Choose the right Australian
Phone Company and Plan

  • Optus, Vodafone, Telstra and Virgin - each is unique
  • Optus' 4G coverage now on a par with Telstra's
  • Entertainment options in plans are increasingly common
  • Smaller phone companies are also an option
  • Consider Kogan Mobile, OVO, Boost and Yomojo for best value

SIM Only Plans from the Top 3 Australian Phone Companies

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Prepaid 4G from Telstra
Telstra Long Life Plus Recharge $30.00

• Free Wi-Fi with Telstra Air

• Australia's biggest 3G + 4G network.

• Roll over your unused recharge credit when you recharge before the credit expiry date.

30c Standard SMS
30c text to standard Australian numbers.
30cStandard calls
30c calls per minute to standard Australian numbers (charged per min).

10c

Data
10c per MB. Charged per MB

• Free Wi-Fi with Telstra Air

• Australia's biggest 3G + 4G network.

• Roll over your unused recharge credit when you recharge before the credit expiry date.

STARTER SIM COST $30.00
EXPIRY 186 days
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What else do I need to know?
Telstra Prepaid Extra Plans: Data bank when you recharge $30+ before expiry. Access your Data Bank when you have an active recharge. Day2Day plans. International Minutes charged per destination when first eligible call is made. (Automatic top up of data in 100MB bundles.) See Telstra.com.au for terms and conditions.
Postpaid 4G from Telstra
Telstra BYO Plan $49.00

• After included data, Extra Data automatically added at $10/GB.

• Data free streaming of Apple Music, AFL, NRL and more.

• Free Wi-Fi with Telstra Air

• Australia's biggest 3G + 4G network.

Unlimited Standard SMS
UnlimitedStandard calls

30GB

Data
15GB + 15GB bonus data

• After included data, Extra Data automatically added at $10/GB.

• Data free streaming of Apple Music, AFL, NRL and more.

• Free Wi-Fi with Telstra Air

• Australia's biggest 3G + 4G network.

COST PER MONTH $49.00
CONTRACT 12 Months
Minimum Total Cost $588.00
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What else do I need to know?
Domestic allowances: Calls, SMS and MMS to standard Australian numbers. Unlimited Wi-Fi data with Telstra Air hotspots in Australia. Roaming allowances: For details refer to Monthly Roaming allowance section. All for use in Australia.
Prepaid 4G from Telstra
Telstra Long Life Plus Recharge $50.00

• Free Wi-Fi with Telstra Air

• Australia's biggest 3G + 4G network.

• Roll over your unused recharge credit when you recharge before the credit expiry date.

30c Standard SMS
30c text to standard Australian numbers.
30cStandard calls
30c calls per minute to standard Australian numbers (charged per min).

10c

Data
10c per MB. Charged per MB

• Free Wi-Fi with Telstra Air

• Australia's biggest 3G + 4G network.

• Roll over your unused recharge credit when you recharge before the credit expiry date.

STARTER SIM COST $50.00
EXPIRY 186 days
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What else do I need to know?
Telstra Prepaid Extra Plans: Data bank when you recharge $30+ before expiry. Access your Data Bank when you have an active recharge. Day2Day plans. International Minutes charged per destination when first eligible call is made. (Automatic top up of data in 100MB bundles.) See Telstra.com.au for terms and conditions.
Prepaid 4G from Telstra
Telstra Long Life Plus Recharge $70.00

• Free Wi-Fi with Telstra Air

• Australia's biggest 3G + 4G network.

• Roll over your unused recharge credit when you recharge before the credit expiry date.

30c Standard SMS
30c text to standard Australian numbers.
30cStandard calls
30c calls per minute to standard Australian numbers (charged per min).

10c

Data
10c per MB. Charged per MB

• Free Wi-Fi with Telstra Air

• Australia's biggest 3G + 4G network.

• Roll over your unused recharge credit when you recharge before the credit expiry date.

STARTER SIM COST $70.00
EXPIRY 365 days
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What else do I need to know?
Telstra Prepaid Extra Plans: Data bank when you recharge $30+ before expiry. Access your Data Bank when you have an active recharge. Day2Day plans. International Minutes charged per destination when first eligible call is made. (Automatic top up of data in 100MB bundles.) See Telstra.com.au for terms and conditions.
Postpaid 4G from Telstra
Telstra BYO Plan $89.00

• International roaming - 2GB data roaming and unlimited talk & text in eligible countries.

• Peace of mind - no excess data charges. Unlimited data at 1.5mbps when you reach your plan's data limit.

• Data free streaming of Apple Music, AFL, NRL and more.

• Free Wi-Fi with Telstra Air

• Australia's biggest 3G + 4G network.

Unlimited Standard SMS
UnlimitedStandard calls

90GB

Data
60GB + 30GB bonus data. Peace of Mind Data included.

• International roaming - 2GB data roaming and unlimited talk & text in eligible countries.

• Peace of mind - no excess data charges. Unlimited data at 1.5mbps when you reach your plan's data limit.

• Data free streaming of Apple Music, AFL, NRL and more.

• Free Wi-Fi with Telstra Air

• Australia's biggest 3G + 4G network.

COST PER MONTH $89.00
CONTRACT 12 Months
Minimum Total Cost $1068.00
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What else do I need to know?
Domestic allowances: Calls, SMS and MMS to standard Australian numbers. Unlimited Wi-Fi data with Telstra Air hotspots in Australia. Roaming allowances: For details refer to Monthly Roaming allowance section. All for use in Australia.
Postpaid 4G from Telstra
Telstra BYO Plan $69.00

• Get a GigaBonus 60GB for $59.Bring your own phone and take up a new,12-month $69 SIM-only plan to enjoy 30GB of bonus data and $10 credit each month. Minimum cost $708 for 12 months.

• Peace of mind - no excess data charges. Unlimited data at 1.5mbps when you reach your plan's data limit.

• Data free streaming of Apple Music, AFL, NRL and more.

• Free Wi-Fi with Telstra Air

• Australia's biggest 3G + 4G network.

Unlimited Standard SMS
UnlimitedStandard calls
Unlimited international talk to 15 selected countries.

60GB

Data
30GB + 30GB bonus data. Peace of Mind Data included.

• Get a GigaBonus 60GB for $59.Bring your own phone and take up a new,12-month $69 SIM-only plan to enjoy 30GB of bonus data and $10 credit each month. Minimum cost $708 for 12 months.

• Peace of mind - no excess data charges. Unlimited data at 1.5mbps when you reach your plan's data limit.

• Data free streaming of Apple Music, AFL, NRL and more.

• Free Wi-Fi with Telstra Air

• Australia's biggest 3G + 4G network.

$69.00 COST PER MONTH $59.00
CONTRACT 12 Months
Minimum Total Cost $588.00
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What else do I need to know?
Domestic allowances: Calls, SMS and MMS to standard Australian numbers. Unlimited Wi-Fi data with Telstra Air hotspots in Australia. Roaming allowances: For details refer to Monthly Roaming allowance section. All for use in Australia.
Prepaid 3G + 4G from Vodafone
Vodafone Prepaid Combo Plus Starter Pack $40

• Get $25 off when you get this Starter Pack. Offer ends 25.02.19. Not available for 5 or 10 recharge periods. Online only. T&C apply.

• With 500 min standard international calls in Zone 1 countries and 100 min standard international calls in Zone 2 countries.

• Free delivery!

Unlimited Standard SMS
UnlimitedStandard calls

25GB

Data

• Get $25 off when you get this Starter Pack. Offer ends 25.02.19. Not available for 5 or 10 recharge periods. Online only. T&C apply.

