Boost and he feels the speed has dropped further low. So Telstra is not going to be any better?

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      Telstra and boost should be the same.

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      I used to commute to the city and Kogan is pretty good.