The best OPPO mobile phone plans

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Away from the iPhone and Samsung Galaxy fanfare is a smaller consumer fanbase, dedicated to OPPO phones. Hailing from China, OPPO has been manufacturing mobile phones for some time, but it’s only in recent years that the brand has started to create a real buzz outside of Asia. OPPO even took out the top prize in the 2019 Canstar Blue Most Satisfied Customers Smartphone rating.

International success kicked off with the ‘R’ series in 2015; around this time, OPPO phones looked remarkably like Apple iPhones, which probably contributed to the brand’s appeal with Western customers. But unlike iPhones, OPPO devices use the Android operating system, and are generally much cheaper to buy outright.

There are a range of OPPO phones across different price points and all with sleek, stylish designs. The various features will vary from device to device, but you can expect a good-quality camera, with the R17, R15 and Find X series all carrying AI-enhanced cameras for taking great selfies and portraits. The R17 and R17 Pro are the latest models from OPPO and carry improved cameras, with the R17 Pro seen as one of the best cameras for taking photos in low light. Unlike some of the more popular smartphones, not all telcos offer every OPPO phone model. You’ll find some telcos will offer only a couple of models, while others will offer only one. You can pick up OPPO devices from Telstra, Vodafone, Woolworths Mobile and Optus.

Telstra plans for OPPO phones

Telstra currently offers OPPO’s R15 Pro on two-year contracts. Plan prices range from $59 up to the $199 plan with unlimited high-speed data. Like with all of Telstra’s phone plans, you can expect plenty of entertainment extras, including data-free music and sports streaming, plus free access to Telstra Air WiFi hotspots.

Earlier this year, Telstra announced partnerships with several smartphone companies developing 5G phones, with OPPO among these. While there is no set release date for when Telstra will be able to bring OPPO’s 5G phone (the OPPO Reno) to the Australian market, this device recently launched in Europe so an Australian release probably isn’t too far off. The following table includes plan prices for the R15 Pro from Telstra and it’s worth noting that this device is not available on a lease plan. This table includes sponsored links.

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OPPO R15 Pro 128GB + $59 Small

  • Unlimited standard national calls & SMS
  • Data-free music and sports streaming
  • Access the free Telstra Air WiFi network
  • Price includes $15 monthly device payment

min. cost $1,776 over 24 month plan period

3GBMax Data**/billing period $74Advertised Data^^/billing period Go To Site
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OPPO R15 Pro 128GB + $79 Medium

  • Unlimited standard national calls & SMS
  • Data-free music and sports streaming
  • Access the free Telstra Air WiFi network
  • Includes 10GB bonus data
  • Price includes $0 monthly device payment

min. cost $1,896 over 24 month plan period

20GBMax Data**/billing period $79Advertised Data^^/billing period Go To Site
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OPPO R15 Pro 128GB + $99 Large

  • Unlimited standard national calls & SMS
  • Unlimited calls & SMS to 15 countries
  • Data-free music and sports streaming
  • Access the free Telstra Air WiFi network
  • Includes 20GB bonus data
  • Price includes $0 monthly device payment

min. cost $2,376 over 24 month plan period

50GBMax Data**/billing period $99Advertised Data^^/billing period Go To Site
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OPPO R15 Pro 128GB + $129 Extra Large

  • Unlimited standard national calls & SMS
  • Unlimited calls & SMS to 15 countries
  • Data-free music and sports streaming
  • Access the free Telstra Air WiFi network
  • Includes 100GB bonus data
  • 2GB international data roaming
  • Price includes $0 monthly device payment
  • Special offer: $10 monthly credit

min. cost $3,096 over 24 month plan period

160GBMax Data**/billing period $129Advertised Data^^/billing period Go To Site
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OPPO R15 Pro 128GB + $199 Ultimate

  • Unlimited standard national calls & SMS
  • *Unlimited data offered with ‘the best speeds available’
  • Unlimited international calls & SMS
  • Data-free music and sports streaming
  • Access the free Telstra Air WiFi network
  • 10GB international data roaming
  • Price includes $0 monthly device payment

min. cost $4,776 over 24 month plan period

Unlimited*Max Data**/billing period $199Advertised Data^^/billing period Go To Site
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Vodafone plans for OPPO phones

Vodafone customers can choose from the new OPPO R17 Pro or the more affordable OPPO A73. As Vodafone separates its phone payment plans from its actual mobile service, you’ll get a lot more flexibility when it comes to deciding on your repayment options: each phone can be paid off over 12, 24, or 36 months.

