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Top Moose Mobile Plans

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Moose Mobile

Moose $9 SIM Only

5 stars
Value

200 minutes of calls to landlines and mobiles in Oz. Unlimited SMS and MMS in Oz.

Data

1GB

CONTRACT

Month to month

Network

Optus 3G + 4G Plus

Includes
COST PER MONTH

$5.00

Usual price is $9.00
Moose Mobile

Moose $14 SIM Only

5 stars
Value

Unlimited standard calls and SMS in Oz

Data

1.5GB

CONTRACT

Month to month

Network

Optus 3G + 4G Plus

Includes
COST PER MONTH

$5.00

Usual price is $14.00
Moose Mobile

Moose $9 12M plan

5 stars
Value

220 minutes of calls to landlines and mobiles in Oz. Unlimited SMS and MMS in Oz.

Data

1GB

CONTRACT

12 Months

Network

Optus 3G + 4G Plus

Includes
COST PER MONTH

$5.00

Total min. cost $104.00
Moose Mobile

Moose $14 12M plan

5 stars
Value

Unlimited standard calls and SMS in Oz

Data

2GB

CONTRACT

12 Months

Network

Optus 3G + 4G Plus

Includes
COST PER MONTH

$5.00

Total min. cost $159.00
Moose Mobile

Moose $19 SIM Only

5 stars
Value

Unlimited standard calls and SMS in Oz

Data

2.5GB

CONTRACT

Month to month

Network

Optus 3G + 4G Plus

Includes
COST PER MONTH

$19.00

Moose Mobile

Moose $19 12M plan

5 stars
Value

Unlimited standard calls and SMS in Oz

Data

3GB

CONTRACT

12 Months

Network

Optus 3G + 4G Plus

Includes
COST PER MONTH

$19.00

Total min. cost $228.00
Moose Mobile

Moose $25 12M plan

5 stars
Value

Unlimited standard calls and SMS in Oz

Data

5GB

CONTRACT

12 Months

Network

Optus 3G + 4G Plus

Includes
COST PER MONTH

$25.00

Total min. cost $300.00
Moose Mobile

Moose $29 SIM Only

5 stars
Value

Unlimited standard calls and SMS in Oz

Data

5GB

CONTRACT

Month to month

Network

Optus 3G + 4G Plus

Includes
COST PER MONTH

$29.00

Moose Mobile

Moose $29 12M plan

5 stars
Value

Unlimited standard calls and SMS in Oz

Data

10GB

CONTRACT

12 Months

Network

Optus 3G + 4G Plus

Includes
COST PER MONTH

$29.00

Total min. cost $348.00
Moose Mobile

Moose $34 SIM Only

5 stars
Value

Unlimited standard calls and SMS in Oz

Data

10GB

CONTRACT

Month to month

Network

Optus 3G + 4G Plus

Includes
COST PER MONTH

$34.00

Moose Mobile

Moose $35 12M plan

5 stars
Value

Unlimited standard calls and SMS in Oz

Data

18GB

CONTRACT

12 Months

Network

Optus 3G + 4G Plus

Includes
COST PER MONTH

$35.00

Total min. cost $420.00
Moose Mobile

Moose $39 SIM Only

5 stars
Value

Unlimited standard calls and SMS in Oz

Data

18GB

CONTRACT

Month to month

Network

Optus 3G + 4G Plus

Includes
COST PER MONTH

$39.00

Moose Mobile

Moose $47 12M plan

5 stars
Value

Unlimited standard calls and SMS in Oz

Data

30GB

CONTRACT

12 Months

Network

Optus 3G Plus

Includes
COST PER MONTH

$47.00

Total min. cost $564.00
Moose Mobile

Moose $49 SIM Only

5 stars
Value

Unlimited standard calls and SMS in Oz

Data

30GB

CONTRACT

Month to month

Network

Optus 3G Plus

Includes
COST PER MONTH

$49.00

Moose Mobile

Moose $76 12M plan

5 stars
Value

Unlimited standard calls and SMS in Oz

Data

90GB

CONTRACT

12 Months

Network

Optus 3G Plus

Includes
COST PER MONTH

$76.00

Total min. cost $912.00
Moose Mobile

Moose $78 SIM Only

5 stars
Value

Unlimited standard calls and SMS in Oz

Data

90GB

CONTRACT

Month to month

Network

Optus 3G Plus

Includes
COST PER MONTH

$78.00

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Amaysim

Amaysim Unlimited Prepaid $10

stars
Value

Unlimited standard national talk and text.

