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Woolworths Mobile Prepaid $150 - 12 Months Expiry, 84GB Data, Unl. National Talk&Text, 10% off Groceries Monthly @ Woolworths

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With the popular Boost $150 deal gone, this is the best alternative.
It is also using Telstra 3/4G, allows data rollover, but no international calls are included.
The icing on the cake with this deal is:

10% off your grocery shop every month. Save up to $50 a month. That could help cover the cost of your phone bill.
Link your Everyday Rewards card to your Woolworths Mobile account and enjoy offers such as 10% off your grocery shop once a month.

If you spend $500 on grocery each month at Woolworths, the savings pay for this plan within 3 months!

More icing on the cake, use the referral code below to get your $10 Wish card! P.S. I am not a referrer (no Woolworths mobile plan over 90 days yet) so won't receive any referrer bonus, just pointing out extra saving for the referee as well as benefiting a random OB referrer.

But wait, there's more, get a further $20 from ShopBack on this plan (thanks csider for pointing out)!

*CIS

Referral Links

Referral: random (181)

The referrer and referee will both receive a $10 WISH eGift Card. Referral codes can only be shared after 90 days of service and gift cards sent only after staying for at least 3 active months. Maximum of 5 referrals per year. Once referred customer activates on Woolworths Mobile, they must download the Woolworths Mobile App, and enter the eligible referral code within 30 days by selecting “Refer a friend” from the slide out menu.

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          • +1 vote

            @DisabledUser345744: If you are in the metro area, pertty much the same as Telstra retail. The difference between retail and wholesale is the coverage in country area.

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              @manraycy: I never knew this, so you are using the same Telstra network.

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    It's not using the retail network, only wholesale, so….

    No vowifi, volte or rcs.

    Which means… No use of WiFi to improve call quality.

    No use of 4G/5G to improve call quality.

    No Rich Communications services…

    All of which you will only have access to on a retail network from any of the network providers. Optus, telstra, Vodafone etc

    Using Boost, which uses the Telstra retail network, I have use of all of the above technologies, right now.

    • +2 votes

      Yeah, but spending $150 on groceries per month makes this free for me. I might stay on boost for coverage but this is a great offer. Tempting to buy one and shove it in a gsm house alarm even.

      Edit: i suppose it's $300 shopping once per month to be free, because gift cards are always 5% off.

      • +1 vote

        I stack with e-gift cards so it makes it 10+5% off

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          Hrm? What am i missing?

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        Well, based only on the savings, that makes it a deal.

        If you want the best possible network technology, and it would be useful
        enough (certainly appreciated in my case) that $150 spend is false economy.

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          No vowifi, volte or rcs.

          On Optus these don't exist as far as I am concerned but when I switched to boost, the volte icon popped up

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            @DisabledUser345744: It's all quite complicated. Optus and Vodafone will only enable on postpaid in many cases, Telstra is more allowing of anyone on their retail network, pre or post paid.

            The telco poviders have allowed wholesale/mvno to use volte/vowifi/RCS in some instances, but the providers (i.e Woolworths mobile) have to enable it… Most haven't, some probably never will.

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              @Bamboozle: I was on Optus prepaid, that's why that didn't work.

              How does vowifi work, instead of going through the 2g analog network, it transmits call signals via the wifi network

              • +1 vote

                @DisabledUser345744: Calls are either fed through 3G or 4G communications, depending on many factors both telco and signal specific…

                Vowifi takes preference over mobile network comms, but it's more to have connectivity for good quality calls where mobile signal is lacking…also a form of redundancy.

                You can also receive calls purely over WiFi, even with flight mode on. Cannot make calls though, have to turn flight mode off for that (I don't know why this is the case).

                Also if you have vowifi enabled and make calls to landline numbers without the area code, they won't connect at all (Even if you're calling within your own state).

      • +1 vote

        ( $150[plan costs] / 10[The discount will be applied only 10 months, 60 days waiting period] ) / 0.1 [10% discount] * 0.95 [5% GC discount] = $142.50

        So you will need to spend $150 (or $142.5 in cash terms if you using the gift cards) once a month to make this plan free.

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        I'm on the boost plan atm, woolworths I had no issue with. I was actually thinking of going back to woolworths because this seems like good value and they have excellent local support…tough choice for me.

