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Top iPhone SIM plans in Australia

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Postpaid 3G + 4G Plus from Optus
Moose SIM Only $14.00

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

• Customers love them. Check out their online reviews.

• Australian customer service and support.

Unlimited Standard SMS
UnlimitedStandard calls

1.5GB

Data

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

• Customers love them. Check out their online reviews.

• Australian customer service and support.

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

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

• Customers love them. Check out their online reviews.

• Australian customer service and support.

Unlimited Standard SMS
200 minsStandard calls

1GB

Data

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

• Customers love them. Check out their online reviews.

• Australian customer service and support.

$9.00 COST PER MONTH $0.10
CONTRACT Month to month
Regular price is $9.00
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Postpaid 3G + 4G Plus from Optus
Moose 12M plan $9.00

• Customers love them. Check out their online reviews.

• Australian customer service and support.

Unlimited Standard SMS
220 minsStandard calls

1GB

Data

• Customers love them. Check out their online reviews.

• Australian customer service and support.

COST PER MONTH $9.00
CONTRACT 12 Months
Total min. cost $104.00
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Postpaid 3G + 4G from Optus
Southern Phone Green 12M $9.90

• Free delivery!

Unlimited Standard SMS
UnlimitedStandard calls

1GB

Data

• Free delivery!

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

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

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

• Free delivery!

Unlimited Standard SMS
200 minsStandard calls

1GB

Data

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

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

• Free delivery!

STARTER SIM COST $9.90
EXPIRY Recharge every 30 days.
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Prepaid 3G + 4G Plus from Optus
OVO Mobile Mini $9.95

• FREE Cyber Safety + Parental Control software.

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

Unlimited Standard SMS
$500 Standard calls

1GB

Data
Data Free Entertainment

• FREE Cyber Safety + Parental Control software.

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

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

• Set your own data limit.

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

Unlimited Standard SMS
200 minsStandard calls

1.5GB for first 6 months then 1GB

Data
Set Your Own Data Limit

• Set your own data limit.

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

COST PER MONTH $9.95
CONTRACT Month to month
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Prepaid 3G + 4G Plus from Optus
Amaysim Unlimited Prepaid $10.00

• Free delivery!

Unlimited Standard SMS
UnlimitedStandard calls

1GB

Data

• Free delivery!

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

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

• No lock in contract.

Unlimited Standard SMS
UnlimitedStandard calls

1GB

Data
Data Banking

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

• No lock in contract.

COST PER MONTH $10.00
NO CONTRACT Month to month
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Prepaid Optus
Optus Prepaid Epic Data $10.00

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

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

5GB

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

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

STARTER SIM COST $10.00
EXPIRY Recharge every 5 days.
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All for use in Australia. Fair Go Policy applies.
Prepaid Optus
Optus SIM Starter Kit $10.00

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

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

5GB

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

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

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

• Free delivery!

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

500MB

Data

• Free delivery!

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

• Free delivery!

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

200MB

Data

• Free delivery!

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

• Free delivery!

Unlimited Standard SMS
UnlimitedStandard calls

500MB

Data

• Free delivery!

COST PER MONTH $12.00
EXPIRY Month to month
Min. cost over 1 month is $12.00
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Postpaid 3G + 4G Plus from Optus
Moose 12M plan $14.00

• Customers love them. Check out their online reviews.

• Australian customer service and support.

Unlimited Standard SMS
UnlimitedStandard calls

2GB

Data

• Customers love them. Check out their online reviews.

• Australian customer service and support.

COST PER MONTH $14.00
CONTRACT 12 Months
Total min. cost $159.00
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Postpaid Telstra 3G + 4G
Belong Mobile $15.00

• Unlimited international calls & text to 36 selected countries.

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

• No lock in contract.

Unlimited Standard SMS
UnlimitedStandard calls

1GB

Data
Data Banking

• Unlimited international calls & text to 36 selected countries.

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

• No lock in contract.

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

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

• Free delivery!

Unlimited Standard SMS
UnlimitedStandard calls

2GB

Data

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

• Free delivery!

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

• Plus $50 international call credit.

• Set your own data limit.

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

Unlimited Standard SMS
UnlimitedStandard calls

3GB

Data
Set Your Own Data Limit

• Plus $50 international call credit.

• Set your own data limit.

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

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

• Best price guarantee.

• Free delivery!

Unlimited Standard SMS
UnlimitedStandard calls

1.5GB

Data

• Best price guarantee.

• Free delivery!

COST PER MONTH $16.00
CONTRACT Month to month
Minimum spend is $16.00
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Postpaid 3G + 4G from Telstra
Southern Phone Orange 12M $22.00

• Save $5.50 per month off the regular price ($22.00). Save $66 over 12 months! Offer ends 30.9.18.

• Free delivery!

Unlimited Standard SMS
UnlimitedStandard calls

1GB

Data

• Save $5.50 per month off the regular price ($22.00). Save $66 over 12 months! Offer ends 30.9.18.

• Free delivery!

$22.00 COST PER MONTH $16.50
CONTRACT 12 Months
Min. cost over 12 months is $198.00
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Prepaid 3G + 4G from Vodafone
Kogan SMALL $16.90

• Free delivery!

Unlimited Standard SMS
UnlimitedStandard calls

3GB

Data

• Free delivery!

STARTER SIM COST $16.90
EXPIRY Recharge every 30 days.
Postpaid 3G + 4G Plus from Optus
Moose 12M plan $19.00

• Customers love them. Check out their online reviews.

• Australian customer service and support.

Unlimited Standard SMS
UnlimitedStandard calls

3GB

Data

• Customers love them. Check out their online reviews.

• 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 SIM Only $19.00

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

• Customers love them. Check out their online reviews.

• Australian customer service and support.

