- Australia-based customer support
- Great value PAYG plan for those who don't use their phone often
- Promotional discounts available on some plans
- MMS not included
- Lack of bonus features
E.Tel's monthly plans compare well against the rest of the market, boosted by promotional discounts or bonus data for the first 1–6 months depending on what plan you choose.
While they lack any particular bonus features, you get a pretty good deal when it comes to data per dollar.
E.Tel's pay-as-you-go (PAYG) plan stands out for its low rate for voice calls at 1c/minute, though it does include a 25c flagfall. This could be ideal for people who like to make infrequent but long calls and need almost nothing in the way of data.
E.Tel could be right for you if:
But keep in mind that E.Tel:
E.Tel's 2 pay-as-you-go plans don't offer any fixed inclusions, but deduct usage charges from the credit you purchase.
You'll be charged 25c flagfall but only 1c/min for national calls as well as 25c per SMS and 1c/MB of data.
E.Tel has a couple of 28-day plans to choose from. Its entry level 4GB for $9.95 plan is pretty great value, with many similar plans from other providers costing more for the same amount of data.
The other plan offers 15GB for $18.95, making it $1.26 per 1GB. This is more expensive then the benchmark of $1 per 1GB. So you might be able to get better value elsewhere
E.Tel's monthly plans have an average data value of $1.19 per 1GB, which is slightly higher to the benchmark of $1 per 1GB.
The E.Tel customer support team can assist you with questions and issues between 9:30am and 6pm AEST, Monday to Friday. You can:
If you're chasing better value plans, gomo is a subscription mobile service that comes with big data caps with fairly cheap price tags.
Belong has a few useful bonus features on its plans, including unlimited data banking between months and included MMS.
Boost Mobile is the only provider outside of Telstra itself to have access to the full Telstra 4G network, which reaches 99.5% of Australians.
Unfortunately, E.Tel isn’t available via Finder. You’ll need to visit etel.com.au and sign up for your desired plan there.
Alternatively, keep comparing plans on Finder to find one that works best for you.
What if I want to keep my current phone number?
All you need to do is let E.Tel know that you’d like to keep your current number when signing up. They'll handle the transfer and your port should be done within 2–6 business days.
If your current mobile number isn't registered under your name, it might take a few more steps. Read our guide on how to change ownership of your mobile number here.
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