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          Unless you need to use int minutes which Boost have, the Woolworths deal is a no brainer as you can easily get all your money back from the 10% grocery discount within 12 months.

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    Meh Catch is more data for less money, at least initially. Would woolies be able to profit with 15% off?

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    Werent Kogan selling 45gb starter packs for 99 cents a month ago ?

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    Any idea what the expiry date is on the Starter Pack?
    "You must Activate Your Sim Card before the expiry date printed on the Starter Pack."
    https://mobile.woolworths.com.au/content/dam/Woolworths/Mobi...

  • +1 vote

    Tried to find the cost of international roaming but need to be a customer to find out. Does anyone know?

    Boost has roaming for SMS receiving free.

    Not that we are going to be able to travel overseas any time soon, but want to keep my boost account long term just for that.

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      • +2 votes

        The add-on is just for calling international from Australia.

        WW does not support international roaming. See section 4 on page 7 of the doc you linked.

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          My bad, I was thinking about calling international…

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          Thanks for that. Going to recharge my boost account then.

          PS - actually this page says roaming is available ???

          https://mobile.woolworths.com.au/international-roaming

          Edit - looks like it's available only if you have a phone plan and is not available for Prepaid. Will keep Boost.

    • +1 vote

      its handy to have SMS received while overseas especially Banking

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        Only when you are on a plan. Not when you are on prepaid, which is what this deal is.

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    Is Woolworth actual Telstra network? Or like aldi?

    • +1 vote

      Wholesale. Like aldi.

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        Guess boost still the go for me then.

      • +1 vote

        Almost like they wanna win over Aldi on phone plans now

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        Is there a massive difference in quality?

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  • +2 votes

    I have been Woolworths mobile a month and missed calls come through exactly 4 hours after they have called…be wary..

    • +1 vote

      Does this happen all the time?

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      What phone do you have? Do you know if its only when you're in a particular postcode?

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    Does the 10% off one shop p/m valid for the vouchers bought in store? Had a look at the card just now and it makes no mention of the discount.

    Also is there a way to use gift vouchers to purchase online?

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    Every referral code I try fails with "The promo code entered is not valid, please try again with a valid promo code."

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      Hmmm…that's interesting…may be a question for the mods…
      Most likely because of this "Maximum of 5 referrals per year" clause, may be these codes have exceeded that limit? You might have to keep on trying more codes…

    • +1 vote

      The code is entered after you sign up, make an account and enter a code. And keep account opened for 2nor 3 months.

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    Can I pre purchase and activate in 1 month?

    • +1 vote

      I am sure you can. Prepaid SIM cards tend to have long expiry date for activation, at least 12 months for the ones I have seen so far.

  • +4 votes

    Don't forget cash back. I just tracked $20 from shopback.

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      Hey you are right, I checked Shopback. it is $20 for this prepaid plan. Sweet!

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        Looks like this is no longer available.

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    What makes some resellers not include international calls, while other do, at the same price point? Like, Boost and Woolies/Aldi both use Telstra, albeit Retail and Wholesale respectively. So why can't Woolies/Aldi provide international calling in their plans if Boost does? Whats the difference?

    • +1 vote

      Probably MVNO wholesale price is lower for Woolies without the extras

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    Does anyone know if this Woolies SIM will allow access to the AFL LivePass subscription? On Boost you can get live streams of both AFL and NRL just for being on the Telstra network, but since this is Telstra Wholesale I wonder..?

  • +1 vote

    I have Woolies car insurance and I also get the 10% off one month shop. I had purchased groceries both in store and online using discounted wish egift cards and both methods work.

    Also I tried purchasing other gift cards (e.g. JB) using a discounted wish egift card and that didn't work.

  • +1 vote

    Reviews seem to be quite bad, but then again Boost reviews aren't great either and I haven't had any issues with them

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    My Boost 12 months plan is ending in Sep, does anyone know if I can port my number across to Woolworths directly or if I have to port to providers with using Optus/Vodafone network first?

  • +1 vote

    They also have the "Extra Small" for $10. Does anyone know if this is just for the starter pack? Does it revert back to $20 per month on recharges?

    All it has is "Was 20, now $10". I can't find any reference to the ongoing fee and I find this very misleading if it's only $10 for the first month.

