- Data banking up to 400GB
- TIDAL music subscription included on most plans
- Bundle with NBN and save $10 a month
- No international roaming
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MATE offers decent mobile plans on the Telstra wholesale network, with choices across many different data limits.
Its higher data mobile plans are more impressive thanks to its lower prices when compared to other providers.
If you're looking to bundle your home Internet and mobile plan, MATE offers $10 off its NBN plans if you sign up under the 1 account.
This means you could have a MATE NBN and mobile plan starting from $69 a month, which is the price of some NBN plans on their own.
Some of the reasons you might enjoy signing up to MATE include:
There are plenty of reasons to love MATE, but keep in mind that:
MATE has a wide range of postpaid plans, ranging from 10GB for $20 per month all the way up to 70GB for $50, so you're sure to find a data limit to suit your needs.
MATE's larger data plans perform more favourably, offering cheap data for under $1 per GB.
If you're after decent coverage, MATE is a solid choice as it runs on the Telstra wholesale 4G network:
You can reach out to MATE using any of the following methods:
You can also use its mobile app to manage your plan, update billing details, and more.
Despite being a small provider, MATE has a few handy features on its mobile plans.
MATE lets you bank any unused data at the end of the month, meaning you can save up to 400GB (depending on your plan) to use later on.
The data bank will empty if you downgrade your plan (e.g. going from its $50 plan down to $30), but not if you upgrade it.
Almost all of MATE's mobile plans come with unlimited calls and texts to 15 selected countries.
This can be a handy feature if you have friends or family overseas that you'd like to stay in touch with.
Most of MATE's mobile plans also include a 12-month TIDAL voucher, giving you a TIDAL Premium subscription for free.
Your free subscription will be cancelled if you leave your MATE mobile plan. You can opt in for it to be renewed after a year, as long as you're still on an eligible MATE plan.
If you happen to have both a MATE NBN and mobile plan, you'll enjoy a $10 discount off your monthly NBN bill.
MATE's a solid provider, but depending on what you're after you, you might want to consider some alternatives.
Moose Mobile has frequent promotions and affordable prices on its mobile plans, making it an excellent budget-friendly pick for most people. It was the winner for Best Postpaid Provider in the 2021 Finder Awards.
Boost Mobile is the only other provider (besides Telstra itself) that gives customers access to the full Telstra 4G network, rather than the wholesale version. If you're looking for comprehensive coverage, it may be a better fit.
If MATE's mobile plans don't give you quite enough data to play with, check out Circles.Life on the Optus 4G network which offers up to 160GB a month for a price that won't break the bank.
Unfortunately, MATE is not currently available via Finder. Instead, you can head to the MATE website at www.letsbemates.com.au and follow the sign-up process to purchase your favourite plan.
Or, you can click the button below to continue comparing more mobile plans on Finder.
What if I want to keep my current phone number?
During activation, you'll be able to choose to keep your current mobile number. MATE will handle the porting process, usually transferring your number within 24 hours.
If your current number is under someone else's name (a parent or a partner), it might involve a few more steps. Check our guide on how to transfer ownership of your mobile number.
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