|Product||Call rate1||Flagfall||TXT||Expiry||MMS||Data||Call Cap/Credit||Voice mail1||Extras||2 Min Call3||Link|
|Anytime – $20||0c,19c to mobiles||29c||15c||90||80c||5c/MB||Minimum $20||9c||gotalk-gotalk free calls (first 5 min) and 5c TXT. Easy recharge methods including Auto Top Up, Ezi-top up and Ezi-credit. Offpeak is midnight to 11am.||67c/29 calls||Buy gotalk Now!|
|Max – $20||19c peak/10c Off-Peak||30c||15c||90||80c||5c/MB||Minimum $20||19c||68c/29 calls|
|Straight Talk Plus – $20||15c||29c||15c||90||80c||5c/MB||Minimum $20||15c||59c/33 calls|
|Aussie $30||Unlimited||29c||Unlimited||30||80c||100MB||Unlimited calls/TXT||Unlimited||Unlimited calls|
|goCall||0c, 14.25c mobiles||22c||30||$10 Credit||0c||Calls made via data connection. Requires app to work.||50c/19 calls|
Prepaid Mobile Review – gotalk (March 2014)
gotalk has slimmed and trimmed its prepaid mobile range. Some of their more popular prize winning plans have been closed, obviously too popular and probably too well priced. gotalk now sports four main plans, Anytime, Max, Straight Talk Plus and the new Aussie plan.
If you are looking for cheap local calls, particularly to fixed lines then 0c/min with the Anytime plan is the cheapest you can get. Calls to mobiles are at 19c/min and the flagfall on all calls is 29c. The call rates are competitive but the flagfall is a little on the high side for my liking. gotalk however is not only about local calls, they also offer very competitive international calls via all of their prepaid mobile plans. All gotalk prepaid plans offer free gotalk to gotalk calls for the first 5 minutes. Max has even lower rates at 10c/min (midnight to 11am) with a 30c flagfall. TXT are 15c across all plans. Data costs of increased slightly of late to 5c, which is on par with most other providers using the Vodafone network. The credit expiry on this and all gotalk plans is 90 days. Straight Talk Plus has 15c/min calls with a 29c flagfall. This is the most expensive of the three plans at 59c for a 2 min call. However calls to o/seas countries are cheaper, eg UK, Anytime has it at 3c/min, Max at 5c/min and Straight Talk at 3c/min. Indonesia – Mobile, Max has it at 13c/min, Anytime at 5.9c/min and Straight Talk Plus at 9c. Therefore the tradeoff for costlier local calls is cheaper international calls.
gotalk have recently launched the Aussie $30 and $40 unlimited recharge option. Get unlimited local, mobile calls, 1300/1800 calls and unlimited TXT with both recharge amounts. Plus with the $30 recharge you receive 100MB data (charge per MB) or 1GB with the $40 recharge. Both recharges have a 30 day expiry.
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1 – rate per minute.
2 – expiry period in days
3 – cost of a 2 minute call. Number of 2 minute calls made using credit provided to any network (excludes calls within network). Where no minimum credit is indicated, $20 is used.
|Product||gotalk Anytime||gotalkMax||Straight Talk Plus||Aussie|
|Summary||Gotalk has a range of new prepaid mobile plans that all come with very competitive international talk rates. Gotalk’s Anytime plan has International rates from 0c p/min. Plus all plans come with free 5 minute calls to gotalk members and cheap TXT.|
|2 Min Call||67c||68c Peak/50c Off Peak||59c||Unlimited|
|Calls within network||Free calls up to 5 mins to other gotalk numbers (flagfall and standard charges apply after 5 minutes) and 5c TXT.|
|13/1300/1800||5c – 13/1300, 9c/1800||19c – Peak, 10c Off Peak||15c||Unlimited|
|International Roaming||Not available|
|Critical Information Summary||Anytime||Max||Straight Talk Plus||Aussie|
|Phone||1800 GOTALK (1800 468 255)|
|User Guide||gotalk Prepaid Mobile Handbook|