Apple’s 2019 flagship iPhones might not be the newest iPhones anymore, with that title going to the iPhone 12 range, but these phones are still widely available, despite the Pro and the Pro Max being dropped by all three big telcos.
Whether you’re looking for the cheapest plan available, you’re demanding big data, or just want as many extras as possible, there’s a bound to be an iPhone 11 plan and provider for you. We’ve looked at some of the best options offered by Telstra, Optus, and Vodafone, all of which are available for all three new iPhones. We’re using the 64GB iPhone 11 as our main price and table example, but keep in mind you can combine these plans with any of the three new iPhones, in any storage size – you’ll just need to adjust prices for each device.
Cheapest iPhone 11 plans
If you’re on the hunt for the lowest monthly iPhone pricing, you’ll probably want to spread your device payments out over a longer repayment period. Both Telstra and Vodafone allow customers to separate their phone payments from their mobile service plan, meaning you’ll only sign a contract for your iPhone payment. You can combine your device plan with your choice of SIM-only month-to-month postpaid plan, and pick from several iPhone payment lengths: 12, 24, or 36 months with Vodafone, and 12 and 24 months with Telstra.
As of November 2019, Optus offers 12 and 36-month plan terms, as well as a standard 24-month repayment period. Like Vodafone and Telstra, Opus now separates phone payments from your mobile service plan, so you’re free to move between Optus’ SIM-only postpaid plans each month.
Currently, these are the cheapest monthly options for the 64GB iPhone 11 from Telstra, Optus, and Vodafone.
- Optus: $72.30 per month ($39 Small Choice Plan + $33 .30 phone payment). Total cost $2,638.80 over 36 months
- Vodafone: $73.30 per month ($40 Lite plan + $33.30 phone payment). Total cost $2,639 over 36 months
- Telstra: $104.95 per month ($55 Small plan + $49.95 phone payment). Total cost $2,518.80 over 24 months
The following table lists a selection of published 24-month plans for the 64GB iPhone 11 on Canstar Blue’s database, listed in order of standard cost from lowest to highest and then by data allowance, largest to smallest. Use our tool for comparing mobile phone plans to see plans from a range of providers. This table includes products with links to a referral partner.
Cheapest iPhone 11 plans
Cheapest iPhone 11 Pro plans
Note: The iPhone 11 Pro is no longer offered by Telstra, Optus or Vodafone. These plans are no longer available.
Currently, these are the cheapest monthly options for the 64GB iPhone 11 Pro from Telstra, Optus, and Vodafone.
- Vodafone: $81.63 per month ($40 Lite plan + $41.63 phone payment). Total cost $2,938.68 over 36 months
- Optus: $87.58 per month ($39 Small Choice Plan + $48 phone payment). Total cost $3,152.88 over 36 months
- Telstra: $127.87 per month ($55 Small plan + $72.87 phone payment). Total cost $3,068.88 over 24 months
Cheapest iPhone 11 Pro Max plans
Note: The iPhone 11 Pro Max is no longer offered by Telstra, Optus or Vodafone. These plans are no longer available.
Currently, these are the cheapest monthly options for the 64GB iPhone 11 Pro Max from Telstra, Optus, and Vodafone.
- Vodafone: $85.80 per month ($40 Lite plan + $45.80 phone payment). Total cost $3,088.80 over 36 months
- Optus: $91.74 per month ($39 Small Choice Plan + $52.74 phone payment). Total cost $3,302.64 over 36 months
- Telstra: $134.12 per month ($55 Small plan + $79.12 phone payment). Total cost $3,218.88 over 24 months
Should I opt for a 36-month iPhone plan?
While signing up for a 36-month plan will lower your monthly device payment, you’ll still pay the same total amount for your phone as you would on a 24 or 12-month plan – the payments are just spread over a longer period. Picking a longer repayment term may also see you pay more in total, as you’re likely to stick with the same provider for the entirety of your repayment period (rather than switching to a cheap, SIM-only plan elsewhere once your phone is fully paid off).
However, if you do go with a long-term repayment option from Vodafone or Optus, you will have the freedom to shuffle between mobile plans each month. You’ll also be protected against data overages on selected plans, as both providers offer unlimited speed-capped data in addition to monthly high-speed gigabytes. Still, keep in mind that the cheapest monthly mobile plan from each provider may not be adequate for your data and usage needs.
Big data iPhone plans
If you’re a heavy streamer, downloader or gamer, you’re probably in need of a serious monthly data allowance. All three major telcos provide options of 100GB of full-speed data or more per month, and all three telcos also offer unlimited slower / speed-capped data on selected plans.
All of Telstra’s four postpaid plans include this unrestricted slowed-down data at 1.5Mbps, as does Optus across its postpaid plans, while Vodafone’s Infinite plans offer unlimited data capped at speeds of either 2Mbps, 10Mbps, or 25Mbps depending on your plan. While these speed aren’t necessarily ideal for high-bandwidth activities, such as video streaming, they do offer a nice buffer against excess data charges.
The following table includes selected published 24-month 64GB iPhone 11 plans with 100GB of data or more on Canstar Blue’s database, listed in order of cost from lowest to highest and then by data allowance, largest to smallest. Use our tool for comparing mobile phone plans to see a range of plans for other devices and from other providers. This table includes products with links to a referral partner.
iPhone plans with extras
While unlimited standard national talk and text is a given in most iPhone plans, some of us want even more value for our money. Depending on your choice of provider, you can score free streaming subscriptions, data-free access to apps and services, international bonuses, and more.
Telstra offers no excess data charges in Australia (with unlimited 1.5Mbps data on all postpaid plans), plus data-free streaming through Apple Music (subscription not included). Although these iPhones aren’t 5G capable, Telstra is also offering customers free access to its new 5G mobile network on selected plans.
Go with Vodafone, and plans include international minutes to selected countries, and the option to add unlimited video, chat, social media and music app use from $5 per month through Vodafone Passes. You can also take your plan overseas with Vodafone’s $5 and $10 Global Roaming, and access unlimited throttled (speed restricted) data on Infinite plans.
Finally, Optus offers data-free football streaming via Optus Sport, plus unlimited standard international talk and text to 35 countries on selected plans.
iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max compared
Not sure which of the new iPhones is right for you? Below is a quick comparison of specs and prices for each new device.
|iPhone 11||iPhone 11 Pro||iPhone 11 Pro Max|
|Price||RRP $1,199||RRP $1,749||RRP $1,899|
|Screen size||6.1-inch Liquid Retina HD display||5.8-inch Super Retina XDR display||6.5-inch Super Retina XDR display|
|Storage||64GB, 128GB, 256GB||64GB, 256GB, 512GB||64GB, 256GB, 512GB|
|Rear camera||Dual 12-megapixel wide angle and ultra wide cameras with 2x zoom, Night Mode and 4K video||Triple 12-megapixel wide angle, ultra wide and telephoto cameras with 4x zoom, Night Mode and 4K video||Triple 12-megapixel wide angle, ultra wide and telephoto cameras with 4x zoom, Night Mode and 4K video|
|Front camera||12-megapixel TrueDepth camera with Portrait Mode and 4K video||12-megapixel TrueDepth camera with Portrait Mode and 4K video||12-megapixel TrueDepth camera with Portrait Mode and 4K video|
|Colours||Black, White, Purple, Yellow, Green, (PRODUCT) Red||Gold, Space Grey, Silver, Midnight Green||Gold, Space Grey, Silver, Midnight Green|