Best-Value Mobile Plans - International Calls: Best of the Best


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Distance is less of a communication barrier, thanks to these flexible, low-cost deals

For those who have family overseas, it needn't cost the earth to stay connected. What's interesting about the international calls category is that two of the top three are prepaid.

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The winners were ranked by the range and type of international calls included and the price of a no-contract monthly or prepaid plan.

The international calls and SMS inclusions don't mean that you have to give up the other typical parts of the plan such as data.

The Boost Mobile $20 prepaid deal leads the pack. At $20 for 28 days, it includes unlimited calls and SMS to 20 selected destinations plus 100 minutes and SMS to 35 countries.

The Pennytel Large Plus - 10GB offering is also great value. $24.99 gets you unlimited calls and text to 15 selected countries ALDI's prepaid Mobile L Value Pack for $25 is also good value, especially for such a small telco, with 100 minutes to 35 selected countries. You can roll over data to the next month.

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Aulis Raja-aho
May 21, 2021 12.56pm

Hi there, my SIM has been locked-blocked for some time, since I gave it to my ex-wife to use in her pad, late last year. I just found out about it when attempting to use it on this laptop.

I have not been able to access my account, all I know is that $20.00 has been deducted from my Bank account every month. Don't know the phone number but the blocked SIM number is; ************.

Please help me unblock the SIM, or whatever needs to be done in order to make the SIM usable.

Best regards Aulis.

Money magazine
May 21, 2021 1.21pm

Hi Aulis,

Sorry to hear you've been having trouble with your SIM card.

We're not affiliated with Boost Mobile and can't provide customer support.

You can visit their website to get in touch with their customer service team.

We've also redacted your SIM number from your comment - it shouldn't be posted publicly online.

- Money team

Maureen Graf
May 22, 2021 10.47am

Both my husband and I have $20 prepaid boost. It gives us all we need but I have one question. I have been told that boost and Telstra are the same company. Telstra is offering the same deal but unused internet is rolled over. Does this happen on your plan. It is also not linked to my points that accumulate on my Telstra account.

Amit Shahi
June 20, 2021 3.37pm


I'm using this service for a while, probably they have worst maintenance team. Generally you can't meet them

But luckily, I met a whole team in Sydney. I described my problem and they assured me that they will fix and put some new datas, but nothing happened.

After few days I have chatting with them but still my problem is same.

Now I'm decided to not using this Boost network