Mobile SIM Only Plans

Internode's new SIM only mobile phone plans give you heaps of data and unlimited talk & text to Australian numbers on great value month to month plans.

$0 SIM
$0 Delivery
No lock-in contract
Keep your number

Why Internode SIM Only Plans?

Prepaid made simple
Internode Mobile is a prepaid service that’s automatically renewed each month for your convenience. You can choose to add prepaid balance for complete control of your spend.

No lock-in contract
All of our mobile plans are month to month. With our great plans and awesome customer service, we like to think that we don’t need extra paperwork to get you to stay with us!

Great value
With a $0 SIM and no delivery fees, your only upfront charge is for the first month of your mobile plan to access your included call, text and data value.

Awesome 4G network
Internode Mobile delivers high speed 4G coverage Australia-wide, reaching over 22 million people. Check out our 4G coverage map here.

Easy activation
When your new SIM card arrives, simply hop online and activate it in MyInternode. If you’re switching from another mobile provider, you can keep using your old SIM until it stops working.

The call rates below are for the current plans. If you purchased your plan prior to 5 August 2020, please click here to view call rates.

Type of Service Rate
Standard Voice Calls
Calls to Standard Australian Numbers Unlimited
Calls to Standard International Numbers International Call Rates
Standard Video Calls
Standard National Video Calls $1 per minute + 40c flagfall
International Video Calls $1.50 per minute + 40c flagfall
Standard SMS & MMS
SMS to Standard Australian Mobiles Unlimited
SMS to International Mobiles 50c per message (max 160 characters)
MMS to Standard Australian Mobiles Unlimited
MMS to International Mobiles 75c per message
Voicemail
Voicemail Deposit within Australia Unlimited
Voicemail Retrieval within Australia Unlimited
Special Numbers
13/1300 numbers Unlimited
1800 numbers Unlimited
1900 numbers Not Supported
Directory Assistance 1223 $2 per call
Calls to Internode Support Unlimited
Other Services
Diversions (within Australia) Unlimited
Diversions (International Numbers) set up manually on your phone Not Supported
Premium SMS Not Supported
International Roaming International Roaming Rates

After you purchase an Internode mobile plan, we’ll send you a triple-cut SIM card with the following sizes: Standard, Micro and Nano.

Once you receive the SIM card, simply push out the SIM type you need.

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If you are already an Internode customer and need a replacement SIM, please call 1300 704 037.

Customers who purchase an Internode mobile plan can only obtain 4G speeds when they use a 4G-ready phone (LTE 1800/850 MHz) in 4G coverage areas as per the detailed coverage map above. When customers are not within a 4G coverage area or their mobile handset is not 4G compatible, the mobile service will automatically switch over to 3G and speeds will be much less than that of 4G.

When inside 4G coverage areas actual speeds vary due to factors such as location, distance from the base station, local terrain, user numbers, hardware & software configuration and download source/upload destination.

Included usage

  • Unlimited calls, SMS and MMS to standard Australian numbers (includes 13/1300) (for use in Australia)
  • Unlimited voicemail deposit and retrieval
  • Included data as specified for the plan you have purchased
  • 100 minutes of international calls per month (6GB with Talk & Text Plan only)

Standard rates apply for usage outside of the included calls and for excess data. Unused included calls and included data are forfeited at the end of each monthly billing period. Any unlimited usage provided is only for use in Australia.

Excluded usage

  • Calls to international numbers (except 30GB with Talk and Text plan)
  • Calls to international numbers after the first 100 minutes (30GB with Talk & Text Plan)
  • SMS and MMS to international numbers
  • Calls to satellite phones
  • Third Party content
  • Video calls to standard Australian and international numbers
  • International roaming, Directory Assistance and other Enhanced Services

Calls and SMS to 19 numbers, diversion to International numbers and Premium SMS/MMS are not supported.

Included data

Internode plans have a specific amount of included data each month. Data usage (including for social networking) is not unlimited and will be taken out of your included data.

Mobile data is enabled by default on all Internode plans. When using Mobile data, you are able to use services like internet browsing, email, navigation, downloading maps, checking the weather and various other online services on your mobile phone. These services use data.

  • If you exceed your plan's included mobile data value, additional excess data usage charges may be payable in accordance with the terms of the plan you acquire.
  • Data usage includes combined upload & download data transfer.
  • Any unused included mobile data in a month does not roll over into subsequent months and will be forfeited at the end of each monthly billing period.
  • The data usage records in MyInternode may be delayed by up to 30 minutes.

Some mobile phones have the capability to run multiple data sessions at the same time. This will be recorded in your mobile usage as overlapping data usage within the same time periods.

These Internode mobile services are prepaid. You must pay the monthly recurring charges in advance. In addition, you have the option to make additional prepayment for usage that is not within the included value for your plan (“Additional Prepayment”) up to the amount of the Additional Prepayment or the balance of it from time to time. You may make Additional Prepayment at the time of commencement of your service or at any time or times afterwards via the MyInternode section of the Internode website. If you choose to make Additional Prepayment, the amount will be debited from your nominated bank account or credit card. We will send you messages about your usage during the month. If your service is cancelled any unused balance of the Additional Prepayment (“Prepaid Balance”) will not be refunded to you but will be retained by Internode. You agree that no bill will be provided for this service and that direct debiting of your account or charge to your credit card may occur notwithstanding that no bill is provided and that it may occur even though you may not have had the opportunity to check charges at least 10 working days before the debit.

