|Sign up with TPG Mobile and you will receive the following benefits:* The ability to switch your mobile phone number for use on our new Mobile plans. We support number porting from prepaid and postpaid plan.
* Online billing, which gives you a complete breakdown of your call charges to assist you in tracking your daily spend.
* Ability to bring your own unlocked mobile phone (BYO) or purchase a phone from TPG at super cheap prices.
* No contract.
|Product||Call rate1||Flagfall||TXT||MMS||Internet||Call Cap/Credit||Voice mail1||Extras||Value2||Charges||More|
|Pay As You Go||9.9c||10c||9.9c||50c||50MB + 2.75¢/MB||9.9c||Excess data 2.75c/MB. Increments p/100KB||28.9c/0 calls||$1/mth + $20 Sim + $20 deposit||Buy TPG Now|
|Starter||90c||35c||25.3c||50c||250MB||$180 of calls to anyone (inc intern) + $2000 to TPG||Free||Unlimited Facebook/Twitter usage. Excess data 25c/MB. Data billed Billed p/MB||$2.15/83 calls||$9.99/mth + $20 Sim + $20 deposit|
|Medium||50c||1.5GB||$550 of calls to anyone (inc intern) + Unlimited to TPG||$2.15/255 calls||$17.99/mth + $20 Sim + $20 deposit|
|Heavy||Unlimited||Unlimited||3GB||$1000 of calls to anyone (inc intern) + Unlimited to TPG||$2.15/465 calls||$34.99/mth + $20 Sim + $20 deposit|
|Infinity/Beyond||5GB||$3000 calls to anyone, $100 international + Unlimited to TPG||$2.15/1395 calls||$45/mth + $20 Sim + $20 deposit|
|Sim Only Mobile Review – TPG Mobile Plans (May 2012)|
|TPG has been a star performer in the no contract mobile plan race for a while now. Earlier this year they won the People’s CHOICE: Best Value Mobile Phone Service award. I can’t speak for their service levels but I can speak for the plans and the rates and the data that is on offer. They are certainly very competitive and very attractive at the same time.At the bottom end we have the $1 Pay As You Go plan which gives you very affordable calls at just 9.9c per min with calls actually billed per second, meaning that you will only pay for what you use (not the full minute). There are no credit with this plan you only pay for what you use and at $1 per month it could be a great alternative to a prepaid plan if you hardly use your phone. TPG then offers you their Super Value Mobile Plans. If you aren’t already using TPG for your internet or other services then the plans on offer begin with the Starter at $9.99 per month, which offers a total of $180 in calls to anyone plus $2000 of calls to other TPG mobiles, plus 250MB of data (excess comes in at 25c/MB in 10KB increments). In terms of data, these plans offer you unlimited Social Media access including Twitter and Facebook. Call rates for all of these plans is 90c/min with a 35c flagfall and Txt are 25.3c. Out of your $180 in credit you will get approx 72, 2 min calls. The next plan up from the Starter in this range is the Medium at $17.99 per month offering $550 in calls to anyone, 1.5GB of data and unlimited calls to TPG. The Heavy plan gives you $1000 calls to anyone, 3GB of data, unlimited Txt to anyone and unlimited calls to TPG numbers. With that much credit you can make over 450, 2 min calls.At $35 per month you have the Heavy plan, featuring $1000 of credit for local mobile/fixed line calls, unlimited calls to TPG mobile/home phones, unlimited Txt/MMS, and 3GB of data. The final plan in this range is TPG’s answer to Unlimited plans and for $45 per month offers $3000 worth of calls to anyone, $100 in international calls, unlimited SMS/MMS and the standard social media offer.These are truly great value plans. The best way to compare these plans is with someone like LiveConnected and Amaysim’s Unlimited offer. LiveConnected’s Zen 40 gives you 4000 minutes to anyone, unlimited SMS/MMS, $90 for international and 5GB data. Note that Live Connected offers only online (email) support. The Amaysim Unlimited offer, gives you unlimited local calls and 4GB of data. International and 1300/1800 are extra. Note that these plans have some setup costs. $20 for the sim and $20 as a guarantee/deposit. This is only payable once and the deposit is returned. TPG uses the Optus network and the plans are month to month, ie no contract involved.|
1: Call rate per minute. ^Rates charged per 30 secs. 2: Cost of a 2 Min Call + Number of 2 min calls with credit provided.
Your TPG $20 Deposit: TPG Mobile service is neither prepaid nor post paid. At the time of registration, we debit $20 that is kept as a Security Deposit and used to pay for any excluded or excess usage outside your Included Value (for Super Value) or all usage (for Pay As You Go plans). Excluded or excess usage means any Calls, Text or Data that are not included in your Included Value. Once your deposit goes below $5, we will debit a sufficient amount from your bank account/credit card to top it back again to $20. If your usage is high, this can occur more than once per month and more than $20 might need to be debited. You authorise us to make such debits to your account/credit card. If you do not exceed your Included Value and do not incur any charges that are excluded from your Mobile plan, your deposit will not ever be debited. We will send you SMS messages about your usage and the debits during the month. Your service will become inactive if our attempts to debit credit card/bank account to top up your deposit are unsuccessful. Any unused Security Deposit will be credited back to your account once you cancel the service.
1: call rate per 30 secs. ^Rates charged per min. 2: Cost of a 2 Min Call + Number of 2 min calls with credit provided.
|Product||Pay As You Go||Super Value|
|Network||Optus 3G||Optus 3G|
|Summary||Low level users||Low – High Level Users|
|Activation||$20 Sim + $20 Deposit|
|Cost of 2 Min Call||28.9c||$2.15|
|Data Increments||Per 100KB||Per MB|
|Video Calls||NA||$1/minute + 35c flagfall|
|13/1300/1800||$62c – $1.02/min + 35c flagfall||$1.02 – $1.24/min + 35c flagfall|