Unlimited Standard SMS
UnlimitedStandard calls

2.5GB

Data

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

• Customers love them. Check out their online reviews.

• Australian customer service and support.

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

• FREE Cyber Safety + Parental Control software.

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

Unlimited Standard SMS
UnlimitedStandard calls

2GB

Data
Data Free Entertainment

• FREE Cyber Safety + Parental Control software.

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

STARTER SIM COST $19.95
EXPIRY Recharge every 30 days.
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Postpaid 3G + 4G Plus from Optus
Spintel BYO $19.95

• Plus $50 international call credit.

• Set your own data limit.

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

Unlimited Standard SMS
UnlimitedStandard calls

5GB

Data
Set Your Own Data Limit

• Plus $50 international call credit.

• Set your own data limit.

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

COST PER MONTH $19.95
CONTRACT Month to month
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Prepaid 3G + 4G Plus from Optus
Amaysim Unlimited Prepaid $20.00

• Free delivery!

Unlimited Standard SMS
UnlimitedStandard calls

2.5GB

Data

• Free delivery!

STARTER SIM COST $20.00
EXPIRY Recharge every 28 days.
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Prepaid Telstra 4G Network
Boost Prepaid $20.00

• 4G on the FULL Telstra Mobile Network.

• Data Free Music streaming of Apple Music.

Unlimited Standard SMS
UnlimitedStandard calls

3GB

Data
Data Free Entertainment

• 4G on the FULL Telstra Mobile Network.

• Data Free Music streaming of Apple Music.

RECHARGE COST $20.00
EXPIRY Recharge every 28 days.
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Prepaid Optus
Optus Prepaid Epic Data $20.00

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

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

12GB

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

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

STARTER SIM COST $20.00
EXPIRY Recharge every 10 days.
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What else do I need to know?
All for use in Australia. Fair Go Policy applies.
Postpaid 3G + 4G from Telstra
Southern Phone Orange M2M $20.00

• Free delivery!

Unlimited Standard SMS
UnlimitedStandard calls

500MB

Data

• Free delivery!

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

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

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

• Roll over unused data to your next recharge.

• Data Free Music streaming of Apple Music.

Unlimited Standard SMS
UnlimitedStandard calls

15GB

Data
Data Free Entertainment

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

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

• Roll over unused data to your next recharge.

• Data Free Music streaming of Apple Music.

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

• Free delivery!

Unlimited Standard SMS
UnlimitedStandard calls

7GB

Data

• Free delivery!

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

• Free delivery!

Unlimited Standard SMS
UnlimitedStandard calls

3GB

Data

• Free delivery!

COST PER MONTH $22.00
EXPIRY Month to month
Min. cost over 1 month is $22.00
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Postpaid 3G + 4G Plus from Optus
Vaya SIM Only $24.00

• Free delivery!

Unlimited Standard SMS
UnlimitedStandard calls

3GB

Data

• Free delivery!

COST PER MONTH $24.00
CONTRACT Month to month
Minimum spend is $24.00
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Postpaid 3G + 4G from Telstra
Belong Mobile $25.00

• 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

• 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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Postpaid Optus
Optus My Promo Plus 12M SIM Only $25

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

• Cancellation fees apply.

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

3GB

Data

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

• Cancellation fees apply.

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

• Plus $300 international call credit.

• Set your own data limit.

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

Unlimited Standard SMS
UnlimitedStandard calls

10GB

Data
Set Your Own Data Limit

• Plus $300 international call credit.

• Set your own data limit.

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

COST PER MONTH $25.95
CONTRACT Month to month
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Postpaid 3G + 4G Plus from Optus
Moose SIM Only $29.00

• Customers love them. Check out their online reviews.

• Australian customer service and support.

Unlimited Standard SMS
UnlimitedStandard calls

5GB

Data

• Customers love them. Check out their online reviews.

• Australian customer service and support.

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

• Customers love them. Check out their online reviews.

• Australian customer service and support.

Unlimited Standard SMS
UnlimitedStandard calls

10GB

Data

• Customers love them. Check out their online reviews.

• Australian customer service and support.

COST PER MONTH $29.00
CONTRACT 12 Months
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Prepaid 3G + 4G from Vodafone
Kogan MEDIUM $29.90

• Free delivery!

Unlimited Standard SMS
UnlimitedStandard calls

7GB

Data

• Free delivery!

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

• With 50 international minutes.

• FREE Cyber Safety + Parental Control software.

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

Unlimited Standard SMS
UnlimitedStandard calls

6GB

Data
Data Free Entertainment

• With 50 international minutes.

• FREE Cyber Safety + Parental Control software.

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

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

• With unlimited international calls to 10 countries.

• Free delivery!

Unlimited Standard SMS
UnlimitedStandard calls

5GB

Data

• With unlimited international calls to 10 countries.

• Free delivery!

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

• 4G on the FULL Telstra Mobile Network.

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

• Data Free Music streaming of Apple Music.

Unlimited Standard SMS
UnlimitedStandard calls

6GB

Data
Data Free Entertainment

• 4G on the FULL Telstra Mobile Network.

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

• Data Free Music streaming of Apple Music.

STARTER SIM COST $30.00
EXPIRY Recharge every 28 days.
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Prepaid Optus
Optus Prepaid Epic Data $30.00

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

• With $5 Extras Credit for international calls and messages, roaming and selected premium SMS services.

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

5GB

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

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

• With $5 Extras Credit for international calls and messages, roaming and selected premium SMS services.

STARTER SIM COST $30.00
EXPIRY Recharge every 28 days.
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What else do I need to know?
All for use in Australia. Fair Go Policy applies.
Prepaid Optus
Optus Prepaid Epic Value $30.00

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

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

1GB

Data
Charged per KB

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

STARTER SIM COST $30.00
EXPIRY Recharge every 42 days.
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What else do I need to know?
All for use in Australia. Fair Go Policy applies.
Postpaid 3G + 4G from Telstra
Belong Mobile $30.00

• Unlimited international calls & text to 36 selected countries.

