Given Boost has increased their 365 day plans, I suppose this is the new popular choice.
Has been posted in the past here, and here.
Enjoy the deal.
24/12: Available again until 12/1 (previously expired 8/12)
Q1: Can you buy this in-store?
Q2: Can you use 5% off gift cards to buy this?
A1 not sure but I ordered online and it's free delivery
A2 dont think so but I could be wrong
Excellent. Is this the best deal to keep a number relevant? I have a nice number that I don't use but want to keep it. Looking for a cheap way to keep it. Don't need to call, txt, data on it, just receive txt messages.
Ah, in that case buy an Aldi 365 long expiry SIM. It's like $10.
@pennypincher98: Like this one? https://www.aldimobile.com.au/collections/payg
So far I can see $5 for the sim card, and $15 their cheapest recharge making it $20 for the whole year.
@binary1001: Yeah, it includes $5 credit too so AFAIK you should be able to use that for the whole year at only $5?
Or add a plan at anytime
If and when you're ready
Or add a plan at anytime
If and when you're ready
@pennypincher98: Too easy, will pop into a store and grab one today. Thanks @pennypincher98 and @SickMyDuck (that made my duck actually sick while typing it lol)
@pennypincher98: I think when credit expires after a year you have 4 months until you lose your number (if you don't recharge), however some telcos require to reply via text if you decide to port away
@binary1001: $20 for 2 years
@pennypincher98: No it's $5. I bought one recently
You can also use amaysim pay-as-you-go $10 for 365 days if you don't need to use outbound (call or sms) services.
@royale: Aldi is cheaper = $5.
@Arthur Dunger: Oh really? Will check it out.
Thanks for the tips.
EDIT: Was this referred to above, i.e. $5 only for the sim card and $15 service fee? Making it $20?
Amaysim PAYG only $10 service/access fee, expired annually. Don't know how much the SIM cost. Have mine for years now.
EDIT 2: Checked the following:
so, first year is $5 (sim card cost including $5 credit), which expire in a year.
Second and subsequent years, you need to top-up minimum $15 to keep the number active. So, first two years, the cost of Amaysim and ALDI PAYG is the same, in the long run Amaysim is cheaper.
@royale: Buy another $5 Aldi Sim and port across to that one next year ? Unless they don't allow you to port from Aldi to Aldi.
@ultramic: Can this be done ?
$5 Aldi sim then 1 year later port to Amaysim $10 then 1 year later port to Aldi $5 and so on…. to be a real Ozbargainer.
@Petsa: What a genius you are
I just bought the Catch Connect deal recently for twice the data same cost.
$120 for 120GB 365 days and same network.
Unless you need the international calls, I think Catch Connect is a much better deal.
@inherentchoice: Yeah, I guess I use Skype and WhatsApp for all my international calls, so I've never given that a thought. Valid point though for those that don't use apps for calling.
Amaysim $10 top up every 365 days us a good option.
Yes same deal Instore
I would probably go for woolies mobile due to Telstra and 10% off once a month
Note the difference in coverage between Telstra Wholesale and Telstra Retail
Only Boost gets full Telstra network besides Telstra.
This isn't actually true. Boost does not have access to some mine sites and offshore platforms.
Boost also doesn't have access Telstra 4GX and 5G network.
We used to be able to compare Boost to Telstra prepaid however this isn't true now since Telstra prepaid has access to 5G.
If you compare both the Boost and Telstra Coverage maps
1.Look at the ocean between Queensland and Papua New Guinea
2. Look at the ocean between Victoria and Tasmanian
I'm pretty happy with Boost. At home I get speeds of 450/50. Not sure if on 4G or 4GX…
Frankly, having been on an Optus carrier for most of my time owning a mobile and switching to Boost from Optus last year, and at least where I go (mostly metro Melbourne) Telstra is significantly more patchy than Optus.
