Best Prepaid Data Plans

THE BEST PREPAID DATA PLANS IN AUSTRALIA
  • The Best Prepaid Plans in Australia
  • Prepaid make up more than half of all SIMs
  • Find cheap plans with heaps of data
  • Options available on each network
  • No contracts, change to the best deal when you want to

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Recharge Optus 3G + 4G Plus
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.
Perfect for kids first mobile. Optus 3G + 4G Plus
OVO Mobile Mini $9.95

• Save 50% for each of the first 3 months. Regular price is $9.95!

• FREE Cyber Safety + Parental Control software.

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

Unlimited Standard SMS
$200 Standard calls
1GB Data
Data Free Entertainment

• Save 50% for each of the first 3 months. Regular price is $9.95!

• FREE Cyber Safety + Parental Control software.

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

$9.95 STARTER SIM COST $4.98
EXPIRY Recharge every 30 days.
Usual price $9.95
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Perfect for kids. Optus 3G + 4G Plus
OVO Mobile Small $19.95

• Save 50% for each of the first 3 months. Regular price is $19.95!

• FREE Cyber Safety + Parental Control software.

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

Unlimited Standard SMS
$500 Standard calls
2GB Data
Data Free Entertainment

• Save 50% for each of the first 3 months. Regular price is $19.95!

• FREE Cyber Safety + Parental Control software.

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

$19.95 STARTER SIM COST $9.98
EXPIRY Recharge every 30 days.
Usual price $19.95
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Optus 4G Plus
Yomojo Unlimited Prepaid $15.90

• Free delivery!

Unlimited Standard SMS
UnlimitedStandard calls
2GB Data

• Free delivery!

STARTER SIM COST $15.90
EXPIRY Recharge every 30 days.
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Money Magazine 2017 winner. Optus 3G + 4G Plus
OVO Mobile Large $34.95

• With 300 international minutes.

• Save 50% for each of the first 3 months. Regular price is $34.95!

• FREE Cyber Safety + Parental Control software.

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

Unlimited Standard SMS
UnlimitedStandard calls
10GB Data
Data Free Entertainment

• With 300 international minutes.

• Save 50% for each of the first 3 months. Regular price is $34.95!

• FREE Cyber Safety + Parental Control software.

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

$34.95 STARTER SIM COST $17.48
EXPIRY Recharge every 30 days.
Usual price $34.95
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For the big data users. Optus 3G + 4G Plus
OVO Mobile Extra Large $49.95

• With 500 international minutes.

• Save 50% for each of the first 3 months. Regular price is $49.95!

• FREE Cyber Safety + Parental Control software.

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

Unlimited Standard SMS
UnlimitedStandard calls
19GB Data
Data Free Entertainment

• With 500 international minutes.

• Save 50% for each of the first 3 months. Regular price is $49.95!

• FREE Cyber Safety + Parental Control software.

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

$49.95 STARTER SIM COST $24.98
EXPIRY Recharge every 30 days.
Usual price $49.95
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Optus 4G Plus
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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Optus 3G
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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Optus 3G
Yomojo Unlimited Prepaid $89.90

• Free delivery!

Unlimited Standard SMS
UnlimitedStandard calls
90GB Data

• Free delivery!

STARTER SIM COST $89.90
EXPIRY Recharge every 30 days.
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Great value plan. Vodafone 3G + 4G
Kogan EXTRA LARGE $49.90

• Save 90% for new costumers only. Regular price is $49.90.

• Customer support delivered or Kogan by Vodafone.

• Free delivery!

Unlimited Standard SMS
UnlimitedStandard calls
23GB Data

• Save 90% for new costumers only. Regular price is $49.90.

• Customer support delivered or Kogan by Vodafone.

• Free delivery!

$49.90 STARTER SIM COST $4.90
EXPIRY Recharge every 30 days.
Usual price $49.90
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Optus 4G Plus
Yomojo Kids Prepaid $9.90

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

• Free delivery!

Unlimited Standard SMS
200 minsStandard calls
1GB Data

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

• Free delivery!

STARTER SIM COST $9.90
EXPIRY Recharge every 30 days.
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Great value plan. Vodafone 3G + 4G
Lebara Large Plan Starter $39.90

• Save $30. Offer ends 26.6.18.

• Unlimited international calls to 12 selected countries.

• Plus $10 which can be used for over 100 minutes International calling to selected destinations.

• Free delivery!

Unlimited Standard SMS
UnlimitedStandard calls
10GB Data

• Save $30. Offer ends 26.6.18.

• Unlimited international calls to 12 selected countries.

• Plus $10 which can be used for over 100 minutes International calling to selected destinations.

• Free delivery!

$39.90 STARTER SIM COST $9.90
EXPIRY Recharge every 30 days.
Usual price is $39.90
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Optus 3G + 4G Plus
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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Optus 3G + 4G Plus
Coles Mobile Prepaid $10.00

• Buy in store.

Unlimited Standard SMS
UnlimitedStandard calls
1GB Data

• Buy in store.

STARTER SIM COST $10.00
EXPIRY Recharge every 10 days.
No direct link.
Vodafone 3G + 4G
Vodafone Recharge Talk Combo $10.00

• 100MB bonus data in Oz when you recharge with a credit card online. T&C apply.

Unlimited Standard SMS
UnlimitedStandard calls
1GB Data

• 100MB bonus data in Oz when you recharge with a credit card online. T&C apply.

