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Reasonable reception in poor areas

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Only one bar of reception at home. Have to rely on wifi calling. Otherwise very hapy with the service. Can reception be improved? I asmit the tevious carrier was no better

Value for Money
5/5
Local Reception
2/5
Incentivised Review No
Plan TypePost-Paid Sim Only
Plan Cost per Month$18.00
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Mark Bibby
Mark BibbyCentral Highlands and Goldfields, VIC

Very poor reception.

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Using the Telstra network you would expect the same coverage but no because Telstra only sell a portion of their signal, not 100%.
Had to change back to Telstra to get a signal strong enough in Alfredton to be able hold a conversation with out drop outs. Same with data we had to use WiFi from the house to get data.

Value for Money
1/5
Customer Service
3/5
Local Reception
1/5
Incentivised Review No
Plan TypePost-Paid Sim Only
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Zahra A.
Zahra A.
  • 2 reviews

I don’t recommend it at all!

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Low signal everywhere! struggling play a video! Awful around CBD and really slow when you go further! I switched to another provider they charged me for another month for nothing!! I complained they said it’s our policy! Don’t recommend this rubbish at all

Value for Money
1/5
Customer Service
1/5
Incentivised Review No
Plan TypePre-Paid Sim Only
Included Data per Month18 GB
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Pennytel Pennytel

good service

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overall good service with a good price , meets my needs. Occasional loss of signal, or slow response when checking in, other people go in front and they have faster check in .

Value for Money
4/5
Local Reception
3/5
Incentivised Review No
Plan TypePre-Paid Sim Only
Plan Cost per Month$10.99
Included Data per Month1 GB
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Edward
EdwardLogan City
  • 30 reviews
  • 27 likes

Service OK

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The hassle is if you have to make phone contact with PennyTel, the response to my query was, the next day call, from PennyTel. A call back is better than none! However had I known about that to start with, I wouldn't have joined PennyTel

Value for Money
4/5
Customer Service
3/5
Local Reception
4/5
Transparency
3/5
Incentivised Review No
Plan TypePost-Paid Sim Only
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Hi Edward, we’re sorry to hear about your experience. We have reached out to our Client Experience Manager to get a little more insight into what happened here. We would like to discuss your experience further, we have sent you a message.

Garry S.
Garry S.Illawarra, NSW

Best I've had to date.

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Look everything is as promised, what more can you ask for? I never used my mobile very much only turned it on when I needed to make a call. Now I use my email, log in for Covid etc.

Value for Money
4/5
Customer Service
3/5
Incentivised Review No
Plan TypePre-Paid Sim Only
Plan Cost per Month$10.00
Included Data per Month1 GB
PeterD
PeterDMid North Coast, NSW
  • 2 reviews

Inadequate signal strength

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At all times the signal strength was at least one bar less than my previous provider. Moved on to iiNet (Vodaphone). Immediate improvement in signal strength. For this reason, I cannot recommend Pennytel.

Value for Money
1/5
Customer Service
3/5
Local Reception
2/5
Transparency
4/5
Incentivised Review No
Plan TypePre-Paid Sim Only
Plan Cost per Month$18.00
Included Data per Month8 GB

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Lucy
LucyGreater Melbourne (Outer), VIC

Had to change immediately the worst service ever! Does not work with Apple imessage!

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Had to change immediately the worst service ever! Rang support four times, could not fix the problem. Their system does not work with Apple imessage! This was an essential service I required. Apple support Genius told us PennyTel were not good, they tried it themselves and told us they had to change providers. recommend.

Value for Money
1/5
Customer Service
1/5
Local Reception
5/5
Transparency
1/5
Incentivised Review No
Plan TypePost-Paid Sim Only
Plan Cost per Month$20.00
Included Data per Month4 GB

Bungled from beginning to end.

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After being sent a sim card I couldn't use (I wanted to transfer my existing phone number, and they sent me a sim with a new number) I called to advise. They sent me a new sim card, which then couldn't be activated due to a technical glitch on their end. I gave up and went with a different provider. I was unpleasantly surprised to be charged for activating the first sim card (the one that I couldn't use). After THREE phone calls I finally got a refund.
Can't think of a worse customer experience to be honest.

Value for Money
1/5
Customer Service
1/5
Local Reception
1/5
Transparency
1/5
Incentivised Review No
Plan TypePre-Paid Sim Only
Plan Cost per Month$18.00
Included Data per Month8 GB
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Poyzer
PoyzerMetropolitan Adelaide, SA

Very good provider.

