What are the best phone plan deals?

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Everyone wants to save a buck or two, and when it comes to mobile phone plans, it’s all about getting the best value for money possible. Luckily there has never been a better time to choose a new phone plan, with telcos large and small competing for your business with some great offers and often incredible promotional deals. Here, Canstar Blue explores the biggest and best phone deals currently available in Australia and what you will need to keep in mind.

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Phone Plan Deals June 2018

If you’re shopping around for a mobile phone deal, March is a good time to do it. You’ll soon realise that most of the time these deals come on a month to month basis with a Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO) that operates off one of the three networks in Australia. They get a wholesale network and consequently have a bit of room to move on price. Expect deals like a few dollars off normal monthly rates, extra data, freebies, or all of the above. However, be aware that some deals come with a catch. Let’s see what the providers are doing. Hit the links below to jump to your favourite carrier:

Moose Mobile Phone Deals

Moose Mobile is already a competitive postpaid provider, offering good deals on month-to-month plans, but the telco has also introduced a raft of 12-month plans that include a bit more value. If you’re willing to sign up for a year you can stand to receive a more competitive phone plan. Moose operates on the Optus network so you get good coverage and a great price.

Brand Features Max Data**/billing period Advertised Cost^^/billing period
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Moose 9 SIM Only – 12M

  • 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

  • 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

Kogan Mobile Phone Deals

Kogan Mobile is by now known as a cut-price prepaid provider. It operates on the Vodafone network and has a raft of competitive plans. These competitive plans are then made even more competitive if you commit to 90 days or more upfront. For example, you can pay $99.90 for 16GB data per 30 days, which works out to be just $33.30. The savings get larger if you commit to a longer period, as you can see below.

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

  • Unlimited National Calls & SMS

min. cost $16.90 over 30 day billing period

3GBMax Data**/billing period $16.90Advertised Data^^/billing period More Details
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Medium

  • Unlimited National Calls & SMS

min. cost $29.90 over 30 day billing period

7GBMax Data**/billing period $29.90Advertised Data^^/billing period More Details
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Large

  • Unlimited National Calls & SMS

min. cost $36.90 over 30 day billing period

16GBMax Data**/billing period $36.90Advertised Data^^/billing period More Details
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Extra Large

  • Unlimited National Calls & SMS

min. cost $49.90 over 30 day billing period

23GBMax Data**/billing period $49.90Advertised Data^^/billing period More Details

Vodafone Mobile Phone Deals

The big red V perhaps unsurprisingly has some enticing mobile phone deals. Most commonly found across its plans is bonus data – up to triple the amount of data. From time to time, Vodafone boosts data allowances – most commonly on its postpaid SIM-only plans. On these plans you can often go one of two paths – either get more international inclusions, or get a boost in data. These are labelled ‘Global’ and ‘Data’ plans respectively. A lot of plans get monthly discounts or bonus data, and the more you spend, the more bonuses you stand to receive. Out of the ‘Big 3’, Vodafone seems to be the most generous with its bonus data, but you’ll have to weigh up if that is worth switching.

Brand Features Max Data**/billing period Advertised Cost^^/billing period
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$30 Red SIM Only

  • Unlimited National Calls & SMS
  • 1GB Extra Data

min. cost $360 over 12 month plan period

2GBMax Data**/billing period $30Advertised Data^^/billing period More Details
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$40 Red SIM Only

  • Unlimited National Calls & SMS
  • 9GB Extra Data
  • Students get Double Data

min. cost $480 over 12 month plan period

6GBMax Data**/billing period $40Advertised Data^^/billing period More Details
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$50 Red SIM Only

  • Unlimited National Calls & SMS
  • 14GB Extra Data
  • 8,000 Qantas Frequent Flyer Points

min. cost $600 over 12 month plan period

16GBMax Data**/billing period $50Advertised Data^^/billing period More Details
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$60 Unlimited

  • Unlimited National Calls & SMS
  • 10,000 Qantas Frequent Flyer Points

min. cost $720 over 12 month plan period

40GBMax Data**/billing period $60Advertised Data^^/billing period More Details
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$80 Unlimited

