|Our latest Pre-Paid Mobile Offers have something for everyone. So whether you like to talk, text, browse the Mobile Internet or just have longer credit expiry, there’s an offer to suit your needs. Plus, some of our offers give you FREE voice minutes and text every time you recharge. The higher your recharge amount the better the value. You simply choose the prepaid mobile offer that best suits you and recharge the minimum amount. You can get included benefits like FREE talk & text to any network, 1c text to Telstra mobiles, Bonus talk time to Telstra mobiles, and Longer credit expiry periods.|
|Product||Call rate1||Flagfall||TXT||Expiry2||MMS||Internet||Call Cap/Credit||Voice mail1||Extras||2 Min Call3||More|
|Beyond Talk – $30||78c||39c||29c||30||50c||200MB||$30 + 200 TXT + 200 minutes||78c||1c TXT to Telstra. Excess data $2/mb chg p/KB||$1.95/115 calls||Buy Telstra!|
|Beyond Talk $40||300MB||$40 + 300 TXT + 300 minutes||$1.95/170 calls|
|Beyond Talk – $50||Unlimited||400MB||$50 + 500 minutes||Excess data $2/mb chg p/KB||$1.95/275 calls|
|Beyond Talk – $70||600MB||$70 + 700 minutes||$1.95/385 calls|
|Beyond Talk – $100||1GB||$100 + 800 minutes||$1.95/450 calls|
|Simplicity – $20||15c||0c||12c||30||50c||10c/MB||$20||15c||Data charged p/MB||30c/66 calls||Buy Telstra!|
|Simplicity – $30||60||$30||30c/100 calls|
|Simplicity – $50||90||$50||30c/300 calls|
|Simplicity – $100||180||$100||30c/333 calls|
|Browse Pack – $5
||30||30MB||Charged p/KB||Buy Telstra!|
|Browse Pack – $10||200MB|
|Browse Pack – $20||700MB|
|Browse Pack – $39||1GB|
|Browse Pack – $49||3GB|
|Browse Pack – $59||4GB|
|Telstra Long Life – $20||78c||39c||29c (Int 35c)||60||50c||$2/MB chg p/KB||$20||78c||Excess $2/MB chg p/KB||$1.95/10 calls||Buy Telstra!|
|Telstra Long Life – $30||180||$30||$1.95/15 calls|
|Telstra Long Life – $40||180||$40||$1.95/20 calls|
|Telstra Long Life – $60||365||$60||$1.95/30 calls|
|Telstra Long Life – $100||365||$100||$1.95/51 calls|
|Prepaid Cap Encore $30||89c||39c||29c||30||50c||400MB||$250 credit||89c||Excess data $2/MB charged p/KB + unlimited talk/text 6pm till 6am||$2.17/115 calls||Buy Telstra!|
|Prepaid Cap Encore $40||600MB||$550 credit||$2.17/253 calls|
|Prepaid Cap Encore $50||800MB||$1000 credit||$2.17/460 calls|
|Prepaid Cap Encore $70||1.5GB||$1500 credit||$2.17/691 calls|
|Prepaid Cap Encore $100||3GB||$2000 credit||$2.17/921 calls|
|Prepaid Mobile Review – Telstra Prepaid (April 2013)|
|Telstra’s Prepaid Mobile Offers are a lot more competitive today than they where a few years ago. Their recent hookup with Boost Mobile has shown their commitment to growing this client base. The range is broad and starts with Simplicity with its 15c/min calls and no flagfall which is essentially a PAYG rate plan. It offers no credit outside of the amount you recharge but rates are very cheap. Credit expiry increases with a higher recharge amount eg $30 gives you 60 days and $100, 180 days.
What Simplicity also comes with is a competitive international call offer. Now don’t expect Telstra to be the cheapest here but 15c/min is available to these countries Canada, China, France, Hong Kong, Germany, South Korea, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand, UK, USA, Vietnam.
Prepaid Cap Encore is the latest iteration of the Telstra Prepaid Caps. The value in the plans has improved quite a bit since they where launched and a major improvement has also been seen in the data on offer. Over the past few months they moved from per megabyte increments to per Kilobyte, which offers great value and in the world of prepaid is relatively unknown.The only disappointment I have in the Encore range is that the data allowance has actually been reduced for both the $30 and $40 recharge, going from 500MB to 400MB and 1GB to 600MB respectively. I don’t enjoy seeing data go backwards particularly from a large player like Telstra. The Encore has 5 entry points, the $30 recharge offers $250 in calls ($2.17 for a 2 minute call) and 400MB of data. The next step is $40 with $550 in calls and 600MB, then we move to $1000 in calls and 800MB at $50, $70 offers 1.5GB and $1500 in calls and finally $100 offers $2000 in calls and 3GB.
At the $40 range the Telstra offer is OK. Optus Prepaid Social offers 350 minutes to anyone, unlimited to Optus, unlimited TXT and 1GB (plus unlimited social media), Boost has unlimited calls and 3GB and Woolworths has $500 in calls ($250 to Woolworths) and 5GB for $29. The offer is competitive but not the best, although the per KB increments do offer you good value.
What the Prepaid Cap Encore is also offering at the moment is unlimited evening calls from 6pm to 6am every day of the week. It started as a promotion but has now become a standard part of the offer. I would really have loved more data with these plans, particularly because Telstra also offers 4G access with all of its prepaid plans, whilst Optus only offers it with the Prepaid Social plan.
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||Simplicity||Beyond Talk||Prepaid Cap Encore||Long Life|
|Summary||15c calls and no flagfall. Expiry up to 180 days.||You’ll get plenty of talk, text and data. Plus you can enjoy 1c text to Telstra mobiles||Ideal for your smart phone if you are looking for data and call credit.||I want to stay in touch with family and friends and have peace of mind that my credit will last even longer. Get up to 12 months credit expiry.|
|2 Min Call||30c||$1.95||$2.17||$1.95|
|Calls within Network||15c/min + unlimited b/w 6pm – 6am||78c/min + 39c flagfall||89c/min + 39c flagfall||78c/min + 39c flagfall|
|Credit Rollover||Un-used credit expires on recharge|
|Plus Packs||TXT Plus: $5 (30TXT), $10 (85TXT), $20 (180TXT), $50 (500TXT)
Pics Plus: $5 (12pics), $10 (25pics), $20 (55pics), $50 (150pics)
Talk Plus: $5 (10 mins), $10 (25mins), $20 (55mins), $50 (150mins)
|Recharge locations||Phone, mobile, online & retail|
|International Roaming||International Roaming is automatically available on your Telstra Pre-Paid service so you don’t need to have it activated. More…|