Exetel mobile plans

Exetel Mobile offers a range of ExeSim SIM-only postpaid plans running on the Optus 4G network.

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What services do Exetel ExeSim plans offer?

Exetel originally made its name in the home broadband space with a range of competitive broadband plans, but has expanded its product offering to include SIM-only plans operating on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. These Exetel mobile plans operate on a postpaid basis and are billed monthly.

How much do Exetel mobile plans cost?

There are five pricing tiers for Exetel's range of ExeSim Mobile plans. Starting with the Saver plan at $19.99 per month, customers get 2GB of data, $600 worth of calls and texts. For $29.99 a month users can upgrade to the Value plan, which offers unlimited talk and text and 3GB of data every month. The Plus plan costs $39.99 a month, and bundles unlimited talk and text with 6GB of data.

Exetel also offers two high data capacity plans, costing $49.99 and $79.99 per month. Both plans offer standard unlimited national calls and texts, as well as 30GB and 90GB of data respectively, but both operate only on 3G data frequencies. So in other words, you get lots of data to use, but can only access it at slower network speeds.

Excess data is charged at the industry standard rate of $10/GB, and will automatically be charged to your account should you exceed your monthly allowance.

What extras do Exetel mobile plans offer?

Exetel's mobile plans are designed to be simple, accessible offers for customers happy with their current mobile phone, and don't come with a lot in the way of extras.

What excess charges could I face on these plans?

Exetel's entry level plans offer a value of included calls as part of the package, after which you'll pay $1.10 per minute for calls to standard Australian numbers.

Even for the plans with unlimited standard national call and text inclusions, certain other call types will attract additional charges, including premium and operator assisted services.

For data usage, once you've used up all of your included data, it will top up at a flat $10 per GB rate, which is in line with the industry standard.

Calls to international destinations are charged as an additional cost on your Exetel mobile plan, with a wide range of pricing depending on where it is you are calling. You can check Exetel's full pricing page to see how much each destination costs to contact.

Exetel does support roaming with your mobile while travelling, although by default it is disabled on new accounts, so you'll have to contact Exetel if you wish to use that functionality. Pricing is split into two zones worldwide, as well as access pricing for satellite or marine use, and as with most roaming deals, it can be pricey if you're not careful with your usage. You can check Exetel's full roaming price sheet here.

Pros

  • No lock in contracts. Exetel's ExeSIM plans are billed monthly, so should you not be happy with the service, you can switch to another provider easily.
  • Anytime 4G data. Exetel mobile leverages the Optus 4G network, giving customers faster data speeds at anytime of the day.
  • Flat rate for excess data. Should you exceed your monthly allowance, you'll be charged a flat rate of $10/GB for any excess data you use.

Cons

  • Large data plans are 3G only. You get lots of data, but only on a slower network.

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