Get the Best PAYG
Plans in Australia

  • Perfect for those who make less than 1 call per day
  • Pay only for what you use
  • Minimise your annual phone spend
  • Makes sense if migrating from a 2G phone / network
  • These plans have no data in them - so there's no $ waste

Best PAYG Plans in Australia

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PAYG 3G + 4G from Telstra
ALDImobile Pay As You Go $15.00

• Free delivery!

12c Standard SMS
12c per SMS
12cStandard calls
12c per min.

5c

Data
5c per MB.

• Free delivery!

STARTER SIM COST $15.00
EXPIRY Recharge every 365 days.
No direct link.
PAYG 3G + 4G from Telstra
ALDImobile Pay As You Go $30.00

• Free delivery!

12c Standard SMS
12c per SMS
12cStandard calls
12c per min.

5c

Data
5c per MB.

• Free delivery!

STARTER SIM COST $30.00
EXPIRY Recharge every 365 days.
No direct link.
PAYG 3G from Vodafone
Cmobile Red PAYG

• Free delivery!

10c Standard SMS
10cStandard calls

2c

Data
2c per MB.

• Free delivery!

COST PER MONTH PAYG
CONTRACT Month to month
No direct link.
PAYG 3G + 4G Plus from Optus
Amaysim As You Go $10.00

• Depends on recharge. Data plans start from $10/1GB and last for 28 days.

• Free delivery!

15c Standard SMS
Per standard SMS, 49c per standard MMS
15cStandard calls
Per min standard calls to mobile & landlines

15.4c

Data
Per MB data, or add a data plan

• Depends on recharge. Data plans start from $10/1GB and last for 28 days.

• Free delivery!

STARTER SIM COST PAYG
EXPIRY Recharge every 365 days.

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Postpaid 3G Plus from Optus
Moose SIM Only $49.00

• Customers love them. Check out their online reviews.

• Australian customer service and support.

Unlimited Standard SMS
UnlimitedStandard calls

30GB

Data

• Customers love them. Check out their online reviews.

• Australian customer service and support.

COST PER MONTH $49.00
CONTRACT Month to month
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Prepaid 3G + 4G Plus from Optus
OVO Mobile Extra Large $49.95

• Get 20GB Bonus data per month for 3 months. Offer ends 31 August 2018!

• With 500 international minutes.

• FREE Cyber Safety + Parental Control software.

• Data-free streaming of sport, music and entertainment.

Unlimited Standard SMS
UnlimitedStandard calls

40GB for the first 3 months

Data
Usual data allowance is 20GB. Data Free Entertainment

• Get 20GB Bonus data per month for 3 months. Offer ends 31 August 2018!

• With 500 international minutes.

• FREE Cyber Safety + Parental Control software.

• Data-free streaming of sport, music and entertainment.

STARTER SIM COST $49.95
EXPIRY Recharge every 30 days.
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Postpaid 3G + 4G from Optus
Southern Phone Green 12M $50.00

• Free delivery!

Unlimited Standard SMS
UnlimitedStandard calls

23GB

Data

• Free delivery!

COST PER MONTH $50.00
CONTRACT 12 Months
Min. cost over 12 months is $600.00
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Postpaid 3G + 4G from Optus
Southern Phone Green M2M $50.00

• Free delivery!

Unlimited Standard SMS
UnlimitedStandard calls

15GB

Data

• Free delivery!

COST PER MONTH $50.00
EXPIRY Month to month
Min. cost over 1 month is $50.00
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Postpaid 3G + 4G from Telstra
Southern Phone Orange 12M $50.00

• Free delivery!

Unlimited Standard SMS
UnlimitedStandard calls

7GB

Data

• Free delivery!

COST PER MONTH $50.00
CONTRACT 12 Months
Min. cost over 12 months $600.00
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Postpaid 3G + 4G from Telstra
Southern Phone Orange M2M $60.00

• Free delivery!

Unlimited Standard SMS
UnlimitedStandard calls

10GB

Data

• Free delivery!

COST PER MONTH $60.00
EXPIRY Month to month
Min. cost over 1 month is $60.00
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Postpaid 3G + 4G from Telstra
Southern Phone Orange 12M $65.00

• Free delivery!

Unlimited Standard SMS
UnlimitedStandard calls

15GB

Data

• Free delivery!

COST PER MONTH $65.00
CONTRACT 12 Months
Min. cost over 12 months is $780.00
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Prepaid Optus
Optus My Prepaid Daily Plus

• Auto charge with an extra 524MB for $2.

• Maximum auto charge is $4/1GB for the day.

Unlimited Standard SMS
Unlimited standard national SMS and MMS for $2 a day.
UnlimitedStandard calls
Unlimited standard national calls for $2 a day.

500MB

Data

• Auto charge with an extra 524MB for $2.

• Maximum auto charge is $4/1GB for the day.

STARTER SIM COST $2.00
EXPIRY Days end at 11:59pm local time. Minimum recharge is $10.
Minimum spend is $10.00
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All for use in Australia. Fair Go Policy applies. 30 days expiry for $10 recharges, 6 months expiry for $30+ recharges. Days end at 11.59pm local time. Minimum recharge $10.
Postpaid 3G + 4G from Optus
Southern Phone Green 12M $9.90

• Free delivery!

Unlimited Standard SMS
UnlimitedStandard calls

1GB

Data

• Free delivery!

COST PER MONTH $9.90
CONTRACT 12 Months
Min. cost over 12 month is $118.80
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Prepaid 4G Plus from Optus
Yomojo Kids Prepaid $9.90

• Special 'kids plan' - pocket money spend level.

• Family Options: Bundle more than one SIM into your account & get up to 15% discount on your total bill. All year round. T&Cs apply.

• Free delivery!

Unlimited Standard SMS
200 minsStandard calls

1GB

Data

• Special 'kids plan' - pocket money spend level.

• Family Options: Bundle more than one SIM into your account & get up to 15% discount on your total bill. All year round. T&Cs apply.

• Free delivery!

STARTER SIM COST $9.90
EXPIRY Recharge every 30 days.
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Prepaid 3G + 4G Plus from Optus
Amaysim Unlimited Prepaid $10.00

• Free delivery!

Unlimited Standard SMS
UnlimitedStandard calls

1GB

Data

• Free delivery!

STARTER SIM COST $10.00
EXPIRY Recharge every 28 days.
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Prepaid Optus
Optus SIM Starter Kit $10.00

• Up to 10GB streaming data only on Netflix, Stan, ABC Kids, ABC ME and ABC iView. Positive MyData balance and subscriptions required.

Unlimited Standard SMS
Unlimited standard national SMS and MMS.
Up to 100minsStandard calls
Up to 100 mins (charged per min) of standard national calls.

5GB

Data
Data will roll over up to 50GB when you recharge before expiry.

• Up to 10GB streaming data only on Netflix, Stan, ABC Kids, ABC ME and ABC iView. Positive MyData balance and subscriptions required.

STARTER SIM COST $10.00
EXPIRY Recharge every 7 days.
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All for use in Australia. Fair Go Policy applies. Bonus Offer: Bonus data may take up to 72 hours to be applied and will expire at the same time as the standard inclusion, unless data roll over applies. Subsequent $10 recharges will give 500MB data. Excludes SIM swaps. Not to be used with any other offer. Limit once per customer. Compatibility: If you bring your own device, make sure it's not locked to other networks and is compatible with the Optus network. To learn more, visit optus.com.au/compatibility.
Postpaid 3G + 4G from Telstra
Southern Phone Orange 12M $10.00

• Free delivery!

$500 Combined SMS and Call Standard SMS
$500 Combined SMS and CallStandard calls

500MB

Data

• Free delivery!

COST PER MONTH $10.00
CONTRACT 12 Months
Min. cost over 12 months is $120.00
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Postpaid 3G + 4G from Telstra
Southern Phone Orange M2M $10.00

• Free delivery!

$200 Combined SMS and Call Standard SMS
$200 Combined SMS and CallStandard calls

200MB

Data

• Free delivery!

COST PER MONTH $10.00
EXPIRY Month to month
Min. cost over 1 month is $10.00
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Postpaid 3G + 4G from Optus
Southern Phone Green M2M $12.00

• Free delivery!

Unlimited Standard SMS
UnlimitedStandard calls

500MB

Data

• Free delivery!

COST PER MONTH $12.00
EXPIRY Month to month
Min. cost over 1 month is $12.00
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Postpaid Telstra 3G + 4G
Belong Mobile $15.00

• Unlimited international calls & text to 36 selected countries.

• All plans come with data vault. You keep all your unused data, forever!

• No lock in contract.

Unlimited Standard SMS
UnlimitedStandard calls

1GB

Data
Data Banking

• Unlimited international calls & text to 36 selected countries.

• All plans come with data vault. You keep all your unused data, forever!

• No lock in contract.

COST PER MONTH $15.00
NO CONTRACT Month to month
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Prepaid 4G Plus from Optus
Yomojo Unlimited Prepaid $15.90

• Family Options: Bundle more than one SIM into your account & get up to 15% discount on your total bill. All year round. T&Cs apply.

• Free delivery!

Unlimited Standard SMS
UnlimitedStandard calls

2GB

Data

• Family Options: Bundle more than one SIM into your account & get up to 15% discount on your total bill. All year round. T&Cs apply.

• Free delivery!

STARTER SIM COST $15.90
EXPIRY Recharge every 30 days.
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Postpaid 3G + 4G Plus from Optus
Spintel BYO $15.95

• Plus $50 international call credit.

• Set your own data limit.

• Data is capped for postpaid plans - no 'Bill Shock'!

Unlimited Standard SMS
UnlimitedStandard calls

3GB

Data
Set Your Own Data Limit

• Plus $50 international call credit.

• Set your own data limit.

• Data is capped for postpaid plans - no 'Bill Shock'!

COST PER MONTH $15.95
CONTRACT Month to month
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Postpaid 3G + 4G Plus from Optus
Vaya SIM Only $16.00

• Best price guarantee.

• Free delivery!

Unlimited Standard SMS
UnlimitedStandard calls

1.5GB

Data

• Best price guarantee.

• Free delivery!

COST PER MONTH $16.00
CONTRACT Month to month
Minimum spend is $16.00
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Prepaid 3G + 4G from Vodafone
Kogan SMALL $16.90

• Free delivery!

Unlimited Standard SMS
UnlimitedStandard calls

3GB

Data

• Free delivery!

STARTER SIM COST $16.90
EXPIRY Recharge every 30 days.
Postpaid 3G + 4G Plus from Optus
Moose SIM Only $19.00

• Add 200 min of international calls to 100 select countries for $2.

• Customers love them. Check out their online reviews.

• Australian customer service and support.

Unlimited Standard SMS
UnlimitedStandard calls

2.5GB

Data

• Add 200 min of international calls to 100 select countries for $2.

• Customers love them. Check out their online reviews.

• Australian customer service and support.

COST PER MONTH $19.00
CONTRACT Month to month
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Prepaid 3G + 4G Plus from Optus
OVO Mobile Small $19.95

• FREE Cyber Safety + Parental Control software.

• Data-free streaming of sport, music and entertainment.

