12 Month Phone Plans & Deals

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12 month phone plans are the bread and butter of telco companies, meaning that it’s a competitive marketplace and a consumer’s playground. With enough options and variances to suit everyone’s needs and wants, finding a plan is the easy part. The hard part comes from deciding which is the best choice for you, as many phone plans come with extra goodies if you know where to look. Check out some of the 12 month offers below. Hit the link to jump to your favourite provider:

Who Offers 12 Month Phone Plans?

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Vodafone 12 Month Phone Plans

Vodafone offers the most diverse variety of options, allowing consumers to choose which SIM plan best suits. With options focusing on data or international calls, Vodafone is very much for the traveler, although there’s enough for those who stay at home too.

  • Generally offering only the more expensive plans, Vodafone is big on bonus inclusions, including Qantas Points, which no doubt will come in handy for those frequent flyers.

Starting at $30/month, Vodafone offers unlimited text to both national and international numbers, as well as unlimited talk to Australian numbers. For a family plan, Vodafone also allows up to five SIM only plans on the one bill, allowing families to pool and share data across Australia.

  • Vodafone is offering additional data and extra deals when consumers sign up, so be sure to grab those freebies.

Vodafone’s latest 12 month deals are listed here:

Brand Features Max Data**/billing period Advertised Cost^^/billing period
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$35 Red SIM Only

  • Unlimited National Calls & SMS

min. cost $420 over 12 month plan period

3GBMax Data**/billing period $35Advertised Data^^/billing period Go To Site
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$45 Red SIM Only

  • Unlimited National Calls & SMS
  • Students get Double Data

min. cost $540 over 12 month plan period

15GBMax Data**/billing period $45Advertised Data^^/billing period Go To Site
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$60 Unlimited SIM Only

  • Unlimited Data*(Capped at 1.5Mbps after 40GB)
  • Unlimited National Calls & SMS
  • 10,000 Qantas Points

min. cost $720.00 over 12 month billing period

Unlimited*Max Data**/billing period $60.00Advertised Data^^/billing period Go To Site
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$80 Unlimited SIM Only

  • Unlimited Data*(Capped at 1.5Mbps after 80GB)
  • Unlimited National Calls & SMS
  • 20,000 Qantas Points

min. cost $960.00 over 12 month billing period

Unlimited*Max Data**/billing period $80.00Advertised Data^^/billing period Go To Site
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Telstra 12 Month Phone Plans

Despite only offering the BYO phone option, Telstra’s 12 month phone plans are competitive and varied enough to suit most needs. Starting at $39/month, Telstra offers unlimited texts and $500 of international calls, along with 2GB of data. If you ramp that up to the biggest option, $99/month, not only do you get 30GB data and unlimited talk and text options to both national and international numbers, but you’ll also receive two Foxtel starter packs with 12 month subscriptions.

  • Telstra only offers SIM only 12 month plans, with phone packages only available on 24 month plans.
  • Telstra phone plans also often include a six month Apple Music membership, including data-free music streaming, along with AFL, NRL and Netball streaming services, in addition to free Wi-Fi with Telstra Air. Going with Australia’s biggest telco company has its perks, after all.

Here is a selection of the latest Telstra 12 month plans for your consideration:

Brand Features Max Data**/billing period Advertised Cost^^/billing period
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Small

  • Unlimited National Calls & SMS
  • 5GB bonus data

min. cost $588 over 12 month plan period

15GBMax Data**/billing period $49Advertised Data^^/billing period Go To Site
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Medium

  • Unlimited National Calls & SMS
  • Unlimited Calls & Texts to 15 countries
  • 10GB bonus data
  • ‘Peace of Mind’ data included

min. cost $828 over 12 month plan period

30GBMax Data**/billing period $69Advertised Data^^/billing period Go To Site
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Large

  • Unlimited National Calls & SMS
  • Unlimited Calls & Texts to 15 Countries
  • ‘Peace of Mind’ data included
  • 12 Months Foxtel Now Subscription – 1 Channel Pack

min. cost $1068 over 12 month plan period

60GBMax Data**/billing period $89Advertised Data^^/billing period Go To Site
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Optus 12 Month Phone Plans

Offering the 12 Month SIM Plan, Optus delivers similar deals to its main rival, Telstra. Its cheapest option, the $35/month plan, comes with 3GB of data and unlimited local calls and texts. However, despite the immediate appeal, this option does not include any international calls or texts, meaning you’ll have to pay extra if you have friends and family overseas.