Excess data

These plans have a certain amount of included data each monthly billing cycle. If at any time in a billing cycle you use more than the amount of included data, we will charge $10 out of your Prepaid Balance to increase the amount of included data available in that particular billing cycle by 2GB. If there is insufficient funds in your Prepaid Balance, your mobile data will become inactive until your Prepaid Balance is topped up to a sufficient level. If your usage is high, this can occur more than once per month.

Example of charges:

  • 1MB excess data: We will charge $10 out of your Prepaid Balance which will give you an extra 2GB to use for the billing period
  • Over 2GB excess data: We will charge another $10 out of your Prepaid Balance which will give you another extra 2GB to use for the billing period

Internode will endeavour to warn you via SMS when you are about to exceed and have exceeded your included plan value amount. Internode displays the information regarding usage to you (via MyInternode) 30 minutes after you accrue it. You are responsible for any usage irrespective of any warnings.

How am I billed for my mobile service?

Internode's mobile service is provided on prepaid basis. Internode will debit your bank account/credit card for the following initial charges during the registration process.

  • First month's monthly charge
  • Any Prepaid Balance you have requested during signup.

Each month thereafter, you will be charged 7 days prior to the end of the monthly period for the following month's monthly charge.

Are Voicemail deposits and retrievals unlimited?

Yes.

Is there a flagfall or call connection fee for diversion to Australian numbers?

No.

What happens if I use less than my included value?

If you have used less than your monthly included value, the remaining amount will expire at the end of the month. If you use less than the advertised price of the plan you will still have to pay the same minimum monthly charge (which is the advertised price of the plan).

What happens when I use more than my included value?

You will be charged for the calls made outside your included value based on the call rates advertised - funds will be taken out of your Prepaid Balance. If your Prepaid Balance is insufficient, you will not be able to make any usage that is not part of your included value.

I wish to send an audio/voice SMS from my handset. How would I be charged?

Audio/voice SMS is charged as standard MMS. Please view our call rates here

How does the optional Prepaid Balance work?

  • In addition to the monthly recurring charges for the included value for your plan, you have the option to make additional prepayment for usage that is not within the included value for your plan up to the amount of that additional prepayment or the balance of it from time to time (Prepaid Balance).
  • Prepayment is optional, your default Prepaid Balance is $0.
  • You can check or top up your Prepaid Balance at the time of commencement of your service or at any time or times afterwards by logging into MyInternode
  • If you choose to top up your Prepaid Balance, the amount will be debited from your nominated bank account or credit card. We will send you messages about your usage during the month.
  • If your service is canceled any unused Prepaid Balance will not be refunded to you but will be retained by Internode.

Will I get a text message if I have reached my included value?

Yes. We will send you an SMS alert if you reach 50% and 85% or if you exceed your included value.

What spend management tools does Internode offer?

For mobile services, you can monitor your actual usage by logging into MyInternode. The usage displayed will be delayed for some call types and data usage for up to 30 minutes, and longer for international roaming calls and for any third party services ordered through your mobile service. You can also turn off data, bar outbound calls of various types, restrict roaming, and make use of other spend management tools at no charge, all via MyInternode. For more information about using these tools, please call us on 13 66 33.

How do I activate my SIM Card?

After receiving your Internode SIM card in the mail, you can activate it by simply following the instructions provided with your SIM card. If you have any questions, please call us on 1300 704 037.

Can I bring my own phone?

Of course! However, you may need to unlock your handset from your previous mobile phone provider if it is not able to function on the Vodafone network.

What is 4G?

4G is the fourth generation of mobile telecommunications technology that is capable of much faster speeds compared to 3G. It’s enabled by default on all Internode plans, provided that:

  • You have a 4G (LTE 1800/850 MHz) compatible handset
  • 4G is enabled on your handset
  • You are in a 4G coverage area

If these condition are not met, you will be limited to 3G where available and speeds will be much less than that of 4G.

How do I activate my voicemail?

For your convenience, your voicemail is automatically activated when you connect to our mobile network. To record a personalised greeting or change your settings, simply call 121 and follow the prompts.

To retrieve your voicemail, dial 121. Voicemail retrieval is not charged on Internode plans.

If you are overseas, you will need to dial +61-414-121-121 to retrieve your voicemail. Please note roaming charges will apply if you are calling from your mobile or, if you are using another device overseas, please check the applicable calls rates to Australia.

How do I check my usage and invoices?

You can check your mobile usage at any time by logging into MyInternode.

What’s required for Video calling?

Video calling is handset dependent and both parties of the call must be in a 3G/4G coverage area. For coverage details see coverage.

Which countries can I send international SMS to?

Generally, you can send SMS to countries you can make international calls to. Check our call rates page to see the list of countries you can call from your plan.

Can I use my Internode mobile overseas? (International Roaming)

See Roaming FAQs.