Unlimited Standard SMS
UnlimitedStandard calls

2GB

Data
Data Free Entertainment

• FREE Cyber Safety + Parental Control software.

• Data-free streaming of sport, music and entertainment.

STARTER SIM COST $19.95
EXPIRY Recharge every 30 days.
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Prepaid 3G + 4G Plus from Optus
Amaysim Unlimited Prepaid $20.00

• Free delivery!

Unlimited Standard SMS
UnlimitedStandard calls

2.5GB

Data

• Free delivery!

STARTER SIM COST $20.00
EXPIRY Recharge every 28 days.
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Postpaid 3G + 4G from Optus
Southern Phone Green 12M $35.00

• Free delivery!

Unlimited Standard SMS
UnlimitedStandard calls

18GB

Data

• Free delivery!

COST PER MONTH $35.00
CONTRACT 12 Months
Min. cost over 12 months is $420.00
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Postpaid 3G + 4G Plus from Optus
Vaya SIM Only $36.00

• Free delivery!

Unlimited Standard SMS
UnlimitedStandard calls

10GB

Data

• Free delivery!

COST PER MONTH $36.00
CONTRACT Month to month
Minimum spend is $36.00
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Postpaid 3G + 4G Plus from Optus
Moose SIM Only $39.00

• With $300 international call credit.

• Australian customer service and support.

Unlimited Standard SMS
UnlimitedStandard calls

18GB

Data

• With $300 international call credit.

• Australian customer service and support.

COST PER MONTH $39.00
CONTRACT Month to month
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Prepaid 3G + 4G Plus from Optus
OVO Mobile Mini $9.95

• FREE Cyber Safety + Parental Control software.

• Data-free streaming of sport, music and entertainment.

Unlimited Standard SMS
$500 Standard calls

1GB

Data
Data Free Entertainment

• FREE Cyber Safety + Parental Control software.

• Data-free streaming of sport, music and entertainment.

STARTER SIM COST $9.95
EXPIRY Recharge every 30 days.
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Postpaid 3G + 4G Plus from Optus
Spintel BYO $9.95

• Set your own data limit.

• Data is capped for postpaid plans - no 'Bill Shock'!

Unlimited Standard SMS
200 minsStandard calls

1.5GB for first 6 months then 1GB

Data
Set Your Own Data Limit

• Set your own data limit.

• Data is capped for postpaid plans - no 'Bill Shock'!

COST PER MONTH $9.95
CONTRACT Month to month
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Postpaid 3G + 4G Plus from Optus
Spintel BYO $19.95

• Plus $50 international call credit.

• Set your own data limit.

• Data is capped for postpaid plans - no 'Bill Shock'!

Unlimited Standard SMS
UnlimitedStandard calls

5GB

Data
Set Your Own Data Limit

• Plus $50 international call credit.

• Set your own data limit.

• Data is capped for postpaid plans - no 'Bill Shock'!

COST PER MONTH $19.95
CONTRACT Month to month
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Prepaid 3G + 4G Plus from Optus
OVO Mobile Large $34.95

• Get 10GB Bonus data per month for 3 months. Offer ends 31 August 2018!

• With 300 international minutes.

• Data-free streaming of sport, music and entertainment.

Unlimited Standard SMS
UnlimitedStandard calls

25GB for the first 3 months

Data
Usual data allowance is 15GB. Data Free Entertainment

• Get 10GB Bonus data per month for 3 months. Offer ends 31 August 2018!

• With 300 international minutes.

• Data-free streaming of sport, music and entertainment.

STARTER SIM COST $34.95
EXPIRY Recharge every 30 days.
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Prepaid 4G Plus from Optus
Yomojo Unlimited Prepaid $29.90

• Free delivery!

Unlimited Standard SMS
UnlimitedStandard calls

8GB

Data

• Free delivery!

STARTER SIM COST $29.90
EXPIRY Recharge every 30 days.
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Postpaid 3G + 4G Plus from Optus
Moose SIM Only $14.00

• Now 10 cents for the first month. Regular price is $14. Offer ends 31.08.18.

• Customers love them. Check out their online reviews.

• Australian customer service and support.

Unlimited Standard SMS
UnlimitedStandard calls

1.5GB

Data

• Now 10 cents for the first month. Regular price is $14. Offer ends 31.08.18.

• Customers love them. Check out their online reviews.

• Australian customer service and support.

$14.00 COST PER MONTH $0.10
CONTRACT Month to month
Regular price is $14.00
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Postpaid 3G + 4G Plus from Optus
Moose SIM Only $9.00

• Now 10 cents for the first month. Regular price is $9. Offer ends 31.08.18.

• Customers love them. Check out their online reviews.

• Australian customer service and support.

Unlimited Standard SMS
200 minsStandard calls

1GB

Data

• Now 10 cents for the first month. Regular price is $9. Offer ends 31.08.18.

• Customers love them. Check out their online reviews.

• Australian customer service and support.

$9.00 COST PER MONTH $0.10
CONTRACT Month to month
Regular price is $9.00
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Prepaid Telstra 4G Network
Boost Prepaid $20.00

• 4G on the FULL Telstra Mobile Network.

• Data Free Music streaming of Apple Music.

Unlimited Standard SMS
UnlimitedStandard calls

3GB

Data
Data Free Entertainment

• 4G on the FULL Telstra Mobile Network.

• Data Free Music streaming of Apple Music.

RECHARGE COST $20.00
EXPIRY Recharge every 28 days.
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Postpaid 3G + 4G from Telstra
Southern Phone Orange M2M $20.00

• Free delivery!

Unlimited Standard SMS
UnlimitedStandard calls

500MB

Data

• Free delivery!

COST PER MONTH $20.00
EXPIRY Month to month
Min. cost over 1 month is $20.00
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Prepaid Telstra 4G Network
Boost Prepaid $40.00

• $40 SIM now 1/2 price online save $20. Hurry, ends 27 Aug!

• Unlimited international calls to 15 countries + 100 mins to 35 countries + 100 texts to 50 countries. Offer ends 25 Feb 2019.

• Roll over unused data to your next recharge.

• Data Free Music streaming of Apple Music.

Unlimited Standard SMS
UnlimitedStandard calls

15GB

Data
Data Free Entertainment

• $40 SIM now 1/2 price online save $20. Hurry, ends 27 Aug!

• Unlimited international calls to 15 countries + 100 mins to 35 countries + 100 texts to 50 countries. Offer ends 25 Feb 2019.

• Roll over unused data to your next recharge.

• Data Free Music streaming of Apple Music.

$40.00 STARTER SIM COST $20.00
EXPIRY Recharge every 28 days.
Usual price is $40.00
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Postpaid 3G + 4G from Optus
Southern Phone Green 12M $22.00

• Free delivery!

Unlimited Standard SMS
UnlimitedStandard calls

7GB

Data

• Free delivery!

COST PER MONTH $22.00
CONTRACT 12 Months
Min. cost over 12 months is $264.00
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Postpaid 3G + 4G from Optus
Southern Phone Green M2M $22.00

• Free delivery!

Unlimited Standard SMS
UnlimitedStandard calls

3GB

Data

• Free delivery!

COST PER MONTH $22.00
EXPIRY Month to month
Min. cost over 1 month is $22.00
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Postpaid Optus
Optus My Promo Plus 12M SIM Only $25

• Offer available to new customers in all channels (recon available online only). Offer available for consumer and SMB (SoHo/Micro). Excludes TechFund and Fleet customers. Offer ends 2 September 2018.

• Cancellation fees apply.

Unlimited Standard SMS
Unlimited standard national SMS and MMS.
UnlimitedStandard calls
Unlimited calls to standard national numbers, 13/1300 numbers and voicemail.

3GB

Data

• Offer available to new customers in all channels (recon available online only). Offer available for consumer and SMB (SoHo/Micro). Excludes TechFund and Fleet customers. Offer ends 2 September 2018.

• Cancellation fees apply.

COST PER MONTH $25.00
Contract 12 Months
Min. Cost over 12 months is $300.00
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Extra data $10/1GB. All for use in Australia. Fair Go Policy applies.
Postpaid 3G from Optus
Spintel BYO $25.95

• Plus $300 international call credit.

• Set your own data limit.

• Data is capped for postpaid plans - no 'Bill Shock'!

Unlimited Standard SMS
UnlimitedStandard calls

10GB

Data
Set Your Own Data Limit

• Plus $300 international call credit.

• Set your own data limit.

• Data is capped for postpaid plans - no 'Bill Shock'!

COST PER MONTH $25.95
CONTRACT Month to month
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Prepaid 3G + 4G from Vodafone
Kogan MEDIUM $29.90

• Free delivery!

Unlimited Standard SMS
UnlimitedStandard calls

7GB

Data

• Free delivery!

STARTER SIM COST $29.90
EXPIRY Recharge every 30 days.
Prepaid 3G + 4G Plus from Optus
OVO Mobile Medium $29.95

• With 50 international minutes.

• FREE Cyber Safety + Parental Control software.

• Data-free streaming of sport, music and entertainment.

Unlimited Standard SMS
UnlimitedStandard calls

6GB

Data
Data Free Entertainment

• With 50 international minutes.

• FREE Cyber Safety + Parental Control software.

• Data-free streaming of sport, music and entertainment.

STARTER SIM COST $29.95
EXPIRY Recharge every 30 days.
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Prepaid 3G + 4G Plus from Optus
Amaysim Unlimited Prepaid $30.00

• With unlimited international calls to 10 countries.

• Free delivery!

Unlimited Standard SMS
UnlimitedStandard calls

5GB

Data

• With unlimited international calls to 10 countries.

• Free delivery!

STARTER SIM COST $30.00
EXPIRY Recharge every 28 days.
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Prepaid Telstra 4G Network
Boost Prepaid $30.00

• 4G on the FULL Telstra Mobile Network.

• Unlimited international calls to 10 countries + 100 mins to 40 countries + 100 texts to 50 countries. Offer ends 25 Feb 2019.

• Data Free Music streaming of Apple Music.

Unlimited Standard SMS
UnlimitedStandard calls

6GB

Data
Data Free Entertainment

• 4G on the FULL Telstra Mobile Network.

• Unlimited international calls to 10 countries + 100 mins to 40 countries + 100 texts to 50 countries. Offer ends 25 Feb 2019.

• Data Free Music streaming of Apple Music.

STARTER SIM COST $30.00
EXPIRY Recharge every 28 days.
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Postpaid 3G + 4G Plus from Optus
Moose SIM Only $34.00

• Australian customer service and support.

Unlimited Standard SMS
UnlimitedStandard calls

10GB

Data

• Australian customer service and support.

COST PER MONTH $34.00
CONTRACT Month to month
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Prepaid 4G Plus from Optus
Yomojo Unlimited Prepaid $34.90

• Free delivery!

Unlimited Standard SMS
UnlimitedStandard calls

10GB

Data

• Free delivery!

STARTER SIM COST $34.90
EXPIRY Recharge every 30 days.
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Postpaid 3G + 4G from Optus
Southern Phone Green M2M $35.00

• Free delivery!

Unlimited Standard SMS
UnlimitedStandard calls

10GB

Data

• Free delivery!

