Phone Brands

The best Amaysim SIM-only mobile plans for July

Posted by July 18th 2018

Amaysim’s SIM-only prepaid plans could make a great alternative to the pricier options offered by the major Australian telcos. If you’ve got a phone you love – or want to keep your device and mobile plan separate – Amaysim may be your go-to service for...


Australia Post Travel SIM Review

Posted by July 11th 2018

Did you know that the post office can be your first port of call for overseas travel? You probably knew that Australia Post could process passports, exchange currency and sold adaptor plugs (probably), but you may not have known it also has its own range...


Coles Mobile Phone Plans Review

Posted by July 12th 2018

When you think of Coles, you probably imagine Saturday afternoons bumping into other shoppers in the freezer section of the supermarket. There’s always someone in the way when you’re trying to grab your favourite frozen pizza! But people who know good prepaid mobile phone plans are starting...


SpinTel Mobile Phone Plans Review

Posted by July 5th 2018

SpinTel is one of a handful of purely Aussie telcos that offers down-to-earth, straightforward mobile phone plans. SpinTel has been around in telco land in some form or another since 1996. Today, SpinTel acts as a Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO) and has four different postpaid...


Kogan Mobile Phone Plans Review

Posted by July 11th 2018

Kogan is well-known as a discount online electronics retailer which sells imported goods at often incredibly low prices. In fact, its successful business model has seen the Australian company grow into the country’s largest online department store – yes, bigger than the likes of Myer...


Optus Mobile Phone Plans Review

Posted by July 5th 2018

As the second biggest telco in Australia, Optus has long been a heavyweight in the mobile market. It owns and operates a comprehensive network infrastructure that rivals that of Telstra for coverage and speeds, and makes its network available to mobile virtual network operators (MVNOs) to...


Review of Hello Mobile phone plans

Posted by July 5th 2018

If you’re after a prepaid mobile plan in Australia, there are many service providers to choose from, most notably in the SIM-only market, where you insert a SIM card into your phone and off you go. Like a crowded night market in the heart of Bangkok,...


TeleChoice Mobile Phone Plans Review

Posted by July 5th 2018

TeleChoice is a low-cost Australian mobile phone service provider that utilises the Telstra 4G mobile network. It offers a large range of plans, including monthly, 12 month and 24 month contracts, all of which come in SIM-only guise, but you also have the option to bundle a plan with...


Tangerine Telecom Mobile Phone Plans

Posted by June 21st 2018

You may have heard about Tangerine’s broadband plans, but did you know this juicy company also has a range of mobile phone plans? Yes, that’s right. Plans are delivered via the Telstra 4G wholesale network, making Tangerine a Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO). Plans come...


Telstra Mobile Phone Plans Review

Posted by July 6th 2018

Telstra operates Australia’s largest mobile network, covering no less than 2.4 million square kilometres of our vast, brown land. In addition to 4G coverage in major cities, Telstra also offers its 4GX service on the 700MHz spectrum for up to triple the maximum download speeds...


Exetel Mobile Phone Plans Review

Posted by July 9th 2018

You may not have heard the name ‘Exetel’ bandied about when it comes to mobile phone plans – probably because it was founded as a technology consulting company in the 1990s, before making its way into the world of fixed and mobile broadband, now offering some...


TPG Mobile Phone Plans Review

Posted by July 11th 2018

Founded by enigmatic billionaire David Teoh back in 1986, TPG is now Australia’s second largest internet provider and one of the biggest challenger mobile virtual network operators (MVNOs). TPG utilises the Vodafone 4G Network to provide fast 4G speeds to the vast majority of its...


Review of ALDI Mobile Phone Plans

Posted by July 9th 2018

ALDI is best known for its cheap grocery stores that are chipping away at Coles and Woolies in the battle for your supermarket loyalty. Though, aside from the aisle where you can buy a chainsaw next to cans of tuna, ALDI has created some great-value prepaid...


Vodafone Mobile Phone Plans Review

Posted by July 11th 2018

As one of the biggest telcos in the world, Vodafone has a product range as diverse as it is comprehensive. As one of the three network providers in Australia, Vodafone competes with Optus and Telstra, plus a host of small mobile carriers nipping at its...


