- Affordable 5G plans
- 6-month discounts on most plans
- No lock-in contracts
- No bonus features
- Unreliable mobile app
SpinTel comes highly commended for offering 4G and 5G plans on the Optus network that are great bang for buck. It frequently offers 6-month discounts, and customers can access support through live chat or phone.
It's hard to deny that SpinTel's plans are extremely competitive, with affordable pricing for the amount of data it offers. This is especially true for the first 6-months, when you will get 3 of their 4 plans cheaper.
Alongside Aussie Broadband, SpinTel is one of the only smaller providers selling plans with 5G access (outside of Telstra, Optus and Vodafone), powered by the Optus 5G network.
Thanks to its 6-month sign-up discount, SpinTel's 200GB 5G plan comes up $10 cheaper than Optus per month.
But after this promo period, Optus actually comes out on top – offering the same data for the same price as SpinTel but with extra plan features including international calls, Optus Sport access and data sharing.
SpinTel could be right for you if:
However, SpinTel does have 1 particular thing to watch out for:
SpinTel's cheapest plan is fantastic value, costing $2.59 per GB. Similar plans average around $19 per GB.
The other 2 plans average $0.86 per GB, which holds up well against a benchmark of $1 per GB. This is before you factor in that you'll get a discount for the first 6-months when you sign up.
SpinTel only has 1 5G option: $56 for 120GB. This excellent value at an average of $0.46 per GB. With 5G speeds you have a good chance of actually using that much data in a month.
SpinTel is connected to the Optus 4G and 5G mobile network, the second largest network in Australia.
SpinTel's main support channel is via its call centre, but there are a couple other ways you could try to contact it:
Unfortunately, SpinTel doesn't offer any other features on its mobile plans besides the standard text, calls and data.
If you're looking for a plan that has some handy extra features, you can read on to see what other competitors have on offer.
For more plan features:
If 5G isn't your main concern, amaysim offers affordable mobile plans with handy features like unlimited data banking thrown in too.
Another 5G option:
Optus offers 5G on all its postpaid plans which stack up very well against SpinTel. You'll also get access to features like Optus Sport, international calls and data sharing.
For better coverage:
If the Optus network isn't doing it for you, Boost Mobile is the only smaller provider that offers full Telstra 4G coverage which covers 99.5% of the population.
Once you've decided which SpinTel Mobile plan you like, you'll simply have to fill out a few details. From there SpinTel will take care of the rest. SIM delivery is free via standard postage, but can take up to 10 business days to arrive at your door.
What if I want to keep my current phone number?
Easy. During the checkout process, choose the option for transferring your current number. SpinTel will handle the rest of the transfer process somewhere within 15 minutes to 24 hours.
If your current number is under someone else's name (a parent or partner), it might be a little trickier. Check our guide on how to transfer ownership of your mobile number.
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