12 Month Phone Plans & Deals

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Looking for a postpaid plan, but not ready to commit to a two-year contract? 12-month phone plans have become hot alternative to the standard 24-month deal, 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. To simplify the process, we’ve rounded up some great plans from a selection of both big-name and budget-friendly telcos below. Hit the link to jump to your provider of choice:

Who offers 12 month phone plans?

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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 Moose plan, expect to get more data for your dollars: for example, 15GB is priced at $27.80 on a month-to-month basis, while 18GB is $23 on a 12-month contract.

All of Moose Mobile’s 12-month SIM-only plans include unlimited standard national SMS and MMS, unlimited standard national calls and data for use in Australia. Moose’s $29 plan includes $200 of international call value while the $36 and $46 options feature $400 of international call credit each month.

The following table shows all published Moose Mobile 12-month postpaid plans on Canstar Blue’s database, listed in order of cost, from the lowest to highest and then by data allowance, largest to smallest. Use our comparison tool to see plans from a range of other providers. This is a selection of products with links to a referral partner.

Southern Phone 12 Month Phone Plans

Southern Phone offers an impressively affordable range of 12-month phone plans, all of which provide coverage on Optus’ 4G Plus network.  The entry-level plan offers 1GB of data, as well as unlimited standard national talk and text. On the opposite end of the spectrum, expect to pay $60 per month for Southern Phone’s priciest 12-month plan, which includes 80GB of data plus unlimited standard national calls and SMS.

All of Southern Phone’s 12-month plans are SIM-only, so you’ll need to bring your own phone. However, if you’re looking for a simple, data-packed plan that covers the basics (and that doesn’t come with sky-high bills), these one-year options offer good value.

The following table shows all published Southern Phone 12-month postpaid plans on Canstar Blue’s database, listed in order of cost, from the lowest to highest and then by data allowance, largest to smallest. Use our comparison tool to see plans from a range of other providers. This is a selection of products with links to a referral partner.

TeleChoice 12 Month Phone Plans

Operating on parts of the Telstra network, TeleChoice’s 12-month plans are all offered on a SIM-only basis, and feature unlimited talk and text within Australia. Although no lock-in and 24-month plans are available (plus the option to ‘prepay’ upfront for seven or 13 months of service), TeleChoice’s 12-month plan options provide a happy medium; you’ll get great value data inclusions, and all plans feature unlimited international SMS.

Plans start at $16 per month for 3GB and go up to $40 for 30GB per month (including 20GB of bonus data). International call packs are also available to add on from $5 per month.

The following table shows all published TeleChoice 12-month postpaid plans on Canstar Blue’s database, listed in order of cost, from the lowest to highest and then by data allowance, largest to smallest. Use our comparison tool to see plans from a range of other providers. This is a selection of products with links to a referral partner.

Woolworths Mobile 12 Month Phone Plans

Woolworths Mobile is different to the other supermarket telcos in that it offers a suite of plans across prepaid and postpaid, plus it also offers a range of handsets, including the Samsung Galaxy S10 series. There are four main plans on offer — the Extra Small, Small, Medium and Large plans.

These plans are the same across prepaid and postpaid, with the same monthly cost and data inclusions, however the plan length and billing cycle will vary. You can pick up a 12-month SIM-only plan starting at $20 per month and going up to $50 a month. These plans often have extras included, such as bonus data and access to family cyber security software, so keep an eye out to see what is currently on offer.

The following table shows all published Woolworths Mobile 12-month postpaid plans on Canstar Blue’s database, listed in order of cost, from the lowest to highest and then by data allowance, largest to smallest. Use our comparison tool to see plans from a range of other providers. This is a selection of products with links to a referral partner.

What about Telstra?

Telstra had previously offered 12-month SIM-only plans, however Australia’s largest telco has now shifted focus to provide customers with more flexibility with a simple suite of four month-to-month postpaid plans. These plans can be left as SIM-only plans or bundled with a new handset. Once you bundle with a new handset, you’re locked into a 24 or 36-month payment plan for the device.

