Australia's cheapest unlimited phone plans - November 2017


WhistleOut
31 October 2017

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Back in the day, unlimited talk and text was a rarity in phone plans. A big part of finding great value came from figuring out how many calls and messages you made each month and then choosing a plan. Dark times, dark times. 

These days, unlimited plans are more or less the standard. With this in mind, we tend to compare plans by looking for plans that offer best data inclusions for their price range. 

Just in case there is any confusion, these plans don't include unlimited data; no mobile phone plan in Australia does. Data inclusions are on the rise though, and plans including at least 5GB or more becoming increasingly affordable 

Top 10 cheap plans with unlimited calls and SMS


It might be hard to believe, but the starting cost for "cheap mobile plans" with unlimited calls and SMS is now well below $20 per month, and with competition as it is, this price is getting lower all the time.

This top 10 list contains both postpaid and prepaid plan options, which isn't surprising when you consider how similar many of these plans are. It is however worth noting that some of these are on a 12-month contract, which can get you better value if you're happy to commit. 

Mobile Phone Plans

With at least 200MB data | Filters
  Inclusions  
Jeenee Mobile
Jeenee Mobile
  • $9.90 Pennywise SIM
  • 1.2GB Data
  • Contract (12 mths)
  • $9.90/mth + $10 Upfront
  • Min. cost $128.80
Southern Phone
Southern Phone
  • 12-month Green 10 Mobile Plan
  • 1GB Data
  • Contract (12 mths)
  • $10/mth
  • Min. cost $120
Optus
Optus
  • My Prepaid Daily Plus - $10 Recharge
  • 500MB Data
  • Prepaid (30 Days)
  • $10
amaysim
amaysim
  • UNLIMITED 1GB
  • 1GB Data
  • No Contract
  • $10
  • Min. cost $10
Lycamobile
Lycamobile
  • All in one 10 National Plan
  • 1GB Data
  • Prepaid (28 Days)
  • $10
Moose Mobile
Moose Mobile
  • Moose 14 SIM only
  • 1GB Data
  • No Contract
  • $14/mth
  • Min. cost $14
Lebara Mobile
Lebara Mobile
  • $14.90 Extra Small Plan
  • 2GB Data
  • Prepaid (30 Days)
  • $14.90
Exetel
Exetel
  • ExeSim Saver 4G Plan
  • 1.5GB Data
  • Contract (12 mths)
  • $14.99/mth
  • Min. cost $179.88
ALDI mobile
ALDI mobile
  • S Value Pack $15
  • 500MB Data
  • Prepaid (30 Days)
  • $15 + $5 Upfront
Vaya
Vaya
  • Unlimited 1.5GB
  • 1.5GB Data
  • No Contract
  • $16/mth
  • Min. cost $16

Top 10 mobile plans with at least 5GB of data


So what if you want a little bit more data to go with your unlimited talk and text? This list has ten mobile plans that give you at least 5GB of data per month, and in my cases, more. 

While you can get an unlimited phone plan for under $20 these days, the jump in data between sub-$20 plans and sub-$30 plans is huge, so it might be worth considering spending a few dollars per month for a far more generous allowance.

Mobile Phone Plans

With at least 5GB data | Filters
  Inclusions  
Vodafone
Vodafone
  • $40 Data Combo Starter Pack
  • 9GB Data
  • Prepaid (35 Days)
  • $20
Jeenee Mobile
Jeenee Mobile
  • $22 Pennywise SIM
  • 5GB Data
  • Contract (12 mths)
  • $22/mth + $10 Upfront
  • Min. cost $274
SpinTel
SpinTel
  • Large Mobile Plan 4G
  • 6GB Data
  • No Contract
  • $23.95/mth + $10 Upfront
  • Min. cost $33.95
Virgin Mobile
Virgin Mobile
  • $30 12-month SIM Plan
  • 5.5GB Data
  • Contract (12 mths)
  • $24/mth
  • Min. cost $288
Exetel
Exetel
  • ExeSim Value 4G Plan
  • 5GB Data
  • Contract (12 mths)
  • $24.99/mth
  • Min. cost $299.88
amaysim
amaysim
  • UNLIMITED 5GB Prepaid
  • 5GB Data
  • Prepaid (28 Days)
  • $25
TeleChoice
TeleChoice
  • LIVE $29 Plan (12M)
  • 6GB Data
  • Contract (12 mths)
  • $29/mth
  • Min. cost $348
Moose Mobile
Moose Mobile
  • Moose 29 SIM Only
  • 5GB Data
  • No Contract
  • $29/mth
  • Min. cost $29
Dodo
Dodo
  • Mobile 4G Value
  • 6GB Data
  • Contract (12 mths)
  • $29.90/mth
  • Min. cost $358.80
Lebara Mobile
Lebara Mobile
  • $29.90 National Plan
  • 5GB Data
  • Prepaid (30 Days)
  • $29.90

Top 10 mobile plans with big data


Netflix, Stan, Foxtel Now, YouTube. If there's one thing that can blow your data budget each month, it's video streaming. There's good news though: you don't need to avoid videos on your phone, you just need to plan ahead and choose a plan with enough data to handle all the bits and bytes you plan to stream.

These plans are the top 10 big data mobile plans for under $60 per month. There are a few more expensive options available, but you shouldn't need to pay more than $60 per month for a BYO phone plan with a whole lot of data included.

It is however worth noting that some of the plans in the table below are 3G-only, which means your data speeds will be slower than on a 4G network. That said, 3G is still fast enough to stream high definition video through services like Netflix and Stan.  

Mobile Phone Plans

With at least 200MB data | Filters
  Inclusions  
Vodafone
Vodafone
  • $60 Red Data SIM Only
  • 52GB Data
  • Contract (12 mths)
  • $60/mth
  • Min. cost $720
Optus
Optus
  • $60 My Plan Plus 12M SIM Only
  • 50GB Data
  • Contract (12 mths)
  • $60/mth
  • Min. cost $720
Jeenee Mobile
Jeenee Mobile
  • $45 Mammoth 30GB Plan (3G)
  • 30GB Data
  • No Contract
  • $45/mth + $10 Upfront
  • Min. cost $55
SpinTel
SpinTel
  • 30GB Mobile Plan 3G
  • 30GB Data
  • No Contract
  • $45.95/mth + $10 Upfront
  • Min. cost $55.95
Moose Mobile
Moose Mobile
  • Moose 49 SIM only (3G)
  • 30GB Data
  • No Contract
  • $49/mth
  • Min. cost $49
Exetel
Exetel
  • ExeSim Max 3G Plan
  • 30GB Data
  • No Contract
  • $49.99/mth
  • Min. cost $49.99
Yomojo
Yomojo
  • Unlimited + 30GB Plan (3G)
  • 30GB Data
  • No Contract
  • $59.90
  • Min. cost $59.90
Boost Mobile
Boost Mobile
  • $50 Prepaid Recharge
  • 24GB Data
  • Prepaid (28 Days)
  • $50 + $2 Upfront
Kogan Mobile
Kogan Mobile
  • EXTRA LARGE 30 Days Plan
  • 23GB Data
  • Prepaid (30 Days)
  • $49.90
Virgin Mobile
Virgin Mobile
  • $60 12-month SIM Plan
  • 22.5GB Data
  • Contract (12 mths)
  • $48/mth
  • Min. cost $576

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