Pennytel mobile review

Pennytel has a simple range of SIM-only mobile plans, designed to be easy for you to understand. As a bonus, seniors get 10% off.

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Pennytel Mobile

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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.

Top features:
  • 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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Name Product Features Data Price
  • $28/mth for the first 12 months for new customers, then $38/mth. T&Cs apply. Ends 02.08.2021, 12pm AEST
  • Unlimited standard national calls & texts
100GB
Data
$28
per month
100GB
Data
$28
per month
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  • First month free with FLX009 promo code, then $35/mth. New customers only. T&Cs apply. Ends 13 August 2021
  • Unlimited standard national calls & texts
Unlimited data
Speeds limited to 20Mbps
$35
per month
Unlimited data
Speeds limited to 20Mbps
$35
per month
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  • $10 for the 1st renewal. 30GB + 20GB bonus data for the first 3 renewals. T&Cs apply. Ends 31 July 2021
  • Unlimited standard national calls & texts
50GB
Data
$30
per 28 days expiry
50GB
Data
$30
per 28 days expiry
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  • $9.80/mth for the first 12 months, then $15.80/mth. T&Cs apply.
  • Unlimited standard national calls & texts
6GB
Data
$9.80
per month
6GB
Data
$9.80
per month
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  • Unlimited standard national calls & texts
12GB
Data
$20
per month
12GB
Data
$20
per month
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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.

Name Product Features Data Price
  • Unlimited standard national calls & texts
1GB
Data
$10.99
per month
1GB
Data
$10.99
per month
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  • Unlimited standard national calls & texts
3GB
Data
$15.99
per month
3GB
Data
$15.99
per month
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  • Unlimited standard national calls & texts
8GB
Data
$19.99
per month
8GB
Data
$19.99
per month
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  • Unlimited standard national calls & texts
18GB
Data
$24.99
per month
18GB
Data
$24.99
per month
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  • Unlimited standard national calls & texts
30GB
Data
$32.99
per month
30GB
Data
$32.99
per month
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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 plans include 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.

Pros

  • Moderate value. Pennytel's plans provide alright data per dollar value, but its more expensive offerings aren't as impressive.

Cons

  • 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.

Pennytel: FAQ

How do I switch to Pennytel?

Switching to Pennytel is a fairly simple process:
  1. Make sure you have an unlocked phone already to put a SIM in or buy one of the Nokia handsets sold by Pennytel.
  2. Purchase the plan you want online, which will come with its own SIM.
  3. Activate your SIM once it arrives. If you want to keep your own number, let Pennytel know at checkout or activation and it will arrange the transfer with your previous provider.
  4. Your SIM should be activated and your new service ready to go in a few hours to a day.

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