Pre-Paid Plans and Pre-Paid SIM Cards

Get connected with Telstra Pre- Paid.

Find the Pre-Paid plan you need with Telstra, and get connected on Australia’s best mobile network.
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SIM Starter Kits

Great value for everyday use. Enjoy included data, continuous data rollover, unlimited calls and texts to standard Australian numbers and international call minutes from Australia to selected destinations with each recharge. Choose a Pre-Paid SIM Starter Kit with SIM card included and activate on this plan. All inclusions for use in Australia.

Pre-Paid eSIM offers

We've got great value Pre-Paid eSIM plans for those who want to connect quickly. eSIM-compatible device required.

$2 SIM Kit

Our $2 Pre-Paid SIM Starter Kit comes with: 

  • A 3-in-1 SIM card that fits standard, micro and nano sizes.
  • Activate your SIM card on either Pre-Paid Mobile or Pre-Paid Mobile Casual plan
  • Recharge with your chosen recharge amount in future
  • Keep your number when you switch to Telstra, or get a new one.

Recharge your Pre-Paid SIM

The easiest way to recharge and manage your Pre-Paid services is through the My Telstra app, but you can also recharge online.

How to get started on Pre-Paid

  1. Buy a phone or SIM only

  2. Choose your plan

  3. Manage account

Why choose us?

Australia's largest network

Our 4G network reaches further than any other.

Continuous data rollover

Not going to use up your data in time? Just recharge before expiry on Telstra Pre-Paid Mobile and rollover up to 200GB of your unused data. 

Available on 7 to 28 day recharges. For use in Australia.

Call overseas with included minutes

With capped international call minutes from Australia to selected destinations on Pre-Paid Mobile, you can stay in touch with friends and family overseas.

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

Yes, you can set up an auto recharge, so you don’t have to worry about running out of calls, texts and data. You’ll also continue receiving low credit and expiry SMS notifications from us.

Set up auto-recharge in the My Telstra app

  1. Download or open the My Telstra app
  2. Tap on the Services tab and select your Pre-Paid service 
  3. Scroll down and select Auto recharge then follow the prompts

Set up auto-recharge in My Telstra

  1. Sign in to My Telstra using your Telstra ID
  2. On the homepage, find the Pre-Paid service in the Account overview section, and select the Manage Pre-Paid link
  3. Scroll to the bottom of the page, select Auto Recharge and follow the prompts

You must have a Telstra ID in order to set up auto recharge.

We offer two types of Pre-Paid plans, both with a range of SIM starter kits to choose from. Which plan suits you depends on how much you use your mobile phone.

Our Pre-Paid Mobile plan is great value for everyday use, with included data, continuous data rollover, and unlimited calls and texts in Australia to standard Australian numbers with each recharge.

Our Pre-Paid mobile Casual plan is a good option if you don’t use your phone all that often as it gives you longer expiry. 

We now offer two easy ways to recharge online. You can choose to recharge your service now, or you can choose to have a digital recharge voucher emailed to you for later use (available to selected recharges only).

A digital recharge voucher gives you the flexibility to pay for your recharge at a time that suits you and save it for when you need it. Or you can buy a voucher as a gift for someone else.  

A recharge voucher is a physical voucher that you buy in-store. A digital recharge voucher is one that you buy online and is emailed to you for easy access, anytime.

Yes, you can transfer your number from another service provider to Telstra on a new Pre-Paid service. 

Most current and later generation major smartphones use a nano SIM card. If your older phone uses a different SIM card and you need a new SIM card, visit your local Telstra store or dealer and request a SIM replacement. It is free, and your local store assistant should be able to get the order sorted for you in a matter of minutes. Just make sure you take some ID with you so they can confirm you're the owner of the service.

Keep in touch with family and friends overseas. Telstra Pre-Paid Mobile plan offers capped standard international calls to selected destinations.

  • The Telstra Mobile Network offers 4GX in all major and regional cities and in over 1,600 towns and communities around Australia. In other coverage areas around Australia, you’ll automatically switch to our fastest available 4G or 3G. Check mobile coverage.
  • Speeds vary for reasons like location, distance from base stations, terrain, user numbers, hardware/software configuration, download source and upload destination.

Plan speeds

Download speeds are capped on our 4G and 5G network on some plans.

Telstra Pre-Paid Mobile

Your capped download speed is the maximum potential download speed for data included in your recharge. Factors impacting typical speed include location, distance from the base station, local conditions, concurrent users, hardware and software configuration and download/upload destination. Telstra 5G now reaches 80% of Australians. Compatible device required. Roll over unused data when you recharge $12-$65 before expiry. Unlimited calls and text exclude satellite and premium numbers (e.g. 19xx numbers), operator assisted calls (e.g. most 12xx numbers) and diverted calls. Our FairPlay policy applies. Carbon neutral certification excludes mobile devices.

Telstra Pre-Paid mobile devices

Unlocking fee may apply for use with a non-Telstra SIM card. See more unlocking information. Limit 1 per customer and no trade sales. Blue Tick lets you know which phones are recommended for handheld coverage in rural areas.

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More information about Pre-Paid mobile phones can be found in our frequently asked questions.