Mate Communicate no longer offers mobile plans
As of 19 June 2017, Mate Communicate has ceased its mobile plan offerings. Compare more mobile plans and new offers here.
What services does Mate Communicate offer?
Mate Communicate’s 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 Optus’ 4G network.
How much does Mate Communicate cost?
Mate Communicate offers plans at five different price tiers, dubbed as #newmates, #goodmates, #greatmates, #bestmates and #soulmates respectively.
The entry level #newmates plan is billed at $39 per month with 300 minutes of included standard national calls and 500 text messages, as well as 100MB of data. A 2 minute standard call once your calling inclusions are exhausted is charged at $2.80. Excess texts beyond your allotment are charged at 30c each, including MMS.
The #goodmates plan costs $49 per month with the same 300 minutes of calls and 500 messages inclusion, but data is bumped up to 1GB. Excess call and text costs are identical to the #newmates plan.
For the #greatmates plan, you’ll be charged $69 per month for a plan with unlimited standard national calls and texts and 3GB of data. The #bestmates plan also offers unlimited standard national calls and texts but bumps that data inclusion up to 5GB. Finally the #soulmates plan offers 8GB of data as well as unlimited standard national calls and texts.
Excess data on any Mate Communicate plan is charged at $9 per additional GB of usage or part thereof, slightly cheaper than the industry standard of $10 per GB.
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.