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20
month
good mates
10GB data
big mobile data
10GB of data per month
unlimited talk & text
to standard Aussie numbers
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postpaid mobile with no contracts
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save when you bundle with an internet plan
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unlimited local, national, and mobile calls
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data banking on all plans
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no plan change fees
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$
25
month
better mates
20GB data
TIDAL music subscription included upon activation on this plan*
*terms & conditions apply
big mobile data
20GB of data per month
unlimited talk & text
to standard Aussie numbers
unlimited international calls & sms
to 15 selected countries
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postpaid mobile with no contracts
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save when you bundle with an internet plan
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unlimited local, national, and mobile calls
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data banking on all plans
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award-winning Aussie support
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no plan change fees
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$
30
month
great mates
30GB data
TIDAL music subscription included upon activation on this plan*
*terms & conditions apply
big mobile data
30GB of data per month
unlimited talk & text
to standard Aussie numbers
unlimited international calls & sms
to 15 selected countries
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postpaid mobile with no contracts
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save when you bundle with an internet plan
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unlimited local, national, and mobile calls
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data banking on all plans
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award-winning Aussie support
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no plan change fees
need help choosing the right plan?
$
35
month
best mates
40GB data
TIDAL music subscription included upon activation on this plan*
*terms & conditions apply
big mobile data
40GB of data per month
unlimited talk & text
to standard Aussie numbers
unlimited international calls & sms
to 15 selected countries
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postpaid mobile with no contracts
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save when you bundle with an internet plan
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unlimited local, national, and mobile calls
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data banking on all plans
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award-winning Aussie support
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no plan change fees
need help choosing the right plan?
$
40
month
soul mates
50GB data
TIDAL music subscription included upon activation on this plan*
*terms & conditions apply
big mobile data
50GB of data per month
unlimited talk & text
to standard Aussie numbers
unlimited international calls & sms
to 15 selected countries
sign-up now
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postpaid mobile with no contracts
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save when you bundle with an internet plan
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unlimited local, national, and mobile calls
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data banking on all plans
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award-winning Aussie support
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no plan change fees
need help choosing the right plan?
$
50
month
elite mates
70GB data
TIDAL music subscription included upon activation on this plan*
*terms & conditions apply
big mobile data
70GB of data per month
unlimited talk & text
to standard Aussie numbers
unlimited international calls & sms
to 15 selected countries
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postpaid mobile with no contracts
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save when you bundle with an internet plan
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unlimited local, national, and mobile calls
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data banking on all plans
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award-winning Aussie support
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no plan change fees
need help choosing the right plan?

why mate mobile?

frequently asked questions

can I transfer my mobile number?

Yes, with our SIM only mobile plans, you can transfer your existing mobile number. You do so via a self activation process which you can complete here once you receive the SIM card(s)

what is data banking?

Data banking allows you to keep your unused data each month!

Let’s say you are on our 40GB mobile plan - in this case, you would start your monthly cycle with 40GB of data.

At the end of the month, you’ve only used 20GB of your allocated data. Instead of losing the remaining 20GB of mobile data, it will effectively get added to your "bank" for when you need it.

You would now have a total of 60GB of data (40GB for this month + 20GB of "banked" data from last month).

The amount of data you can bank varies depending on your plan.

what countries are included in the unlimited international calls and SMS?

Unlimited calls and SMS to the following 15 countries are included on selected plans at no additional cost:

  • 1 – Canada
  • 2 – China
  • 3 – Germany
  • 4 – Greece
  • 5 – Hong Kong
  • 6 – India
  • 7 – Ireland
  • 8 – Malaysia
  • 9 – New Zealand
  • 10 – Singapore
  • 11 – South Korea
  • 12 – Thailand
  • 13 – United Kingdom
  • 14 – USA
  • 15 – Vietnam

Any calls made to countries not on the above list are charged at various rates

when will the SIM card be sent to me?

Your SIM card(s) will be dispatched when your order for a SIM only plan is processed and payment is taken. SIM card(s) are shipped via Australia Post within 2 – 10 business days.

do I have to pay for delivery?

Nope! We'll ship out your SIM card(s) free of charge, once your order is processed.

can I get a mobile plan without a mate internet service?

Yes, you certainly can! Our SIM only mobile plans are available on their own, but bundle your mobile with a MATE nbn plan and you'll save $10 per month on your internet!

are there any contracts?