Data

1GB

EXPIRY

Recharge every 28 days.

Network

Optus 3G + 4G Plus

Includes
STARTER SIM COST

$10.00

Optus

Optus My Prepaid Daily Plus

5 stars
Value

$2 a day gets you: unlimited standard national talk and text when you recharge from $10.

Data

500MB

EXPIRY

$2 Daily Level expires at 11.59pm local time. Minimum recharge is $10.

Network

Optus 3G + 4G Plus

Includes
STARTER SIM COST

$2.00

Minimum spend is $10.00
Southern Phone

Southern Phone Orange $10 M2M

5 stars
Value

$200 call and SMS credit.

Data

200MB

EXPIRY

Month to month

Network

Telstra 3G + 4G

Includes
COST PER MONTH

$10.00

Min. cost over 1 month is $10.00
Yomojo

Yomojo Kids Prepaid $9.90

4 stars
Value

200 minutes of standard calling and unlimited SMS in Oz.

Data

1GB

EXPIRY

Recharge every 30 days.

Network

Optus 4G Plus

Includes
STARTER SIM COST

$9.90

Southern Phone

Southern Phone Green $12 12M

5 stars
Value

Unlimited national calls & SMS.

Data

1GB

CONTRACT

12 Months

Network

Optus 3G + 4G

Includes
COST PER MONTH

$9.90

Min. cost over 12 month is $118.80
Spintel

Spintel BYO $9.95

5 stars
Value

200 minutes standard calling and unlimited SMS in Oz

Data

1.5GB

CONTRACT

Month to month

Network

Optus 3G + 4G Plus

Includes
COST PER MONTH

$9.95

OVO

OVO $19.95

5 stars
Value

$500 standard calling and unlimited SMS / MMS in Oz.

Data

2GB

EXPIRY

Recharge every 30 days.

Network

Optus 3G + 4G

Includes
STARTER SIM COST

$9.98

Usual price $19.95
Boost

Boost $10 Prepaid

3 stars
Value

Unlimited National Calls & SMS

Data

1GB data

CONTRACT

7 day expiry

Network

4G on the Telstra Mobile Network

Includes
STARTER SIM COST

$10.00

Optus

Optus $10 SIM Starter Kit

5 stars
Value

Up to 100 minutes of standard national calls (charged per minute). Unlimited standard national SMS/MMS

Data

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.

EXPIRY

7 days

Network

Optus 3G + 4G Plus

Includes
Starter sim cost

$10.00

Southern Phone

Southern Phone Orange $10 12M

5 stars
Value

$500 call and SMS credit.

Data

500MB

CONTRACT

12 Months

Network

Telstra 3G + 4G

Includes
COST PER MONTH

$10.00

Min. cost over 12 months is $120.00
Belong Mobile

Belong Mobile $10

4 stars
Value

Unlimited national calls & SMS.

Data

1GB

NO CONTRACT

Month to month

Network

Telstra 3G + 4G

Includes
COST PER MONTH

$10.00

Southern Phone

Southern Phone Green $12 M2M

5 stars
Value

Unlimited national calls & SMS.

Data

500MB

EXPIRY

Month to month

Network

Optus 3G + 4G

Includes
COST PER MONTH

$12.00

Min. cost over 1 month is $12.00
Yomojo

Yomojo Unlimited Prepaid $29.90

5 stars
Value

Unlimited standard calls and SMS in Oz

Data

4GB

EXPIRY

Recharge every 30 days.

Network

Optus 4G Plus

Includes
STARTER SIM COST

$14.95

Belong Mobile

Belong Mobile $15

4 stars
Value

Unlimited national calls & SMS plus unlimited international calls & text to 36 selected countries.

Data

1GB

NO CONTRACT

Month to month

Network

Telstra 3G + 4G

Includes
COST PER MONTH

$15.00

Boost

Boost $40 Prepaid

3 stars
Value

Unlimited National Calls & SMS

Data

15GB

CONTRACT

28 day Expiry

Network

4G on the Telstra Mobile Network

Includes
STARTER SIM COST

$15.00

Usual price is $40.00
Yomojo

Yomojo Unlimited Prepaid $15.90

4 stars
Value

Unlimited standard calls and SMS in Oz

Data

2GB

EXPIRY

Recharge every 30 days.