  • Other options include the $45, $55 and $65 plans, all increasing in data packages and international calling capabilities, allowing you to choose a plan to suit your lifestyle.
  • All of the Optus plans include data free extras, including the use of Optus Sport, National Geographic and Spotify, perfect for days off or the daily commute.

Check out the selection of Optus 12 month plans below:

Brand Features Max Data**/billing period Advertised Cost^^/billing period
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$35 My Plan Plus

  • Unlimited National Calls & SMS
  • Bonus double data

min. cost $420 over 12 month plan period

3GBMax Data**/billing period $35Advertised Data^^/billing period
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$45 My Plan Plus

  • Unlimited National Calls & SMS
  • Bonus double data
  • 20% off plan fees

min. cost $540 over 12 month plan period

15GBMax Data**/billing period $45Advertised Data^^/billing period
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$55 My Plan Plus

  • Unlimited National Calls & SMS
  • Bonus double data
  • 20% off plan fees

min. cost $660 over 12 month plan period

25GBMax Data**/billing period $55Advertised Data^^/billing period
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$65 My Plan Plus

  • Unlimited National Calls & SMS
  • Bonus double data
  • 20% off plan fees

min. cost $780 over 12 month plan period

40GBMax Data**/billing period $65Advertised Data^^/billing period

Moose Mobile 12 Month Phone Plans

Moose Mobile is an MVNO on the Optus network and offers competitive plans on both a month-to-month and 12-month basis. If you sign up for a 12 month plan, you can expect cheaper plans and more data. For example, you can get 10GB for under $30, which is quite cheap. While Moose does not offer much in the way of extra stuff like frequent flyer points or even international calls (barring one plan), it does offer cheap plans with lots of data.

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Moose 9 SIM Only – 12M

  • Special Price Offer: $5 for first month. Offer available for limited time.
  • 220 minutes

min. cost $104 over 12 month contract

1GBMax Data**/billing period $9.00Advertised Data^^/billing period More Details
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Moose 14 SIM Only – 12M

  • Special Price Offer: $5 for first month. Offer available for limited time.
  • Unlimited National Calls & SMS

min. cost $159 over 12 month contract

2GBMax Data**/billing period $14.00Advertised Data^^/billing period More Details
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Moose 19 SIM Only – 12M

  • Unlimited National Calls & SMS

min. cost $228 over 12 month contract

2.5GBMax Data**/billing period $19.00Advertised Data^^/billing period More Details
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Moose 25 SIM Only – 12M

  • Unlimited National Calls & SMS

min. cost $300 over 12 month contract

5GBMax Data**/billing period $25.00Advertised Data^^/billing period More Details
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Moose 29 SIM Only – 12M

  • Unlimited National Calls & SMS

min. cost $348 over 12 month contract

10GBMax Data**/billing period $29.00Advertised Data^^/billing period More Details
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Moose 35 SIM Only – 12M

  • Unlimited National Calls & SMS

min. cost $420 over 12 month contract

18GBMax Data**/billing period $35.00Advertised Data^^/billing period More Details
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Moose 47 SIM only (3G) – 12M

  • Unlimited National Calls & SMS

min. cost $564 over 12 month contract

30GBMax Data**/billing period $47.00Advertised Data^^/billing period More Details
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Moose 76 SIM only (3G) – 12M

  • Unlimited National Calls & SMS

min. cost $912 over 12 month contract

90GBMax Data**/billing period $76.00Advertised Data^^/billing period More Details

Exetel 12 Month Phone Plans

Exetel is another provider on the Optus network and currently has some of the most competitive deals if willing to sign up for 12 months. Plans are SIM-only, and there are no setup fees. The difference between month-to-month and 12-month plans usually equates to a few gigabytes of extra data. For example, for about $25 you can get 6GB on the month-to-month plan, or 10GB on the 12-month plan. Exetel is already known as being a cheap NBN provider, and it’s much the same story in the mobile space.

