What are the best phone plans on the Optus network?

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The Optus phone network is home to more mobile service providers than any other, meaning you have plenty of choice if you’re looking for a plan with Optus coverage. While Optus owns and operates the network, the telco giant sells the use of its infrastructure to numerous smaller mobile carriers which are known as mobile virtual network operators (MVNOs).

So, if you’re thinking of switching plans, but love the speed and service you’re currently receiving with the Optus network, you may want to consider one of these many third-party providers. We’ve reviewed some of the best providers and their SIM-only plans on the Optus network to help see you through. Read on for all the details, or jump straight into our comparison tool to find a great deal.

Cheap SIM-only phone plans on the Optus network

Optus might not be the cheapest telco around, but you can choose a cheap phone plan from one of the many MVNOs on the Optus network. Many of these MVNOs have plans for under $10 with generous inclusions and if you’re big on data, you’ll be able to find big data inclusions for $30 and under.

Optus postpaid plans compared

The table below shows a selection of comparable postpaid plans from Canstar Blue’s database, listed in order of standard advertised monthly cost, lowest to highest, then by data allowance, largest to smallest. Use our comparison tool to see a wider range of plans from other providers. These are products with links to referral partners.

Optus prepaid plans compared

The table below shows a selection of comparable prepaid plans from Canstar Blue’s database, listed in order of standard advertised monthly cost, lowest to highest, then by data allowance, largest to smallest. Use our comparison tool to see a wider range of plans from other providers. These are products with links to referral partners.

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Mobile Phone Plans on the Optus Network

If you’re hankering for some extra bite to your mobile plan, there are over ten standout providers on the Optus network all jostling for your attention, including Optus itself, as well as well-known telcos such as Amaysim, Dodo and iiNet. But did you know there are many more telcos to choose from? The leading MVNOs on the Optus network include:

Amaysim

One of the best-known and most popular MVNOs out there, delivering great value on all of its SIM only prepaid plans. Amaysim offers six prepaid plans with 28 day expiry, with unlimited calls and texts and some great data inclusions. The increasing price points simply reflect the additional data as well as international inclusions, making these plans easy to compare. While the lowest-level plan offers good value for money, the 60GB plan is the one that really shines at $50, which is less than $1 per 1GB over 28 days. The below table includes links to a referral partner.

Amaysim was awarded the 2019 Canstar Blue Customer Satisfaction award for Prepaid Mobile SIM-Only Plans.

  • 60GB of data for $50
  • $10 plan includes 1GB of data
  • Plans expire after 28 days instead of 30

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UNLIMITED 1GB

  • Unlimited standard national calls & SMS

min. cost $10 over 28 day expiry

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UNLIMITED 5GB

  • Unlimited standard national calls & SMS

min. cost $20 over 28 day expiry

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UNLIMITED 30GB

  • Unlimited standard national calls & SMS
  • Unlimited standard international calls to 10 countries

min. cost $30 over 28 day expiry

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UNLIMITED 45GB

  • Unlimited standard national calls & SMS
  • Unlimited standard international calls to 10 countries

min. cost $40 over 28 day expiry

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UNLIMITED 60GB

  • Unlimited standard national calls & SMS
  • Unlimited standard international calls to 10 countries
  • 300 min standard international calls to 22 countries

min. cost $50 over 28 day expiry

60GBMax Data**/billing period $50Advertised Cost^^/billing period Go To Site
View all mobile plans listed on Canstar Blue

Southern Phone

Southern Phone is a provider with a noble cause; some of its profits go to regional/rural councils to help build local telecommunications infrastructure. Not only does Southern Phone provide services to regional communities but it provides some pretty competitive postpaid phone plans too. All of its Green plans come with unlimited standard national calls and texts, which is a solid inclusion given the small entry price of $9. There are five base month-to-month plans and five plans on 12-month contracts with extra data on offer if you sign up for 12 months. Southern Phone also offers a range of mobile handsets. The below table includes a links to a referral partner.