• With 500 min standard international calls in Zone 1 countries and 100 min standard international calls in Zone 2 countries.

• Free delivery!

$40.00 STARTER SIM COST $15.00
EXPIRY 35 days
Regular price is $40.00 No direct link.
Postpaid 3G + 4G from Vodafone
Vodafone SIM Only Plan $35.00

• Bundle this plan with other eligible plans under one account and save on all plans. Your discount won't appear in your cart but it will be on your bill. T&C apply.

• Vodafone Pass for the apps you love $5/month each as an Add-on in the checkout or at any time through My Vodafone.

Unlimited Standard SMS
UnlimitedStandard calls

2GB

Data

• Bundle this plan with other eligible plans under one account and save on all plans. Your discount won't appear in your cart but it will be on your bill. T&C apply.

• Vodafone Pass for the apps you love $5/month each as an Add-on in the checkout or at any time through My Vodafone.

COST PER MONTH $35.00
CONTRACT Month to month
No direct link.
Prepaid 3G + 4G from Vodafone
Vodafone Prepaid 365 Plus $50.00

• Free delivery!

20c Standard SMS
20c per SMS
20cStandard calls
20c per min

2c

Data
2c per MB

• Free delivery!

STARTER SIM COST $50.00
EXPIRY 365 days
No direct link.
Postpaid 3G + 4G from Vodafone
Vodafone SIM Only Plan 12M $60.00

• Standard international minutes from Oz. 2000 mins for Zone 1 and 200 mins for Zone 2.

• Get 2000 bonus standard international voice minutes from Australia to Zone 1 countries every month. Offer ends 26.02.19. T&C apply.

• Get 60GB/mth bonus data for use in Oz when you sign up to this plan. Offer ends 26.02.19. T&C apply.

• Bundle this plan with other eligible plans under one account and save on all plans. Your discount won't appear in your cart but it will be on your bill. T&C apply.

• Vodafone Pass for the apps you love $5/month each as an Add-on in the checkout or at any time through My Vodafone.

Unlimited Standard SMS
UnlimitedStandard calls

100GB

Data
40GB + 60GB Bonus data per month

• Standard international minutes from Oz. 2000 mins for Zone 1 and 200 mins for Zone 2.

• Get 2000 bonus standard international voice minutes from Australia to Zone 1 countries every month. Offer ends 26.02.19. T&C apply.

• Get 60GB/mth bonus data for use in Oz when you sign up to this plan. Offer ends 26.02.19. T&C apply.

• Bundle this plan with other eligible plans under one account and save on all plans. Your discount won't appear in your cart but it will be on your bill. T&C apply.

• Vodafone Pass for the apps you love $5/month each as an Add-on in the checkout or at any time through My Vodafone.

COST PER MONTH $60.00
CONTRACT 12 Months
Min. cost over 12 month is $720.00 No direct link.
Postpaid 3G + 4G from Vodafone
Vodafone SIM Only Plan $60.00

• Bundle this plan with other eligible plans under one account and save on all plans. Your discount won't appear in your cart but it will be on your bill. T&C apply.

• Vodafone Pass for the apps you love $5/month each as an Add-on in the checkout or at any time through My Vodafone.

Unlimited Standard SMS
UnlimitedStandard calls

20GB

Data

• Bundle this plan with other eligible plans under one account and save on all plans. Your discount won't appear in your cart but it will be on your bill. T&C apply.

• Vodafone Pass for the apps you love $5/month each as an Add-on in the checkout or at any time through My Vodafone.

COST PER MONTH $60.00
CONTRACT Month to month
No direct link.
Prepaid 4G from Telstra
Telstra Pre-Paid Max $30.00

• 22GB bonus on your first 5 recharges. First recharge before 25 Feb 2019, and all other recharges by 30 June 2019.

• Data free streaming of Apple Music, AFL, NRL and more.

• Free Wi-Fi with Telstra Air

• Australia's biggest 3G + 4G network.

Unlimited Standard SMS
UnlimitedStandard calls

8GB

Data
Data Banking

• 22GB bonus on your first 5 recharges. First recharge before 25 Feb 2019, and all other recharges by 30 June 2019.

• Data free streaming of Apple Music, AFL, NRL and more.

• Free Wi-Fi with Telstra Air

• Australia's biggest 3G + 4G network.

STARTER SIM COST $30.00
EXPIRY 28 days
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What else do I need to know?
Telstra Prepaid Extra Plans: Data bank when you recharge $30+ before expiry. Access your Data Bank when you have an active recharge. Day2Day plans. International Minutes charged per destination when first eligible call is made. (Automatic top up of data in 100MB bundles.) See Telstra.com.au for terms and conditions.
Prepaid 4G from Telstra
Telstra Prepaid Recharge Day2Day $30.00

• 100 MB of data per day.

• Only pay for the days you use.

• Free Wi-Fi with Telstra Air

• Australia's biggest 3G + 4G network.

• Roll over your unused recharge credit when you recharge before the credit expiry date.

Unlimited Standard SMS
UnlimitedStandard calls

100MB

Data

• 100 MB of data per day.

• Only pay for the days you use.

• Free Wi-Fi with Telstra Air

• Australia's biggest 3G + 4G network.

• Roll over your unused recharge credit when you recharge before the credit expiry date.

STARTER SIM COST $30.00
EXPIRY Day ends at 11:59pm AEST. Recharge every 30 days.
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What else do I need to know?
Telstra Prepaid Extra Plans: Data bank when you recharge $30+ before expiry. Access your Data Bank when you have an active recharge. Day2Day plans. International Minutes charged per destination when first eligible call is made. (Automatic top up of data in 100MB bundles.) See Telstra.com.au for terms and conditions.
Prepaid 4G from Telstra
Telstra Pre-Paid Max $40.00

• With unlimited international calls to standard international numbers to 10 destinations.

• 22GB bonus on your first 5 recharges. First recharge before 25 Feb 2019, and all other recharges by 30 June 2019.

• Data free streaming of Apple Music, AFL, NRL and more.

• Free Wi-Fi with Telstra Air

• Australia's biggest 3G + 4G network.

Unlimited Standard SMS
UnlimitedStandard calls

18GB

Data
Data Banking

• With unlimited international calls to standard international numbers to 10 destinations.

• 22GB bonus on your first 5 recharges. First recharge before 25 Feb 2019, and all other recharges by 30 June 2019.

• Data free streaming of Apple Music, AFL, NRL and more.

• Free Wi-Fi with Telstra Air

• Australia's biggest 3G + 4G network.

STARTER SIM COST $40.00
EXPIRY 28 days
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What else do I need to know?
Telstra Prepaid Extra Plans: Data bank when you recharge $30+ before expiry. Access your Data Bank when you have an active recharge. Day2Day plans. International Minutes charged per destination when first eligible call is made. (Automatic top up of data in 100MB bundles.) See Telstra.com.au for terms and conditions.
Prepaid 4G from Telstra
Telstra Pre-Paid Max Extra $50.00

• With unlimited international calls to standard international numbers to 10 destinations.

• 22GB bonus on your first 5 recharges. First recharge before 25 Feb 2019, and all other recharges by 30 June 2019.

• Data free streaming of Apple Music, AFL, NRL and more.

• Free Wi-Fi with Telstra Air

• Australia's biggest 3G + 4G network.

Unlimited Standard SMS
UnlimitedStandard calls

28GB

Data
Data Banking

• With unlimited international calls to standard international numbers to 10 destinations.

• 22GB bonus on your first 5 recharges. First recharge before 25 Feb 2019, and all other recharges by 30 June 2019.

• Data free streaming of Apple Music, AFL, NRL and more.

