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SpinTel Mobile Phone Plans Review

SpinTel has been on the Aussie telecommunications scene since 1996, and while it might not be the most recognisable telco, it has built its reputation by providing a small range of simple and straightforward postpaid mobile phone plans.

The telco operates as a mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) on the Optus 3G and 4G networks. While you can expect the same coverage as you’d get if you were signed up to Optus itself, you certainly won’t have to pay the same higher prices that the bigger telcos often charge. While SpinTel’s plans are simple, they do offer some good value for your money.

What does SpinTel offer?

Straightforward value is what you’ll get with SpinTel. While there are no entertainment extras, and some users might find the maximum data inclusions to be a bit light on, most of the plans feature unlimited standard national talk and text.

There is also an upfront SIM activation fee, but check the website before you buy: depending on when you sign up, SpinTel may waive this charge. Global roaming is available, however it is switched off by default. For international calls and SMS, you will be charged pay-as-you-go rates as there are no international call or SMS inclusions on any plan.

Included on SpinTel plans?
Entertainment bonuses
Data-free video streaming
Data-free music streaming
International calls/texts
International roaming
Set-up fees
Data overage fees

SpinTel mobile network and coverage

As SpinTel operates on the Optus 3G and 4G networks, you can expect coverage if you’re part of the 98.5% of the population with access to Optus.

While there are still parts of the country without strong Optus coverage, Australia’s second-largest telco is working on building more towers and improving services across Australia, especially in regional areas. Visit the SpinTel website to check the Optus coverage you have in your area.

Features and bonuses

All of SpinTel’s postpaid plans come with unlimited standard national text and — with the exception of the cheapest plan — all plans include unlimited standard national calls.

  • International roaming: You can add on an international roaming pass, with 1GB of data along with unlimited calls and SMS when in Zone 1 countries. Your roaming pass and inclusions are reset each day.
  • Data capping: When you sign up for your SpinTel plan, you can elect to turn data capping on. This will prevent any excess data charges if you go over your allowance — which can be a beneficial feature if you have kids on a SpinTel plan. Alternatively, data capping is on by default on the 50GB and 200GB plans.

SpinTel phone plans

All of SpinTel’s mobile plans include 4G network access, the option to buy your plan with an eSIM, plus unlimited standard national calls and SMS.

SpinTel contact details/customer support

Need some help with your SpinTel plan or service? The telco offers a few contact and support options, including:

  • General customer support: 1300 303 375
  • Live chat on the website
  • Email support via your account

How does SpinTel compare?

SpinTel isn’t the only telco offering Optus network coverage at lower prices. The following providers also use parts of the Optus 4G and 3G networks.

The following table shows a selection of published postpaid plans on Canstar Blue’s database, listed in order of lowest standard monthly cost to highest, then by data allowance, largest to smallest. Use our comparison tool to see all plans available on Canstar Blue’s database. This table includes products with links to referral partners.

Here is a selection of postpaid plans from Canstar Blue’s database with a minimum of 10GB of data, listed in order of standard cost, lowest to highest, then by data allowance, largest to smallest. Try out our comparison tool for mobile phone plans to see a range of offers from other providers. This table includes products with links to referral partners.

The following table shows a selection of SIM-only postpaid plans with a minimum of 60GB data on Canstar Blue’s database, listed in order of their standard monthly cost, from the lowest to highest and then by data allowance, largest to smallest. Try out our comparison tool for mobile phone plans to see a range of offers from other providers. This is a selection of products with links to a referral partner.

Is SpinTel a good deal?

Simple and straightforward plans are what you can expect with SpinTel. Most of the telco’s postpaid phone plans offer good value for moderate phone users, so if you consider yourself to be an average user and just need a plan with talk, text and data inclusions, SpinTel might be the right choice for you.

While there are four different plans to choose from, most of the plans are fairly generous with data inclusions, so if you’re a light phone user looking for a plan with 10GB of data or less, you might want to look elsewhere.

That being said, there is some solid value for your money with SpinTel, so it’s worth keeping the company in mind when comparing mobile phone plans.

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About the author of this page

Tara Donnelly

This page was written and is regularly updated by Canstar Blue’s Telco Editor, Tara Donnelly. Having spent over seven years writing for and editing telco comparison websites, she’s an expert in all things phone & internet, including NBN plans, wireless technology, the latest mobile devices and how to find the best deal for your family. She loves to highlight the next best deals, while also flagging the things you need to be aware of.

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