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25GB Mobile Data + Unlimited Calls/Txts + 100 Mins International to 70 Countries for $15/month @ E.tel

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Order your SIM now and activate it by 31/12/2020 to get this deal.

Special $15/mth lasts for 8 months, after which it will revert to its standard price of $25/month.

Countries you can call with your 100 minutes:

Austria, Argentina, Belgium, Brazil, Brunei, Canada, Chile, China, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dominican Republic, East Timor, Fiji, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Guam, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel (& Occ Terr), Italy, Japan, Kiribati, Korea South, Lebanon, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Malta, Mexico, Monaco, Nauru, Nepal, Netherlands, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Niue Island, Norfolk Is, Norway, Palestine, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Russia, Samoa (Western), Singapore, Solomon Islands, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Tonga, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom, US Virgin Islands, USA, Vanuatu, Vatican City, Venezuela and Vietnam.

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  • +6 votes

    Optus network. Good deal though.

      • +23 votes

        Whenever someone uses a term like floptus, it immediately decreases their point.

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      Where I live mobile data is unusable at night on Telstra. Optus is better for me.

  • +10 votes

    The new mobile company for the clergy… 100 mins to Vatican City. There are some strange inclusions there.

    • +1 vote

      Maybe they also keep your browsing history secret from ASIO…seal of confession and all…

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      There are some strange inclusions there.

      There is one very strange including the Vatican these days

  • +9 votes

    Boost mobile still cheaper with annual pack having free international calls to 25 countries and on Telstra network. For data lovers this might be better.

    • +7 votes

      Indeed, but no contract here so you can churn after 8 months for $120 total which is not paid as a lump sum.

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        I would take that Boost deal any day, but in my house in metro Gold Coast phone gets 3/4 bars Vodafone, 2/4 bars Optus and 0-1/4 bars Telstra. This deal looks decent as an alternative

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    Looks like part of Optusbusual zone 1 countries are listed partly but big price difference from Optus themselves

    Big Question: like Optus does one get charged $10 per gb going over there data limit inclusions? Bonus if it just stops or speed limited though i doubt very much this would be the case, im guessing this is a post paid plan?

    • +4 votes

      Scroll down, it’s right there on the same page that the deal is linked to…

      • What happens when I run out of data?
      Unlike many plans on the market which charges excess data at $10 per GB block, E.Tel’s Big Data Plan only charges excess data at a fair rate of $0.01 per MB (billed in KB increments). e.g. If your excess data is 200 MB (0.2GB), it will only cost $2, NOT $10.
      To avoid excess usage, try to connect to WiFi wherever it is available and check your usage at www.etel.com.au/account regularly

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    250GB per month?

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      25

  • +9 votes

    Post paid, that's a no from me

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      Why?

      • +6 votes

        cause postpaid can give a bill shock.

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          Everything on this plan is unlimited except data.
          You can set data usage alerts on your phone so you know when you are getting close and not have bill shock

          • +1 vote

            @spaceflight: International calls and texts are not unlimited as they are on similarly priced plans (e.g. Aldi, Boost, Lebara). That's a deal breaker for me.

      • +2 votes

        Credit check for starters, then they can take your money without permission as they see fit and you're gonna have a hard time chasing up for refunds.

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    Perfect deal for me. Coming off Boost in Nov and this is much cheaper if you just dont unlimited international calls.

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    How much you have to pay upfront to order the sim? And can we port from optus to their network and retain our existing phone number?

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      "Free Delivery
      We will send the SIM card to you via Australia Post for free. However if you need it urgently, we also offer an express post service with a small charge."

      Sim is free delivery but they xharge $15 per month fees when ordering sim.

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        "Sim is free delivery but they xharge $15 per month fees when ordering sim."

        Strange practise. Means if you just order but never actually end up using it, they've pocket $15..

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          Yes. I was thinking the same. But I will still go for it.

  • +1 vote

    Keep in mind that they charged excess data fees if you go over the 25GB.

    Unlike many plans on the market which charges excess data at $10 per GB block, E.Tel’s Big Data Plan only charges excess data at a fair rate of $0.01 per MB (billed in KB increments). e.g. If your excess data is 200 MB (0.2GB), it will only cost $2, NOT $10.