Network

Optus 4G Plus

Includes
STARTER SIM COST

$15.90

Spintel

Spintel BYO $15.95

5 stars
Value

Unlimited standard calls and SMS in Oz

Data

3GB

CONTRACT

Month to month

Network

Optus 3G + 4G Plus

Includes
COST PER MONTH

$15.95

Vaya

Vaya SIM Only $16

stars
Value

Unlimited standard national talk and text.

Data

1.5GB

EXPIRY

Month to month

Network

Optus 3G + 4G Plus

Includes
COST PER MONTH

$16.00

Minimum spend is $16.00
Kogan Mobile

Kogan SMALL $16.9 - 30 Days

5 stars
Value

Unlimited standard calls and SMS in Oz

Data

2GB

EXPIRY

Recharge every 30 days.

Network

Vodafone 4G

Includes
STARTER SIM COST

$16.90

Boost

Boost $20 Prepaid

3 stars
Value

Unlimited National Calls & SMS

Data

2.5GB

CONTRACT

28 day Expiry

Network

4G on the Telstra Mobile Network

Includes
RECHARGE COST

$20.00

Southern Phone

Southern Phone Orange $20 M2M

5 stars
Value

Unlimited national calls & SMS.

Data

500MB

EXPIRY

Month to month

Network

Telstra 3G + 4G

Includes
COST PER MONTH

$20.00

Min. cost over 1 month is $20.00
Amaysim

Amaysim Unlimited Prepaid $20

stars
Value

Unlimited standard national talk and text.

Data

2.5GB

EXPIRY

Recharge every 28 days.

Network

Optus 3G + 4G Plus

Includes
STARTER SIM COST

$20.00

Southern Phone

Southern Phone Green $22 12M

5 stars
Value

Unlimited national calls & SMS.

Data

7GB

CONTRACT

12 Months

Network

Optus 3G + 4G

Includes
COST PER MONTH

$22.00

Min. cost over 12 months is $264.00
Southern Phone

Southern Phone Green $22 M2M

5 stars
Value

Unlimited national calls & SMS.

Data

3GB

EXPIRY

Month to month

Network

Optus 3G + 4G

Includes
COST PER MONTH

$22.00

Min. cost over 1 month is $22.00
Spintel

Spintel BYO $23.95

5 stars
Value

Unlimited standard calls and SMS in Oz

Data

6GB

CONTRACT

Month to month

Network

Optus 3G + 4G Plus

Includes
COST PER MONTH

$23.95

Belong Mobile

Belong Mobile $25

4 stars
Value

Unlimited national calls & SMS.

Data

5GB

NO CONTRACT

Month to month

Network

Telstra 3G + 4G

Includes
COST PER MONTH

$25.00

Spintel

Spintel BYO $25.95

5 stars
Value

Unlimited standard calls and SMS in Oz

Data

10GB

CONTRACT

Month to month

Network

Optus 3G

Includes
COST PER MONTH

$25.95

Kogan Mobile

Kogan MEDIUM $29.9 - 30 Days

5 stars
Value

Unlimited standard calls and SMS in Oz

Data

6GB

EXPIRY

Recharge every 30 days.

Network

Vodafone 4G

Includes
STARTER SIM COST

$29.90

Optus

Optus Prepaid Ultimate Plus $30

5 stars
Value

Unlimited standard national talk and text

Data

18.88GB (standard 3GB + 5.88GB bonus data + 10GB streaming data to stream on Netflix, Stan, ABC iView, ABC Kids and ABC ME). Available on first two $30 recharges when you activate from 05.02.18. 1st recharge by 03.06.18; 2nd recharge by 02.09.18.

EXPIRY

28 days

Network

Optus 3G + 4G Plus

Includes
STARTER SIM COST

$30.00

Belong Mobile

Belong Mobile $30

5 stars
Value

Unlimited national calls & SMS plus unlimited international calls & text to 36 selected countries.

Data

5GB

NO CONTRACT

Month to month

Network

Telstra 3G + 4G

Includes
COST PER MONTH

$30.00

Amaysim

Amaysim Unlimited Prepaid $30

stars
Value

Unlimited standard national talk and text.

Data

5GB

EXPIRY

Recharge every 28 days.

