‘Unlimited Data’ iPhone Plans Compared

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If you’re planning to upgrade to the the iPhone 11 series – or just want a good deal for an older iPhone – you’re going to need the right data plan. And with the iPhone 11 range offering more features and a faster performance than previous Apple devices, many buyers will find their data needs increasing.

Fortunately, excess data charges are becoming a thing of the past, thanks to the introduction in Australia of ‘unlimited data’ mobile plans. Currently, only Vodafone and Telstra offer these plans with iPhones, and there are conditions. But if you want a data-proof plan with loads of extras, they’re your best bet.

Telstra Unlimited Data iPhone 11 Pro Plans

While Telstra had previously offered a pricey plan with unlimited high-speed data, Australia’s largest telco has instead shifted its focus to eliminate excess data charges on all postpaid plans. This effectively means that all four of Telstra’s postpaid phone plans are now ‘unlimited’ as once you go over your included data allowance, you’ll be able to continue using your data but at the capped speed of 1.5Mbps.

These four plans can be bundled with any iPhone, including the newest devices — the iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max. Plans also include entertainment extras including data-free music and sports streaming, plus you’ll have access to the Telstra Air WiFi network and the Fon Spot WiFi network worldwide.

The following table lists all published 24-month Telstra postpaid 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.

Telstra has put some effort into increasing data inclusions on a more simplified range of plans, however international calls and global roaming inclusions aren’t offered on these plans. For international calls, you’ll need to add this on to your monthly plan for an additional cost and for international roaming, you’ll need to add on a roaming pass (for an additional cost).

These four plans are on a no lock-in, month-to-month basis (and can be kept as BYO device plans), however if you choose to bundle with a new handset, you’ll technically need to be signed up to one of these plans. You’re free to swap plans each month, however cancelling will require you to pay off your remaining handset costs. For your handset, these prices are offered separately over a 24 or 36-month payment period. While paying off over 36 months will give you a smaller monthly bill, you’ll end up paying the same total amount as you would over 24 months. Below is what you can expect to pay for the iPhone XS and XS Max in addition to your plan cost.

iPhone 11 Pro prices on Telstra plans

iPhone 11 Pro in four colours
Source: Apple

Monthly phone payments for the 64GB iPhone 11 Pro:

  • 24 months: $72.87 per month ($1,748.88 in total over 24 months)
  • 36 months: $48.58 per month ($1,748.88 in total over 36 months)

Monthly phone payments for the 256GB iPhone 11 Pro:

  • 24 months: $83.29 per month ($1,998.96 in total over 24 months)
  • 36 months: $55.52 per month ($1,998.96 in total over 36 months)

Monthly phone payments for the 512GB iPhone 11 Pro:

  • 24 months: $97.87 per month ($2,348.88 in total over 24 months)
  • 36 months: $65.25 per month ($2,348.88 in total over 36 months)

iPhone 11 Pro Max prices on Telstra plans

Monthly phone payments for the 64GB iPhone 11 Pro Max:

  • 24 months: $79.12 per month ($1,898.88 in total over 24 months)
  • 36 months: $52.75 per month ($1,898.88 in total over 36 months)

Monthly phone payments for the 256GB iPhone 11 Pro Max:

  • 24 months: $89.54 per month ($2,148.96 in total over 24 months)
  • 36 months: $59.69 per month ($2,148.96 in total over 36 months)

Monthly phone payments for the 512GB iPhone 11 Pro Max:

  • 24 months: $104.12 per month ($2,498.88 in total over 24 months)
  • 36 months: $69.41 per month ($2,498.88  in total over 36 months)

Vodafone Unlimited Data iPhone 11 Pro Plans

If you want an overage-free iPhone plan from Vodafone, the telco includes unlimited data on all four of its postpaid Red Plus Plans. These plans technically include unlimited data, but there is a catch: that unlimited data is slowed to 1.5Mbps.