    Relevance : If it is $10 ongoing then it's a better deal than this one.

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      Same boat. I reckon this price is for the starter pack. Next month it's $20 for 6GB

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    Existing Boost customer $150 80GB plan still wins. Unlimited international calls for selected countries.

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    Woolworths 84GB/$150 365 day plan seems to be a good deal… that's 7GB per month, and costs half of my $25 monthly Aldi mobile.

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    Is there an activation expiry do you know guys know? I could not find that in the T&C.

  • +1 vote

    Been with them more than 3 months now in Sydney's South West, guess I'm a happy customer as I use the phone lightly, calls, sms, occasional social media and most of all, I am around wifi coverage, lower data needed with my plan.
    I call overseas using facetime or facebook messenger, so no international credit needed.
    May not work for those wanting higher data than 7GB a month.
    PS: I dont mind my calls are on 3G or 4G, yes 4G is better but 3G serves just fine.
    I can now issue refer a friend code, yayyy

    • +1 vote

      My exact sentiment. My current mobile plan (not Woolworths prepaid) comes with international calls but I have not not used a single int minute during the life time of the plan. Skype/Facetime/social media etc are my medium for contacting people I know.
      But then everyone have their own use cases, no one plan is the best deal for everybody.

      • +1 vote

        tote agree with you, the best deal is the deal that works in your favor, in your particular situation

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    Is there an activation expiry date for this offer? Got a plan that ends by October with Boost, their new offers arent as good so wanting to switch to WW.

    • +1 vote

      Prepaid SIM cards tend to have long expiry date for activation, at least 12 months for the various brands I have seen so far. Next time you visit Aust Post, Woolworths or Coles, have a look at the expiry dates at the back of the various prepaid SIM cards.

  • +2 votes

    If you don't need significant data (due to having wifi @ work/home) the $60 for 6 months seems like a really good (arguably better) deal. It works out to $10/month with 2gb/month data and if you spend $100/month at Woolworths (which is easy) you've effectively got yourself a free mobile service.

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    does anyone know when you have to activate it by?
    can you buy it now and activate it in a few months?

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    Is this deal available in stores? Apologies if this is answered somewhere, but I couldn't see anything about this.

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      I read somewhere that 84GB deal is only available Online. 180 Days Deal is available in Store but not 365 days deal.

      • +1 vote

        Found out in a store that this is only available online.

        Tried to sign up online but looks like there's currently a bug as it's not loading the form to link the rewards card, which is pretty much the basis of this whole deal.

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          I am having the same issue and have contacted support a couple of times. They asked me to visit a store and buy a starter pack and then upgrade it online.

        • +1 vote

          Tried to sign up online but looks like there's currently a bug as it's not loading the form to link the rewards card,

          Seems to be working again now

    • +6 votes

      After discovering there's a 2-3 week lead time to order this sim online, I went and bought a $10 sim starter pack from Woolworths (as that's all they had in stock) and when I was activating it online it allowed me to pay the $50 difference to upgrade to the $60 offer (pretty sure the $150 offer was also listed).

      Also, during the activation process it allowed me to link my rewards card. Pretty hard to find all the info but once you run through the process yourself its actually incredibly simple - porting took around 30 minutes.

      Hope this answers your questions.

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    Does anyone know or has anyone tried to port directly from Boost to Woolworths?

    • +1 vote

      Port out to woolworths from boost complete in 10-15min without any issue.

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        Thanks. Bought.

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      I second that. I also ported directly from Boost to Woolworths Mobile and it works.

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    I am still a bit confused. Can I buy this prepaid with WW e-giftcard that I buy via cashrewards?
    thanks.

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    Can you receive text message while in overseas?

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    If you have two legitimate everyday rewards cards, each one associated with one of two different woolies sim cards (e.g.one for each person in a couple), can you get two 10% discounts per month by switching between the two cards? i.e. is there any family or home address limit to how many of these pairings you can have going in parallel.

    • +1 vote

      Yes you can. My wife and I are currently doing this. Her mobile with her rewards card. My credit card with my rewards card. If you do it online, you need to different online accounts. The different online account change is a new change I've found in the last few months

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    what's the latest date for activation after purchase? is that 12 month? my current plan will finish on Dec