Jeenee Mobile offers a variety of plans with a unique focus on charitable giving.
What services does Jeenee Mobile offer?
Jeenee Mobile operates on the Optus 4G network across Australia with plans on a SIM-only postpaid month by month basis. That means your mobile bill has a minimum monthly spend providing a set quantity of value. You’re not specifically tied to a contract per se, but unless you cancel services they will roll over into a fresh monthly period and charge.
How much does Jeenee Mobile cost?
Jeenee Mobile provides its monthly plans at a variety of price points with three key products.
Its $15 SIM-only text SIM product is essentially self-explanatory, providing an unlimited texts-only service for mobile phones with no call inclusion and 150MB of data. It’s rather specifically pitched at those with hearing difficulties, including an automatic voicemail-to-text facility.
Jeenee’s SIM packs are sold in two different product tiers. Its Essentials Pennywise packs cost between $12 to $20 per month depending on whether you're bundling with another service, with between 1.8GB and 2.5GB of data on offer, as well as 200 call minutes and unlimited SMS on offer.
Its higher tier plans are the Unlimited Pennywise Plans, which range from $25 to $60 per month. All plans include unlimited national calls and texts, as well as from 2.5GB to 15GB of data. Plans above the $25 tier also include value that can be put towards international calls.
Jeenee Mobile also offers a range of 3G-only high data usage plans under the Mammoth Plans label. These provide unlimited standard national calls and texts as well as 20GB, 30GB or 90GB of data for $45, $50 or $79 per month. The key factor to bear in mind with these plans is that while you get a lot of data to use, you're limited to 3G network speeds exclusively.
What extras does Jeenee Mobile offer?
Jeenee Mobile is somewhat different to other Australian MVNOs thanks to its focus on charitable giving. Profits generated by Jeenee Mobile go into community programs for the disabled through its Make A Difference program. The program focuses on providing mobile services to members of the Australian population with disabilities.
Jeenee Mobile’s Unlimited Text SIM product is offered in partnership with Deaf Australia, and is specifically targeted towards those with hearing difficulties. The plan includes no actual calling minutes, but instead unlimited texts and a voicemail facility that automatically converts voicemail messages into text messages.
Jeenee Mobile’s Unlimited Pennywise plans above the $25 tier include a value offering for international calls that ranges from $50 to $500 worth of calls, although the quantity of time you get with that value will vary depending on your calling destination.
What excess charges could I face on these plans?
- Excess call costs
- Excess data costs
- International call costs
- End of contract fees
Jeenee Mobile provides some plans with unlimited calls, but for those plans that instead offer a number of calling minutes, once those are exhausted you'll incur additional call costs. Standard national calls are charged at 14c per minute with no flagfall.
Even for plans with unlimited standard national calls and texts, there are selected call and text types that will incur additional charges. Usage of services such as operator-assisted calls, 19XX numbers or premium SMS or voice services will all incur additional charges on top of your monthly fee.
Data usage on your Jeenee Mobile service is counted in kilobytes, and once your pre-set quota is exhausted it is charged at 4c per MB for 4G plans. If you only use a small quantity of extra data per month this could be quite affordable, but for higher capacity users, it equates out to $40 per excess GB of usage, way above the industry standard.
If you're using Jeenee Mobile's high-data 3G-only plans, you'll have more data to use, but the excess data pricing is also markedly higher, priced at 15c/MB.
Selected Jeenee Mobile plans incorporate a level of international calling value, expressed as a dollar value to spend on international calls. Once that's used up, or if you're on a plan with no included international calling quota, you'll have to pay Jeenee Mobile's standard international calling rates when phoning abroad. A flagfall of 35c applies to any international call, but pricing per minute varies by location. You can find Jeenee Mobile's full pricing sheet for international calls here. While Jeenee Mobile does offer international calling from within Australia, international roaming is not supported at all.
Jeenee Mobile services are offered on a month-by-month basis, which means that it does not charge a contract break fee. If you opt to close your Jeenee Mobile account, you'll simply have to pay any outstanding charges when you do so.