+ Wednesday December 11th, 2019

Aussie telco Mate has been offering NBN plans for a while, and is now moving into the mobile space with affordable monthly rates that should get everyone excited, coming in the next few days.

The company’s offering month-to-month, contract free terms with some attractive deals. Prices start at just $20/month for 5GB data, with $5 price point steps up to $40/month for 40GB.

All of Mate’s plans come with unlimited calls/SMS/MMS to standard Australian numbers, and from December if you’re on a plans at or above $25/month you’ll also get unlimited calls to 15 countries (China, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Malaysia, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand, United Kingdom, USA and Vietnam).

Mate also offers a “Data Banking” feature that lets you bank unused data and roll it over for latest use as long as you remain connected to one of the company’s plans. (You’ve paid for that data; this is one of our favourite features in 2019). Data Banking also rolls out in December.

Mate is connecting users to part of Telstra’s mobile network for their service, so the coverage should be on par with similar offerings from Aldi, Woolworths and more.

Further, since the company also offers home broadband plans over the NBN you can also get a discount for bundling services together.

Finally, Mate also makes a point of running their customer service team locally in Australia – it’s located in Sydney’s south-west.

If you’re interested and want to find out more, Mate’s launching on Thursday November 21 so hit up their website – www.letsbemates.com.au – then to get on board.

Jason Murray   Deputy Editor

Jason Murray

Before discovering the Nexus One, Jason thought he didn't need a smartphone. Now he can't bear to be without his Android phone. Jason hails from Sydney, Melbourne or Brisbane depending on his mood and how detailed a history you'd like. A web developer by day with an interest in consumer gadgets and electronics, he also enjoys reading comics and has a worryingly large collection of Transformers figures. He'd like to think he's a gamer, but his Wii has been in a box since he moved to Sydney, and his PlayStation Vita collection is quite lacking. Most mornings you'll find him tilting at various windmills on Twitter - follow @JM77 and say hi!

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Hi everyone,

Not sure how this information came to light so soon, but our range of new SIM-only mobile plans have not launched just yet!

You may want to amend the article to state that they are coming (very) soon – hopefully in the next couple of days ๐Ÿ™‚


It’s got competition, with Officework’s accord mobile and Kogan out there.

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