Harbour ISP offers a range of contract phone plans on one-year terms.
Is Harbour ISP right for me?
- What does Harbour ISP offer? Harbour ISP offers SIM-only mobile plans on 12-month contracts only. These plans utilise parts of the Telstra 3G and 4G networks and can be bundled into a single bill with Harbour ISP's broadband plans.
- Product highlights: International minutes included with every plan, Telstra network coverage.
- Watch out for: Harbour ISP's SIM-only plans are only available on 12-month contracts. Be sure you're prepared to commit for the long haul because Harbour ISP will charge you for the full year of service even if you cancel your plan early.
Harbour ISP SIM-only plans
Harbour ISP's SIM-only plans explained
Harbour ISP has just a few SIM-only mobile plans available, each of which operates on a 12-month contract. Network coverage comes courtesy of parts of the Telstra 3G and 4G networks, and monthly bills are charged on a post-paid basis.
All Harbour ISP's SIM-only plans include unlimited standard talk and text along with a sum of international minutes for 26 selected countries around the world.
- Standard+, which includes 4GB of data and 100 minutes of international calls to select countries for $45 a month.
- Super+, which includes 10GB of data and 300 minutes of international calls to select countries for $55 a month.
- Max+, which includes 20GB of data and 300 minutes of international calls to select countries for $65 a month.
International minutes included with Harbour ISP's SIM-only plans can be used to call landlines in the following 26 countries: Andorra, Bulgaria, Canada, China, Cyprus, Denmark, France, Germany, Guam, Hungary, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Malta, Mexico, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Spain, Sweden, the United Kingdom and the USA. Calls to mobile numbers in China are also included in the international minutes.
As Harbour ISP's SIM-only plans operate on a 12-month contract, you'll have to pay an early termination fee if you decide to cancel before the full year is up. This fee is equal to your plan's standard monthly rate multiplied by the number of months remaining in your contract. As such, you end up paying the same amount that you would if you simply stuck with the plan, so keep this in mind before calling it quits.
When signing up with Harbour ISP for the first time, you'll need to purchase a new Harbour ISP SIM card. This will be mailed out to you as part of the sign-up process, but you'll have to pay a one-off fee of $10 for it. This charge will be added to your first month's bill, with subsequent bills returning to the regular plan rate.
Even with its sizeable data caps, there's a chance you'll inadvertently go over your monthly quota. If this happens, Harbour ISP will charge you at a rate of 3 cents/MB for any data you use beyond your monthly limit.
How does Harbour ISP compare?
- Including international minutes with all plans is uncommon
- Monthly rates are high for the amount of data you're getting
- 12-month contracts mean committing a serious chunk of cash
Why should you consider Harbour ISP?
Harbour ISP doesn't make a particularly compelling case for itself with its SIM-only mobile plans. Other providers offer bigger data caps and higher-value international call inclusions at cheaper prices, leaving Harbour ISP behind the competition in delivering bang for your buck.
On the other hand, if you're in the market specifically for a mid-tier post-paid plan that uses Telstra's 4G network, you could do worse than Harbour ISP's Standard+ plan. It isn't the best deal available – Telechoice takes the cake there – but it's competitive enough that it's worth considering.
How to contact Harbour ISP
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Sat-Sun: 9:00am to 10:00pm