COST PER MONTH $35.00
EXPIRY Month to month
Min. cost over 1 month is $35.00
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Postpaid Optus
Optus My Plan Plus 12M SIM Only $35

• 6GB (Includes 3GB of Bonus data for 24 months) Offer ends 02/09/18. The offer is available to new and recontracting customers through all channels. The offer is available to Consumer and SMB customers.

• Optus Sport subscription, National Geographic and Music Streaming can be added at no extra charge.

• Stream Google Play, iHeartRADIO and Spotify without using your data. Streaming apps subject to change and subscription required. Stream music up to 512kbps. Charges apply for downloads, video and non-music content. Fair Go Policy applies. Full terms optus.com.au/streammusic

• Optional Mobile TV Streaming for $5 per month. Streaming apps subject to change and subscription required. Charges may apply including for downloads & content such as ads. Fair Go Policy Applies. Full terms at optus.com.au/stream. Max plan cancellation fee is $210.00

Unlimited Standard SMS
Unlimited standard national SMS and MMS.
UnlimitedStandard calls
Unlimited calls to standard national numbers, 13/1300 numbers and voicemail.

6GB

Data
Includes 3GB of data for 24 months. Offer ends 02/09/18

• 6GB (Includes 3GB of Bonus data for 24 months) Offer ends 02/09/18. The offer is available to new and recontracting customers through all channels. The offer is available to Consumer and SMB customers.

• Optus Sport subscription, National Geographic and Music Streaming can be added at no extra charge.

• Stream Google Play, iHeartRADIO and Spotify without using your data. Streaming apps subject to change and subscription required. Stream music up to 512kbps. Charges apply for downloads, video and non-music content. Fair Go Policy applies. Full terms optus.com.au/streammusic

• Optional Mobile TV Streaming for $5 per month. Streaming apps subject to change and subscription required. Charges may apply including for downloads & content such as ads. Fair Go Policy Applies. Full terms at optus.com.au/stream. Max plan cancellation fee is $210.00

COST PER MONTH $35.00
Contract 12 Months
Min. Cost over 12 months is $420.00
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What else do I need to know?
Extra data $10/1GB. All for use in Australia. Fair Go Policy applies.
Prepaid 3G + 4G from Vodafone
Kogan LARGE $36.90

• Free delivery!

Unlimited Standard SMS
UnlimitedStandard calls

16GB

Data

• Free delivery!

STARTER SIM COST $36.90
EXPIRY Recharge every 30 days.
Prepaid 3G + 4G Plus from Optus
Amaysim Unlimited Prepaid $40.00

• With unlimited international calls to 10 countries and 300 mins standard calls to 22 countries.

• Free delivery!

Unlimited Standard SMS
UnlimitedStandard calls

15GB

Data

• With unlimited international calls to 10 countries and 300 mins standard calls to 22 countries.

• Free delivery!

STARTER SIM COST $40.00
EXPIRY Recharge every 28 days.
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Postpaid Optus
Optus My Plan Plus 12M SIM Only $45

• 30GB (Includes 15GB of Bonus data for 24 months) Offer ends 02/09/18. The offer is available to new and recontracting customers through all channels. The offer is available to Consumer and SMB customers.

• Optus Sport subscription, National Geographic and Music Streaming can be added at no extra charge.

• Stream Google Play, iHeartRADIO and Spotify without using your data. Streaming apps subject to change and subscription required. Stream music up to 512kbps. Charges apply for downloads, video and non-music content. Fair Go Policy applies. Full terms optus.com.au/streammusic

• Optional Mobile TV Streaming for $5 per month. Streaming apps subject to change and subscription required. Charges may apply including for downloads & content such as ads. Fair Go Policy Applies. Full terms at optus.com.au/stream. Max plan cancellation fee is $270.00

Unlimited Standard SMS
Unlimited standard national SMS and MMS.
UnlimitedStandard calls
Unlimited calls to standard national numbers, 13/1300 numbers and voicemail.

30GB

Data
Includes 15GB of data for 24 months. Offer ends 02/09/18

• 30GB (Includes 15GB of Bonus data for 24 months) Offer ends 02/09/18. The offer is available to new and recontracting customers through all channels. The offer is available to Consumer and SMB customers.

• Optus Sport subscription, National Geographic and Music Streaming can be added at no extra charge.

• Stream Google Play, iHeartRADIO and Spotify without using your data. Streaming apps subject to change and subscription required. Stream music up to 512kbps. Charges apply for downloads, video and non-music content. Fair Go Policy applies. Full terms optus.com.au/streammusic

• Optional Mobile TV Streaming for $5 per month. Streaming apps subject to change and subscription required. Charges may apply including for downloads & content such as ads. Fair Go Policy Applies. Full terms at optus.com.au/stream. Max plan cancellation fee is $270.00

COST PER MONTH $45.00
Contract 12 Months
Min. Cost over 12 months is $540.00
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What else do I need to know?
Extra data $10/1GB. All for use in Australia. Fair Go Policy applies.
Postpaid Optus
Optus My Plan Plus SIM Only $45

• Optional Music Streaming for $5 per month. Stream Google Play, iHeartRADIO and Spotify without using your data. Streaming apps subject to change and subscription required. Stream music up to 512kbps. Charges apply for downloads, video and non-music content. Fair Go Policy applies. Full terms optus.com.au/streammusic

• Optional Mobile TV Streaming for $5 per month. Streaming apps subject to change and subscription required. Charges may apply including for downloads & content such as ads. Fair Go Policy Applies. Full terms at optus.com.au/stream

Unlimited Standard SMS
Unlimited standard national SMS and MMS.
UnlimitedStandard calls
Unlimited calls to standard national numbers, 13/1300 numbers and voicemail.

3GB

Data

• Optional Music Streaming for $5 per month. Stream Google Play, iHeartRADIO and Spotify without using your data. Streaming apps subject to change and subscription required. Stream music up to 512kbps. Charges apply for downloads, video and non-music content. Fair Go Policy applies. Full terms optus.com.au/streammusic

• Optional Mobile TV Streaming for $5 per month. Streaming apps subject to change and subscription required. Charges may apply including for downloads & content such as ads. Fair Go Policy Applies. Full terms at optus.com.au/stream

COST PER MONTH $45.00
Contract Month to month
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What else do I need to know?
Extra data $10/1GB. All for use in Australia. Fair Go Policy applies.
Prepaid 3G + 4G from Vodafone
Kogan SMALL $46.90

• Free delivery!

Unlimited Standard SMS
UnlimitedStandard calls

3GB every 30 days

Data

• Free delivery!

STARTER SIM COST $46.90
EXPIRY Recharge every 90 days.
Prepaid 3G + 4G from Vodafone
Kogan EXTRA LARGE $49.90

• Free delivery!

Unlimited Standard SMS
UnlimitedStandard calls

23GB

Data

• Free delivery!

STARTER SIM COST $49.90
EXPIRY Recharge every 30 days.
Prepaid 3G + 4G Plus from Optus
Amaysim Unlimited Prepaid $50.00

• With unlimited international calls to 10 countries and 300 mins standard calls to 22 countries.

• Free delivery!

Unlimited Standard SMS
UnlimitedStandard calls

20GB

Data

• With unlimited international calls to 10 countries and 300 mins standard calls to 22 countries.

• Free delivery!

STARTER SIM COST $50.00
EXPIRY Recharge every 28 days.
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Prepaid Telstra 4G Network
Boost Prepaid $50.00

• 4G on the FULL Telstra Mobile Network.

• Unlimited international calls to 15 countries + 100 mins to 35 countries + 100 texts to 50 countries. Offer ends 25 Feb 2019.

• Data Free Music streaming of Apple Music.

Unlimited Standard SMS
UnlimitedStandard calls

30GB

Data
Data Free Entertainment

• 4G on the FULL Telstra Mobile Network.

• Unlimited international calls to 15 countries + 100 mins to 35 countries + 100 texts to 50 countries. Offer ends 25 Feb 2019.

• Data Free Music streaming of Apple Music.

RECHARGE COST $50.00
EXPIRY Recharge every 28 days.
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Postpaid Optus
Optus My Plan Plus 12M SIM Only $55

• 50GB (Includes 25GB of Bonus data for 24 months) Offer ends 02/09/18. The offer is available to new and recontracting customers through all channels. The offer is available to Consumer and SMB customers.

• Optus Sport subscription, National Geographic and Music Streaming can be added at no extra charge.

• Stream Google Play, iHeartRADIO and Spotify without using your data. Streaming apps subject to change and subscription required. Stream music up to 512kbps. Charges apply for downloads, video and non-music content. Fair Go Policy applies. Full terms optus.com.au/streammusic

• Optional Mobile TV Streaming for $5 per month. Streaming apps subject to change and subscription required. Charges may apply including for downloads & content such as ads. Fair Go Policy Applies. Full terms at optus.com.au/stream. Max plan cancellation fee is $330.00

Unlimited Standard SMS
Unlimited standard national SMS and MMS.
UnlimitedStandard calls
Unlimited calls to standard national numbers, 13/1300 numbers and voicemail.

50GB

Data
Includes 25GB of data for 24 months. Offer ends 02/09/18

• 50GB (Includes 25GB of Bonus data for 24 months) Offer ends 02/09/18. The offer is available to new and recontracting customers through all channels. The offer is available to Consumer and SMB customers.

• Optus Sport subscription, National Geographic and Music Streaming can be added at no extra charge.

• Stream Google Play, iHeartRADIO and Spotify without using your data. Streaming apps subject to change and subscription required. Stream music up to 512kbps. Charges apply for downloads, video and non-music content. Fair Go Policy applies. Full terms optus.com.au/streammusic

• Optional Mobile TV Streaming for $5 per month. Streaming apps subject to change and subscription required. Charges may apply including for downloads & content such as ads. Fair Go Policy Applies. Full terms at optus.com.au/stream. Max plan cancellation fee is $330.00

COST PER MONTH $55.00
Contract 12 Months
Min. Cost over 12 months is $660.00
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What else do I need to know?
Extra data $10/1GB. All for use in Australia. Fair Go Policy applies.
Postpaid Optus
Optus My Plan Plus SIM Only $55

• Optional Music Streaming for $5 per month. Stream Google Play, iHeartRADIO and Spotify without using your data. Streaming apps subject to change and subscription required. Stream music up to 512kbps. Charges apply for downloads, video and non-music content. Fair Go Policy applies. Full terms optus.com.au/streammusic

• Optional Mobile TV Streaming for $5 per month. Streaming apps subject to change and subscription required. Charges may apply including for downloads & content such as ads. Fair Go Policy Applies. Full terms at optus.com.au/stream

Unlimited Standard SMS
Unlimited standard national SMS and MMS.
UnlimitedStandard calls
Unlimited calls to standard national numbers, 13/1300 numbers and voicemail.

