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Coles Mobile $99 | 12 Months Expiry | 60GB Data | Unlimited Talk & Text | Overseas* | Optus Network | @ Coles

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This popular deal is back starting Wed Apr 21. Stay safe, and enjoy :)

Unlimited talk/text to the following 15 countries - Canada, mainland China, France, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Japan, Malaysia, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand, United Kingdom, United States.

Rollover up to 50GB when you recharge before expiry or when you maintain an active AutoRecharge. Critical Information Summary here.

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  • +1 vote

    TA do you know normally how long the expiry date this card would be ? My Boost still has another 5 months to go.

    • +1 vote

      I think it is 1 month as far as I am aware. Got this one on a spare number, can't complain,it's pretty good

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      Quite a number of boost Sim deals around with more data also, I too finish up soon and am looking around for what to change over to

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        Where are the Boost ones for this price?

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          Do not under any circumstances port to boost. 2 weeks no service and no eta of it being fixed.

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            @xavierod: Yeh this is my second time with Boost. They have lost their way in the three years since I went to Optus.

  • +6 votes

    We churned over to Coles Mobile a few months ago from Belong and find the service to be fairly flaky. Can’t get through calls at times and the international call quality isn’t the best.

    Not sure if we are the only ones having this issue. Based in Cheltenham, VIC

    • +42 votes

      Down Down, network is down

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        will i have access to their 10% off for havin mobile

    • +1 vote

      depends on location. Mine improved in Canberra.

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      Yeah me too. I’m near the cbd and even there calls sometimes don’t register etc. best for a second line and not primary if you use it a lot. For some reason when I used half my data I was sms a link to check usage and the webpage was catchconnect!

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      Isnt that because you went from Telstra to Optus network?

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      Yeh OPTUS is junk. Go Vodafone. Much better service in Melbourne at comparable prices (Kogan)

      • +1 vote

        Woolworths Mobile is good too, Telstra Wholesale with rolling data bank & 10% off groceries once a month.

        The app & system have been good so far, much better than belong.

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          Yes, Woolworths use the Telstra network, but Coles is currently only $99 for the year vs $150 for Woolworths! Big difference.

          • +1 vote

            @ssmith3104: If you go to Woolworths for groceries, 10% would make the difference of $51 for anyone.

            • +1 vote

              @Jimbuscus: I like the deal but the reviews for Woolworths mobile at productreview are ringing alarm bells (yes I know it mostly attracts the complainers, but it's still a level playing field to compare suppliers).

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                @skysurfer: As someone who has hopped between most of the wholesalers over the years, Woolworths Mobile has been better than average, but it could just be my experiences.

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      Belong has support has gone to absolute shite since they moved to an ‘online only’ model. Heaps of savings for them but the customer get nothing . Used to be good but are garbage now. Moving to Coles on Wednesday

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        Exactly. I had a modem issue and couldn’t believe I may have to wait 24 hours to even talk to someone. Luckily it was only a couple of hours.

        I got told they will go back to normal service once Covid impacts overcome but doubt it.

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      Very much depends where you are as to what service you get.
      I find Vodafone useless during the day, but overnight it is quite good. If I move 2km down the road, it is fine always.
      Optus versus Telstra at home is much of a muchness.
      Out on the highway, or anywhere away from highly populated areas, Vodafone permanently useless, Optus better, and Telstra best.
      YMMV.

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      You'll have to blaim that on Optus as Coles mobile just uses the Coles mobile network.

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        Edit due to a typo: They use the Optus mobile network.

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      Yes … VERY patchy in Cairns and Murwillumbah NSW 2484)…🤮

  • +1 vote

    Good to use with second week of Spend xx and get xx Flybuys offer

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      SIM card usually ineligible

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        Worked for me. I got 5400 points.

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          Cool , another hack on bonus points

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        Worked for me last time

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      When do you usually get this offer by coles?

