iPhone 7 & 7 Plus Plans Compared

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Apple’s iPhone 7 and 7 Plus may not be the company’s newest (and priciest) flagship devices, but they’re far from obsolete. If you’re looking for an alternative to super-sized phablets, but still want high-end specs and awesome features, the iPhone 7 range may be your perfect match.

The best reason to opt for the 7 over the iPhone X, iPhone 8 or upcoming iPhone 9? The cheaper monthly and outright pricing. You’ll get all of the Apple inclusions you’d expect (the latest iOS, great cameras, water and dust resistance, Touch ID, and a powerful performance), but with a reduced price tag.

iPhone 7 Plans

If you’d like to buy the standard iPhone 7 on a plan, good news: Vodafone, Telstra, and Optus all offer the device on their two-year plans (and in Vodafone’s case, on a phone payment option). There’s two storage sizes for the iPhone 7: 32GB and 128GB. If you’re picking up the 32B iPhone, here are the cheapest plans from each major telco:

  • Vodafone: $58.58 per month in total ($35 plan + $23.58 phone payment, over 36 months)
  • Telstra: $83 per month in total ($59 plan + $24 phone payment, over 24 months)

While Vodafone and Telstra offer the iPhone 7 with a 32GB capacity, Optus only stocks the 128GB model. The cheapest Optus plan for the iPhone 7 is as follows:

  • Optus: $75 per month in total ($45 plan + $30 phone payment, over 24 months)

Vodafone iPhone 7 Plans

Vodafone is a great option for buyers who want to avoid being locked into a mobile plan long-term, and prefer to choose their device repayment period. The telco has separated its device plans from its postpaid service options, so you can swap between Vodafone Red plans whenever your needs change.

The iPhone 7 is available on interest-free payment plans of 12, 24, and 36 months. No matter which option you choose, you’ll still end up paying the same total for your device: buying over 36 months just means smaller monthly payments, whereas opting for a 12-month period means higher payments over less time.

If you’re after a cheaper plan, the above $58.58 option combines Vodafone’s $35 Red Plan with a $23.58 monthly payment over 36 months. This plan includes unlimited national talk and text, plus 3GB of monthly data. Customers wanting a different data option and more plan inclusions can select from any of the following Vodafone plans.

Brand Features Max Data**/billing period Advertised Cost^^/billing period
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$35 Red Plan

  • Unlimited National Calls & SMS

min. cost $35 per month plus any device repayments

2GBMax Data**/billing period $35Advertised Data^^/billing period More Details
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$45 Red Plan

  • Unlimited National Calls & SMS

min. cost $45 per month plus any device repayments

15GBMax Data**/billing period $45Advertised Data^^/billing period More Details
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$60 Red Unlimited

  • Unlimited Data (capped to 1.5Mbps after 40GB)
  • Unlimited National Calls & SMS
  • 10,000 Frequent Flyer Points

min. cost $60 per month plus any device repayments

Unlimited* Max Data**/billing period $60Advertised Data^^/billing period More Details
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$80 Red Unlimited

  • Unlimited Data (capped to 1.5Mbps after 80GB)
  • Unlimited National Calls & SMS
  • 20,000 Frequent Flyer Points

min. cost $80 per month plus any device repayments

Unlimited* Max Data**/billing period $80Advertised Data^^/billing period More Details
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$60 Red Plan

  • Unlimited National Calls & SMS
  • 10,000 Frequent Flyer Points

min. cost $60 per month plus any device repayments

40GBMax Data**/billing period $60Advertised Data^^/billing period More Details

Optus iPhone 7 Plans

Optus customers can buy the iPhone 7 on a standard two-year phone plan, which combines the cost of your phone payment with your monthly service charges. Unlike newer iPhone models, the 7 isn’t available on Optus’ My Plan Flex lease options, so your phone will be yours to keep after the two-year contract is up.

As mentioned above, Optus is currently only stocking the larger 128GB iPhone 7. However, plans for this model start from $75 per month, which includes a $30 handset payment and a $45 plan fee. The $45 Optus plan includes unlimited standard national talk and text and 2GB of monthly data (plus a bonus 1GB each month when you sign up online).