15GB

Data

• Optional Music Streaming for $5 per month. Stream Google Play, iHeartRADIO and Spotify without using your data. Streaming apps subject to change and subscription required. Stream music up to 512kbps. Charges apply for downloads, video and non-music content. Fair Go Policy applies. Full terms optus.com.au/streammusic

• Optional Mobile TV Streaming for $5 per month. Streaming apps subject to change and subscription required. Charges may apply including for downloads & content such as ads. Fair Go Policy Applies. Full terms at optus.com.au/stream

COST PER MONTH $55.00
Contract Month to month
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What else do I need to know?
Extra data $10/1GB. All for use in Australia. Fair Go Policy applies.
Prepaid 3G from Optus
Yomojo Unlimited Prepaid $59.90

• Free delivery!

Unlimited Standard SMS
UnlimitedStandard calls

30GB

Data

• Free delivery!

STARTER SIM COST $59.90
EXPIRY Recharge every 30 days.
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Postpaid 3G Plus from Optus
Moose SIM Only $78.00

• Customers love them. Check out their online reviews.

• Australian customer service and support.

Unlimited Standard SMS
UnlimitedStandard calls

90GB

Data

• Customers love them. Check out their online reviews.

• Australian customer service and support.

COST PER MONTH $78.00
CONTRACT Month to month
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Prepaid Optus
Optus Prepaid Epic Data $10.00

• Up to 10GB streaming data only on Netflix, Stan, ABC Kids, ABC ME and ABC iView. Positive MyData balance and subscriptions required.

Unlimited Standard SMS
Unlimited standard national SMS and MMS.
Up to 100minsStandard calls
Calls to standard national numbers, 13/1300 numbers and Voicemail (charged per minute).

5GB

Data
Data will roll over up to 50GB when you recharge before expiry. Streaming data does not roll over. Charged per KB.

• Up to 10GB streaming data only on Netflix, Stan, ABC Kids, ABC ME and ABC iView. Positive MyData balance and subscriptions required.

STARTER SIM COST $10.00
EXPIRY Recharge every 5 days.
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What else do I need to know?
All for use in Australia. Fair Go Policy applies.
Prepaid Optus
Optus Prepaid Epic Data $20.00

• Up to 10GB streaming data only on Netflix, Stan, ABC Kids, ABC ME and ABC iView. Positive MyData balance and subscriptions required.

Unlimited Standard SMS
Unlimited standard national SMS and MMS.
Up to 200minsStandard calls
Calls to standard national numbers, 13/1300 numbers and Voicemail (charged per minute).

12GB

Data
Data will roll over up to 50GB when you recharge before expiry. Streaming data does not roll over. Charged per KB.

• Up to 10GB streaming data only on Netflix, Stan, ABC Kids, ABC ME and ABC iView. Positive MyData balance and subscriptions required.

STARTER SIM COST $20.00
EXPIRY Recharge every 10 days.
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What else do I need to know?
All for use in Australia. Fair Go Policy applies.
Prepaid Optus
Optus Prepaid Epic Value $30.00

• Roll over unused data up to 50GB when you recharge before expiry.

Unlimited Standard SMS
Unlimited standard national SMS and MMS.
UnlimitedStandard calls
Unlimited calls to standard national numbers, 13/1300 numbers and Voicemail.

1GB

Data
Charged per KB

• Roll over unused data up to 50GB when you recharge before expiry.

STARTER SIM COST $30.00
EXPIRY Recharge every 42 days.
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What else do I need to know?
All for use in Australia. Fair Go Policy applies.
Prepaid Optus
Optus Prepaid Epic Data $40.00

• Up to 10GB streaming data only on Netflix, Stan, ABC Kids, ABC ME and ABC iView. Positive MyData balance and subscriptions required.

• Unlimited standard international calls to 15 selected destinations.

• With $10 Extras Credit for international calls and messages, roaming and selected premium SMS services.

Unlimited Standard SMS
Unlimited standard national SMS and MMS.
UnlimitedStandard calls
Unlimited calls to standard national numbers, 13/1300 numbers and Voicemail.

15GB

Data
Data will roll over up to 50GB when you recharge before expiry. Streaming data does not roll over. Charged per KB.

• Up to 10GB streaming data only on Netflix, Stan, ABC Kids, ABC ME and ABC iView. Positive MyData balance and subscriptions required.

• Unlimited standard international calls to 15 selected destinations.

• With $10 Extras Credit for international calls and messages, roaming and selected premium SMS services.

STARTER SIM COST $40.00
EXPIRY Recharge every 28 days.
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What else do I need to know?
All for use in Australia. Fair Go Policy applies.

Common questions about PAYG Plans

What is a PAYG plan ?

PAYG or Pay As You Go plans are some of the cheapest phone plans in Australia. They charge you per minute for voice calls and SMS access. They don’t include any data in them at all.

An annual PAYG plan bill can be as little as $50. Some people spend that per month !

PAYG plans make sense for savvy shoppers who are not hooked on their phone as a cornerstone of their life ?

How does data work on a PAYG plan ?

Like all services on a PAYG plan, data is charged for at the point of use and according to how much you use. But watch out ! Check the rates for data in the plan. They are extremely high ! If you use any data at all during the the month you will be better off with a cheap phone plan which has a small data inclusion.

Why don’t the phone companies talk about PAYG plans ?

Phone companies have hero plans they like to sell. More than 90% of the market buy one of the top 7 phone plans the phone companies sell.

PAYG plans are niche. They service very low usage customers perfectly. Very low usage customers are not the ideal target for phone companies.

Are PAYG plans 3G or 4G ?

All PAYG plans shown on this page are both 3G and 4G.

Can I keep my existing phone number if I move to a PAYG plan ?

Yes you can. This is a common question and we explain the answer in detail here. In short, if you click through and buy a plan from any provider listed on this page, you will be asked if you want to keep your number. If you select ‘yes’ then the SIM that is delivered to you will have that phone number assigned to it.

Comparing PAYG Plans in Australia - Which is best for you?

If you make one phone call a day or less then forget all the telco marketing, we recommend that you get one of these PAYG plans while you still can.

The key things you need to know about PAYG plans!

  • PAYG SIM plans are popular but rarely mentioned by the phone companies.
  • They are hard to find. Of the 16 phone companies we feture on the site, only 4 have PAYG plans.
  • We suggest them to people who typically make around one call and send one SMS a day.
  • If you have a smartphone, a PAYG plan is almost certainly not the right plan for you.
  • If you are moving from the 2G networks that Optus and Telstra are closing in late 2016, you could well consider the combination of a PAYG plan and a feature phone.

We explain much more about each of these key things to consider, below.

PAYG (Pay AS You Go) plans make up a relatively small 5% of the AustralianPAYG plans are the least common type of BYO plan.

 

 What is a PAYG Plan ?

PAYG plans appeal to those who make a phone call or send an SMS once a day.

‘PAYG’ or ‘Pay As You Go’ plans are something of an ‘under the counter’ offer in Australia. They’re actually extremely popular. You’d never know it : PAYG plans don’t often get marketed on the websites you see when you’re researching a phone plan. PAYG is not what the telcos talk to their customers or prospects about. A quick scan of the Telstra, Optus and Vodafone sites will show you – there’s a lot of talk about SIM Only or prepaid plans. There’s no section for PAYG.

It could be that the profitability of the plans is to blame – perhaps this type of plan doesn’t make enough money. It could be the fact that their marketing teams already struggle to articulate value in the long list of prepaid and postpaid plans they have available. Many people, for example, are not even clear on the differences between prepaid and postpaid. Whatever the reason,  the phone companies don’t usually talk about the PAYG segment. That doesn’t mean you shouldn’t be considering them.

PAYG plans appeal to those who need only very limited access to a phone to make a call or send an SMS.  Typically we recommend them to people who want to make just one call a day. In some ways, PAYG all boils down to these three things:

  • Do you just make one call a day ?:
    It’s critical you’re clear on this point. Go back through the history on your phone and check. The rates are low on PAYG plans. But, don’t ignore the information you have available to you just because you want one of these plans. If your history says you make more than one call a day, this is not the right plan for you! I write for a phone plan comparison site. I advise people on how to get the right plan. I tried a PAYG plan because I felt like I didn’t make many calls and I wanted to save some money. It turned out that I ended up paying more for my PAYG plan than if I’d spent $30 on an unlimited plan from a smaller phone company.
  • Data is very, very expensive on PAYG plans:
    If you have a smartphone, PAYG plans are almost certainly not right for you. Data on a PAYG plan can cost $50 per GB (see below.)
  • Remember, you can still receive calls:
    The other critical fact to remember is that when you’re on a PAYG plan, you can still receive as many calls as you want to. If you are the center of your social circle and everyone calls you, you won’t be charged extra on your plan.

PAYG plans are genius for plans which last forever and service ‘casual’ usage.

 

Best SIM Only Plans August 2018

Strong, Simple Plans & A Well Known Brand

Best for big mobile broadband bundles

 

 

 

Amaysim | Prepaid Plans | Optus Mobile Network 3G+4G

Amaysim are the 4th biggest phone company in Australia with over 1m customers. They consistently have one of the highest customer satisfaction ratings in the industry and have prepaid (28 day expiry) plan range – just select the option you want in their checkout. With Amaysim, you’ll get:

  • Strong plan range:
    Amaysim have a range starting at $10 per month and rising to $50 per month. Data inclusions are up there with the best available and, with Amaysim, things are nice and simple. You’re just buying voice calls, SMS and data. There are no optional extras.
  • New International Inclusions:
    Any plan you buy, starting at $30 per month will now include free International Calls to 12 destinations.
  • Great Customer Experience:
    Amaysim are consistently one of the best performing†phone companies when it comes to customer satisfaction.

Amaysim’s plan range:

You can find out more about this company in our Amaysim review.

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Vaya Mobile | Winner of The Best Value Plans 2018 Award

Best Value Plans 2018

 

 

 

Postpaid | Month to month agreement | On the Optus 3G + 4G Network

Vaya offer a range of affordable postpaid plans on the Optus Network. They were recently bought by Amaysim and have cleaned up their image since they were acquired. Customer service complaints are down and they now offer a price match guarantee ñ a unique feature in the Australian market.

With Vaya, you will get:

  • Access to the full Optus 3G and 4G network:
    Optus’ 4G network now rivals Telstra for speed and coverage. With Vaya, you can get access to the same thing.
  • Unique ‘Price match Guarantee’:
    Uniquely, Vaya will match any other price plan you can
  • The WhatPhone 2018 Best Value Plans Award:
    How could we not give Vaya the best value plans award when they will offer to match any other plan on the market?
  • Nothing you don’t need:
    Vaya plans don’t have entertainment options, data rollover, data

Vaya’s Plan Range

All talk time and SMS for use in Australia to Australian numbers. All data is for use in Australia. You can learn more about this company in our Vaya Mobile review.

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Southern Phone

 

 

 

Postpaid | Month to month + 12 month contracts | Optus 3G and 4G Plus

Southern Phone are a well known, full service phone company brand based in New South Wales with some great .

With Southern Phone you’ll get :

  • A choice of month to month or 12 month agreements:
    Unusually, Southern Phone offer access to their plans as either 12 month contracts or, month to month agreements.
  • A choice of the Telstra Mobile 3G + 4G or Optus 3G + 4G Plus network:
    Southern Phone are one of the few Australian telcos who offer their customers a choice of the Optus or Telstra Mobile network.
  • Best for bundles:
    Picking up a SIM Only plan as well as a fixed broadband connection will get you a discount.

