Jeenee Mobile Broadband plans compared

Jeenee Mobile's data-only SIM plans aren't just good value; they make the world a better place, too.

Jeenee Mobile is something of an oddity in the mobile space. Rather than operating like most profit-driven businesses, the small Australian telco has more altruistic ambitions, using the money it makes from mobile plans to fund technology training programs for people with disabilities and giving away free phone services to those who can't afford them.

A social conscience isn't the only thing Jeenee Mobile has going for it, either. The young telco offers an extensive range of prepaid mobile broadband plans delivered over Optus's 4G network, with pricing no higher despite its charitable ambitions.

Jeenee Mobile data-only SIM plans

Jeenee Mobile's data-only plans run the gamut from a basic 1.5GB allowance up to a whopping 100GB. All operate on a month-to-month payment schedule with no-lock-in contracts, and each month's bill must be prepaid in advance through a direct debit – you won't find SIM card packs for sale at your local supermarket.

The full range of Jeenee Mobile broadband plans is as follows:

  • 1.5GB Data SIM, which costs $10 a month
  • 5GB Data SIM, which costs $15 a month
  • 10GB Data SIM, which costs $25 a month
  • 15GB Data SIM, which costs $40 a month
  • 50GB Data SIM, which costs $54 a month
  • 100GB Data SIM, which costs $65 a month

In addition to the monthly fees, all Jeenee Mobile data-only plans come with a one-off $10 setup fee, which covers the purchase and delivery of the required SIM card.

If you burn through all your monthly data early, Jeenee Mobile will charge you at a rate of 2 cents per MB for any extra data you use beyond your cap. Alternatively, you can purchase a data pack to top up your allowance for that month only. Data packs come in three varieties: a 1GB pack for $10, a 2.5GB pack for $20 and a 4GB pack for $30.

It's worth noting that while most of Jeenee Mobile's data-only plans bill on a monthly basis from the date you sign up, the 50GB and 100GB plans cycle over on the first of every month. As such, you'll want to purchase either one as close to the start of the month as possible to maximise the data expiry during that first month.

How does Jeenee Mobile compare?

Jeenee Mobile's data-only plans fit neatly into three usage categories: low-data plans, regular data plans and large data plans. Here's how each compares.

How do Jeenee Mobile's low-data plans compare?

If you're after a basic mobile broadband service suitable for staying on top of the latest news and social media goings-on, Jeenee Mobile's entry-level data-only plans are tough to beat. Both its 1.5GB and 5GB plans represent some of the best data-to-dollar deals at this price point, with the 5GB plan proving especially attractive against the competition. Only SpinTel comes close with its $16.95 5GB offering, but that's still $1.95 a month you could be saving with Jeenee Mobile.

How do Jeenee Mobile's regular data plans compare?

For a more substantial data plan capable of handling the occasional Netflix stream, Jeenee Mobile remains one of the strongest contenders in the market. Its $25 10GB plan goes unmatched from a pure value perspective, and its 15GB plan is only bested by Vaya's slightly cheaper mobile broadband plan.

The only drawback to Jeenee Mobile's offering is its initial $10 setup fee; the lack of any such fee on plans from Vaya, Moose Mobile and Exetel give them a slight edge in the short term. Stick around for longer than six months, though, and that edge is blunted by Jeenee Mobile's cheaper monthly pricing.

How do Jeenee Mobile's large data plans compare?

Jeenee Mobile offers some particularly great deals with its large data-only plans. Its 50GB plan is a decent amount cheaper than its closest competitor, SpinTel. Even factoring in the $10 setup fee, Jeenee Mobile's discounted rates work out cheaper than its competitors after just a couple of months.

It's a similar story at the 100GB data cap. Here, Jeenee matches deals from Optus, delivering seriously impressive value and charging less per month than smaller providers do for their 70GB plans. Optus does have a slight edge thanks to their addition of data-free music streaming through Spotify, Google Play Music and iHeartRadio, however.

Why should you consider Jeenee Mobile?

From light 1.5GB plans suited for casual Internet browsing right up to plentiful 100GB data feasts, Jeenee Mobile has mobile broadband plans to satisfy most any digital appetite. Not only that, they're some of the cheapest you'll find anywhere in Australia, beating out other cut-price competitors as well as big names like Optus and Telstra.

Jeenee Mobile makes it easy to try out its plans, too, since they're all available on no-lock-in, month-to-month contracts. Should you sign up only to find out your chosen plan doesn't meet your needs, cancelling it won't leave you drowning in unwanted early termination fees.

What really distinguishes Jeenee Mobile from its competitors, though, is the value it provides outside its plans. By signing up with Jeenee Mobile, you're directly supporting the telco's social initiatives. More than getting a good mobile broadband deal, you can take comfort in the knowledge that you're helping to shape a better world.

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