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Easy to setup, worked beautifully
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.
Excellent service and price
I have had no issues with network coverage.i have had no drop-outs I have had no issues with download speed. I have already been recommending pennytel to friends and family.
Everything has worked well
I am a senior and not at all technical, but I have found everything to do with setting up my Pennytel service very straight forward. Everything has worked as advertised. The small data mobile service is good value.
Account issue resolved.
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.
Best value for money Australian post paid SIM mobile service with FULL VOICE MAIL message bank
Pennytel's small data and mobile service plan to my mobile has been faultless since switching in March. It's only $10.99 (GST included) a month for very good reception and coverage leveraging the Telstra wholesale network as well as outstanding 2 minute uninterrupted voice mail message service. That's extremely rare among most post paid SIM offerings from various telcos. Most post paid SIM telcos only offer voice to text which is a very poor second as far as clear communication is concerned. I'm not a texter. I hate SMS. I needed to offer peop...le who ring me regularly that option especially as it's the main service for my very elderly parents nursing home to call me and they call often and a lot of things can't be communicated effectively in 10 second voice to text or the voice to text doesn't understand Australian English. There's no extra charge to replay and retrieve messages. Phones were meant for voices. The data and smart bits are just shiny add ons that we've got used to but I still use my phone as a phone and the voice mail is critical. There's no nasty voice interrupting when people are leaving messages on this service saying "you've only get 10 seconds left" and wrecking their train of thought. I don't need lots of data because I have WiFi at home and I'm at home a lot. This extra small service may be just right for you as it's only 1 GB of data but if you have WiFi this is the most affordable with bells on you can get. If you need more data and also want the message bank that I needed, just check out their bigger data plans. Oh and their call centre is more responsive in a much faster time than most big telcos.
best value ever
We travel frequently to Queensland and to south west NSW via both city and country towns .Before changing to pennytel we checked their coverage area even in the remote towns we were still able to get mobile reception. When down loading date the speeds are good enough for videos etc.
Update on my Pennytel.
I used Telstra before and found apart from your much cheaper prices the service was just as good as Telstra. I have found the area covered has been excellent and have not experienced any drop outs
A seamless tansfer from my old provider , coverage is very good , speed is also good. Pricing is excellent & process for signing up was very easy. Simply everything works as it should at the right price.
Cheap reliable service that meets my needs
As I only use my mobile phone for voice calls and texts with almost no data usage, a Pennytel plan suited my needs exactly at only a fraction of the cost of my previous provider . Setting up the account and transferring my number was easy and efficient. Coverage is reliable in a regional city but I have not tested it in remote areas.
Very reliable. No dropouts. Download speeds are fine. Sorry but I find it too hard to put thirty words into a review that can be done with just a few that covers everything wanted.
Very glad I changed to Pennytel
I’m paying half the price of my previous provider and the coverage and download speeds are much the same. Everything involved in switching over is easy, so go for it.
Reception has been excellent everywhere we have been All uses of my mobile related to the provider’s service have be of the very best.
Very happy with our choice to go with Pennytel.
Fabulous mobile phone coverage.
Great network coverage same as our previous provider.
Easy to apply with Pennytel no hidden costs involved.
Very happy with the service plus it is much cheaper and provides more
data, wish I had switched much earlier.
Perfect plan and service for us.
My husband and I are very happy with Pennytel, the network coverage and data download speeds are excellent, the price is great and the politeness and help whenever we call is very much appreciated.
Perfect for me
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.
No dropouts etc, every thing is a ok. Would recommend to others particularly for the value. I don’t have anything to add, but have to (why?) have a least 30 words.
Great service. No problems
I have no complaints with the coverage and no dropouts that I have experienced.
Download speeds are fast enough for what I need. I have 2 mobiles on my account and have not had a problem with either.
Very good service and support and importantly excellent value
I have been a customer for over 12 months. I live in Castlemaine area however I have traveled around Victoria( Gippsland Lakes, Koroit, Mildura , Mount Hotham , Beechworth, Melbourne) as well as Broken Hill, Adelaide , Brisbane ,Sunshine Coast .along with many interstate calls to family and friends. At no time have I experienced lack of network availability or any drop out of service. Moreover while I use little or no data offered in my Pennytel package the cost of the service is markedly less than I previously paid to Telstra.
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
As good as a mobile network should be.
Not had any problems with network availabilty or dropouts, but then again it is using the Telstra network and not Optus. I just wanted a provider that works where I live and was reasonably priced. Was unsure of the amount of data I would need but the included data with their base plan satisfies my needs.
I got what I wanted in switching.
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.
Great deal for when you just need calls and texting
I wanted a plan for a child's first phone that had unlimited calls but limited data...this was it! Very easy to sign up, receive the SIM card and activate. It was such a good plan that I set up my father-in-law with the same plan.
Excellent service and value for money
Usually reliable doesn't seem to drop out any more than Telstra. Download speeds are adequate for my needs. Had Telstra for many years and have noticed very little difference between them.
We have three mobile phones with Pennytel. None of us use our phones often but have found Pennytel excellent. Coverage is great in our regional area and for people who don't use mobile phones for anything other than to make an occasional call, the cost is good and, unlike some other providers, not a waste of money. The staff are genuinely courteous, respectful and professional - and not patronisingly so like some Telcos.
Economical good service
Coverage of the Telstra network at an economical price. More than doubled my data allowance at no extra cost soon after I joined! No problems with reception or download speed.
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