  • Unlimited National Calls & SMS
  • 15,000 Qantas Frequent Flyer Points

min. cost $920 over 12 month plan period

70GBMax Data**/billing period $80Advertised Data^^/billing period More Details
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$100 Unlimited

  • Unlimited National Calls & SMS
  • 20,000 Qantas Frequent Flyer Points

min. cost $1200 over 12 month plan period

120GBMax Data**/billing period $100Advertised Data^^/billing period More Details
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$60 Red SIM Only

  • Unlimited National Calls & SMS
  • 10GB Extra Data
  • 10,000 Qantas Frequent Flyer Points

min. cost $720 over 12 month plan period

30GBMax Data**/billing period $60Advertised Data^^/billing period More Details
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$80 Red SIM Only

  • Unlimited National Calls & SMS
  • 15,000 Qantas Frequent Flyer Points
  • 20% Student Discount

min. cost $960 over 12 month plan period

60GBMax Data**/billing period $80Advertised Data^^/billing period More Details
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$100 Red SIM Only

  • Unlimited National Calls & SMS
  • 20,000 Qantas Frequent Flyer Points
  • 20% Student Discount

min. cost $1200 over 12 month plan period

100GBMax Data**/billing period $100Advertised Data^^/billing period More Details

Yomojo Mobile Phone Deals

Yomojo is yet another Optus network reseller with some competitive plans. It is also a provider that offers identical plans on both a prepaid and postpaid basis – the choice is in the hands of the consumer. Until the end of the month on the 4GB plan, you can get 50% off the charge for the first three months, bringing the total down to under $15. $15 for 4GB sounds pretty sweet.

Brand Features Max Data**/billing period Advertised Cost^^/billing period
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Unlimited 4GB Plan

  • Unlimited National Calls & SMS
  • 50% off plan charges for the first 3 months

min. cost $14.95 over 30 day plan period

4GBMax Data**/billing period $29.90Advertised Data^^/billing period
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Unlimited 4GB Plan Prepaid

  • Unlimited National Calls & SMS
  • 50% off plan charges for the first 3 months

min. cost $14.95 over 30 day plan period

4GBMax Data**/billing period $29.90Advertised Data^^/billing period More Details

Dodo Mobile Phone Deals

Dodo is probably already known as a cheap provider, but until the end of June it goes one step further to offer bonus data if you sign up for 12 months. For example, if you hop on the $19.90 plan, you’ll get a massive 6GB for the life of the plan. The $29.90 plan gets a massive 12GB, and the $39.90 plan gets 24GB. If you’re willing to sign up for a year, Dodo provides strong incentive to do so. Dodo operates on the Optus network, which provides peace of mind.

Brand Features Max Data**/billing period Advertised Cost^^/billing period
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Regular – 12 Months

  • Unlimited National Calls & SMS
  • Unlimited International SMS

min. cost $238.80 over 12 months

6GBMax Data**/billing period $19.90Advertised Data^^/billing period
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Value – 12 Months

  • Unlimited National Calls & SMS
  • Unlimited International SMS

min. cost $358.80 over 12 months

12GBMax Data**/billing period $29.90Advertised Data^^/billing period
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The Lot – 12 Months

  • Unlimited National Calls & SMS
  • Unlimited International SMS & 300 mins to 88 countries

min. cost $478.80 over 12 months

24GBMax Data**/billing period $39.90Advertised Data^^/billing period
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Regular – No Lock-in

  • Unlimited National Calls & SMS
  • Unlimited International SMS

min. cost $29.90 for first month

1.5GBMax Data**/billing period $19.90Advertised Data^^/billing period
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Value – No Lock-in

  • Unlimited National Calls & SMS
  • Unlimited International SMS

min. cost $39.90 for first month

4GBMax Data**/billing period $29.90Advertised Data^^/billing period
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The Lot – No Lock-in

  • Unlimited National Calls & SMS
  • Unlimited International SMS & 300 mins to 88 countries

min. cost $49.90 for first month

8GBMax Data**/billing period $39.90Advertised Data^^/billing period

OVO Mobile Phone Deals

OVO Mobile is a competitive prepaid provider on the Optus network. Until the end of June, new customers can get 50% off their phone plan for the first three months, meaning you can get a massive 10GB data for under $20! OVO also has access to data-free streaming of certain sports through its app, as well as a free cyber safety software login on its cheaper kids’ plans.

