Apple iPhone SE: Telstra, Optus, Vodafone and Virgin Mobile pricing compared

Alex Kidman 24 March 2016

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Telstra, Optus and Vodafone have announced pricing for the iPhone SE on pre-order. Here is what you'll pay for an iPhone SE on contract through each carrier.

The iPhone SE has gone on pre-order through Apple, and Optus, Telstra, Vodafone and Virgin Mobile have announced what they will charge for an iPhone SE on contract.

In terms of handset repayments, Optus only charges for customers going on the $40 My Plan Plus or $60 My Plan Plus tiers; above that the handset is built into the plan repayment price. The practical upshot of this is that if you do opt for the $80 or better contract with Optus, you may as well opt for the 64GB iPhone SE if that takes your fancy. The same is broadly true for Vodafone customers opting for the $100 or better plans, which is where the zero handset repayment threshold kicks in. With Telstra you've got to jump up to the L plan to get a 16GB iPhone SE with zero handset repayments, or the XL plan if you fancy the 64GB model. Finally with Virgin Mobile, the handset is free with any plan $80 or more per month.

Of course, if you don't want to go on a contract, you can always buy the iPhone SE outright.

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Here are how the contract pricing from the big three telcos compare for the 16GB iPhone SE model. You can click on the top of any column to sort it according to your needs.

Apple iPhone SE 16GBMonthly CostHandset repaymentIncluded dataIncluded national calls/textsMinimum total cost
Optus My Plan Plus $40$40$15500MBUnlimited$1,320
OptusMy Plan Plus $60$60$53GBUnlimited$1,560
Optus My Plan Plus $80$80$06GBUnlimited$1,920
Optus My Plan Plus $100$100$015GBUnlimited$2,400
Optus My Plan Plus $120$120$020GBUnlimited$2,880
Vodafone Red $40 Plan$40$15500MBUnlimited$1,320
Vodafone Red $60 Plan$60$54GBUnlimited$1,560
Vodafone Red $70 Plan$70$27GBUnlimited$1,728
Vodafone Red $80 Plan$80$09GBUnlimited$1,920
Vodafone Red $100 Plan$100$0500MBUnlimited$2,400
Vodafone Red $130 Plan$130$021GBUnlimited$3,120
Telstra S Plan$55$161GB$550 credit$1,704
Telstra M Plan$70$62.5GB$1000 credit$1,824
Telstra L Plan$95$06GBUnlimited$2,280
Telstra XL Plan$135$015GBUnlimited$3,240
Virgin Mobile $30 Plan$30$16300MB$300 credit$1,104
Virgin Mobile $40 Plan$40$12500MBUnlimited$1,248
Virgin Mobile $50 Plan$50$71GBUnlimited$1,368
Virgin Mobile $60 Plan$60$53GBUnlimited$1,560
Virgin Mobile $80 Plan$80$06GBUnlimited$1,920
Virgin Mobile $100 Plan$100$010GBUnlimited$2,400
Virgin Mobile $130 Plan$130$015GBUnlimited$3,120

If the 64GB model of the iPhone SE is more your style, here is what you'll pay on contract through Telstra, Optus, Vodafone or Virgin Mobile:

Apple iPhone SE 64GBMonthly CostHandset repaymentIncluded dataIncluded national calls/textsMinimum total cost
Optus My Plan Plus $40$40$20500MBUnlimited$1,440
Optus My Plan Plus $60$60$103GBUnlimited$1,680
Optus My Plan Plus $80$80$06GBUnlimited$1,920
Optus My Plan Plus $100$100$015GBUnlimited$2,400
Optus My Plan Plus $120$120$020GBUnlimited$2,880
Vodafone Red $40 Plan$40$22500MBUnlimited$1,488
Vodafone Red $60 Plan$60$134GBUnlimited$1,752
Vodafone Red $70 Plan$70$77GBUnlimited$1,848
Vodafone Red $80 Plan$80$29GBUnlimited$1,968
Vodafone Red $100 Plan$100$0500MBUnlimited$2,400
Vodafone Red $130 Plan$130$021GBUnlimited$3,120
Telstra S Plan$55$221GB$550 credit$1,848
Telstra M Plan$70$122.5GB$1000 credit$1,968
Telstra L Plan$95$36GBUnlimited$2,352
Telstra XL Plan$135$015GBUnlimited$3,240
Virgin Mobile $30 Plan$30$23300MB$300 credit$1,272
Virgin Mobile $40 Plan$40$18500MBUnlimited$1,392
Virgin Mobile $50 Plan$50$131GBUnlimited$1,512
Virgin Mobile $60 Plan$60$103GBUnlimited$1,680
Virgin Mobile $80 Plan$80$06GBUnlimited$1,920
Virgin Mobile $100 Plan$100$010GBUnlimited$2,400
Virgin Mobile $130 Plan$130$015GBUnlimited$3,120

If you want more detail on plans, or want to compare costings for the iPhone SE in either its 16GB or 64GB variants, you can use our mobile phone selector below to make an informed choice. Click on "Modify results" to change the amounts of data, calls or texts you need, or to add a different phone to see how prices compare.

Apple iPhone SE 16GB plans through Telstra, Optus, Vodafone and Virgin Mobile

Apple iPhone SE 16GB plans through Telstra, Optus, Vodafone and Virgin Mobile

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