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        Today is start of week 2

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    Area where I live (Northwest Sydney) don’t have any Telstra signal. I have to rely on either Vodafone or Optus, which have marginal coverage. Anyone could please recommend mvno who is offering Wifi calling?

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      None does except for boost I'm afraid.

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        Hmm…boost is still Telstra. Since Telstra have very patchy signal and most of the times SOS only, I can't use their Wifi Callling. Telstra staff confirmed that there needs to be some signal to utilise Wifi calling. So, no luck there with boost :(

        • +2 votes

          I'm not sure if that's true but in this case best go with the carriers themselves.

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          I used wifi calling (I'm with boost) overseas so I doubt you need Telstra signal to work.

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            @nickeveli: I had to fight with Telstra and ended up in TIO at which Telstra paid back all what I paid to them for last 5 months. Also, they said I’m banned on their network!!!

            If the wifi calling worked, they could have solve the problem easily. In fact, at one time they offered me to install mobile booster at 1/2 price (~$500), which finally they said no and banned me from their network

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            @nickeveli: You need some sort of cellular signal. I think it sets the call up via the towers, but the data is carried over wi-fi.

            If you were roaming overseas you could still register the call, then data went over wi-fi.

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              @Orionn: I had airplane mode on with wifi enabled—and no roaming package enabled.

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                @nickeveli: When was that? Boost hv cancelled their intl roaming last yr & i was oversea from July20 to Jan21. It was not working since Oct20.

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              @Orionn:

              but the data is carried over wi-fi.

              No, it isn't.

        • +1 vote

          Apparently i'm wrong according to this thread which says that the following Optus MVNO have VoWIFI: https://forums.whirlpool.net.au/archive/92k26zy3

          Spintel
          Moose Mobile
          Dodo
          AGL

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      Optus prepaid got Volte

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        I'm on Optus prepaid and I don't get VoLTE

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          I do get it
          I have spare Kogan Sim on Vodafone network can see VoLTE on it too

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            @777: I don’t get VoLTE on my Optus Epic Value Prepaid plan

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            @777: Are you sure about Kogan? It would be a great news then. I’m with felix at the moment (Vodafone) but no Volte☹️

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            @777: What phone? I can't get it on Kogan

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        Thanks for the tip. I couldn't see it anywhere mentioned on Optus website. Also, Volte and Wifi calling same? or Do I need to have access to 4G networks to make wifi/volte calling? Where I live gets 3G signal better not really 4G signal.

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        Apparently, AGL Mobile plans (Optus network) offer Wifi/Volte. Don't know how good there service is.

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          I'm not sure about wifi calling as I don't get it on Optus prepaid

  • +1 vote

    Can you port to this?

    • -2 votes
      • +1 vote

        ?? Why could it be risky??

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          Yeah I did one port and it never went thru. No msg from them either. I wouldn’t port if it’s a number you use a lot and need irking ASAP.

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      yer

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      I've had no issues with porting numbers. Ported a number (Telstra to Optus) which took a few minutes and another number (Optus to Optus) which took less than 10 minutes. Their 4G internet is not great though.

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      ported Boost —> Coles mobile and it was all done in 5 minutes. Early January.

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    No international roaming for a year, that's gonna be a no for me

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      Haha Scomo has plans for no travel until 2024 hopefully #FAKENEWS

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      do you know of any other cheap prepaid plans with international roaming?

      • +1 vote

        Get a voip service with DID. Forward all phone calls to DID number. Receive calls overseas by getting a local sim with data and install a VOIP client.

        Also, you can forward all the SMSs to local (international) number for mobile verification SMSs etc.

        Effectively (nearly) free unlimited international roaming.

  • +5 votes

    Isn't Catch Connect better? Same Optus network, $10 less and same 60GB/365days.

    • +10 votes

      Coles came with unlimited international calls,

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        Thanks for the info.

        • +2 votes

          if using catch get that one even cheaper with the uni days discount and possibly gift cards

    • +2 votes

      Thanks. Added to title and OP as an alternative.