This means that you’re free to switch your Vodafone mobile plan around as needed, without impacting your OPPO repayments, however switching telcos will require you to pay off your remaining handset amount. You can pair your new device with any postpaid Red or Red Plus plans, all of which include unlimited standard national talk and text and great monthly data inclusions. Vodafone’s Red Plus plans also feature unlimited data at 1.5Mbps, making excess data fees a thing of the past.

The below plans are for the plan price only — your monthly device payments will depend on the device you choose and the monthly repayment period. The following table includes sponsored links.

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

  • Unlimited standard national calls & SMS

min. cost $35 over one month (plus handset costs)

5GBMax Data**/billing period $35Advertised Data^^/billing period Go To Site
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$45 Red SIM Only

  • Unlimited standard national calls & SMS
  • 1000 international minutes to Zone 1 countries, 100 international minutes to Zone 2 countries

min. cost $45 over one month (plus handset costs)

50GBMax Data**/billing period $45Advertised Data^^/billing period Go To Site
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$55 Red SIM Only

  • Unlimited standard national calls & SMS
  • 2000 international minutes to Zone 1 countries, 200 international minutes to Zone 2 countries

min. cost $55 over one month (plus handset costs)

90GBMax Data**/billing period $55Advertised Data^^/billing period Go To Site
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$55 SIM Only Plus

  • Unlimited data*(capped at 1.5Mbps after 90GB)
  • Unlimited standard national calls & SMS
  • 2000 international minutes to Zone 1 countries, 200 minutes to Zone 2 countries

min. cost $55 over one month (plus handset costs)

90GBMax Data**/billing period $55Advertised Data^^/billing period Go To Site
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$65 Red SIM Only

  • Unlimited standard national calls & SMS
  • Unlimited international minutes to Zone 1 countries, 300 international minutes to Zone 2 countries

min. cost $65 over one month (plus handset costs)

125GBMax Data**/billing period $65Advertised Data^^/billing period Go To Site
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$65 SIM Only Plus

  • Unlimited data*(capped at 1.5Mbps after 125GB)
  • Unlimited standard national calls & SMS
  • Unlimited international calls to Zone 1 countries, 300 international minutes to Zone 2 countries

min. cost $65 over one month (plus handset costs)

125GBMax Data**/billing period $65Advertised Data^^/billing period Go To Site
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Woolworths Mobile plans for OPPO phones

Running on parts of Telstra’s 4G and 3G nationwide networks, Woolworths Mobile now offers customers a choice of three OPPO devices: the OPPO R17, R17 Pro or the OPPO AX7 on 24 or 36-month payment plans. While the phone plans are month-to-month with a minimum term of one month, you would need to pay off the rest of the device immediately if you went to switch plan providers.

You’ll pay basically the same in total for your choice of phone on both the 24 and 36-month options; the shorter the term, the higher your monthly payment, but either option means you’ll pay the same price for your phone overall. You can team your handset with any of the four Flexi Mobile plans, all which include unlimited standard national talk and text and up to 100GB of banked rollover data. The following table includes the plan price only as your device payment will differ according to the device and payment period you choose.

Brand Features Max Data**/billing period Advertised Cost^^/billing period
Woolworths Mobile

Extra Small

  • Unlimited standard national calls & SMS

min. cost $20 over one month, plus any device repayments

3GBMax Data**/billing period $20Advertised Data^^/billing period
Woolworths Mobile

Small

  • Unlimited standard national calls & SMS

min. cost $30 over one month, plus any device repayments

10GBMax Data**/billing period $30Advertised Data^^/billing period
Woolworths Mobile

Medium

  • Unlimited standard national calls & SMS

min. cost $40 over one month, plus any device repayments

22GBMax Data**/billing period $40Advertised Data^^/billing period
Woolworths Mobile

Large

  • Unlimited standard national calls & SMS

min. cost $50 over one month, plus any device repayments

35GBMax Data**/billing period $50Advertised Data^^/billing period
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Optus plans for OPPO phones

Optus currently offers the popular R15 Pro on its standard two-year postpaid plans. But if you decided to buy the R15 Pro on Optus’ $65, $85, $105, $125, or $145 plans, your phone payment will be $0 per month over your 24-month agreement – you’ll only need to pay your monthly plan pricing. Like with Telstra, this device is not available on a lease plan. Optus will also have the OPPO 5G phone (OPPO Reno) available when it launches in Australia.