Belong Mobile Phone Plans Review

Posted by June 27th 2018

There is often a perception that switching to a smaller mobile service provider means sacrificing your big telco phone coverage. This is perhaps most common among Telstra customers who can generally boast the most comprehensive coverage in Australia. But what if you could get Telstra’s...


iPrimus Mobile Phone Plans Review

Posted by July 5th 2018

You probably better-know iPrimus for offering internet plans, but it now also offers postpaid SIM only mobile phone plans on a 12 month contract. iPrimus utilises the Optus 4G Network, making it a Mobile Virtual Network Operator, or ‘MVNO’. See what iPrimus has to offer...


Pennytel Mobile Phone Plans Review

Posted by July 5th 2018

You may have heard of Pennytel before – it initially launched many years ago but was liquidated in 2013 and acquired by telco MyNetFone. Now it’s back with a vengeance and offers postpaid plans utilising the Telstra network. Review the plans below and see how...


Woolworths Mobile Phone Plans Review

Posted by July 18th 2018

Woolworths is a giant of the Australian grocery sector, and now it’s also proving to be a big challenger to the status quo in the mobile phone plan and SIM-Only landscape. Woolies relaunched its mobile phone business in 2015, piggybacking on the Telstra 4G Network...


Amaysim Mobile Phone Plans Review

Posted by July 9th 2018

Amaysim has a reputation for providing great-value phone plans, quality customer service, plus nifty bonuses like free next-day SIM card delivery, or even same-day delivery if you live in certain parts of Sydney or Melbourne. You can also get going with Amaysim by picking up a SIM...


Catch Connect Phone Plans Review

Posted by July 5th 2018

Online retailer Catch.com.au has launched its own suite of prepaid phone plans and mobile broadband plans, labelled ‘Catch Connect’. Catch Connect is a Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO) operating on the Optus 4G Network. Catch Connect offers expiry terms of 30 days and 90 days,...


Review of Yomojo mobile phone plans

Posted by July 5th 2018

Yomojo is an Australian Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO) which takes a different approach to most mobile service providers when structuring its plans. The telco, which in 2015 acquired liquidated provider Yatango, and now provides competitive phone plans on both a prepaid and postpaid SIM...


Moose Mobile Phone Plans Review

Posted by July 9th 2018

Are you looking for a new SIM-only phone plan? The market is so saturated these days it can be hard to find a plan that best suits your needs. Moose Mobile is a new service provider giving Aussies something to think about. Not only does...


Southern Phone Mobile Plans Review

Posted by July 9th 2018

The mobile phone plan market is ever-increasing, and a player currently making a racket is Southern Phone. Operating on both the Telstra 4G Network and Optus 3G Network, Southern Phone offers a large variety of postpaid plans, with a range of contract options. You’ll also get the choice of...


Boost Mobile Phone Plans Review

Posted by July 18th 2018

Since hitting the scene in Australia in the year 2000, Boost Mobile has become a unique and somewhat revolutionary mobile phone service provider. As far as mobile phone plans are concerned, Boost Mobile was one of the first to offer SIM Only, prepaid plans away from...


Bendigo Telco Mobile Phone Plans Review

Posted by June 20th 2018

The SIM Only mobile phone plan market has exploded with competition in recent years, and one new player to enter the game recently is Bendigo Telco. If the name sounds familiar, that’s because it is; Bendigo Bank used to offer phone plans, but merged with Bendigo Telco,...


Jeenee Mobile Phone Plans Review

Posted by July 5th 2018

Jeenee Mobile offers both mobile phone and mobile broadband plans. All plans are on a SIM Only postpaid basis and are hosted on the Optus 3G or 4G networks, which should ensure you’ll never be short of coverage. Jeenee Mobile is a for-profit business, but still operates like a social...


Dodo Mobile Phone Plans Review

Posted by July 18th 2018

One of several well-known brands owned by Vocus Communications, Dodo is a Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO). Founded in 2001, it’s now a serious challenger to bigger telcos when it comes to both phone plan and home broadband services, particularly in terms of its NBN plans....


Review of iiNet mobile phone plans

Posted by July 9th 2018

Best-known as a home internet provider, iiNet is a real home-grown success story, having become one of the biggest and arguably most popular telcos in Australia since it was founded in 1993. Nowadays it challenges big guys Telstra and Optus, and since being acquired by...