RECHARGE COST $10.00
EXPIRY 7 days
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Vodafone 3G + 4G
Vodafone Recharge 365 Plus $10.00

• Free delivery!

20c Standard SMS
20c per text
20cStandard calls
20c per min
20c per MB Data

• Free delivery!

RECHARGE COST $10.00
EXPIRY 365 days
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Vodafone 3G + 4G
Kogan SMALL $16.90

• Customer support delivered or Kogan by Vodafone.

• Free delivery!

Unlimited Standard SMS
UnlimitedStandard calls
2GB Data

• Customer support delivered or Kogan by Vodafone.

• Free delivery!

STARTER SIM COST $16.90
EXPIRY Recharge every 30 days.
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Telstra 4G Network
Boost Prepaid $20.00

• Roll over unused data to your next recharge.

• 4G on the FULL Telstra Mobile Network.

• Data Free Music streaming of Apple Music.

Unlimited Standard SMS
UnlimitedStandard calls
2.5GB Data
Data Free Entertainment

• Roll over unused data to your next recharge.

• 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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Optus 3G + 4G Plus
Coles Mobile Prepaid $20.00

• Buy in store.

Unlimited Standard SMS
UnlimitedStandard calls
3GB Data

• Buy in store.

STARTER SIM COST $20.00
EXPIRY Recharge every 35 days.
No direct link.
Vodafone 3G + 4G
Vodafone Recharge Talk Combo $20.00

• 250MB bonus data in Oz when you recharge with a credit card online. T&C apply.

Unlimited Standard SMS
UnlimitedStandard calls
2GB Data

• 250MB bonus data in Oz when you recharge with a credit card online. T&C apply.

RECHARGE COST $20.00
EXPIRY 14 days
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Vodafone 3G + 4G
Vodafone Recharge 365 Plus $20.00

• Free delivery!

Unlimited Standard SMS
20c per min and 20c per text
-Standard calls
2c per MB Data

• Free delivery!

RECHARGE COST $20.00
EXPIRY 365 days
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Vodafone 3G + 4G
Lebara Small Plan Starter $24.90

• Free delivery!

Unlimited Standard SMS
UnlimitedStandard calls
3.5GB Data

• Free delivery!

STARTER SIM COST $24.90
EXPIRY Recharge every 30 days.
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Vodafone 3G + 4G
Vodafone Prepaid Data Combo $50.00

• Get double data - 24GB! Opt in via SMS by 05.6.18 to get double data and your next two recharges until 18.9.19. T&C apply. Half price $50 Data Combo Starter Pack -now $25. Offer ends 07.06.18

Unlimited Standard SMS
UnlimitedStandard calls
24GB Data

• Get double data - 24GB! Opt in via SMS by 05.6.18 to get double data and your next two recharges until 18.9.19. T&C apply. Half price $50 Data Combo Starter Pack -now $25. Offer ends 07.06.18

StARTER SIM COST $25.00
EXPIRY 35 days
Usual price is $50.00
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Vodafone 3G + 4G
Vodafone Prepaid Talk Combo $50.00

• Get double data - 18GB! Opt in via SMS by 05.6.18 to get double data and your next two recharges until 18.9.19. T&C apply. Half price $50 Data Combo Starter Pack -now $25. Offer ends 07.06.18

• With 90 min international calling to 58 selected countries and 1000 min to 15 selected countries.

Unlimited Standard SMS
UnlimitedStandard calls
18GB Data

• Get double data - 18GB! Opt in via SMS by 05.6.18 to get double data and your next two recharges until 18.9.19. T&C apply. Half price $50 Data Combo Starter Pack -now $25. Offer ends 07.06.18

• With 90 min international calling to 58 selected countries and 1000 min to 15 selected countries.

STARTER SIM COST $25.00
EXPIRY 35 days
Usual price is $50.00
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Vodafone 3G + 4G
Lebara Medium Plan Starter $29.90

• Unlimited international calls to 12 selected countries including India.

• Plus $5 which can be used for over 100 minutes international calling to selected destinations

• Free delivery!

Unlimited Standard SMS
UnlimitedStandard calls
5GB Data

• Unlimited international calls to 12 selected countries including India.

• Plus $5 which can be used for over 100 minutes international calling to selected destinations

• Free delivery!

STARTER SIM COST $29.90
EXPIRY Recharge every 30 days.
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Telstra 4G Network
Boost Prepaid $30.00

• Roll over unused data to your next recharge.

• 4G on the FULL Telstra Mobile Network.

• Data Free Music streaming of Apple Music.

Unlimited Standard SMS
UnlimitedStandard calls
5GB Data
Data Free Entertainment

• Roll over unused data to your next recharge.

• 4G on the FULL Telstra Mobile Network.

• Data Free Music streaming of Apple Music.

STARTER SIM COST $30.00
EXPIRY Recharge every 28 days.
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Optus 3G + 4G Plus
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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Vodafone 3G + 4G
Vodafone Prepaid Data Combo $30.00

• Get triple data - 9GB! Opt in via SMS by 05.6.18 to get triple data and your next two recharges until 18.9.19. T&C apply.

Unlimited Standard SMS
UnlimitedStandard calls
9GB Data

• Get triple data - 9GB! Opt in via SMS by 05.6.18 to get triple data and your next two recharges until 18.9.19. T&C apply.

