Numobile Phone Plans Review
Numobile is a mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) offering postpaid plans on the Telstra 5G, 4G and 3G networks. As an MVNO, the telco offers substantially cheaper plans than Telstra itself, and it also has a range of refurbished smartphones available too. If you’re after a smaller provider, and even if you’re not after a refurbished smartphone, the simple range of postpaid phone plans might make Numobile worth considering.
There’s a lot to like in Numobile’s plans — simply pick up a Numobile SIM only plan with no strings attached, a 500GB data bank and unlimited calls and texts on all plans. If refurbished phones are more your style, iPhone devices are usually available (and sometimes Samsung), which you can pair with a SIM-only plan at the checkout, or simply pick up your device without a plan. Read on to find out all you need to know about Numobile.
Compare SIM-only plans
If you’re looking for a new SIM-only plan, there are plenty of options on the market. Use the below table to quickly compare a range of SIM-only plans from a range of providers.
Here is a selection of postpaid plans from Canstar Blue’s database with a minimum of 10GB of data, listed in order of standard cost, lowest to highest, then by data allowance, largest to smallest. Try using our mobile phone plan comparison tool to see a wide range of plans from other providers. This table includes products with links to referral partners.
Here is a selection of prepaid plans from Canstar Blue’s database with a minimum of 10GB of data each month, listed in order of standard cost, lowest to highest, then by data allowance, largest to smallest. If you want to compare a larger range of offers from other providers, use our phone plan comparison tool. This table includes products with links to referral partners.
Numobile phone plans: a guide
Numobile phone plans are available as both SIM-only plans and bundled with a refurbished phone on a plan, along with a ‘subscription’-based service with a new phone essentially on lease plan. Plans are month-to-month postpaid (although you pay for your first month upfront) and you’ll also get a 500GB data bank, so you can be as flexible with data usage as you need to be. The data bank stores any unused data, provided that your account is still active, however switching to a cheaper plan will forfeit your data bank.
Plans start at $20 with 10GB of data and go up to $30 per month with 32GB of data with 4G coverage, or $56 with 150GB of data and 5G access. All plans include unlimited standard national calls and SMS, while all plans except the $20 plan include unlimited standard international talk and text to 15 select countries.
The following table shows all Numobile postpaid plans on Canstar Blue’s database, listed in order of the standard monthly cost, from lowest to highest. Use our comparison tool to see a wide range of plans from other providers.
A big part of Numobile’s business is selling refurbished phones. Phones are said to be as good as new (or ‘Nu’) from Numobile, with a hefty 51-point quality assurance policy. Essentially, they might not be ‘new’ phones, but they’re certainly ‘Nu’ or fairly close to it. Phones labelled as ‘pretty good’ condition are also available, which are usable, but might not have the glamour of a ‘Good as Nu’ phone.
Typically you can expect phones from Apple and Samsung will be available and devices tend to be older models. You’ll most likely find older model iPhones such as iPhone 11 and iPhone 12 ranges and Samsung phones such as the Galaxy S10. Devices will change depending on stock availability, which is the same for storage size and colour options.
Numobile also offers a ‘subscription’ phone plan with a new phone, which is essentially like the lease phone plans from years ago. You pay for your phone over 24 or 36 months, and at the end of that period, return it to Numobile and with the option to subscribe again. Keep in mind that damaged devices can incur a damage fee.
What does Numobile offer?
Numobile offers a decent selection of plans for a range of different needs. You’ll get the basics plus extras like data banking, international calls and texts to other countries, and a variety of data inclusions, depending on your plan. The table below shows what Numobile does and doesn’t offer:
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Numobile network and coverage
Numobile operates on the Telstra 5G, 4G and 3G networks, which covers a huge chunk of Australia. As the network is owned by Telstra, Numobile customers are given lower priority, however you will still get pretty wide access to the network, just not the full network.
The below should give you an indication of where the Telstra network can be accessed across Australia. Check the Numobile website for further information on network coverage.