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I think Pennytel offer a great product at a very affordable price however l have been trying to correct the spelling of my Christian name since day 2 of my opening my account with Pennytel. I continue to be told the spelling has been correct but l still receive emails titled to Sheryl not
Cheryl
Once again please correct the spelling of my name. CHERYL not SHERYL.

Value for Money
5/5
Customer Service
1/5
Local Reception
5/5
Transparency
5/5
Incentivised Review No
Plan TypePost-Paid Sim Only
Plan Cost per Month$22.50
Included Data per Month18 GB
Clips
ClipsNortheast, VIC

My Experience with Pennytel

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I am about to leave Pennytel. Their phone response time is excellent and extremely helpful.
The only problem I had was that I was previously with Optus on a 1 GB data plan.
I found that with Pennytel the 1 GB data limit was insufficient and each month I had to request a top up, which I add was extremely prompt. I can't explain that the 1 GB plan was sufficient however not with Pennytel.

Value for Money
4/5
Customer Service
5/5
Local Reception
5/5
Transparency
5/5
Incentivised Review No
Plan TypePost-Paid Sim Only
Plan Cost per Month$10.99
Included Data per Month1 GB
Nigel and Tracy
Nigel and TracyPerth
  • 3 reviews

Great Mobile, Shame About The Extra Date Cost

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Mobile service is really good and reliable being part of the Telstra network. Price for the small plan is very competitive and matches, if not beats most of the competition. Downside: The charge $10 for 1 gigabyte of extra data which is the same as the monthly plan. Most telcos charge the same but do they realise what customers think of the cost? $10 per extra gigabyte is taking advantage of the customer.

Value for Money
4/5
Customer Service
5/5
Local Reception
5/5
Transparency
5/5
Incentivised Review No
Plan TypePost-Paid Sim Only
Plan Cost per Month$9.95
Included Data per Month1 GB
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Teneil
TeneilDarling Downs, QLD
  • 2 reviews

Simple!

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Pennytel is a good, no frills service. Signing up was hampered by website errors and because I live rurally, service isn't always great but all my dealings with them have been easy and friendly. They get the job done!

Value for Money
5/5
Customer Service
5/5
Local Reception
3/5
Transparency
5/5
Incentivised Review No
Plan TypePost-Paid Sim Only
Plan Cost per Month$30.00
Included Data per Month28 GB
jp88
jp88Sydney Surrounds, NSW
  • 3 reviews
  • 1 like

Forget them, move on to another Telco

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Don't expect any service whatsoever. The don't reply to emails, or "contact us' forms in their website. And these days thier deals are not outsanding. As well as that, they throttle the connection.

Value for Money
3/5
Customer Service
1/5
Local Reception
2/5
Incentivised Review No
Plan TypePre-Paid Sim Only
Plan Cost per Month$35.00
Included Data per Month40 GB
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jp88
jp88

No worries, ported out already.

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leave it for another 5 years

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coverage went out and stayed out for 10 days, not really good enough, i switched to another tried and operating carrier, not yet up to capacity in my area, would leave of joining in my area till the carrier becomes better know

Value for Money
1/5
Customer Service
1/5
Local Reception
1/5
Transparency
1/5
Incentivised Review No
Plan TypePost-Paid Sim Only
Plan Cost per Month$12.00
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Questions & Answers

Woz
Wozasked

I want to swap both my phone and my wife's phone over to Pennytel. Any discount and how do I go about it?

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Jennybee
Jennybee

I didn't ask for a discount, Woz, so don't know if they will. Their prices are so good anyway, especially for a Telstra network. I have found them to be very helpful and it is so good being able to call them and actually have your call answered so promptly. I also found the coverage was so much better than the Optus network in my area.

Woz
Woz

What is their phone number, Jennybee?

Pennytel
Pennytel Pennytel

Hi Woz, thanks for reaching out. We're here to help you get started!
You can speak to our team on 1300 232 888

Kevin S.
Kevin S.asked

Why is me service disconnected when ihave not received a nill

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Pennytel
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Hi Kevin, we have sent you a message to assist.
- The Pennytel Team

Steve H.
Steve H.asked

Do I have to cancel my current provider when I changeover

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Network UsedTelstra
International Roaming Offered Yes
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