• No lock in contract.

Unlimited Standard SMS
UnlimitedStandard calls

5GB

Data
Data Banking

• Unlimited international calls & text to 36 selected countries.

• No lock in contract.

COST PER MONTH $30.00
NO CONTRACT Month to month
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Postpaid 3G + 4G Plus from Optus
Moose SIM Only $34.00

• Australian customer service and support.

Unlimited Standard SMS
UnlimitedStandard calls

10GB

Data

• Australian customer service and support.

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

• Free delivery!

Unlimited Standard SMS
UnlimitedStandard calls

10GB

Data

• Free delivery!

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

• Free delivery!

Unlimited Standard SMS
UnlimitedStandard calls

10GB

Data

• Free delivery!

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

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

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

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

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

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

6GB

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

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

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

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

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

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

• Free delivery!

Unlimited Standard SMS
UnlimitedStandard calls

16GB

Data

• Free delivery!

STARTER SIM COST $36.90
EXPIRY Recharge every 30 days.
Postpaid Optus
Optus My Plan Plus 12M SIM Only $45

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

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

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

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

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

30GB

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

3GB

Data

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

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

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

• Free delivery!

Unlimited Standard SMS
UnlimitedStandard calls

3GB every 30 days

Data

• Free delivery!

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

• Free delivery!

Unlimited Standard SMS
UnlimitedStandard calls

23GB

Data

• Free delivery!

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

• 4G on the FULL Telstra Mobile Network.

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

• Data Free Music streaming of Apple Music.

Unlimited Standard SMS
UnlimitedStandard calls

30GB

Data
Data Free Entertainment

• 4G on the FULL Telstra Mobile Network.

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

• Data Free Music streaming of Apple Music.

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

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

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

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

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

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

50GB

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

15GB

Data

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

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

COST PER MONTH $55.00
Contract Month to month
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Prepaid 3G from Optus
Yomojo Unlimited Prepaid $59.90

• Free delivery!

Unlimited Standard SMS
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30GB

Data

• Free delivery!

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

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• Australian customer service and support.

Unlimited Standard SMS
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90GB

Data

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• Australian customer service and support.

COST PER MONTH $78.00
CONTRACT Month to month
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Prepaid 3G from Optus
Yomojo Unlimited Prepaid $89.90

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

• Free delivery!

Unlimited Standard SMS
UnlimitedStandard calls

90GB

Data

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

• Free delivery!

STARTER SIM COST $89.90
EXPIRY Recharge every 30 days.
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Prepaid 3G + 4G from Vodafone
Kogan LARGE $99.90

• Free delivery!

Unlimited Standard SMS
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16GB every 30 days

Data

• Free delivery!

STARTER SIM COST $99.90
EXPIRY Recharge every 90 days.

Common questions about iPhone plans

Can I use any iPhone with any SIM Only Plan ?

Very much so. If you bought your iPhone through a phone company, give them a call and ask for the phone to be “unlocked” before you get a new sim.

Can I keep my phone number with SIM only mobile deal ?

Yes you can. You’ll see an option for this whichever phone company you go with. They’ll remind you while you’re checking out. You give them your current number and, by the time your SIM card arrives, it’ll have your existing number attached to it.

What if I need a Nano SIM for my iPhone ?

Don’t worry. If you have an iPhone, the phone companies now have a regular supply of nano SIMs. Again, you’ll be offered the option of choosing a Nano SIM during your online checkout process.

Does my iPhone 4S need a 4G plan ?

You can use any iPhone with any SIM. iPhone 4S is only capable of 3G speeds so, while you can put any SIM in it, you won’t get 4G speeds. We recommend Cmobile for lower end spends on the iPhone 4s ( that’s if you don’t use your iPhone a lot ) and if you are a chatterbox / SMS junkie, take a look at Boost. Both Cmobile and Boost offer SIM Only plans which are 3G enabled and they’ll suit your iPhone 4S down to the ground.

I have an iPhone 5, iPhone 5C, iPhone 5s – what plan do you recommend.

We recommend Amaysim. Amaysim have full 4G network coverage and cheaper access to the Optus network than you’ll get with any of the major phone companies.

What if I try one of these SIM Only plans in my iPhone and I don’t like the provider ?

Nothing. You can change whenever you’d like. If you’d rather pick up your iPhone and walk to another provider, you are free to do so at any pioint. One of the great things about putting these SIMs in your iPhone is that you are not tied to a contract.

Review and comparison of Australian iPhone plans

Here’s a list of all the top SIM only deals for iPhones we recommend in Australia. These are handpicked based on quality of the network, what you get in with the plan, and of course, value for money!

What's good

  • Great value SIMs for your existing iPhone
  • Range of plans for 3G and 4G iPhones
  • Wide range of unlimited plans
  • Cheaper access to Vodafone, Telstra and Optus networks

What's bad

  • Make sure you choose the right SIM - Nano or Combi

What You Need to Read Before You Buy a 2017 iPhone

WhatPhone’s September 2017 survey

How we conducted this survey :

  • WhatPhone conducted an online survey of 500 Australians in late August 2017.
  • Results were collected immediately afterward and posted to WhatPhone in September, just in time for the 2017 Apple device release.
  • We have separated the results we received and added in other useful insights.
  • Our goal is to assist people looking to buy the 2017 iPhone.

The WhatPhone.com.au survey of 500 Australian phone users in late August 2017 provides critical insights for iPhone users who are in the market for this year’s new device.

We surveyed 500 iPhone users. Here’s what we found.

Pick the right 2017 iPhone using the findings of our ‘Mobile Phone Basics’ Survey :

We offer some simple advice to correct some of the misunderstandings people have about phone plans. If you’re buying an iPhone this year, these are the facts you need to know.