STARTER SIM COST $30.00
EXPIRY 28 days
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Vodafone 3G + 4G
Vodafone Prepaid Talk Combo $30.00

• Get triple data - 9GB. Opt in via SMS by 05.6.18 to get triple data and your next two recharges until 18.9.19. T&C apply.

Unlimited Standard SMS
UnlimitedStandard calls
9GB Data

• Get triple data - 9GB. Opt in via SMS by 05.6.18 to get triple data and your next two recharges until 18.9.19. T&C apply.

STARTER SIM COST $30.00
EXPIRY 28 days
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Vodafone 3G + 4G
Vodafone Prepaid 365 Plus $30.00

• Free delivery!

20c Standard SMS
20c per min and 20c per text
-Standard calls
2c per MB Data

• Free delivery!

STARTER SIM COST $30.00
EXPIRY 365 days
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Telstra 4G Mobile Network
Telstra Pre-Paid Extra $30.00

• $5 Extra Credit for international call and SMS. Bank up to 50 GB Data__when you recharge before expiry.

Unlimited Standard SMS
UnlimitedStandard calls
2.5GB Data

• $5 Extra Credit for international call and SMS. Bank up to 50 GB Data__when you recharge before expiry.

RECHARGE COST $30.00
EXPIRY 28 days
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Optus 3G + 4G Plus
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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Optus 3G + 4G Plus
Coles Mobile Prepaid $40.00

• Buy in store.

Unlimited Standard SMS
UnlimitedStandard calls
10GB Data

• Buy in store.

STARTER SIM COST $40.00
EXPIRY Recharge every 35 days.
No direct link.
Vodafone 3G + 4G
Vodafone Prepaid Data Combo $40.00

• Get double data - 18GB! Opt in via SMS by 05.6.18 to get double data and your next two recharges until 18.9.19. T&C apply.

Unlimited Standard SMS
UnlimitedStandard calls
18GB Data

• Get double data - 18GB! Opt in via SMS by 05.6.18 to get double data and your next two recharges until 18.9.19. T&C apply.

STARTER SIM COST $40.00
EXPIRY 35 days
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Vodafone 3G + 4G
Vodafone Prepaid Talk Combo $40.00

• Get double data - 12GB! Opt in via SMS by 05.6.18 to get double data and your next two recharges until 18.9.19. T&C apply.

• With 90 min international calling to 58 selected countries and 1000 min to 15 selected countries.

Unlimited Standard SMS
UnlimitedStandard calls
12GB Data

• Get double data - 12GB! Opt in via SMS by 05.6.18 to get double data and your next two recharges until 18.9.19. T&C apply.

• With 90 min international calling to 58 selected countries and 1000 min to 15 selected countries.

STARTER SIM COST $40.00
EXPIRY 35 days
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Vodafone 3G + 4G
Vodafone Prepaid 365 Plus $40.00

• Free delivery!

20c Standard SMS
20c per text
20cStandard calls
20c per min
2c per MB Data

• Free delivery!

STARTER SIM COST $40.00
EXPIRY 365 days
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Telstra 4G Mobile Network
Telstra Pre-Paid Extra $40.00

• Get Double Data Bonus. Offer ends 2.7.18. $10 Extra Credit for international call and SMS. Bank up to 50 GB Data__when you recharge before expiry.

Unlimited Standard SMS
UnlimitedStandard calls
10GB (5GB + 5GB Bonus) Data

• Get Double Data Bonus. Offer ends 2.7.18. $10 Extra Credit for international call and SMS. Bank up to 50 GB Data__when you recharge before expiry.

RECHARGE COST $40.00
EXPIRY 28 days
No direct link.
Vodafone 3G + 4G
Kogan SMALL $46.90

• Customer support delivered or Kogan by Vodafone.

• Free delivery!

Unlimited Standard SMS
UnlimitedStandard calls
2GB every 30 days Data

• Customer support delivered or Kogan by Vodafone.

• Free delivery!

STARTER SIM COST $46.90
EXPIRY Recharge every 90 days.
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Vodafone 3G + 4G
Lebara Extra Large Plan Starter $49.90

• Unlimited international calls to 50 selected countries.

• Plus $10 which can be used for over 100 minutes international calling to selected destinations

• Free delivery!

Unlimited Standard SMS
UnlimitedStandard calls
15GB Data

• Unlimited international calls to 50 selected countries.

• Plus $10 which can be used for over 100 minutes international calling to selected destinations

• Free delivery!

STARTER SIM COST $49.90
EXPIRY Recharge every 30 days.
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Telstra 4G Network
Boost Prepaid $50.00

• Roll over unused data to your next recharge.

• 4G on the FULL Telstra Mobile Network.

• Data Free Music streaming of Apple Music.

Unlimited Standard SMS
UnlimitedStandard calls
20GB Data
Data Free Entertainment

• Roll over unused data to your next recharge.

• 4G on the FULL Telstra Mobile Network.

• Data Free Music streaming of Apple Music.

RECHARGE COST $50.00
EXPIRY Recharge every 28 days.
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Optus 3G + 4G Plus
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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Vodafone 3G + 4G
Vodafone Prepaid 365 Plus $50.00

• Free delivery!

20c Standard SMS
20c per text
20cStandard calls
20c per min
2c per MB Data

• Free delivery!