Southern Phone Month to Month Phone Plans (All Green Plans on the Optus 3G+4G Plus Network.) 

Southern Phone 12 Months Phone Plans (All Green Plans on the Optus 3G+4G Plus Network.) 

You can find out more about this company in our dedicated Southern phone review.

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SpinTel

Postpaid | SIM Only | Month to Month Agreement | Optus 3G + 4G Plus Network

SpinTel are a postpaid provider with a one of the most useful data management features we’ve seen. With SpinTel plans your data is ‘capped’ when you reach your limit. With most other post paid phone plan providers, when you hit your limit, you’ll be charged $10 for an extra GB which is not as fair as we’d like to see.

With SpinTel you’ll get:

  • Great data pricing:
    Compare SpinTel to the best of the rest and you’ll see, at the price points they sell, SpinTel are often the best value.
  • ‘Capped plan’ data limits:
    If you want your phone service’s data to stop at a limit you set, SpinTel are the right phone company for you. So far as we know, they are the only company to offer this feature.

SpinTel plans for your mobile.

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Moose Mobile : WhatPhone 2018 ‘Best Overall’ Award Winner

Moose Mobile logoBest plans overall 2018 - Moose

 

 

 

Postpaid | SIM Only | Month to month agreement | Optus 3G + 4G Plus

Moose are a new Australian phone company which stormed on to the market in early 2017. They offer a fantastic range of plans, with huge data allowances which exceed those available from competitors. Customer feedback has been so good about the company, we had to award them the ‘Best Overall’ award as part of our 2018 review.

With Moose You’ll get:

  • Best value data inclusions:
    Starting at less than $10 per month, Moose offer consistently strong pricing, especially on their 4G data inclusions.
  • Excellent customer feedback:
    Moost stand out from the pack on customer service with phenomenal online reviews.
  • Nothing you don’t need:
    Moose keep it simple. No included streamed audio or video, these are a phone plans with nothing you don’t need.

Moose plans for your mobile

You can read more about this company in our Moose Mobile Review.

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OVO Mobile – Free Video & Radio Content

Best Entertainment plans - 2018

 

 

 

Prepaid | 30 day expiry | On the Full Optus 3G and 4G Network 

OVO’s offer a totally new way of looking at a phone company – they’re one of our best selling partners. Their plans are, pretty much on a par for data inclusions with the best in the industry. In addition to talk time, SMS and data, OVO’s plans include exclusive access to exclusive video content. All of OVO’s plans come with ‘OVO Play’ an app which lets you watch their free content on your plan. With OVO, you’ll get:

  • Free Video Content – Motorsport, Sailing, Gymnastics & Water Polo :
    OVO offer a growing list of free video and audio content. Motorsport fans might like the 400 Thunder Professional Drag Racing Series, Australian GT, Formula Drift and other petrol head live streaming. OVO Play also includes other sports like sailing and gymnastics. The price of the content is included in the monthly line rental charge you pay OVO for your prepaid plan. So, importantly: You won’t see your data balance decline while you’re watching them, the streamed content is free.
  • Free Streamed Audio:
    OVO’s plans also offer FREE radio streaming, also included in your plan offers access to the Tripple M network and other selected stations.
  • OVO for Kids:
    OVO’s plans come with the offer of free access to Parental Lock software. Buy your child the $9.95 plan from OVO and you’ll be able to monitor what they access on their phone and set times for it to turn off and turn on it’s own connection to the internet.

OVO Plans for your mobile

Picking an OVO plan is simple. All of OVO’s plans include Unlimited talk and SMS in Australia to Australian numbers plus superfast 4G data.

You can learn more about them and their unique content in our OVO review.

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Kogan Mobile – Best Value on the Vodafone Network

Kogan Logo

 

 

 

Prepaid | 30 day expiry | On the Full Vodafone 3G and 4G Network 

Kogan Mobile keep it simple. They have some of the most competitive SIM Only / Prepaid plans in Australia, on the much improved Vodafone network. With their multi month recharge options, Kogan add some genuine value and choice to the market.

With Kogan, you’ll get

  • Monthly, quarterly or annual options : Do you want a single recharge payment with a 1, 3 or 12 month validity ? With Kogan, you’ll get discounts for multi-month purchases you were going to make anyway. They add the convenience of less frequent running out / topping up. And they keep the total predictability and flexibility of prepaid.

Kogan’s 30 day plan range :

Kogan’s 30 day plans all have Unlimited talk and SMS in Australia to Australian numbers. The difference is the amount of data which is included.

All talk time and SMS for use in Australia to Australian numbers. All data is for use in Australia. See all Kogan Plans including 90 day and 365 day plans. You can find out more about this company in our Kogan Mobile review.

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Woolworths Mobile

Postpaid | 12 month contracts | On the Telstra 3G and 4G network

Woolies are one of Australia’s most trusted brands. Now, they offer a range of 12 month SIM Only (postpaid) on the Telstra Mobile network. Many Australians visit Woolworths every week making the company’s telco offering familiar and accessible. With Woolies you’ll get

  • Access to the Telstra network from a reliable brand:
    Woolworths use part of the Telstra Mobile Network.  You can see their coverage map on their site.
  • Data bank feature:
    Woolies are one of three companies which offer a data bank feature. Whatever data you’re given, you keep – forever. (Up to a maximum of 30GB.) In our view, data banking is the fairest way a phone company can treat data.
  • Nothing you don’t need:
    Woolies are now an established telco. Their 12 month plans offer decent value and, for most people, who won’t change their phone plans more regularly than once a year anyway, Woolworths make a great ‘set and forget’ option.

Woolworths plan range

All talk time and SMS for use in Australia to Australian numbers. All data is for use in Australia. You can learn more about this company in our Woolworths Mobile review.

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Belong Mobile | Fairest For Data

Best Data Plans 2018

 

 

 

Postpaid | Month to Month agreement | On The Telstra Mobile Network 3G+4G

Belong sell access to the Telstra Mobile Network. They have a simple to understand plan structure with options on data, national ($5 extra) and international calls ($5 extra.) Belong also offer the fairest treatment of data that any phone company in Australia have. a ‘data vault’ feature. Whatever data you buy, is yours, forever. It just keeps rolling over until you use it or leave them.

With Belong, you’ll get:

  • Data Vault:
    All Belong’s Mobile plans come with ‘data vault’. When you buy your data, it just keeps rolling over until you decide to use it or leave them!
  • $5 International Calls:
    And if you want to make Unlimited International Calls (to 10 selected destinations – or to 23 selected countries’ landlines) just add $5.

Belong Plans For Your Mobile

  • Belong Mobile $10Advertisement = Unlimited calls and SMS in Oz + 1GB of data.
  • Belong Mobile $15Advertisement = Unlimited calls and SMS in Oz with unlimited international calls & text to 36 selected countries + 1GB of data.
  • Belong Mobile $25Advertisement = Unlimited calls and SMS in Oz + 5GB of data.
  • Belong Mobile $30Advertisement = Unlimited calls and SMS in Oz with unlimited international calls & text to 36 selected countries + 5GB of data.
  • Belong Mobile $40Advertisement = Unlimited calls and SMS in Oz + 15GB of data.

All talk time and SMS for use in Australia to Australian numbers. All data is for use in Australia. You can learn more about this company in our Belong Mobile review.

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Boost Mobile | Best Prepaid Data Rates On The Full Telstra Network

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Prepaid | 28 day expiry | On The Telstra Mobile Network 3G+4G

Boost Mobile are a reliable brand. They are the only phone company other than Telstra to resell the full Telstra ‘Retail’ Network. With Boost you’ll get:

  • The full Telstra Mobile Network
    Other phone companies resell part of the Telstra Mobile Network. Only Boost and Telstra plans allow you access the whole thing.
  • Free streamed audio:
    Data free streaming of Apple Music (requires subscription) on top of the data included in your plan.
  • A range that includes 7 day and 28 day plans:
    Boost offer a selection of plans including 7 and 28 day variants.
  • Recharge options from $10 to $50:
    Boost have a total of 5 recharge options for their prepaid plans, ranging between $10 and $50.

Boost Mobile Plans For Your Mobile

All talk time and SMS for use in Australia to Australian numbers. All data is for use in Australia. You can learn more about this company in our Boost Mobile review.

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Southern Phone

 

 

 

Postpaid | Month to month + 12 month contracts | Telstra Mobile Network 3G and 4G

Southern Phone are a well known, full service phone company brand based in New South Wales with some great .

With Southern Phone you’ll get :

  • A choice of month to month or 12 month agreements:
    Unusually, Southern Phone offer access to their plans as either 12 month contracts or, month to month agreements.
  • A choice of the Telstra Mobile 3G + 4G or Optus 3G + 4G Plus network:
    Southern Phone are one of the few Australian telcos who offer their customers a choice of the Optus or Telstra Mobile network.
  • Best for bundles:
    Picking up a SIM Only plan as well as a fixed broadband connection will get you a discount.

Southern Phone Month to Month Phone Plans (All Orange Plans on the Telstra Mobile Network)

Southern Phone 12 Months Phone Plans (All Orange Plans on the Telstra Mobile Network)

You can find out more about this company in our dedicated Southern phone review.

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Australian PAYG Plans – the good bits

There is no differentiation of service when you take a phone plan. Whether you’re on a $120 a month 24 month contract plan or a lowly PAYG plan, you’ve get the same thing. You’ll get all the same coverage, all the same customer support, all the same 4G data speeds including super fast (carrier aggregated) fast data. You may even get access to customer loyalty schemes too and the ever increasing range of content. PAYG It’s an affordable back door in to the phone company you love.

 

If you have a smartphone, forget PAYG

If you have a smartphone, PAYG is almost certainly not the right suite of plans for you. Smartphones are designed with a computer interface in mind. Their entire structure is around the screen. Design and usability decisions are made to facilitate the use of apps and other services on the phone which rely on data being provided.

Check our ‘Typical PAYG Rates’ section, below and you will see: Data starts at about 5 cent per MB and rises to 7 cents with some phone companies. This might not sound like much but there’s a reason the phone companies have expressed it in the way they have. A MB is 1/1024th of a GB. And most smartphone users will use, as an absolute minimum a GB of data each month. To work out what that would cost you, you need to multiply the 5 cents by 1024 and express it in dollars. Even if you’re maths isn’t too good, you’ll quickly see that PAYG plans charge at least $50 per GB of data. If you check out our cheap phone plans, you will see tens of plans with unlimited Australian voice and SMS and more than 1GB of data for under $30, let alone $50.

There is one exception to this – extremely advanced and confident users – and we give them specialized advice below. If you do end up on a PAYG plan and you find that it is costing you more than it should, don’t worry. You will always be able to move off your PAYG plan and on to something a little more suitable at the end of the month.

 

Typical Australian PAYG rates and inclusions

PAYG plans are an extremely savvy way of dealing with low usage. Multiply your usage by these prices for individual transactions and use our chart, below, to determine if these plans are right for you.