Features and bonuses
All of Numobile’s plans come with standard unlimited national talk and text within Australia, with the two largest plans offering unlimited standard talk and text to 15 select countries. Data rollover is also offered.
- International calls: Numobile’s $25 plans and above offer unlimited standard talk and text to 15 select countries including: Bangladesh, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, New Zealand, Pakistan, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand, the UK, USA and Vietnam.
- Data rollover: Each plan includes a data bank of up to 500GB.
- Refurbished phones: Numobile offers refurbished phones, if you’ve been looking for a cheap phone but don’t want a new handset. These phones are quality checked with a 51 points system, so you won’t need to worry about quality inconsistencies.
- Subscription phone plans: In addition to the range of refurbished phones, Numobile also offers a ‘subscription’ style plan for a new phone, which is similar to the lease plans some telcos used to offer. At the end of your subscription period (24 or 36 months), you’ll need to return your phone.
Individual Numobile Plans
Numobile $20 plan
Priced at $20 per month, you’ll get 10GB of data, along with unlimited standard national calls and texts. You’ll get a 500GB data bank as well, storing any of your unused data each month.
Numobile $25 plan
If you need a bit more data on your plan, you can pick up the $25 plan with 22GB of data, plus you’ll get unlimited standard national calls and SMS, up to 500GB data band and unlimited international calls and SMS to 15 countries.
Numobile $30 plan
Numobile’s mid-range plan features 32GB of data for $30 per month. You’ll get unlimited standard national talk and text on this plan, along with unlimited standard talk and text to 15 select countries. Data banking up to 500GB is also included.
Numobile $38 plan
Numobile’s $38 plan include a generous 50GB of data, plus 500GB data bank, unlimited standard talk and texts to 15 select countries, along with unlimited standard national calls and SMS. This plan also includes 5G network access, although speeds are capped at 100Mbps.
Numobile $47 plan
This plans is available for $47 per month and includes 100GB of data along with the same unlimited standard national calls and SMS, unlimited international calls and SMS to 15 select countries, plus data banking up to 500GB. This plan also includes 5G network access, with speeds capped at 100Mbps.
Numobile $56 plan
For $56 per month, you’ll get 150GB of data, along with unlimited standard national calls and SMS, unlimited standard international calls and SMS, up to 500GB of data banking and, of course, 5G access (with speeds limited to 250Mbps).
Numobile contact details and customer support
Need help or want to know more about Numobile? You can get in touch using the following support options:
- Live chat on the website with a customer support operator (Numobile states this is the fastest way to get a response)
- Call Numobile on 1800 951 384 and receive a call back
- Numobile Facebook page
- Numobile Instagram page
Numobile customer support operates out of Sydney, between 8am to 6pm AEST, Monday to Friday (excluding public holidays).
How does Numobile compare?
Numobile offers some decent plans, but it always helps to do some research first and compare plans from a range of providers. Below you’ll find some competitive alternatives, also on the Telstra 5G, 4G and 3G networks.
Are Numobile plans a good deal?
If you’re after a postpaid plan without anything too complex, or a postpaid plan that you can couple with a refurbished phone, Numobile does have some decent plans and value on offer. With access to Telstra’s 5G, 4G and 3G networks, plus a 500GB data bank and generous international talk and text inclusions, the telco provides enough simplicity and extras that could suit your needs.
In terms of value for money, Numobile’s plans are fairly competitive. While 10GB for $20 is certainly a good price, as is $30 for 32GB, some telcos might offer similar or better value, so it’s worth comparing what’s on offer from a range of telcos. However, Numobile is one of the few providers to offer refurbished phones and lease-style plans with a new phone, so if that’s of interest to you, it’s definitely worth keeping this telco in mind.
About the author of this page
This page was written and is regularly updated by Canstar Blue’s Senior Telco Specialist, Emma Bradstock. An expert in all things phone, internet, gaming and streaming, Emma helps to make complicated subjects easier for readers to understand, as well as covering the latest news and reviews across the telco industry. She’s passionate about helping consumers make better-informed telco choices and highlighting the next best deals.