Lebara Mobile

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Our verdict: All of Lebara’s plans come with free international calls and texts to up to 60 countries without a steep cost. That’s why it was a finalist for the Best Prepaid Provider in the 2021 Finder Awards.

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Pros

  • Bank up to 200GB of unused data for future use
  • International inclusions on all plans

Cons

  • Expensive roaming options

Compare Lebara mobile plans

Name Product Features Data Price
  • Get 4GB bonus data on activation and succeeding recharges. T&Cs apply. Ends 28 February 2022
  • Unlimited standard national calls & texts
4GB
Data
$3.73 per GB
$14.90
per 30 days expiry
4GB
Data

$3.73/GB
$14.90
per 30 days expiry
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  • Get 10% off with auto recharge. T&Cs apply. Ends 28 February 2022
  • Unlimited standard national calls & texts
25GB
Data
$1.00 per GB
$24.90
per 30 days expiry
25GB
Data

$1.00/GB
$24.90
per 30 days expiry
View details
  • Pay $9 instead of $29.90 (ends 31.01.2022) and get 35GB bonus data on activation and succeeding recharges. T&Cs apply. Ends 28 February 2022
  • Unlimited standard national calls & texts
35GB
Data
$0.85 per GB
$29.90
per 30 days expiry
35GB
Data

$0.85/GB
$29.90
per 30 days expiry
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Lebara review: Our verdict

Lebara has great international inclusions on all its mobile plans, which is handy for those looking to stay in touch with friends or family overseas.

You can get free calls and texts to over 60 countries, depending on the plan.

Besides this, its prepaid plans offer great value across a huge range of data limits. This is one of the reasons it was a finalist for Best Prepaid Provider in the 2021 Finder Awards.

With such a wide range of plans available, Lebara could be right for you if:

  • You're looking for big data. Lebara offers up to 100GB a month on its 30-day prepaid plans.
  • You call overseas frequently. Even Lebara's Extra Small plan comes with international minutes.
  • You want an easy-to-use mobile app to manage your plan on the go. The app has a relatively high rating (3.5+ stars) on both Google Play and the Apple Store, which is rare for mobile provider apps.
  • You want an easy way to get a plan. You can get a SIM online or pick it up from petrol stations or at any of Lebara's resellers, such as Coles or BIG W.

While Lebara has plenty of positives, there's 1 thing to keep an eye out for:

  • It has very poor international roaming options. Consider a travel or local SIM instead if you go overseas.

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Value for money

Lebara's 30-day expiry plans range from 3GB for $14.90 per recharge all the way up to 100GB for $69.90.
  • Good to know: Lebara's 30-day plans average out to $0.91 per 1GB, which is great when compared to the benchmark of $1 per 1GB.

Because Lebara also offers data banking, it makes their plans even more appealing since you can save up unused data for future use.

Lebara has a lot of long-expiry options, favouring big data to use over 6–12 months. You can choose either 180-day or 360-day expiries.

Keep in mind that Lebara offers a 360-day expiry instead of a 365-day expiry on its plans. Unlike other yearlong plans, these plans won't cover you for a full year.

Things to watch out for:

  • Some of Lebara's plans come with bonus data when you sign up. These only last for the first 3 recharges, leaving you with less data to use afterwards.
  • Long-expiry plans don't give you all the data upfront – your data is split into equal 30-day chunks that can later be saved in your data bank.

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Coverage

Lebara is owned by TPG Telecom and uses the Vodafone 4G network for coverage.

  • The Vodafone 3G/4G mobile network reaches around 96% of the Australian population.
  • Plans from Lebara have identical coverage to plans directly from Vodafone.
    • You should be fine in metropolitan areas, but could notice a drop of coverage in rural or regional areas compared to Telstra's 99.5% coverage network.

