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Peter
PeterSouthern and Hills, SA

You asked for it.

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Its ok so far for me on Kangaroo Island. I dont use my smart phone very much for calls, only sometimes txts. I use it for Skype when its turned on and I am away from my PC at home. I doubt very much that I am using so many MB at all per month, but it would be nice for you to let me, and your other customers know how many MB we use monthly. I'm 79 yrs young, quite deaf, and hate voice mails, so I delete them when they appear on my phone. I would like them stopped to enter my phone if possible. Thank you.

Value for Money
4/5
Customer Service
5/5
Pennytel
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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
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Happy I changed over to you.

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Happy with all aspects so far.
Coverage OK, download speed fine by me.
I chose pennyroyal as it offered me best price for the limited way I use my mobile .
I don't have a Landline.

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Value for Money
4/5
Incentivised Review No
Pennytel
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Thanks for sharing your experience!

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The Pennytel Team

Alicia
AliciaGreater Melbourne (Inner), VIC

Great personal service

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Fab that this is an Aussie company with Aussie staff. Easy to switch. Good price.
Very efficient, friendly staff without waiting ages.
Due to Melbourne's lockdown, haven't tested further afield.
Website ok.

Incentivised Review No
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good service

published

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
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Mary
MarySydney, NSW
  • 3 reviews
  • 1 like

A bit slow

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I found that when I am out and about, the data speed can be quite slow. However, the phone connections are good. I've experienced dropouts, but usually when driving hands-free.

Value for Money
3/5
Customer Service
3/5
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  • 2 reviews

So far so good.

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No problems to date, have noticed strength of signal is often lower to what it was prior to switching. With Covid lockdown I've been unable to check reception far from home.

Value for Money
5/5
Customer Service
5/5
Pennytel
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Thank you for giving us a go!
Regards,
The Pennytel Team

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Del
DelMid North Coast, NSW

Good service, no problems.

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No problems so far, all running smoothly in my area. Can’t comment on Network coverage in country areas yet. Did recommend Pennytel to family and received reward promptly thank you.

Value for Money
4/5
Customer Service
5/5
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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
Pennytel
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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.

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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
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
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
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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

Good for the farm

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So far network has been 100% reliable with no dropouts that I have been aware of. Download speeds meet my expectations. Just as good as telstra, even in remote hilly location on the farm

Value for Money
5/5
Incentivised Review No
Plan TypePost-Paid with Phone
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
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Questions & Answers

Not happy customer
Not happy customerasked

Why can’t I send pictures using my iphone 8

2 answers
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.

- The Pennytel Team

Graham
Grahamasked

Hey guys,

I don't want to write a negative review yet, but I've had nothing but problems with the sim card. Keep freezing and reloading Everytime I try and make a call or cuts me off during a call. It's not my phone as previous sim card with a rival worked. I've put in a ticket request but I didn't get a reply.

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Graham
Graham

Also my internet freezes over and over and over.

Barb
Barb

Hello dear Graham, I am so sorry and very surprised to read you are having problems with the Pennytel sim card. I dont know what "put in a ticket request" means - suggest you phone Pennytel and speak personally with one of their Staff. Request a new sim card too. Can't help you with your Internet freezing. Could it be the location you live? Best wishes, Barb.

Graham
Graham

Definitely not location I live in. I'm not that far from the CBD really. It never happened with my previous Sim. Sim card error message comes up and affects everything unfortunately.

Jaklyn H.
Jaklyn H.asked

Hi, just wondering if the 1GB plan covers MMS as well as SMS?

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Barbara A
Barbara A

Yes, all texts both MMS & SMS are unlimited provided they are made in Aust to Aust mobiles.
Hope this helps you make a decision.

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Network UsedTelstra
International Roaming Offered Yes
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