None! Ever. This is a no-contract SIM only mobile plan

important mobile stuff

mobile – international call charges

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financial hardship

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mobile – price table summary

This is the summarised MATE mobile price table - valid from 01/07/2021

general

Increments (Calls) Per 60 seconds
Increments (Data) Per Kilobyte (kB)
Standard Text Message (SMS) 160 characters

call pricing

Emergency Calls (000, 112) Free within Australia
1800 Numbers Free within Australia
13/1300 Numbers Free within Australia
1100 Dial Before You Dig Free within Australia
19 Numbers (Special Services) Disabled – Not Available
Directory Assistance (1223) Flagfall $0.95 + $0.05 per minute
Call Forwarding Australia Free within Australia
Call Forwarding International Charged at International Call Rates
National Video Calling Flagfall $0.33 + $0.88 per minute
International Video Calling Flagfall $0.44 + $1.48 per minute
Telstra Mobile Satellite Flagfall $0.39 + $1.20 per minute
Optus MobileSat Flagfall $0.36 + $1.98 per minute

other pricing

Voicemail Retrieval Free within Australia
National Fixed Line Calls Free within Australia
National Mobile Network Calls Free within Australia
Flagfall Free within Australia
National SMS Free within Australia
International SMS $0.75 per SMS
SMS to 13/1300 $0.11 per SMS
SMS to 18/1800 $0.11 per SMS
Premium SMS (e.g. to 1-900 numbers) Disabled – Not Available
SMS to Telstra Mobile Satellite [014710, x1, x2, x4, x5, x6] $0.50 per SMS
SMS to Optus MobileSat [01451, x2, x3] $0.50 per SMS
National MMS Free within Australia
National Video MMS $0.77 per MMS
International MMS $0.75 per MMS
International Video MMS $0.77 per MMS
MMS Telstra Mobile Satellite [014710, x1, x2, x4, x5, x6] $0.77 per MMS
MMS Optus MobileSat [01451, x2, x3] $0.77 per MMS
Excess data No automatic charge. $10.00 per 1GB bolt-ons available (maximum of 5)
iMessage Activation Free within Australia

estimated data usage

The amount of data you will use depends on what services/features you access on your MATE mobile service. Some types of files or features use a lot of data. These include:

  • downloading music, photos, movies and software;
  • software updates;
  • streaming video (such as YouTube);
  • playing mobile games online;
  • sending emails with large files attached (such as video, music or picture files);
  • uploading – such as loading photos and videos onto your social networks like Facebook, Instagram, Twitter etc.
  • video and voice calling.

Knowing how much data different activities, like emailing, browsing the internet, and streaming video or audio content use can also help you to keep your data use in check. See an example below:

activity

approximate data used

Sending or receiving 40 emails without attachments 2 MB
Visiting 5 different web pages 2 MB
Browsing Facebook for 10 minutes 3 MB
Streaming 10 minutes of audio content 10 MB
Streaming 10 minutes of video on YouTube (standard definition) 70 MB
Making a 10 minute call on Skype (standard not video) 10 MB
Uploading 10 photos 40 MB

Important information if you are porting (transferring) your mobile number from another mobile provider:

(a) To protect customers from unauthorised ports, an additional identity verification process will be used to verify the identity of the person making a porting request, prior to the mobile service number being ported;

(b) In the event you suspect that your mobile service number has been fraudulently ported you should immediately contact:
(i) the Australian Federal Police or the relevant State or Territory Police; and/or
(ii) government services that support customers whose mobile service number is the subject of an unauthorised port. Currently these kinds of services include Scamwatch (https://www.scamwatch.gov.au/) and IDCARE (https://www.idcare.org/).

If you suspect the occurrence of unauthorised porting of your mobile service number, you should:

(a) contact your mobile carriage service provider for assistance; and/or

(b) contact your financial institution(s)

what are SIM only mobile plans?

If you’ve been locked into a long mobile phone plan contract with your telco, there may be a bunch of regrets associated with the signing of that document. It can be frustrating being locked into a contract with excess data charges that can last up to two years with any of the major mobile network providers, but the news is good if yours is soon coming to an end.

All the major telecommunications companies offer what is called a sim only plan for mobile phones. These SIM only mobile plan can be pretty handy and mobile SIM only plans are typically available in either prepaid or postpaid options. Most of them will include unlimited standard national calls but many of them will come without any lock in contracts.

I don’t want excess data charges, is a SIM only plan good for me?

