Finder makes money from featured partners, but editorial opinions are our own.

Coles Mobile expands prepaid offerings with 28 day deals



Coles Mobile is stepping into the nearly-monthly prepaid business with new $20 and $40 recharges.

Coles Mobile has long had an unusual positioning in the Australian mobile market, thanks to plans that were best suited to very short term prepaid users. It has today announced two new, slightly higher priced prepaid plans that extend that expiry period out to 28 days.

With the exception of February, 28 days isn’t quite a monthly plan, which can have consequences over the span of a year, as you end up spending almost an entire extra recharge to cover the same period. It’s a trend we’re seeing more of in the prepaid space, however, with most large players flipping from 30 day to 28 day expiry periods.

In terms of inclusions, both the $20 and $40 Coles recharges include unlimited standard national talk and text. In data terms the $20 plan scores you 2GB of quota while the $40 bounces that up to 7GB. The $40 recharge also has a slight play towards customers who want to make international calls, with 250 included minutes of calls to China, Hong Kong, Japan, Malaysia, New Zealand, UK, USA, Singapore, and South Korea per recharge.

Latest mobile headlines

Image: Shutterstock

Latest mobile plan deals on Finder

Ask an Expert

You are about to post a question on

  • Do not enter personal information (eg. surname, phone number, bank details) as your question will be made public
  • is a financial comparison and information service, not a bank or product provider
  • We cannot provide you with personal advice or recommendations
  • Your answer might already be waiting – check previous questions below to see if yours has already been asked

Finder only provides general advice and factual information, so consider your own circumstances, or seek advice before you decide to act on our content. By submitting a question, you're accepting our Terms of Use, Disclaimer & Privacy Policy and 6. Finder Group Privacy & Cookies Policy.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

4 Responses

    Default Gravatar
    GailOctober 25, 2016

    I have a coles prepaid phone that was purchased with the $10 for 10 days credit.
    If I purchase $40 credit will I automatically get 7GB of data or do I need a new sim card?

      HaroldNovember 17, 2016Finder

      Hello Gail,

      Thank you for your question.

      Yes, if you avail $40 credit/recharge you will have 7GB data. For your future reference you may check our Coles mobile plans review.

      I hope this information has helped.


    Default Gravatar 2, 2016

    Can i send sms to 199 competition lines on the $20 plan

      Default Gravatar
      ChesterSeptember 3, 2016

      Hello Margi,

      Thanks for your question.

      When you top up your Coles mobile with $20 it gives you unlimited talk to standard national calls and standard national sms and mms and this gives you a 28 Day expiry. Which means premiums sms charges apply if you send an sms to 199.

      I hope this helps.


Go to site