Southern Phone was awarded the 2019 Canstar Blue Customer Satisfaction award for Postpaid Mobile SIM-Only Plans.

  • Month-to-month and 12-month plans available
  • More data when you sign up for 12 months
  • Range of mobile phones available

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X Small

  • Unlimited standard national calls & SMS

min. cost $108 over 12 month plan period

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Small

  • Unlimited standard national calls & SMS
  • Special offer: $15 per month for your first 24 months, then $20 per month ongoing. Terms apply. Ends 31/07/20.

min. cost $180 over 12 month plan period

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Medium

  • Unlimited standard national calls & SMS
  • Special offer: $22 per month for your first 24 months, then $30 per month ongoing. Terms apply. Ends 31/07/20.

min. cost $264 over 12 month plan period

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Large

  • Unlimited standard national calls & SMS
  • Special offer: $30 per month for your first 24 months, then $40 per month ongoing. Terms apply. Ends 31/07/20.

min. cost $360 over 12 month plan period

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X-Large

  • Unlimited standard national calls &
  • Special offer: $37 per month for your first 24 months, then $50 per month ongoing. Terms apply. Ends 31/07/20.

min. cost $444 over 12 month plan period

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XX-Large

  • Unlimited standard national calls & SMS
  • Special offer: $45 per month for your first 24 months, then $60 per month ongoing. Terms apply. Ends 31/07/20.

min. cost $540 over 12 month plan period

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View all mobile plans listed on Canstar Blue

Moose Mobile

Moose Mobile is one of the cheapest no providers with a range of plans on 12-month or no lock-in contracts. Typically the cheapest plans Moose has to offer are some of the cheapest on the market, but if you’re willing to sign on for 12 months, you’ll get a bit more data for your money. For example, the $14.80 on the month-to-month plan includes 2.5GB of data, while the 12-month plan at $14 per month includes 5GB of data. Moose’s other plans are fairly competitive too, with data going all the way up to 80GB on the $46 12-month plan and some great value on mid-level plans. Keep an eye out for any discounts for new customers as this telco is known to drop plan prices to as little as 1c or free! The below table includes links to a referral partner.

  • Cheap unlimited, no lock-in plans
  • Incentives for signing up for 12 months
  • Big data plans under $50

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Moose 14 SIM Only – 12M

  • Unlimited standard national calls & SMS

min. cost $168 over 12 month plan period

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Moose 23 SIM Only – 12M

  • Unlimited standard national calls & SMS

min. cost $276 over 12 month plan period

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Moose 29 SIM Only – 12M

  • Unlimited standard national calls & SMS
  • $200 international call credit

min. cost $348 over 12 month plan period

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Moose 36 SIM Only – 12M

  • Unlimited standard national calls & SMS
  • $400 international call credit

min. cost $432 over 12 month plan period

50GBMax Data**/billing period $36Advertised Cost^^/billing period Go To Site
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Moose 46 SIM Only – 12M

  • Unlimited standard national calls & SMS
  • $400 international call credit

min. cost $552 over 12 month plan period

80GBMax Data**/billing period $46Advertised Cost^^/billing period Go To Site
View all mobile plans listed on Canstar Blue

Catch Connect

Catch Connect is still a reasonably new provider in this list, and you’ve probably heard of ‘Catch’ before. Catch, as you might know, is an online retailer with staggering discounts and on-the-spot sales. The company has a series of low-cost, prepaid phone plans with four plans on offer over 30, 90 and 365-day expiry periods. If you prefer the shorter 30-day plan, $20 will get you a fairly generous 15GB of data — getting that much data for that price is usually only found on postpaid plans. If you’re happy with a longer expiry period, $60 will get you 60GB of data over 90 days, $120 will get you 60GB of data over 365 days and $150 will get you 120GB of data to use over a 365 day expiry period.

