TPG has just updated its mobile plans, with a $45 a month no-contract plan that includes unlimited calls and texts to Australians numbers and 6GB of data. How does that stack up against its competition?
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TPG uses the Optus 4G network, so the most obvious point of comparison is with other Optus providers. Amaysim's similarly-priced plan has slightly less data, with 5GB on offer. Optus itself only gives you 3GB for $45 (with an extra 1GB if you buy online). So on the pure data front, TPG wins out.
One clause to note though: you have to pay a $20 fee for your SIM and $20 as a "prepayment" to cover any calls that aren't free. TPG also doesn't enjoy a particularly sterling reputation for customer service, so you might want to factor that in.