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

  • $500 calls, unlimited text

min. cost $9.95 over 30 day billing period

1GBMax Data**/billing period $9.95Advertised Data^^/billing period More Details
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Small

  • Unlimited National Calls & SMS

min. cost $19.95 over 30 day billing period

2GBMax Data**/billing period $19.95Advertised Data^^/billing period More Details
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Medium

  • Unlimited National Calls & SMS
  • 50 international minutes

min. cost $29.95 over 30 day billing period

6GBMax Data**/billing period $29.95Advertised Data^^/billing period More Details
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Large

  • Unlimited National Calls & SMS
  • 300 international minutes

min. cost $34.95 over 30 day billing period

15GBMax Data**/billing period $34.95Advertised Data^^/billing period More Details
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Extra Large

  • Unlimited National Calls & SMS
  • 500 international minutes

min. cost $49.95 over 30 day billing period

20GBMax Data**/billing period $49.95Advertised Data^^/billing period More Details

Southern Phone Mobile Phone Deals

Southern Phone operates on the Optus 4G network and some of its profits go back to regional councils to help with infrastructure and community projects. Once again on 12 month plans, users stand to receive slightly better deals, such as extra data and a cheaper price.

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 More Details
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Green 22

  • Unlimited National Calls & SMS

min. cost $264 over 12 Months

7GBMax Data**/billing period $22Advertised Data^^/billing period More Details
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Green 35

  • Unlimited National Calls & SMS

min. cost $420 over 12 Months

18GBMax Data**/billing period $35Advertised Data^^/billing period More Details
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Green 50

  • Unlimited National Calls & SMS

min. cost $600 over 12 Months

23GBMax Data**/billing period $50Advertised Data^^/billing period More Details

Exetel Phone Deals

Exetel is already one of the cheaper NBN providers out there, but did you know it also provides some cheap phone plans? Exetel runs on the Optus 4G network, and there are incentives to sign up to a 12 month plan. For example, for just under $15 a month you can get unlimited calls & texts plus 2.5GB data and unlimited international texts, while the month-to-month option gets just 1.5GB and $600 call value. It’s shaping up to be a common theme here; better deals if you’re willing to sign up for 12 months.

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

  • Unlimited National Calls & 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

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

min. cost $299.88 over 12 month plan period

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

  • Unlimited National Calls & SMS

min. cost $299.88 over 12 month plan period

10GBMax Data**/billing period $24.99Advertised Data^^/billing period More Details

Amaysim Phone Deals

Amaysim is already known as a cut-price Optus network reseller. In June it goes one better on the 15GB plan. Currently, if you sign up to an Amaysim energy deal, you’ll get two 15GB plans included for a year. Amaysim says this is worth over $1,000. With this plan, you’ll get 15GB data, unlimited calls & texts plus unlimited calls to 10 countries an additional 300 minutes to 22 others. As a deal, this stands out as one of the more noteworthy ones, but you’ll first want to consider if it’s worth switching to Amaysim energy.

Brand Features Max Data**/billing period Advertised Cost^^/billing period
Amaysim Logo

UNLIMITED 1GB Prepaid

  • Unlimited National Calls & SMS

min. cost $10 over 28 day billing period

1GBMax Data**/billing period $10.00Advertised Data^^/billing period More Details
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UNLIMITED 2.5GB Prepaid

  • Unlimited National Calls & SMS

min. cost $20 over 28 day billing period

2.5GBMax Data**/billing period $20.00Advertised Data^^/billing period More Details
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UNLIMITED 5GB Prepaid

  • Unlimited National Calls & SMS

min. cost $30 over 28 day billing period

5GBMax Data**/billing period $30.00Advertised Data^^/billing period More Details
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UNLIMITED 15GB Prepaid