How do I move all my SIM Card contacts to my new Internode SIM Card?

Firstly, save all your contacts from your previous SIM Card onto the phone. If you do not know how to do this, try consulting your mobile phone manual. Once you have moved all of your contacts onto the phone memory, simply insert the new SIM Card and transfer the contacts from the phone onto the SIM Card!

Can I use my BlackBerry handset on an Internode mobile plan for push email and data?

No, Internode mobile plans are not suitable for use with Blackberry push email and data. Internode does not supply and support BlackBerry Internet Service (BIS). Only voice calls and SMS are supported.

Can I manage my mobile service online?

Yes, you can manage your mobile service online by logging into MyInternode. This will allow you to modify your mobile features such as activating/deactivating data, International Roaming, diversions, and more.

How do I set up call forwarding to international numbers?

Call forwarding to international numbers is not available.

Can I use internet tethering with Internode mobile?

Yes, Internode mobile supports tethering. Tethering will use mobile data from your Internode mobile plan. Any mobile data usage not included in your plan is charged as an excess which comes out of your Prepaid Balance.

In order to use tethering:

  • Your handset must support tethering
  • Mobile data must be enabled - refer to your handset’s manual or the manufacturer’s website for support information on how to enable tethering on your phone.

What are the SIM card types Internode offers?

After you purchase an Internode mobile plan, we will send you a triple-cut SIM card for sizes: Standard, Micro and Nano.

Nano: For iPhones, iPads and the latest Android phones, push out the Nano area.
Micro: For most smartphones, push out the Micro area.
Standard: For older phones, push out the Standard area.

Once you receive the SIM card, simply push out the SIM type you need.

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If you are already an Internode customer and need a replacement SIM, please call 1300 704 037.

What’s included/excluded in my plan?

See your mobile plan included and excluded usage.

Can I change from an existing Internode mobile plan to the new Internode plan?

See Internode mobile is switching to the Vodafone network.

International Roaming is currently not available on Internode Mobile.

If you have any questions please call us on 13 66 33.

What are Premium Services?

Premium Services are provided by third party content providers who give you access to various types of content or payment services via fixed line or mobile phone. Examples include:

Premium Voice Services:

  • Psychic and horoscope hotlines
  • Voting lines for TV reality shows
  • Dating and chat hotlines
  • Exam result hotlines

Premium SMS/MMS Services:

  • Ringtones, games & wallpapers
  • Text & Win competitions
  • Text & Win trivia
  • SMS voting for TV reality shows
  • SMS jokes and horoscopes
  • SMS weather alerts

Can I access premium services with my Internode mobile?

No, Internode mobile does not support any Premium voice, SMS or MMS Services.

Why is Internode mobile moving to the Vodafone network?

As part of an exciting new partnership with Vodafone, Internode has begun selling plans that are powered by the Vodafone network. Simply put, this change allows us to deliver better value to our mobile customers. On these new plans, Internode will still be your mobile service provider and take care of all support and billing.

Will Internode invite me to move to the Vodafone network?

Yes. We are inviting customers to move to the Vodafone network in batches as there are limitations on the number of customers that we and the industry can accommodate transferring daily. Eventually all Internode mobile customers on the Optus network will be invited to move. The entire migration process will take several weeks.

Will I need a new SIM card in the Vodafone network?

Yes. This will be supplied as part of your migration or new service order.

If I accept the invitation, will my number get transferred across to the Vodafone network?

Yes, your mobile number will be transferred to the Vodafone network automatically after you activate your new Internode SIM card. You will remain an Internode customer.

Will there be any changes to my mobile plan?

There may be changes to your mobile plan in the Vodafone network. In general, the changes are beneficial for you but please go through the details of your new plan including the Critical Information Summary to assess whether it is suitable for you.

What happens if I don't want to move to the Vodafone network?

We recommend you accept the invitation to move to the Vodafone network as early as possible to avoid any inconvenience. If you do not accept the invitation and your existing plan is discontinued in the future, we will provide you with the appropriate notice. 

How can I check the mobile coverage in my area and if my device is compatible with the Vodafone network?

Please check our Coverage map for mobile coverage. If you’re not sure if your device is locked to a mobile network outside of the Vodafone network, please contact your current mobile provider and/or the place of purchase for your mobile handset.

Is there any fee I have to pay to move to the Vodafone network?

No. Once you are invited to move to the Vodafone network, we will send a new SIM card to you free of charge.

Can I choose a different plan to the one offered to me in the invitation?

Yes. When you activate your new Internode SIM card online, you will be given the option to take up the offered plan, or choose from the full range of plans Internode sells on the Vodafone network.

Someone I know received an invitation from Internode with a different offer from the one I received. Can I get that offer?

No, the offer is available only for the Internode mobile service number addressed in the invitation. The offer made to you is based on your existing mobile plan.

  1. Log in to MyInternode with the username and password you created when you placed your mobile order.
  2. Select Activate SIM Card. Activations for new numbers should complete within 2 hours.
  3. If you’re porting an existing mobile number to us, just keep using your old SIM card until it stops working, then that’s your cue to switch to your new Internode Mobile SIM card.