We also have some specific information about the eSIM and the Apple Watch.

Summary of 2017 WhatPhone survey, adapted to service the needs of iPhone users. Know your options, know your data usage and don’t buy an iPhone under contract

Our survey focused on iPhone users.

  • 75% of people don’t know how many phone companies there are in Australia:
    Mobile phone services are provided by around 50 phone companies in Australia. WhatPhone shows the best of the bunch on this site.
    How can this information help you? :
    Many smaller phone companies share networks with bigger phone companies. They also, typically, offer better SIM Only / Prepaid rates than you’ll get from big phone companies.
  • Nearly three-quarters of people did not understand how their data usage is changing:
    If there was a single fact to understand about your phone usage before you buy a plan, it’s that your data usage is rising around 70% per year. Remember, you’re going to own that iPhone somewhere between 24 and 36 months. That means if you start using 5GB, you will be well over 10GB a month usage by the time you upgrade the phone.
    How can this information help you? :
    Do not sign a contract for our iPhone. We suggest you buy it outright and add a SIM yourself.

Understanding a few key pieces of information offer the chance to dramatically lower your stress levels and cost of ownership for your 2017 iPhone.

 

More than 50% of people think there are 10 or less phone companies in AustraliaOnly 25% of Australians realise the number of phone plan and company options available to them. There are around 50 phone companies in Australia. To get the best iPhone plan, shop around.

There are 50 phone companies in Australia. Only 25% of people know that.

Only 25% of Australians realise the number of phone plan and company options available to them. There are around 50 phone companies in Australia. To get the best iPhone plan, shop around.

The key fact that will help you:
You have more options than you think when it comes to picking a phone company. Shop around to find something that suits you personally. There are plans with extra data on the weekend and which offer nice to have extras like sport or streamed music content.

Australia has 3 phone networks but around 50 phone companies. The big companies we all know, TelstraVodafone and so on, own the networks.

At the other end of the scale, there are lots of little phone companies, each of which targets a specific group of users with their plans. And remember, when it comes to the networks, if you go with a smaller phone company, you’ll get exactly the same network quality.

 

Other things to keep in mind:

  • Better pricing: 
    Smaller phone companies need to work harder to secure your money. They’ll often offer more data for less $ in their plans.
  • Better fit:
    There are so many of these fit:er phone companies that they tailor their phone plans to specific groups of users. If you need a PAYG plan, if you want to build your own plan , have more data on the weekend or make international calls more than other people there is a small company out there with your name on it.
  • Smaller phone companies often use the same networks as the big phone companies :
    Compare smaller phone companies alongside the bigger phone company brands you know. Take Kogan Mobile, for example. This small phone company is one of the most popular telcos chosen by WhatPhone visitors every month. Kogan rent access to the Vodafone 3G and 4G network. Kogan plans offer exactly the same speeds and coverage as you will get if you go direct to Vodafone. Kogan’s customer support is even offered by Vodafone.

 

Only 25% of people correctly estimate the rate at which their data use is changing

Picking the best iPhone plan means knowing that your data usage will increase over time.

Remember, your data usage is rising – fast!

Picking the best iPhone plan means knowing that your data usage will increase over time.

The key fact that will help you

If you’re like a regular iPhone user, you will use more data every year you have your iPhone. We suggest you avoid signing a contract for your iPhone. If you buy your new iPhone outright (see some suggestions below which minimize the cost of that) and add a SIM Only plan the phone companies will give you more data every year.

Check these statistics out.

Don’t buy an iPhone under contract in 2017. Optus’ data offering, at the same price more than doubled for those who are NOT under contract over the last 2 years.

Stay out of contract – they’ll give you more data.

Don’t buy an iPhone under contract in 2017. Optus’ data offering, at the same price more than doubled for those who are NOT under contract over the last 2 years.

Don’t buy an iPhone under contract in 2017. Vodafone’s data offering, at the same price more than doubled for those who are NOT under contract over the last 2 years.

Stay out of contract – they’ll give you more data!

Don’t buy an iPhone under contract in 2017. Vodafone’s data offering, at the same price more than doubled for those who are NOT under contract over the last 2 years.

How much data will my 2017 iPhone use ?

We recommend plans with 10GB or more for the 2017 iPhone.

Some of the best research we’ve ever seen in to iPhone data usage came from Citrix two years ago. See the chart below. It very clearly expresses the key factor to consider when picking a data plan. The newer your iPhone, the bigger the screen, the more data you will need.

Some of the best research we’ve ever seen in to iPhone data usage came from Citrix two years ago.

This Citrix infographic shows how your iPhone screen can affect your data consumption.

As you can see, to make sure you get the right iPhone plan, you need to consider how new your iPhone is and how big it’s screen is.

Above : Source : Cisco

 

Other things you might like to consider

In our latest Australian phone usage poll, the data plan which was used by the most people was 11GB or above. Since the latest iPhone will have the biggest screen Apple has bought to market to date and the fastest processor, we recommend plans with 10GB or more for your iPhone.

The WhatPhone September 2017 phone user survey revealed that the most common data size in the country is 11GB or more. We suggest you consider plans with data allocations of 10GB or more for your 2017 iPhone purchase.

Average statistics are of limited use. People’s data usage is far from standard.

We suggest you consider plans with data allocations of 10GB or more for your iPhone plan.

 

How you can avoid signing a contract for your iPhone

If you take a SIM Only or prepaid plan the phone company you choose will give you extra data every few months. Check out these charts.

