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Best mobile plans for April 2024

We’ve selected 5 top picks based on price, network and features to help you find the best mobile phone plan in Australia.

Top pick: Under $20
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30GB
$20
per month
30GB for $20 for the first 3 months then 15GB for $20. T&Cs apply.
Top pick: Postpaid
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Finder Exclusive
100GB
$20
per month
100GB for $20 for the first 3 months then 100GB for $25. T&Cs apply.
Top pick: 365-day
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Finder Exclusive
60GB
$99
per 365 days expiry
60GB for $99 for the first 365 days then 60GB for $120. T&Cs apply.

Finding the best mobile phone plan for you

At the start of each month, our team of mobile experts analyse all the latest mobile deals in the market to find the best value plans for a wide range of categories. There is no singular mobile plan that will work perfectly for everyone.

To help you find the right mobile plan, we've evaluated hundreds of plans based on a value score. These top picks were awarded on 10 April based on the prices and deals available at that time.

Read more on our methodology for the best mobile plans

Top pick: Best prepaid mobile plan

felix Subscription 50GB GREEN COMPANY

Unlimited
Calls & Text
50GB
data. Slowed down to 1.5Mbps after full speed data used up
$15
per month
felix Subscription 50GB logo

for the first 3 months then 50GB for $30. T&Cs apply. Use code FELIX50. Ends 30.6.24

Top pick: Best 365-day mobile plan

Catch Connect 60GB Finder Exclusive

Unlimited
Calls & Text
60GB
data
$99
per 365 days
Catch Connect 60GB Finder Exclusive logo

for the first 365 days then 60GB for $120.

Top pick: Best postpaid mobile plan

Southern Phone Finder Exclusive

Unlimited
Calls & Text
100GB
data
$20
per month
Southern Phone Finder Exclusive logo

for the first 3 months then 100GB for $25. T&Cs apply. Ends 29.4.24

Top pick: Best mobile plan under $20

Dodo $20

Unlimited
Calls & Text
30GB
data
$20
per month
Dodo $20 logo

for the first 3 months then 15GB for $20. T&Cs apply. Order by 30.4.24

Top pick: Best plan on the Telstra network

Tangerine 50GB 5G SIM

Unlimited
Calls & Text
50GB
data
$38
per month
Tangerine 50GB 5G SIM logo


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How do you find the best mobile plan?

The best mobile plan for you will depend on your personal preferences. Here are some of the things to consider to help get you started:

mobile network signal
Do you want access to a particular mobile network?

While there are dozens of mobile plan retailers, there are just 3 network operators. In order of coverage, they are Telstra (99.5%), Optus (98.5%) and TPG/Vodafone (96%).

You can check coverage in your area online before you sign up because even in metropolitan areas, there may be coverage gaps.

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How much data do you need?

While a few providers offer unlimited data, most people don't need very much data at all. The average Australian uses 10.2GB a month according to the ACCC Communications Market Report.

You can use our mobile data usage calculator to get an estimate of how much data you use, but it's also a good idea to check your latest bill.

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What features are must haves for you?

When choosing our top picks, we considered a broad range of features that are useful to have, including data rollover, Wi-Fi calling and international calls and texts.

That being said, you may just be happy with a regular plan with national calls and texts and data. If that sounds like you, don't be fooled by fancy extras and stick to a simpler plan for cheaper instead.

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How much can you afford to pay?

If you're getting a new phone on a plan, you'll need to decide how much you can afford for the repayment period. You can typically choose between 12-, 24- and 36-month repayment periods.

Keep in mind that while a 36-month repayment period will have a "smoothing" effect on your monthly bill, you may miss out on better deals that come along within that 3-year period while you stay with the same provider.

Expert tip: The next time your phone bill comes in, look at how much data you used. The average Aussie downloads just 10.2GB a month. If that’s you and you’re paying for more data than you need, it might be time to compare your options.

