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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
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
Pennytel
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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
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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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
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
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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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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hubert1948
hubert1948Mid North Coast, NSW

Not to bad

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Some dropouts and not able to connect.Have bad reception at home sometimes 1or 2 bars Telstra mobile have more how can you improve my service l hope you will respond to my post

Value for Money
5/5
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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Ella MPennytel

Below Average

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Had good network coverage to begin with, but after about a month, its dropped to zero bars on my phone at home, which is a real pain. Coverage is better in other places, but terrible at home. I queried this about 6 weeks ago and am still waiting for a reply. They are very slow replying to simple queries.

Value for Money
3/5
Customer Service
2/5
Local Reception
2/5
Transparency
2/5
Incentivised Review No
Plan TypePre-Paid Sim Only
Plan Cost per Month$25.00
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Ella MPennytel

Easy top up

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I travelled over the last month within the state and service remained constant. I needed extra data and it was very easy to buy more from the app and received an email for verification.

Value for Money
5/5
Local Reception
4/5
Incentivised Review No
Plan TypePre-Paid Sim Only
Plan Cost per Month$15.00
Included Data per Month2 GB
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Ella MPennytel
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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
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Very pleased I found Pennytel

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I am very happy with this new carrier, Pennytel. The rates are far more competitive to all other pre-paid services. I have even recommended Pennytel to my friends and one even switched today. The only complaint I have had is that in our area, Telstra has been working on the lines twice since my signing up, and this has caused me to have little to no service for a few days. Inconvenient, but not really Pennytel's fault. Otherwise I'm very pleased with the value for money.

Value for Money
5/5
Customer Service
5/5
Local Reception
5/5
Transparency
5/5
Plan TypePre-Paid Sim Only
Included Data per Month10 GB
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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
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Acc:735859 Quakers Hill / Schofields NSW, Thanks

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Questions & Answers

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
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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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