Moose Mobile to offer unlimited calls, texts, 2GB data for just $5

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Optus network reseller Moose Mobile is offering unlimited phone plans from just five dollars.

The telco’s two cheapest phone plans – ordinarily priced at $9 and $14 – will be reduced to just $5 for the first month.

The $9 plan comes with 200 minutes of calls, unlimited texts and 1GB data, while the $14 plan comes with unlimited calls and texts and 2GB data.

With the first month costing just $5, these plans are among the most competitive phone plans of their type. But users will have to keep in mind that prices revert back to $9 and $14 after the first month.

Moose Mobile is a Brisbane-based telco and has 10 postpaid phone plans across month-to-month and 12 month contract types. Those over 12 months typically provide better value.

All plans come with Optus 4G Plus network coverage.

Canstar Blue Telco Specialist Harrison Astbury said that these deals are very competitive, but customers must be sure to review their options.

“Moose Mobile is already one of the more competitive providers in the market, with the $5 deal certainly providing good bang for buck. However, customers must realise that this ends after their first month, and prices revert as normal after that… There are more than 30 providers in the market, meaning customers will need to do their research,” he said.

What other mobile phone deals are there?

Other carriers with ongoing deals include Dodo Mobile, with big data bonuses for signing up for 12 months, Kogan Mobile with benefits for prepaying for 12 months, and TPG offering discounted rates for the first six months of mobile phone recharges.

All three are web-based, meaning customers must order their SIM cards online. Providers with competitive plans that can be purchased in Coles, Woolworths, 7-Eleven or in their own stores include:

  • Amaysim
  • Belong
  • Boost Mobile
  • Lebara
  • Lycamobile
  • Optus
  • OVO Mobile
  • Telstra
  • Vodafone

Although many offer cheap phone plans, users are advised to keep in mind any excess data charges, and consult the Critical Information Summaries before purchasing a plan.

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