Network

Optus 3G + 4G Plus

Includes
STARTER SIM COST

$30.00

Southern Phone

Southern Phone Green $35 12M

5 stars
Value

Unlimited national calls & SMS.

Data

18GB

CONTRACT

12 Months

Network

Optus 3G + 4G

Includes
COST PER MONTH

$35.00

Min. cost over 12 months is $420.00
Southern Phone

Southern Phone Green $35 M2M

5 stars
Value

Unlimited national calls & SMS.

Data

10GB

EXPIRY

Month to month

Network

Optus 3G + 4G

Includes
COST PER MONTH

$35.00

Min. cost over 1 month is $35.00
Southern Phone

Southern Phone Orange $35 12M

5 stars
Value

Unlimited national calls & SMS.

Data

5GB

CONTRACT

12 Months

Network

Telstra 3G + 4G

Includes
COST PER MONTH

$35.00

Min. cost over 12 months is $420.00
Vaya

Vaya SIM Only $36

stars
Value

Unlimited standard national talk and text.

Data

10GB

EXPIRY

Month to month

Network

Optus 3G + 4G Plus

Includes
COST PER MONTH

$36.00

Minimum spend is $36.00
Kogan Mobile

Kogan LARGE $36.9 - 30 Days

5 stars
Value

Unlimited standard calls and SMS in Oz

Data

16GB

EXPIRY

Recharge every 30 days.

Network

Vodafone 4G

Includes
STARTER SIM COST

$36.90

Optus

Optus Prepaid Ultimate Plus $40

5 stars
Value

Unlimited standard national talk and text. Unlimited standard international calls to 15 selected destinations. Full terms at optus.com.au/prepaidint

Data

25GB (standard 7GB + 8GB bonus data + 10GB streaming data to stream on Netflix, Stan, ABC iView, ABC Kids and ABC ME). Available on first two $40 recharges when you activate from 05.02.18. 1st recharge by 03.06.18; 2nd recharge by 02.09.18.

EXPIRY

28 days

Network

Optus 3G + 4G Plus

Includes
STARTER SIM COST

$40.00

Amaysim

Amaysim Unlimited Prepaid $40

stars
Value

Unlimited standard national talk and text.

Data

15GB

EXPIRY

Recharge every 28 days.

Network

Optus 3G + 4G Plus

Includes
STARTER SIM COST

$40.00

Kogan Mobile

Kogan SMALL $46.90 - 90 Days

5 stars
Value

Unlimited standard calls and SMS in Oz

Data

2GB every 30 days

EXPIRY

90 days

Network

Vodafone 4G

Includes
STARTER SIM COST

$46.90

Boost

Boost $50 Prepaid

3 stars
Value

Unlimited National Calls & SMS

Data

20GB

CONTRACT

28 day Expiry

Network

4G on the Telstra Mobile Network

Includes
RECHARGE COST

$50.00

Optus

Optus Prepaid Ultimate Plus $50

5 stars
Value

Unlimited standard national talk and text. Unlimited standard international calls to 15 selected destinations + 5 bonus destinations until 3 June 2018. Full terms at optus.com.au/prepaidint

Data

35GB (standard 10GB + 15GB bonus data + 10GB streaming data to stream on Netflix, Stan, ABC iView, ABC Kids and ABC ME). Available on first two $50 recharges when you activate from 05.02.18. 1st recharge by 03.06.18; 2nd recharge by 02.09.18.

EXPIRY

28 days

Network

Optus 3G + 4G Plus

Includes
STARTER SIM COST

$50.00

Southern Phone

Southern Phone Green $50 12M

5 stars
Value

Unlimited national calls & SMS.

Data

23GB

CONTRACT

12 Months

Network

Optus 3G + 4G

Includes
COST PER MONTH

$50.00

Min. cost over 12 months is $600.00
Southern Phone

Southern Phone Green $50 M2M

5 stars
Value

Unlimited national calls & SMS.

Data

15GB

EXPIRY

Month to month

Network

Optus 3G + 4G

Includes
COST PER MONTH

$50.00

Min. cost over 1 month is $50.00
Southern Phone

Southern Phone Orange $50 12M

5 stars
Value

Unlimited national calls & SMS.

Data

7GB

CONTRACT

12 Months

Network

Telstra 3G + 4G

Includes
COST PER MONTH

$50.00

Min. cost over 12 months $600.00
Amaysim

Amaysim Unlimited Prepaid $50

stars
Value

Unlimited standard national talk and text.

