Moose Mobile Phone Plans Review

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 it offer some great-value BYO plans, but it also sells refurbished late-model handsets at low prices.

Moose Mobile’s plans come on a postpaid, monthly basis with no minimum term, and operate on the Optus wholesale network. So you can be sure about solid 3G or 4G coverage, but what sort of value is this tiny telco offering? Canstar Blue reviews Moose Mobile phone plans and compares them to those from similar low cost providers, as well as the big boys – including Optus itself.

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Moose Mobile Phone Plans

Moose Mobile has eight base postpaid SIM-only plans on offer, with prices increasing as you add more data, as unlimited calls and texts in Australia come as standard on all but the cheapest deal. There are also 12-month plans, making for an entire suite of 16 plans, with incentives to sign up for a year. The prices and plans below are for the month-to-month options.

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

  • 200 call minutes, unlimited SMS

min. cost $9 over billing period

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

  • Unlimited National Calls & SMS

min. cost $14 over billing period

1.5GBMax Data**/billing period $14.00Advertised Data^^/billing period More Details
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Moose 19 SIM Only

  • Unlimited National Calls & SMS

min. cost $19 over billing period

2.5GBMax Data**/billing period $19.00Advertised Data^^/billing period More Details
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Moose 29 SIM Only

  • Unlimited National Calls & SMS

min. cost $29 over billing period

5GBMax Data**/billing period $29.00Advertised Data^^/billing period More Details
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Moose 34 SIM Only

  • Unlimited National Calls & SMS

min. cost $34 over billing period

10GBMax Data**/billing period $34.00Advertised Data^^/billing period More Details
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Moose 39 SIM Only

  • Unlimited National Calls & SMS

min. cost $39 over billing period

18GBMax Data**/billing period $39.00Advertised Data^^/billing period More Details
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Moose 49 SIM only (3G)

  • Unlimited National Calls & SMS

min. cost $49 over billing period

30GBMax Data**/billing period $49.00Advertised Data^^/billing period More Details
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Moose 78 SIM only (3G)

  • Unlimited National Calls & SMS

min. cost $78 over billing period

90GBMax Data**/billing period $78.00Advertised Data^^/billing period More Details

Moose Mobile has been around for some time, previously as a refurbished mobile phone seller. It no longer offers this service, but has burst onto the scene as one of the most competitive and attractive postpaid phone plan providers in Australia.

  • Moose offers a very handy and easy to use smartphone app that includes a dashboard showing data usage and plan expiry period, explaining exactly how much data you have used alongside your monthly progress
  • If your data usage is ahead of your expiry period, you might need a bigger plan, and vice versa as excess data is billed by the megabyte at 1.5c.

Moose Mobile’s $14 plan is one of the cheapest unlimited phone plan in Australia with at least 1GB of data on a month-to-month contract. While there are other providers offering cheaper plans over 1, 7 or 10 days, for monthly or 30 day billing periods, it’s tough to beat this plan on price versus data and inclusions. Its other plans aren’t too shabby either.

  • Plans are billed monthly, rather than every 28 or 30 days.
  • There are no setup fees.
  • There are two 3G-only plans that give lots of data – albeit slower – for comparatively little money.

Overall, Moose offers a fairly comprehensive array of eight plans – there is surely something to suit everyone here.

Why go for a 12 month plan?

By signing up for 12 months, customers stand to receive data bonuses or discounts off their phone plan. For example, the plan with 10GB goes from $34 to $29, while the $19 plan gathers an extra 500mb if you sign up for the long haul.

This seems to be the way of the future in the SIM only segment – perks if you’re not afraid to commit. You can see the difference below, however you must be willing to commit – if you wish to drop out you may be subject to fees anyway. Nevertheless, if you’re the type to ‘set and forget’, these plans yield a lot of bang-for-buck.

 

Moose Mobile Compared to Other Providers

Moose Mobile generally compares very well against other MVNOs and is in fact one of the cheapest providers in Australia at various price points.

Moose Mobile Month-to-Month Plans Compared

Some familiar faces in this price bracket give Moose Mobile a run for its money, but with a huge 10GB of data it is ultra competitive. In the postpaid market, many are moving towards a similar model, where month-to-month options are a little less competitive. Moose stands out in this regard in that this difference is not TOO marginal. In the month-to-month space, Moose is one of the more competitive providers – especially around the 10GB data point.

Brand Features Max Data**/billing period Advertised Cost^^/billing period
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Moose 34 SIM Only

  • Unlimited National Calls & SMS

min. cost $34 over billing period

10GBMax Data**/billing period $34.00Advertised Data^^/billing period More Details
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10GB Plan

  • Unlimited National Calls & SMS

min. cost $34.90 over 30 day plan period

10GBMax Data**/billing period $34.90Advertised Data^^/billing period More Details
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Month to Month $80

  • Unlimited National Calls & SMS
  • 3000 minutes international for Zone 1, 300 minutes for Zone 2

min. cost $80 over 30 day plan period

15GBMax Data**/billing period $80Advertised Data^^/billing period More Details
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Unlimited 15GB

  • Unlimited National Calls & SMS, unlimited to 10 countries, 300 minutes to 22 countries

min. cost $40 over 28 day billing period

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

Moose Mobile 12 Month Plans Compared

This is where a bulk of providers do battle these days, and Moose is again one of the most competitive. Take for example the $35 plan with a massive 18GB on board. This plan in particular is immensely competitive and other providers – particularly big guys – struggle to keep up. However, where Moose falls behind is lack of extra ‘stuff’, such as international calls or any form of data-free streaming.

Brand Features Max Data**/billing period Advertised Cost^^/billing period
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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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Unlimited $42

  • Unlimited National Calls & SMS

min. cost $252 over 6 Months

13GBMax Data**/billing period $42Advertised Data^^/billing period More Details
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Plus 4G

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

min. cost $599.88 over 12 month plan period

23GBMax Data**/billing period $49.99Advertised Data^^/billing period More Details
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$50 Red SIM Only

  • Unlimited National Calls & SMS

min. cost $600.00 over 12 month billing period

30GBMax Data**/billing period $50.00Advertised Data^^/billing period More Details

Should I make a move on Moose Mobile?

Moose Mobile has quickly become one of the trendiest telcos around, but it isn’t all just a gimmick. Moose offers some of the cheapest plans on the market at various price points, backed by reliable Optus 4G network coverage in most areas. Offering great plans for data-users great and small, its $14 (1.5GB) and $29-34 (10GB) plans are arguably the best of the bunch. It’s also one of just a handful of telcos to offer mammoth 30GB and 90GB plans, with prices generally in line with the other providers.

Moose Mobile’s smartphone app is also extremely handy and easy to use. Not all telcos offer an app to track data usage alongside your expiry period, so this shouldn’t be taken for granted. With regards to customer service, feedback from customers has been mostly positive to date. But the challenge for Moose Mobile will be maintaining these standards as it continues to grow and welcome new customers. You’ll surprise your friends when you announce that you’re now with ‘Moose Mobile’, but once you fill in the blanks, they’ll understand the appeal.

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