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      I still get stung if i go over my telstra data $10 for 1GB - "we can't turn that feature off…" - my hate is on for greedy Telstra - as the app doesn't update 100%, by the time I realise I've already been charged - so I can't use all my data allowance for fear of being charged another $10… grr

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    Anybody still on Circles.life? I'm tempted to switch to this one. Cheaper, more data, international calls. But I heard porting out from circles is a hassle.

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      I ported out from Circles on the 1st of Oct to that JB 500 voucher deal and it took around 8 hours for the porting to be completed, which was far more waiting time for me as my previous port out and in with other Carriers almost happen instantly, other than that, no complaint.

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      I ported out back around when they launched (after their 1 month offer) and it was instant for me.

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      I bought a Amaysim sim card, activated in very quickly, then 2 days later activated circles - took overnight but works perfectly fine.

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    any international roaming on etel?

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      When I asked them last year they wanted a $200 deposit.

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    do they perform a credit check?

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    Thanks. Ordered one. International minutes attracted me.

  • +2 votes

    No voicemail service by default. (Activation required?)
    No call waiting service.(Activation required?)
    MMS charged at 10c extra incoming and outgoing.(need to activate by calling them, disabled by default)
    5 days outage on your SIM if you are transferring your number(might take longer).
    No app or data usage monitor.(still can restrict it via phone though)

    Using this for about a month now.
    The first 3 is pissing me off. Customer service seems to be alright though.

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      Outage shouldn't happen if you transfer from Telstra or Vodafone sim first.

      Voicemail goes to MMS recording which is great IMO.

      Call waiting I have still.

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        "machej" What do you mean "voicemailgoes to MMS"? you mean SMS maybe?

        • +1 vote

          No, MMS. It's an SMS with audio recording in it. (Ie. A multi media SMS)

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            @machej: Thanks for clear explanation. I actually prefer those "call catcher type" messages to Voicemail anyway.

            Still on the fence for this deal as I'm not sure I want Optus reception whils on the road, maybe my Aldi/Part Telstra

            Network will not be much better. Giving up free MMS in/out for extra 22gb data both for $15 per month. Don't use lot's

            of data on my main number calling/txt use phone, prefer using a second phone for data internet so keep battary full.

            No need for international calls currently. Hmm

            • +1 vote

              @ozhunter68: Worth testing with an Optus $2 sim to see how the reception is.

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      What do you mean by 5 days outage? I will changing from Boost. So my service will be out for 5 days when porting to E. Tel.

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        That is what I got told over the phone with their customer support, well at least their customer support was good.

        • +1 vote

          No, your service should work with Boost until they port it over which may take 5 days. It should be minimal downtime.

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          Thats strange. 5 days is alot. I will email them to confirm as well.

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            @amsaini15: Shouldn't take 5 days at all.. We usually port them in Optus network in 3 hours after the schedule..

    • +1 vote

      There warning over data sms are over 48hr late and there on line app also. So hard to manage data usage if you want to use the full allocated limit.

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      MMS not being included is a biggie for me.

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        Same here.
        For now waiting for a new deal.

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    I bought this one but have been charged 15.30$ from my credit card, anyone knows why?

    • +1 vote

      2% credit card surcharge

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        I've used Debit card and still got charged.
        Hmm

        • +1 vote

          yes.. sorry credit/debit card. There is no option of avoid surcharge.

      • +1 vote

        Thanks, I realised it later, but still thanks for your reply.

  • +1 vote

    Keep in mind that porting to E.Tel and keeping your own number can take 3 to 7 days. Many reviews on Google are 1/5 stars for poor service. But I suppose you get what you pay for.

  • +1 vote

    I used them for about 2 months…. My only issue was the number porting took more than 5 days!

    Pretty no frills, 25 GB of data is pretty good for $15 PM.

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      Were you out of service for 5 days or is the down-time very small but the porting takes 5 days?

      • -1 vote

        Porting took 5 days, not out of service. It's always best to port from a different provider to avoid complications. If you use Optus now, port to a $2 Vodafone sim first and then port to Etel to ensure it's automated rather than an internal Optus port.

  • +1 vote

    can i get two of these plans as i use 2 phones?

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      for you..you can have 3…

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    randy for this bargain!

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    I was charged $15 for the first month on top of the $15 for the sim.. credited very quickly after I emailed support but be weary of it

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      They stuffed up my first month too but after that it's been spot on with the discount. Might just be their system can't prorata.

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    ported mine today, Their customer service is surprisingly amazing.

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    Have been waiting 4 days now for my mother's phone to port from Aldi. Anyone else have similar experiences?