  • Leasing options : 
    The key reason people buy a phone under contract is to avoid the upfront cost. You can now avoid that one off payment by leasing a phone. Moose Mobile is one company which offers the facility but there are others. You don’t even have to use a phone service from those phone companies to get a leased phone.
  • Refurbished phones : 
    Refurbished phones are offered by Kogan and MobileCiti allow you to save between 32% and 43% of the list price in this way.
  • Second hand phones : 
    eBay is a great place for second hand phones. You’re still paying up front and a one off payment for them but you can save more than 50% of the list price by picking this sort of device.
  • Flexibility to move companies : 
    When you lease your phone or find a way to make the upfront purchase affordable, you then have free reign for decisions like changing your phone company.
  • Data growth : 
    Moving phone company will get you a lot more data than signing a contract. Data gets cheaper every year for those who are not under contract.

Summing up these findings for the iPhone

The phone, especially when it’s an iPhone, is the glamourous end of your contract. The plan you take with it requires a bit more thought.

You have a huge number of options available to you but don’t worry : They’re easy to compare. Go to one of our comparison pages and you can make a decision in a few minutes.

Consider smaller phone companies. You’ll often get the same network as if you went to one of the bigger phone companies at a better price as if you went with one of the brands you’re more familiar with.

Don’t sign a contract to get your iPhone! Staying on a month to month agreement gives you more data as time goes on and, as you’ve seen from our graphs, you are going to need it. If you were going to buy an iPhone under contract to avoid the upfront cost, you have alternatives; leasing, refurbished phones and second hand phones, for example.

 

 

SIM Only Plans for iPhone

Do you already have your own iPhone ? If you got your iPhone from somewhere like eBay, a family member hand me down or a generous friend, you might just need a SIM Only plan from the phone companies. If that’s what you’re doing, you are part of a growing trend. In this article we show you how to get the best deal on your iPhone SIM card. We try to explain the different types of SIM Only / BYO / Prepaid plans and we compare the recommendations we make in some detail with the competition so you don’t have to.

If you are shopping for a SIM Only plan for an iPhone 7 or 7 Plus, see our dedicated page.

 

Quick summary : iPhone + SIM Only plan is often the best deal

60% of iPhones are used with a SIM Only price plan

A huge proportion of iPhones ( roughly 60% ) are sold outside of the contract terms offered by the major phone companies in Australia these days. An increasing proportion of better informed Apple phone buyers are opting to get hold of the latest Apple gadgets outright. The CEO of eBay has even recognized the value of resold Apple phones to his business. In the press recently was his announcement that second hand iPhones net eBay billions of dollar every year.

If you are prepared to shop around, and you know where to look, this page is a great start! Most of the time, it’s a smart decision to buy your new iPhone yourself, outright and to add a SIM Only plan to it. However, whether you’ve been given an iPhone, you’ve bought it yourself, outright or you picked it up second hand, here are the best ways to get yourself a great deal on the SIM you put inside it.

 

What’s the difference between SIM Only and BYO Mobile ?

SIM Only and BYO mean exactly the same thing.

The terms SIM Only and BYO Mobile are simply different marketing ‘spins’. There is no difference at all between them. Generally, SIM Only / BYO plans are what’s called ‘postpaid’ plans. That means you use the service before you pay your bill. Technically, these are often ‘On Account’ services. On Account means you need to settle up at the end of the month with your phone company. However, remember, with SIM Only / BYO plans, there’s no contract of service between you and the phone company beyond the month you’re in. It’s worth noting though, that, to make it more convenient, you’ll probably set your SIM Only / BYO SIM plan up to continue automatically at the end of the month.

 

Prepaid plans are also SIM Only / BYO plans

Postpaid / On Account SIM only services are subtly different to prepaid SIM Only services. All prepaid plans are also SIM Only / BYO. They’re called prepaid because you pay for the service before you use it. One benefit of prepaid is that you cannot overspend beyond the amount you commit to at the start of the engagement. If you spend $30 on a recharge, the most they can get out of you is $30.

 

The benefits of choosing SIM Only plans for your iPhone

Any SIM only deal you end up with for your iPhone, prepaid or postpaid is likely to do you a number of favours :

  • It’ll probably save you money :
    Compared to the alternative ( buying your phone under contract with one of the major phone companies ) buying an iPhone yourself and adding in a SIM is likely to save you money. Especially if you do it the way we advise below. Don’t believe us ? We’ve done the maths to prove this point before in our article – “Buying my phone outright, will I save money?
  • SIM Only Plans give you total flexibility :
    • Change usage when you want to :
      With most SIM Only / BYO providers you can move up or down plans whenever you want to with no additional cost. If you know you need more voice, SMS or data one month, you can move your plan up, just for that month.
    • You can leave whenever you want to :
      The biggest commitment you’re making is the month you’re in. If you see a better SIM only deal which would suit your iPhone usage better, from a different provider – you can leave there and then.
    • No Early termination Fees :
      When you decide you’ve had enough you’ll move on without penalty. ETPs are a charge employed by the phone companies to recoup the cost of the iPhone they gave you. If you want to leave before your iPhone contract ends you’ll need to pay them back for the phone. If they haven’t give you an iPhone – because this is a SIM Only plan, then they won’t charge you ETPs.

We use the terms SIM Only and BYO interchangeably throughout this article.

We use the terms BYO and SIM Only throughout this article – because they mean the same thing. Below, we have separate sections on prepaid SIM Only plans and also SIM Only Data plans. In each section, we make a recommendation on the best SIM Only plan to put in your iPhone. Further down, we compare the recommendations we’ve made with the key competitive plans to explain the reasons we’ve chosen what we have.

 

Our recommended plans are likely to give you the best iPhone SIM Only results

How can MVNOs save you money

MVNOs save their customers money by leasing network access ‘in bulk’ from the three, major Australian phone companies. Then they sell it, to customers like you, at a significant discount.

