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“Hi Moms, my question is not when to give our daughter a phone but what phone plan/ carrier is the best? She is almost 13 & travels to school on a bus in rural Vic. We would like some feedback on which companies & plans people have found the best. My husband & I both have Telstra contacted phones but am thinking a pre-paid one would be best for her. Has anyone tried the Aldi or Woolworth ones? Thanks”

Posted by Jenny, 28/05/2013

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  • I would go with a Telstra pre-paid plan. The coverage is good and that’s most important.


  • For the best phone coverage, Telstra is your best option. Where I live, many other phone companies do not have as good coverage, some have none at all. So check your coverage first up


  • I’m with Optus $2 days.
    I can text, call, picture message all day long as much as I want for $2!
    Plus I get I think its 500mb of internet.
    It’s a great plan & if you run out of credit & its an emergency fear not you can get $3 credit through I.O.U which will be automatically deducted out of your next recharge :)
    I’ll never change plans & recommend this one to everyone I know.


  • I are with Telstra, but I have heard the aldi deals are great


  • you want one that has only the basic functions


  • there are some good comments here


  • Hope you found a good plan suitable for your teenager.


  • I have a Telstra plan… has always worked well for me and I don’t have to worry about recharging or being out of credit when i need it.


  • What phone did you end up getting?


  • How is your daughter going with a mobile phone?


  • What did you end up choosing?


  • I would go with pre-paid, which ever model you get!


  • I have an Optus phone but from what I know Telstra generally provides the best coverage in rural areas.


  • Prepaid telephone and choose one that has buttons rather than a glass face (robust).


  • optus prepaid has some pretty good plans


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