STARTER SIM COST $50.00
EXPIRY 365 days
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Telstra 4G Mobile Network
Telstra Pre-Paid Extra $50.00

• Get Double Data Bonus. Offer ends 2.7.18. $15 Extra Credit for international call and SMS. Bank up to 50 GB Data__when you recharge before expiry.

Unlimited Standard SMS
UnlimitedStandard calls
15GB (7.5GB + 7.5GB Bonus) Data

• Get Double Data Bonus. Offer ends 2.7.18. $15 Extra Credit for international call and SMS. Bank up to 50 GB Data__when you recharge before expiry.

RECHARGE COST $50.00
EXPIRY 28 days
No direct link.
Vodafone 3G + 4G
Vodafone Recharge Data Combo $60.00

• Heaps of data!

- Standard SMS
Unlimited standard calls and SMS in Oz
-Standard calls
15GB Data

• Heaps of data!

RECHARGE COST $60.00
EXPIRY 35 days
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Vodafone 3G + 4G
Vodafone Recharge Talk Combo $60.00

• Free delivery!

- Standard SMS
Unlimited standard calls and SMS in Oz plus 120 min to 58 selected countries and 1000 min to 25 selected countries.
-Standard calls
12GB Data

• Free delivery!

RECHARGE COST $60.00
EXPIRY 35 days
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Telstra 4G Mobile Network
$Telstra Pre-Paid Extra $60.00

• Get Double Data Bonus. Offer ends 2.7.18. $20 Extra Credit for international call and SMS. Bank up to 50 GB Data__when you recharge before expiry.

Unlimited Standard SMS
UnlimitedStandard calls
20GB (10GB + 10GB Bonus) Data

• Get Double Data Bonus. Offer ends 2.7.18. $20 Extra Credit for international call and SMS. Bank up to 50 GB Data__when you recharge before expiry.

RECHARGE COST $60.00
EXPIRY 28 days
No direct link.
Vodafone 3G + 4G
Kogan MEDIUM $79.90

• Customer support delivered or Kogan by Vodafone.

• Free delivery!

Unlimited Standard SMS
UnlimitedStandard calls
6GB every 30 days Data

• Customer support delivered or Kogan by Vodafone.

• Free delivery!

STARTER SIM COST $79.90
EXPIRY Recharge every 90 days.
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Vodafone 3G + 4G
Kogan LARGE $99.90

• Customer support delivered or Kogan by Vodafone.

• Free delivery!

Unlimited Standard SMS
UnlimitedStandard calls
16GB every 30 days Data

• Customer support delivered or Kogan by Vodafone.

• Free delivery!

STARTER SIM COST $99.90
EXPIRY Recharge every 90 days.
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Vodafone 3G + 4G
Kogan SMALL $179.90

• 15% OFF - save $27.80! Regular price is $179.90. Offer ends 30.6.18.

• Customer support delivered or Kogan by Vodafone.

• Free delivery!

Unlimited Standard SMS
UnlimitedStandard calls
2GB every 30 days Data

• 15% OFF - save $27.80! Regular price is $179.90. Offer ends 30.6.18.

• Customer support delivered or Kogan by Vodafone.

• Free delivery!

$179.90 STARTER SIM COST $152.10
EXPIRY Recharge every 365 days.
Usual price $179.90
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Vodafone 3G + 4G
Lebara Medium Plan $160.00

• Unlimited international calls to 12 selected countries.

• Plus $5 which can be used for over 100 minutes international calling to selected destinations every 30 days.

• Free delivery!

Unlimited Standard SMS
UnlimitedStandard calls
5GB Data

• Unlimited international calls to 12 selected countries.

• Plus $5 which can be used for over 100 minutes international calling to selected destinations every 30 days.

• Free delivery!

STARTER SIM COST $160.00
EXPIRY Recharge every 180 days.
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Optus 3G + 4G Plus
Coles Mobile Prepaid $180.00

• 42GB = (36GB + 6GB bonus) data

• Buy in store.

Unlimited Standard SMS
UnlimitedStandard calls
42GB Data

• 42GB = (36GB + 6GB bonus) data

• Buy in store.

STARTER SIM COST $180.00
EXPIRY Recharge every 365 days.
No direct link.
Vodafone 3G + 4G
Kogan MEDIUM $299.90

• 25% OFF - save $76! Regular price is $299.90. Offer ends 30.6.18.

• Customer support delivered or Kogan by Vodafone.

• Free delivery!

Unlimited Standard SMS
UnlimitedStandard calls
6GB every 30 days Data

• 25% OFF - save $76! Regular price is $299.90. Offer ends 30.6.18.

• Customer support delivered or Kogan by Vodafone.

• Free delivery!

$299.90 STARTER SIM COST $223.90
EXPIRY Recharge every 365 days.
Usual price $299.90
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Vodafone 3G + 4G
Lebara Large Plan $225.00

• Unlimited international calls to 18 selected countries.

• Plus $10 which can be used for over 100 minutes international calling to selected destinations every 30 days.

• Free delivery!

Unlimited Standard SMS
UnlimitedStandard calls
16GB Data

• Unlimited international calls to 18 selected countries.

• Plus $10 which can be used for over 100 minutes international calling to selected destinations every 30 days.

• Free delivery!

