Tangerine Telecom Mobile Phone Plans Review

Tangerine Telecom might already be a familiar name when you think of NBN, but did you know that this telco also offers a range of SIM-only postpaid phone plans?

Operating as a Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO) using the Telstra 3G and 4G networks, Tangerine Telecom offers a selection of month-to-month plans with prices and data inclusions to suit lighter phone users, as well as mid to heavy phone users.

So, what can you expect from a postpaid SIM-only plan with Tangerine? Let’s take a look at what this telco has to offer.

How does Tangerine Telecom compare to other postpaid providers?

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. These plans have been compared to Tangerine Telecom’s $34.90 Sim Only plan. Use our comparison tool to see all plans available on Canstar Blue’s database. This table includes products with links to referral partners.

Tangerine Telecom phone plans: a guide

If you’re looking into Tangerine Telecom for your mobile service, plans are only available as postpaid options. All plans include unlimited standard national calls and SMS, while the different price points are reflected in the data allowances.

Plans are offered month-to-month, so there’s no need to sign a contract, and you won’t be locked in for a year or more. You’ll also be able to access global roaming, and unlimited international calls to 15 select countries is included on certain plans.

What are the best Tangerine Telecom phone plans?

If you’re happy with a postpaid plan, you could find that Tangerine has a good option for you. There are eight plans to choose from, starting at $9.90 for 1GB of data and going up to $79 for a huge 100GB of data. No matter what your data usage is, there is something for everyone with a phone plan from Tangerine.

Heavy data users, however, might find that there are other telcos offering big chunks of data at cheaper price points. However, not many telcos offer plans with 100GB or more, so if you do a lot of video streaming, this could be a good plan to compare. While some telcos might offer plans a bit cheaper than Tangerine does, keep in mind these plans might be on a contract or could be a prepaid plan.

The following table shows a selection of Tangerine Telecom postpaid plans on Canstar Blue’s database, listed in order of cost from lowest to highest. Use our comparison tool to see plans from a range of other providers.

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What does Tangerine Telecom offer?

Tangerine Telecom is pretty straightforward when it comes to what’s on offer. While there are no exciting entertainment extras like what you can expect from the bigger telcos, there is still fairly solid value for money.

SIM-Only plans
Entertainment bonuses
Data-free video streaming
Data-free music streaming
International calls/texts
International roaming
Set-up fees
Data overage fees

Tangerine Telecom network and coverage

Tangerine Telecom uses the Telstra 4G and 3G networks to provide services across Australia. As an MVNO on the Telstra network, Tangerine doesn’t get quite the same coverage that you would get direct through Telstra, however it’s still very significant. Telstra covers just over 99% of the population, while an MVNO will provide coverage to 98.8% of the population.

For this reason, you should always check a telco’s website before signing up to see if your provider of choice will have coverage in your area, especially in regional and remote parts of the country.

The below map is a screenshot of Tangerine Telecom’s current 4G and 3G coverage, represented by the green and orange/brown areas. More detailed coverage information can be found on then Tangerine Telecom website.

Belong Mobile Coverage Map

Features and bonuses

All of Tangerine Telecom’s plans include unlimited standard national calls and SMS, plus data inclusions for use within Australia.

  • International calls: Unlimited international calls to landline and mobile numbers from 15 select countries are available on all plans except the $9.90 and $19.90 plans. Those countries include: China, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Malaysia, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand, the UK, USA and Vietnam.
  • International roaming: Global roaming travel packs can be added on to any plan for $15 per day. You’ll get unlimited calls from within the country you’re travelling in, as well as calls to Australian numbers, plus 200MB of roaming data. Travel packs can only be used in select countries including Canada, China, Fiji, France, Greece, Indonesia, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, Spain, Thailand, the UK, USA, Vanuatu and Vietnam.

Individual products

Tangerine offers eight SIM-only postpaid plans in total, and all plans are on a month-to-month basis. You’ll get unlimited standard national calls and SMS, while data inclusions start at 1GB and go up to 100GB.

Tangerine Telecom Mobile Plans from 1GB to 20GB data

If you don’t need much data, there are four plans on offer with 1GB to 20GB of data on offer. Prices start at $9.90 with 1GB, then jump to $19.90 with 3GB, $29.90 with 10GB and $34.90 with 20GB of data. All plans include unlimited standard national calls, SMS and MMS. Both the $29.90 and $34.90 plans include unlimited international calls to 15 select countries.

Tangerine Telecom Mobile Plans from 30GB to 100GB data

Need a little more data? You can choose between four plans with over 20GB of data. Plans start at $44.90 with 30GB, then up to $54.90 with 40GB of data, $69.90 with 60GB of data and then up to $79.90 with a huge 100GB of data. The following table shows the four Tangerine Telecom plans with over 20GB of data published on Canstar Blue’s database, listed in order of cost from lowest to highest.

Tangerine Telecom contact details/customer support

Need some help with your Tangerine Telecom plan or service? The telco offers several contact and support options including:

How does Tangerine Telecom compare?

Tangerine Telecom isn’t the only telco offering Telstra network coverage at lower prices. The following providers are also MVNOs operating on the Telstra 4G and 3G networks.

Is Tangerine Telecom a good deal?

If you’re looking for a simple, no-fuss SIM-only postpaid plan, you might find Tangerine Telecom has a decent selection of plans to choose from. While the telco is mostly known for NBN plans, the phone plans do have some decent inclusions at reasonable price points, especially if you’re looking at around plans with around 20GB-60GB data.

While its top-level $79.90 plan might be a bit steep, the 100GB of data should make up for it. It’s not common for small providers to offer around 100GB of data, which is good news if you tend to use a lot of data. Keep in mind that bigger telcos like Telstra and Vodafone offer similar amounts of data at similar prices and might have extra perks included on plans. As always, it’s important to compare phone plans from a range of providers to find a plan to suit you.

Overall, while Tangerine has a fairly straightforward offering for its phone plans, you could find some good value depending on what your needs are. These plans have inclusions for pretty much every type of phone user and while there are some cheaper deals around, it’s worth looking at Tangerine. Of course its always worth doing your research and comparing what plans are available from other telcos to help you find the right phone plan and provider for your needs.

About the author of this page

Emma Bradstock Canstar Blue

This page was written and is regularly updated by Canstar Blue’s Telco Specialist, Emma Bradstock. An expert in all things phone, internet, gaming and streaming, Emma helps to make complicated subjects easier for readers to understand, as well as covering the latest news and reviews across the telco industry. She’s passionate about helping consumers make better-informed telco choices and highlighting the next best deals.

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