• Free Wi-Fi with Telstra Air

• Australia's biggest 3G + 4G network.

STARTER SIM COST $50.00
EXPIRY 28 days
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What else do I need to know?
Telstra Prepaid Extra Plans: Data bank when you recharge $30+ before expiry. Access your Data Bank when you have an active recharge. Day2Day plans. International Minutes charged per destination when first eligible call is made. (Automatic top up of data in 100MB bundles.) See Telstra.com.au for terms and conditions.
Prepaid 4G from Telstra
Telstra Pre-Paid Max $60.00

• With unlimited international calls to standard international numbers to 10 destinations.

• 22GB bonus on your first 5 recharges. First recharge before 25 Feb 2019, and all other recharges by 30 June 2019.

• Data free streaming of Apple Music, AFL, NRL and more.

• Free Wi-Fi with Telstra Air

• Australia's biggest 3G + 4G network.

Unlimited Standard SMS
UnlimitedStandard calls

38GB

Data
Data Banking

• With unlimited international calls to standard international numbers to 10 destinations.

• 22GB bonus on your first 5 recharges. First recharge before 25 Feb 2019, and all other recharges by 30 June 2019.

• Data free streaming of Apple Music, AFL, NRL and more.

• Free Wi-Fi with Telstra Air

• Australia's biggest 3G + 4G network.

STARTER SIM COST $60.00
EXPIRY 28 days
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What else do I need to know?
Telstra Prepaid Extra Plans: Data bank when you recharge $30+ before expiry. Access your Data Bank when you have an active recharge. Day2Day plans. International Minutes charged per destination when first eligible call is made. (Automatic top up of data in 100MB bundles.) See Telstra.com.au for terms and conditions.
Prepaid 4G from Telstra
Telstra Prepaid Recharge Day2Day $60.00

• 100 MB of data per day.

• Only pay for the days you use.

• Free Wi-Fi with Telstra Air

• Australia's biggest 3G + 4G network.

• Roll over your unused recharge credit when you recharge before the credit expiry date.

Unlimited Standard SMS
UnlimitedStandard calls

100MB

Data

• 100 MB of data per day.

• Only pay for the days you use.

• Free Wi-Fi with Telstra Air

• Australia's biggest 3G + 4G network.

• Roll over your unused recharge credit when you recharge before the credit expiry date.

STARTER SIM COST $60.00
EXPIRY Day ends at 11:59pm AEST. Recharge every 60 days.
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What else do I need to know?
Telstra Prepaid Extra Plans: Data bank when you recharge $30+ before expiry. Access your Data Bank when you have an active recharge. Day2Day plans. International Minutes charged per destination when first eligible call is made. (Automatic top up of data in 100MB bundles.) See Telstra.com.au for terms and conditions.
Prepaid 4G from Telstra
Telstra Long Life Plus Recharge $100.00

• Free Wi-Fi with Telstra Air

• Australia's biggest 3G + 4G network.

• Roll over your unused recharge credit when you recharge before the credit expiry date.

30c Standard SMS
30c text to standard Australian numbers.
30cStandard calls
30c calls per minute to standard Australian numbers (charged per min).

10c

Data
10c per MB. Charged per MB

• Free Wi-Fi with Telstra Air

• Australia's biggest 3G + 4G network.

• Roll over your unused recharge credit when you recharge before the credit expiry date.

STARTER SIM COST $100.00
EXPIRY 365 days
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What else do I need to know?
Telstra Prepaid Extra Plans: Data bank when you recharge $30+ before expiry. Access your Data Bank when you have an active recharge. Day2Day plans. International Minutes charged per destination when first eligible call is made. (Automatic top up of data in 100MB bundles.) See Telstra.com.au for terms and conditions.

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Postpaid 3G + 4G Plus from Optus
Moose SIM Only $9.00

• Customers love them. Check out their online reviews.

• Australian customer service and support.

Unlimited Standard SMS
200 minsStandard calls

1GB

Data

• Customers love them. Check out their online reviews.

• Australian customer service and support.

COST PER MONTH $9.00
CONTRACT Month to month
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Postpaid 3G + 4G Plus from Optus
Moose 12M plan $9.80

• Australian customer service and support.

Unlimited Standard SMS
UnlimitedStandard calls

1GB

Data

• Australian customer service and support.

COST PER MONTH $9.80
CONTRACT 12 Months
Total min. cost $117.60
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Postpaid 3G + 4G Plus from Optus
Moose 12M plan $19.00

• Australian customer service and support.

Unlimited Standard SMS
UnlimitedStandard calls

3GB

Data

• Australian customer service and support.

COST PER MONTH $19.00
CONTRACT 12 Months
Total min. cost $228.00
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Postpaid 3G + 4G Plus from Optus
Moose 12M plan $23.00

• Australian customer service and support.

Unlimited Standard SMS
UnlimitedStandard calls

10GB

Data

• Australian customer service and support.

COST PER MONTH $23.00
CONTRACT 12 Months
Total min. cost $276.00
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Postpaid 3G + 4G Plus from Optus
Moose SIM Only $25.00

• Australian customer service and support.

Unlimited Standard SMS
UnlimitedStandard calls

10GB

Data

• Australian customer service and support.

COST PER MONTH $25.00
CONTRACT Month to month
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Postpaid 3G + 4G Plus from Optus
Moose 12M plan $29.00

• With $400 international call credit.

• Australian customer service and support.

Unlimited Standard SMS
UnlimitedStandard calls
$400 international call credit.

18GB

Data

• With $400 international call credit.

• Australian customer service and support.

COST PER MONTH $29.00
CONTRACT 12 Months
Total min. cost $348.00
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Prepaid Optus
Optus Prepaid Long Expiry $30

• MyCredit roll over up to $500 when you recharge before expiry.

25c Standard SMS
25c per standard national SMS (160 characters) and MMS.
25cStandard calls
25c per minute for standard national calls (charged per min).

7c

Data
7c per MB. Charged per KB

• MyCredit roll over up to $500 when you recharge before expiry.

STARTER SIM COST $30.00
EXPIRY Recharge every 186 days.
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What else do I need to know?
All for use in Australia.
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.

2GB

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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Postpaid 3G + 4G Plus from Optus
Moose 12M plan $40.00

• With $400 international call credit.

• Customers love them. Check out their online reviews.

• Australian customer service and support.

Unlimited Standard SMS
UnlimitedStandard calls
$400 international call credit.

23GB

Data

• With $400 international call credit.

• Customers love them. Check out their online reviews.

• Australian customer service and support.

COST PER MONTH $40.00
CONTRACT 12 Months
Total min. cost $480.00
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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
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30GB

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Moose SIM Only $78.00

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90GB

Data

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Postpaid 3G + 4G Plus from Optus
Moose SIM Only $29.00

• With $300 international call credit per month.

• Australian customer service and support.

Unlimited Standard SMS
UnlimitedStandard calls
$300 international call credit

15GB

Data

• With $300 international call credit per month.

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CONTRACT Month to month
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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 monthly total bill. All year round. T&Cs apply.

• Free Yomojo-to-Yomojo calls

• No Lock-in Contract

• 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 monthly total bill. All year round. T&Cs apply.

• Free Yomojo-to-Yomojo calls

• No Lock-in Contract

• Free delivery!

STARTER SIM COST $9.90
EXPIRY Recharge every 30 days.
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Postpaid 4G from Optus
Spintel BYO $9.95

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

Unlimited Standard SMS
100 minsStandard calls

2GB

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Set Your Own Data Limit

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Amaysim Unlimited Prepaid $10.00

• No lock-in contracts

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1GB

Data

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STARTER SIM COST $10.00
EXPIRY Recharge every 28 days.
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Postpaid Telstra 3G + 4G
Belong Mobile $10.00

• Gift' Mobile data to friends and family

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

• No lock in contract.