  • With PAYG, it’s all about the price per minute, cost per SMS and costs per MB.
  • Typical voice rates (for calls within Australia to other Australian mobiles or landlines) are generally 11 or 12 cents per minute. If you made one call per day, of a standard 2 minute duration on a plan which was 12 cents per minute, you’d end up being charged $7.20.
  • Since SMSs are charged at the same rate, you can see the cost progression in the charts we’ve included on this page.
  • Where one call a day makes this an extremely attractive set of plans, any more and you would be better off looking at cheaper non PAYG plans.
  • Remember, this indicative usage / cost chart for PAYG Plans does not include any data at all. We are assuming that you are not using any data as part of your plan because it is so prohibitively expensive.
  • PAYG plans are generally sent to you if ordered online, free of charge, like any other SIM. They too are often subject to next day delivery.

PAYG Plans

 

PAYG Plans can be bought either prepaid or postpaid

This can be hard to understand if you don’t have experience with the concept. Multiple payment methodologies for plans, however, is increasingly common. There is a difference, between the price plan and the payment method. It is absolutely possible to have a single price plan which is made available with either a prepaid or a postpaid payment methodology.

The price plan is what’s set up in the billing system of the phone company. For PAYG plans, we covered this above. You’ll get a charge of around 15 cents per minute for a phone call, as an example.

The payment methodology, prepaid or postpaid is how bills (from the billing system) are applied. If you go to the Amaysim site you’ll see that their PAYG plans are available as either prepaid or postpaid.

 

We advise that you monitor all usage with the app

With any phone plan, we advise installing and using the app from your service provider. They are almost universal these days. (One exception is OVO Mobile.) Apps will help you keep track of your spending, especially around data. If you choose a PAYG plan and it’s not right for you, the app will tell you quickly and you will be able to switch out.

 

Best SIM Only Plans August 2018

Woolworths Mobile

Postpaid | 12 month contracts | On the Telstra 3G and 4G network

Woolies are one of Australia’s most trusted brands. Now, they offer a range of 12 month SIM Only (postpaid) on the Telstra Mobile network. Many Australians visit Woolworths every week making the company’s telco offering familiar and accessible. With Woolies you’ll get

  • Access to the Telstra network from a reliable brand:
    Woolworths use part of the Telstra Mobile Network.  You can see their coverage map on their site.
  • Data bank feature:
    Woolies are one of three companies which offer a data bank feature. Whatever data you’re given, you keep – forever. (Up to a maximum of 30GB.) In our view, data banking is the fairest way a phone company can treat data.
  • Nothing you don’t need:
    Woolies are now an established telco. Their 12 month plans offer decent value and, for most people, who won’t change their phone plans more regularly than once a year anyway, Woolworths make a great ‘set and forget’ option.

Woolworths plan range

All talk time and SMS for use in Australia to Australian numbers. All data is for use in Australia. You can learn more about this company in our Woolworths Mobile review.

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Belong Mobile | Fairest For Data

Best Data Plans 2018

 

 

 

Postpaid | Month to Month agreement | On The Telstra Mobile Network 3G+4G

Belong sell access to the Telstra Mobile Network. They have a simple to understand plan structure with options on data, national ($5 extra) and international calls ($5 extra.) Belong also offer the fairest treatment of data that any phone company in Australia have. a ‘data vault’ feature. Whatever data you buy, is yours, forever. It just keeps rolling over until you use it or leave them.

With Belong, you’ll get:

  • Data Vault:
    All Belong’s Mobile plans come with ‘data vault’. When you buy your data, it just keeps rolling over until you decide to use it or leave them!
  • $5 International Calls:
    And if you want to make Unlimited International Calls (to 10 selected destinations – or to 23 selected countries’ landlines) just add $5.

Belong Plans For Your Mobile

  • Belong Mobile $10Advertisement = Unlimited calls and SMS in Oz + 1GB of data.
  • Belong Mobile $15Advertisement = Unlimited calls and SMS in Oz with unlimited international calls & text to 36 selected countries + 1GB of data.
  • Belong Mobile $25Advertisement = Unlimited calls and SMS in Oz + 5GB of data.
  • Belong Mobile $30Advertisement = Unlimited calls and SMS in Oz with unlimited international calls & text to 36 selected countries + 5GB of data.
  • Belong Mobile $40Advertisement = Unlimited calls and SMS in Oz + 15GB of data.

All talk time and SMS for use in Australia to Australian numbers. All data is for use in Australia. You can learn more about this company in our Belong Mobile review.

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Boost Mobile | Best Prepaid Data Rates On The Full Telstra Network

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Prepaid | 28 day expiry | On The Telstra Mobile Network 3G+4G

Boost Mobile are a reliable brand. They are the only phone company other than Telstra to resell the full Telstra ‘Retail’ Network. With Boost you’ll get:

  • The full Telstra Mobile Network
    Other phone companies resell part of the Telstra Mobile Network. Only Boost and Telstra plans allow you access the whole thing.
  • Free streamed audio:
    Data free streaming of Apple Music (requires subscription) on top of the data included in your plan.
  • A range that includes 7 day and 28 day plans:
    Boost offer a selection of plans including 7 and 28 day variants.
  • Recharge options from $10 to $50:
    Boost have a total of 5 recharge options for their prepaid plans, ranging between $10 and $50.

Boost Mobile Plans For Your Mobile

All talk time and SMS for use in Australia to Australian numbers. All data is for use in Australia. You can learn more about this company in our Boost Mobile review.

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Southern Phone

 

 

 

Postpaid | Month to month + 12 month contracts | Telstra Mobile Network 3G and 4G

Southern Phone are a well known, full service phone company brand based in New South Wales with some great .

With Southern Phone you’ll get :

  • A choice of month to month or 12 month agreements:
    Unusually, Southern Phone offer access to their plans as either 12 month contracts or, month to month agreements.
  • A choice of the Telstra Mobile 3G + 4G or Optus 3G + 4G Plus network:
    Southern Phone are one of the few Australian telcos who offer their customers a choice of the Optus or Telstra Mobile network.
  • Best for bundles:
    Picking up a SIM Only plan as well as a fixed broadband connection will get you a discount.

Southern Phone Month to Month Phone Plans (All Orange Plans on the Telstra Mobile Network)

Southern Phone 12 Months Phone Plans (All Orange Plans on the Telstra Mobile Network)

You can find out more about this company in our dedicated Southern phone review.

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Strong, Simple Plans & A Well Known Brand

Best for big mobile broadband bundles

 

 

 

Amaysim | Prepaid Plans | Optus Mobile Network 3G+4G

Amaysim are the 4th biggest phone company in Australia with over 1m customers. They consistently have one of the highest customer satisfaction ratings in the industry and have prepaid (28 day expiry) plan range – just select the option you want in their checkout. With Amaysim, you’ll get:

  • Strong plan range:
    Amaysim have a range starting at $10 per month and rising to $50 per month. Data inclusions are up there with the best available and, with Amaysim, things are nice and simple. You’re just buying voice calls, SMS and data. There are no optional extras.
  • New International Inclusions:
    Any plan you buy, starting at $30 per month will now include free International Calls to 12 destinations.
  • Great Customer Experience:
    Amaysim are consistently one of the best performing†phone companies when it comes to customer satisfaction.

Amaysim’s plan range:

You can find out more about this company in our Amaysim review.

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Vaya Mobile | Winner of The Best Value Plans 2018 Award

Best Value Plans 2018

 

 

 

Postpaid | Month to month agreement | On the Optus 3G + 4G Network

Vaya offer a range of affordable postpaid plans on the Optus Network. They were recently bought by Amaysim and have cleaned up their image since they were acquired. Customer service complaints are down and they now offer a price match guarantee ñ a unique feature in the Australian market.

With Vaya, you will get:

  • Access to the full Optus 3G and 4G network:
    Optus’ 4G network now rivals Telstra for speed and coverage. With Vaya, you can get access to the same thing.
  • Unique ‘Price match Guarantee’:
    Uniquely, Vaya will match any other price plan you can
  • The WhatPhone 2018 Best Value Plans Award:
    How could we not give Vaya the best value plans award when they will offer to match any other plan on the market?
  • Nothing you don’t need:
    Vaya plans don’t have entertainment options, data rollover, data

Vaya’s Plan Range

All talk time and SMS for use in Australia to Australian numbers. All data is for use in Australia. You can learn more about this company in our Vaya Mobile review.

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Southern Phone

 

 

 

Postpaid | Month to month + 12 month contracts | Optus 3G and 4G Plus

Southern Phone are a well known, full service phone company brand based in New South Wales with some great .

With Southern Phone you’ll get :

  • A choice of month to month or 12 month agreements:
    Unusually, Southern Phone offer access to their plans as either 12 month contracts or, month to month agreements.
  • A choice of the Telstra Mobile 3G + 4G or Optus 3G + 4G Plus network:
    Southern Phone are one of the few Australian telcos who offer their customers a choice of the Optus or Telstra Mobile network.
  • Best for bundles:
    Picking up a SIM Only plan as well as a fixed broadband connection will get you a discount.

Southern Phone Month to Month Phone Plans (All Green Plans on the Optus 3G+4G Plus Network.) 

Southern Phone 12 Months Phone Plans (All Green Plans on the Optus 3G+4G Plus Network.) 

You can find out more about this company in our dedicated Southern phone review.

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SpinTel

Postpaid | SIM Only | Month to Month Agreement | Optus 3G + 4G Plus Network

SpinTel are a postpaid provider with a one of the most useful data management features we’ve seen. With SpinTel plans your data is ‘capped’ when you reach your limit. With most other post paid phone plan providers, when you hit your limit, you’ll be charged $10 for an extra GB which is not as fair as we’d like to see.

With SpinTel you’ll get:

  • Great data pricing:
    Compare SpinTel to the best of the rest and you’ll see, at the price points they sell, SpinTel are often the best value.
  • ‘Capped plan’ data limits:
    If you want your phone service’s data to stop at a limit you set, SpinTel are the right phone company for you. So far as we know, they are the only company to offer this feature.

SpinTel plans for your mobile.

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Moose Mobile : WhatPhone 2018 ‘Best Overall’ Award Winner

Moose Mobile logoBest plans overall 2018 - Moose

 

 

 

Postpaid | SIM Only | Month to month agreement | Optus 3G + 4G Plus

Moose are a new Australian phone company which stormed on to the market in early 2017. They offer a fantastic range of plans, with huge data allowances which exceed those available from competitors. Customer feedback has been so good about the company, we had to award them the ‘Best Overall’ award as part of our 2018 review.

With Moose You’ll get:

  • Best value data inclusions:
    Starting at less than $10 per month, Moose offer consistently strong pricing, especially on their 4G data inclusions.
  • Excellent customer feedback:
    Moost stand out from the pack on customer service with phenomenal online reviews.
  • Nothing you don’t need:
    Moose keep it simple. No included streamed audio or video, these are a phone plans with nothing you don’t need.

Moose plans for your mobile

You can read more about this company in our Moose Mobile Review.

