Exetel mobile plans

Compare Exetel's SIM-only mobile plans.


Exetel originally made its name in the home broadband space with a range of competitive broadband plans, but has expanded its product offering to include SIM-only plans operating on the Optus 4G network. You can sign up for these Exetel mobile plans on either a month-to-month basis or on a 12-month contract. The 12-month plans tend to offer a slight better deal.

Exetel no lock-in phone plans


Exetel offers four tiers of pricing on their no lock-in 4G plans, from the Saver right up to the Plus.
The 4G Saver is the only one to not offer unlimited national calls and texts, and according to the company, it's for pre-teen kids and light mobile users. At the other end of the spectrum is the 4G Plus, with 15GB of data and $500 worth of international call inclusions, all for $49.99.

  • A $49.99 recharge includes 15GB of data, unlimited national calls and texts and $500 of international calls.
  • A $65 recharge includes 5GB of data, unlimited national calls and texts and $300 of international calls.
  • A $24.99 recharge includes 2.5GB of data, unlimited national calls and texts and $50 of international calls.
  • A $14.99 recharge includes 1.5GB of data and 600 minutes of national calls along with unlimited texts.

Exetel 12-month contract SIM-only plans


Exetel also allows you to choose from the same four tiers but on a 12-month contract.
The benefit of doing this is that you increase your data allowance across all plans except for the 4G Saver. With that plan, you end up with unlimited calls and texts instead.

  • A $49.99 recharge includes 20GB of data, unlimited national calls and texts and $500 of international calls along with unlimited international texts.
  • A $65 recharge includes 10GB of data, unlimited national calls and texts and $300 of international calls along with unlimited international texts.
  • A $24.99 recharge includes 5GB of data, unlimited national calls and texts and $50 of international calls along with unlimited international texts.
  • A $14.99 recharge includes 1.5GB of data and unlimited minutes of national calls, along with unlimited texts, both domestic and international.

Exetel 3G no lock-in, SIM-only plans

In addition to some mobile broadband data-only plans, Exetel has two 3G plans with a very high data allowance.
The Maxi 3G Plans are both contract free and feature unlimited national calls and texts.

  • A $49.99 recharge includes 30GB of data.
  • A $79.99 recharge includes 90GB of data.

How does Exetel compare?


Exetel Mobile services all use the Optus 4G network with no particular speed restrictions beyond the quality of service in your area and any limitations of your particular mobile device.
There are many competing MVNOs in the budget space, so it really comes down to picking a comparison that makes sense for your needs. If you're looking for a no lock-in contract that has 5GB or above of data, Exetel is pretty competitive.

If you want more data, then Exetel's 12-month contracts might be more your speed.

And if you're data hungry and don't mind the slower speeds of 3G, then you could consider the 3G Maxi plans. Again, you won't see those impressive Optus 4G download and upload speeds.

Why should you consider Exetel?

Exetel stacks up quite well in the budget MVNO space, with solid data for good prices. It's also quite well established. It's actually Australia's largest independent ISP, so it's certainly not a fly-by-night operation.
It also means you could bundle together your home phone and home Internet through the same provider, which has appeal for many people.

Exetel Mobile recharge options


Exetel has three ways of recharging:


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