Pennytel Mobile Plans
Pennytel provides affordable SIM only mobile phone plans that are easy to understand.
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Pennytel isn’t necessarily new, but it was relaunched as recently as 2018 to provide mobile plans to Australians. They provide very simple plans that offer straightforward data for a reasonable monthly price.
- Pretty decent value on their mobile plans.
- Also sells basic handsets if you’re not looking for a shiny new smartphone.
- Network reaches 98.8% of Australians.
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Compare Pennytel's SIM only plans here
Bring your own handset and get access to Pennytel's SIM only month-to-month plans, with up to 10GB available.
Pennytel review: Why choose it?
Pennytel is among a number of MVNOs that offer a few plans of moderate value, so always compare all your options to see if you can get a better deal. On top of regular plan inclusions, you get:
- International inclusions. Pennytel's most expensive plan includes unlimited calls and text to 15 countries.
- Roaming. You can activate international roaming in certain countries, where you'll get unlimited calls and texts plus 200MB of data for $10 per day, automatically renewed every day you use service overseas. Consider using a cheaper option like a local SIM since roaming charges can add up fast.
- Handsets. Pennytel sells a couple of Nokia handsets that you can buy when you purchase a plan from it. You may be eligible for a discount on the handsets with a Pennytel plan.
- Moderate value. Pennytel's plans provide alright data per dollar value, but its more expensive offerings aren't as impressive.
- No extras. Pennytel doesn't have any additional features on its plans. You'll have to choose a different provider if you want them.
Pennytel network coverage
Pennytel uses the Telstra wholesale 3G and 4G networks, which cover around 98.8% of Australians. The difference in coverage between the wholesale and full networks is mostly confined to a few rural and regional areas.
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