They might have signal everywhere but it always seems to be barely usable or my calls get corrupt mid call in more places than with Optus. I'm sure it's a different story in regional areas but in my experience I've had much fewer issues on Optus.
Is international roaming allowed? Couldn't find it in their CIS
Is in the FAQ, Roaming not available. https://colesmobile.com.au/home/page/travel-International-ro...
thx bruv it's a no deal for me then
Looking for something with 100gb plus and international roaming (receiving sms only) for 365 days in this price range too. Haven’t seen anything so far
@clover: my boost 365 plan is expiring this month so on the hunt too.
anything above 50gb im OK
@dajackal: Same here (though expiring next month) and international roaming (to receive sms only) is a prime consideration…
@Gleung: boost, catch and coles don't support roaming
@clover: boost, catch and coles don't support roaming
@clover: You'll probably have another 365 days until you need to worry about international roaming
You probably wont be travelling overseas any time soon due to covid so pish posh
Have a look at catch connect. Last I remember, they're one of the few optus resellers which support international roaming.
For Telstra, I believe Aldi mobile do. Other than that, you're probably going to have to get Optus/Telstra's own plans.
thanks I'll check out catch. I was previously with aldimobile and prefer them over boost. Boost don't let you manage the account unless you're on mobile data right? Is that still the case?
catch no go bro
From 3 December 2020, international roaming will no longer be available on your Catch Connect service and Catch Extras will exclude roaming.
@Gleung: Lebara has if Voda is okay
@SriAvi: Thanks @SriAri. Lebara still “owed” me the “deposit” in a postpaid connection cancelled a few years back 😓 so I may have to give up on having international roaming
Is not like you can travel overseas anytime soon anyways especially this environment…
True. I just hate the remote inconvenience that I would not be able to sign on to MyGov (and some other financial services sites (accounts)) if needed. Not critical but just damn inconvenient.
Last time I went away I got amaysim as you go for $10top up, 365 day expiry, allowed SMS receiving in most countries I went too, weirdly not Thailand though. Was away a couple years so only had this,but another option could be that in a dual sim phone if you are only taking trips occasionally?
my thinking is 6-9 months for certain asian countries, borders will be reopened
even sooner if a vaccine passport is a thing
Even with a vaccine that's only 90-95% effective do you still wana be risking going overseas..
@Gavman: Plenty of Asian countries doing better than Australia
I am still waiting for the $120 deal for the $150 sim package with double the data. Missed the last one.
Is coles the full Optus network or is there another gotcha in the contract?
All Optus MVNOs (including Coles) use the full Optus network.
Given I have a postpaid contract with Optus and an iPhone 12, could I buy this and convert it to an eSim?
Only optus telstra voda directly support esim, and one reseller I haven't heard of called truphone (a company who only sells esim plans)
If I get this plan and port out from TPG post paid (contract over already), would I need to tell TPG anything or does it automatically cancel?
It should just end but I put it in writing to the old provider because they may bill you an extra month or claim you are in a contact
Has happened to me b4
ffs right after i ported out, i looked at tpg website and it says it charges 7 days in advance, so theres already an invoice for it from a few days ago. Wonder if I can get the money back for it… doesnt seem right to be charged for a service thats not going to be used.
I was in the same situation. Call them and they will refund. Take note there is a $11 port out fees though.
@PrinceOfWhales: Did you manage to get the $20 prepayment fee back? Yeh did see the $11 one, wonder if they are the only company that does this still…
@MeesusEff: I literally called them 2 days ago and asked for the refund. They told me they refund request has been put in and i should receive it within 3 days. Haven't receive the fund I will check again tomorrow.
Yeah i was charged $9 port out last year. This year it is $11.
Sim can be activated after 30 days
Well i contacted them via chat and they said it is recommended to activate within 30 days so you don't miss out on any inclusions that were on offer at the time.
This is a great deal. 5GB per month is sufficient for my needs. I will head into store to pick up one this week.
