New to FIFO, what is the best phone network plan to go with Telstra?

Hey all, I recently got a new job as a FIFO worker in Perth and I'm looking to get a Telstra Sim only plan, have you got any other suggestions that would help.

Any suggestion/feedback is appreciated.

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  • Do you require access to the full telstra network or only most of it? (normal telstra network covers 99.4% of Australia while telstra wholesale network covers 98.8% of Australia)

    • I'm sorry, but what are the differences between the two?

      • He kind of said it above but:

        normal telstra network covers 99.4% of Australia while telstra wholesale network covers 98.8% of Australia

        Please note this is "Australian population" not Australia as a whole. Basically there are some outback communities and the like which requires that extra few percent. I once lived at one of them, essentially you get no coverage if you live there, or you may get the occasional coverage if you stand on top of a large hill and the wind blows the right way.

  • What site are you based at? I always just went with full/normal Telstra but you won't need it everywhere so depends where you'll be…They recently forced me on to a higher plan though so I switched to Woolies.
    If it's a biggish town, Woolies/Boost would be fine. As an example, you can check the Woolies coverage map

    • Boost uses the full Telstra network.

    • I will be based at the BHP Site Warrawandu, I'm hoping to get a plan with decent data usage which Telstra doesn't have any decent offers comparing to the Optus one I'm using at the moment

      • I was there for 5 years when they first opened. Nice camp!
        There's a tower in the middle of the camp so any Telstra based service will be fine, there is wifi but it was always patchy when I was there.
        Just missed the 180gb plan being discounted to $65…Would be a bit cheaper again if you can get the BHP corporate discount?
        How much data do you want/need?

  • jb hifi 59$ plan. thats what i use

  • I will be based at the BHP Site Warrawandu, I'm hoping to get a plan with decent data usage which Telstra doesn't have any decent offers comparing to the Optus one I'm using at the moment

  • Just go Boost's 300gb plan.
    Telstra's full network, fraction of the price.

    Although might run through it fast depending on how much 4k streaming… you do.