- Seniors discounts available
- 10% bundling discount for Pennytel NBN customers
- Pretty average mobile plans
Pennytel offers a pretty stock-standard set of mobile plans.
Its lower data plans are well priced, but you could find better budget options if you need anything more than 30GB a month.
That being said, Pennytel is one of the few mobile providers in Australia to offer senior discounts across its 3 cheapest plans – you'll get $10 credit when you sign up and an ongoing 10% discount.
Pennytel might be right for you if:
But keep in mind that Pennytel:
Need to get in touch with Pennytel? There are several options available. You can:
Pennytel has a couple of extra features available on its plans:
If you hold a Seniors Card in any state except Victoria, you can get $10 credit and an ongoing 10% discount on Pennytel's 3 cheapest mobile plans.
Get a friend to sign up to Pennytel with your referral code and you'll both receive a $10 credit.
This is small as referrals go, but if your friend was going to sign up anyway it's a nice bonus.
Pennytel plans from its 18GB plan and higher include unlimited talk and text to 15 countries. This could be useful if you have friends or family in these countries that you'd like to chat with.
If you're heading overseas, Pennytel has a dedicated roaming pack that offers you unlimited talk and text plus 200MB for $10 a day.
This pack works in 57 selected countries, and while 200MB is not a lot, it is far from the worst roaming pack around in terms of value.
It could be useful if you're heading away and only need a spot of data to see you through.
If you bundle your mobile service with a Pennytel NBN plan, you'll receive an ongoing 10% discount off your NBN plan.
For cheaper prices:
amaysim has similar plans to Pennytel in terms of data, but offers it at lower prices. You'll also get access to data banking too.
Boost Mobile is the only provider besides Telstra itself with complete access to the Telstra 4G network. If you're in regional Australia, the 0.7% difference could mean a lot.
Belong also runs on parts of the Telstra 4G network, but its plans come with a few more perks than Pennytel. This includes data banking, data gifting and carbon neutral mobile plans.
Unfortunately, Pennytel is not available to sign up to via Finder. You'll need to visit Pennytel's website pennytel.com.au directly to do so.
Or you can continue to compare mobile plans from 47 other providers on Finder to find one that works for you.
What if I want to keep my current phone number?
All you have to do is let Pennytel know during the checkout process. The transfer will usually be completed within 3 hours of activation, but could take up to 2 business days.
Keep in mind that if your current mobile number is registered under someone else's name, this process could take longer. Find out more on how to change ownership of your mobile number.
If your current number is under someone else's name (a parent or partner), it might be trickier. Check our guide on how to transfer ownership of your mobile number.
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