Disclaimer: The iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus are no longer offered through Telstra, Optus or Vodafone. You can see the iPhone 11 offerings here.
While they aren’t the newest batch of smartphones from Apple, the iPhone X, iPhone 8 and 8 Plus are still exciting phones, especially if you’re unsure about more expensive devices. So what are your options? You can buy your preferred new iPhone 8, or 8 Plus, outright and find a good SIM-only plan. Prices for the iPhone 8 start at $1,079. Or, you can sign up to a handset phone plan and gradually pay off your new phone in monthly instalments, alongside your plan inclusions.
Both can be good options, but in this review we’ll focus on the handset plans offered with the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus. All of the plans featured below come with unlimited talk and text, plus varying amounts of data and other extra incentives.
It’s worth noting that as these devices are now several years old, you might have trouble finding these devices and storage sizes from your telco of choice.
What are the best phone plans for the iPhone 8?
Vodafone iPhone 8 & iPhone 8 Plus Plans
Vodafone no longer has stock available of the iPhone 8 or iPhone 8 Plus.
Telstra iPhone 8 & iPhone 8 Plus Plans
It’s worth noting that Telstra no longer has stock of the iPhone 8 or 8 Plus available.
iPhone 8 Plans: The Final Word
Overall, there are some things to really consider. As now all of these telcos separate phone payments and the plans, you’ll have more flexibility to customise your phone plan.
Perhaps one of the biggest things to consider is the data inclusions. Not only can you get small and large data inclusions from all three telcos, but both Vodafone and Telstra offer essentially ‘unlimited’ data even if it’s capped to speeds of 1.5Mbps. Optus however, doesn’t include this option on any plan. Entertainment extras is another thing to consider with both Telstra and Optus offering something different. Even Vodafone has the option to add entertainment extras for an additional monthly cost.
There are lots of plans to pick from, but try not to rush in without giving it serious thought. Phone contracts are serious financial commitments and should not be taken lightly, no matter how exciting the prospect of getting your hands on the best new phones.