Brand Features Max Data**/billing period Advertised Cost^^/billing period
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Saver 4G

  • Unlimited National Calls & SMS
  • Unlimited Overseas SMS

min. cost $179.88 over 12 month plan period

2.5GBMax Data**/billing period $14.99Advertised Data^^/billing period More Details
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Value 4G

  • Unlimited National Calls & SMS
  • Unlimited Overseas SMS
  • $50 International Calls

min. cost $299.88 over 12 month plan period

10GBMax Data**/billing period $24.99Advertised Data^^/billing period More Details
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Extra Value 4G

  • Unlimited National Calls & SMS
  • Unlimited Overseas SMS
  • $300 International Calls

min. cost $419.88 over 12 month plan period

18GBMax Data**/billing period $234.99Advertised Data^^/billing period More Details
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Plus 4G

  • Unlimited National Calls & SMS
  • Unlimited Overseas SMS
  • $500 International Calls

min. cost $599.88 over 12 month plan period

23GBMax Data**/billing period $49.99Advertised Data^^/billing period More Details

Southern Phone 12 Month Phone Plans

Southern Phone offers an impressively affordable range of 12 month phone plans, starting at $9.90 per month on its Green SIM-only plans. The entry level plan offers 1GB of data, as well as unlimited local talk and text. While nothing to get excited about, if you don’t use your phone very often, it would be one of the most financially sound options. Southern Phone’s most expensive option cuts off at $50 per month and includes 23GB of data, making it a top contender for those on a tight budget.

Southern Phone’s Green 12 month offers are below. all of these provide service on the Optus network:

Brand Features Max Data**/billing period Advertised Cost^^/billing period
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Green $9.90

  • Unlimited National Calls & SMS

min. cost $118.80 over 12 Months

1GBMax Data**/billing period $9.90Advertised Data^^/billing period Go To Site
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Green 22

  • Unlimited National Calls & SMS

min. cost $264 over 12 Months

7GBMax Data**/billing period $22Advertised Data^^/billing period Go To Site
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Green 35

  • Unlimited National Calls & SMS

min. cost $420 over 12 Months

18GBMax Data**/billing period $35Advertised Data^^/billing period Go To Site
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Green 50

  • Unlimited National Calls & SMS

min. cost $600 over 12 Months

23GBMax Data**/billing period $50Advertised Data^^/billing period Go To Site
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Dodo 12 Month Phone Plans

While it doesn’t offer a lot of options, Dodo looks to be a viable option for those looking for a quick and easy phone plan. Starting at $19.90/month, consumers get unlimited local calls and texts along with 6GB of data. However, like TeleChoice, international calls and texts aren’t available until you get to the expensive options. It’s not as scary as it sounds though, with Dodo’s expensive option coming out to $39.90/month, meaning that you won’t be breaking the bank in comparison to other telcos.

  • For a 12 month plan with Dodo, you’ll have to provide your own 4G phone, meaning you’ll have to make sure you’re up to date before locking in a contract.

Dodo’s line up of 12 month deals is right here:

Brand Features Max Data**/billing period Advertised Cost^^/billing period
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6GB Plan

  • Unlimited National Calls & SMS
  • Unlimited International SMS
  • $10/mth for your first six months

min. cost $180 over 12 months

6GBMax Data**/billing period $20.00Advertised Data^^/billing period
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20GB Plan

  • Unlimited National Calls & SMS
  • Unlimited International SMS
  • 100 international minutes
  • $15/mth for your first six months

min. cost $270 over 12 months

20GBMax Data**/billing period $30.00Advertised Data^^/billing period
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30GB Plan

