Mate Communicate mobile: Plans and pricing
Mate Communicate's SIM-only plans provide Telstra network coverage to existing Mate Communicate broadband customers.
Is Mate Communicate right for me?
- What does Mate Communicate offer? Mate Communicate offers SIM-only mobile plans on parts of the Telstra 3G and 4G networks. These plans are only available when bundled with Mate Communicate's broadband plans.
- Product highlights: Telstra network coverage, fewer bills to worry about.
- Watch out for: Mate Communicate only has access to parts of Telstra's mobile network, so coverage may not be as complete as it would with Telstra's own mobile plans.
Mate Communicate SIM-only plans
Mate Communicate's SIM-only plans explained
Unlike most telcos, Mate Communicate doesn't offer standalone mobile plans. Instead, its SIM-only plans are only available when bundled with Mate Communicate's fixed-line broadband plans. Unless you're an existing Mate Communicate broadband customer or looking to become one, Mate Communicate's mobile plans aren't for you.
Limited availability aside, Mate Communicate's SIM-only plans offer a fairly standard month-to-month service powered by part of the Telstra 3G and 4G networks. All plans come with unlimited standard national talk and text plus an allotment of monthly data. You can choose from four different plans with pricing and inclusions as follows:
- Good Mates: Unlimited calls and texts plus 1GB of data for $15 a month
- Great Mates: Unlimited calls and texts plus 10GB of data for $29 a month
- Best Mates: Unlimited calls and texts plus 20GB of data for $39 a month
- Soul Mates: Unlimited calls and texts plus 30GB of data for $49 a month
On top of the monthly charge, you'll have to pay a one-off SIM delivery fee of $10 when you sign up.
If you run out of monthly data, Mate Communicate will automatically charge you $10 per 1GB of excess data up to a maximum of $50 for an extra 5GB. After that, your Internet access will be cut off until your next billing cycle.
How does Mate Communicate compare?
Since Mate Communicate's mobile plans are only available bundled with the telco's broadband service, let's assume you're either an existing Mate Communicate customer or you're already sold on signing up for its broadband service.
Combining your Internet and mobile service into one bill can be handy, but you'll want to consider the competition before signing up to Mate Communicate's SIM-only plans. While they offer decent value, there are quite a few plans from other telcos that offer both larger data caps and lower prices. You don't have to miss out on the increased coverage and speeds of the Telstra network either, as many of those telcos also use Telstra's mobile infrastructure.
For a more comprehensive comparison, check out the tables below:
Why should you consider Mate Communicate?
The foremost reason to consider Mate Communicate is convenience. By bundling a Mate Communicate mobile plan with one of its broadband plans, you only have to worry about one bill instead of two. Similarly, you only have to deal with a single company if you run into any issues with your Internet or mobile service.
Mate Communicate also has the advantage of using Telstra's 3G and 4G networks. As the largest mobile network in the country, Telstra's infrastructure is often faster and more widely available than other Australian mobile networks.
Mate Communicate mobile deals
To compare offers from other Aussie telcos, head over to our round-up of the latest mobile plan deals.
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