  • Unlimited National Calls & SMS

min. cost $40 over 28 day billing period

15GBMax Data**/billing period $40.00Advertised Data^^/billing period More Details
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UNLIMITED 20GB Prepaid

  • Unlimited National Calls & SMS

min. cost $50 over 28 day billing period

20GBMax Data**/billing period $50.00Advertised Data^^/billing period More Details

ALDI Mobile Phone Deals

While you line up for your milk, bread and Special Buys, you might want to pop an ALDI Mobile SIM card in your trolley as well. As of May 1, what were previously just data bonuses became permanent fixtures in the plan. This means that you could potentially get in excess of 20GB data for only $55, which is enough for some streaming, a lot of social media, cat videos and more. ALDI Mobile is a prepaid provider running off the Telstra network so you know you’re getting great coverage.

Brand Features Max Data**/billing period Advertised Cost^^/billing period
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  • PAYG
  • $5 Upfront Cost inc. $5 credit

min. cost $15 over 360days

PAYGMax Data**/billing period $15Advertised Data^^/billing period More Details
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Pay As You Go $30

  • PAYG
  • $5 Upfront Cost inc. $5 credit

min. cost $30 over 365days

PAYGMax Data**/billing period $30Advertised Data^^/billing period More Details
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Small Value Pack

  • Unlimited National Calls & SMS
  • $5 Upfront Cost inc. $5 credit

min. cost $15 over 30day period

1.5GBMax Data**/billing period $15Advertised Data^^/billing period More Details
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Large Value Pack

  • Unlimited National Calls & SMS, 100 mins to 50 countries
  • $5 Upfront Cost inc. $5 credit

min. cost $25 over 12 month plan period

200GBMax Data**/billing period $39.90Advertised Data^^/billing period More Details
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XL Value Pack

  • Unlimited National Calls & SMS, 200 mins to 50 countries
  • $5 Upfront Cost inc. $5 credit

min. cost $25 over 30 day billing period

10GBMax Data**/billing period $35Advertised Data^^/billing period More Details
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XXL Value Pack

  • Unlimited National Calls & SMS, 100 mins to 50 countries, unltd to 15 countries, 300 mins to 35 countries
  • $5 Upfront Cost inc. $5 credit

min. cost $480 over 12 month plan period

17GBMax Data**/billing period $45Advertised Data^^/billing period More Details
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Jumbo Value Pack

  • Unlimited National Calls & SMS, 100 mins to 50 countries, unltd to 15 countries, 400 mins to 35 countries
  • $5 Upfront Cost inc. $5 credit

min. cost $480 over 12 month plan period

22GBMax Data**/billing period $55Advertised Data^^/billing period More Details

Vaya Mobile Phone Deals

Since being under the wing of Amaysim, Vaya has continued to build upon its competitive postpaid SIM only plans. Like its bigger brother Amaysim, Vaya uses the Optus network and has four base plans. However, if you’re willing to pay upfront for six month’s worth of phone plans, you can get unlimited calls & texts plus 5GB data for $150. This works out to be just $25 per month. This is cheaper than many deals already on the market. If you can bet on paying for six months upfront, you stand to receive a pretty good deal.

Brand Features Max Data**/billing period Advertised Cost^^/billing period
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Unlimited $14

  • Unlimited National Calls & SMS

min. cost $84 over 6 Months

1.5GBMax Data**/billing period $14Advertised Data^^/billing period More Details
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Unlimited $22

  • Unlimited National Calls & SMS

min. cost $132 over 6 Months

3GBMax Data**/billing period $22Advertised Data^^/billing period More Details
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Unlimited $34

  • Unlimited National Calls & SMS

min. cost $204 over 6 Months

10GBMax Data**/billing period $34Advertised Data^^/billing period More Details
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Unlimited $42

  • Unlimited National Calls & SMS

min. cost $252 over 6 Months

13GBMax Data**/billing period $42Advertised Data^^/billing period More Details

Belong Mobile Phone Deals

As a longstanding internet provider, Belong has expanded to offer mobile phone plans on the Telstra network. As a direct subsidiary of Telstra, Belong exists as a low-cost alternative to the big blue telco and offers some interesting postpaid mobile phone plans. For $30, for example, you can receive unlimited calls & texts plus 5GB data. Big data bonuses are offered from time to time, and there are no excess data charges. Instead, speed is shaped to 64Kbps after your data runs out!