Unlimited Standard SMS
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1GB

Data
Data Banking

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Postpaid 3G + 4G from Optus
Southern Phone Green 12M $12.00

• 30 Day Network Guarantee - Sign up to 12 month plan and cancel within the first days with no fees!

• Australian Call Centre: 8am-8pm / 7 days a week

• Free delivery!

Unlimited Standard SMS
UnlimitedStandard calls

1GB

Data

• 30 Day Network Guarantee - Sign up to 12 month plan and cancel within the first days with no fees!

• Australian Call Centre: 8am-8pm / 7 days a week

• Free delivery!

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CONTRACT 12 Months
Min. cost over 12 month is $144.00
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Postpaid 3G + 4G from Optus
Southern Phone Green M2M $12.00

• 30 Day Network Guarantee - Sign up to 12 month plan and cancel within the first days with no fees!

• Australian Call Centre: 8am-8pm / 7 days a week

• Free delivery!

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500MB

Data

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Min. cost over 1 month is $12.00
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Moose SIM Only $14.00

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Unlimited Standard SMS
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1.5GB

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Prepaid 4G Plus from Optus
Yomojo Unlimited Prepaid $15.90

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2GB

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Yomojo Unlimited Prepaid $29.90

• Free Yomojo-to-Yomojo calls

• No Lock-in Contract

• Free delivery!

Unlimited Standard SMS
UnlimitedStandard calls

10GB

Data

• Free Yomojo-to-Yomojo calls

• No Lock-in Contract

• Free delivery!

STARTER SIM COST $29.90
EXPIRY Recharge every 30 days.
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Prepaid 3G + 4G Plus from Optus
Amaysim Unlimited Prepaid $30.00

• Unlimited standard international calls to 10 selected countries

• No lock-in contracts

• Free Standard SIM delivery

Unlimited Standard SMS
UnlimitedStandard calls

10GB

Data

• Unlimited standard international calls to 10 selected countries

• No lock-in contracts

• Free Standard SIM delivery

STARTER SIM COST $30.00
EXPIRY Recharge every 28 days.
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Postpaid 3G + 4G from Telstra
Southern Phone Orange M2M $30.00

• 30 Day Network Guarantee.

• Australian Call Centre: 8am-8pm / 7 days a week

• Free delivery!

Unlimited Standard SMS
UnlimitedStandard calls

5GB

Data

• 30 Day Network Guarantee.

• Australian Call Centre: 8am-8pm / 7 days a week

• Free delivery!

COST PER MONTH $30.00
EXPIRY Month to month
Min. cost over 1 month is $20.00
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Postpaid 3G + 4G from Telstra
Belong Mobile $30.00

• Gift' Mobile data to friends and family

• Unlimited international calls & text to 33 selected countries.

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

• No lock in contract.

Unlimited Standard SMS
UnlimitedStandard calls

5GB

Data
Data Banking

• Gift' Mobile data to friends and family

• Unlimited international calls & text to 33 selected countries.

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

• No lock in contract.

COST PER MONTH $30.00
NO CONTRACT Month to month
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Postpaid 3G + 4G from Optus
Southern Phone Green M2M $35.00

• 30 Day Network Guarantee - Sign up to 12 month plan and cancel within the first days with no fees!

• Australian Call Centre: 8am-8pm / 7 days a week

• Free delivery!

Unlimited Standard SMS
UnlimitedStandard calls

10GB

Data

• 30 Day Network Guarantee - Sign up to 12 month plan and cancel within the first days with no fees!

• Australian Call Centre: 8am-8pm / 7 days a week

• Free delivery!

COST PER MONTH $35.00
EXPIRY Month to month
Min. cost over 1 month is $35.00
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Postpaid 3G + 4G Plus from Optus
Vaya Unlimited M2M $36.00

• International rates from 2c/minutes

• Free standard delivery.

Unlimited Standard SMS
UnlimitedStandard calls

15GB

Data

• International rates from 2c/minutes

• Free standard delivery.

COST PER MONTH $36.00
CONTRACT Month to month
Minimum spend is $36.00
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What else do I need to know?
All for use in Australia. Extra data is $10/1GB. Personal use only. Critical information summaries. Terms & Fair use policy apply. Month-to-month plans auto-renew each month.
Prepaid 3G + 4G from Vodafone
Kogan LARGE $36.90

• Uses the full Vodafone 3G & 4G Network

• Free delivery!

Unlimited Standard SMS
UnlimitedStandard calls

20GB

Data

• Uses the full Vodafone 3G & 4G Network

• Free delivery!

STARTER SIM COST $36.90
EXPIRY Recharge every 30 days.
Postpaid 3G + 4G Plus from Optus
Moose 12M plan $14.00

• Australian customer service and support.

Unlimited Standard SMS
UnlimitedStandard calls

2GB

Data

• Australian customer service and support.

COST PER MONTH $14.00
CONTRACT 12 Months
Total min. cost $168.00
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Postpaid 4G from Optus
Spintel BYO $15.95

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

Unlimited Standard SMS
UnlimitedStandard calls

3GB

Data
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 from Optus
Southern Phone Green 12M $22.00

• 30 Day Network Guarantee - Sign up to 12 month plan and cancel within the first days with no fees!

• Australian Call Centre: 8am-8pm / 7 days a week

• Free delivery!

Unlimited Standard SMS
UnlimitedStandard calls

7GB

Data

• 30 Day Network Guarantee - Sign up to 12 month plan and cancel within the first days with no fees!

• Australian Call Centre: 8am-8pm / 7 days a week

• 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 Telstra
Southern Phone Orange M2M $15.00

• 30 Day Network Guarantee.

• Australian Call Centre: 8am-8pm / 7 days a week

• Free delivery!

Unlimited Standard SMS
UnlimitedStandard calls

1GB

Data

• 30 Day Network Guarantee.

• Australian Call Centre: 8am-8pm / 7 days a week

• Free delivery!

COST PER MONTH $15.00
EXPIRY Month to month
Min. cost over 1 month is $12.00
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Postpaid 3G + 4G from Telstra
Woolworths Mobile 12 Month SIM Only $20

• BONUS 20GB school holiday data every three months

• Plus 15GB once off bonus on activation

• 100GB Data Bank

• Unlimited Standard National Calls and SMS

Unlimited Standard SMS
UnlimitedStandard calls

3GB

Data
Data Banking

• BONUS 20GB school holiday data every three months

• Plus 15GB once off bonus on activation

• 100GB Data Bank

• Unlimited Standard National Calls and SMS

Cost per month $20.00
Contract 12 Months
Minimum spend is $240.00
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What else do I need to know?
12 month payment plan. Total minimum cost is $240 (excludes any discount). Additional Data - 1GB for $10. All for use in Australia. Calls and messages to standard Australian numbers. T&Cs Apply.
Postpaid 3G + 4G Plus from Optus
Vaya Unlimited M2M $16.00

• International rates from 2c/minutes

• Free standard delivery.

Unlimited Standard SMS
UnlimitedStandard calls

2GB

Data

• International rates from 2c/minutes

• Free standard delivery.

COST PER MONTH $16.00
CONTRACT Month to month
Minimum spend is $16.00
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What else do I need to know?
All for use in Australia. Extra data is $10/1GB. Personal use only. Critical information summaries. Terms & Fair use policy apply. Month-to-month plans auto-renew each month.
Prepaid 3G + 4G from Vodafone
Kogan SMALL $16.90

• Uses the full Vodafone 3G & 4G Network

• Free delivery!