With MVNOs, you can take advantage of lower rates, and SIMs that are contract-free.  They almost always offer better deals than the major phone companies. They don’t have the same marketing spends to pass on in the costs they charge you. They don’t spend nearly as much on advertising their brand as the others. By keeping their business models simple, they reduce the support costs and pass the savings on to you. They also need to charge less because they’re not as well known as their multinational competitors.

By keeping their business models simple, MVNOs reduce the support costs and pass the savings on to you in their SIM Only plans.

It’s important to realize that the network coverage component of the ‘product’ the MVNOs sell is very often exactly the same thing being sold by Optus or Vodafone. The coverage you’ll get from an Optus MVNO is exactly the same as the coverage you’ll get from Optus itself. There are a few exceptions and ‘gotchas’ to think about. We’ve covered those in detail, below.

Optus Network or MVNO Comparison

 

Myths about MVNOs: Prioritization

Some shoppers suspect that MVNOs are getting low quality network bandwidth. For example, minutes that aren’t used by carriers during peak activity. That’s just not true.  In many ways, network access is like electricity. It’s a utility which is the same whomever or whichever company you buy it from. You will not get a lower priority on the network if you go with an MVNO.

Why are MVNO deals cheaper?

The MVNOs marketplace is highly competitive. The competition is focused where you want it. MVNOs have an agreed charter with the major phone companies. Each MVNO is set up to focus on servicing ( selling to ) a particular segment.

A segment is just a group of users. Here are a couple of our favorite MVNOs and the segments they are designed to address.

The recommendations on this page are specific to the iPhone range.

Finally, we’ve made our recommendations on this page specific to the iPhone range. We have tried to include recommendations on both 3G plans and 4G plans which meet the typical usage requirements.

The iPhone 4s is still in market and requires only a 3G plan since 3G is the fastest network speed it can use. For later phones, released after LTE / 4G became standard on iPhone releases ( including, specifically, the iPhone 5, iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c ) we recommend a range of plans including 4G options so you can make use of this important feature.

We have recommendations on the best SIM Only plans for your iPhone if you are an average user, a very high users ( who needs an unlimited plan ), prepaid recommendations and recommendations for those looking for data led iPhone plans.

Finally, we’ve also included recommendations for each network in Australia. Below you’ll see plans from MVNOs which use the Optus, Vodafone and Telstra network.

Whatever plan you need, whatever network you want, we have a recommendation for a SIM Only plan for you !

 

Best SIM Only Plans August 2018

Strong, Simple Plans & A Well Known Brand

Best for big mobile broadband bundles

 

 

 

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

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

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

Amaysim’s plan range:

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

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Vaya Mobile | Winner of The Best Value Plans 2018 Award

Best Value Plans 2018

 

 

 

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

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

With Vaya, you will get:

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

Vaya’s Plan Range

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

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Southern Phone

 

 

 

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

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

With Southern Phone you’ll get :

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

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

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

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

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SpinTel

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

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

With SpinTel you’ll get:

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

SpinTel plans for your mobile.

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Moose Mobile : WhatPhone 2018 ‘Best Overall’ Award Winner

Moose Mobile logoBest plans overall 2018 - Moose

 

 

 

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

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

With Moose You’ll get:

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

Moose plans for your mobile

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

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OVO Mobile – Free Video & Radio Content

Best Entertainment plans - 2018

 

 

 

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

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

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

OVO Plans for your mobile

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

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

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Kogan Mobile – Best Value on the Vodafone Network

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

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

With Kogan, you’ll get

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

Kogan’s 30 day plan range :

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

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

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Woolworths Mobile

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

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

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

Woolworths plan range

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

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Belong Mobile | Fairest For Data

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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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Before you choose a SIM Only plans for my iPhone

The first question that we suggests you answer, before you decide to go ahead with a SIM Only purchase is about how does the SIM Only option compare to your others.

There are 2 obvious choices that you have when you want a new iPhone. You can buy your iPhone outright or you can get it under contract. The way you deal with this will affect your spend over the next 2 years.

  • Do you want to buy your iPhone outright.
    Buying the your iPhone yourself, outright means you will pay for it in full, in one up front payment, similar to if you were buying a new camera.
  • Do you want to get your iPhone under contract.
    This means signing up to a term based agreement, usually 24 months. During this time, you agree to pay the phone company you choose a minimum amount once a month for the term. When you sign up to an iPhone contract, this can result in a reasonably significant monthly payment. Think in the region of $70 per month, each month, for 24 months.

Let’s take a look at the ramifications of those decisions.

Option 1 – Buy iPhone Outright and choose a SIM Only Plan

In option 1, where you buy the hardware yourself, you will be able to get the best price for your iPhone SIM Only plan. When you have purchased the device outright, you can take out a SIM only plan ( also known as a BYO mobile plan ) for use with your iPhone.

Since when you buy outright, the telco you’re with doesn’t have to buy the iPhone hardware ( the physical phone ) product and charge it back to you over the duration of your contract ( because you’ve bought it yourself ) the inclusions ( the rates per minute / text / Megabyte of data ) you’ll get with the SIM Only plan for your iPhone are usually much, much better ( often twice as good or better ) than the alternative that it makes sense to do it.

On SIM only plans, you can often ‘get out’ much easier too. This makes sense if you think about it. The reason the telcos ‘tie you in’ to long contracts is to make sure you pay them back for the device. Where there is no device to pay back ( as in SIM only plans ) you often get much more reasonable Early Exit Fees – they’re the charges you pay to get out of your contract wtih your telco. ) Most SIM only plans, including whichever you choose for your iPhone, have no early exit fees at all.

Option 2 – Take out a Contract – not a SIM Only Plan

Where you go in to a contract with your telco ( option 2 ) you pay less up front for the device ( here, an iPhone. ) $0 upfront charging is an important consideration for many people, especially the more budget conscious, buyer. Under most contracts with Australian telcos at the moment, there are a heap of $0 upfront iPhone options available. That means that if you want to, you can completely avoid any up front component or ‘lump sum’ fee being paid before you can get your new iPhone.