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

  • Unlimited Calls & SMS
  • Add international talk & text for $5 extra

min. cost $10 over 1 month billing period

1GBMax Data**/billing period $10Advertised Data^^/billing period
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Medium

  • Unlimited Calls & SMS
  • Add international talk & text for $5 extra

min. cost $25 over 1 month billing period

5GBMax Data**/billing period $25Advertised Data^^/billing period
Belong Logo

Large

  • Unlimited Calls & SMS
  • Add international talk & text for $5 extra

min. cost $40 over 1 month billing period

15GBMax Data**/billing period $40Advertised Data^^/billing period  

 

 

Boost Mobile Phone Deals

Boost Mobile is a long-time MVNO on the Telstra network and is the only MVNO to get access to the full Telstra network – not parts of it. Plans start at just $10, but 28 day plans start at $20. Boost has recently rejigged its plans to reflect the growing value stakes in the prepaid market. For $20 you can get 2.5GB data, while for $50 you can get a massive 20GB, which is really quite hard to top. Plus until 19 June, you can get a $30 SIM for just $10, which is a great deal as it contains 5GB data.

Brand Features Max Data**/billing period Advertised Cost^^/billing period
Boost Mobile

$10 – 7 Days

  • Unlimited National Calls & SMS

min. cost $10 over 7 day billing period

1GBMax Data**/billing period $10Advertised Data^^/billing period
Boost Mobile

$20 – 28 Days

  • Unlimited National Calls & SMS

min. cost $20 over 28 day billing period

2.5GBMax Data**/billing period $20Advertised Data^^/billing period
Boost Mobile

$30 – 28 Days

  • Unlimited National Calls & SMS
  • 100 mins to 50 countries

min. cost $30 over 28 day billing period

5GBMax Data**/billing period $30Advertised Data^^/billing period
Boost Mobile

$40 – 28 Days

  • Unlimited National Calls & SMS
  • 100 mins to 50 countries

min. cost $40 over 28 day billing period

15GBMax Data**/billing period $40Advertised Data^^/billing period
Boost Mobile

$50 – 28 Days

  • Unlimited National Calls & SMS
  • 100 mins to 50 countries

min. cost $50 over 28 day billing period

20GBMax Data**/billing period $50Advertised Data^^/billing period

Catch Connect Mobile Phone Deals

Catch Connect is a new provider on the block, offering prepaid plans on the Optus network. It already has some of the most competitive plans in the country, and until 2 July, 365 day plans also get a 30% discount on the first recharge. These deals apply to the first recharge only and only for new customers.

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Coles Mobile Phone Deals

Coles Mobile recently rejuvinated its plans with two out of its three plans coming on a 35 expiry period, instead of the usual 28. However if you’re willing to bulk buy you could save even more. Coles is offering a 365 day plan for $180 whereby you get 42GB data. This works out to be 3.5GB for only $15 a month, but you will have to pay upfront and ration out your 42GB pool over the course of the year – are you disciplined enough to do that?

Brand Features Max Data**/billing period Advertised Cost^^/billing period
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30 Day Plan – 2GB

  • Unlimited National Calls & SMS

min. cost $15 over 30 day billing period

2GBMax Data**/billing period $15Advertised Data^^/billing period
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30 Day Plan – 5GB

  • Unlimited National Calls & SMS

min. cost $25 over 30 day billing period

5GBMax Data**/billing period $25Advertised Data^^/billing period
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30 Day Plan – 15GB

  • Unlimited National Calls & SMS

min. cost $35 over 30 day billing period

15GBMax Data**/billing period $30Advertised Data^^/billing period
Brand Features Max Data**/billing period Advertised Cost^^/billing period
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10 Day Plan – 1GB

