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Pros

Easy to switch over
Reliable connection
Great value for money

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longbourne
longbourneGreater Melbourne (Outer), VIC
  • 4 reviews
  • 2 likes

Do not get back to you despite numerous promises to do so

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I have for some months asked about money which was taken out of my credit card which I did not authorize. After ending emails and phone calls, no one has been able to answer my question or got back to me. This is very poor service. Very disappointing that staff do not keep their word to get back to you. My phone often drops out during phone calls as well.

Value for Money
4/5
Customer Service
1/5
Local Reception
3/5
Transparency
1/5
Incentivised Review No
Plan TypePost-Paid with Phone
Plan Cost per Month$12.00
Included Data per Month1 GB
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Damien
DamienNew South Wales
  • 5 reviews
  • 22 likes

Great Price! Terrible Support! Poor Quality! Poor Service!

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Not the same PENNYTEL!!! Pennytel used to be amazing. It supported numerous VOIP functions and features that no longer exist. After paying over $80 I then found out this was a new company and the reason these features did not exist, is that they simply bought the domain name!!!
Very clever! Very misleading! >>> USE MYNETFONE ($$) OR SIPTALK ($) <<<

Value for Money
3/5
Customer Service
1/5
Local Reception
2/5
Transparency
1/5
Incentivised Review No
Plan TypePost-Paid with Phone
Plan Cost per Month$49.00
Included Data per Month3 GB
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Tony at Oberon NSW
Tony at Oberon NSWCentral West, NSW
  • 2 reviews
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No problems with the mobile service but unhappy with handset sales.

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I have been using the Pennytel $10.99 monthly plan since February 2019 after switching from Optus. It suits my needs and I'm happy with it. However, in August I took up their offer of purchasing a Nokia 3.2 handset for $186.75. For some reason, Pennytel sent me two handsets and debited my credit card for both. I arranged to return the unwanted one and get a refund. The goods were confirmed returned, but despite numerous enquiries by phone and email, have not yet, at 13 September, received the refund. Very frustrated and annoyed about this.

Value for Money
2/5
Customer Service
2/5
Local Reception
4/5
Transparency
2/5
Incentivised Review No
Plan TypePost-Paid with Phone
Plan Cost per Month$10.99
Included Data per Month1 GB
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Not really value for money

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When there is no service majority of the time I haven’t really experienced any drop out of the network.
The speeds of data is very slow and I don’t think anything can be done

Value for Money
1/5
Customer Service
1/5
Local Reception
1/5
Transparency
2/5
Incentivised Review No
Plan TypePost-Paid with Phone
Plan Cost per Month$11.99
Included Data per Month1 GB
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Questions & Answers

Barbara B.
Barbara B.asked

Do you have an NBN plan

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Carmy A.
Carmy A.asked

Hi Pennytel
I’m strongly considering coming across to Pennytel, but I have some questions for you. Is your service capped through out the day? At this moment with Belong, my service is forever dropping, sending and receiving messages are delayed. Phone calls don’t go through or aren’t received and Internet access and streaming are at its worse. Will this happen with your service?

Thanks,

CA
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Mark
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Hi
How and were to find the pennytel mobile app, I can’t find it the App Store .

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About Pennytel

Pennytel is a mobile and NBN service provider that has been in operation since 2007 and has been offering low data plans in all Australian regions since 2013. Their mission is to give Australians mobile and NBN services that are simple to use, represent great value, and have great coverage.

Some features of Pennytel mobile plans include:

  • SIM-only plans on the Telstra network.
  • No lock-in contracts.
  • Plans ranging from $10.99 to $69 a month, where you can choose between 1GB and 100GB of data.

Internet plans don’t have lock-in contracts either, and range from $39.99 a month for 100GB to $99 a month for unlimited data, large file sharing, and a typical evening speed of 100Mbps.

You can also bundle mobile and Internet plans for a discount.

Points of praise:

  • Most reviewers found that changing to Pennytel from a different provider was a seamless, fuss-free experience.
  • They also found that the network coverage and connection was reliable and didn’t drop out, with speeds meeting their needs and expectations.
  • Reviewers appreciated the competitive prices of the plans available, saying that they represented great value for money. A few reviewers also noted that the lack of hidden costs made the plans even more appealing.
CategoryMobile Phone Service Providers
Network UsedTelstra
International Roaming Offered Yes
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