Compare TPG mobile plans

TPG's simple prepaid plans offer plenty of value at every price point.

TPG Mobile

Is TPG right for me?

  • Product highlights: TPG provides steep discounts for new customers, no lock-in contracts, and international minutes are included with most plans.
  • Watch out for: TPG's discount pricing is only available to new customers and only applies to the first six months of service. From month seven onwards, pricing reverts to TPG's regular rates.

TPG prepaid plans

TPG's prepaid plans explained

All of TPG's prepaid plans are delivered over the Vodafone 3G and 4G networks. Billing occurs on a month-to-month basis, although by default TPG will automatically renew your plan at the end of each billing month so there's some similarity to postpaid contract plans. You can optionally top up your prepaid balance in advance if you wish to take advantage of TPG's $10/GB excess rates. Otherwise, once you reach your data usage cap, your access to data services will be cut off until your next billing cycle.

TPG PAYG plan

TPG's PAYG plan explained

TPG also provides a pay-as-you-go (PAYG) mobile plan where you load up an account with prepaid credit to be used as you see fit for any combination of calls, texts or data usage. There's a minimum initial credit balance of $20 payable in advance to cover excess charges, although technically you could run a TPG PAYG account on as little as $1 per month once you've set it up. That $1 gets you 50MB of data, with any extra data usage or calls/texts charged against your prepaid balance at the following rates:

How does TPG mobile compare?

  • Six-month discount for new customers is a good deal
  • Standard pricing is a little on the high side compared to other prepaid providers

TPG's prepaid plans are quite simple, even by prepaid standards, but they're worth considering if you're already a happy TPG customer, or if you want to take advantage of its prepaid special offers that pop up from time to time.

Why should you consider TPG?

TPG's plans are quite simple and that does have some appeal, although this will change in 2019 once TPG gets its own mobile network up and running. Early signs are that it will focus on "unlimited" data plans, but it's feasible it may offer similar plans to its existing Vodafone network based offerings.

Currently, you're not paying for extras such as streaming services, bonus data pools or particularly large quantities of international calling minutes, which can have some appeal if your mobile needs are simple.

Outside the PAYG plan, you have no worries for standard calls and texts within Australia, although predictably "premium" calls and SMS services are not covered and will attract additional charges.

How to recharge TPG prepaid services

TPG mobile's SIM-only services operate on a prepaid basis, so you pay for usage up-front, but as part of the set-up process you agree to rolling recharges each month, deducted from your nominated payment method. There's no way to set manual recharges to speak of, although if you have additional prepaid credit on your account it can be used to purchase additional services such as data blocks.

  • Online via credit card or bank account: TPG mobile's account portal is the gateway to checking your payment method and contact details, as well as adding any additional credit you may wish to use to top up your account. Payments can be deducted from a nominated bank account or via credit card.

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How to contact TPG mobile

Mobile support
Account & billing
Technical support
Plan change
Schedule:
Monday - Friday, 8am-10pm
Weekends & Public Holidays, 9am-9pm
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    WILLIAMAugust 14, 2017

    I am wanting to get a package deal on my phone for unlimited calls, 7 GB and more than 400 talk minutes on international calls overseas like for example Philippines please? I am on a prepaid phone with Vodaphone and would like to keep my phone number.

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      JonathanAugust 14, 2017

      Hello William,

      Thank you for your inquiry. You can check our review for mobile plans for international calling. On this guide, we have suggested providers that you can consider for Philippines. You may click on their names, so that you can be redirected to their own reviews and see the plans they are offering. Once there, you may click “Modify Results” at the top of the comparison table, to customize the plan results based on your other needs mentioned above.

      As always, please review the requirements and the fine print of each product prior. You may click “Go to Site” green button to proceed with your application. You may need to provide your Date of Birth for your number to be transferred. Should you decide to get a postpaid plan, additional requirements will be communicated by your chosen provider.

      Hope this helps.

      Cheers,
      Jonathan

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    AilyJuly 24, 2016

    I am new customer.Can i keep my own phone number?

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      MayJuly 25, 2016Staff

      Hi Aily,

      Thanks for your inquiry. Please note that you’ve come through to finder.com. – we are a comparison website and does not represent TPG.

      Yes, you can use and keep your own number so long that you unlock it from your previous mobile phone provider.

      Cheers,
      May

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