  • Unlimited National Calls & SMS

min. cost $10 over 10 day billing period

1GBMax Data**/billing period $10Advertised Data^^/billing period
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35 Day Plan – 3GB

  • Unlimited National Calls & SMS

min. cost $20 over 35 day billing period

3GBMax Data**/billing period $20Advertised Data^^/billing period
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35 Day Plan – 10GB

  • Unlimited National Calls & SMS
  • 250 minutes to 10 countries

min. cost $40 over 35 day billing period

10GBMax Data**/billing period $40Advertised Data^^/billing period
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365 Day Plan – 42GB

  • Unlimited National Calls & SMS
  • 6GB bonus data until 7 August

min. cost $180 over 365 day billing period

42GBMax Data**/billing period $180Advertised Data^^/billing period

Jeenee Mobile Phone Deals

Jeenee Mobile is always in the running for having some of the more competitive SIM only plans, but on many plans expect them to be discounted by 10% or more from time to time. This means you could get up to 1.2GB of data plus unlimited calls and texts for under $9 a month. The most competitive plans usually come on a 12 month contract. So if you’re willing to sign up for 12 months, you could effectively set and forget your phone plan, knowing you’ve locked in a great deal.

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

Lebara Mobile Phone Deals

Lebara has some hot deals going around on its 30 day plans. Right now on most plans there are data bonuses to be found if you recharge online. For example, you can often get up to 15GB bonus data just for recharging or activating online. This offer ends at the end of August so you’ve got some time on your hands to make the most of these deals.

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

  • Unlimited National Calls & SMS

min. cost $24.90 over 30 day billing period

3.5GBMax Data**/billing period $24.90Advertised Data^^/billing period
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Medium

  • Unlimited National Calls & SMS

min. cost $29.90 over 30 day billing period

5GBMax Data**/billing period $29.90Advertised Data^^/billing period
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Large

  • Unlimited National Calls & SMS

min. cost $39.90 over 30 day billing period

16GBMax Data**/billing period $39.90Advertised Data^^/billing period

LycaMobile Mobile Phone Deals

Chances are you’ve probably seen a LycaMobile SIM pack in your local Coles, Woolies or convenience store, but what you might not know is it also has a solid range of prepaid plans on offer. It also uses the Telstra network. On many plans, new customers can receive up to 70% off their first recharge, bringing the $40 plan down to just $12 for example.

Brand Features Max Data**/billing period Advertised Cost^^/billing period
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Unlimited 20

  • Unlimited National Calls & SMS

min. cost $24.90 over 28 day billing period

3GBMax Data**/billing period $24.90Advertised Data^^/billing period
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XS

  • Unlimited National Calls & SMS
  • Unlimited calls to 12 countries

min. cost $29.90 over 28 day billing period

2GBMax Data**/billing period $29.90Advertised Data^^/billing period
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S

  • Unlimited National Calls & SMS
  • Unlimited calls to 12 countries

min. cost $39.90 over 28 day billing period

7GBMax Data**/billing period $39.90Advertised Data^^/billing period
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M

  • Unlimited National Calls & SMS
  • Unlimited calls to 15 countries

min. cost $40 over 28 day billing period

15GBMax Data**/billing period $40Advertised Data^^/billing period
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L

  • Unlimited National Calls & SMS
  • Unlimited calls to 54 countries

min. cost $45 over 28 day billing period

9GBMax Data**/billing period $45Advertised Data^^/billing period
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XL

  • Unlimited National Calls & SMS
  • Unlimited calls to 54 countries

min. cost $50 over 28 day billing period

20GBMax Data**/billing period $50Advertised Data^^/billing period

SpinTel Mobile Phone Deals

SpinTel has been running this deal for a while now – on its cheapest plan ($9.95) you get 1GB of bonus data for the first six months. Ordinarily you’d get only 1GB, but with this deal you get 1.5GB for just $9.95 (plus a $10 upfront fee). You also get 200 minutes of calls and unlimited texts/MMS. If you’re after a plan under $10 this one could be for you, but keep in mind that after six months your data is reduced to a third. That said, if you don’t plan on sticking around for over six months then you can inevitably reap the best deal from this phone plan.

