Anyone Get a Better Mobile Deal than Me? ($70 a Year with Unlimited Calls/Txt + 40GB Monthly Data Allowance)

Hello everyone, just posting as I'm sure quite a few other OzBargainners do this but would like to see if anyone has anything better feel free to share.

Currently I spend $70 a year on my mobile plan with unlimited calls/txt + 40gb monthly data allowance.

I achieve this by using a dual phone sim with:

  1. Pay as you go $10/year plan from Amaysim, you only need to recharge $10 to keep your number going another year, I keep this as my main number for verification or people can call me on this one.

  2. Kogan's $5/month plan for unlimited calls/txt + 40gb monthly data allowance

Some people may say its a hassle ordering a Sim/verifying a new Kogan sim every month but it takes me a couple of minutes tops each time I do it and it allows me to "sign-up" as a new user for services such as Ubereats (free meal) or Oporto $5 new user deal as you need a new number for these each time.

If anyone has a better plan system or deals we can use on new numbers I'd love to hear it, cheers!

Comments

  • +2 votes

    Well done.

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      Thank you.

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    Sounds like you're getting a good deal there OP. Just keep an eye on your stomach though 'cause as good a deal as free\cheap takeaways sound you might be regretting it further down the track if you get diagnosed with type 2 diabetes… ;)

  • +1 vote

    Do you cancel your existing numbers with Kogan or do you keep them? If you're keeping them, don't you have to provide further identification when you have more than 5 active mobile services?

    The main number that people have is also the number they use for things like Whatsapp. So if you don't have a data plan on the main number, you'll have give two numbers to people - one for calling and another for data.

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      Yeah don't you have to keep being added to your chat groups every month? That would be quite inconvenient.

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      WhatsApp can be used on any number even without data.

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    I get the main number is for incoming calls and that is the number you give people to call you on. However, doesn't it confuse people that whenever you call them, it's from a different number.

    If you were to call me, I would never answer your call cause I don't answer calls from unknown numbers

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    lol…. I got to the Amaysim part and noped out.

  • +3 votes

    I take calls at the local payphone and sponge off the McDonald's wi-fi across the road from my house

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    Kogan 40gb voucher was 1 cent few days ago

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      Yeah, according to OP's plan, 10 cents for 10 months on Kogan. Voucher expires Feb/March 2022.

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    I get free $80 Sim from Belong when I join their 12 months NBN plan, and get $240 credit from referral, it last me for 2 years, as I get double data on start up for $40, still have 60gb + 18gb (1gb per month)to use for the rest of 18 months

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      they've changed things recently

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        I think it was like 6months to a year ago which no one can sign up with $10 plan, no double data and no more $10 plan

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    I thought $120 for the whole year on lebara's 360 day plan was good… but this is next level. Although, lebara is the cheapest not including dual-sim shennanigans etc.

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    Just not feasible for the average person. Best to go with a 365 plan (the recent coles for eg).

    Ofc if you're 'special', you can always find ways to cheapen things.

    Why do the kogan thing when you can use public wifi? Then you save that 70 bucks.
    Ask a friend to share hotspot as well as miss call people to call you back.

    Lol

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    I'd just stick to belong's $10/month. Too much hastle doing it your way op

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      $15/month

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        thats their current cheapest plan.

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          for the same price a year. dodo $5/month plan coupled with the $5 Kogan plan

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    I'm sorted until November, but I've been considering my options after that. I pretty much need / want Telstra wholesale (if not retail) coverage though, since there's no Optus coverage at one of the places I work at (not sure about Vodafone), and on one of our semi-regular routes it's Telstra only (when there is any coverage, that is). I'm leaning towards Woolworths Mobile's long expiry prepaid, with the 10% off one grocery shop per month to soften the blow. My mobile data needs are fairly modest, though. For the past six months, I've averaged about 2.6GB per month, so I could just about get away with the $65 per 180 days 15GB option.