TPG mobile deal: Get 50% off your phone plan for 6 months, is it worth it?
Get better value for less when you sign up for a new plan.
TPG is offering new customers a whopping 50% off all its SIM only plans for the first 6 months.
- 12GB plan for $10 for the first 6 months and then $20 ongoing
- 25GB plan for $12.50 for the first 6 months and then $25 ongoing
- 45GB plan for $15 for the first 6 months and then $30 ongoing
- 60GB plan for $20 for the first 6 months and then $40 ongoing
TPG runs off the Vodafone network which offers coverage to 96% of Australia and each SIM only plan includes unlimited standard national calls and texts.
Is TPG's new deal any better than its old plans?
To see just how much you're saving compared to the old offer let's compare the cost per GB.
Remember, you want to aim for a lower cost per GB – this means the data is cheaper and you're getting better value.
|Plan||Old price||Old cost per GB||New price||New cost per GB||Like this deal?|
|TPG 12GB Mobile Plan||$20||$1.67/GB||$10||$0.83/GB||Buy now|
|TPG 25GB Mobile Plan||$25||$1/GB||$12.50||$0.50/GB||Buy now|
|TPG 45GB Mobile Plan||$30||$0.67/GB||$15||$0.33/GB||Buy now|
|TPG 60GB Mobile Plan||$40||$0.67/GB||$20||$0.33/GB||Buy now|
As a benchmark, you'd normally want to aim for at least $1 per 1GB. With this TPG deal, as a new customer, you'll be getting good value for money on any plan but especially on the 45GB and 60GB plans.
Is there a catch to TPG?
There's nothing to worry about with TPG's offer, but just keep in mind that:
- These TPG plans are only 50% off for the first 6 months, after that you'll need to pay the regular price.
- If you don't use that much data, you may end up paying for more than you need (at double the price after the 6-month period).
These plans have no lock-in contracts so if you're unhappy with anything you can switch at any time.
How does TPG's offer compare with other mobile deals right now?
TPG isn't the only telco offering 50% off at the moment. iiNet is also offering 50% off for the first 6 months.
iiNet's plans are slightly cheaper. For example, the iiNet Mobile Large Plan with 40GB is just $15 a month.
Vodafone has gone the other route with an early EOFY double data deal.
For $40 you'll get 80GB on its Vodafone SIM only Lite Plan. It's more expensive than the TPG or iiNet deals, but is good value if you're a big data user.
Is TPG's new deal worth it?
If you're after a moderate amount of data with great value per GB, then TPG's deal could be right for you.
Plus if you're on a Finder Award-winning TPG Internet plan you'll be able to get a further $5 (12GB, 25GB, 45GB plans) or $10 (60GB plan) off per month by bundling your broadband and mobile together.