Choosing a plan over 90 or 365 days may save you some money, but must also be cautious not to use their whole data pool before their three months or a year is up! It’s also worth noting that all plans include unlimited standard national talk and text. You should also keep an eye out to see if there are any discounts on offer as the telco is known to offer generous discounts for new services every now and then. The below table includes links to a referral partner.

  • Generous 15GB data on offer for $20 30 Day Plan
  • Discounts by prepaying for 90 or 365 days upfront
  • Unlimited standard national calls and SMS on all plans
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$20 30 Day Plan

  • Unlimited standard national calls & SMS

min. cost $20 over 30 day expiry

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$60 90 Day Plan

  • Unlimited standard national calls & SMS

min. cost $60 over 90 day expiry

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$120 365 Day Plan

  • Unlimited standard national calls & SMS

min. cost $120 over 365 day expiry

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$150 365 Day Plan

  • Unlimited standard national calls & SMS

min. cost $150 over 365 day expiry

120GBMax Data**/billing period $150Advertised Cost^^/billing period Go To Site
View all mobile plans listed on Canstar Blue

OVO Mobile

An exciting prepaid telco that is still a reasonably new addition to the Aussie telco market, OVO Mobile offers some simple, distinct plans that are sure to make a few people happy. OVO Mobile offers six different plans, with the bottom three plans under $20 and the top three ranging from $29.95 to $49.95 per month. On the lower plans you’ll find OVO’s two ‘kid plans’, its Mini and MiniPlus options, which both come in at under $15 and include free access to Family Zone cyber safety.

A neat feature of OVO Mobile is its data-free sports streaming options. OVO Mobile has teamed up with a range of sports including Formula Drift, Chinese Super League, Australian Esports League, Brumbies Rugby, Badminton Australia and Gymnastics Australia to deliver free and unlimited streaming of these sports using OVOPlay – OVO’s streaming app. Plus, they also have free radio streaming including Triple M and the Hit network. The below table includes links to a referral partner.

  • Cheap phone plans for kids with cyber safety account
  • Generous data inclusions for the price
  • Access to OVO Play (sports streaming app)

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Mini

  • 500 minutes standard national calls
  • Unlimited standard national SMS

min. cost $9.95 over 30 day expiry

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MiniPlus

  • Unlimited standard national calls & SMS

min. cost $14.95 over 30 day expiry

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Small

  • Unlimited standard national calls & SMS

min. cost $19.95 over 30 day expiry

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Medium

  • Unlimited standard national calls & SMS
  • 100 international minutes to 32 countries

min. cost $29.95 over 30 day expiry

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Large

  • Unlimited standard national calls & SMS
  • 600 international minutes to 32 countries

min. cost $34.95 over 30 day expiry

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Extra Large

  • Unlimited standard national calls & SMS
  • 1000 international minutes to 32 countries

min. cost $49.95 over 30 day expiry

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View all mobile plans listed on Canstar Blue

Dodo

Perhaps better known as an internet provider, Dodo has been around for a fair while now and now offers competitive postpaid plans. Dodo offers only three plans on month-to-month no lock-in contracts. Its cheapest plan is one of only a handful of Aussie phone plans available for under $10, but there is a catch if you want this $5 phone plan — you won’t get any data inclusions unless you add on a 2GB data pack for an additional $10 per month. While this plan isn’t for everyone, it’s definitely going to be a tempting option for anyone who doesn’t use or need mobile data. You’ll also get international minutes to 35 select countries on the top two plans. The table below includes links to a referral partner.

  • Cheap $5 no-data plan
  • International call inclusions
  • Simple month-to-month plans with unlimited standard national calls and SMS

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No-Data Plan

  • Unlimited standard national calls & SMS
  • Unlimited international SMS
  • Add on 2GB data for additional monthly $10

min. cost $5 over one month plan period

N/AMax Data**/billing period $5Advertised Cost^^/billing period
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$5 Plan + 2GB Data