Unlimited Standard SMS
UnlimitedStandard calls

3GB

Data

• Uses the full Vodafone 3G & 4G Network

• Free delivery!

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

• Australian customer service and support.

Unlimited Standard SMS
UnlimitedStandard calls

2.5GB

Data

• Australian customer service and support.

COST PER MONTH $19.00
CONTRACT Month to month
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Prepaid 4G Plus from Optus
Yomojo Unlimited Prepaid $19.90

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

• Free Yomojo-to-Yomojo calls

• No Lock-in Contract

• Free delivery!

Unlimited Standard SMS
UnlimitedStandard calls

4GB

Data

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

• Free Yomojo-to-Yomojo calls

• No Lock-in Contract

• Free delivery!

STARTER SIM COST $19.90
EXPIRY Recharge every 30 days.
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Postpaid 4G from Optus
Spintel BYO $19.95

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

Unlimited Standard SMS
UnlimitedStandard calls

5GB

Data
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 Small $19.95

• Receive 4GB data ongoing for the life of the plan if purchased on or before 28 Feb 2019.

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

Unlimited Standard SMS
UnlimitedStandard calls

4GB

Data
2GB + 2GB bonus data. Data Free Entertainment

• Receive 4GB data ongoing for the life of the plan if purchased on or before 28 Feb 2019.

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

STARTER SIM COST $19.95
EXPIRY Recharge every 30 days.
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Postpaid 3G + 4G from Optus
Southern Phone Green M2M $22.00

• 30 Day Network Guarantee - Sign up to 12 month plan and cancel within the first days with no fees!

• Australian Call Centre: 8am-8pm / 7 days a week

• Free delivery!

Unlimited Standard SMS
UnlimitedStandard calls

3GB

Data

• 30 Day Network Guarantee - Sign up to 12 month plan and cancel within the first days with no fees!

• Australian Call Centre: 8am-8pm / 7 days a week

• Free delivery!

COST PER MONTH $22.00
EXPIRY Month to month
Min. cost over 1 month is $22.00
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Postpaid 4G from Optus
Spintel BYO $22.95

• Plus $100 international call credit.

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

Unlimited Standard SMS
UnlimitedStandard calls

9GB

Data
Set Your Own Data Limit

• Plus $100 international call credit.

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

COST PER MONTH $22.95
CONTRACT Month to month
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Postpaid 3G + 4G from Telstra
Belong Mobile $25.00

• Gift' Mobile data to friends and family

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

• No lock in contract.

Unlimited Standard SMS
UnlimitedStandard calls

5GB

Data
Data Banking

• Gift' Mobile data to friends and family

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

• No lock in contract.

COST PER MONTH $25.00
NO CONTRACT Month to month
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Prepaid 3G + 4G from Vodafone
Kogan MEDIUM $29.90

• Uses the full Vodafone 3G & 4G Network

• Free delivery!

Unlimited Standard SMS
UnlimitedStandard calls

13GB

Data

• Uses the full Vodafone 3G & 4G Network

• 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.

• Receive 10GB data ongoing for the life of the plan if purchased on or before 28 Feb 2019.

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

Unlimited Standard SMS
UnlimitedStandard calls

10GB

Data
6GB + 4GB bonus data. Data Free Entertainment

• With 50 international minutes.

• Receive 10GB data ongoing for the life of the plan if purchased on or before 28 Feb 2019.

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

STARTER SIM COST $29.95
EXPIRY Recharge every 30 days.
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Prepaid 4G Plus from Optus
Yomojo Unlimited Prepaid $34.90

• Free Yomojo-to-Yomojo calls

• No Lock-in Contract

• Free delivery!

Unlimited Standard SMS
UnlimitedStandard calls

16GB

Data

• Free Yomojo-to-Yomojo calls

• No Lock-in Contract

• Free delivery!

STARTER SIM COST $34.90
EXPIRY Recharge every 30 days.
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Prepaid 3G + 4G Plus from Optus
OVO Mobile Large $34.95

• With 300 international minutes.

• Receive a huge 25GB data ongoing for the life of the plan if purchased on or before 28 Feb 2019.

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

Unlimited Standard SMS
UnlimitedStandard calls

25GB

Data
15GB + 10GB bonus data. Data Free Entertainment

• With 300 international minutes.

• Receive a huge 25GB data ongoing for the life of the plan if purchased on or before 28 Feb 2019.

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

STARTER SIM COST $34.95
EXPIRY Recharge every 30 days.
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Postpaid 3G + 4G from Optus
Southern Phone Green 12M $35.00

• 30 Day Network Guarantee - Sign up to 12 month plan and cancel within the first days with no fees!

• Australian Call Centre: 8am-8pm / 7 days a week

• Free delivery!

Unlimited Standard SMS
UnlimitedStandard calls

18GB

Data

• 30 Day Network Guarantee - Sign up to 12 month plan and cancel within the first days with no fees!

• Australian Call Centre: 8am-8pm / 7 days a week

• Free delivery!

COST PER MONTH $35.00
CONTRACT 12 Months
Min. cost over 12 months is $ $420.00
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Prepaid 3G + 4G Plus from Optus
Amaysim Unlimited Prepaid $40.00

• Unlimited standard international calls to 10 selected countries

• No lock-in contracts

• Free Standard SIM delivery

Unlimited Standard SMS
UnlimitedStandard calls

20GB

Data

• Unlimited standard international calls to 10 selected countries

• No lock-in contracts

• Free Standard SIM delivery

STARTER SIM COST $40.00
EXPIRY Recharge every 28 days.
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Postpaid 3G + 4G from Telstra
Belong Mobile $40.00

• Gift' Mobile data to friends and family

• Unlimited international calls & text to 33 selected countries.

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

• No lock in contract.

Unlimited Standard SMS
UnlimitedStandard calls

15GB

Data
Data Banking

• Gift' Mobile data to friends and family

• Unlimited international calls & text to 33 selected countries.

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

• No lock in contract.

COST PER MONTH $40.00
NO CONTRACT Month to month
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Prepaid 3G + 4G from Vodafone
Kogan SMALL $46.90

• Uses the full Vodafone 3G & 4G Network

• Free delivery!

Unlimited Standard SMS
UnlimitedStandard calls

3GB

Data

• Uses the full Vodafone 3G & 4G Network

• Free delivery!

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

• Uses the full Vodafone 3G & 4G Network

• Free delivery!

Unlimited Standard SMS
UnlimitedStandard calls

40GB

Data

• Uses the full Vodafone 3G & 4G Network

• Free delivery!

STARTER SIM COST $49.90
EXPIRY Recharge every 30 days.
Prepaid 3G + 4G Plus from Optus
OVO Mobile Extra Large $49.95

• With 500 international minutes.

• Receive a massive 40GB data ongoing for the life of the plan if purchased on or before 28 Feb 2019.

• FREE Cyber Safety + Parental Control software.

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

Unlimited Standard SMS
UnlimitedStandard calls

40GB

Data
20GB + 20GB bonus data. Data Free Entertainment

• With 500 international minutes.

• Receive a massive 40GB data ongoing for the life of the plan if purchased on or before 28 Feb 2019.

• 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

• 30 Day Network Guarantee - Sign up to 12 month plan and cancel within the first days with no fees!

• Australian Call Centre: 8am-8pm / 7 days a week

• Free delivery!

Unlimited Standard SMS
UnlimitedStandard calls

23GB

Data

• 30 Day Network Guarantee - Sign up to 12 month plan and cancel within the first days with no fees!