What this means is that, although you’ll get all the gigabytes you can use, your speeds will be noticeably slower. You’ll still be able to do general web browsing, emailing, and even social media, but activities such as HD streaming and intensive gaming will be limited. The good news is that Vodafone’s unlimited Red Plus plans do include a pretty generous amount of fast, full-speed data, especially on the higher plans with 100GB on the $60 Red Plus Plan, and a huge 150GB on the $80 Red Plus Plan.

The following table lists all published 24-month Vodafone postpaid plans for the 64GB iPhone 11 Pro on Canstar Blue’s database, listed in order of cost from lowest to highest. Use our comparison tool to see plans from a range of providers. This table includes products with links to a referral partner.

In addition to huge data allowances, Vodafone’s Red Plus unlimited plans also include unlimited standard national talk and text, and international calls: the $50 plan includes up to 1100 minutes, while the $60 and $80 plans include unlimited calls to Zone 1 countries and for Zone 2 countries you’ll get 200 minutes for the $60 plan and 300 minutes for the $80 plan.

All of Vodafone’s Red Plsu Plans are offered on a monthly basis, so aren’t bundled in with your iPhone repayments. This means you can switch between plans each month, without impacting on your phone payments. If you’re looking to buy a new iPhone 11, 11 Pro or 11 Pro Max from Vodafone, on either a 12, 24 or 36-month contract, here’s what you’ll pay for each device excluding the $40, $50, $60 or $80 Red Plus plans.

iPhone 11 Pro prices on unlimited Vodafone plans

Monthly phone payment prices for the 64GB iPhone 11 Pro:

  • 12 months: $145.75 per month (total cost $1,749)
  • 24 months: $72.87 per month (total cost $1,749)
  • 36 months: $48.58 per month (total cost $1,749)

Monthly phone payment prices for the 256GB iPhone 11 Pro:

  • 12 months: $166.58 per month (total cost $1,999)
  • 24 months: $83.29 per month (total cost $1,999)
  • 36 months: $55.52 per month (total cost $1,999)

Monthly phone payment prices for the 512GB iPhone 11 Pro:

  • 12 months: $195.75 per month (total cost $2,349)
  • 24 months: $97.87 per month (total cost $2,349)
  • 36 months: $65.25 per month (total cost $2,349)

iPhone 11 Pro Max prices on unlimited Vodafone plans

Monthly phone payment prices for the 64GB iPhone 11 Pro Max:

  • 12 months: $158.25 per month (total cost $1,899)
  • 24 months: $79.12 per month (total cost $1,899)
  • 36 months: $52.75 per month (total cost $1,899)

Monthly phone payment prices for the 256GB iPhone 11 Pro Max:

  • 12 months: $179.08 per month (total cost $2,149)
  • 24 months: $89.54 per month (total cost $2,149)
  • 36 months: $59.69 per month (total cost $2,149)

Monthly phone payment prices for the 512GB iPhone 11 Pro Max:

  • 12 months: $208.25 per month (total cost $2,499)
  • 24 months: $104.12 per month (total cost $2,499)
  • 36 months: $69.41 per month (total cost $2,499)

Big data Optus plans for iPhone

iPhone 11 Pro Max
Source: Apple

Unfortunately, Optus doesn’t yet offer unlimited data plans to customers. However, the telco does provide some generous data options for iPhone buyers — the Large plan with 100GB of data, the Extra Large plan with 120GB of data and the premium ‘Optus One’ plan with 500GB of data and additional perks including priority customer service access. You can also choose to build your own plan by choosing your preferred data allowance with up to 150GB on offer. These plans can be bundled with a device of your choice, including the latest iPhone 11 series — simply choose to pay off your device over 12, 24 or 36 months then add on a postpaid plan.

If you’re interested in the above three mentioned plans, the table below shows a selection of Optus postpaid plans from Canstar Blue’s database with a minimum of 100GB data, listed in order of advertised standard cost, lowest to highest. Use our comparison tool to see a wider range of plans from other providers.

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