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If you have an ABN, look at data share SIM, that way you can share the data with your phone/other devices (needs to be by the same provider). Telstra is $5/month incl 100MB.

I think Telstra dropped the data share SIM for personal use, they don't show anymore.

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If you have an ABN, look at data share SIM, that way you can share the data with your phone/other devices (needs to be by the same provider). Telstra is $5/month incl 100MB.

I think Telstra dropped the data share SIM for personal use, they don't show anymore.

Hi Just purchased a mini Ipad cellular and sorting a plan. Just had a quick look in Telstra and could not see it in personal. Just want to save connecting to my phone. Was going to ask at a telstra store during the week. If I can get the 5/mth that would be excellent. My phone is a work phone so looking at working of my wife's phone plan. Cheers

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Telstra offer a sim only data plan for $5 per month, it’s part of your mobile phone plan and uses your mobile phone data allowance. I’ve been using it for years. Ozrunways uses very little data.

For personal use do you apply online or need to go into a telstra shop? Thanks

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For personal use do you apply online or need to go into a telstra shop? Thanks

 

no personal data share anymore, now it is possible only with business plans! If you switch to business your phone continues to work, no number change and plans are generally the same as personal, but you need ABN.

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Thanks for info.. I did have a look at Telstra a coulpe of days ago and could not find the $50 data plan. I'll give Boost a look tonight. Cheers.

 

I don't think Telstra do that plan any more.....I found it only on a comparison with a current plan. Implies to me that it's an old one.

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For the real cheapskates amongst us (yeah, I'm looking into the mirror), ALDI has a $15 prepaid data plan, 365 days expiry, using MOST of the Telstra network.

Renew as required. Lasts me about 6 months or so, and takes seconds to renew via their app

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For the real cheapskates amongst us (yeah, I'm looking into the mirror), ALDI has a $15 prepaid data plan, 365 days expiry, using MOST of the Telstra network.

Renew as required. Lasts me about 6 months or so, and takes seconds to renew via their app

This plan doesn't seem to come with any data...you pay 5 cents per MB so your $15 gets you 300Mb....doesn't seem like much. I might buy one and do some testing to see what I actually consume while flying (do all my downlaods and prep on wifi)

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ALDI has a $15 prepaid data plan, 365 days expiry, using MOST of the Telstra network.

 

I strongly recommend that you compare the coverage maps. The key phrase with ALDI is "MOST of the Telstra network" - you will note for example that while Telstra has coverage almost all the way across the Nullarbor, Aldi has NONE. Zip. Zilch. We use a Telstra simm in a tablet for our road trips, because in our experience Telstra has the best coverage, hands down. Our current one is a prepaid for $70 which lasts 180 days and gives 35GB - data only, no calls or texts. But things change all the time - I can's see that one on the website now.

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I strongly recommend that you compare the coverage maps. The key phrase with ALDI is "MOST of the Telstra network" - you will note for example that while Telstra has coverage almost all the way across the Nullarbor, Aldi has NONE. Zip. Zilch. We use a Telstra simm in a tablet for our road trips, because in our experience Telstra has the best coverage, hands down. Our current one is a prepaid for $70 which lasts 180 days and gives 35GB - data only, no calls or texts. But things change all the time - I can's see that one on the website now.

This is 100% correct the Aldi plan will not work well enough for aircraft.

I use my phone Bluetoothed to the Ipad you don't have to pay twice for a data connection. I have a wifi connection to my skyecho and internet data from my phone both connected to my ipad. Zero issues no extra sim cards and data costs.

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I use my phone Bluetoothed to the Ipad you don't have to pay twice for a data connection.

 

Similar here. Our tablet becomes our own private Wireless Access Point when there is no free one around to use. Or even when there is - free public wifi is not necessarily secure, so I would NOT recommend doing your banking on it.

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I don't think Telstra do that plan any more.....I found it only on a comparison with a current plan. Implies to me that it's an old one.

Yes thats correct. I was on the $50 deal for years and when i renewed recently it was gone!

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Telstra are currently changing their plans again, and restricting the features offered. It's a real pea-and-thimble trick, trying to keep up with the way they operate - but nothing has changed with Telstra, they specialise in bamboozling their clients, so they have no idea what they are paying for, or what they're getting.

But Telstra are the only real choice if you want to travel around Australia, they cover a lot more regional areas than any other operator.

Only in a few remote places, where the likes of Optus has beaten them to the draw, will you be disadvantaged by being with Telstra.

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Yes thats correct. I was on the $50 deal for years and when i renewed recently it was gone!

 

How very irritating. That $70/35GB prepaid with 6 month expiry suited us very nicely, what's there now somewhat less. Oh well, by the time we need to recharge it will be different again! I can hardly wait....NOT. :freaked:

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Looks like Boost has done away with their 6 month pre paid plans too.

$200/85 GB for 12 months remain though......

One of the reasons I keep my data use on a separate sim is so I can easily swap sims and companies and not worry about the number as it's largely irrelevant. That way I can always chase the best deal.

I'm still with Boost monthly pre paid with data rolled over......

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As some have mentioned, just connect your ipad to your phone via wifi hotspot. You're already paying for the phone sim so no extra cost. I am with Telstra prepaid. $30 month ( set to auto recharge and they give you 30 days, not 28). Data rolls over up to 200 GB limit and available as long you you recharge before the next rollover date ( set up auto recharge) .I've never run out of data and hover around the 200 GB limit anyway. I don't even think about it.

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9 minutes ago, Kyle Communications said:

I use the Telstra 5gb one its $50

 

I just redo it every year. I only use the that Ipad for flying though

 

Sounds good, I cannot find that one on the Telstra site. Where should I look for it. Thanks Mark.

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On 07/06/2020 at 9:04 AM, pluessy said:

If you have an ABN, look at data share SIM, that way you can share the data with your phone/other devices (needs to be by the same provider). Telstra is $5/month incl 100MB.

I think Telstra dropped the data share SIM for personal use, they don't show anymore.

IIRC, getting an ABN takes about five minutes online. 

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