Pay as you go tablets

Only pay for what you use and stay connected on the move with a Telstra Pre-Paid SIM or Pre-Paid Tablet. What’s more, you can roll over your unused data and recharge credit when you recharge before the expiry date.

SIM Starter Kit

SIM Starter Kit
$ 2

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Activate your Pre-Paid

Whether you've purchased a Pre-Paid tablet from Telstra, or have your own Telstra 4G compatible device, you can take advantage of Australia's largest national mobile broadband network on the Pre-Paid Mobile Broadband Offer. Remember, your device, tablet or iPad needs to support 3G-850MHz to get the full benefit of the Telstra Mobile Network. And, because it's Pre-Paid, you have a range of flexible recharge options to choose from when you top up your data, with no need to be locked into a 12 or 24-month fixed term contract.

What you need to activate your Pre-Paid


New Telstra device or SIM starter kit

You'll need to enter either the Service (mobile) number or SIM serial number that is on your packaging.

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A valid form of ID

Australian driver's licence, Australian passport, Medicare card, Birth certificate, Tertiary education card or International passport

Handy ways to recharge and check your balance

Recharge online now

Recharge any Telstra Pre-Paid service quickly without logging in.

Mobile or service number  

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Recharge credit PayPal

Recharge and check your balance with My Account

You can recharge, check your balance, change your offer and more with My Account.



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Recharge voucher

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Recharge rates for tablets

Our data passes are packing more data than ever before so that you and your family can connect your compatible tablets, laptops and devices on Australia’s best mobile network. Choose the data pass that works for you.

  Our pick  
3 day pass
Week pass
Month pass
Annual pass
2 year pass
1GB 2GB 3GB 5GB 16GB
3 day expiry 7 day expiry 30 day expiry 365 day expiry 730 day expiry
Perfect for a weekend away Keep entertained on a short holiday Great for regular users in/out of home Long expiry; great for your annual holiday Heaps of data, and extra long expiry
Roll over your unused data and recharge credit
When you recharge before your expiry date
All to use in Australia
Critical information summary

Buy a $30 SIM   Buy a $2 SIM

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The Telstra Mobile Network is Australia’s largest and most reliable mobile network 

Set up and manage your Pre-Paid

Handy hints to get started and keep all your devices connected.

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More information about tablets can be found in our Frequently Asked Questions.

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