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Tips for Keeping Your Phone Bill Under Control This Christmas
13 Dec 2005

iSIM Prepaid: Gold Winner 2006 of Money Magazine's 'Best of the Best' Award - two consecutive years

Christmas can be an expensive time of year and SIMplus Mobile is helping consumers manage their expenses.

SIMplus Mobile's ISIM prepaid service is ideal for consumers trying to keep their expenses in check, by controlling monthly expenditure and getting good value for money.

For two consecutive years SIMplus Mobile's iSIM prepaid has been awarded Gold Winner of Money Magazine's 'Best of the Best' Award in the Best Low-User Plans Prepaid category.

This prepaid option is helping consumers by paying for mobile use upfront, whilst giving them 24-hour access to billing details - so iSIM users know how much they are spending and can put a stop to unexpected bills.

Keir Preedy, Managing Director of SIMplus Mobile, said that receiving the Best Low-User Plans Prepaid award twice reinforced SIMplus Mobile's ability to deliver value for money, flexibility and control to its customers. This is especially important at Christmas.

"It's during the festive season that consumers really want to limit unexpected and last minute bills - this is one reason the prepaid structure is so appealing. By setting mobile spend at the beginning of the month; consumers won't have their holidays dampened by large phone bills over summer.

"iSIM's online billing and payment structure also means that customers can carefully keep track of their bills and easily recharge, which is great for people with busy lifestyles.

"When it's time to recharge, you can jump online, sit down and go through account details to see where and when credit was used - providing you with a practical tool for budgeting," Mr Preedy said.

An iSIM account is set up online and recharging takes place via the Internet using a credit card. This means that users can top up with their credit card from home or work, without facing the Christmas shopping crowds at retail outlets.

Customers can also recharge via SMS or over the phone. For added convenience, customers can set an automatic recharge to take effect on a certain date, or when the balance falls below a certain level which they have set.

"Another feature that makes iSIM so appealing is the ability to recharge with any value between $10 and $100," Mr Preedy said.

"Flexible recharge options are important during the holiday season when our daily routines change and we may not use our mobiles as we usually would. Consumers should only need to pay for mobile credit according to their individual circumstances and budget."

iSIM prepaid is one of the most competitive prepaid deals available on the market.

  • A single national rate of 39c p/min, billed per second
  • No flag fall on national calls
  • 15c SMS (per message sent of 160 characters)
  • 19c flat voicemail retrieval
  • 75c MMS

Visit www.isim.com.au for further information

For more information, please contact:

Simone Bergholcs
Optus Corporate Affairs
Ph: 02 9342 7846

About SIMplus Mobile

SIMplus Mobile is one of the largest service providers of the Optus Network in Australia.

SIMplus Mobile is dedicated to offering uncomplicated, value-driven mobile solutions that put the customer in control. This is achieved through easy to understand plans, competitive call rates, a dependable network service and simple billing and payment options.

With more than 4,100 base stations, the Optus Network is committed to providing coverage where and when it is needed, currently offering coverage to more than 96 per cent of the Australian population.