Prepaid 12 Month Plans

If you prefer avoiding the chance of bill shock by sticking to prepaid plan, there are 12-month options available (usually billed as a ‘365-day’ plan). Some of these will feature monthly data that resets every 30 days, or a lump sum of gigabytes for your entire 365 days; if you do receive all your data upfront, you’ll need to be careful not to use it up too soon.

Boost Mobile 12 Month Plans

Boost Mobile mostly offers short-term plans, however the telco more recently added a small selection of long-term prepaid plans over six-month and 12-month expiry periods. There are only two 12-month plans to choose from — $150 plan with 80GB of data and $300 plan with 240GB of data. On the $150 plan, that works out to be around 6GB of data to use per month (at around $12.50 per month) if you plan on rationing it out evenly. For the $300 plan, it works out to be around 20GB per month (and $25 per month).

All of Boost Mobile’s plans run on the Telstra 3G and 4G network, and Boost is also the only MVNO to operate with full access to the Telstra network.

The following table shows all published Boost Mobile 12-month prepaid plans on Canstar Blue’s database, listed in order of cost, from the lowest to highest and then by data allowance, largest to smallest. Use our comparison tool to see plans from a range of other providers. This is a selection of products with links to a referral partner.

Catch Connect 12 Month Plans

If you’re happy to commit to a full year, Catch Connect’s 365-day plans have you covered, with plans starting at $179.90 for 36GB of yearly data. All plans include unlimited talk and text in Australia, but international calls will require you to buy an international call pack.

All Catch Connect plans are powered by Optus’ 4G network and are offered on a SIM-only basis. You can also get pretty serious data inclusions on these deals: for example, the $529.90 plan includes 486GB, which works out at about 40.5GB per month with a monthly cost of around $44.

The following table shows all published Catch Connect 365-day prepaid plans on Canstar Blue’s database, listed in order of cost, from the lowest to highest and then by data allowance, largest to smallest. Use our comparison tool to see plans from a range of other providers. This is a selection of products with links to a referral partner.

Kogan Mobile 12 Month Plans

Kogan Mobile currently offers four year-long prepaid plans, starting from $205.60 for your full year (or around $16 per month) for 13GB of monthly data. Keep in mind that – as with Catch Connect – you’ll need to pay for your full 12 months upfront, so although you may save long-term, it does mean you’ll need to make a large outright plan payment. Kogan also tends to offer additional discounts on the prepay plans from time to time, so keep and eye out if you’re interested in Kogan’s plans. Plan options are below:

  • Kogan Mobile Medium Plan: $205.60 for 365 days (around $16.90 every 30 days). Includes 13GB of data every 30 days, plus unlimited standard national calls & SMS.
  • Kogan Mobile Large Plan: $273.70 for 365 days (around $22.50 every 30 days) . Includes 20GB of data every 30 days, plus unlimited standard national calls & SMS.
  • Kogan Mobile Extra Large Plan: $334.40 for 365 days (around $27.50 every 30 days). Includes 40GB of data every 30 days, plus unlimited standard national calls & SMS.

The above mentioned plans ration out your data for you each month, so you won’t need to keep tabs on your usage. However, Kogan also offers 365-day Flex plans, where you prepay upfront and get all the data at the start. This means if your data use varies from month-to-month, you might prefer to ration your data out for yourself.

Coles Mobile and ALDI Mobile 365-day Plans

The supermarket brands are also on board with 365-day prepaid plans, and both ALDI Mobile and Coles Mobile sell year-long prepaid packs. Coles Mobile’s $180 prepaid plan features a 365-day expiry, and includes unlimited standard national calls and texts, plus 36GB of data to use over 12 months. You’ll need to ration this data out over your 365-day plan length (it breaks down to 3GB each month), or simply add extra data as needed: $5 will get you 500MB while the online-only $15 data pack gets you an extra 3GB.

ALDI Mobile’s Pay As You Go SIM plan also features a 365-day expiry, and comes pre-loaded with $5 of call, text and data credit. Talk, text, and data is all taken from your plan’s credit on a per-use basis, but credit can be added to your plan at any time, in $15 or $30 increments. ALDI Mobile’s PAYG rates are $0.12 per minute for standard calls, $0.12 per SMS, $0.35 per MMS, and $0.05 per megabyte of data (which works out to be about $51.20 per GB).

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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