Ozzymac
Level 3: Gumshoe

2 phones on one plan

Hi, 

Being in a rural area we never use much of our data... So, as smart phones are getting bigger, I was looking into getting a small flip phone to carry while out & about around the property etc... Is it possible to connect it to my current smart phone plan? 

People will say no... 

Yet, you can connect your smart watch for $5 a month! 

Why not do the same with a mobile? 

 

Cheers 

Craig 

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Jupiter
Level 25: The Singularity
Level 25: The Singularity

Re: 2 phones on one plan

The answer is no. You can't do it. Smartwatches are treated differently in the system.

 

It might be possible in the (distant) future, but currently, no.

Never be afraid to back yourself when trying new things, just always make sure you have 3 escape routes if things go wrong.
Ozzymac
Level 3: Gumshoe

Re: 2 phones on one plan

Why? 

Why are smart watches treated differently? 

It's still a phone on your wrist... 

Telstra being difficult like usual. 

It wouldn't matter if there was a pre paid or a plan that was a reasonable price, but the plans have heaps of data that is pointless, & pre paid are over priced! 

Jupiter
Level 25: The Singularity
Level 25: The Singularity

Re: 2 phones on one plan

It's not just Telstra. No carrier offers the feature. You would need to ask them and the regulator (ACMA) why it isn't allowed.

Never be afraid to back yourself when trying new things, just always make sure you have 3 escape routes if things go wrong.
Ozzymac
Level 3: Gumshoe

Re: 2 phones on one plan

Do you know of any cheap plans possibly available for use on a 2nd phone? 

Also is there a section in Crowd support for tech help? We have crap signal at home, & was wondering if anything can be done about it! 

Never use to be this bad.... Telstra changed something. 

Jupiter
Level 25: The Singularity
Level 25: The Singularity

Re: 2 phones on one plan

Start by checking the loaction of the towers in your local area at https://rfnsa.com.au you will be able to see which frequencies are in use (handy to know when you buy a phone or troubleshooting an existing one).

 

There are repeater devices that you can get (Cel Fi repeaters). They are quite expensive but if you pair them with the right type of external antenna they can work quite well. See Network coverage extension devices (telstra.com.au) for more information.

 

If you are only going to be using it for calls/messages and a small amount of data. Maybe look at the $300 PrePaid Complete. Unlimited calls and SMS, 150GB data on 12 month expiry. Works out at the equivalent of $25 per month.

Never be afraid to back yourself when trying new things, just always make sure you have 3 escape routes if things go wrong.

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