  • Unlimited standard national calls & SMS
  • Unlimited international SMS
  • Add on 2GB data for additional monthly $10

min. cost $15 over one month plan period

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6GB Plan

  • Unlimited standard national calls & SMS
  • Unlimited international SMS
  • 100 standard international minutes to 35 countries

min. cost $20 over one month plan period

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12GB Plan

  • Unlimited standard national calls & SMS
  • Unlimited international SMS
  • 200 standard international minutes to 35 countries

min. cost $30 over one month plan period

12GBMax Data**/billing period $30Advertised Cost^^/billing period
View all mobile plans listed on Canstar Blue

Circles.Life

One of the newer MVNOs to hit the Aussie market, Circles.Life is a Singapore-based telco making waves internationally. As Singapore’s fastest-growing telco, the company has expanded to Taiwan, India, Indonesia, the Philippines and now Australia as of 2019. Circles.Life offers a simple approach to postpaid plans with one month-to-month plan available for $28 per month with 20GB of data. You can then add more data on to that plan, with 40GB of data for $38 per month. You might find offers such as discounts or bonus data from time to time, so keep an eye out. The table below includes links to a referral partner.

  • One base plan with options to add more data for additional cost
  • $28 includes 20GB of data as standard
  • Month-to-month, no lock-in plans
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$28 SIM-Only plan

  • Unlimited standard national calls & SMS
  • Special offer: Save $10 on the $28 plan for first three months. Offer available until withdrawn.

min. cost $28 over one month expiry

20GBMax Data**/billing period $28Advertised Cost^^/billing period
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$28 SIM-Only plan + $10 data add-on

  • Unlimited standard national calls & SMS

min. cost $38 over one month expiry

40GBMax Data**/billing period $38Advertised Cost^^/billing period
View all mobile plans listed on Canstar Blue

Yomojo

Yomojo is staking its claim in the prepaid sector with some solid phone plans. The prices are reasonable but you might find more data with other providers. Although they do offer a solid Kids Plan at $9.90 for 1GB of data and 200 minutes of standard national calls and you can get 10GB of data for under $30. It’s biggest data offer is 45GB for $49.90 although there are other plans out there with more data if 45GB doesn’t quite cut it for you. You can also stand to save a bit for the family if you choose to bundle two or more SIM cards.

  • 10GB of data for under $30 (over 30 days)
  • Family Bundles allow you to combine plans and save
  • Kids plan for under $10

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2GB Plan

  • Unlimited standard national calls & SMS

min. cost $15.90 over 30 day expiry

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10GB Plan

  • Unlimited standard national calls & SMS

min. cost $25.90 over 30 day expiry

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25GB Plan

  • Unlimited standard national calls & SMS

min. cost $35.90 over 30 day expiry

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45GB Plan

  • Unlimited standard national calls & SMS

min. cost $49.90 over 30 day expiry

45GBMax Data**/billing period $49.90Advertised Cost^^/billing period
View all mobile plans listed on Canstar Blue

Exetel

Perhaps best-known for providing great-value home broadband services, Exetel also offers five different SIM-only phone plans with quality inclusions. With unlimited calls on four of its five no lock-in plans, Exetel is rightly proud of its straightforward products designed to appeal to all Australians. You’ll have a good range of plans to choose from with the cheapest under $10 and including 1GB of data and 330 minutes standard national calls and unlimited standard national SMS. The top four plans include unlimited standard national calls and SMS with the top-three plans including international call value. The below table includes links to a referral partner.

  • 1GB data for just $9.99/month
  • Five phone plans to choose from under $30
  • International call value on select plans

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Super Saver 4G

  • 300 minutes standard national calls
  • Unlimited standard national SMS

min. cost $9.99 over one month plan period

1GBMax Data**/billing period $9.99Advertised Cost^^/billing period
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Saver 4G

  • Unlimited standard national calls & SMS

min. cost $14.99 over one month plan period

3GBMax Data**/billing period $14.99Advertised Cost^^/billing period
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Value 4G

  • Unlimited standard national calls & SMS
  • $50 standard international calls

min. cost $19.99 over one month plan period

6GBMax Data**/billing period $19.99Advertised Cost^^/billing period
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Extra Value 4G