Dylan Crismale

Dylan Crismale
Utilities writer

Compare to find the best mobile plan

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Name Product Data Price Apply Price
Optus Flex Plus $35
PrepaidNo lock-in contract
$35 SIM for $12. Ends 9.5.24. Activate by 3.6.24 for 60GB on 1st, 40GB for 2nd & 3rd recharges, then 20GB/recharge. Excludes eSIM. New services only. T&Cs apply
Optus Flex Plus $35
Prepaid
$35 SIM for $12. Ends 9.5.24. Activate by 3.6.24 for 60GB on 1st, 40GB for 2nd & 3rd recharges, then 20GB/recharge. Excludes eSIM. New services only. T&Cs apply
  • Unlimited national calls & texts
  • Optus 5G/4G network
40GB
$35
per 28 day recharge
Go to site
View details
  • $35 SIM for $12. Ends 9.5.24. Activate by 3.6.24 for 60GB on 1st, 40GB for 2nd & 3rd recharges, then 20GB/recharge. Excludes eSIM. New services only. T&Cs apply
  • Unlimited standard national calls & texts
40 GB
Data
$35
per 28 days expiry
felix Subscription Unlimited
SubscriptionNo lock-in contract
$20/mth for the first 3 months, then $40/mth with code FELIX50. Eligibility criteria, T&Cs apply. Ends 30.6.24
felix Subscription Unlimited
Subscription
$20/mth for the first 3 months, then $40/mth with code FELIX50. Eligibility criteria, T&Cs apply. Ends 30.6.24
Finder Award
  • Unlimited national calls & texts
  • Vodafone 4G network
Unlimited data
At speeds up to 20Mbps
$20
per month
Go to site
View details
GREEN COMPANY
  • $20/mth for the first 3 months, then $40/mth with code FELIX50. Eligibility criteria, T&Cs apply. Ends 30.6.24
  • Unlimited standard national calls & texts
Unlimited data
At speeds up to 20Mbps
$20
per month
TPG Large
PrepaidNo lock-in contract
$15/mth for the first 6 months, then $30/mth. Eligibility criteria, T&Cs apply.
TPG Large
Prepaid
$15/mth for the first 6 months, then $30/mth. Eligibility criteria, T&Cs apply.
Finder Award
  • Unlimited national calls & texts
  • Vodafone 4G network
45GB
$15
per month
Go to site
View details
-50%
  • $15/mth for the first 6 months, then $30/mth. Eligibility criteria, T&Cs apply.
  • Unlimited standard national calls & texts
45 GB
Data
$15
per month
Tangerine 12GB 4G SIM
PostpaidNo lock-in contract
Tangerine 12GB 4G SIM
Postpaid
  • Unlimited national calls & texts
  • Wholesale Telstra 4G network
12GB
$22
per month
Go to site
View details
  • Unlimited standard national calls & texts
12GB
Data
$22
per month
Southern Phone Finder Exclusive
PostpaidNo lock-in contract
100GB for $20/mth for the first 3 months, then 100GB for $25/mth. Eligibility criteria, T&Cs apply. Ends 29.4.24
Southern Phone Finder Exclusive
Postpaid
100GB for $20/mth for the first 3 months, then 100GB for $25/mth. Eligibility criteria, T&Cs apply. Ends 29.4.24
Exclusive
  • Unlimited national calls & texts
  • Optus 4G/3G network
100GB
$20
per month
Go to site
View details
Exclusive
  • 100GB for $20/mth for the first 3 months, then 100GB for $25/mth. Eligibility criteria, T&Cs apply. Ends 29.4.24
  • Unlimited standard national calls & texts
100 GB
Data
$20
per month
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Methodology: How we researched the best mobile plans

  • We looked at mobile plans in our database for personal use only.
  • This includes major providers that operate Australia-wide across the Telstra, Optus and Vodafone networks.
  • We calculated a value score for each plan in our database weighted as follows: 70% cost per gigabyte over the first 12 months of the plan, 20% mobile network coverage and 10% features (including data rollover 6%, Wi-Fi calling 3% and international call inclusions 1%).

To select the overall winner of each category, we ranked the plans in our database via their final value score.

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    RoyAugust 7, 2019

    Optus have offered, on a 24 month plan, a new iPhone 7 with unlimited text and national calls together with 10GB of data discounted to $45.20 per month. Is this a good deal?

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      NikkiAugust 8, 2019

      Hi Roy,

      Thanks for getting in touch! It’s helpful to know that when choosing a mobile plan, it should be one that fits your monthly budget and lifestyle. Hope this was helpful. Don’t hesitate to message us back if you have more questions.

      Best,
      Nikki

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    SamyMarch 14, 2018

    Hi,
    I would like to know which MVNO using full strength 4G network for voice and data. I heard that Boost is using Telstra’s full network and Virgin is using Optus. Is there any other MVNO using full strength network for both voice and data ??
    Cheers!
    Samy

      AvatarFinder
      JoshuaMarch 22, 2018Finder

      Hi Samy,

      Thanks for getting in touch with Finder.

      The network strength depends on different factors such as time and place. However, in terms of network coverage, the service an MVNO offers shouldn’t differ in any way at all from the service that you’d get from the underlying network provider at the same location. That makes sense because it’s the exact same network infrastructure. If there’s an outage or a reception problem with an MVNO, it’s a question of the underlying carrier’s network, not the MVNO.

      We also have a list of MVNOs along with the networks they use. Please check and see if it answers your question.

      I hope this helps. Should you have further questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out again.

      Have a wonderful day!

      Cheers,
      Joshua

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    ZitaMarch 6, 2018

    I need a new mobile phone (keeping my existing mobile number) + prepaid monthly plan to receive incoming calls from work and reply back fast and easy … as my job based on how fast I receive the messages from work and can take the shift … so coverage is important … between Caboolture, the Sunshine Coast and Bribie Island . Best/lowest price deals with fast and safe/reliable network even in rain/storm? Any suggestions? Thanks*

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      MayMarch 7, 2018Finder

      Hi Zita,

      Thanks for your inquiry.

      In terms of speed, calls, and messaging, all Australian telcos are largely using 3G networks. So we couldn’t single out who’s fast and who’s not. You may compare your phone plan using our comparison table and search filters to help narrow down your options. Please see the image below:

      Mobile plan+phone

      Once you have chosen a particular plan, you may then click on the “Go to site” button and you will be redirected to the provider’s website where you can proceed with your application or get in touch with their representatives for further assistance.

      Hope this helps.

      Cheers,
      May

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