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Pennytel
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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
Pennytel
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
Pennytel
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Thanks for sharing your experience!

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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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
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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EDDIE
EDDIEEyre Peninsula, SA
  • 3 reviews

Seems ok at the moment.

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Network coverage seems ok at the moment, haven't been out of town yet to try further afield.
Will be going to Adelaide this weekend.
Data download speeds seem to be ok at the moment.

Value for Money
5/5
Customer Service
4/5
Local Reception
4/5
Transparency
4/5
Incentivised Review No
Plan TypePre-Paid Sim Only
Plan Cost per Month$16.00
Included Data per Month3 GB

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Marty
Marty
  • 4 reviews

Wonderful service I’m very happy

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Very Happy with the service I’m getting & the data allowance & speed is so much better than I previously had with Vodaphone which was always dropping out & very poor service in my area.

Value for Money
5/5
Customer Service
5/5
Local Reception
4/5
Transparency
4/5
Incentivised Review No
Plan TypePre-Paid Sim Only
Plan Cost per Month$9.98
Included Data per Month2 GB

Dreadful Customer Service

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Network has been down for 5 days and despite multiple calls and emails there has been no resolution. Not our handsets as they work at the next town. Why can’t Pennytel do some decent troubleshooting with Telstra to fix the issue? There appears to be no tech savvy staff on the help line. Stressful when trying to stay in touch with family in hospital.! Service has been faultless for 18 months, but 5 days off air is unacceptable, now transitioning to another provider.

Value for Money
5/5
Customer Service
1/5
Local Reception
4/5
Transparency
3/5
Incentivised Review No
Plan TypePre-Paid Sim Only
Plan Cost per Month$25.00
Included Data per Month18 GB
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Paul
Paul

0417851232 and 0402552618

Pennytel
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Hi Paul,

Thank you for this. I will look into this today for you.

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Peter
PeterCanberra
  • 2 reviews
  • 1 like

Good value

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Coverage seems ok for our area. We are a long way from any tower. Download speeds are quite good and I appreciated the extra data included in my basic package.

Value for Money
4/5
Incentivised Review No
Plan TypePre-Paid Sim Only
klubear
klubearGreater Melbourne (Inner), VIC
  • 33 reviews
  • 29 likes

Nope.

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I changed provider because I struggled with Optus signal ... ..now signal is worse!! And just to add insult to injury after submitting a query regarding this I am now left with out a phone service god knows why!
My payment details are recorded on my account. ...yet they have not used it..instead barred me. I can't even call to fix it!
I'm a single mum, have a chronic illness I'm and injured. I cannot be without a phone!
When I get time I will be changing providers.

Value for Money
1/5
Customer Service
1/5
Local Reception
1/5
Incentivised Review No
Plan TypePre-Paid Sim Only
Plan Cost per Month$15.99
Included Data per Month3 GB
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klubear
klubear

I CAN'T CALL!!
That is my problem!
Account number is 743134

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Peteratne
PeteratneMetropolitan Adelaide, SA
  • 7 reviews
  • 1 like

Nothing to complain about

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No complaints re Pennytel service but nothing to exceptional either that would prompt me to give 5 stars. The service has been provided as I signed up for with accurate and easy billing and payments.

I reside in an area of problematic mobile reception so service issues are not of Pennytel's making. And with Covid not much travel so cannot really comment on coverage outside of local area.

Value for Money
4/5
Customer Service
4/5
Local Reception
1/5
Transparency
4/5
Incentivised Review No
Plan TypePre-Paid Sim Only
Plan Cost per Month$11.00
Included Data per Month1 GB
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BernieGesling
BernieGeslingSydney, NSW
  • 2 reviews

Generally good experience

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Enjoyed the PennyTel cheapest service but did not receive enough data for my use in a month.
Made a choice to use another service provider with a higher data download for less money.
Happy PennyTel user, now disconnected

Value for Money
5/5
Customer Service
4/5
Local Reception
5/5
Transparency
4/5
Incentivised Review No
Plan TypePre-Paid Sim Only
Plan Cost per Month$15.99
Included Data per Month1 GB
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Ella MPennytel
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recycleO'Connor 2602, ACT
  • 5 reviews
  • 5 likes

The worse "support " ever always a hassle

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Value for Money
4/5
Customer Service
1/5
Local Reception
3/5
Transparency
1/5
Incentivised Review No
Plan TypePre-Paid Sim Only
Plan Cost per Month$32.00
Included Data per Month20 GB
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hubert1948
hubert1948Mid North Coast, NSW

Not to bad

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Some dropouts and not able to connect.Have bad reception at home sometimes 1or 2 bars Telstra mobile have more how can you improve my service l hope you will respond to my post

Value for Money
5/5
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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Questions & Answers

Kevin S.
Kevin S.asked

Why is me service disconnected when ihave not received a nill

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Peter v.
Peter v.

Maybe I could help better if the question was actually in recognisable English.

Steve H.
Steve H.asked

Do I have to cancel my current provider when I changeover

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Rick M.
Rick M.asked

Is there a model of Cel-Fi Repeater which will work with Pennytel 4G SIMs on the Telstra wholesale network in Sydney?

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Rick M.
Rick M.

- at around AUD 1000 it's an expensive way of improving cellular signal. I'd be REALLY bummed if I went down that path only to find WiFi Calling was made available shortly afterwards!

PeterD
PeterD

I moved from Pennytel to a Vodaphone provider (iiNet). Immediate signal strength improvement and probably cheaper than Cel-Fi.

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