However, since the telco has paid for the device, they want their pound of flesh and you’ll be tied in to a contract for the better part of 2 years with them while they extract it from you ! And the way the hardware cost of the iPhone you’re taking shows up is in the price of the plan you get on your SIM. You’ll find that you are paying significantly more ‘per minute’ or ‘per Megabyte’ than people who take SIM only plan for your iPhone.

In fact, very often towards the end of your contract with the telco, they will offer you a bonus. From month 21 of your contract ( some telcos start even earlier ) they will very often let you upgrade ( stay on the same or a similar plan, under a newly ‘renewed’ contract ) and give you a brand new device. This is just one of the ways they encourage you to stay with them !

Remember :
If you always like to have the latest phone / iPhone and you sign up to an iPhone contract, as we’ve examined here in the option 2 scenario, you will see the new iPhone come and go before you can ‘upgrade’ ! The phone companies are pretty inflexible when it comes to letting you upgrade too soon.

 

What makes a good iPhone SIM Only deal ?

Good iPhone SIM Only deals come from the major operators in all shapes and sizes. What makes a good one is finding one that suits your specific needs. Here are the things to look out for when you’re making your mind up :

Make sure that the basic voice, text and data inclusions match your future usage requirements. One of the best ways to do this is to check your own online billing history at your current telecommunications provider. Whichever phone company you’re with, you will always have access to an online depository which will tell you how much you have used of each.

  • Voice :
    Your usage is often best measured in the number of calls you made. Make sure you count up your typical month.
  • Text :
    You should also count the number of texts your making and ensure that the iphone SIM Only plan you take out covers your requirements.
  • Data :
    Is the one to be careful of. The critical trend that Whatphone always warns people about is that their data usage is likely to double during the course of their contract with their telco. If you used 1GB a month on average last year, you could be using 2 GB or 3 GB by the end of your contract. Make sure that the iPhone SIM price plan you sign up has sufficient data included and that there are facilities to add more data later.
  • Network coverage :
    We provide commentary on this page about multiple different phone providers. Every major network is represented with an MVNO. Consider your network coverage requirements. If you need metro / city coverage – you’ll be able to get it with Vodafone. For the best pricing from a Vodafone network, we recommend Cmobile Red If you want access to the Optus network, we suggest Amaysim. And, finally, if you need rural coverage and 98.6% population coverage, network coverage which is among the best in Australia, we recommend Cmobile Blue.
  • Customer Service :
    Your iPhone SIM Only plan will give you access to the call centers of the telcos you commit to for the time you are using their network. Consider the experience you have had with phone company in the past. Consider the reputations of the telecommunications provider that you are considering going with. Is it important to you to have a call center based in Australia ? Would it make sense to go with a mobile only provider to cut down the time you spend in queues waiting to talk to someone who can fix your problem ? Customer Service is, essentially, like a form of insurance. When it all goes wrong, Customer Service is who you call. And, unfortunately, it’s not always as easy as saying you get what you pay for. Some of the larger telecommunications providers have the most frustrating call centers !

What makes a good iPhone SIM Only deal is in finding the right blend of compromise or trade off between all the elements we’ve described here. Together, it’s these things that will give you the experience you’re going to have with the telecommunications provider you choose.

 

Questions to ask yourself about your BYO iPhone Plans

Here, we suggest a few key questions you might like to answer to ensure the plan you pick is right for you.

Key Questions for BYO iPhone plan buyers

Remember, everyone is different. No-one can tell you exactly the right plan for you. The decision you make should ivolve careful consideration of the CIS or Critical Information Summary. You’ll find it on any product page on any of the Phone Companies websites. Some important questions to ask yourself when reviewing the CIS are :

  • Is Voicemail retrieval included in my plan ?
    How often do I pick my voicemail up ? How much of my cap or allocated minutes will that ‘cost’ me every month ?
  • Does this plan include charging for 13 or 18 numbers ?
    How often do I call those ? When I call them, am I on hold for 45 minutes ?!
  • Where do my friends and family buy their phones and plans from ?
    Many phone companies include plans which allow for free calls to others on the same network. If you call the same people a lot, this can make a big difference to your expenses and the BYO iPhone plan that’s right for you.
  • If I don’t use all my voice allocation, what happens to it ?
    Some providers ( notably Virgin Mobile ) let you ‘roll over’ unused credit.
  • How much does it cost to call customer services ?
    Not all the telcos include calls to their call center within the cap or minute allocation you get. Many customers consider this adding insult to injury – being charged to log a complaint about the Telco’s service !
  • Do I need more data ?
    All of the phone companies offer ‘Bolt Ons’ sometimes called ‘DVAs’ or Data Value Adds. For a few dollars more, you can buy another few hundred MB of data or a GB.

Remember, most people find they use their phone a lot more in the first month because it’s a new toy. Then usage tends to increase over the course of your contract. Most customers find their data usage is doubling every year. Think carefully about what the best plan for your iPhone including all the data you need.

 

4G iPhone Network Coverage

In Australia, the 4G network was first launched by Telstra in 2011. Optus has 3G coverage in many of Australia’s most significant cities. Vodafone plans to roll out some 4G coverage in the first half of 2013. All the telcos – Optus, Virgin Mobile, Telstra and Vodafone Australia are working hard and spending significant quantities of money upgrading their existing network coverage to 4G speeds.

Find out more about how the 4G Coverage of Optus, Vodafone, Telstra and Virgin Mobile compare in Australia .