SIM only mobile plans mean that instead of having to buy a new handset every time your contract runs out, you can re-use any unlocked handset you like for the duration of the plan. Instead of the mobile network provider supplying you with an overpriced phone that you need to pay off for the next two years or more, you get to bring your existing phone to them, and select the mobile SIM only plans that suit you best. Depending on the plan and the provider, some SIM only plans will offer features like data sharing, unlimited standard international SMS, and may not have any excess data charges - but check with the provider itself if you want specific information on features like standard national calls, max speed data and unlimited standard international SMS. Some providers may even cater for premium services, though these will usually come with excess data charges.

Telecommunications technology in Australia has advanced dramatically in the last few years and will continue to move forward at a speedy pace. However, this doesn’t mean that your current phone is not good enough to keep for your next plan. The best part about SIM-only mobile plans is that you get to choose your own device; whether it’s a hand-me-down phone from a member of your family or a brand new phone you were gifted, there is nothing limiting you to the options the providers force you to choose from.

what happens once I have locked in SIM only mobile plans?

Instead of receiving a new mobile phone, for your SIM only mobile plan you will receive a new SIM card which will be connected to our network. All you need to do from here is insert it into your existing unlocked mobile phone, activate it online and choose your plan. No contract, no annoying paperwork to fill out for a new phone, just a simple process that will have you ready to go in no time. At MATE, all of our mobile plans include unlimited standard local calls, unlimited standard national calls, and unlimited calls to mobiles within Australia. There’s also no excess data charges, data allowance is generous on every plan with max speed data available on Australia’s trusted 4G network and best of all our SIM only plan comes with no lock in contracts!

what is a SIM card?

A SIM (Subscriber Identity Module) card is the small detachable card that stores the data required to recognise you as a subscriber on the network. It will allow you to make all your calls - whether its standard national calls, video calls, or use your included mobile data, SIM cards can be removed and added to any device that is unlocked and used as normal. An ‘unlocked’ device is a phone that is not secured to a specific contract or provider. When you purchase a phone under contract from a major telco, the phone will typically be locked so you can only use it with that company. An unlocked phone means you can use it with any company. Once you have ended a contract and paid out your phone, you can ask your provider to unlock it.

what features do SIM only mobile plans have?

SIM only mobile plans will have all the features, inclusions, and extras that your previous long contract-based plan has. It does have one thing more that you cannot get with a long contract, however, and that is flexibility.

SIM Only Mobile Plans, like standard contract plans, will typically include standard national SMS and MMS, national voice calls, voicemail, and a selected mobile data package. Some plans with various providers may include data sharing, international roaming, and may not have excess data charges, particularly if it is a prepaid product.

At MATE, our plans are ideal for your mobile plan, offering a postpaid option with no excess data charges, hefty mobile data allowance, no lock in contracts and all using Australia’s trusted network - the telstra mobile network (wholesale) plans offer unlimited national calls and texting within Australia so that you can contact your mates any time of the day, no worries. There is also no lock-in plans, so if you change your mind, you’ll be right. We also offer cheap mobile data, and best of all, you can bundle it with your nbn and ADSL packages to save $10 per month on your internet!

are mobile SIM only plans right for me?

Mobile SIM only plans come with everything normal mobile plans come with; they just cost less because there is no new handset in the costs. There are many reasons why SIM only mobile plans might be right for you. Here are just a few of those reasons

  • You want to pay less than you are paying now on your current plan;
  • You have finished your contract, but don’t like any of the phones available now;
  • You already have an unlocked phone that is in good condition, and you want to keep using it. Or maybe, you have a phone that you want to unlock and you’re after byo mobile plans;
  • You don’t give two hoots about having the most up-to-date technology, you just want to be able to talk, text and get on with life.

Can I keep my old phone number?

Depending on the new mobile SIM only plans provider, you can often keep your existing phone number and automatically switch this to a new provider. This is called mobile number porting – which is basically transferring your old number to your new non contract SIM cards. Of course, if you start BYO mobile plans with us, you can retain your existing mobile number. You can do this via our self-activation process online, which you complete once you receive your new SIM card.

why choose us for your mobile SIM only plans?

Forget Telstra mobile plans SIM only. If you’re looking for SIM card plans with plenty of mobile data that have all the features of a Telstra mobile plan, but don’t want to live with the stress of a long contract, data charges or complex phone plan, our mobile SIM only plans are a great option. When you sign up with LetsBeMates.com.au to their nbn bundle options, you can have fast internet, a great mobile phone plan on the 4G network with unlimited calls and text, and your existing phone number. If this doesn’t sound like the greatest deal since the internet was invented, then you’re kidding yourself.

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