All standard postpaid Optus plans with phones include unlimited standard national calls and text, and entertainment extras such as data-free access to Optus Sport and National Geographic. Selected plans also feature unlimited international talk and text, and up to 4GB of overseas roaming data each month. Below are some of the postpaid plans Optus offers OPPO customers.

Brand Features Max Data**/billing period Advertised Cost^^/billing period
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OPPO R15 Pro 128GB + $45 My Plan Plus

  • Unlimited standard national calls & SMS
  • Stream Optus Sport & Nat Geo data free
  • Price includes $10 monthly device payment

min. cost $1,320 over 24 month plan period

4GBMax Data**/billing period $55Advertised Data^^/billing period
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OPPO R15 Pro 128GB + $65 My Plan Plus

  • Unlimited standard national calls & SMS
  • Stream Optus Sport & Nat Geo data free
  • Price includes $0 monthly device payment

min. cost $1,560 over 24 month plan period

20GBMax Data**/billing period $65Advertised Data^^/billing period
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OPPO R15 Pro 128GB + $85 My Plan Plus

  • Unlimited standard national calls & SMS
  • Stream Optus Sport & Nat Geo data free
  • Price includes $0 monthly device payment

min. cost $2,040 over 24 month plan period

50GBMax Data**/billing period $85Advertised Data^^/billing period
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OPPO R15 Pro 128GB + $105 My Plan Plus

  • Unlimited standard national calls & SMS
  • Stream Optus Sport & Nat Geo data free
  • 2GB global roaming data
  • Price includes $0 monthly device payment

min. cost $2,520 over 24 month plan period

200GBMax Data**/billing period $105Advertised Data^^/billing period
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OPPO R15 Pro 128GB + $125 My Plan Plus

  • Unlimited standard national calls & SMS
  • Stream Optus Sport & Nat Geo data free
  • 4GB global roaming data
  • Price includes $0 monthly device payment

min. cost $3,000 over 24 month plan period

200GBMax Data**/billing period $125Advertised Data^^/billing period
View all mobile plans listed on Canstar Blue

Prepaid plans for OPPO phones

If prepaid is your preference, you can also pick up the OPPO AX5 from Telstra at $299 outright, the OPPO AX7 from Optus for $299 and the OPPO A73 from Vodafone (in stores only) for $299. With all these devices, you’ll need to buy the phone outright then add on a prepaid plan. The following table includes prepaid phone plans from the big three telcos.

Brand Features Max Data**/billing period Advertised Cost^^/billing period
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Prepaid Max $40

  • Unlimited standard national calls & SMS
  • Unlimited standard calls to 20 countries
  • Data-free music and sports streaming
  • Access the free Telstra Air WiFi network
  • $10 extra credit
  • 15GB Data Bank bonus on your first 5 recharges

min. cost $40 over 35 day expiry

20GBMax Data**/billing period $40Advertised Data^^/billing period Go To Site
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$40 Combo Plus

  • Unlimited standard national calls & SMS

min. cost $40 over 35 day expiry

20GBMax Data**/billing period $40Advertised Data^^/billing period Go To Site
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Epic Data $40

  • Unlimited standard national calls & SMS
  • 20GB data, plus 10GB to stream
  • $10 Extras credit

min. cost $40 over 28 day expiry

20GBMax Data**/billing period $40Advertised Data^^/billing period
View all mobile plans listed on Canstar Blue

OPPO phones: should you buy upfront?

OPPO has positioned itself on the smartphone market as high-quality devices at reasonably affordable prices. While some devices retail over $1000, you can grab a mid-range phone from around $500-$700 and on the lower end of the market from $200-$400. With several buying options available for OPPO phones, it’s not always easy to figure out the best deal.

Buying outright: This is a good option if you have the full device cost handy, and don’t want to be locked to a phone plan or telco. You’ll own your phone immediately and be free to move to any SIM-only plan you like, whether it’s a prepaid or postpaid plan.

Phone on a plan: This is still the most common way to pick up a new smartphone where you’re spreading the total cost of your OPPO over 12, 24, or 36 months of payments in addition to your monthly plan cost. If you don’t mind signing up to a contract with one telco for a couple of years and prefer a payment plan to paying upfront, this is worth considering.

OPPO has definitely made a splash on the smartphone market, offering phones which are serious competitors to Apple, Samsung and Huawei. With it’s 5G model on the way, some seriously stylish phones and increasingly competitive camera technology, OPPO is certainly a brand to keep an eye on.

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