Data

20GB

EXPIRY

Recharge every 28 days.

Network

Optus 3G + 4G Plus

Includes
STARTER SIM COST

$50.00

Yomojo

Yomojo Unlimited Prepaid $59.90

5 stars
Value

Unlimited standard calls and SMS in Oz

Data

30GB

EXPIRY

Recharge every 30 days.

Network

Optus 3G

Includes
STARTER SIM COST

$59.90

Southern Phone

Southern Phone Orange $60 M2M

5 stars
Value

Unlimited national calls & SMS.

Data

10GB

EXPIRY

Month to month

Network

Telstra 3G + 4G

Includes
COST PER MONTH

$60.00

Min. cost over 1 month is $60.00
Southern Phone

Southern Phone Orange $65 12M

5 stars
Value

Unlimited national calls & SMS.

Data

15GB

CONTRACT

12 Months

Network

Telstra 3G + 4G

Includes
COST PER MONTH

$65.00

Min. cost over 12 months is $780.00
OVO

OVO $9.95

5 stars
Value

$200 standard calling and unlimited SMS / MMS in Oz.

Data

1GB

EXPIRY

Recharge every 30 days.

Network

Optus 3G + 4G

Includes
STARTER SIM COST

$4.98

Usual price $9.95
Lebara Mobile

Lebara Extra Small Plan $14.90 Starter

4 stars
Value

Unlimited standard calls and SMS in Oz

Data

2GB

EXPIRY

Recharge every 30 days.

Network

Vodafone 3G + 4G

Includes
Starter sim cost

$14.90

Lebara Mobile

Lebara Small Plan $24.9 Starter

4 stars
Value

Unlimited standard calls and SMS in Oz, Unlimited Standard Calls to 10 selected countries

Data

3.5GB

EXPIRY

Recharge every 30 days.

Network

Vodafone 3G + 4G

Includes
Starter sim cost

$24.90

Lebara Mobile

Lebara Medium Plan $29.9 Starter

4 stars
Value

Unlimited standard calls and SMS in Oz, Unlimited Standard Calls to 12 Selected Countries including India

Data

15GB first month = (5GB+10GB Bonus) data

EXPIRY

Recharge every 30 days.

Network

Vodafone 3G + 4G

Includes
Starter sim cost

$29.90

Common questions about Moose Mobile plans

Who should consider Moose Mobile ?

We recommend Moose Mobile to people who want a postpaid service (the alternative, are our prepaid plans) without a bunch of unnecessary extras. Moose offer great data inclusions across a broad range of price points, too.

Can I keep my phone number if I move it to Moose Mobile ?

Oh yes you can. You can read more about it here.

What network does Moose Mobile use ?

Moose use the Optus 3G and 4G network. They’re a reseller or ‘MVNO’ and that means they have access to the entire Optus coverage map. You will get exactly the same network access, coverage and speeds as if you were with Optus themselves.

Are there any unusual fees due for Moose ?

Moose are a new telco and they have some unusual fees. You can find out more about them in the CIS, the Customer Information Statement which you will find on their website, close to the plan you’re considering. The ones we’d call out are :

  • Australia post payment handling fee :
    $2.50. This is charged if you pay your account through Australia post. Why not do it online, instead, that’s free. Note, delivery is free – most operators offer free postage for your SIM.
  • Number changing fee:
    If you change your number after you’ve been with them a while, they’ll charge you $35. It’s extremely rare that a customer would want to do this.
  • SIM Card replacement :
    $25. Again, it’s rare, but if it does happen, it’ll set you back $25.

Do Moose have a Self Service App ?

You have always been able to access Moose’s self service facilities online (through any internet connection.) To this facility, they added an app in mid/late 2017.

Self Service Apps are underused by people in our view. They help with some of the thorny problems of telco, especially managing data usage.

How much is extra data with Moose Mobile ?

Moose charge 1.5c per MB for data once you’ve used up the limit on your data balance. That’s $15.36 per GB. In our opinion, this is a fair way to charge for data and has some benefits over the competition which we explain in the article, below.

When they say ‘Unlimited’ calls and SMS – what do they mean ?

What does ‘Unlimited’ mean ?! We’ve all been caught out at one point or another, haven’t we ? In the case of Moose, Unlimited means Unlimited domestic ( within Australia, from your phone to another phone in Australia ) calls and SMS.

