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 8, iPhone XS or the iPhone 11? 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
As this device is now one of the older iPhone models, it can be tricky to find stock available from telcos offering iPhones on a plan but you might still find stock available from Telstra, Optus and Vodafone. Most only have stock of the 32GB model, with the exception of the 128GB device still available from Optus.
Telstra iPhone 7 Plans
Telstra only has stock of the 32GB iPhone 7 available. If you wish to pick up this device, you can either pay $13.86 per month over 36 months or $20.79 per month over 24 months (total device cost is $498.96). You can then bundle with one of Telstra’s postpaid phone plans.
The following table includes the Telstra postpaid phone plans available to bundle with your device, as published on Canstar Blue’s database, listed in order of cost from lowest to highest and then by data allowance, largest to smallest. Use our comparison tool to see plans from a range of providers. This table includes products with links to a referral partner.
Vodafone iPhone 7 Plans
There is still stock available for the 32GB iPhone 7 from Vodafone. You can pay your device off over 12, 24 or 36 months. You’ll pay $14.41 per month over 36 months, $21.62 per month over 24 months or $43.25 per month over 12 months ($519 in total). Then you can bundle your device with a SIM-only plan.
The following table includes Vodafone’s SIM-only postpaid 12-month plans — plans available to bundle with your device are the same monthly plan cost and data inclusion, but instead offered as a month-to-month plan. These plans are listed in order of cost from lowest to highest and then by data allowance, largest to smallest. Use our comparison tool to see plans from a range of providers. This table includes products with links to a referral partner.
Optus iPhone 7 Plans
Optus customers can buy the iPhone 7 on a 12, 24 or 36-month payment period, which you then bundle with a postpaid plan. Optus only has stocks of the 32GB and 128GB iPhone 7 available.
If you were looking at the 32GB device, you’ll be paying $13.86 per month for 36 months, $20.79 per month over 24 months and $41.58 per month over 12 months ($498.96 in total). For the 128GB device, you’ll pay $17 per month over 36 months, $25.50 per month over 24 months and $51 per month over 12 months ($612 in total). Once you’ve selected your device and payment period, simply bundle with your choice of postpaid Optus phone plans.
The following table shows all published Optus postpaid plans available to bundle with a new phone (excluding your handset costs), listed in order of cost from lowest to highest and then by data allowance, largest to smallest. Use our comparison tool to see plans from a range of providers.
The iPhone 7 Plus
Want something a little bigger? The 5.5-inch iPhone 7 Plus is no longer available from Optus and Telstra, however, if you’re interested in buying your 7 Plus upfront and pairing it with a SIM-only plan, you might still find stocks available from retailers.
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 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 something from the iPhone 11 series.
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.
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.