What services does Mate Communicate offer?
Mate Communicate’s mobile plans are offered on a SIM-only postpaid basis. What this means is that you’ll need to already own an unlocked mobile handset before you sign up with this carrier. Plans are billed on a monthly basis based upon your usage relative to the quotas supplied with each plan tier. All of Mate Communicate’s plans are provided on a month to month basis. Mobile service is provided on parts of Telstra’s 3G and 4G network.
How much does Mate Communicate cost?
Mate Communicate offers a single SIM-only plan that comes with unlimited standard national calls and texts along with 10GB of mobile data. This plan is only available when bundled with an Internet service from Mate Communicate – it cannot be purchased as a standalone mobile service. Provided you are an existing Mate Communicate Internet customer, the mobile plan costs $29 per month.
Along with the basic inclusions, Mate Communicate's mobile plan comes with 120 minutes of international calls valid for use calling landlines and mobiles in 30 select countries. These countries are: Bangladesh, Canada (Landlines only), China, Croatia, Fiji, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Lebanon, Malaysia, New Zealand, Pakistan, Philippines, Samoa, Serbia, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sri Lanka, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, USA (Landlines only).
Excess data on any Mate Communicate plan is charged at $10 per additional GB of usage or part thereof.
What extras does Mate Communicate offer?
Mate Communicate sells itself largely on the simplicity of its month to month contract structure, meaning that you’re not tied to it as a telco beyond any given 30 day span. Beyond that, however, it’s an essentially bare-bones MVNO with no other notable extras, although it does offer other telecommunications services such as NBN and ADSL internet.