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365-day prepaid mobile plans

We compared 183 long-expiry plans to find the best one that will help you save money in the long run.

Top pick: Telstra network
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140GB
Data
$200
per 12 months
Get 40GB bonus data on the first recharge. T&Cs apply. Ends 04.07.22
Top pick: Optus network
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100GB
Data
$150
per 365 days expiry
100GB for $150 on activation for new customers, 60GB for $180 thereafter. Online only. T&Cs apply.
Top pick: 180-day
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150GB
Data
$119
per 6 months
$119 for the first renewal, then $150/renewal. T&Cs apply. Ends 31.07.22
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Here are our picks for the best 365-day prepaid mobile plans for July 2022 (including other long-expiry options):

The best long-expiry plans in July 2022 were picked by our team of mobile plan experts on 7 June 2022 and reviewed by our senior writer, Mariam Gabaji.


1. Best 365-day prepaid mobile plan

amaysim 60GB Long Expiry Plan

Unlimited
Calls & Text
60GB
Data
$120.00
per 365 days
amaysim 60GB Long Expiry Plan logo

What we like about amaysim:

  • New customers get this plan for $99 for the first renewal with 60GB data allowance. Plan reverts back to $120 for 60GB on the second year onwards.
  • It's like getting a 5GB data allowance for only $8.25 a month for a year. To compare, a 5GB mobile plan on Finder averages $21 a month. You'll save $132 over a year with amaysim.
  • Access to the Optus 4G network, which covers 98.5% of the Aussie population
  • Unlimited local national calls and texts.

2. Best 365-day mobile plan on the Telstra network

Boost Prepaid $200 Prepaid SIM

Unlimited
Calls & Text
140GB
Data
$200.00
per 12 months
Boost Prepaid $200 Prepaid SIM logo

Get 40GB bonus data on the first recharge. T&Cs apply. Ends 04.07.22

What we like about Boost:

  • You can avail this plan for only $170 instead of $200. Offer ends 30 June 2022.
  • On top of the 100GB, you can get an additional 40GB bonus data on the first recharge. It goes back to 100GB after.
  • Full Telstra 4G coverage. Boost is the only other provider outside of Telstra itself with access to Telstra's full 4G network.
  • This plan is cheaper than Telstra's own long expiry plan, which costs $300 for a year.

3. Best 365-day mobile plan on the Optus network

Optus Flex 4G 100GB $180 365 Days

Unlimited
Calls & Text
100GB
Data
$150
per 365 days
Optus Flex 4G 100GB $180 365 Days logo

Get 100GB for $150 on activation for new customers, normally 60GB for $180. Online only. T&Cs apply.

What we like about Optus:

  • Sign up online and get this plan with 100GB for $150. Plan comes with 60GB for $180 from your second year onwards.
  • You'll get the equivalent of 10GB for $12.50 a month on this plan. To compare, a 10GB plan on Finder averages $26. You'll save $162 with Optus.
  • Rollover up to 200GB data if you renew for a second year.

4. Best 365-day mobile plan on the Vodafone network

Kogan Mobile Small Flex 365 days

Unlimited
Calls & Text
120GB
Data
$120.00
per 365 days
Kogan Mobile Small Flex 365 days logo

What we like about Kogan:

  • Offers free Kogan First membership for 12 months.
  • Includes unlimited national calls and unlimited standard text and MMS for 365 days.
  • With its normal price of $120, this plan is the equivalent of just over 10GB for $10 per month. To compare, a 10GB plan on Finder averages $26. You'll save $192 with Kogan.

5. Best 180-day prepaid mobile plan

amaysim 150GB Long Expiry Plan

Unlimited
Calls & Text
150GB
Data
$119
per 6 months
amaysim 150GB Long Expiry Plan logo

$119 for the first renewal, then $150/renewal. T&Cs apply. Ends 31.07.22

What we like about amaysim:

  • Runs on Optus 4G network - get a coverage as you would if you signed up to an Optus plan.
  • Unlimited international calls and texts to 42 selected countries.
  • Unlimited data banking so you can save up any unused data for your next recharge.

Find the best long-term mobile plan

There's no single plan that'll suit everyone, but the things to consider before choosing a long-expiry prepaid mobile plan remain the same.

1. Consider expiry periods

How long are you willing to commit for? Long-expiry plans typically come with the choice of 90-, 180- and 365-day periods.

The longer you commit for, the fewer times in the year you'll need to worry about recharging.

  • Keep in mind if you choose to leave before your expiry period ends, you'll lose the money you paid upfront. Think about whether you're in it for the long haul.

2. How much can you pay upfront?

In most cases, paying a higher amount upfront can mean you'll end up saving on your mobile bills over the year. But not all of us have $100 or so lying around to spend in one go.

