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Set up an auto recharge so you don't have to worry about recharging before your calls, texts and data expire.
How to set up Auto Recharge for your Telstra Pre-Paid
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Footage: Moving icons of a phone, a message bubble, and wifi signal around an icon of a clock. Text on screen reads "It means you'll never have to remember to recharge."
Footage: Moving icons of a phone, a message bubble, and wifi signal. Text on screen reads "Helping you stay in control and making life simpler." with an okay hand sign emoji.
Footage: An icon of a hand holding a smartphone. Text on screen reads: "Have your Telstra ID ready, or register at myid.telstra.com/register"
Footage: The screen of the smartphone changes. Text on screen reads "Step 1. Sign in on My Telstra at my.telstra.com.au or the My Telstra app."
Footage: The screen of the smartphone changes. Text on screen reads "Step 2. Select your Pre-Paid service, then Auto recharge."
Footage: The screen of the smartphone changes. Text on screen reads "Step 3. Choose your auto recharge amount."
Footage: The screen of the smartphone changes. Text on screen reads "Step 4. Pick a payment method."
Footage: Text on screen reads "Then you're done!" with a raised hands emoji.
Footage: Text on screen reads "Set up now at tel.st/auto-recharge"
Ways you can pay
Frequently asked questions
When your recharge expires, if you don’t recharge your service you move into a ‘recharge only period’ until you recharge.
During your ‘recharge only period’, you’ll still be able to receive calls, but won’t be able to access data, and you can only make calls to:
- 125 8887 recharge hotline. It’s a free call from your Telstra Pre-Paid service
- Emergency numbers like 000 and 112. Find out more on the Triple Zero (000) website
- Freecall phone numbers, like Telstra Customer Service
You’ll have 6 months to recharge. If you don't recharge within that time, your service will be deactivated, and you’ll lose your mobile number.
You may experience one of the following issues when trying to redeem your voucher.
My 12-digit voucher PIN is showing as ‘invalid’
If you’re seeing this error, please check that:
- You’ve entered the 12-digit PIN exactly as it’s printed on the voucher
- Your recharge voucher has not expired
- The voucher has not already been redeemed
If you’ve confirmed all this and the voucher still isn’t working, you’ll need to take your recharge voucher and receipt back to the place of purchase for a refund.
My recharge voucher is for the wrong amount
If the amount on your recharge voucher is wrong, you’ll need to take the voucher and receipt back to the place of purchase for a refund.
My voucher is barred
This may occur if you have tried to enter your voucher PIN multiple times without success
To resolve this, please contact us.
When you recharge before expiry, you’ll still have access to your previous recharge inclusions, up to the original expiry date. Depending on which Pre-Paid plan you’re on, your unused data may roll over to use with your new recharge.
Your new recharge period starts from the date you recharge your service.
For example, if you recharge your service 5 days before expiry of your old recharge, you’ll have access to the inclusions of both your old and new recharge for 5 days. Then, you’ll have access to the inclusions of your new recharge, plus any unused data that has been rolled over, until the expiry of the new recharge period.
Note: Inclusions for your old recharge will be used first.
Tip: The best way to maximize the benefit of your recharge days is to set up auto recharge.
There could be a number of reasons why your recharge has run out so quickly:
- Your Pre-Paid offer may not include enough data
- There was a software update which was downloaded using your Pre-Paid service
- You’ve updated apps or sent/received large files
You can view and manage your data usage in the My Telstra app or My Telstra. You can also check whether your Pre-Paid offer has enough data for you and consider increasing to a higher recharge with more data.
Why choose us?
Australia's largest network
Our 4G network reaches further than any other.
Continuous data rollover
Not going to use up your data in time? Just recharge before expiry on Telstra Pre-Paid Mobile and rollover up to 200GB of your unused data.
Call overseas with included minutes
With capped international call minutes from Australia to selected destinations on Pre-Paid Mobile, you can stay in touch with friends and family overseas.
Be rewarded with Telstra Plus
Join Telstra Plus and get rewarded just for recharging. Earn points to put towards must-have devices, recharges, accessories and more. Eligibility criteria apply.
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More information about Pre-Paid mobile phones can be found in our frequently asked questions.