Best SIM only plans for the new Galaxy S7

Samsung’s latest next generation smartphone about to be released right here in Australia is the Galaxy S7 and the Galaxy S7 edge.

While all three major carriers, Telstra, Optus and Vodafone Australia will be offering expensive postpaid contracts including the mobile phone, at a reduced price, it’s just not worth it in the long run.

Buying a new mobile phone at a discount and being locked into a horrible long term contract is never a good thing, especially with so many great value MVNOs offering much better deals.

Purchasing the Samsung Galaxy S7 from either one of the many Aussies retailers such as Kogan or JB-HiFi online, allows you to take advantage of some great value prepaid SIM only plans.

Galaxy S7 the most advanced smartphone yet

This year Galaxy S7 is one of the most anticipated smartphone releases for 2016 and good reason.

Here at Whatphone, we expect that it will be quite a wait for the next Apple iPhone to be released and in that time this Samsung Galaxy S7 will be the reigning king.

The Samsung Galaxy S7 is all set to deliver a special picture resolution, with low light photography capabilities, thanks to it’s performance in all conditions.

Battery life which has long been the bane of Android phone users can enjoy a collective sigh of relief as Samsung have finally acknowledged this and increased the internal battery to 3600mAh.

The Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 edge have been designed and built with convenience and weightlessness in mind, as this version is the slimmest and weighs the least of all previous models.

Should you choose prepaid or postpaid?

Just like the iPhone pricing, the Samsung Galaxy S7 range will be at the upper end of the pricing scale as it is a premium next generation smartphone.

But this doesn’t mean that you need to buy one from a major carrier and be locked into a lengthy and expensive postpaid contract.

SIM only prepaid deals offer the best flexibility when it comes to freedom of choice and the option of porting over to a new provider, should a better deal come along.

As always eagle-eyed smartphone shoppers will know that the best deals are often found online or by going directly to the manufacturer.

Samsung’s flagship smartphones are always considered to be the best value that money can buy when it comes to the Android smartphone range.

The next generation Galaxy S7 is greatly improved on its predecessor and provides users with spectacular photography, improved battery life and increased internal memory capabilities.

Who has the best SIM only deals on the market?

So we all know that buying a new mobile phone outright and getting the best valued prepaid plan is the way to go, but which MVNO or carrier offers the best deal?

While it’s true that there is currently a boatload of great deals on the market, all offering incredible value and featuring generous mobile data allowances.

At Whatphone, we recommend that best SIM only prepaid plans are the ones on offer from Boost Mobile, Amaysim and Vodafone Australia.

Read on below for more information on the best deals currently available.

Boost Mobile

Boost Mobile is an Aussie MVNO reselling the Telstra network, featuring two great value SIM only plans, but it’s their 3G per month that provides the best value for money.

Boost’s unlimited SIM only plan is the best in a market if you want to be on the award-winning Telstra 4G network.

For $40 per month, you get unlimited texting and talking as well as MMS. Not only that but you also get a generous 3GB of mobile data, but that’s not all.

On the $40 monthly plan, each weekend you will receive a additional bonus 2GB of mobile data, which adds up to an extra 8GB per month and a total of 11GB once you add it all up, fantastic value!


Amaysim offers some of the longest running best value plans of all the Australian MVNOs. As the Samsung Galaxy S7 is 4G enabled, you will be able to take advantage of the Optus 4G network which Amaysim operates off.

When it comes to true unlimited SIM only plans, Amaysim provides some bargain deals, even more so now that they have just recently increased the amount of mobile data which comes with all prepaid plans.

If you personal usage needs change you can upgrade or downgrade your plan at any time, all from the convenience of their online website, with no penalties or extra fees required.

The current best value SIM only plan with Amaysim is the 5GB per month Unlimited plan, all for $39.90 per month, including true unlimited texting and calling to landline and mobile phones in Australia.

With reliable nationwide coverage thanks to the superior Optus 4G network, you will never have to worry about drop-outs or poor reception.

Vodafone Australia

At last count Vodafone Australia held a market share of around 25%, which while low is increasing year on year thanks to efforts of improving their network and customer service.

In the years went by Vodafone Australia has had a terrible reputation for network coverage, today though it’s significantly improved and things have changed for the better.

If you live in and work in a major Australian city than Vodafone should be a solid choice for your next SIM only prepaid plan.

The current best value for money SIM only plan on offer is the $50 per month plan, which includes all the usual unlimited calls, texts and MMS as well as a staggering 10GB per month of mobile data.

In Summary

With the Samsung Galaxy S7 release date rapidly approaching, now has never been a better time to great a fair value SIM only plan for your new smartphone.

With great deals on offer from Amaysim, Boost Mobile and Vodafone, this plan review should serve you well in making an informed and logical decision based on your personal usage habits.

Neil Aitken

Having worked in 3 countries for 4 telcos on both voice and data products, Neil is in a position to give you the inside track. Get beyond the marketing messages to the best plan for you.