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Small

  • 200 minutes, unlimited texts

min. cost $9.95 over 30 day billing period

1GBMax Data**/billing period $9.95Advertised Data^^/billing period

TeleChoice Mobile Phone Deals

TeleChoice has a pretty intriguing bonus offer going around at the moment. On its three top-end 12-month plans ($29, $38 and $48) you can get a bonus 3GB, 7GB or 9GB of data, bringing the totals to 6GB, 13GB and 18GB respectively. A massive 18GB for less than $50 a month? We like the sound of that. However, the main caveat with this is that you’ll be locked in for 12 months, while many of the other providers come on a month to month basis. Nevertheless, a 9GB bonus is a pretty big data boost in anyone’s books, and to have it for the life of your contract sounds pretty promising.

Brand Features Max Data**/billing period Advertised Cost^^/billing period
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LIVE $25 Plan

  • Unlimited, plus unlimited international texts
  • Discounts by signing up for 12 months
  • $15 setup fee if purchased in-store

min. cost $300 over 12 month plan period

4GBMax Data**/billing period $25Advertised Data^^/billing period
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LIVE $35 Plan

  • Unlimited, plus unlimited international texts
  • Discounts by signing up for 12 months
  • $15 setup fee if purchased in-store

min. cost $420 over 12 month plan period

4GBMax Data**/billing period $35Advertised Data^^/billing period
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LIVE $40 Plan

  • Unlimited, plus unlimited international texts
  • Discounts by signing up for 12 months
  • $15 setup fee if purchased in-store

min. cost $480 over 12 month plan period

4GBMax Data**/billing period $40Advertised Data^^/billing period

TPG Mobile Phone Deals

On four out of its five plans, TPG has discounted rates for the first six months of your prepaid phone plan. This means that for $10 a month for six months you can $550 call value and 1.5GB data instead of the usual $20-odd per month. This extends to all plans above this price, which means for example you can get unlimited calls & texts and 12GB data for less than $25. TPG runs on the Vodafone network but has announced it will start building its own network, so TPG is in for an exciting time ahead.

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T4G Small

  • Unlimited national calls & SMS
  • $10/mo for first six months

min. cost $10 per month

4GBMax Data**/billing period $19.99Advertised Data^^/billing period
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T4G Medium

  • Unlimited national calls & SMS
  • 100 international minutes
  • $15/mo for first six months

min. cost $15 per month

10GBMax Data**/billing period $29.99Advertised Data^^/billing period
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T4G Large

  • Unlimited national calls & SMS
  • 100 international minutes
  • $19.99/mo for first six months

min. cost $19.99 per month

15GBMax Data**/billing period $34.99Advertised Data^^/billing period
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T4G Extra

  • Unlimited national calls & SMS
  • 100 international minutes
  • $24.99/mo for first six months

min. cost $24.99 per month

20GBMax Data**/billing period $39.99Advertised Data^^/billing period

Woolworths Mobile Phone Deals

Woolworths Mobile is the only one of the supermarket phone plan providers to offer plans bundled with a new mobile phone, even including the new Samsung Galaxy S9. Generally speaking, Woolworths’ best deals are usually found with its postpaid, handset plans. As a long-running bonus offer, you stand to get two Woolworths Rewards points for every dollar spent. With rewards points, you can buy things like clothes, appliances and even flights. To get such a boost is a serious bonus and you can watch the points roll in every month. This ends at the end of June, so there’s not much time to think about switching. Woolies has also been known to constantly offer other deals, so it pays to keep an eye out.

