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Thursday, July 8, 2010

Cheapest $1/month prepaid mobile plan

I've recently been looking for a new pre-paid mobile plan which is cheap enough to use as a spare SIM. I came across this TPG Budget Mobile plan which is worth having a look at and discussing. Have a look at their rates and services. I am particularly impressed with the fact that you can use 50mb data per month for only $1 which would be good  to have for anyone who likes to check their email on the go through a more reliable phone network (TPG uses Optus).

Initial cost   $40 ($20 credit)
YES TIME Can receive, not call
Calls to TPG Mobiles $0.10 flagfall + $0.099 Per Min, billed per Sec

National Calls to non-TPG Mobiles & Landlines $0.10 flagfall + $0.099 Per Min, billed per Sec

Voicemail Deposit $0.15 Per 30 Sec
Voicemail Retrieval $0.15 Per 30 Sec
Diversions $0.099 Per 30 Sec
SMS National $0.099 Per SMS
SMS International $0.20 Per SMS
MMS National $0.60 Per MMS
MMS International $0.60 Per MMS
Data $0.0275 Per MB
(WAP over GPRS and Wireless Internet) (billed per 100KB session)
13/1300 numbers $0.35 flagfall +$1.02 Per Min
1800 numbers $0.35 flagfall +  $0.62 Per 30 Sec


  1. I am on this plan and find it very good value for money. The data access can be flaky but as far as call costs go, you will be hard pressed to find a better plan.

  2. I just saw your post about TPG's prepaid mobile plan. it might be a little outdated, as 50MB is a very small amount of data.

    I just found a plan at ("Da Bomb" plan) and it has 2GB data, 3000 mins talk and 2000 text messages for $40 per month, so comparable costs to the TPG plan, but you get a lot more for the same $40.