Figure out whether dishing it out in an upfront payment is worth savings over the year or if a regular mobile plan with monthly repayments is best for your budget.

3. What plan inclusions are you looking for?

Besides calls and texts, consider what else you're looking for in a mobile plan over the course of a year:

  • Choose a data limit suited to your needs. When in doubt, add a couple of extra GB on to how much data you think you'll use. You don't want to get stuck with not enough data after committing for the long term.
  • Consider whether you'll need to call overseas. Unlimited domestic calls and texts are usually a given (unless you're on a PAYG plan), but you might have family and friends overseas. A plan with free international minutes and texts could be beneficial.

4. Which network do you want to commit to?

This is a key factor primarily for those living in regional and rural areas of Australia. Telstra offers the widest coverage and you're less likely to deal with reception issues than if you were to go with Optus or Vodafone.

Figure out which network offers the best reception in your area before committing long term. Ask around or try out a month-to-month plan before paying for the full year.

Long-expiry data plans

Long-expiry data plans do exist and you can find them here. Just remember that these will only give you access to mobile data and not to any calls or texts.

Mobile plans are often better value compared to mobile data plans, but it pays to read the terms and conditions for mobile plans if you're intending to use it as your main form of Internet connection at home.

Some T&Cs explicitly state you can't use your mobile plan as your main form of Internet. For example, Telstra's is called the Fair Play Policy which specifically says that any excessive use of its mobile plans will result in you losing access.

Compare long-expiry mobile plans

In the table below, you'll find prepaid mobile plans with expiry term lengths ranging from 90–365 days.

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Name Product Features Data Price
  • Unlimited standard national calls & texts
120GB
Data
$1.00 per GB
$120
per 365 days expiry
120GB
Data

$1.00/GB
$120
per 365 days expiry
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  • $119 for the first renewal, then $150/renewal. T&Cs apply. Ends 31.07.22
  • Unlimited standard national calls & texts
150GB
Data
$0.79 per GB
$119
per 6 months
150GB
Data

$0.79/GB
$119
per 6 months
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  • Unlimited standard national calls & texts
60GB
Data
$2.00 per GB
$120
per 365 days expiry
60GB
Data

$2.00/GB
$120
per 365 days expiry
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  • Get a free Kogan First membership for 12 months. T&Cs apply. Ends 31.08.22
  • Unlimited standard national calls & texts
200GB
Data
$0.90 per GB
$180
per 365 days expiry
200GB
Data

$0.90/GB
$180
per 365 days expiry
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    DeanJune 10, 2019

    I’m looking for a long term data only plan, preferably 5 years if possible. Data usage is low, just monitoring power at a site with no internet access.

    • Avatarfinder Customer Care
      JeniJune 11, 2019Staff

      Hi Dean,

      Thank you for getting in touch with Finder.

      Currently, long expiry prepaid plans are up to 365 days which is for a year. Kindly contact your chosen provider if they may provide a modified mobile plan for your needs.

      I hope this helps.

      Thank you and have a wonderful day!

      Cheers,
      Jeni

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    JohnApril 9, 2019

    I intend to buy a prepaid mobile plan for 365 days. My present plan will end on 25/04/2019. Can I buy now and activate the SIM card nearer to the end date of my present plan?

    • Avatarfinder Customer Care
      MaiApril 10, 2019Staff

      Hi John,

      Thank you for reaching out to Finder.

      There are SIM providers that may allow you to buy a SIM now and then activate on a later time. You may need to check this with the specific SIM provider whom you are considering to buy a prepaid SIM so you can be advised accordingly. This is normally applicable if you are to get a new mobile number. If you intend to port your number, you need to let the incoming provider know that you are planning to move your number and check their porting time frame so you can consider and check your options.

      Hope this helps.

      Kind Regards,
      Mai

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    MattApril 12, 2017

    Hello, great article, but it seems as though none of the pre-paid plans listed allow calls to be received when roaming internationally? What prepaid long expiry plans allow you to receive calls internationally?

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      HaroldApril 13, 2017Staff

      Hi Matt,

      Thank you for your inquiry.

      Our company finder.com.au is a financial comparison website and general information service designed to help consumers to make a better decision. Please note we do not represent any company we feature on our pages.

      On this article, you may need to contact the providers to inquiry if they have an offer to receive a call from overseas.

      Cheers,
      Harold

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    AldimobileNovember 15, 2016

    Can these SIM cards be used in a Telstra mobile phone?

    • Avatarfinder Customer Care
      JasonNovember 15, 2016Staff

      Hi Aldimobile,

      Thank you for your enquiry.

      You can use any of the SIM cards featured on this page if you have an unlocked mobile phone, however, you can only use a Telstra SIM card on a Telstra locked phone. You can get in touch with Telstra for assistance in unlocking your Telstra locked phone.

      Cheers,
      Jason

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