You’ll also get data-free streaming from Optus Sport, National Geographic, Spotify, iHeartRadio and GooglePlay, with the option of data-free TV (Netflix, Stan, and ABC’s iView channels) for $5 per month. These bonuses are also included on all below Optus postpaid plans.

Brand Features Max Data**/billing period Advertised Cost^^/billing period
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$45 My Plan Plus

  • Unlimited National Calls & SMS
  • Stream Optus Sport & Nat Geo data free
  • Stream Music data free
  • 1GB Extra Data

min. cost $1080 over 24 month plan period

2GBMax Data**/billing period $45Advertised Data^^/billing period
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$65 My Plan Plus

  • Unlimited National Calls & SMS
  • Stream Optus Sport & Nat Geo data free
  • Stream Music data free
  • 2GB Extra Data

min. cost $1560 over 24 month plan period

5GBMax Data**/billing period $65Advertised Data^^/billing period
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$85 My Plan Plus

  • Unlimited National Calls & SMS
  • Stream Optus Sport & Nat Geo data free
  • Stream Music data free
  • 5GB Extra Data

min. cost $2040 over 24 month plan period

20GBMax Data**/billing period $85Advertised Data^^/billing period
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$105 My Plan Plus

  • Unlimited National Calls & SMS
  • Stream Optus Sport & Nat Geo data free
  • Stream Music data free
  • 5GB Extra Data

min. cost $2520 over 24 month plan period

40GBMax Data**/billing period $105Advertised Data^^/billing period
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$125 My Plan Plus

  • Unlimited National Calls & SMS
  • Stream Optus Sport & Nat Geo data free
  • Stream Music data free
  • 5GB Extra Data

min. cost $3000 over 24 month plan period

100GBMax Data**/billing period $125Advertised Data^^/billing period
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$145 My Plan Plus

  • Unlimited National Calls & SMS
  • Stream Optus Sport & Nat Geo data free
  • Stream Music data free
  • 5GB Extra Data

min. cost $3480 over 24 month plan period

200GBMax Data**/billing period $145Advertised Data^^/billing period

Telstra iPhone 7 Plans

Telstra currently offers the 32GB iPhone 7 to customers on its 24-month postpaid plans. As expected, it’s the priciest iPhone option for customers, with plans beginning from $83 each month for both your phone and mobile service.

The $83 plan includes a $24 monthly phone repayment, plus Telstra’s $59 Small plan (featuring unlimited national talk and text, and 3GB of monthly data). However, you do get some cool perks: data-free streaming from the AFL, AFLW, NRL and netball, data-free Apple Music (with a bonus six-month subscription), and free Telstra Air WiFi hotspot use worldwide.

You can also pick up the iPhone on Telstra’s crazy-expensive Ultimate Unlimited plan, which includes unlimited fast data, unlimited international talk and text, 10GB of monthly international roaming data, and a 24-month Foxtel Now subscription, plus the above bonuses. This package is priced at $199 per month for both plan and phone.

Brand Features Max Data**/billing period Advertised Cost^^/billing period
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$59 Small

  • Unlimited National Calls & SMS

min. cost $1416 over 24 month plan period

3GBMax Data**/billing period $59Advertised Data^^/billing period
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$79 Medium

  • Unlimited National Calls & SMS

min. cost $1896 over 24 month plan period

10GBMax Data**/billing period $79Advertised Data^^/billing period
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$99 Large

  • Unlimited National Calls & SMS
  • 24 month Foxtel Now subscription to 1 Foxtel Now Starter Pack

min. cost $2376 over 24 month plan period

30GBMax Data**/billing period $79Advertised Data^^/billing period
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$129 Extra Large

  • Unlimited National Calls & SMS
  • 24 month Foxtel Now subscription to 1 Foxtel Now Starter Pack

min. cost $3096 over 24 month plan period

60GBMax Data**/billing period $129Advertised Data^^/billing period
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$199 Ultimate

  • Unlimited National Calls & SMS
  • *Unlimited data offered with ‘the best speeds available’
  • 24 month Foxtel Now subscription to 1 Foxtel Now Starter Pack

min. cost $4776 over 24 month plan period

Unlimited*GBMax Data**/billing period $199Advertised Data^^/billing period

SIM-only iPhone 7 plans

While this page will compare the handset phone plans offered by the big telcos, remember that you can instead purchase the iPhone 7 outright and opt for a SIM-only deal. This means that you’ll have to pay the full iPhone price in one hit; as of July 2018, Apple was offering the 32GB iPhone 7 for $849, and the 128GB model for $999, although you may find special sale prices through retailers such as Harvey Norman or JB-HiFi.