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OVO Mobile – Free Video & Radio Content

Best Entertainment plans - 2018

 

 

 

Prepaid | 30 day expiry | On the Full Optus 3G and 4G Network 

OVO’s offer a totally new way of looking at a phone company – they’re one of our best selling partners. Their plans are, pretty much on a par for data inclusions with the best in the industry. In addition to talk time, SMS and data, OVO’s plans include exclusive access to exclusive video content. All of OVO’s plans come with ‘OVO Play’ an app which lets you watch their free content on your plan. With OVO, you’ll get:

  • Free Video Content – Motorsport, Sailing, Gymnastics & Water Polo :
    OVO offer a growing list of free video and audio content. Motorsport fans might like the 400 Thunder Professional Drag Racing Series, Australian GT, Formula Drift and other petrol head live streaming. OVO Play also includes other sports like sailing and gymnastics. The price of the content is included in the monthly line rental charge you pay OVO for your prepaid plan. So, importantly: You won’t see your data balance decline while you’re watching them, the streamed content is free.
  • Free Streamed Audio:
    OVO’s plans also offer FREE radio streaming, also included in your plan offers access to the Tripple M network and other selected stations.
  • OVO for Kids:
    OVO’s plans come with the offer of free access to Parental Lock software. Buy your child the $9.95 plan from OVO and you’ll be able to monitor what they access on their phone and set times for it to turn off and turn on it’s own connection to the internet.

OVO Plans for your mobile

Picking an OVO plan is simple. All of OVO’s plans include Unlimited talk and SMS in Australia to Australian numbers plus superfast 4G data.

You can learn more about them and their unique content in our OVO review.

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Kogan Mobile – Best Value on the Vodafone Network

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Prepaid | 30 day expiry | On the Full Vodafone 3G and 4G Network 

Kogan Mobile keep it simple. They have some of the most competitive SIM Only / Prepaid plans in Australia, on the much improved Vodafone network. With their multi month recharge options, Kogan add some genuine value and choice to the market.

With Kogan, you’ll get

  • Monthly, quarterly or annual options : Do you want a single recharge payment with a 1, 3 or 12 month validity ? With Kogan, you’ll get discounts for multi-month purchases you were going to make anyway. They add the convenience of less frequent running out / topping up. And they keep the total predictability and flexibility of prepaid.

Kogan’s 30 day plan range :

Kogan’s 30 day plans all have Unlimited talk and SMS in Australia to Australian numbers. The difference is the amount of data which is included.

All talk time and SMS for use in Australia to Australian numbers. All data is for use in Australia. See all Kogan Plans including 90 day and 365 day plans. You can find out more about this company in our Kogan Mobile review.

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PAYG vs Long Expiry plans

PAYG and Long expiry plans are extremely similar in nature. Again, Long Expiry plans, typically offered as part of a prepaid range are not heavily marketed.

Long Expiry plans are used for bizarre things like having a phone number you want to keep and ‘parking’ it while you are overseas for a while. They are used by people who want to keep a phone in their glove box in order to be able to use it in case of emergency. They are used by older people who don’t want to pay for a mobile phone regularly because they can’t see the value.

The commonalities with PAYG plans are the rates for calls, usually expressed in minutes and very similar between the two plans types. Critically, the validity period, the time for which the SIM will remain active once it has been started is very long on both plans. Most of the phone companies which provide them require a minimum payment and then activate the SIM for 12 months.

 

What are your other alternatives to PAYG plans ?

Almost the entirety of the telco plan stable can be described as either prepaid or postpaid. This is made all the more complicated by terms industry insiders use which lack clear definition. For example, SIM Only plans actually comprise prepaid plans. Every prepaid plan is a SIM Only plan. Not every SIM Only plan is a prepaid plan, however.

But remember, PAYG plans are an unusual aspect of the Australian market. There are no direct equivalents. The closest, as we’ve seen is the long expiry prepaid plan. Other alternatives to PAYG plans would be used as alternatives rather than substitutes. For example, if you found you were using your phone to make a couple of calls and texts each day, our chart, above, would tell you that this level of usage was costing over $20 per month and you might like to consider an equivalent spend with Vaya, OVO or Boost Mobile who will give you a great deal more in terms of plan inclusion for that spend level.

PAYG plans are special. They represent pretty much the minimum in terms of commitment that you can make to a phone company while ensuring you get the same access to network services that everyone else does. They are hard to beat if you are one of the lucky people in the small segment they suit.

 

PAYG works well for a very small segment of people – be careful of these things

PAYG plans are a valuable component of the list of options available to those who know what they’re up to and are shopping for a plan. The ‘under the counter’ nature of the means you kind of have to know about them before you will find one.

Our major concern with PAYG is the advent of 4G data speeds and the move to smartphones. There are not many people these days who have a simple feature phone. But data isn’t the only thing to be careful of when weighing up these plans.

PAYG plans offer you the same services as other plans but, used individually, they can become expensive. Voicemail retrieval, MMSs ( 49 cents each with Amaysim! ) 19 numbers and International Calls are all inexpensive per minute but if used regularly would push you out of the people for whom PAYG plans make sense.

 

Some really ‘advanced’ stuff: Data only with PAYG voice

Telcos are in a bit of a tough spot. Data pricing has fallen 75% in the last 2 years. Voice and SMS are commoditized to the point where they are offered at rates which I would consider not far from ‘free’ (in the sense that they are included in a plan without much cost.)

As we move more and more in to the world of data plans being the primary consideration for people buying a new phone plan, the more ‘sophisticated’ phone user has a chance to consider a whole new range of plans. In this circumstance, for a confident user, PAYG voice and SMS rates on a data led plan might be worth consideration.

We’ve actually covered this concept in some depth on our data plans page. The idea is that you save money by using a data plan from a phone company. One which was designed to go in to your tablet computer or mobile broadband dongle.

By picking one of those plans which has PAYG voice rates, you can get cheap data (cheap because it was designed to appeal to tablet and dongle users, not phone users) and the same PAYG rates you would get on any other SIM for your voice and SMS needs.

This is an advanced trick. You need to be sure that you have a smartphone and you are prepared to take such an atypical path. However, it is perfectly legal and acceptable to do it. You won’t lose support if you call your phone company for assistance in getting it working. It’s just a back door in to telco that is not often used.

 

Which phone companies offer PAYG plans in Australia

We don’t feature every phone company in Australia. We have a selection and we pick and show our favourites because we believe that together, this range offers you the best deals and they short cut the time it takes for you to make the right decision. When it comes to PAYG, the list is already pretty short.

 

Best SIM Only Plans August 2018

Kogan Mobile – Best Value on the Vodafone Network

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Prepaid | 30 day expiry | On the Full Vodafone 3G and 4G Network 

Kogan Mobile keep it simple. They have some of the most competitive SIM Only / Prepaid plans in Australia, on the much improved Vodafone network. With their multi month recharge options, Kogan add some genuine value and choice to the market.

With Kogan, you’ll get

  • Monthly, quarterly or annual options : Do you want a single recharge payment with a 1, 3 or 12 month validity ? With Kogan, you’ll get discounts for multi-month purchases you were going to make anyway. They add the convenience of less frequent running out / topping up. And they keep the total predictability and flexibility of prepaid.

Kogan’s 30 day plan range :

Kogan’s 30 day plans all have Unlimited talk and SMS in Australia to Australian numbers. The difference is the amount of data which is included.

All talk time and SMS for use in Australia to Australian numbers. All data is for use in Australia. See all Kogan Plans including 90 day and 365 day plans. You can find out more about this company in our Kogan Mobile review.

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Woolworths Mobile

Postpaid | 12 month contracts | On the Telstra 3G and 4G network

Woolies are one of Australia’s most trusted brands. Now, they offer a range of 12 month SIM Only (postpaid) on the Telstra Mobile network. Many Australians visit Woolworths every week making the company’s telco offering familiar and accessible. With Woolies you’ll get

  • Access to the Telstra network from a reliable brand:
    Woolworths use part of the Telstra Mobile Network.  You can see their coverage map on their site.
  • Data bank feature:
    Woolies are one of three companies which offer a data bank feature. Whatever data you’re given, you keep – forever. (Up to a maximum of 30GB.) In our view, data banking is the fairest way a phone company can treat data.
  • Nothing you don’t need:
    Woolies are now an established telco. Their 12 month plans offer decent value and, for most people, who won’t change their phone plans more regularly than once a year anyway, Woolworths make a great ‘set and forget’ option.

Woolworths plan range

All talk time and SMS for use in Australia to Australian numbers. All data is for use in Australia. You can learn more about this company in our Woolworths Mobile review.

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Belong Mobile | Fairest For Data

Best Data Plans 2018

 

 

 

Postpaid | Month to Month agreement | On The Telstra Mobile Network 3G+4G

Belong sell access to the Telstra Mobile Network. They have a simple to understand plan structure with options on data, national ($5 extra) and international calls ($5 extra.) Belong also offer the fairest treatment of data that any phone company in Australia have. a ‘data vault’ feature. Whatever data you buy, is yours, forever. It just keeps rolling over until you use it or leave them.

With Belong, you’ll get:

  • Data Vault:
    All Belong’s Mobile plans come with ‘data vault’. When you buy your data, it just keeps rolling over until you decide to use it or leave them!
  • $5 International Calls:
    And if you want to make Unlimited International Calls (to 10 selected destinations – or to 23 selected countries’ landlines) just add $5.

Belong Plans For Your Mobile

  • Belong Mobile $10Advertisement = Unlimited calls and SMS in Oz + 1GB of data.
  • Belong Mobile $15Advertisement = Unlimited calls and SMS in Oz with unlimited international calls & text to 36 selected countries + 1GB of data.
  • Belong Mobile $25Advertisement = Unlimited calls and SMS in Oz + 5GB of data.
  • Belong Mobile $30Advertisement = Unlimited calls and SMS in Oz with unlimited international calls & text to 36 selected countries + 5GB of data.
  • Belong Mobile $40Advertisement = Unlimited calls and SMS in Oz + 15GB of data.

All talk time and SMS for use in Australia to Australian numbers. All data is for use in Australia. You can learn more about this company in our Belong Mobile review.

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Boost Mobile | Best Prepaid Data Rates On The Full Telstra Network

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Prepaid | 28 day expiry | On The Telstra Mobile Network 3G+4G

Boost Mobile are a reliable brand. They are the only phone company other than Telstra to resell the full Telstra ‘Retail’ Network. With Boost you’ll get:

  • The full Telstra Mobile Network
    Other phone companies resell part of the Telstra Mobile Network. Only Boost and Telstra plans allow you access the whole thing.
  • Free streamed audio:
    Data free streaming of Apple Music (requires subscription) on top of the data included in your plan.
  • A range that includes 7 day and 28 day plans:
    Boost offer a selection of plans including 7 and 28 day variants.
  • Recharge options from $10 to $50:
    Boost have a total of 5 recharge options for their prepaid plans, ranging between $10 and $50.

Boost Mobile Plans For Your Mobile

All talk time and SMS for use in Australia to Australian numbers. All data is for use in Australia. You can learn more about this company in our Boost Mobile review.

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Southern Phone

 

 

 

Postpaid | Month to month + 12 month contracts | Telstra Mobile Network 3G and 4G

Southern Phone are a well known, full service phone company brand based in New South Wales with some great .