STARTER SIM COST $225.00
EXPIRY Recharge every 180 days.
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Vodafone 3G + 4G
Kogan LARGE $399.90

• 35% OFF - save $145.60! Regular price is $399.90. Offer ends 30.5.18.

• Customer support delivered or Kogan by Vodafone.

• Free delivery!

Unlimited Standard SMS
UnlimitedStandard calls
16GB every 30 days Data

• 35% OFF - save $145.60! Regular price is $399.90. Offer ends 30.5.18.

• Customer support delivered or Kogan by Vodafone.

• Free delivery!

$399.90 STARTER SIM COST $254.30
EXPIRY Recharge every 365 days.
Usual price $399.90
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Vodafone 3G + 4G
Lebara Medium Plan $300.00

• Unlimited international calls to 12 selected countries.

• Plus $5 which can be used for over 100 minutes international calling to selected destinations every 30 days.

• Free delivery!

Unlimited Standard SMS
UnlimitedStandard calls
5GB Data

• Unlimited international calls to 12 selected countries.

• Plus $5 which can be used for over 100 minutes international calling to selected destinations every 30 days.

• Free delivery!

STARTER SIM COST $300.00
EXPIRY Recharge every 360 days.
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Vodafone 3G + 4G
Lebara Large Plan $420.00

• Unlimited international calls to 15 selected countries.

• Plus $10 which can be used for over 100 minutes international calling to selected destinations every 30 days.

• Free delivery!

Unlimited Standard SMS
UnlimitedStandard calls
16GB Data

• Unlimited international calls to 15 selected countries.

• Plus $10 which can be used for over 100 minutes international calling to selected destinations every 30 days.

• Free delivery!

STARTER SIM COST $420.00
EXPIRY Recharge every 360 days.
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Great value plan. Telstra 4G Network
Boost Prepaid $10.00

• Roll over unused data to your next recharge.

• 4G on the FULL Telstra Mobile Network.

• Data Free Music streaming of Apple Music.

Unlimited Standard SMS
UnlimitedStandard calls
1GB Data
Data Free Entertainment

• Roll over unused data to your next recharge.

• 4G on the FULL Telstra Mobile Network.

• Data Free Music streaming of Apple Music.

STARTER SIM COST $10.00
EXPIRY Recharge every 7 days.
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Optus 3G + 4G Plus
Optus My Prepaid Long Expiry $10.00

• My Credit rollover up to $500 when you recharge before expiry.

20c Standard SMS
20c per standard national SMS (160 characters) and MMS.
20cStandard calls
20c per minute for standard national calls (charged per min).
5c per MB. Charged per KB Data
5c per MB. Charged per KB

• My Credit rollover up to $500 when you recharge before expiry.

STARTER SIM COST $10.00
EXPIRY 45 days on $10 recharges.
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All for use in Australia. Fair Go Policy applies.
Optus 3G + 4G Plus
Optus SIM Starter Kit $10.00

• 15GB (standard 500MB + bonus data) when you activate on Prepaid Ultimate Plus by 03/06/18. Data will rollover up to 10GB when you recharge before expiry.

Unlimited Standard SMS
Unlimited standard national SMS and MMS.
Up to 100minsStandard calls
Up to 100 mins (charged per min) of standard national calls.
15GB Data
Data will roll over up to 10GB when you recharge before expiry. Streaming data does not roll over.

• 15GB (standard 500MB + bonus data) when you activate on Prepaid Ultimate Plus by 03/06/18. Data will rollover up to 10GB when you recharge before expiry.

STARTER SIM COST $10.00
EXPIRY 7 days
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Optus Prepaid Ultimate Plus $30.00

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Optus Prepaid Ultimate Plus $40.00

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• Unlimited standard international calls to 15 selected destinations. Full terms at optus.com.au/prepaidint

• Rollover up to 10GB of data when you recharge before expiry. Streaming data does not roll over.

Unlimited Standard SMS
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• Unlimited standard international calls to 15 selected destinations. Full terms at optus.com.au/prepaidint

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• Unlimited standard international calls to 15 selected destinations (plus 5 bonus destinations until 3 June 2018). Full terms at optus.com.au/prepaidint

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• Unlimited standard international calls to 15 selected destinations (plus 5 bonus destinations until 3 June 2018). Full terms at optus.com.au/prepaidint

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Common questions about Prepaid Data Plans

How much is a lot of data ?

Individual needs vary. Typically, a plan with more than 2GB ( approximate Australian Average usage ) can be thought of as having a ‘lot’ of data.

The bigger your phone’s screen, the faster your network connection and the more video you watch on your phone, the more data you’ll need.

If you need help figuring out your usage check out our ‘How much data do I need?’ article.

Some plans have ‘zero rated’ or ‘data free’ inclusions. What does that mean?

Many plans have included data which is not charged for by the phone company. Many Optus plans, for example, have ‘data free streaming’ when you use the Optus app. Other examples include OVO Mobile’s streamed video and Telstra’s sports content.

Incredibly, this plan feature does exactly what you think it does. When you use the entertainment services provided by these companies, even if it’s video, the data you use will not come from your monthly bundle allocation. For example, if your phone plan has 6GB of included data and you watch 2GB of ‘data free’ streamed video, you will still have your 6GB of data to use for other things.

In the industry, this term is often called ‘zero rating’. You can find out more on this subject in our article dedicated to ‘zero rated data’.

