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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
Incentivised Review No
Plan TypePost-Paid Sim Only
Plan Cost per Month$18.00
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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
Local Reception
5/5
Transparency
3/5
Incentivised Review No
Plan TypePost-Paid Sim Only
Plan Cost per Month$19.99
Included Data per Month6 GB
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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
Local Reception
4/5
Transparency
3/5
Incentivised Review No
Plan TypePost-Paid Sim Only
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.

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
Local Reception
5/5
Transparency
5/5
Incentivised Review No
Plan TypePost-Paid Sim Only
Plan Cost per Month$22.50
Included Data per Month18 GB
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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
Local Reception
5/5
Transparency
5/5
Incentivised Review No
Plan TypePost-Paid Sim Only
Plan Cost per Month$10.99
Included Data per Month1 GB
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
Local Reception
5/5
Transparency
5/5
Incentivised Review No
Plan TypePost-Paid Sim Only
Plan Cost per Month$9.95
Included Data per Month1 GB
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
Local Reception
3/5
Transparency
5/5
Incentivised Review No
Plan TypePost-Paid Sim Only
Plan Cost per Month$30.00
Included Data per Month28 GB

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Sharon B.
Sharon B.Western Australia

Easy to setup, worked beautifully

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Pennytel sent sim card really quickly, was easy to set up, had much better reception than my previous Optus (had been with for years until service became unreliable). Use phone as a hotspot and this also worked beuatifully and was easy to connect. Overseas inclusions were great, all inclusions were very good value.
Unfortunately, there was no data rollover and so I changed to another provider on the Telstra network (not Telstra, they are overpriced).
Overall, Pennytel would have been my provider of choice but for the rollover. I chose them based on the very good (deserved) reviews.

Value for Money
5/5
Customer Service
5/5
Local Reception
5/5
Transparency
5/5
Incentivised Review No
Plan TypePost-Paid Sim Only
Robert K
Robert KSoutheast, SA
  • 3 reviews
  • 1 like

Account issue resolved.

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I had an account issue and when I got on to the right person my issue was resolved in a very timely manner. Thanks to the team at Pennytel for your help. Happy with my phone coverage as I live in the country and no problems concerning drop-outs. Happy also to learn that the customer service team is now in Australia, so when you need to contact Pennytel you are talking to someone in Australia & not someone from overseas who lives on a farm with chickens and duck noises in the background.

Value for Money
5/5
Customer Service
5/5
Local Reception
5/5
Transparency
5/5
Incentivised Review No
Plan TypePost-Paid Sim Only
Plan Cost per Month$15.99
Included Data per Month3 GB
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Sooz
SoozMid North Coast, NSW

Perfect for me

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The Network coverage in our area can be intermittent but in general I’m reasonably satisfied with service. I haven’t had any trouble with downloads and speed of downloading hasn’t been an issue.

Value for Money
5/5
Customer Service
5/5
Local Reception
3/5
Transparency
4/5
Incentivised Review No
Plan TypePost-Paid Sim Only
Plan Cost per Month$17.99
Included Data per Month8 GB
Alison P.
Alison P.Mid North Coast, NSW

good

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have only been with you 2 months, no drop outs, don't use data much but seems to be of acceptable speed. Don't use data much away from home. Phone coverage is good away from home locally

Local Reception
5/5
Incentivised Review No
Plan TypePost-Paid Sim Only
Plan Cost per Month$15.99
Included Data per Month3 GB

I got what I wanted in switching.

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I switched to Pennytel after difficulties with my previous service - insufficient data at a reasonable price. My plan with Pennytel gives me that. Pennytel has good network coverage for my needs. Download speeds for hot-spotting could be better.

Value for Money
4/5
Customer Service
5/5
Local Reception
4/5
Incentivised Review No
Plan TypePost-Paid Sim Only
Plan Cost per Month$18.00
Included Data per Month8 GB
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wonderful service

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no problems so far its been bloody terrific.i dont use data much at all so cant really comment on data use but the coverage has been great well done pennytel

Value for Money
4/5
Customer Service
4/5
Local Reception
4/5
Incentivised Review No
Plan TypePost-Paid Sim Only
Plan Cost per Month$6.00
Included Data per Month1 GB

Not as good as Optus

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I have experienced a lot of drop outs. The coverage outback is not what I expected.
Downloads are somewhat slower than my previous supplier and drop outs are frequent changing to 3G all the time.

Value for Money
4/5
Customer Service
3/5
Local Reception
4/5
Incentivised Review No
Plan TypePost-Paid Sim Only
Plan Cost per Month$32.00
Bill M.
Bill M.Mid North Coast, NSW
  • 2 reviews
  • 1 like

Economical and reliable

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Good price, coverage seems ok, reasonable service coverage compared to others. We are on a seniors card special plan and it suits our circumstances. We also travel a fair bit and havnt encountered any significant problems with Pennytel

Value for Money
4/5
Customer Service
4/5
Local Reception
3/5
Transparency
4/5
Incentivised Review No
Plan TypePost-Paid Sim Only
Plan Cost per Month$24.00
Included Data per Month18 GB
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Questions & Answers

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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.

- 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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