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Mate Mobile Plans

Mate offers SIM-only plans with Telstra’s wide network coverage.

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Mate is an Australian broadband provider that's recently decided to also offer plans for mobile phones, too. They have a solid set of SIM only plans if you're looking for good data-per-dollar value and already have a phone.

Top features:

  • Good value on SIM only plans.
  • Data banking available.
  • 100% Australian customer support.
Mate mobile plans are not currently available via Finder. You can visit their website at https://www.letsbemates.com.au/mobile/ for more information or compare alternative options available below.

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Mate review: Why choose them?

Mate's mobile plans are solid, providing decent data at good prices, with a convenient data bank on top. Along with plan inclusions, you'll get:

  • International inclusions. All but the cheapest Mate plan have unlimited calls and texts to 15 countries.
  • Data banking. Unused data from each month will be stored in a data bank up to a maximum of 50GB or 100GB, depending on your plan.
  • Bundling options. If you choose to bundle your mobile plan with a Mate broadband plan, you could get access to discounts.

 

Pros

  • Competitive prices. Mate's plans are fairly good value across the board compared to other MVNOs.
  • Data banking. Unused data gets saved instead of expiring.

Cons

  • No extras.If you want some fancy features with your phone plan, you'll have to look elsewhere.

Mate network coverage

Mate uses the Telstra 3G and 4G wholesale network, which covers 98.8% of the population. Differences in coverage from the whole Telstra network are mostly confined to some rural or regional areas.

Mate Mobile: FAQs

How to switch to Mate?

Switching to Mate Mobile is a fairly simple process.

  1. Make sure you have an unlocked phone ready to put a SIM in since Mate doesn't offer phones with plans.
  2. Purchase the plan you want online, which will come with its own SIM. If you're switching over from Telstra, you'll need to contact Mate directly for a special blank Boost SIM.
  3. Activate your SIM once it arrives. If you want to keep your own number, let Mate know at checkout or activation and it will arrange a number transfer with your previous provider.
  4. Your SIM should be activated and your new service ready to go in a few hours to a day.

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