Where can I find out more about plans with a lot of data which ALSO offer free streamed audio ?

Phone companies including Optus (their prepaid range) and OVO Mobile now offer plans which include free streamed audio. You can find our more about streamed audio and other phone plan entertainment offerings in our dedicated article.

Who has the best value data inclusions in their plans ?

A number of providers offer great data inclusions in their plans. You can see the best on this page.

Yomojo Mobile, an Optus network reseller, offer the best data inclusions across their range in our view. They won our 2017 award for ‘Best Data’.

I want a data plan for my Mobile Broadband Dongle or Tablet.

We explain all about these data plans in the article below. Or you can visit our page dedicated to Mobile Broadband and Tablet Plans

Why get a Prepaid Data Plan?

Best Prepaid Data Plans in Australia 2018

When people search for information on the Best Prepaid Data Plans, there are two possible interpretations of what they mean. We cover both on this page :

  • The most common meaning :
    A prepaid plan, for a phone, with ‘a lot’ of data.
  • Second most common :
    A prepaid plan which is data only, used in a tablet computer or as a ‘mobile broadband’ service.

 

Want the best prepaid data in Australia ? Start here :

First and most obviously, in a world where people want to use a lot of data in their smartphone but don’t want to get ‘stung’ with extra charges, prepaid plans have an extremely useful feature. When the data in a prepaid plan runs out, the service will stop. At that point, the plan’s user has to make a conscious decision to recharge ( add more value by spending some money with the phone company, potentially on data. ) This single ‘plan feature’ means prepaid plans help users avoid bill shock better than the alternatives.

Additionally, prepaid plans have to have a lot of data included in them. This is especially true for lower spend levels (of $30 and under) the nature of prepaid plans is that users are not tied in to contracts. The freedom this gives them to change plan and provider (even every month if they so wish) means people move between providers and plans more often when they have a prepaid service.

Phone companies, therefore, have to keep adding extra data over time. Our analysis shows that they (phone companies) tend to double the data inclusions their plans offer every 6 – 12 months. Prepaid plan, then, often include more data than their postpaid counterparts.

The ever increasing data in prepaid plans over time is important because of the way it overlaps with user behaviour. According to Cisco, data usage on mobile phones is increasing at around 80% a year in our region. As phone screens get bigger, connection speeds get faster and we become increasingly reliant on the internet, provided to us by our phones, to solve the problems we face every day, our requirements for data in plans continues to grow.

By choosing a prepaid plan, not only do you get the data you need now but you create a structure which gives you the best chance of getting more data as soon as it arrives, down the line.

( Note, if you have a balance on your prepaid account and use all your data up, you may be charged out of bundle rates. We suggest you do not leave credit on your account to avoid the potential overage. )

 

Whether you’re after a prepaid plan for your phone or a mobile broadband connection … ?

Whether you want a SIM for your phone or laptop, here’s how to pick your data laden prepaid plan :

  • 1. Step 1 – what type of user are you ?
    Check your existing phone bill to find out how much data your current plan has and the proportion of it you’re using. If you’re shopping around, you probably want more for the same price or less. The (usually electronic) statement your telco sends you is the best place to source your need. You can find out more about establishing your data requirements in our ‘How much data do I need’ article.
  • 2. Step 2 : Look at the key differences :
    As you will see from our detailed analysis, below, it’s now extremely easy to compare the best prepaid plans with a lot of data. Consider our ‘Best of the best’ providers, below. Pricing is now offered all per kB ( if you don’t know what that means, trust me, it’s a good thing. ) Any prepaid plan with a lot of data has unlimited calls and SMS. They also all have 30 day recharge windows. That makes comparison extremely easy. It’s just what you’d expect. You’re looking for the largest number of ‘GB’ of data you can find. Everything else is the same.
  • 3. Step 3 : Treat it like you’re running a car :
    As we’ve said, one of the key features of prepaid is that you can change plan or provider when you want to. Our advice is ‘don’t settle!’. Take the plan now, sure. But check again in a few months. We suggest to you that you will be surprised  at the additional data you get for your money in a few months.

 

Our view : The best data prepaid plans in Australia

Here’s our table of what we think are the best of the best prepaid plans out there with lots of data. You will see that when you get in to the detail, (below) there is a slew of options and plan inclusions. That can make it daunting to compare what’s on offer.

Just want a lot of data ? Here are the prepaid providers we think represent the best of the best for data. All of these providers have a self service app which will assist you in monitoring and managing your data usage through your phone.

  • Optus $2 Days :
    A personal favorite prepaid plan, with an incredible amount of data (up to 15GB per month) included in it is  Optus $2 Days. Uniquely, Optus $2 plan can be used one day and turned off the next. You only get charged $2 per day you use the service. On the days you do use the service, you will get up to 500 MB of 4G data for $2. If you go over the 500MB in one day, you’ll be charged another $2 and offered another 500MB.
  • Kogan Mobile :
    Kogan Mobile use the Vodafone 4G network. Their plans include substantial data allowances. If you buy 3 months or 12 months’ worth in advance, you will secure a discount on the 30 day monthly rate.
  • Yomojo :
    Yomojo’s plans won the WhatPhone ‘Best for data 2017’ award. Simply, Yomojo offer the best data pricing across their range of any Australian operator.