  • Unlimited standard national calls & SMS
  • $300 standard international calls

min. cost $24.99 over one month plan period

10GBMax Data**/billing period $24.99Advertised Cost^^/billing period
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Plus 4G

  • Unlimited standard national calls & SMS
  • $500 standard international calls

min. cost $29.99 over one month plan period

18GBMax Data**/billing period $29.99Advertised Cost^^/billing period
View all mobile plans listed on Canstar Blue

Vaya

Vaya is earning a growing reputation for providing value-packed phone plans at some of the cheapest prices around. The small, budget telco has a concise range of five month-to-month phone plans. All plans have unlimited standard national calls and SMS and as for data, there are some fairly generous inclusions across all plans, especially if you want a plan with big data as you can pick up 64GB for $56 per month.

  • 64GB of data on the $56 plan
  • Month-to-month plans only
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Unlimited M

  • Unlimited standard national calls & SMS

min. cost $24 over one month plan period

18GBMax Data**/billing period $24Advertised Cost^^/billing period
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Unlimited L

  • Unlimited standard national calls & SMS

min. cost $36 over one month plan period

38GBMax Data**/billing period $36Advertised Cost^^/billing period
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Unlimited XL

  • Unlimited standard national calls & SMS

min. cost $44 over one month plan period

50GBMax Data**/billing period $44Advertised Cost^^/billing period
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Unlimited XXL

  • Unlimited standard national calls & SMS

min. cost $56 over one month plan period

64GBMax Data**/billing period $56Advertised Cost^^/billing period
View all mobile plans listed on Canstar Blue

iPrimus

Owned by the same company that runs Dodo, iPrimus might be more of a familiar name when it comes to broadband plans, but you will find three simple SIM-only phone plans to choose from. While iPrimus has plans which are more of a middle-price than other providers, it does offer fairly generous data and international call inclusions for the price. All plans are on 12-month contracts and your international call and data inclusions will increase the more you spend.

  • Three postpaid 12-month plans at mid-level prices
  • Generous data inclusions on all plans
  • International call inclusions on all plans

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$35 Basic

  • Unlimited standard national calls & SMS
  • 350 mins standard international calls to select countries
  • $10 upfront SIM cost

min. cost $430 over 12 month plan period

18GBMax Data**/billing period $35Advertised Cost^^/billing period
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$45 Optimal

  • Unlimited standard national calls & SMS
  • 1500 mins standard international calls to select countries
  • $10 upfront SIM cost

min. cost $550 over 12 month plan period

30GBMax Data**/billing period $45Advertised Cost^^/billing period
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$55 Premium

  • Unlimited standard national calls & SMS
  • 3000 mins standard international calls to select countries
  • $10 upfront SIM cost

min. cost $670 over 12 month plan period

40GBMax Data**/billing period $55Advertised Cost^^/billing period
View all mobile plans listed on Canstar Blue

iiNet

A telco with a reputation for great product value, iiNet was taken over by TPG, but it still offers its own unique range of home broadband and mobile phone plans. iiNet offers five different month to month SIM only phone plans on the Optus 4G network, with prices steadily increasing as you add more data. The latter three plans all include unlimited calls and texts within Australia and the top two plans include international call value. The two lower plans include $550 of call and SMS value, which can also be used for international calls. When it comes to data, you might find these plans lacking if you’re a big data user as the top-level plan includes 9GB for $37.99 a month. There is an upfront SIM cost so you’ll be up for an additional $10 on your first month.