• Australian Call Centre: 8am-8pm / 7 days a week

• 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

• 30 Day Network Guarantee - Sign up to 12 month plan and cancel within the first days with no fees!

• Australian Call Centre: 8am-8pm / 7 days a week

• Free delivery!

Unlimited Standard SMS
UnlimitedStandard calls

15GB

Data

• 30 Day Network Guarantee - Sign up to 12 month plan and cancel within the first days with no fees!

• Australian Call Centre: 8am-8pm / 7 days a week

• Free delivery!

COST PER MONTH $50.00
EXPIRY Month to month
Min. cost over 1 month is $50.00
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Prepaid 3G + 4G Plus from Optus
Amaysim Unlimited Prepaid $50.00

• Unlimited standard SMS/MMS to 32 selected countries

• Unlimited standard international calls to 10 selected countries

• 300 standard international minutes to 22 selected countries

• No lock-in contracts

• Free Standard SIM delivery

Unlimited Standard SMS
UnlimitedStandard calls

40GB

Data

• Unlimited standard SMS/MMS to 32 selected countries

• Unlimited standard international calls to 10 selected countries

• 300 standard international minutes to 22 selected countries

• No lock-in contracts

• Free Standard SIM delivery

STARTER SIM COST $50.00
EXPIRY Recharge every 28 days.
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Postpaid 3G + 4G from Telstra
Southern Phone Orange M2M $60.00

• 30 Day Network Guarantee.

• Australian Call Centre: 8am-8pm / 7 days a week

• Free delivery!

Unlimited Standard SMS
UnlimitedStandard calls

30GB

Data

• 30 Day Network Guarantee.

• Australian Call Centre: 8am-8pm / 7 days a week

• Free delivery!

COST PER MONTH $60.00
EXPIRY Month to month
Min. cost over 1 month is $40.00
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Prepaid 3G + 4G Plus from Optus
Amaysim Unlimited Prepaid $60.00

• Unlimited standard SMS/MMS to 32 selected countries

• Unlimited standard international calls to 10 selected countries

• 300 standard international minutes to 22 selected countries

• No lock-in contracts

• Free Standard SIM delivery

Unlimited Standard SMS
UnlimitedStandard calls

60GB

Data

• Unlimited standard SMS/MMS to 32 selected countries

• Unlimited standard international calls to 10 selected countries

• 300 standard international minutes to 22 selected countries

• No lock-in contracts

• Free Standard SIM delivery

STARTER SIM COST $60.00
EXPIRY Recharge every 28 days.
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Prepaid 3G + 4G Plus from Optus
OVO Mobile Mini $9.95

• Back to School Offer - 50% of OVO Mobile Mini for the first 3 months. Must sign up on or before Feb 28, 2019. Must activate by Mar 14, 2019. Only plan with free Cyber safety. Must enter Promocode SCHOOLDAYS to get discount.

• Free cyber safety account with Family Zone

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

Unlimited Standard SMS
$500Standard calls

1GB

Data
Data Free Entertainment

• Back to School Offer - 50% of OVO Mobile Mini for the first 3 months. Must sign up on or before Feb 28, 2019. Must activate by Mar 14, 2019. Only plan with free Cyber safety. Must enter Promocode SCHOOLDAYS to get discount.

• Free cyber safety account with Family Zone

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

$9.95 STARTER SIM COST $4.98
EXPIRY Recharge every 30 days.
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Common questions about the major phone companies

What Is ‘Entertainment’ or ‘Content’ as part of a new phone plan ?

Entertainment ( also known in the industry as ‘content’ ) options in phone plans are increasingly common. It means that you’ll get something in your phone plan that you didn’t get before. If you get the right plan from Optus, Telstra or Virgin Mobile, you’ll be given access to included streaming audio or video as part of what you pay them for.

In practical terms, when you see that entertainment is included in a plan, it means you’ll be able to listen to music from an internet radio service like Apple Music ( with Telstra ) or Pandora / IHeartRadio / Spotify / Google Play music with Optus  or Virgin Mobile.  It may also mean that you can watch TV programs on your phone – for example EPL sports – that’s English premier League content or the AFL / NRL ( from Telstra. )

Entertainment in plans is a new thing. That’s why it’s so complicated. We go in to the nuts and bolts of what the phone companies offer these days in the articles on this page.

What are SIM Only plans ?

SIM Only is an industry term for BYO Phone plans. SIM Only is an umbrella concept which comprises any agreement with your phone company – Prepaid / On Account / Month to Month in which they do not provide you a phone. Alternatives include leasing the phone from the phone company or contracting with them, usually for 24 months.

These days, many people are buying a phone outright and adding their own SIM to it. Many save up to 30% over the course of their contract by doing so. See our article below for more details.

Why is data key to the decision to buy a phone plan from one of these companies ?

Most phone companies offer plans with unlimited talk and text ( in Australia, to Australian numbers ) these days. The difference between the plans is network quality  and the amount of data which is included in the plan.

The trick to picking the right plan is often to think first about how much data you will need and then to find a plan which provid

Why are smaller phone companies sometimes better than big ones ?

Smaller phone companies ( also known as MVNOs in the industry ) often sell the same network as bigger phone companies and charge less. As you will see in the article below, if Entertainment options are not your thing, smaller phone companies might be able to help.

If all you need is a plan with some voice minutes, SMS and a generous data allowance ( and let’s face it, at the moment, that’s most people ) then a smaller phone company might well be right for you. We have included plans from smaller phone companies on this page.

What are the reasons you don’t recommend Telstra ?

Most Australians think Telstra have the best 4G network  and are prepared to pay a premium to get it. The reality is that, in terms of availability, Telstra’s 4G network is on a par with Optus’ – but the plans Optus sell are cheaper.

We show you actual network statistics to prove the point in the article under ‘continue reading.’

What are my alternatives ?

Well, it depends which network you want. But, if you are prepared to consider a smaller phone company for your SIM Only plan:

  • On the Vodafone network, we often recommend Kogan Mobile. They use the full, entire Vodafone network and have great data allowances.
  • On the Optus network, OVO Mobile give you the best of both worlds. Included entertainment options and the biggest data bundles at the price you’ll find on Optus.
  • On the Telstra Mobile Network, Boost Mobile now have 4G and have clever plans with lots of data plus bonus data on the weekends.

Here's our review of the Top 4 Australian Phone Companies

What's good

  • The top 4 all have prepaid and postpaid options
  • Optus prepaid leads the pack
  • Entertainment is increasingly common
  • There's a tiered system of value / price

What's bad

  • Smaller phone companies have better value for data
  • Too much complexity in the plans of the top 4 slows down decisions
  • Not everyone wants Entertainment / content in their plans

Essential advice on picking the right Australian phone company & plan

  • In this article, we explain how to get affordable access to the major phone companies (and their networks) at significantly reduced rates.
  • Scroll down to see the pros and cons of every major Australian phone company.
  • We provide links to more detailed comparison review articles between each of the top telcos. ( e.g. Telstra vs Optus, Virgin Mobile vs Vodafone.)

 

A quick summary of what’s on this page:

  • We review the major trends affecting the plans that people like you are buying from phone companies. In this section, we show you how you could save 30% on your phone bill.
  • We consider the role that entertainment / content is starting to play in phone plans. I this section we give you advice on the key factors you need to be aware of before you sign up.
  • Then we review each of the big 4, top tier phone companies – Vodafone, Optus, Telstra and Virgin Mobile. In this section, we detail what’s good and not so good about each of them.
  • Finally, we look at your alternatives to the big 4 : Smaller phone companies. Most of them offer plans which have just minutes, SMS and data – not entertainment packages as part of your phone service. But then, minutes, SMS and data are what most people want in a phone plan. These companies have much of the best value around in SIM Only and prepaid plans.