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        Appreciate your dedication!

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          Apologies. Just realised it’s previously been posted here. Suppose people need to weigh up if the $10 difference for O/S dialling is worth it for them.

  • +9 votes

    My bad experience with Coles Mobile: ported from Boost and it look approx 2 weeks to port over so I ended up being phoneless for 2 weeks. Reported the issue on day 2 as I was disconnected from Telstra from day 1. Rang up everyday for updates and 90% of the call takers gave me the same scripted responses. The couple who were good explained that it was Optus' end that's having issues with the Sim activation. So 2 weeks without communication and talking to humans with robot brains was not the best experience. I ended up demanding for a refund as I bought the 12 month pack. If they can't do the simple job of porting my number over I highly doubt they can provide the best service for the 12 months that I'd be stuck with them. Initially they said they couldn't refund me the money until I mentioned "ACCC" in the emails. Look up on reviews.com.au and several posts had the same poor experience.

    • +1 vote

      Had similar issues. They are fine if u get a new number but they suck at porting and minimal customer service

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      Mine only took two minutes to change over. Two weeks would be a nightmare though.

      • +1 vote

        Same. 5 mins from Boost to Coles.

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      I lost my seond burner sim number for this exact same reason to boost. they are terrible.

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        Can you please dm me I need to ask few questions about mystery shopping. I read you old post and found it very helpful.

  • +2 votes

    I ported from boost to Coles mobile around 3 months back. Bought the SIM card when it came on special and although it says to activate within a month, I activated it after 3 months and it worked. The FAQ says that active promotion at the time of activation.
    Porting was quick. Within a minute. And the signals are also good. (Blackburn VIC). International calls are good to have.
    Coles doent have VOIP and neither it support WifiCalls but its cheap and does the job.

    Thanks

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      mine activated within 2 hours

  • +1 vote

    Are you able to use Flybuy bonus spend with this?

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      whenever i go through self serve i have to use the card option (same as eftpos) for using coles gift cards/flybuys spend. hence i think it can be used with them both

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    i was able to get $120 120gb sim plan which is kinda a bit better deal

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      Where from ? On the Coles website it's $150 for the 120GB data sim. Cheers

      Edit - just noticed you were probably replying to the comment above about flybys..

      • +1 vote

        They are rolling deals every month or so.
        $99 60 go, $120 120gb

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        not this deal but it was deal in January i think around 21 st jan i think.
        they were giving 120 gb recharge plus 2 dollar sim for free

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      You can get 120gb @ $120 with Catch Connect via the Catch site. Been that price for ages..

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        catch doesnt have international calling

        and also not as great customer service as coles

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          Everyone is not after international calling and i have found their customer service to be one of the best and i have tried a lot of them.

  • +1 vote

    optus coverage is a fail in many areas. I cant wait for the 12 months to finish.

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      My experience says an opposite thing.
      Catch Connect (Optus) has been much better compared with Kogan (Vodaphone) in inner suburbs in Melbourne.

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    I need a plan but don't care about data, just need it to hold my number as I have dual sim with works esim (use their data but call/txt on mine). Is it worth going this or 2x woolies 180 day plans @ $60 each and getting $20 cashback each time? I would be $20 better off claiming 2x cashbacks if they do track and isn't against any TOS?

    • +1 vote

      Get the aldi PAYG plan. Come
      With $5 credit on it and it should keep for 365 days. Don’t waste ur money on this or any other 180/365 lame plan ur not gona use if that’s all you are after. $100+ down the toilet

      https://www.aldimobile.com.au/collections/payg

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        Thanks for the tip, but I still need unlimited calls/txts. I use my number for everything but data :S

        • +1 vote

          If that’s the case then Dodo has unlimited calls and texts for $5 a month or $60 a year. No data. Works out cheaper

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          Dodo. Unlimited calls and texts for $5 a month. No data.