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Customer service

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Easy-to-use mobile app
5 star
4.0 Finder rating
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No in-store locations

Want to contact Lebara with a question or problem? You can get in touch with it through any of the following methods:

  • Ring up the customer service team between 8am and 8pm AEST weekdays or from 9am to 6pm on weekends.
  • Drop a message on live chat and talk with a Lebara agent.
  • Leave a question over Messenger on Lebara's Facebook page.
  • Keep in mind: Lebara has no store locations so you won't be able to get help in person.

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Bonus features

Lebara may be a smaller provider, but it has several handy features on its plans:

🔄 Data banking

You can save up to 200GB of unused data with Lebara's data bank feature. You'll keep this data as long as you recharge before expiry with any of its plans.

🎁 Data gifting

Every 30 days, you can gift up to 10GB from your data bank to other Lebara customers with a data bank.

This could be useful if your friends or family are also with Lebara and they're running out of data on their mobile plans.

💰 Auto recharge discount

If your plan costs $24.90 or above monthly, you'll get a 10% discount on your plan fees when you sign up for automatic recharge.

This feature is off by default but can be activated through your account portal.

🌏 International inclusions

Lebara has some of the more generous international inclusions, offering unlimited talk and text to up to 64 countries. Most plans also get unlimited texts to 60 countries and some amount of international call minutes.

Few mobile providers come close to this number of included countries.

✈️ International roaming packs

Lebara has 2 roaming packs that work in more than 50 countries:

  • $15 for 500MB data, 15 minutes talk and 50 SMS with a 2-day expiry period.
  • $50 for 2GB data, 90 minutes talk and 200 SMS with a 5-day expiry period.

Neither offers good value as far as roaming goes.

What rivals are giving Lebara a run for its money?

Despite Lebara's great value prepaid plans, there are other providers that measure up well against it too.

For better coverage:


aldimobile logo

In addition to offering similar features to Lebara, ALDImobile uses the Telstra wholesale network covering 98.8% of the population. This could help with coverage in rural and regional areas.

For another international option:

lycamobile logo

Although Lycamobile doesn't provide quite the same value as Lebara, it's another provider with huge international inclusions – up to 53 countries with unlimited calls and texts. It also runs on parts of the Telstra 3G/4G network.

For cheaper plans:


Moose Mobile logo

Lebara has great prices, but it's hard to beat Moose Mobile's affordable prices across its plans. Moose has some fantastic value on the Optus 4G network and offers discounts that last up to 12 months.

Ready to sign up to Lebara?

Unfortunately, you can't sign up to Lebara mobile directly through Finder. You'll need to visit Lebara's website at www.lebara.com.au to purchase the plan you're after. Or, continue on Finder to compare more mobile plans.

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What if I want to keep my current phone number?

Simple. All you have to do is tick the "port in" option during the activation process. Lebara will handle the rest of the transfer for you, with most ports taking between 4 and 8 working hours.

If your current number is under someone else's name (a parent or partner), it might take a little longer. Check our guide on how to transfer ownership of your mobile number.


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    RohanJanuary 6, 2018

    Do you have any data(only) offer deals for 365 days on one payment?

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      ArnoldJanuary 6, 2018

      Hi Rohan,

      Thanks for your inquiry.

      Yes, these plans are commonly known as long expiry plans. You may check your options for long expiry mobile plans by using our search filters to help narrow down your options. Plans will include data + standard calls and texts.

      Once you have chosen a particular plan, you may then click on the “Go to site” button and you will be redirected to the provider’s website where you can proceed with your application or get in touch with their representatives for further assistance.

      Hope this information helps

      Cheers,
      Arnold

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    RalphSeptember 12, 2016

    Using AT&T in USA on iphone 6. Going to Iceland, Greece, Venice and UK. What do I need for texting and phone calls (short calls)?

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      ChesterSeptember 13, 2016

      Hello Ralph,

      Thanks for your question.

      Currently Lebara mobile does not offer international roaming.

      Regards,
      Chester

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