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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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I have just spent 6 days in and around Mildura and i am with Telstra,their service is abysmal 10mins out of town zero signal our freinds pay apremium but they have virtualy no reception without goint

I've been with Optus (via Amaysim) for years and now find that I often get better reception in odd places than Telstra. Today while sitting on the aero club veranda one of the guys was complaining abo

I use the Telstra 5gb one its $50   I just redo it every year. I only use the that Ipad for flying though  

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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Boost mobile have 12 months unlimited voice and 80GB data $150, uses full Telstra network

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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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On 08/09/2020 at 2:21 PM, onetrack said:

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.

I have just spent 6 days in and around Mildura and i am with Telstra,their service is abysmal 10mins out of town zero signal our freinds pay apremium but they have virtualy no reception without goint to the roof of thier house stand on 1 leg and whistle dixie ,and as you are aware it is flat country out there 

Telstra is still amonopoly for country folk

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I tried the Aldi. $ 100 for 365 days.

BUT

It just used my starter monthly pack, & l lost that $ 100,s. No one seem to know how to make the sim use that addon $ 100.

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One of the problems with utilising "resellers" of Telecommunication services (i.e. - those "pop-up" companies that offer a "great phone/data deal", when they have no investment in any communication infrastructure, and have only been created to try and gain a slice of the luscious telecommunications pie), is that, in many cases, these resellers are not given "full access" to the full range of telecommunication facilities, that the infrastructure owners such as Telstra, Vodafone and Optus, own.

 

Telstra, Vodafone and Optus ensure that only those customers who they have a plan with directly, get all the facilities available from their infrastructure.

 

This can mean, if you have a plan with Aldi, Belong, CMobile, Lycomobile, Tangerine Telecom, or Woolworths, etc., you are likely to find restrictions on your service, that are hidden in the fine print - or not even mentioned at all.

 

Those restrictions can amount to lower data speeds and communicative ability restricted in times of tower congestion. These low-cost secondary providers also get dropped back to 3G, when Telstra customers are still on 4G in the same area.

In addition, you don't get the latest services such as 4GX or 5G with the secondary providers.

 

In commercial aviation terms, these secondary providers are in the economy-class boarding queue when it comes to telecommunications, while the customers who have plans directly with the primary providers, are in the business-class queue.

 

Boost is a subsidiary of Telstra and is the only secondary provider that I know of, that provides a full Telstra service. Unfortunately, Telstra service is not what it used to be, and in a number of regions or areas, the likes of Vodaphone and Optus have seen "opportunities", and installed infrastructure that beats Telstra hands-down, for that region.

 

It's becoming a whole new ball game from here on in, as Optus and Telstra have both hived off the ownership of their cell tower infrastructure into new companies, that are promptly being sold off to interested 3rd party investors.

 

This is going to make future cell tower installation and maintenance and upgrades a decidedly different scenario to what we have been used to, as those 3rd party investors will be mostly interested in maximising ROI in the tower networks, and a whole lot less interested in new installations, maintenance and upgrades.

 

What I find interesting is that current ROI in the network infrastructure to the Telcos is 65%. I don't know why the Telcos are getting out of infrastructure ownership with that kind of return, but I guess it's because they can see their costs associated with the network increasing in the future, and the telecommunication competition increasing.

 

https://www.afr.com/street-talk/readying-for-the-year-of-the-telco-tower-deal-20201112-p56e6s

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