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Pennytel To Sell Nokia Phones Outright

Local MVNO Pennytel is offering 25 per cent off plans and new mobile phones as it expands into selling handsets outright.

The mobile virtual network operator, which operates on the Telstra network, targets over 55s with cheap, no contract SIM plans.

The company has begun selling Nokia’s new 3.2 ($186.75) and 4.2 ($224.25) budget smartphones outright, as well as on its plans, with introductory discounts until August 18.

Pennytel’s move to sell Nokia-branded phones makes sense for its older market, as they’re likely to have increased brand recognition from when the Nokia name dominated the mobile market at the turn of the millennium.

The telco is offering 25 per cent off the cost of plans for three months to customers who sign up before August 18 and activate within two months.

“We have always been about great coverage, real value and excellent customer service and by offering these Nokia handsets, we’re working with a trusted brand to supply high spec phones at a competitive price,” Pennytel consumer general manager Tomas Diaz said.

“The market is changing and more customers are seeking reasonably priced plans with smart and cost-effective phones, rather than a high cost plan and phone where the cost far outweighs the actual benefits.”

Pennytel plans usually start at $10.99 per month for a plan with unlimited talk and text and 1GB data.

The company also offers 2GB ($15.99), 4GB ($19.99) and 10GB ($28.99) plans, with the most expensive plan also including unlimited calls and text to 15 countries.

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