Brand Features Max Data**/billing period Advertised Cost^^/billing period
Woolworths Mobile

$30 SIM Only

  • limited National Calls & SMS
  • 200 International SMS
  • 1GB bonus data, 1 month free expires 15 July

min. cost $360 over 12 months

5GBMax Data**/billing period $30Advertised Data^^/billing period
Woolworths Mobile

$40 SIM Only

  • Unlimited National Calls & SMS
  • Unlimited International SMS
  • 5GB bonus data, 1 month free expires 15 July

min. cost $480 over 12 months

15GBMax Data**/billing period $40Advertised Data^^/billing period
Woolworths Mobile

$50 SIM Only

  • Unlimited National Calls & SMS
  • Unlimited International SMS
  • 10GB bonus data, 1 month free expires 15 July

min. cost $600 over 12 months

25GBMax Data**/billing period $50Advertised Data^^/billing period

 

Optus Mobile Phone Deals

Optus offers many bonuses and extra deals to help entice you over. Data free music streaming seems to be a common feature across most of its plans, and some also frequently get a healthy dose of bonus data. Optus’ 12 month SIM-only plans also carry data bonuses for the life of the plan, and seem to be a longstanding deal. Another bonus commonly found on 24 month bundled plans is the deal of getting data free mobile TV streaming, which is a serious kicker if you’re always on the move but still want to catch up on your shows. Optus offers perhaps the widest variety of bonuses, so it pays to see if the plan you’re after offers any.

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

  • Unlimited National Calls & SMS

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

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

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

min. cost $780 over 12 month plan period

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

Telstra Mobile Phone Deals

Telstra also offers a wide variety of deals and bonuses to entice you over. On its cheapest contracted plans you can get things like 6-12 months of Apple Music membership as well as data-free music streaming on the service. Bonus data is also a common feature on some high-end plans. Telstra also has free Telstra Air data on a lot of its plans, meaning when you’re out and about you needn’t worry about having adequate data if near a Telstra Air hotspot. Perhaps the most exciting deal, however, is on phone plans $79 or above, you’ll get big data bonuses plus 12 month subscriptions to some Foxtel Now packages, which is a serious value add-on. Considering these packages are worth $10-$15 by themselves, these plans may be worth a look into if you’re looking for everything and the kitchen sink. Telstra is one of the more expensive providers in Australia, but its far-reaching network and range of bonuses may make the big blue telco worth a look into.

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

  • $500 worth of calls & Unlimited SMS

min. cost $468 over 12 month plan period

2GBMax Data**/billing period $39Advertised Data^^/billing period
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Mx*

  • Unlimited National Calls & SMS
  • 5GB Extra Data

min. cost $588 over 12 month plan period

10GBMax Data**/billing period $49Advertised Data^^/billing period
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Medium

  • Unlimited National Calls & SMS
  • 10GB Extra Data

min. cost $708 over 12 month plan period

15GBMax Data**/billing period $59Advertised Data^^/billing period
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Large

  • Unlimited National Calls & SMS
  • 20GB Extra Data
  • 12 Months Foxtel Now Subscription

min. cost $948 over 12 month plan period

20GBMax Data**/billing period $79Advertised Data^^/billing period
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XL

  • Unlimited National Calls & SMS
  • 30GB Extra Data
  • 12 Months Foxtel Now Subscription

min. cost $1188 over 12 month plan period

30GBMax Data**/billing period $99Advertised Data^^/billing period

What’s the deal with these mobile phone deals?

Choosing a mobile phone plan is more than just naming your price and how much data, calls and texts you want. If there are two identical plans that have caught your eye, then you’d probably be best going with the one that offers the most incentives.

  • These incentives come in the forms of extra data, periodical discounts and bonus stuff like TVs on the odd occasion. However, there’s usually a catch to get these deals
  • Often there are a few hoops to jump through, like buying online only, buying before a certain date, redeeming your offer within a certain period, and so on

While these deals may be great on paper, you might think twice if you have to do too much legwork. As for the big three providers:

  • Optus seems to offer the widest variety of bonuses across a broad spectrum of plans
  • Telstra and Vodafone seem to be a little lacklustre, but keep your eyes peeled for periodical deals

Overall the main message is that you probably shouldn’t choose a plan just based on what bonuses it offers. Often you’ll find these bonuses don’t last for very long and you’ll soon be back to ‘business as usual’. In any case, it pays to look at both the big three providers and a range of MVNOs to see what deals are out there and whether one tickles your fancy.

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