AGL Mobile Phone Plans Review
Long an established name in the Australian electricity and gas market, AGL now also operates a telco service, with plans that may interest new and existing customers alike. As a phone service provider, AGL Mobile operates as a Mobile Virtual Network Operator (an MVNO) on the Optus 4G network – offering a small selection of bring-your-own phone plans to customers.
But how might AGL compare to the rest of Australia’s telco market? Are the plans competitive enough to get behind? Read on to learn more.
AGL mobile plans at a glance
AGL’s plans are simple and incentivise being an AGL energy customer. There are three plans available, all of which come without lock-in contracts. All plans feature unlimited standard talk and text in Australia, with the smallest plan offering 5GB of mobile data, the middle tier plan offering 20GB mobile data, and the largest offering 50GB of mobile data each month.
What does AGL Mobile offer?
AGL’s plans are uncomplicated, with very little hassle on the setup and usability side of things. Unlimited standard calls and texts to Australian numbers are included on all phone plans, with international calls being offered on the medium and large plans. There aren’t any entertainment extras or huge perks available, however AGL does offer a $5 per month discount on all mobile plans if you’re also on an AGL energy plan.
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AGL mobile network and coverage
With AGL Mobile operating on the Optus 3G and 4G networks, customers shouldn’t have trouble getting a signal across 98.5% of the Australian population.
Optus is always building out its network, although overall, if you’re living in a major city, town or populated area, there shouldn’t be any problems in finding coverage. Regardless, you can check Optus’ or AGL’s websites to see if you’ll get a signal in your area.
Features and bonuses
- International calls: Medium and large plans get calls to international numbers. Medium plan customers get $50 worth of standard international calls, and Large plan customers get $300 worth of standard international calls
- Data boost: All customers can purchase an extra GB of data for $10
- Energy customer discount: Being an AGL energy customer will save you $5 on your phone bill, across all plans
Small mobile SIM plan
AGL’s smallest plan is $20 per month, and offers 5GB of data over that period. Combine with an AGL energy plan, and you’ll get a $5 discount on your monthly mobile cost.
Medium mobile SIM plan
AGL’s medium plan offers 20GB of data for $35 per month. You can bring this price down to $30 per month by also signing up for an AGL energy plan.
Large mobile SIM plan
AGL’s largest plan offers 50GB of data for $45 per month – $40 monthly for AGL energy customers.
AGL mobile contact details and customer support
If you’d like to get in touch, you can contact AGL on 1300 001 035, between the hours of 8am to 8pm every day.
How does AGL energy compare?
If you’re interested in switching your provider, it’s worth shopping around and making sure you’re getting the best deal for what you need. You can find similar plans on offer from the following providers, which also operate on the Optus 4G and 3G networks:
Is AGL mobile a good deal?
AGL mobile’s plans are basic and don’t offer much beyond being an extension of the company’s already offered energy plans. As far as data goes, you’d probably find better value elsewhere, and many competitors offer greater perks than the limited international calls offered by AGL’s medium and large plans.
That being said, having your phone bill bundled with your energy bill could be attractive if you want to keep everything simple, and you’re interested in AGL as an electricity or gas provider. The additional discount you get on your mobile plan by having both AGL services is a great bonus to have, although it might be worth shopping around to see if this is the best value. You might be interested in an AGL Mobile plan if you’re not after extra perks, like discounts, or if you’re after an easy-to-understand phone plan.
AGL Mobile plans are available to new and existing AGL customers. Ultimately it comes down to what you’re willing to spend on a mobile plan, which is why we recommend you use our free comparison tool when looking for plans.
About the author of this page
This page was written and is regularly updated by Zachariah Kelly, one of Canstar Blue’s Telco writers. He specialises in all things phone, internet and streaming, with a soft spot for video games. He’s fresh out of university with a Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism and Social Political Sciences from UTS.