 

Major trends in SIM Plans – how to make the right decision

There is a full on ‘entertainment war’ happening between Optus and Telstra! ( Did you know ?!)

  • SIM Only Plans are taking over:
    A significant majority of Australians are now buying SIM Only plans. Many are also choosing from the best prepaid plans ( The only difference between SIM Only plans and prepaid plans is when you pay. ) The reasons people are moving across are so they can get maximum flexibility, the best price and cost savings. By buying their phone and SIM Only separately, people can save more than 30% on their phone bills.
  • TV / Film entertainment / content is now a key inclusion in many phone plans :
    You probably saw the first shot that Optus fired on content / entertainment. It was covered extensively in the news. Optus bid for the rights to the English Premier League ( EPL. ) Buy an Optus SIM Only plan and you can ‘add EPL’ to it like you’d add fries at a fast food place. What you might not have seen since is the way Telstra responded. Telstra have made it possible for their customers to watch the NRL / AFL on their phones, free of charge. Both Optus and Telstra have since made more announcements relating to content inclusions in their plans. There is a full on ‘entertainment war’ happening between them ! ( Did you know ?! ) And it’s not just them. OVO Mobile, a new phone company offer access to V8 Supercars content ( along with some of the best data plan pricing we’ve seen. )
  • Streamed audio is now part of the mix:
    You can now get ‘free’ (the data is not charged for) internet radio from providers like Optus’ prepaid, Telstra’s prepaid and Virgin Mobile’s SIM Only (postpaid). If you already have a subscription to Pandora, Spotify, Google Play Music or other included streamed audio then the chances are that there’s a plan out there which will let you you can access it through your phone for free.
  • Establishing the data you need is key:
    The use of data in mobile phones is doubling every year. You are almost certainly now using more data each month than you ever thought possible even a couple of years ago. Most plans include 3GB or more of data or more at the moment. And the price of that data has fallen by 75% in the last 2 years alone. Before you do anything else, take some time and consider how much data you’re going to need in your phone plan.
  • Keep an eye on the ‘value adds’ :
    Virgin Mobile’s SIM Only plans and prepaid plans are the best example of a phone company which offers some serious value adds. The problem is that there are just too many extras included in phone plans now. From loyalty card points to international calls, we highlight the key points of difference below between the key phone plan providers in Australia.
  • The future involves the eSIM:
    We won’t go in to it too much here, but in the coming years, you will be able to decide which phone company you want to use from ‘settings’ on your phone. The technology which will enable it is the eSIM.

 

Best SIM Only Plans January 2019

Winner ! Prepaid plans with included streamed audio.

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Optus are a reliable brand with great coverage , great value and some unique Optus value you won’t find elsewhere.

My Daily Plus :
Unique in Australia, $2 days offers huge data : 
Unlimited minutes to standard Australian mobile & landlines. Calls are charged per min. They also include unlimited STD national SMS & MMSs. With this plan, you are only charged for the days you connect your phone to the network !

  • $2 per day = Unlimited standard national talk and text  + 500MB A DAY. Charged per KB. Auto bump up with an extra 524MB data for an extra $2. Maximum of $4/1GB for the day. All for use in Australia. Fair Go Policy applies.
  • Optus SIM Starter Kit $10.00 = Unlimited calls and SMS/MMS in Oz +  5GB

Epic Data plans:

Epic Value plans:

See our full Optus prepaid review,  check out Optus’ recharge options, or see all prepaid plans.

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Strong, Simple Plans & A Well Known Brand

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

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 month to month plans

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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Yomojo plans

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

Yomojo are unique in the Australian market. They offer you an unbelievable range of plans. Yomojo’s plans are completely configurable through their website. They also have some pre-configured unlimited plans for those who want a more standardised plan.

  • Prepay Plans :
    Yomojo recently revised their plan range and now offer prepaid plans only.
  • Use the full Optus 4G Plus network :
    Yomojo use the full Optus 4G network. You’ll get the latest 4G speeds in 4G coverage areas in all the same places as customers who go to Optus direct.

Yomojo plans for your mobile

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

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OVO Mobile – Free Video & Radio Content

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

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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Telstra Mobile – Best For Coverage

Telstra Australia

Prepaid + Postpaid | Month to month and contract

Telstra are unrivalled in Australia for coverage, with a 3G signal that covers roughly twice the landmass of any other phone company except Boost Mobile.

  • Unique coverage footprint:
    Access to 2.5m square Km
    of the Australian landmass.
  • Unique video content:
    Only Telstra provides data free streaming of the AFL, NRL and Australian Gymnastics in their plans.
  • Fair data:
    Telstra now offer ‘Data Banking’ on some of their plans and provide Unlimited data options.

Telstra’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 Telstra Mobile review.

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Belong Mobile | Fairest For Data

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

  • Boost $20 PrepaidAdvertisement = Unlimited calls & SMS in Oz + 3GB data.
  • Boost $30 PrepaidAdvertisement = Unlimited calls & SMS in Oz +35GB (includes 23GB bonus data on first 5 recharges) data. 
  • Boost $40 PrepaidAdvertisement = Unlimited calls & SMS in Oz + 45GB  (includes 23GB bonus data on first 5 recharges) data.
  • Boost $50 PrepaidAdvertisement = Unlimited calls & SMS in Oz + 55GB  (includes 23GB bonus data on first 5 recharges) data.
  • Boost $70 PrepaidAdvertisement = Unlimited calls & SMS in Oz + 75GB  (includes 23GB bonus data on first 5 recharges) 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 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)

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

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 The key things to keep in mind then are:

This is the most helpful structure we can offer you in helping you understand what features you want to keep your eyes peeled for when you’re shopping for a phone plan.

If you’re making a choice about a phone plan to buy, here’s what your world looks like.

Telstra's Entertainment is part of a tiered system

Choosing the right phone company and plan starts with knowing whether you need entertainment in your phone plan.

  • At the top of the diagram :
    Are the more expensive phone companies – Optus and Telstra, duping it out over video content.
  • Underneath them :
    Slightly cheaper, are phone companies which offer you some streamed audio ( link to ‘what is streamed audio’ article ).
  • Offering the core services :
    That you always expected from your phone company are smaller phone companies which have the voice, SMS and data plans you’re familiar with.

This is the most helpful structure we can offer you in helping you understand what features you want to keep your eyes peeled for when you’re shopping for a phone plan.

 

What’s good about Australian phone companies?

If you want background on Australian phone companies, here’s why you should consider yourself lucky.

We have developed a tool to help you navigate the plan options available. If you know some basic facts about your existing phone and plan, you can give our phone plan finder tool a go. ( Will open a new window. )

If you want background on Australian phone companies, here’s why you should consider yourself lucky.

