Saw this in Milton QLD, not sure if it's nationwide. Doesn't seem to be available online. I guess this is to price beat the Coles $255 special for the 240gb sim this week
Can i call officeworks and ask them to beat (or match) using this photo you just added?
How easy can you port from Telstra pre-paid to Boost?
Requires a phone call. Ported 3 services no worries
I heard they ship a new sim after the call. Is it true?
Yes this is true they send you out a boost sim that already has your number on it
@Joshminey: Not overly true…
They need a sim that is blank
They then assign to your number in the porting be process
Note getting an agent on the phone is near impossible at the moment due to Covid
@itshammer: Not even in the chat.
Nope. I bought a $300 Boost sim which they ported my number across to
@LolwutMikka: Did the port from Telstra to Boost happen via their activating/porting website, or did you need to live chat/call for this.
As I have been a regular new sim activator and porter, I can no longer port number to Telstra and Boost ( also recently Optus and Vodafone ). I have to go via live chat or call, but as mentioned above, since March Covid rules almost impossible to get service both ways, so beware of this.
@LolwutMikka: I checked at local Telstra shop and they told porting to $300 is not possible so I am porting to $1p0 offer of Amaysim and after a month will port to boost.
@BargainMac: don't need to wait a month.
When I moved from Telstra Business (postpaid) to Boost I got a vodafone sim, ported to that, then 10 minutes later ported to boost. (probably not necessary)
Number was across in less than 30 minutes.
I wish if had known this before, though my situation was different being on a postpaid plan.
On the other hand, I did Ozbargained with $35 amaysim plan in $10 for a month before jumping to Boost.
Simply get a free Optus SIM from any Optus store (or $2 from Woolies/Coles etc), port out to Optus, once done, port to Boost. Whole process will complete within an hour.
How do you get the free sim? And is the Optus Sim already activated?
Either order it online, it will come in post in 2-3 days, or go to any Optus store and pick those or tell them that I want to port my number to Optus and activate a plan online. They will simply port your number to Optus without any plan or payment.
It's pretty painful with a lot of steps but it works. It's worse if going from Tellstra postpaid.
Just port my number from Optus. Just to remind everyone who will making or receiving lots of phone calls, there is No Call Waiting Service from boost, such a basic and essential fuction, and boost doesn't provide it. Very disappointed 😞
dial *43# from your handset.
Tried and did not work. Called the customer service and confirmed they don't support call waiting anymore, told me they used to have this many years back.
Do they have the function to hold calls when another call comes through during a call?
the function you described is call waiting, so according to the comment above, the answer is no.
Then do calls still come through when I'm on an existing call?
@Hellcrusher2903: not if call waiting is not available. will go straight to voice mail
@jezza p: Or they'll hear a busy tone if voicemail is off
This is plain wrong. I'm on Boost and calls come through all the time when I'm on a call.
Customer service is a bit limited with Boost at the moment due to COVID and they likely didn't have access to the right information.
Same with me. I am on Boost plan since Nov and I do have call waiting.
The reason I stuck to a business plan for years before moving to boost was a lack of free / unlimited call diversions. (I use an answering service for call overflow).
Now they don't support call waiting but do support forwarding your number to wherever you want lol.
with wfh, mobile data was a thing of the past
I agree, in 2019 I never paid for wifi, was using 4g dongle to save money, but now I prefer wifi due to WFH.
What is WFH?
Work from home.
@ashftc: Aah, makes sense. I google WFH re mobile hones and got lost in the woods lol.
I am still waiting for a discount on Telstra 12 months $300 prepaid, really need the esim ability now as I need to host a foreign sim.
do they expire? mine runs out on november and was hoping to get another year
You have to port out and back to use the starter sim. Expiry should be 2021 making in workable.
It should be 12 months expiry. Has anyone checked any other stores in different states?
I checked on stores, most of them expires in Apr 2021. If you order online, you will get expiry date mid-2022.
is this price available online? I can't seem to find it
I ordered on 30/6 —> arrived on 14/7
Same question how did you get this price on their website?
@arctan: I've ordered on 30/6. EOFY offer by Office works.
Can I buy this and activate in 6 months ?
Edit : I meant to up vote you and ozb won't let me remove the accidental neg
Other way round too. Gave someone an up vote for comment and lower down turned out their comment had wrong info.
Tried to change vote and could Not change as usually you can re-voke.
@ozhunter68: Glad the community made up for old mates backwards internet points in this case
As a former staffer, it's probably a case of this ticket wasnt changed when the price was reverted to $300. The price on the website would be the actual price.
Darn, can't get to price match with OW!
Where are people buying this from? Online is $300 so people are going into their OW store and asking their local store to match this QLD store??
Please help clarify how to buy.
I bought one last time from OW for a family member and need another now :)
just buy the $2 sim and then get recharge from Coles for $255 I suppose ? Not sure if the saving worth the hassle https://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/552749
Anyone managed to get this deal at any other stores/ different states ?
I wonder if anyone has tried activating a telstra esim on boost by going through the replacement sim activation process. I remember back when Woolworths mobile was with Optus, you could activate a replacement Optus sim on Woolworths mobile portal.