Coles Mobile expands prepaid offerings with 28 day deals

Alex Kidman 3 August 2016

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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.

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    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?
    Thanks

    • Staff
      HaroldNovember 17, 2016Staff

      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 find this article helpful.

      I hope this information has helped.

      Cheers,
      Harold

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    MargiSeptember 2, 2016

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

    • Staff
      ChesterSeptember 3, 2016Staff

      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.

      Cheers!
      Chester

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