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Pennytel
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Easy to switch over
Reliable connection
Great value for money

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rohloffp
rohloffpSouth East Queensland, QLD
  • 2 reviews
  • 1 like

Pennytel use only a PART of the Telstra network.

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Bought a Pennytel plan for travelling Australia based on them using the Telstra network. What a MAJOR disappointment! VERY poor coverage away from the east coast of Australia. They claim to cover most Telstra service locations but we found very, very little coverage, and they are not transparent about it! My partner has a plan direct with Telstra and she gets coverage when my Pennytel plan most ties doesn't. DO NOT rely on a Pennytel plan for travel around Australia. Based on experience, they only service the east coast. Am searching for an alternate provider.

Value for Money
2/5
Customer Service
3/5
Local Reception
1/5
Transparency
2/5
Incentivised Review No
Plan TypePre-Paid Sim Only
Included Data per Month15 GB
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Peter
PeterSouthern and Hills, SA
  • 2 reviews
  • 1 like

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
Local Reception
4/5
Transparency
5/5
Incentivised Review No
Plan TypePre-Paid Sim Only
Plan Cost per Month$11.00
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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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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
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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
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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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sternbeck
sternbeckHunter Region, NSW
  • 2 reviews

very good service from personel cant fault them at all

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Yes the phone does drop out often mainly in morning to arvo but good nite time ,,, if I sit on my front verahanda facing east it doesnt fade out as much

Value for Money
5/5
Customer Service
5/5
Local Reception
3/5
Transparency
5/5
Incentivised Review No
Plan TypePost-Paid with Phone
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
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Ruth S.
Ruth S.Central West, NSW

Great service

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Price and service are great. Coverage is very widespread, no dropouts and great download speeds. Have recommended to many of my friends. Very happy all round. How do you do it for the price??

Value for Money
5/5
Local Reception
5/5
Transparency
4/5
Incentivised Review No
Plan TypePost-Paid with Phone
Plan Cost per Month$11.00
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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
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Florence Haran
Florence HaranSydney, NSW

Still waiting for the replacement sim !!!!!

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My network is not working so therefore I can not really comment until I get the replacemnt sim card.
Paolo who helped me organise he new sim was great and went up and beyond to help but if this is how long it takes to get a replacement then I don't know if I will still be a customer.

Value for Money
1/5
Customer Service
5/5
Local Reception
1/5
Incentivised Review No
Plan TypePre-Paid Sim Only
Plan Cost per Month$10.00
Included Data per Month1 GB
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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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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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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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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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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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