One of the country's largest broadband providers has expanded into the mobile space. Here's everything you need to know.
What services do TPG Mobile offer?
TPG may be best known for its home broadband plan offerings, but the company has long been dabbling in the mobile space, offering a selection of prepaid plans to Australian customers. Initially running on the back of the Optus mobile network, in 2015 the MVNO switched providers, and now uses the Vodafone 4G network to provide its mobile services.
All of TPG's offerings are SIM-only plans, paid in advance like a prepaid plan but with no lock in contracts and varying levels of call, text and data inclusions. Unlike many other providers, TPG's plans have a full month recharge, rather than 28 days.
How much does TPG Mobile cost?
TPG's range of mobile SIM plans are thankfully simple, with six variations to choose from with differing level of data, call and text inclusions.
The cheapest offering is the TPG PAYG prepaid plan, which has a $1 per month fee, but then charges you for all the calls, messages and data you use as it's used, making it an ideal choice for users who don't really use their phone but require a phone for emergencies.
From there, each plan includes some level of data, talk and text as part of the monthly fee. The TPG Extra Small plan costs $14.99 a month, and includes 1GB of data, alongside talk and text value of $275 each month. That talk and text can be used for both Australian and international numbers, though you'll obviously burn through credit faster calling overseas. It's worth noting that this plan charges excess data at a rate of 10c/MB.
For those looking at the top tier, the TPG Extra Large plan costs $39.99 a month, and offers unlimited standard talk and text to Australian numbers, plus 100 minutes of international calling and 10GB of data every month.
There are also tiers in between with varying levels of inclusions, as you can see from the table above.
TPG is also offering a limited time offer with plans discounted for the first six months for new customers. The discount is applicable to the Small, Medium, Large and Extra Large plans, with savings anywhere between $5 and $15 per month.