Woolworths/Safeways - Telstra Prepaid Plus $30 Starter Kit ONLY $15.00

30 November 2008

As per the title, Telstra Pre-Paid Plus $30 Universal SIM kit, on sale for $15.

Kit contains $30 credit and a Universal SIM which is compatible with Telstra 2G, 3G and NextG networks.

TOPICS:   Mobile Phones

20 comments

  • port
    It's cheaper than a recharge, at least.
  • golfwidow
    Hi Port. Was this WOW sight and sound? Hope so as I just changed link to them instead of Woolworths. If not will fix again :)
  • wfdTamar
    Can't see it on the linked site.
  • golfwidow
    I think it maybe in store only. Hopefully Port will confirm when around next :)
  • lilpretzel
    It's in this week's Woolworths catalogue page 18. :)
  • wfdTamar
    There may be people that don't know - you can register the sim then Creditme2u (a way of transferring credit from one phone to another on prepaid) it to another phone (or sim). So yes this is a cheap way of getting credit.
  • nod
    wfdTamar;72947
    There may be people that don't know - you can register the sim then Creditme2u (a way of transferring credit from one phone to another on prepaid) it to another phone (or sim). So yes this is a cheap way of getting credit.
    Thanks for the info Hot vote from me :)
  • kermi
    [FONT=Comic Sans MS] Off to buy 2 or 3... best way to control my 14yo credit use using the creditU2me. ;)[/FONT]
  • wfdTamar
    and the other trick/catch is that a transfer from one phone to another costs 25 cents, but also extends the recipients date of expiry (by 2 weeks from memory), so rather than transfer $29 in one lump (you can't transfer the whole $30 because 25 cents has to come out) you transfer 4 amounts like $10, $10, $5 & $4 to get 8 weeks extension. If you don't use the phone much (like me) and really prefer extended credit expiry date rather than the credit, do the transfers in small amounts like $1 & $2 at a time. (my credit expires in about 2013) Would you believe people actually sell this information on ebay! There may be a limit to how many kits you can buy at a time.
  • Bullion78
    I dont understand why anyone would go to this much trouble for the sake of extra expiry and if the phone is predominantly used to receive calls, you dont need to be in credit do you? Sorry for the questions
  • queenshrew
    Bullion78;72972
    I dont understand why anyone would go to this much trouble for the sake of extra expiry and if the phone is predominantly used to receive calls, you dont need to be in credit do you? Sorry for the questions
    I thought that too.. Until I ran out of credit on my prepaid when I was overseas.. I mean, I thought I won't need to call anyone anyway... but as everyone in the family got a prepaid card, we called each other when we go shopping and go our separate ways. It was so frustrating to carry around a phone that can't make outgoing calls... on that rare occasion when I REALLY need to make a call..it was so frustrating! Was so close to chucking the phone in the bin due to frustration lol Even if it's a small amount of credit, it's worth having for those times. Imho :D I can't imagine carrying around a phone that can't make calls, but only for others to call you :eek: It'll kill me. But that's just me! hehe
  • wfdTamar
    After your credit runs out you have a certain amount of time to receive calls, then the sim expires (or locks, I forget which). If you hardly make any calls and really only need the phone for the occasional call and to receive calls, it really grates to have to buy credit just to keep the sim alive. You end up with a huge amount of credit not being used. It isn't much bother either. You just register the sim from the starter kit on the internet, stick it in your phone, then do this: ring #125# answer with no. 4 enter the recipients mobile number (or your own original) select the amount to transfer confirm with a no.1 Where a teenage girl can blow $10 credit in a day, I can stretch it out to a year (hey I'm half Scottish).
  • snoozin99
    Does anyone know if you can use this $30 credit can be used for premium sms calls? Is there any restrictions on what you can use the credit for? Thanks in advance!:D
  • Brad
    snoozin99;73112
    Does anyone know if you can use this $30 credit can be used for premium sms calls? Is there any restrictions on what you can use the credit for? Thanks in advance!:D
    Hey There haven't been restrictions with Telstra Pre-Paid starter packs. You can send premium SMS (19 xxxx), but on prepaid you cannot make premium calls (1900, 1902 numbers)
  • Brad
    wfdTamar
    and the other trick/catch is that a transfer from one phone to another costs 25 cents, but also extends the recipients date of expiry (by 2 weeks from memory), so rather than transfer $29 in one lump (you can't transfer the whole $30 because 25 cents has to come out) you transfer 4 amounts like $10, $10, $5 & $4 to get 8 weeks extension. If you don't use the phone much (like me) and really prefer extended credit expiry date rather than the credit, do the transfers in small amounts like $1 & $2 at a time. (my credit expires in about 2013)
    Unfortunately Telstra have picked this up and since November 4th don't extend the expiry (unless you have less than 14 days left) The number to listen to this info for free is 125 8889 from your sim card.
  • wfdTamar
    Those doity rats. I've just bought 4 of them :-)
  • snoozin99
    thanks...I got one but left it at that as I got the 3rd degree from woolies and had to fill in all this paperwork to get a sim!
  • kermi
    There were none left when I checked on Tues at our Woolies. :rolleyes:
  • admin EDITOR
    wfdTamar;72954
    Would you believe people actually sell this information on ebay!
    :D - yes. Its pretty stunning what people will flog off on ebay.
  • port
    This offer is back on again according to this weeks catalogue (expires 16/8). Interestingly, there's no mention whatsoever of ]Everyday Mobile in the catalogue.

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