  • Call and SMS value on lower plans can be used for international calls
  • Straightforward month-to-month phone plans
  • Top two plans include international call value

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$24.99 Mobile Voice SIM Only

  • Unlimited standard national
  • $10 upfront SIM cost (first month only)

min. cost $34.99 over one month plan period

3GBMax Data**/billing period $24.99Advertised Cost^^/billing period
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$29.99 Mobile Voice SIM Only

  • Unlimited standard national calls & SMS
  • $10 upfront SIM cost (first month only)

min. cost $39.99 over one month plan period

4GBMax Data**/billing period $29.99Advertised Cost^^/billing period
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$37.99 Mobile Voice SIM Only

  • Unlimited standard national calls & SMS
  • $10 upfront SIM cost (first month only)

min. cost $47.99 over one month plan period

9GBMax Data**/billing period $37.99Advertised Cost^^/billing period
View all mobile plans listed on Canstar Blue

Coles Mobile

All three major grocery chains in Australia provide phone plans (ALDI and Woolworths both operate on the Telstra network), but Coles Mobile stacks up well against its rivals. Coles has four prepaid plans across different expiry periods– $10 for 10 days, $20 for 35 days, $40 ver 35 days and $180 over 365 days. All plans include unlimited standard national calls and SMS with data starting at 1GB for 10 days and going up to 48GB over the 365 days. You can also recharge with your Flybuys points and the $40 recharge includes 250 standard international minutes to 10 countries. There are also international call packs and extra data that you can add on as needed.

  • Four plans, which run over 10, 35 or 365 day expiry
  • International call value included on one plan
  • Data and international call packs will cost extra to add on
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35 Day Plan – 3GB

  • Unlimited standard national calls & SMS

min. cost $20 over 35 day expiry

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

  • Unlimited standard national calls & SMS
  • 250 standard minutes to 10 countries

min. cost $40 over 35 day expiry

10GBMax Data**/billing period $40Advertised Cost^^/billing period
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365 Day Plan – 36GB

  • Unlimited standard national calls & SMS

min. cost $180 over 365 day expiry

48GBMax Data**/billing period $180Advertised Cost^^/billing period
View all mobile plans listed on Canstar Blue

SpinTel

SpinTel has been around for quite a while, but that doesn’t mean it has lost touch when it comes to mobile plans. The telco has a small range of SIM-only postpaid plans on month-to-month plans with data starting at 1GB and going up to 15GB. While there is a $10 SIM card activation fee, these is sometimes waived for new customers. The top two level plans do include some international call credit.

  • Month-to-month plans only
  • Unlimited standard national SMS on all plans

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$9.95 S Plan

  • 100 standard national minutes
  • Unlimited SMS
  • Special offer: $10 SIM fee waived for a limited time

min. cost $9.95 over one month plan period

2GBMax Data**/billing period $9.95Advertised Cost^^/billing period
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$19.95 L Plan

  • Unlimited standard national calls & SMS
  • Special offer: $10 SIM fee waived for a limited time

min. cost $19.95 over one month plan period

7GBMax Data**/billing period $19.95Advertised Cost^^/billing period
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$26.95 XL Plan

  • Unlimited standard national calls & SMS
  • $100 standard international call credit
  • Special offer: $10 SIM fee waived for a limited time

min. cost $26.95 over one month plan period

15GBMax Data**/billing period $26.95Advertised Cost^^/billing period
View all mobile plans listed on Canstar Blue

Optus

Of course, we couldn’t write a review of phone plans on the Optus network without mentioning the network operator itself. It goes without saying that the telco giant provides a fairly comprehensive range of phone plans – especially when including prepaid and postpaid options. You can choose a postpaid SIM-only month-to-month plan or choose to build your own plan by selecting your preferred data allowance and international extras. The postpaid SIM-only plans from Optus start at $39 per month for 10GB of data, and go up to $79 for 120GB.

In addition to strong data offerings, the big selling point of these plans is that most plans include data-free sports streaming, and if you time it right, there might be special deals available, like discounts or bonus data. If you’re after a premium experience from your telco, Optus also offers a special ‘One’ plan — $119 per month gets you 500GB of data, international and entertainment extras as well as special customer service and 4G network priority.

