Unlimited data iPhone plans compared

If you’re planning to upgrade to the the iPhone 12 series – or just want a good deal on an iPhone – you’re going to need the right data plan. The iPhone 12 range offers more features and faster performance than previous Apple devices, and with the phone supporting 5G, many users might want more data to take advantage of those lightning-fast speeds.

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

Telstra Unlimited Data iPhone 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 full-speed data allowance, you’ll be able to continue using data but at the capped speed of 1.5Mbps.

These four plans can be bundled with any iPhone, including the newest devices — the iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Mini, iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max. Plans also include entertainment extras including data-free music and sports streaming. While the mobile plans themselves are SIM-only and month-to-month, you can pay off your new iPhone over a period of either 12 or 24 months.

The following table lists all published Telstra postpaid plans 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.

Optus Unlimited Data iPhone Plans

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Optus now offers unlimited speed-capped data on all postpaid plans, both with a phone and as SIM-only. Like Telstra, this extra data is capped at speeds of 1.5Mbps, and is available in addition to your plan’s monthly full-speed data allowance.

Fast data inclusions are available up to 240GB on the premium Extra Large plan, with prices beginning at $45 per month for 20GB. You can pair your plan with an iPhone on an Optus device payment period of 12, 24, or 36 months.

The table below shows all published Optus postpaid plans from Canstar Blue’s database, listed in order of advertised standard cost, 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

Vodafone Unlimited Data iPhone Plans

If you want an overage-free iPhone plan from Vodafone, the telco includes unlimited data on all five of its postpaid Infinite Plans. These plans technically include unlimited data, but that ‘infinite’ data is slowed to speeds of between 2Mbps and 25Mbps, depending on your plan:

  • $40 Lite Plan: Lite Infinite data capped at 2Mbps
  • $45 Lite+ Plan: Lite Infinite data capped at 2Mbps
  • $55 Super Plan: Super Infinite data capped at 10Mbps
  • $65 Super+ Plan: Super Infinite data capped at 10Mbps
  • $120 Ultra Plan: Ultra Infinite data capped at 25Mbps

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 on 2Mbps, but activities such as HD streaming and intensive gaming will be limited. The good news is that Vodafone’s unlimited Infinite plans do include a pretty generous amount of fast, full-speed data, especially on the higher plans with 100GB on the $65 Super+ Plan, and a huge 150GB on the $120 Ultra Plan.

In addition to huge data allowances, Vodafone’s Infinite unlimited plans also include unlimited standard national talk and text, and international calls: the $45 plan includes up to 100 minutes, the $55 plan up to 1100 minutes, while the $65 and $120 plans include unlimited calls to Zone 1 countries.

The following table lists all published Vodafone postpaid plans 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.

Felix Mobile Unlimited Data iPhone Plans

Unlike Telstra, Optus and Vodafone, Felix doesn’t offer devices – including iPhones – on its plans, instead existing as a SIM-only provider. However, if you have an unlocked iPhone, you can pair it with Felix’s $35 per month unlimited plan.

Felix Mobile’s single plan features unlimited standard national talk and text in Australia, as well as unlimited data; however, speeds are limited to 20Mbps. Despite the speed cap, this plan should be easily fast enough for almost everything you’re likely to do on your phone (although if you’re picking up a 5G iPhone 12 you may prefer to go with a provider that can offer access to a 5G network).

If you do go with Felix, your plan is contract-free and month-to-month, and can be cancelled any time through the Felix app. Felix Mobile also offers an environmental focus, being carbon neutral and powered by 100% renewable electricity.

The following table lists all published Felix Mobile plans 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.

iPhone 12 plans

iPhone 12 Plans

The following table shows a selection of 24-month 64GB Apple iPhone 12 plans on Canstar Blue’s database, listed in order of standard cost, from the lowest to highest and then by data allowance, largest to smallest. Use our comparison tool above to see plans from a wide range of telco providers. This is a selection of products with links to referral partners.

iPhone 12 Pro Plans

The following table shows a selection of 24-month 128GB Apple iPhone 12 Pro plans on Canstar Blue’s database, listed in order of standard cost, from the lowest to highest and then by data allowance, largest to smallest. Use our comparison tool above to see plans from a wide range of telco providers. This is a selection of products with links to referral partners.

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