Lebara’s focus is on international calling, but it also provides a range of prepaid plans for domestic phone users.
What services does Lebara Mobile offer?
Lebara Mobile provides a range of prepaid plans with a strong focus on users who need to make frequent international calls but don’t want to be slugged with excess usage charges. Lebara Mobile’s Australian services operate on Vodafone’s 4G and 3G networks.
How much does Lebara Mobile cost?
Lebara Mobile offers four primary prepaid plans in Australia. Its entry-level Mini Mega Plan costs $24.90 with 30 days' expiry. That buys you credit to use for calls, which are free between Lebara network mobiles and charged at 20c/minute for standard national calls. Texts are charged at 20c each. No data is included with the Mini Mega Plan, but a data bolt-on can be added, starting at $5 for 250MB.
The Lebara National Plan costs $29.90 with unlimited standard national calls and SMS, as well as 5GB of data and 150 international calling minutes. The $39.90 Mega Plan includes unlimited standard national calls and texts, as well as 7GB of data and up to 150 international calling minutes. Finally, the $49.90 Lebara Unlimited Plan drops the data to 5GB, includes unlimited standard national calls and texts but offers unlimited international calls to 60 countries.
What extras does Lebara Mobile offer?
Lebara’s primary business is in international calling, so it’s no surprise that many plans include either very low cost international calling provisions, or a quantity of international calling minutes with a much wider spread of availability than many competing MVNOs.
Lebara also sells phones outright if you sign up for a 12-month version of any of their plans, although these are typically mid-range priced slightly older handsets; at the time of writing it’s pretty much the only telco offering Apple’s much older iPhone 5c for example.