  • Unlimited National Calls & SMS
  • Unlimited International SMS & 300 mins to 88 countries
  • $20/mth for your first six months

min. cost $360 over 12 months

30GBMax Data**/billing period $40.00Advertised Data^^/billing period
View all mobile plans listed on Canstar Blue

Jeenee Mobile

 

Brand Features Max Data**/billing period Advertised Cost^^/billing period
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Large – 6GB

  • Unlimited National Calls & SMS
  • $50 International Calls

min. cost $32.50 for First month

6GBMax Data**/billing period $25Advertised Data^^/billing period
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Large – 8GB

  • Unlimited National Calls & SMS
  • $50 International Calls

min. cost $145 over 6 months

8GBMax Data**/billing period $25Advertised Data^^/billing period
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Large – 10GB

  • Unlimited National Calls & SMS
  • $50 International Calls

min. cost $280 over 12 months

10GBMax Data**/billing period $25Advertised Data^^/billing period
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Large – 15GB

  • Unlimited National Calls & SMS
  • $500 International Calls

min. cost $46 for first month

15GBMax Data**/billing period $45Advertised Data^^/billing period
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Large – 20GB

  • Unlimited National Calls & SMS
  • $500 International Calls

min. cost $226 over 6 months

20GBMax Data**/billing period $45Advertised Data^^/billing period
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Large – 23GB

  • Unlimited National Calls & SMS
  • $500 International Calls

min. cost $442 over 12 months

23GBMax Data**/billing period $45Advertised Data^^/billing period
View all mobile plans listed on Canstar Blue

Bendigo Bank Telco

Brand Features Max Data**/billing period Advertised Cost^^/billing period
Bendigo Telco

Small

  • Unlimited National Calls & SMS

min. cost $210 over 12 months

2.5GBMax Data**/billing period $17.50Advertised Data^^/billing period
Bendigo Telco

Medium

  • Unlimited National Calls & SMS
  • $50 international calls

min. cost $360 over 12 months

10GBMax Data**/billing period $30Advertised Data^^/billing period
Bendigo Telco

Large

  • Unlimited National Calls & SMS
  • $300 international calls

min. cost $480 over 12 months

18GBMax Data**/billing period $40Advertised Data^^/billing period
Bendigo Telco

Extra Large

  • Unlimited National Calls & SMS
  • $500 international calls

min. cost $600 over 12 months

23GBMax Data**/billing period $50Advertised Data^^/billing period
View all mobile plans listed on Canstar Blue

Telechoice

 

Brand Features Max Data**/billing period Advertised Cost^^/billing period
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2GB SIM Plan

  • Unlimited National Calls & SMS
  • Unlimited International SMS to any country

min. cost $192 over 12 months

2GBMax Data**/billing period $16Advertised Data^^/billing period
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5GB SIM Plan

  • Unlimited National Calls & SMS
  • Unlimited International SMS to any country

min. cost $300 over 12 months

5GBMax Data**/billing period $25Advertised Data^^/billing period
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13GB SIM Plan

  • Unlimited National Calls & SMS
  • Unlimited International SMS to any country

min. cost $420 over 12 months

13GBMax Data**/billing period $35Advertised Data^^/billing period
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18GB SIM Plan

  • Unlimited National Calls & SMS
  • Unlimited International SMS to any country

min. cost $480 over 12 months

18GBMax Data**/billing period $40Advertised Data^^/billing period
View all mobile plans listed on Canstar Blue

Should I get a 12 Month Phone Plan?

Phone plans are a bit of a commitment, so be sure to find a plan that best suits your style – and your budget. The big telcos may be better if you’re looking for a standard plan, but smaller telcos may surprise you with how much value for money they can provide. It’s always a good idea to shop around, as the savings over 12 months can be worth the effort.

However, keep in mind that 12 month phone plans come with a contract, so you can’t dodge the monthly payments. If you’re on a tight budget and prefer the option of not using your phone from one month to the next, a good prepaid deal might be your best bet. But if you’re confident that you can make the monthly payments each time, telcos will often reward you for your 12 month loyalty.

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