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It's okay, Gympie area unreliable connection

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I don't use my phone that often, and generally in the South-East QLD area the connection seems fine, but when I visit Gympie area, the connection is unreliable. That worries me, because the more remote you are, the more a phone becomes a lifeline. (Oh wow, they make you jump through so many hoops to post a review here.)

Value for Money
5/5
Customer Service
3/5
Local Reception
3/5
Transparency
3/5
Incentivised Review No
Plan TypePre-Paid Sim Only
Plan Cost per Month$7.69
Included Data per Month1 GB
Pennytel
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vrxbeachboy
vrxbeachboy
  • 24 reviews
  • 10 likes

Not to bad but reception could improve.

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The cost is ok and transfer was easy. However it seems like the reception is worse on Pennytel than regular telstra. It seems like the bandwidth for data and the signal strength are both limited on the telstra re sellers networks such as Pennytel I can easily compare this as I have a regular telstra sim card in my phone for work. I understand that the bandwidth should be limited but having the calls drop out due to what appears to be a lesser signal strength is very annoying but I guess you get what you pay for.

Value for Money
4/5
Customer Service
5/5
Local Reception
1/5
Transparency
5/5
Incentivised Review No
Plan TypePre-Paid Sim Only
Plan Cost per Month$20.00
Included Data per Month3 GB
Pennytel
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vrxbeachboy
vrxbeachboy

Acc:735859 Quakers Hill / Schofields NSW, Thanks

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LynneS
LynneSMid North Coast, NSW
  • 2 reviews

JUST THE SAME

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Mid North Coast NSW Pacific H'way blackspots, absolutely no reception. Bad reception at my home in Lakewood NSW. Part of Telstra so no surprise really. I was hopeful. BUT so much cheaper for the same deal as Telstra with same coverage or Optus with almost non-existent coverage at my home

Value for Money
4/5
Local Reception
2/5
Incentivised Review No
Plan TypePre-Paid Sim Only
Plan Cost per Month$20.00
Included Data per Month4 GB
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Anthony S.
Anthony S.Central, TAS

Not good

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Service excellent inLaunceston Data usage at lake leake very poor my residence data download speeds are very slow have to go elsewhere to pay bills or to do banking phone service lake leake ok

Customer Service
5/5
Local Reception
3/5
Transparency
5/5
Incentivised Review No
Plan TypePost-Paid with Phone
Plan Cost per Month$11.95
Included Data per Month2 GB
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Nic_Fuller
Nic_FullerSouth-Eastern Region, NSW
  • 4 reviews
  • 2 likes

Service is so very dubious that I cannot rely on it.

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Grabben Gullen, NSW 2583 has incredibly poor coverage making farm/business life so very hard.
Are there any plans to improve this area?
Currently school children are unable to access the internet with their Google Classroom work.

Value for Money
4/5
Customer Service
4/5
Local Reception
3/5
Transparency
4/5
Incentivised Review No
Plan TypePre-Paid Sim Only
Plan Cost per Month$15.00
Included Data per Month10 GB
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DAve
DAveCorowa
  • 2 reviews

no coverage at our home

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We still get no coverage unless I go out and stand in the street. When we were away recently, we got good coverage , even on the ship that was way off the coast of Aus. It is much cheaper than the others.

Incentivised Review No
Plan TypePost-Paid with Phone
Included Data per Month1 GB
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DAve
DAve

doesent matter if you have a map, I still get no coverage.

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Nick Horn
Nick HornNarrabundah 2604, ACT

Good plan but max data rules not properly explained

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Positives
1. This and other Pennytel mobile plans are well priced and generally well explained in its marketing.
2. Mobile reception is excellent.
3. Customer service is excellent. Each time I have contacted customer service I have spoken to a real person without delay and each time the immediate issue was dealt with promptly and satisfactorily.
Negatives
1. Our initial bill was incorrect. It applied a discount only to one account not both. Also the first bill after we changed our plan recently was incorrect (we were overcharged).
2. The charge for using data over the allowance seems punitive ($10 for 1 GB)
3. The charge for using data over the allowance is not advertised up front at all. This is deceptive.

Value for Money
5/5
Customer Service
5/5
Local Reception
5/5
Transparency
3/5
Incentivised Review No
Plan TypePre-Paid Sim Only
Plan Cost per Month$24.99
Included Data per Month10 GB
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kauchter
kauchterTasmania
  • 2 reviews
  • 1 like

No coverage outback Qld

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I cancelled because i didnt get coverage in areas i needed it when travelling though i could get coverage with telstra directly which is a pity. Telstra keep coverage for their own clients unless you in big city

Customer Service
4/5
Local Reception
5/5
Transparency
5/5
Incentivised Review No
Plan TypePost-Paid with Phone
Plan Cost per Month$11.00
Included Data per Month2 GB
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James
JamesSydney, NSW

Happy with performance so far No major hassles.

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Happy with service no problems so far
Some drop out in Bathurst no service in drive through Blue Mountains downloads ok I use my home wifi for most of my downloada

Value for Money
4/5
Customer Service
3/5
Local Reception
4/5
Transparency
3/5
Incentivised Review No
Plan TypePre-Paid Sim Only
Plan Cost per Month$10.00
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Ron Cugley
Ron CugleyGoulburn Valley, VIC

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I have had frequent dropouts with the phone, and the internet data wont load inside the house and is not fast enough thanks a part from that the service is not to bad

Value for Money
4/5
Customer Service
3/5
Local Reception
2/5
Transparency
3/5
Incentivised Review No
Plan TypePre-Paid Sim Only
Plan Cost per Month$29.95
Included Data per Month5 GB
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Ron Cugley
Ron Cugley

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Questions & Answers

lee c.
lee c.asked

does Pennytel allow for 19 numbers for text.
with respect

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Oz Travellers
Oz Travellers

I don't know, suggest you contact Pennytel, real easy to talk to.

DLVR2U
DLVR2U

When u say "allow for 19 numbers for text" do u mean can u send the same text msg to 19 different numbers all at once ?

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Pennytel Pennytel

Hi Lee,

19 numbers are considered Premium Service numbers, the person dialling or sms’ing the number pays for the call / sms itself and is at a premium rate for that service. The rate is not set by Pennytel as it is a third party number and service. Pennytel barr the ability to access these numbers due to the premium charges and to avoid bill shock for customers.

Regards,
Pennytel

Jennifer S.
Jennifer S.asked

We have had no ph service for 2 weeks , and had no satisfaction from the numerous calls we've put into pennytell?

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Pennytel
Pennytel Pennytel

Hi Jennifer, thanks for reaching out. We're here to help! We have sent you a message to assist.
- Pennytel.

Not happy customer
Not happy customerasked

Why can’t I send pictures using my iphone 8

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Peter
Peter

I know very little about smart phones, but my Nokia does send photo's.

Pennytel
Pennytel Pennytel

Thanks for reaching out. This may be a setting on your phone, we can assist with troubleshooting this for you.
We have sent you a message to get your Pennytel mobile details.

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International Roaming Offered Yes
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