Some people want a lot of data in their prepaid plan AND other features, too. Sport, music and international calls are common examples. Here are the best phone plans with big data allowances and these extras.

  • Optus prepaid :
    Optus have been innovating in their prepaid plans. Their prepaid plans now offer data free music streaming baked in to the plan. What that means is that if you have a Spotify, Pandora, iHeartRadio or Google Play Music account, you can listen to it through the Optus app, without running up data charges. Optus’ prepaid plans are surprisingly competitive when it comes to data for a big telco. Add in the fact that users can save between 1GB & 3GB a month depending on how much they listen to these internet music facilities and you’ll see why Optus makes sense for those with one of these music streaming accounts.
  • Telstra prepaid :
    Not to be outdone by Optus, Telstra, too, have included some special value in their plans. Again, using their app, Telstra prepaid users can pick from a small range of sports to watch data free on their device. If you like the NRL or AFL and can see yourself watching games on your phone then Telstra prepaid could very well be the right plan suite for you.
  • Lebara Mobile :
    Some people want a lot of data in their prepaid plan AND the facility to make International calls. Lebara’s pricing for international calls stands out as best in class value. Their data inclusions are not quite as good as the others on this page but the international call aspect of their service gives them the an advantage for people looking to kill two birds with one stone.
  • OVO Mobile :
    OVO Mobile also offer prepaid plans with generous data allowances. But their prepaid plans come with unlimited data free access to a number of sports. Check out the OVO Mobile review for details.

 

Things you need to know about prepaid data plans

  • Prepaid is a range :
    As we cover on our standard prepaid plans page which goes in to some detail on the subject, the term ‘prepaid’ is often misunderstood. Prepaid is not a single plan type, it’s a range. You will find the biggest data allowances on the ‘hero’ (most prominently featured) plans from each phone company.
  • Almost all of the plans you will see now have unlimited voice and SMS in Australia :
    Plans with big data allowaces start, typically, above the $30 per month level. You will almost certainly get unlimited voice and SMS in Australia for that sort of spend, whichever phone company you choose. As you will see below, this is one factor which makes comparing plans much easier than it’s been in the past.
  • You do not need to pass a credit check :
    With a prepaid plan, you pay before you use the service. That means no credit is required and therefore no credit check is needed. Signing up to a prepaid plan is easier than signing up to a postpaid equivalent.
  • What ‘zero rating’ is :
    Zero rating or ‘data free streaming’ of some entertainment services within your phone plan is a relatively new phenomenon for Australia. We’ve covered the benefits to the user (you) above. If you’d like more detail on what ‘zero rating’ is, check out our article.

 

Comparing plans is easy these days

Here are the factors you should compare when weighing up the prepaid plans with decent data allowances :

Best of the best prepaid data plan provider

Per kB charging ?

Automatically pass on price reductions to existing customers ?

Recharge

Smartphone based Self Service App

Value for money
YomojoYesNo

30 days

Yes5
OVOYesYes

30 days

No4
KoganYesNo

30 days

Yes3
OptusYesNo

28 days (hero prepaid plan suite)

Yes4
LebaraYesNo

30 days

No3

 

  • The best prepaid plan providers all offer kB rounding :
    The way data is charged to your account is beyond the technical interest of most people. It can, however, impact the value you get from the data you buy, a great deal. The industry standard now is per kB charging, after an effectively delivered public outcry a couple of years ago to a Vodafone change which moved customers to per MB charging. Without going in to too much detail, the results are pretty clear. Per kB charging is best and, anecdotal accounts I have heard suggest per kB charging can give you up to twice as much data as a per MB charged plan. The fact the phone companies we recommend all offer this prepaid plan feature means it’s easy to compare like for like data inclusions.
  • Only OVO automatically pass on price reductions?
    OVO Mobile are a relatively new prepaid SIM provider which is doing extremely well. Part of their success is due to a plan features which is unique to them. OVO are the only telco in Australia which pass on price reductions to their customer without being asked to. When they reduce their pricing – or increase the data allowance for the plan you’re on, you will get the benefit without doing anything.
  • Your recharge validity period :
    If you’re getting a prepaid plan, knowing whether it’s valid for 28 days or 30 days can make a small but worthwhile difference in the value of the plan you’re picking up. Obviously, if the plan has 28 day validity, every year and a bit, you’ll have to buy one more recharge than if your plan had a 30 day recharge validity. Again, the best of the best have all settled on 30 days so comparing apples with apples is easy if you stick to the plans we recommend on this page.
  • The network you will have access to :
    There are 4 networks to consider here. Optus and Vodafone both have 3G / 4G networks with which most people are familiar. Then there’s Telstra which covers a lot more ground but offers 4G to pretty much the same proportion of Austalians as Optus or Vodafone. Telstra also ‘resell’ their network to smaller phone companies. Telstra are the only telco who do not resell their entire network. What you’ll get from the Telstra resellers are coverage footprints which are on a par with Optus’ and Vodafone’s.
  • How easy it is to manage your service ( Do they have a self service app ) :
    Every telco these days offers you an internet interface for your plan management. It’s usually a far more convenient way of keeping up to date with your account – especially the data utilization element of it – than calling in to their customer care line. Most phone companies have a self service app which is even more convenient for those who have a smartphone. Since it’s people who have a smartphone that need to manage their data more closely, picking a telco which offers not just prepaid plans with a lot of data but also a self service app is something to be aware of.
  • Value for money :
    Of course, the cost of the plan is a key comparison characteristic.