With Southern Phone you’ll get :

  • A choice of month to month or 12 month agreements:
    Unusually, Southern Phone offer access to their plans as either 12 month contracts or, month to month agreements.
  • A choice of the Telstra Mobile 3G + 4G or Optus 3G + 4G Plus network:
    Southern Phone are one of the few Australian telcos who offer their customers a choice of the Optus or Telstra Mobile network.
  • Best for bundles:
    Picking up a SIM Only plan as well as a fixed broadband connection will get you a discount.

Southern Phone Month to Month Phone Plans (All Orange Plans on the Telstra Mobile Network)

Southern Phone 12 Months Phone Plans (All Orange Plans on the Telstra Mobile Network)

You can find out more about this company in our dedicated Southern phone review.

CHECK SOUTHERN PHONE SIM PLANS

 

Strong, Simple Plans & A Well Known Brand

Best for big mobile broadband bundles

 

 

 

Amaysim | Prepaid Plans | Optus Mobile Network 3G+4G

Amaysim are the 4th biggest phone company in Australia with over 1m customers. They consistently have one of the highest customer satisfaction ratings in the industry and have prepaid (28 day expiry) plan range – just select the option you want in their checkout. With Amaysim, you’ll get:

  • Strong plan range:
    Amaysim have a range starting at $10 per month and rising to $50 per month. Data inclusions are up there with the best available and, with Amaysim, things are nice and simple. You’re just buying voice calls, SMS and data. There are no optional extras.
  • New International Inclusions:
    Any plan you buy, starting at $30 per month will now include free International Calls to 12 destinations.
  • Great Customer Experience:
    Amaysim are consistently one of the best performing†phone companies when it comes to customer satisfaction.

Amaysim’s plan range:

You can find out more about this company in our Amaysim review.

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Vaya Mobile | Winner of The Best Value Plans 2018 Award

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Postpaid | Month to month agreement | On the Optus 3G + 4G Network

Vaya offer a range of affordable postpaid plans on the Optus Network. They were recently bought by Amaysim and have cleaned up their image since they were acquired. Customer service complaints are down and they now offer a price match guarantee ñ a unique feature in the Australian market.

With Vaya, you will get:

  • Access to the full Optus 3G and 4G network:
    Optus’ 4G network now rivals Telstra for speed and coverage. With Vaya, you can get access to the same thing.
  • Unique ‘Price match Guarantee’:
    Uniquely, Vaya will match any other price plan you can
  • The WhatPhone 2018 Best Value Plans Award:
    How could we not give Vaya the best value plans award when they will offer to match any other plan on the market?
  • Nothing you don’t need:
    Vaya plans don’t have entertainment options, data rollover, data

Vaya’s Plan Range

All talk time and SMS for use in Australia to Australian numbers. All data is for use in Australia. You can learn more about this company in our Vaya Mobile review.

CHECK†VAYA†SIM PLANS

 

Southern Phone

 

 

 

Postpaid | Month to month + 12 month contracts | Optus 3G and 4G Plus

Southern Phone are a well known, full service phone company brand based in New South Wales with some great .

With Southern Phone you’ll get :

  • A choice of month to month or 12 month agreements:
    Unusually, Southern Phone offer access to their plans as either 12 month contracts or, month to month agreements.
  • A choice of the Telstra Mobile 3G + 4G or Optus 3G + 4G Plus network:
    Southern Phone are one of the few Australian telcos who offer their customers a choice of the Optus or Telstra Mobile network.
  • Best for bundles:
    Picking up a SIM Only plan as well as a fixed broadband connection will get you a discount.

Southern Phone Month to Month Phone Plans (All Green Plans on the Optus 3G+4G Plus Network.) 

Southern Phone 12 Months Phone Plans (All Green Plans on the Optus 3G+4G Plus Network.) 

You can find out more about this company in our dedicated Southern phone review.

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SpinTel

Postpaid | SIM Only | Month to Month Agreement | Optus 3G + 4G Plus Network

SpinTel are a postpaid provider with a one of the most useful data management features we’ve seen. With SpinTel plans your data is ‘capped’ when you reach your limit. With most other post paid phone plan providers, when you hit your limit, you’ll be charged $10 for an extra GB which is not as fair as we’d like to see.

With SpinTel you’ll get:

  • Great data pricing:
    Compare SpinTel to the best of the rest and you’ll see, at the price points they sell, SpinTel are often the best value.
  • ‘Capped plan’ data limits:
    If you want your phone service’s data to stop at a limit you set, SpinTel are the right phone company for you. So far as we know, they are the only company to offer this feature.

SpinTel plans for your mobile.

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Moose Mobile : WhatPhone 2018 ‘Best Overall’ Award Winner

Moose Mobile logoBest plans overall 2018 - Moose

 

 

 

Postpaid | SIM Only | Month to month agreement | Optus 3G + 4G Plus

Moose are a new Australian phone company which stormed on to the market in early 2017. They offer a fantastic range of plans, with huge data allowances which exceed those available from competitors. Customer feedback has been so good about the company, we had to award them the ‘Best Overall’ award as part of our 2018 review.

With Moose You’ll get:

  • Best value data inclusions:
    Starting at less than $10 per month, Moose offer consistently strong pricing, especially on their 4G data inclusions.
  • Excellent customer feedback:
    Moost stand out from the pack on customer service with phenomenal online reviews.
  • Nothing you don’t need:
    Moose keep it simple. No included streamed audio or video, these are a phone plans with nothing you don’t need.

Moose plans for your mobile

You can read more about this company in our Moose Mobile Review.

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OVO Mobile – Free Video & Radio Content

Best Entertainment plans - 2018

 

 

 

Prepaid | 30 day expiry | On the Full Optus 3G and 4G Network 

OVO’s offer a totally new way of looking at a phone company – they’re one of our best selling partners. Their plans are, pretty much on a par for data inclusions with the best in the industry. In addition to talk time, SMS and data, OVO’s plans include exclusive access to exclusive video content. All of OVO’s plans come with ‘OVO Play’ an app which lets you watch their free content on your plan. With OVO, you’ll get:

  • Free Video Content – Motorsport, Sailing, Gymnastics & Water Polo :
    OVO offer a growing list of free video and audio content. Motorsport fans might like the 400 Thunder Professional Drag Racing Series, Australian GT, Formula Drift and other petrol head live streaming. OVO Play also includes other sports like sailing and gymnastics. The price of the content is included in the monthly line rental charge you pay OVO for your prepaid plan. So, importantly: You won’t see your data balance decline while you’re watching them, the streamed content is free.
  • Free Streamed Audio:
    OVO’s plans also offer FREE radio streaming, also included in your plan offers access to the Tripple M network and other selected stations.
  • OVO for Kids:
    OVO’s plans come with the offer of free access to Parental Lock software. Buy your child the $9.95 plan from OVO and you’ll be able to monitor what they access on their phone and set times for it to turn off and turn on it’s own connection to the internet.

OVO Plans for your mobile

Picking an OVO plan is simple. All of OVO’s plans include Unlimited talk and SMS in Australia to Australian numbers plus superfast 4G data.

You can learn more about them and their unique content in our OVO review.

CHECK  OVO MOBILE SIM PLANS

 

Vodafone:

  • Starter Pack with $30, $40 and $50 rates.
  • My Credit. Excludes premium services.
  • 365 day expiry period.
  • 20c/min for standard national calls.
  • 20c for each TXT here and overseas.
  • 2c per MB for data.
  • Standard international calls that start at 2c/min.

 

Cmobile Red PAYG:

  • 10c per minute standard national calls
  • 10c standard national TXT
  • 2c per MB data
  • A minimum annual fee of $50 applies
  • Plan includes $50 call credit with 12 months expiry period
  • $50 included call credit can be used for any call types!

 

Amaysim:

  • AS YOU GO including $5 starter credit, valid for 365 days
  • Rates What you pay with AS YOU GO, all Australia-wide
  • Standard calls (mobile & landline) = 12c/min
  • Standard SMS = 12c/SMS
  • International calls = International calling rates /Roaming rates
  • International SMS = 25c per SMS sent from Australia
  • Calls to 13 numbers = 29c/min
  • Calls to 18 numbers = Free in Australia
  • Amaysim-to-amaysim (calls & SMS) = 12c/min
  • Data = 7.2c/MB, Add extra Data
  • Standard MM = S49c/MMS
  • Voicemail12c/min
  • Flagfall = FREE
  • SIM card = FREE

 

Yomojo:

  • Voice = 11c per min
  • SMS = 9c per min
  • Data = 5c per MB data
  • International calls = 20c per minute

 

These operators, featured on WhatPhone don’t offer PAYG.

  • Lebara: None, only SIM Only plans and recharge
  • Virgin Mobile: None, only SIM Only plans and recharge
  • Bendigo: None, only SIM Only plans
  • Boost: None, no longer existing
  • TeleChoice: None, only SIM Only plans
  • Think Mobile: None, only SIM Only plans
  • OVO: None, only SIM Only plans
  • TPG: None, no longer available. – only SIM Only plans
  • Vaya: None, only SIM Only plans
  • Kogan Mobile : None, only SIM Only plans
  • Telstra: None, confirmed though their website online chat – only SIM Only plans
  • Optus: None, confirmed though their website online chat – only SIM Only plans

 

PAYG in Australia Summed Up

PAYG plans are all too rare. They can also be hard to find. It took extensive research to pull this page together and we only considered (what we consider to be the top) 16 phone companies in the country. It’s possible that the reason you and customers like you love PAYG plans so much is exactly the reason they’re so fare in Australia. PAYG plans are about the cheapest way you can connect your phone to the phone company network for a year.

PAYG plans let you receive as many calls as anyone else – free of charge. They charge extremely reasonable rates for SMS. You must absolutely not use PAYG plans to service your data needs. If you have a smartphone, for example, where data is part of your telco requirement, you should probably consider these cheap phone plans instead of paying exorbitant PAYG data rates.

Our suggestion is that you enjoy these Pay As You go phone plan rates for as long as you can. One can only speculate about the future of plans like these but when we do, at WhatPhone, we predict that they will end and end at some point soon. The SIM and management of the customer alone cost more than a low spend PAYG customer would generate for the phone company over the course of a year. Remember, PAYG customers can call the telco’s call center just as much as any other customer – and that costs the phone company real money. The SIM and delivery ( getting it to you free of charge, next business day, as most phone companies now offer ) will cost them a minimum of $5. These plans are great for users but at best must be marginally profitable for those that offer them.

As we move in to a world where 4G data speeds are superseded by 5G ( many believe that this’ll happen in 2020 ) it is hard to see that PAYG plans will continue to be produced. The whole world is addicted to data and smartphones. PAYG addresses neither.

PAYG is a niche and it won’t last forever. If you want one of these plans take it today. They’re hard to find in store so you’re better off ordering online. If you’re one of the many evacuating the soon to be defunct Telstra or Optus network, PAYG plans plus a feature phone make an exceptionally clever lifeboat. They’re affordable, they keep you connected to the phone companies networks and they are almost certainly as cheap as the plan you were using on your 2G network.