Moose DO include 13 numbers, 1800 numbers, MMS, Voicemail, International SMS and MMS in their Unlimited Plans – not everyone does. So it’s pretty fair.

Which WhatPhone award did Moose Mobile win in 2018.

Moose Mobile was awarded the 2018 ‘Best Overall’ award in our 2018 line up.

Moose have set a new bar for the two most important SIM Only plan features since their 2017 launch. Moose have fantastic pricing on all of their plans, especially the data component. But they also lead on customer satisfaction. You can find out more about these awards, other winners and how Moose fit in, in our Moose Mobile review, below.

What's good

  • All plans comes with Unlimited Australian Voice and SMS
  • Great data inclusions over broad plan range
  • No unnecessary extras
  • Nice approach to out of bundle data charging
  • Australian customer support
  • 2018 Award Winner For 'Best Overall.'

What's bad

  • Offers only postpaid plans

Independent Moose Mobile Plan Review – Should You Go With Them?

Moose Mobile are a relatively new telco in Australia. Their postpaid plans all include unlimited voice and SMS in Australia and have healthy data allowances, across a broad spend range. They’re so good, they won ‘Best Overall’ in our 2018 WhatPhone Award Line up.

 

Moose Mobile Review – Should you go with them ?

Best plans overall - 2018

Moose Mobile are a relatively new postpaid SIM provider, based in Brisbane. The company was established by some telco veterans who have been working in phone company retail for some time now.

Moose enter an already incredibly competitive telco market place. They’re an MVNO  – a network reseller – who provide access to the Optus 3G and 4G networks. And that’s why we say it’s incredibly competitive. There are already a number of providers operating on the same network. Optus has more MVNOs than any other phone company.

Moose do have some strong points of difference, however. Let’s take a look at what makes Moose stand out and see who would benefit most from taking a phone plan from them.

 

Details of Moose Mobile’s SIM offer

We recommend Moose Mobile to people who want more data, without any extras, and prefer the convenience of a postpaid plan.

  • Moose only offer postpaid plans :
    The first and most obvious difference between Moose Mobile and their Optus based network competitors is that they exclusively offer postpaid plans. Many consider postpaid plans to be more convenient than prepaid for a couple of reasons. First, charges are applied automatically to postpaid accounts. There’s no ‘manual’ recharging when you’ve used your allocation, of say, data. Extras like international calls work more seamlessly. As a result, Moose which adds some choice to the market. Most of the competition are prepaid providers. Second – you pay a bit less – see next point.
  • Postpaid means you’ll pay a bit less over the course of a year :
    Postpaid plans renew on the same day each month. Most prepaid plans have 28 day recharge windows.  That means, when you go postpaid, you tend to save about one month’s fees per year.
  • Moose are a SIM Only provider :
    Like most phone companies, the majority of MVNOs, Moose are a SIM only plan provider. We’ve covered the benefits of SIM Only services in detail elsewhere across the site. The majority of Australians now select a SIM Only plan and put it in to their own phone because it’s so much cheaper than taking a contract over the 24 months you’re ‘trapped’.
  • Great data inclusions :
    We think Moose Mobile are up there with the best when it comes to monthly data inclusions. Data is the most important thing in a plan these days and Moose heap it on generously in their plans.
  • All their plans come with unlimited ( domestic ) calls and SMS :
    All of Moose’s plans include Unlimited Australian Voice and SMS, which is astounding value given that they start at $14.00. Unlimited inclusions like these mean their plans are simple to compare ( you’re just looking for the data allowance that suits you ) and you don’t have to faff with cap pricing calculations.
  • Nothing you won’t use :
    Around half of the plans that visitors to WhatPhone choose each month have an entertainment  component to them. The inclusion of entertainment in phone plans is a significant change to the industry and it happened almost overnight, last year. Included entertainment could be anything from streamed radio  to the NRL of AFL games on your mobile.  These entertainment plan inclusions are ‘pitched’ as ‘free’ but the truth is, users pay a premium to receive them – it’s just included in the price. Moose mobile are a ‘classic’ telco in the sense that they offer core network / plan features only. Their plans have voice, SMS and data included. If you’re not in to sport or music as part of your plan, you’re better with Moose than a company which ‘includes’ them.
  • Preferred ‘out of bundle’ charging :
    Optus, Telstra and Vodafone ( as well as many competitors ) now offer ‘auto-top up’ data features. Say you have a 2GB a month plan from Optus and you use it up with a week to go before your plan resets at the end of the month. Instead of charging you penalty rates for the extra data you need, they add one more GB of data and charge you an additional $10. See the problem? What if you don’t use it all?! Optus (and the rest) could add this extra GB on the last day of the month and still charge you $10 for it. The $10 / GB auto add scheme is certainly an improvement on what preceded it. Moose, however, have the best of both worlds. Moose charge much lower ‘out of bundle’ rates than almost anyone else in market. When you go over your included data allowance, you’re not charged $10 there and then, you’re charged $15 or so per GB of data. If you only use a couple of hundred MB, you’ll be charged around $3 rather than the $10. Again, you’re not paying for anything you don’t need. Data can be confusing. If you don’t know the difference between a MB, a GB and TB, read our ‘how much data do I need’ article