 

JUST Prepaid data plans in Australia

If you just want to compare prepaid data plans, you may be shopping for a ‘Mobile Broadband’ SIM ? As we said at the beginning, one key demand for prepaid plans with a lot of data comes from the ever increasing number of people who have a SIM, often a second SIM ( in addition to their phone SIM ) for a tablet computer or mobile broadband connection.

  • Plans with massive data inclusions :
    Phone / SIM providers including Optus, Yomojo and OVO have started offering data inclusions over 50GB per month on some of their prepaid plans. These plans are designed to substitute for home broadband connections. In time we’ve seen the pricing of mobile broadband and fixed line ( home ) broadband come closer every few months.
  • Mobile broadband plans often have no voice inclusion :
    Most prepaid plans with data inclusions over the 50GB level have no voice included. Choose these plans only if you want to put the SIM in a tablet or dongle.

 

Possible pitfalls with prepaid plans that have a lot of data

When you’re using your service, try and watch out for these things

  • The overlap :
    We’ve talked about prepaid plans with a lot of data for either your phone or your tablet / mobile broadband dongle on this table. The overlap between them is called ‘Hotspotting’. Hotspotting is a facility offered by most smartphones which allows you to turn them in to a mobile router. For the non technical, that means you select a menu item on your phone, enable it and you can connect your laptop to the internet using your phone’s data connection. If you have a lot of data in your plan, this is fine. It’s especially fine if you’re technically adept. If you’re neither of those things, this facility is something to be careful of. Laptops use a lot more data than phones (usually)
  • Overage :
    We’re talking prepaid plans on this page which means fear of overage is dramatically reduced. But be careful. If you have credit on your account AND you use your entire allowance, you will be charged extra for the data you use. We advise only recharging by the value of the plan you want to recharge. Or, use a bolt on.
  • Bolt Ons :
    If you run out of data before the end of your month, on your prepaid plan, every phone company will allow you to add more mid month. This is something to avoid if you can. Whenever possible, figure out what data you need more expensive than the data plan.

 

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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, youíll 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 Brest 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

Vayaís 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

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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

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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.

  • $9.95 UnlimitedAdvertisement = $200 standard calls and unlimited SMS / MMS + 1GBSave 50% for each of the first 3 months.
  • $19.95 UnlimitedAdvertisement = $500 standard calls and unlimited SMS / MMS + 2GBSave 50% for each of the first 3 months.
  • $29.95 UnlimitedAdvertisement = Unlimited calls and SMS in Oz + 5GBSave 50% for each of the first 3 months.
  • $34.95 UnlimitedAdvertisement = Unlimited calls and SMS in Oz + 10GBSave 50% for each of the first 3 months.
  • $49.95 UnlimitedAdvertisement = Unlimited calls and SMS in Oz + 19GBSave 50% for each of the first 3 months.

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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Great Value Data & Best For International Calls

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

If you’re after an unlimited plan with incredible data inclusions, or you make calls overseas, in our view, you need look no further than Lebara. Lebara use the much improved Vodafone 3G + 4G network which covers more than 96% of Australians. With Lebara, you’ll get :

  • Big Data on the Vodafone 3G + 4G network:
    Lebara’s plans include enough data for even the most ravenous data eaters.
  • Broad Range Including Plans With International Calls:
    Lebara have Unlimited International Call plans at $29.90 and $49.90 price points. Lebara’s cheaper international call rates cover all the major destinations including : UK, USA, Greece, China, Canada, Germany, Denmark, France, South Korea and Switzerland. (Inclusions vary, see our review.)
  • Multi-Month-Options:
    Lebara have 30 day plans, 180 day plans and 360 day plans. Buy up-front and save.

Lebara’s prepaid plan range:

You can find out more about this company in our full Lebara Review.

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Belong Mobile | Fairest For Data

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

You get some of the best data rated in the world in Australia. It’s a mark of how quickly we adopt new internet based technologies. I just spent some time in Germany and just finding a phone plan with more than 1GB a month was hard – and prepaid plan costs that were higher per month than in Australia where we get multiple times that data inclusion.

When it comes to getting a prepaid plan with a lot of data, competition has ironed out a lot of the problems for you. Plans are kB charged now giving you more for your money. Prepaid plans from the best of the best providers shown on this page last 30 days, not 28 days. There’s incredible value to be found, usually with smaller phone companies.  And the very fact that they’re prepaid means that, if you recharge correctly ( i.e. don’t leave a balance on your account ) you will avoid bill shock. You simply can’t be charged overage.

Data is already the deciding factor in whether people buy a plan. It will be the way forward as we continue to move games, any form of storage and everything else to the cloud. Mobile data access speeds are always getting faster. We’ve upgraded from 3G to 4G to 4GX / 4G Plus ( super fast 4G ) and 4K resolution screens on our phones. It’s a relentless path to using more data every month. Which brings us to the most important point.

Once you have your prepaid plan and all the data you need, the most critical element of using it is to check regularly whether there is a better deal on offer. Since you’re not tied in to the provider you choose beyond the month you’re in, alternative phone companies will be competing for your business and using data as the lure to attract you. Unless you’re with OVO Mobile who automatically pass on the extra data they add in to plans as time, the great value plan you have now will be out of date in 6 months.