Spintel mobile phone plans

Spintel's simple SIM-only plans offer a lot of value at competitive prices. Here's everything you need to know to compare Spintel's plans.

Spintel provides a range of telecommunications services, but in the mobile arena, its primary products are SIM-only plans on the Optus 4G and 3G networks with rolling month-to-month terms.

Spintel 4G SIM-only contract plans

Spintel operates as an MVNO (mobile virtual network operator) running on the Optus network for provision of its SIM-only services. That means you'll need to already have a smartphone or mobile handset to use with a Spintel-provided SIM card.

All of Spintel's plans operate on a postpaid basis. That means you'll be billed at the end of each month for at least your plan rate, plus any additional usage you've accrued. Its plans operate on a month-to-month basis, so there's no long-term commitment and it's easy to go up or down plan tiers if you work out you need more inclusions or fewer.

All of Spintel's SIM-only plans have a flat $10 SIM fee, paid once when you set up an account. Here are the basics of Spintel's 4G SIM-only plans:

  • Spintel 4G SIM-only $9.95 : Unlimited texts, 200 minutes of calls, 1.5GB of data
  • Spintel 4G SIM-only $23.95 : Unlimited texts and calls, 6GB of data
  • Spintel 4G SIM-only $33.95 : Unlimited texts and calls, 10GB of data

Spintel often runs special discount rates on its plans, so it's worth checking its current deals:

Spintel 3G SIM-only mobile plans

Spintel's primary SIM-only plans operate on the Optus 4G network, but it also offers a plan that works at 3G speeds. You might be wondering why you'd want a slower plan, and the answer is data. Quite a lot of it, in fact, with the slower 3G-only plan offering a lot more data for your dollar as long as you're happy with it coming through to your phone a little slower.

Spintel only has the one 3G plan at the time of writing:

  • Spintel 3G Sim-only Plan $45.95: Unlimited calls and texts, 30GB of data

How does Spintel compare?

With just a few plans to its name, it's easy enough to compare and contrast Spintel's 4G SIM-only offerings at each price point. Its $9.95 plan offers great value for such a low asking price, but it's not alone in the bargain arena:

Here's how its mid-tier plan compares against other SIM-only month-to-month offerings:

If what you want is lots of data, that 3G high-data plan looks compelling. Here's how it compares against other high-data SIM-only plans:

Why should you consider Spintel?

Spintel's range of plans is pretty easy to understand, and that's a big plus if you don't like complexity. Like most postpaid carriers, if you go over your data quota, you can have an automatic 1GB top-up applied for just $10, but Spintel has a point of differentiation here.

Its default position is to have your data capped at its limit, so you don't automatically get slugged with that extra $10 charge. You can go for a no-capped plan if it suits you, but you can also use Spintel's plans with fair assurance of what you'll actually pay each month.

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