OVO Mobile Phone Plans Review

Posted by July 2nd 2018

Never before has there been such huge competition in the SIM only mobile plan market. The providers today are jostling for a slice of the pie, and are offering increasing data, text and call inclusions to catch your eye. The newest kid on the block...


Think Mobile Phone Plans Review

Posted by July 5th 2018

Think Mobile is a Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO). It’s an interesting telco in that some of its plans operate on parts of the Telstra 3G Network, and others on the Vodafone 4G Network. Like many MVNOs, Think Mobile offers postpaid plans on a SIM Only, month to...


Vaya Mobile Phone Plans Review

Posted by July 5th 2018

Vaya is an Australian mobile service provider that utilises an online-only business model to deliver you cheap, value-packed postpaid phone plans. Vaya operates as a mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) on the Optus 4G network – which covers 98% of Australia’s population – to deliver...


Virgin Mobile Phone Plans Review

Posted by June 19th 2018

One of the most successful companies founded by billionaire entrepreneur Richard Branson, Virgin Mobile has quickly become one of the major brands in the Aussie mobile communications space. Using the Optus 4G network to provide its phone services, Virgin Mobile offers some attractive benefits such as...


Review of Xtreme Telecom mobile phone plans

Posted by June 21st 2018

Have you ever felt like your phone plan needs to be a bit more Xtreme? No, not ‘extreme’ – ‘Xtreme’. Dropping the E is more extreme. Phone plans can be a pretty boring thing to purchase, but they don’t have to be. Xtreme Telecom is...


Review of LycaMobile phone plans

Posted by July 5th 2018

LycaMobile is one of the few mobile plan providers to really centre its business model on cheap international call rates. Beyond that, it’s a Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO) offering several reasonable-value SIM-only prepaid phone plans on the Telstra 4G Network. Its headquarters are in London, but the...


Review of Lebara mobile phone plans

Posted by July 5th 2018

Founded in Norway by a group of friends in 2001, Lebara is a leading mobile virtual network operator (MVNO). Since those early days, Lebara has established over five million customers in eight different countries. Lebara prides itself on streamlining prepaid mobile plans, with uncomplicated and...


Review of Club Telco mobile phone plans

Posted by June 20th 2018

Have you ever wanted to be part of a club of mobile phone plans? Club Telco offers just that, where buying a mobile phone plan ideally means more than just data and dollars – it means you get access to a club that also has...


Review of Better Life Mobile phone plans

Posted by June 20th 2018

Are you looking for a better life? Or perhaps you’re a pensioner or concession card holder and looking for discounted phone plans? Better Life Mobile may be for you. It operates as a Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO) on the Telstra Network. Better Life Mobile...


Review of Reward Mobile phone plans

Posted by June 21st 2018

If you’re looking for a new mobile plan provider, have you considered going for a Mobile Virtual Network Operator? MVNOs are frequently on a SIM-only, BYO mobile basis and savings are often passed onto the consumer. One such MVNO is Reward Mobile, which has plans...


Review of CovaU mobile phone plans

Posted by June 21st 2018

CovaU is perhaps best known as an electricity and gas provider, but the company now also offers a range of SIM Only, postpaid mobile phone plans. In this regard, CovaU is a Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO) operating on the Vodafone 4G network. CovaU says...


Review of GoTalk mobile phone plans

Posted by July 5th 2018

If you’re like many of us, you may be looking for a new, better-value mobile phone plan, but are simply frazzled by the sheer amount of options currently available. ‘Plan X has such-and-such inclusion, but Plan Y has more data for the same price, whereas...


Review of MeU Mobile phone plans

Posted by June 21st 2018

MeU Mobile’s launch in 2015 marked the arrival of a hip new service provider in the Australian telco market, one which attempts to market itself towards younger consumers and those who are fed up with the bland, impersonal service of large providers. With simple, uncomplicated monthly...


Review of C Mobile phone plans

Posted by July 5th 2018

CMobile is an Australian mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) that provides calls, SMS and data services to Aussie phone users around the country. The telco is unusual in that it has partnered with both Telstra and Vodafone to utilise their respective mobile networks in order...


About Allphones

Posted by May 16th 2018

Starting in 1989 with a single store in South Australia, Allphones has grown over the years to become Australia’s largest independent telecommunications retailer, with more than 80 stores nation-wide. In the early 90s the company expanded to 15 stores within South Australia, and in 2000...