Pennytel mobile phone plans

Pennytel provides simple and affordable SIM-only mobile phone plans that are easy to understand.

Enjoy unlimited calls/SMS + 10GB data at $35.99/month

Enjoy unlimited calls/SMS + 10GB data at $35.99/month from Pennytel

  • Unlimited standard national calls, text and MMS
  • Includes 10GB data per month
  • No lock-in contract
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    Plenty of phone plans come with extra features, and that's fine as long as you're going to use them. However, if you're not, it's all too easy to get bogged down in confusing terms, limitations, additional charges and contract limitations.

    Pennytel's pitch is that it's a much simpler, easier to use service, with a small range of month-to-month SIM-only plans, utilising the Telstra 4G network across Australia.

    Pennytel SIM-only month-to-month plans

    All of Pennytel's plans, from the least expensive to the most expensive, provide unlimited standard national calls and texts alongside a data quota to use within your billing month.

    Pennytel's simple proposition means that data and plan cost are really the only comparative features of its service, which makes it very easy to compare.

    How does Pennytel compare?

    Pennytel sells itself as being a highly affordable mobile provider, but at the entry level of its pricing plans, it has a lot of competition, even in the SIM-only month-to-month contract space. Presuming you didn't want to go prepaid, you could consider options from Spintel, Moose or amaysim, all of which offer either more data or lower prices than Pennytel's $20 Small plan. The hook for Pennytel here could be its use of Telstra's 4G network, where its competitors are largely on the Optus 4G network. If you know that your Telstra reception in your area is better than Optus, that could make Pennytel a better deal.

    It's much the same story for Pennytel's Medium 5GB plan, where it's quite feasible to score lower prices or more data for less than $30 per month. Again, the use of Telstra's 4G network probably pushes up Pennytel's prices, but the benefit could be better overall coverage.

    Unfortunately for Pennytel, this is a comparison that only gets worse the higher you go up the pricing plan tiers. Pennytel's top-end X-Large plan costs $50 per month with 15GB of data, and at that price, you can pretty easily score more data or pay less, and often both at once.

    Why should you consider Pennytel?

    Pennytel's proposition rests on simplicity and the allure of getting onto Telstra's 4G network without the higher costs typically associated with Telstra's own in-house plans. If that has appeal to you it's worth considering, but if you're happy enough on other networks, it's worth looking at your options before signing up.

    How to contact Pennytel

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    Phone1300 652 482
    Calling hoursMon - Fri: 8am to 12am AEST
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