With 4G on the iPhone 5, data access and other network services are faster than you’ve ever experienced them before. Owners of iPhone version 5 or above can download and stream high-definition video from YouTube, without a stutter. Key benefits include :

  • Emails come down faster :
    Emails, even those with large attachments can be sent and received in just seconds.
  • Maps work more quickly :
    Browsing maps, including the onboard iOS maps ( much maligned but actually, turning in to quite a nice feature ) is fluid and fast, even when swooshing around your iPhone 5’s screen quickly.
  • Downloads are here sooner :
    Downloading songs from iTunes is done in a fraction of the time you would experience over a 3G connection.
  • Video calling is simpler :
    Facetime has been enabled over the 4G network on the iPhone 5, allowing you to talk face to face with the people you want to
    ( if they too have an iPhone ! )
  • High Res Images :
    Higher resolution images can be viewed and downloaded in a flash if your iPhone is connected on the 4G network.
  • Better browsing :
    Browse the web is a significantly improved – you are likely to be amazed and impressed at how quickly web pages load on your iPhone 5.

 

The 2017 iPhone and Apple’s Newest Passion – AR

For those who don’t know, AR is Artificial and/or Augmented Reality. It looks like this technology, which most of us would usually associate more with SciFi films than a phone, will be included in the 2017 iPhone.
The phone also seems likely to include LASER sensors in its rear camera.

 

iPhone Augmented Reality

The craze and love shown by people for Pokemon Go suggest a great deal of potential for Apple’s new technology inclusion. Those in the know say that AR is likely the next step in the digital domain, despite the hype and promise shown by Artificial Reality (the ‘other AR’) which seems to be talked of more often.

Apple is not the only technology giant considering the impact. Google Glass has recently been resurrected in a business context, from, obviously, Google. Microsoft has their own HoloLens product. A new generation of products are either being created or modified to provide consumers with amazing AR experience and Apple is no exception to the trend.

 

ARKit

As always, Apple has set up the infrastructure around their AR facility which will support innovation and drive useful applications for their users. Instead of trying to do everything themselves, they’re created their own software development kit with the name ‘ARKit’ which will be formally released at the same time as the new iPhone, tentatively called the iPhone8. Lately, at WWDC (Apple Worldwide Developers Conference) the company made the announcement of ARKit which created a lot of buzz in tech circles. ARKit is primarily a software development kit which helps developers to create apps enriched with Augmented Reality. It is exclusive to Apple products.

 

LASER Sensors

AR is a ‘virtual overlay’ on top of the video stream you might usually see from the phone’s camera. FAST Company claims that Apple is going to use VSCEL Laser System in its next iPhone which wouldn’t cost more than $2 per iPhone. Together with what is likely to soon be a slew of effective AR apps, this relatively cheap enhancement to the phone hardware will soon see a markedly different way of us using our smartphones.

 

What’s in for Consumers?

  • The first mainstream AR Experience:
    Apple’s LASER sensors are going to help in conveying AR experience to the end user. The new LASER facility will help iPhones judge depth detection and ranging information better. That’s going to mean that the images we see on top of the live video we are watching of ‘the real world’ through our phones will be accurately displayed.Apple’s LASER sensors are going to help in conveying AR experience to the end user. The new LASER facility will help iPhones judge depth detection and ranging information better. That’s going to mean that the images we see on top of the live video we are watching of ‘the real world’ through our phones will be accurately displayed.
  • Better Camera Focusing:
    The LASER guidance system will also assist with more familiar aspects of our phone experience. Phone cameras are the way we record our lives. Apple’s new 3D LASER sensors will help smartphone cameras auto focus. This is likely to amplify the photo and video quality.
  • Face Detection:
    Finally, the new facility has security implications. Apple’s new camera with 3D laser sensors will help in face detection mainly for authentication. Many other mobile companies are using this feature of face detection but it’s a first for Apple.

 

What’s in AR For Apple

  • Innovative and Predictive:
    Apple like to be first with life changing technology. They define new categories with their launch. This is the 10th year anniversary of the iPhone and the inclusion of AR maintains the expectation we all have of Apple changing our lives with technology. Apple knows that AR is a critical component of the future of the internet and so it is striving hard to show itself as a pioneer of AR in consumer related products.
  • Better Consumer Experience:
    Apple has always tried to present their consumers with larger-than-life customer experiences. AR offers what is literally a new visual interface to the real world. Consider looking around a new town when you get off a plane and seeing signs translated for you in real time through your phone’s screen.Apple has always tried to present their consumers with larger-than-life customer experiences. AR offers what is literally a new visual interface to the real world. Consider looking around a new town when you get off a plane and seeing signs translated for you in real time through your phone’s screen. Imagine asking the way to the train station and being given a red line projected on your screen along the ground to direct you that way. Life is going to get easier.
  • Competitive Edge:
    AR has been used by Google, Facebook, and other companies but the magnitude of which Apple is going to launch their AR services with seems set to surpass everyone else. If Apple manages to launch ARkit with numerous AR applications in its next iPhone, it’s going to be huge.AR has been used by Google, Facebook, and other companies but the magnitude of which Apple is going to launch their AR services with seems set to surpass everyone else. If Apple manages to launch ARkit with numerous AR applications in its next iPhone, it’s going to be huge.

 

Is it too early for AR?

People are not yet fully aware of the facilities AR will add to their lives. Demonstrations to this point have been associated more with fun and games and less with real-life use cases.
Like the Apple watches, where uptake initially was not strong, Apple is going to have to take us on the journey when it comes to AR on their phones.
We think there is always a risk of failure with daring and bold decisions. In this particular case, we think Apple wants to blow away expectations of its consumers and introduce a new trend in society. We’ll  see if laser sensors are going to be a part of iPhone 8 or not but AR is definitely going to be a part and parcel of Apple products in the future.

 

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If you need another network, for example you’re after an unlimited plan with Telstra coverage, or you live in a city and you’re happy with Vodafone, you might like to check our SIM Only Comparison page and compare all the plans ( including every one mentioned on this page. )

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