Optus does have even more plans on offer, including prepaid (over both long and short expiry periods), in addition to a range of phone on a plan options. You can pick up the latest devices from the big players, including iPhone and Samsung phones, select your payment period (12, 24 or 36 months) and bundle with a postpaid plan. Many of the plans will include access to data-free sports streaming and other entertainment extras.

  • Impressive data inclusions at mid-range price points
  • Build-your-own plans provide the ultimate phone plan flexibility
  • Range of plans and devices to suit all needs

Brand Features Max Data**/billing period Advertised Cost^^/billing period
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$39 Small Choice Plan

  • Unlimited standard national calls & SMS

min. cost $39 over one month plan period

10GBMax Data**/billing period $39Advertised Cost^^/billing period
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$49 Medium Choice Plan

  • Unlimited standard national calls & SMS
  • Unlimited standard international calls to 35 countries
  • Stream Optus Sport data free
  • Special offer: Up to 6 months free Apple Music

min. cost $49 over one month plan period

60GBMax Data**/billing period $49Advertised Cost^^/billing period
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$59 Large Choice Plan

  • Unlimited standard national calls & SMS
  • Unlimited standard international calls to 35 countries
  • Stream Optus Sport data free
  • 2GB global roaming data
  • Special offer: Up to 12 months free Apple Music

min. cost $59 over one month plan period

100GBMax Data**/billing period $59Advertised Cost^^/billing period
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$79 Extra Large Choice Plan

  • Unlimited standard national calls & SMS
  • Unlimited standard international calls to 35 countries
  • Stream Optus Sport data free
  • 4GB global roaming data
  • Special offer: Up to 12 months free Apple Music

min. cost $79 over one month plan period

120GBMax Data**/billing period $79Advertised Cost^^/billing period
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Who offers the best value on the Optus network?

If you’re after a new phone plan on the Optus network, there truly is a huge selection of great value offers to choose from. This article doesn’t include all of the plans available from all providers, so there are even more plans available for you to choose from.

When it comes to postpaid plans, it’s hard to beat Southern Phone, Moose Mobile, Vaya and Exetel at different price points and for different reasons.

If prepaid is what you’re after, OVO provides some good cheap plans for kids with some great added value, but you’ll also find great value with Amaysim’s top-level plans if you’re data hungry, while Catch Connect has a variety of plans on different expiry periods.

But, if you’re after a new smartphone on a plan, Optus is hard to beat with its selection of premium smartphones from the big names. It also includes some fairly decent value for what you pay.

When it comes to choosing your phone plan, it really comes down to what you want for your money, and what your needs really are, along with whether you want prepaid or postpaid. If you’re not a big data user, you can easily go for one of the cheaper plans, but if data and extras is what you need, you’ll be looking at the pricier end of the spectrum. There’s also great value around on the mid-level plans, so it helps to shop around.

Optus, while generally more expensive, does have the widest range of plan types and some of the most generous inclusions around, so you’ll need to weigh up whether price or inclusions are what you’re after.

Plans and providers on the Optus network – a summary

Below is a table featuring a summary of some of the plans we’ve mentioned above.

Telco Mobile Plan Included Data Monthly Cost Contract Term
Exetel Super Saver 4G 1GB $9.99 No contract
OVO Mobile  Small Plan 4GB $19.95 No contract
SpinTel $19.95 L Plan 7GB $19.95 No contract
Catch Connect $20 30 Day Plan 15GB $20 No contract
Southern Phone Green 22 (12M) 7GB $22 12 months
Vaya Unlimited M 18GB $24 No contract
iiNet $24.99 Mobile Voice SIM Only 3GB $24.99 No contract
Circles.Life $28 SIM-only plan 20GB $28 No contract
Moose Mobile Moose 29 SIM Only (12M) 35GB $29 12 months
Yomojo  10GB Plan 10GB $25.90 No contract
Dodo  12GB Plan 12GB $30 No contract
Coles Mobile Prepaid $40 for 35 Days 10GB $40 No contract
Optus Medium $49 Choice Plan 60GB $49 No contract
Amaysim Unlimited 60GB 60GB $50 No contract

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