If this isn’t a deal-breaker, you can sign up for a 12-month SIM-only plan from $35 per month with Vodafone, $35 with Optus, and $49 on Telstra. Month-to-month Sim plans are also available, but as the 12-month option usually offers better value for money, the below prices only apply to year-long plans.

Brand Features Max Data**/billing period Advertised Cost^^/billing period
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$35 Red SIM Only

  • Unlimited National Calls & SMS

min. cost $420 over 12 month plan period

3GBMax Data**/billing period $35Advertised Data^^/billing period More Details
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$35 My Plan Plus

  • Unlimited National Calls & SMS

min. cost $420 over 12 month plan period

3GBMax Data**/billing period $35Advertised Data^^/billing period
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Small

  • Unlimited National Calls & SMS

min. cost $588 over 12 month plan period

15GBMax Data**/billing period $49Advertised Data^^/billing period
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$45 Red SIM Only

  • Unlimited National Calls & SMS
  • Students get Double Data

min. cost $540 over 12 month plan period

15GBMax Data**/billing period $45Advertised Data^^/billing period More Details
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$45 My Plan Plus

  • Unlimited National Calls & SMS

min. cost $540 over 12 month plan period

15GBMax Data**/billing period $45Advertised Data^^/billing period
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Medium

  • Unlimited National Calls & SMS
  • 10GB Extra Data

min. cost $708 over 12 month plan period

15GBMax Data**/billing period $59Advertised Data^^/billing period

The iPhone 7 Plus

Want something a little bigger? The 5.5-inch iPhone 7 Plus is still available from Optus and Telstra, and can be paired with above postpaid phone plans on a two-year contract. Prices are slightly higher than for the smaller iPhone 7: each telco’s cheapest two-year option for the 32GB model is below.

  • Telstra: $91 per month ($59 plan + $32 phone payment, over 24 months)
  • Optus: $80 per month in total ($45 plan + $35 phone payment, over 24 months)

If you’re interested in buying your 7 Plus upfront and pairing it with a SIM-only plan, Apple is currently selling the 32GB model for $1,049, and the 128GB version for $1,199.

Is an iPhone 7 plan worth it?

The decision to buy the iPhone 7 will likely weigh on how much stock you put in owning the ‘latest and greatest’ devices. There’s no doubt it’s an excellent smartphone, but it’s been almost two years since the iPhone 7’s release – so if your preference is the absolute fastest and feature-packed Apple device available, you may be happier with iPhone 8, 8 Plus or X (or holding out for the iPhone 9 or X Plus).

The iPhone 8 is quite similar to the 7 in terms of specs and inclusions; you’ll get virtually the same 4.7-inch Retina HD display, cameras, and battery life. The big difference is in storage size: the iPhone 8 is available in 64GB and 256GB models, and sells for a higher price than the 7. The 64GB iPhone 8 is priced at $1,079 upfront, while the 256GB size will you set you back $1,329.

The 8 is also available on Telstra and Optus’ lease plans, which is an option you won’t get with the iPhone 7. Lease plans for the iPhone 8 begin at $59 per month at Optus, and $64 with Telstra. If you’d like to buy on a standard plan, you’ll pay from $64.97 over 36 months at Vodafone, $69 over 24 months with Optus, and $94 each month on a two-year Telstra plan.

If you’re interested in a bigger screen, the iPhone 8 Plus is similar to the 7 Plus, featuring a slightly improved display, faster processor, and larger storage sizes. To buy outright, you’re looking at $1,229 for the 64GB model, and $1,479 for the 256GB size.

Rather buy on a plan? The 64GB 8 Plus is available from $88 per month at Optus, $101 per month at Telstra, and $69.13 monthly with Vodafone, including both your phone payment and plan. Like the iPhone 8, the 8 Plus can also be leased from both Telstra and Optus.

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