If you don't need the international calls, catch connect may be a slightly better deal at $89 (deal ends tomorrow).
In store I was told it's still $120.
NETWORK in title please
Optus 4G Plus Network is available in selected areas with a compatible device and plan. Check coverage here.
I bought this during the last sale. It wont allow me to hotspot my phone using the SIM. Message comes up to contact ‘Optus’. Has Coles disabled hotspotting with this SIM?
I should add that hotspotting initially worked, then stopped working after several weeks
That's really bad (and unreasonable???)
That’d be a deal breaker for me
How would the carrier know if its normal phone data or hotspot data that another phone is connecting through ?
Does not make sense
Don’t know how but they can - from past experience, notably on certain travel sims (a few years back)
I got this for my wife last week, and hot-spotting from her iPhone was the first thing I checked (And YES it was fine). Thanks for the reminder, I'll check it again soon.
I bought mine in-store (and used a Coles giftcard at the self checkout), the sticker said $120 but it scanned at $99
https://catchconnect.com.au/ is currently doing double this data for $120. Worth it if you need the extra data.
Thanks for this comment jje.I got 10% discount at Catch for UNiDAYS plus $15 discount for first purchase with Latitude pay so only paid $93.00 for the Catch 120GB deal. Cheaper than Coles deal with twice the data!
I've always had bad coverage on Optus at home in the past. If I buy this and get bad reception can I get refunded??
Don't think Coles Mobile has a network guarantee, so I reckon you'd be SOL.
Tempted to buy but changed my mind after reading this:
I read this AFTER buying the last SIM. :-(
Tried to activate on a Sunday morning (new number). After 4 hours, had an online chat. “Escalating to 2nd level support “ and the chat ended.
Chatted again the next day, more ….assertively this time - what’s the issue?? Is it faulty it’s not a port…. and nanoseconds later it was activated. I’m guessing the Activation dude doesn’t work sundays… been fine since
Any issues if porting a number from Optus to Coles Mobile?
I wouldn't think so
Would this count towards flybuys point offers (‘spend $x and earn 20k points’)?
don't think so
Is anybody else other than Boost and Coles offering international calls to select countries included in a 365 day plan?
I'm currently with Boost with a $150 recharge due next week. My concern about moving to Coles is that their plan stops and going back to Boost next year will cost more than $150.
If you're worried about this, then stick with Boost and pay the premium. I'm expecting the market to remain very competitive with plans like this but I also think porting out and in can be a hassle, especially with the likes of Coles/Boost. The question is, do you want peace of mind or save yourself $50 for the next 12 months?
How so… likely gona get cheaper especially when 5G is the new norm. Likely see plenty 4G only plans will costing peanuts
Is the $150 recharge for 12 months? I though boost only has the $200 and the $300 12 month plans.
If you are an existing customer on the $150 plan you get to recharge at that rate - for now.
I had this offer for a year. Never a single call dropout. Voice quality was lacking a tiny bit on the higher frequency but very minor issue one could not knock it. Yess I got 5% off, they gererally hounor very dead duck that was ever advertised. It worked flawless for 10 months then data kept slowing down considerably. Up point: Data counter was broken so I got about 30% more data out of it.
Overall: thumbs up.
Submitted the port request yesterday afternoon and still not done :\ hopefully will be done by tomorrow if not I'll go over the billing cycle with my current provider.
Has the porting been done for you. How long it takes to port to coles mobile?
Ahh yeah there was an issue because they wanted my account number with tpg, but they didn't tell me? I live chatted them on Friday morning, and once they fixed it, it took 15 mins or so. Not used to porting from post paid lol so that was probably my bad.
Thanks for sharing the offer.
Got this for myself and ported out this afternoon 5pm (AEST) from Moose Mobile (Optus Network) and the entire process was completed in 15 minutes.
Available again until 12/1 (previously expired 8/12)
Hopefully woolworth will match it…