SIM starter kit and plans

We offer two types of Pre-Paid plans, both with Telstra international calls included. If you call overseas from Australia often, our Pre-Paid Mobile plans, with their generous international call allowances will suit you. But if you only call overseas occasionally, our Pre-Paid Casual plan offers fewer minutes, but a longer expiry period.

Telstra Pre-Paid SIM starter kitt includes a single SIM card that adapts to all sizes: standard, micro and nano. Once you've purchased your SIM starter kit, you can activate it on either a Pre-Paid Mobile plan or Pre-Paid Mobile Casual plan and start making international calls.

This the perfect plan if you make a lot of international calls. You’ll get international call minutes and texts from Australia to 88 destinations. Plus there’s included data, continuous data rollover, unlimited calls and texts to standard Australian numbers, all for use in Australia. Choose a Pre-Paid SIM Starter Kit with SIM card included and activate on this plan. 


This long-term expiry plan will suit if you only call overseas occasionally. You also get included data, calls and texts to standard Australian numbers, all for use in Australia. Choose a Pre-Paid SIM Starter Kit with SIM card included and activate on this plan.

Please note: Zone 3 destinations are not available to Pre-Paid Mobile Casual plan



To recharge, first select which type of plan you’re on: Pre-Paid Mobile or Pre-Paid Casual. Then check the amount of included international call minutes below to see which suits your needs. You can choose to recharge now online or have a digital recharge voucher emailed to you (available to selected recharges only). All plan inclusions for use in Australia.

How to get started on Pre-Paid

  1. Select your service
    Choose a plan with the international call minutes that suit you. Then add a new phone if you need one. Or BYO phone and choose a Pre-Paid SIM Starter Kit.
  2. Activate online
    Once your order arrives, activate your SIM on your chosen Pre-Paid plan.
  3. Choose your number
    You can transfer your mobile number from another provider, or get a new Telstra number.
  4. Add extra minutes
    If you’re running low on minutes before your recharge expires, you can add an international call pack.

Running out of international call minutes?

If your call minutes are getting low, you can top before your next recharge by adding an international call pack. 

International call rates for old plans

If you’re on one of our older plans, you can still make international calls. Some of our older plans are based on a "pay as you go" concept. So international calls are "charged" at a per minute basis

Why choose us?

Australia's best 4G network

Our 4G mobile network reaches further and runs faster than any other.

Faster based on national average
mobile speeds.

Call overseas with included minutes

With capped international call minutes from Australia to 88 international destinations, Telstra’s Pre-Paid SIM cards are ideal for calling international from Australia.

For use in Australia. Zone 3 destinations are not available to Pre-Paid Mobile Casual.

Texts to overseas destinations

Our Pre-Paid Mobile plans include capped texts to 100 international destinations, giving you another way to stay in touch.

For use in Australia.

Be rewarded with Telstra Plus

Join Telstra Plus and get rewarded just for recharging. Earn points to put towards must-have devices, recharges, accessories and more. Eligibility criteria apply.

Frequently asked questions

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