  • Never before have you had so much choice :
    Australians have a huge amount of choice when it comes to the telco brand they want to go with. There are options everywhere including the pricing they choose ( particularly as concerns extra ‘Value Adds’, ) the nature of the plan they want ( minutes or caps ) and even on coverage options. To the mix, as we have seen, entertainment has been added. You’ve never had it so good !
  • We have some of the best networks in the world :
    Australia is leading the world in rolling out the latest, fastest network speeds and improving the quality + speed of service. Australia was one of the first countries in the world to roll out 4G or LTE – that’s data speeds on your mobile which are usually better than you’ll get on your home, fixed line broadband connection. We live on the world largest island continent and we can call anyone we like for the cost of a $1 a day.
  • You have incredible data speeds available to you :
    With 4G now offered by all of the big phone companies and many of the smaller phone companies, your mobile internet access has never been quicker. Australian phone companies give you the fastest speeds when you want them. Data  is such an important part of our lives that we have come to rely on it. One of the things we rely on is that it will work as quickly as we need it to.
  • Believe it or not, you have some of the cheapest phone plans anywhere in the world :
    Australia is the cheapest country in the world to own and operate a mobile phone according to a recent OECD international study. Unlimited plans are common now. Bill shock is largely a thing of the past due to more responsible pricing from the major phone companies around data. Management of the data and voice services you buy is notably easier with the apps that every telco now offers for free.
  • Coverage :
    Australia is a huge country. Each of the major Australian networks  covers at least 97% of the population. And, as you know, there are options for those who are in the final couple of percent, even far out in the bush, from Telstra.
  • Online Is Best :
    For time saving, convenience and often the best pricing, Australians have the full range of competition available to them 24 x 7 online through the phone company websites. Once they’ve bought, Australians enjoy the ability to full self service their phone service online.
  • SIM Only or Prepaid deals have redefined the market – in your favor :
    In the last 3 years, the market for Australian phones has changed pretty significantly. People are no longer buying phones the way they used to.  A desire to keep up to date with the latest technology means individuals want to upgrade their phone every 12 months or so makes this a perfect option for many. And the phone companies play ball with SIM only too.

 

Telstra

This is why we don’t recommend Telstra…. For more than 95% of people, Optus, Vodafone or a smaller phone company SIM will work just fine. And they’re all cheaper.

 

Best SIM Only Plans February 2019

Telstra Mobile – Best For Coverage

Telstra Australia

Prepaid + Postpaid | Month to month and contract

Telstra are unrivalled in Australia for coverage, with a 3G signal that covers roughly twice the landmass of any other phone company except Boost Mobile.

  • Unique coverage footprint:
    Access to 2.5m square Km
    of the Australian landmass.
  • Unique video content:
    Only Telstra provides data free streaming of the AFL, NRL and Australian Gymnastics in their plans.
  • Fair data:
    Telstra now offer ‘Data Banking’ on some of their plans and provide Unlimited data options.

Telstra’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 Telstra Mobile review.

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Belong Mobile | Fairest For Data

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

  • Boost $20 PrepaidAdvertisement = Unlimited calls & SMS in Oz + 3GB data.
  • Boost $30 PrepaidAdvertisement = Unlimited calls & SMS in Oz +35GB (includes 23GB bonus data on first 5 recharges) data. 
  • Boost $40 PrepaidAdvertisement = Unlimited calls & SMS in Oz + 45GB  (includes 23GB bonus data on first 5 recharges) data.
  • Boost $50 PrepaidAdvertisement = Unlimited calls & SMS in Oz + 55GB  (includes 23GB bonus data on first 5 recharges) data.
  • Boost $70 PrepaidAdvertisement = Unlimited calls & SMS in Oz + 75GB  (includes 23GB bonus data on first 5 recharges) 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 Boost Mobile review.

CHECK  BOOST MOBILE PLANS

 

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)

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

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Winner ! Prepaid plans with included streamed audio.

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Optus are a reliable brand with great coverage , great value and some unique Optus value you won’t find elsewhere.

My Daily Plus :
Unique in Australia, $2 days offers huge data : 
Unlimited minutes to standard Australian mobile & landlines. Calls are charged per min. They also include unlimited STD national SMS & MMSs. With this plan, you are only charged for the days you connect your phone to the network !

  • $2 per day = Unlimited standard national talk and text  + 500MB A DAY. Charged per KB. Auto bump up with an extra 524MB data for an extra $2. Maximum of $4/1GB for the day. All for use in Australia. Fair Go Policy applies.
  • Optus SIM Starter Kit $10.00 = Unlimited calls and SMS/MMS in Oz +  5GB

Epic Data plans:

Epic Value plans:

See our full Optus prepaid review,  check out Optus’ recharge options, or see all prepaid plans.

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Strong, Simple Plans & A Well Known Brand

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

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 month to month plans

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.

CHECK SOUTHERN PHONE SIM PLANS

 

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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Yomojo plans

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

Yomojo are unique in the Australian market. They offer you an unbelievable range of plans. Yomojo’s plans are completely configurable through their website. They also have some pre-configured unlimited plans for those who want a more standardised plan.

  • Prepay Plans :
    Yomojo recently revised their plan range and now offer prepaid plans only.
  • Use the full Optus 4G Plus network :
    Yomojo use the full Optus 4G network. You’ll get the latest 4G speeds in 4G coverage areas in all the same places as customers who go to Optus direct.

Yomojo plans for your mobile

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

CHECK  YOMOJO PLANS

 

OVO Mobile – Free Video & Radio Content

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

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.

CHECK  KOGAN MOBILE PLANS

 

What’s good about Telstra?

Every Australian knows Telstra. Their scale ( they have a 39.9% market share, a substantial 16.4 million customers ) gives them the ability to offer great coverage and to keep reinvesting in their network. The result is better coverage than the other phone companies.

Telstra have more than 7.7 million 4G enabled services. That is more than half of all Australia’s 4G customers with one provider !

Their 3G coverage extends to Australia’s largest network, covering 99.40% of the population and 2.4 million square miles.

Telstra enjoys scale: The kinds of scale with 4G services that dwarf even the closest competitors, Optus and Vodafone.

Telstra’s 4G signal covers 99% of the Australian population . And they have lofty goals to go even further with their network coverage.

Beyond the network, there are few pros of being with Telstra. One way to look at this is that the other networks feel they have to offer sweeteners on top of their networks to keep up with Telstra’s network performance. However, make sure you consider the alternatives before signing with Telstra. All of the other operators have features that Telstra does not.

  • Network :
    Telstra cover the biggest proportion of Australians. If you are one of the 1% of Australians who live in a coverage area where only Telstra offers service, you need to go with Big T. Recent moves for a national roaming deal suggest that even this scant advantage will soon be gone for Telstra.
  • Content :
    Telstra’s size gives then an advantage when they are signing up the rights to sports ‘properties’ like the AFL or NRL. The number of customers Telstra has means that the cost per customer is smaller, in the negotiation of these deals. Telstra’s content!
  • Telstra’s Online Self Service Capabilities – 24×7 :
    Telstra have an impressive suite of Self Service capabilities available through their website and / or Self Service App – 24 x 7. The ability to self service can save you hours of waiting on their queues for unsatisfactory service from their call center.
  • They’ve copied Optus on the ‘Add a GB for $10’ :
    Telstra didn’t originate the idea but that doesn’t mean it’s a bad idea. As with Optus Telstra and now, even Vodafone, if you exceed your plan’s data usage, you will be charged $10 to upgrade your entitlement to include one additional GB. In theory, it’s great. It’s certainly an improvement on what preceded it ( exorbitant $30 – $100 per GB data charges ) but, if you get upgraded to an extra GB a day or two before your plan renews, a lot of it goes to waste.
  • They’ve copied Vodafone on the daily charge for Global Roaming :
    These days, for a fixed daily fee, you can use your Telstra phone overseas. Be careful on data usage, Telstra’s terms for this offer component are not as good as Vodafone’s. However, to the degree they could, Telstra have mimicked Vodafone ad reduced their lead in this area.

 

Cons Of Telstra

  • Price :
    Telstra are significantly more expensive than the alternatives. No shit. They tend to charge $10 / $15 per month more for access to their network but …..
  • They’ve had a bunch of embarrassing outages :
    Telstra has, as you cannot have missed, suffered a number of embarrassing