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What is the cheapest Vodafone phone plan?

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Over the years, Vodafone has grown to be one of Australia’s largest telcos and is now the third-largest mobile network across Australia. While it was the last of the three big telcos to launch its 5G mobile network in Australia, it’s slowly getting there, with the network still being rolled out across the country.

Vodafone offers a range of products, including phone and internet plans. You’ll find a selection of some of the latest devices from the big phone manufacturers, including Samsung, Apple and Google, available to bundle with a postpaid phone plan. If you want to go with a SIM-only plan, you can choose from both prepaid and postpaid plans. While it might not be the cheapest provider on the market, you can still find some good value with a Vodafone plan.

While the telco has become a major challenger to Telstra and Optus, just what can you expect from a phone plan with Vodafone, and how does it compare to plans from the competition? Let’s take a look at cheap Vodafone plans to see how much value you can get for your money.

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What is the cheapest Vodafone plan?

Vodafone offers a selection of postpaid and prepaid phone plans, along with new phones to bundle with a postpaid service. You won’t really get entertainment or bonus perks with Vodafone, however prices and data inclusions tend to be fairly generous, plus you can make some savings if you bundle with other eligible Vodafone services such as NBN.

Like Telstra and Optus, Vodafone includes unlimited capped-speed data on all of its postpaid plans. The maximum speed of this extra ‘infinite’ data is capped at 2Mbps on all three of Vodafone’s postpaid plans. You can also get 5G network access on plans, although the Vodafone 5G network isn’t as big as the Telstra and Optus 5G networks are.

The following table shows the two cheapest Vodafone postpaid SIM-only plans on Canstar Blue’s database, listed in order of standard monthly cost, from the lowest to highest and then by data allowance, largest to smallest. Use our comparison tool to see plans from a range of other providers. This is a selection of products with links to a referral partner.

The following table shows the two cheapest Vodafone 36-month 128GB iPhone 15 plans on Canstar Blue’s database, listed in order of standard monthly cost, from the lowest to highest and then by data allowance, largest to smallest. Use our comparison tool to see plans from a range of other providers. This is a selection of products with links to a referral partner.

The following table shows the two cheapest Vodafone prepaid SIM-only plans on Canstar Blue’s database, listed in order of standard monthly cost, from the lowest to highest and then by data allowance, largest to smallest. Use our comparison tool to see plans from a range of other providers. This is a selection of products with links to a referral partner.

Vodafone cheapest plan: Postpaid

The cheapest postpaid phone plan from Vodafone is $45 per month, with 40GB data plus unlimited capped-speed data, on a month-to-month plan. If you want more fast-speed data, the $55 plan will give you 150GB of data each month. These same plans can be bundled with a new device, including the latest phones from Samsung, Apple and Google. All of Vodafone’s postpaid plans include unlimited standard national calls and SMS, and international call inclusions are available on the $55 and $65 plans.

Vodafone cheapest plan: Prepaid

Looking at prepaid plans, you can pick up a $30 plan over a 28-day expiry with 20GB data included, along with unlimited standard national calls and SMS. The $40 prepaid plan runs on a 28-day expiry and includes 30GB of data and unlimited standard national calls and SMS. Vodafone tends to offer bonus data and discounts on prepaid Starter Packs from time to time, so keep an eye out for what’s on offer.

Vodafone cheapest plan: phone on a plan

If you’re looking for cheap Vodafone plans bundled with a new phone, you’ll be looking at the same plans as Vodafone’s SIM-only postpaid plans. You’ll need to choose your phone — with devices from brands including Samsung, Apple and Google on offer — and whether you want to pay it off over 12, 24 or 36 months, then you’ll bundle with your choice of phone plan. To get the cheapest Vodafone plan bundled with a phone, you would have to pay your device off over 36 months and bundle with the $45 phone plan, giving you the lowest monthly cost. Keep in mind that you’ll pay the same for your device no matter what payment period you choose, but you’ll be locked into your Vodafone plan for longer if you choose 36 months.

The following table compares a selection of 24-month Vodafone 128GB iPhone 15 plans as published on Canstar Blue’s database, listed in order of their standard monthly cost, from the lowest to highest and then by data allowance, largest to smallest. Use our phone plan comparison tool to compare plans from a range of providers. This is a selection of products with links to a referral partner.