 

Moose Mobile : WhatPhone 2018 ‘Best Overall’ Award Winner

Moose Mobile logoBest plans overall 2018 - Moose

 

 

 

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

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

With Moose You’ll get:

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

Moose plans for your mobile

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

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Things to bear in mind about Moose Mobile

  • It’s postpaid – you’ll need a debit card :
    Contrary to popular belief, postpaid plan users do not need to be over 18 years of age but they do need to have a debit credit card. You’ll be asked for this as part of the checkout process and they’ll use it to run a credit check on you. It’s a bit like a hotel asking for a credit card before you check in. With a telco, under a postpaid agreement, you could run up hundreds of dollars worth of charges and then, if you were of a flighty nature, never pay them. The credit check ensures the phone company (here, Moose) against that possibility.
  • You won’t be charged a service fee to use a credit card :
    If you do use a credit card to pay your bill, they won’t charge you a service fee.
  • Refreshingly, their customer support call center is based in Australia :
    To keep costs down, as everyone knows, most call centers have at least one of their components overseas. Moose’s is Australian based and from the feedback,we’ve seen, customers love it. Australia is a culturally diverse nation but having an Australian based call center means people know where you’re coming from and understand all the slang we throw about without thinking about it.

 

Things that are not so good about Moose Mobile

There are a few things to be aware of with Moose. We see these same service aspects with almost all new telcos. Over time, competitive pressure strips them away but for now, you need to be aware of the following.

  • No free next day delivery :
    Free delivery is 2-4 days for a sim card and 5 -7 days for a phone purchase. Some phone companies can get you the SIM the same day. No-one wants to wait when they’ve made their decision to move. We hope Moose get on top of their logistics and drop this number from a potential 4 days. They do have an option to get next day delivery for $7. Some competitor providers don’t charge for that and in our view, it’s an important part of the product.
  • They charge a payment fee for bills you clear at the Post Office :
    Moose charge a $2.50 Australia Post payment handling fee. Most of the competition don’t.
  • They also charge for using BPay :
    Moose will charge you a $1.00 handling fee for using BPay.

 

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Southern Phone

 

 

 

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

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

With Southern Phone you’ll get :

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

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

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

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

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SpinTel

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

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

With SpinTel you’ll get:

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

SpinTel plans for your mobile.

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Moose Mobile : WhatPhone 2018 ‘Best Overall’ Award Winner

Moose Mobile logoBest plans overall 2018 - Moose

 

 

 

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

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

With Moose You’ll get:

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

Moose plans for your mobile

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

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OVO Mobile – Free Video & Radio Content

Best Entertainment plans - 2018

 

 

 

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

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

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

OVO Plans for your mobile

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

  • $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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Strong, Simple Plans & A Well Known Brand

Best for big mobile broadband bundles

 

 

 

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

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

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

Amaysim’s plan range:

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

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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

International Calls 2018

 

 

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

Boost Mobile Plans For Your Mobile

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

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Southern Phone

 

 

 

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

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

With Southern Phone you’ll get :

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

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

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

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

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Summing up Moose Mobile

We love Moose’s offers. They have great data pricing and while they enter an almost unbelievably competitive marketplace, their postpaid offering adds choice and flexibility. If you want a plan with a healthy data allowance and nothing you don’t need, try Moose.

 

Sources :

If you have any questions about credit checking, this site should answer them : https://www.oaic.gov.au/individuals/faqs-for-individuals/credit-reporting/

 

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