The cheapest and best value iPhone 11 plans

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Apple’s 2019 flagship iPhones are finally here – but none of the three new handsets come cheap. Still, if you’re planning to upgrade to the iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, or iPhone 11 Pro Max, the big three Aussie telcos are all offering their own value-packed plans, specially designed to entice and lock in Apple enthusiasts.

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 24 or 36 months with Telstra.

Optus also now offers a 36-month plan term, with the option to trade in your device and upgrade after 12 months. Normally $149, this early upgrade perk is currently offered free until 25 October, 2019. You can also pick up any of the new iPhones from Optus on a traditional 24-month phone on-a-plan contract, which means the total price of your device is likely to be partially subsidised by your plan.

Currently, these are the cheapest monthly options for the 64GB iPhone 11 from Telstra, Optus, and Vodafone, all of which are offered on a 36-month term:

  • Vodafone: $68.30 per month ($35 Red plan + $33.30 phone payment). Total cost $2,458.80 over 36 months
  • Optus: $79 per month ($45 My Plan Plus + $34 phone payment). Total cost $2,844 over 36 months
  • Telstra: $83.33 per month ($50 Small plan + $33.30 phone payment). Total cost $2,999.88 over 36 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 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.

Cheapest iPhone 11 Pro plans

Currently, these are the cheapest monthly options for the 64GB iPhone 11 Pro from Telstra, Optus, and Vodafone, all of which are offered on a 36-month term:

  • Vodafone: $83.58 per month ($35 Red plan + $48.58 phone payment). Total cost $3,008.88 over 36 months
  • Optus: $93 per month ($45 My Plan Plus + $48 phone payment). Total cost $3,348 over 36 months
  • Telstra: $98 per month ($50 Small plan + $48 phone payment). Total cost $3,528 over 36 months

The following table lists a selection of published 24-month plans for the 64GB iPhone 11 Pro 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.

Cheapest iPhone 11 Pro Max plans

Currently, these are the cheapest monthly options for the 64GB iPhone 11 Pro Max from Telstra, Optus, and Vodafone, all of which are offered on a 36-month term:

  • Vodafone: $87.75 per month ($35 Red plan + $52.75 phone payment). Total cost $3,159 over 36 months
  • Optus: $97 per month ($45 My Plan  Plus + $52 phone payment). Total cost $3,492 over 36 months
  • Telstra: $102.66 per month ($50 Small plan + $52.66 phone payment). Total cost $3,695.76 over 36 months

The following table lists a selection of published 24-month plans for the 64GB iPhone 11 Pro Max 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.

Should I opt for a 36-month iPhone plan?

iPhone 11 plans

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 Telstra, 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, but as mentioned above both Telstra and Vodafone also offer unlimited slower 1.5Mbps data on selected plans.

All of Telstra’s four new postpaid plans include this unrestricted slowed-down data, while Vodafone includes unlimited 1.5Mbps gigabytes on its $45, $55, and $65 Red Plus plans. While this speed isn’t ideal for high-bandwidth activities, such as video streaming, it does 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 comparison tool 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

iPhone 11 Pro Max

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 extras

Telstra offers no excess data charges in Australia (with unlimited 1.5Mbps data on all postpaid plans), plus free Telstra Air WiFi hotspot use in Australia (and Fon WiFi overseas). You’ll also get data-free access to selected NRL, AFL, AFLW, Netball and Hyundai A-League games, and data-free streaming through Apple Music (subscription not included). Although the new iPhones aren’t 5G capable, Telstra is also offering customers free access to its new 5G mobile network until June of 2020.

If you’re interested in a Telstra iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, or iPhone 11 Pro Max plan, you can find more info here. 

Vodafone extras

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 1.5Mbps data on Red Plus plans.

If you’re interested in a Vodafone iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, or iPhone 11 Pro Max plan, you can find more info here. 

Optus extras

Finally, Optus offers data-free football streaming via Optus Sport, plus unlimited standard international talk and text to 35 countries on selected plans. Higher-end plans also include up to 4GB of overseas roaming data, and customers can also claim a free 12 month trial of Apple Music.

If you’re interested in an Optus iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, or iPhone 11 Pro Max plan, you can find more info here.

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 From $1,199 From $1,749 From $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

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