The following table shows selected published 24-month Vodafone plans for the 256GB Samsung Galaxy S24 on Canstar Blue’s database, listed in order of standard monthly cost, from the lowest to highest and then by data allowance, largest to smallest. Use our tool for mobile phone plan comparison to see a wider range of plans from other providers. This is a selection of products with links to a referral partner.

The following table shows a selection of published 24-month Vodafone plans for the 128GB Google Pixel 8 on Canstar Blue’s database, listed in order of cost, from the lowest to highest and then by data allowance, largest to smallest. Use our mobile phone comparison tool to see plans from a range of providers. This is a selection of products with links to referral partners.

How does the cheapest Vodafone plan compare to Telstra and Optus?

Vodafone might be the smallest mobile network out of the three, but it does offer some serious competition to Telstra and Optus. Its plans are generally cheaper than those offered by Telstra and Optus, and it often includes discounts and bonus data. However, you won’t get any extra entertainment bonuses like what’s on offer from Optus, just straightforward inclusions at a reasonable price.

If you are keen on the 5G network, Vodafone is dragging the chain a bit compared to its competition. However, after the Vodafone-TPG merger, you might see some changes coming to Australia’s third largest telco. Let’s take a look at how Vodafone’s cheapest phone plans compare to Telstra and Optus.

The following table shows the cheapest Telstra, Optus and Vodafone postpaid SIM-only plans on Canstar Blue’s database, listed in order of standard monthly cost, from the lowest to highest and then by data allowance, largest to smallest. Use our comparison tool to see plans from a range of other providers. This is a selection of products with links to a referral partner.

The following table shows the cheapest Telstra, Optus and Vodafone 24-month 128GB iPhone 15 plans on Canstar Blue’s database, listed in order of standard monthly cost, from the lowest to highest and then by data allowance, largest to smallest. Use our comparison tool to see plans from a range of other providers. This is a selection of products with links to a referral partner.

The following table shows the cheapest Telstra, Optus and Vodafone prepaid SIM-only plans over a 28-day expiry on Canstar Blue’s database, listed in order of standard expiry period cost, from the lowest to highest and then by data allowance, largest to smallest, then alphabetically. Use our comparison tool to see plans from a range of other providers. This is a selection of products with links to a referral partner.

Compare cheap prepaid and postpaid phone plans

Still finding Vodafone to be a bit out of your price range? There are plenty of cheap phone plans out there from smaller telcos including Moose Mobile, Southern Phone, Woolworths Mobile and Amaysim. Some plans can cost $10 or less a month, with some decent data inclusions available in that $20 to $40 price range.

Prepaid Plans Under $20

Here is a selection of prepaid plans from Canstar Blue’s database for $20 or less, listed in order of standard cost, lowest to highest, then by standard data allowance, largest to smallest. Use our mobile phone comparison tool to see a wider range of prepaid plans from other providers. This table includes products with links to referral partners.

Postpaid Plans Under $20

Here is a selection of postpaid plans from Canstar Blue’s database for $20 or less, listed in order of standard cost, lowest to highest, then by standard data allowance, largest to smallest. Compare postpaid mobile plans from a wider range of providers using our comparison tool. This table includes products with links to referral partners.

Is the cheapest Vodafone plan best for me?

While Vodafone’s plans aren’t the cheapest around, the unlimited capped-speed data on cheaper plans could be enough to entice you, as moderate data users might find that 40GB fast data inclusion to be enough with the safety net of no excess data fees. Vodafone also offers discounts for bundling two or more plans on the one account, so if you’re an existing customer, you could be eligible for some decent discounts. However, Vodafone’s cheapest plan isn’t exactly cheap compared to other plans on the market.

Your top consideration will need to be just what you need from your phone plan. If you’re a light phone user, then any of the cheap plans from other providers with smaller data inclusions could be a decent option. If you use your phone’s data a fair bit, you might find that 1GB-2GB each month just won’t cut it for you. However, if price is one of your biggest concerns but you need more data, you can get 10GB of data on plans at the $20 mark from smaller telcos.

Also, make sure you know what inclusions are important for you — having an idea of how much data you think you’ll need is a good way to start comparing phone plans. You can use our comparison tool above to compare phone plans from a range of providers, and filter by price and data inclusions.

Emma Bradstock
Telco Specialist
Emma Bradstock has been an authority on consumer phone, internet, technology and streaming markets in Australia for over 5 years. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communications and Media from Macquarie University and has over a decade of professional writing experience in print and digital media.

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