Our Story

The good telco

A telco that believes doing good is just as important as making a profit. That’s why we donate 50% of our profits to charities that help people in need and the planet.

Our mission

We're here to help all Australians turn their daily use of telecommunications into a force for good.

Founder story

Like most people I’ve always tried to do good – from being a good Dad to a good businessman. In 2003 I co-founded a business that helped anyone with a phone, a computer and the internet to launch their own telco. My insights and knowledge were helping people with good ideas to start their own businesses and live their dreams. I often thought Australia needs a telco that would do good for the planet and those in need but somehow time got away.

In late 2018 I had the opportunity to start something new. I knew I wanted to “do some good”. That good is now Goodtel. It’s called Goodtel, because, that’s what it is. It’s the first telco that commits 50% of its profits to help people and the planet. When you choose Goodtel you combine your telco needs with your desire to do good in the world. I hope we can do good together from now on.

Damien Gould  - Goodtel Founder

Damien Gould - Goodtel Founder

We’re a social enterprise telco

By taking a large part of the profits from something we all use everyday, we’re trying to make it that little bit easier to do some good whilst not doing much at all.

We all rely heavily on our phones and internet so we’ve been careful to select trusted networks that we know are good for you or your business.

The team behind Goodtel has spent 15 years assisting others to launch telcos of all shapes and sizes. It’s now time to put that experience to good use.

Goodtel is working with a number of charities and with your help we can’t wait to help them do more of the great work they do every day. We will announce our partner charities when we officially launch and continue to partner with more charities over time.

And we know what you’re thinking. How is it we can afford to give away 50% of our profits? The answer is simple. We all know telcos on the whole are quite profitable. Many other telcos choose to focus on maximising profits to shareholders, we choose to split ours with charities. It’s a choice we feel good about.