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Best MVNO plans on the Telstra network

Get Telstra coverage without the expensive price tag with our top picks from Telstra MVNOs. We've compared over 160 mobile plans on the Telstra network to help you find the best deal.

Finding the best Telstra network mobile plans

Our team of mobile plan experts have compared 164 mobile plans on the Telstra network from 23 mobile providers in Australia. We've curated 7 top picks based on price, data and expert analysis. Not every mobile plan will suit your needs so make sure you compare your options before choosing the right one for you.

Why you can trust our research

164 mobile plans on the Telstra network analysed

180+ hours of research

Mariam Gabaji
Expert picks reviewed by Mariam Gabaji – Utilities editor at Finder

Best Telstra network mobile plan under $25: Tangerine

Tangerine 12GB 4G SIM

12GB

Ongoing

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$22/month

Ongoing


Tangerine is a great plan to consider if you have a monthly budget of under $25. Suited for low data users with its decent data inclusion that you can rollover up to 500GB.

Best Telstra network mobile plan under $30: Tangerine

Tangerine 25GB 4G SIM

25GB

Ongoing

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$27/month

Ongoing


Tangerine is a good value mobile with calls to 15 countries included for under $30, with 25GB of monthly data with on Telstra's wholesale 4G network.

Best Telstra network mobile plan under $40: Tangerine

Tangerine 50GB 5G SIM

50GB

Ongoing

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$38/month

Ongoing


Tangerine's 50GB plan gives you more bang for your buck, is also one of the few plans with unlimited internationals calls & texts included.

Best Telstra network mobile plan under $50: Belong

Belong 100GB

100GB

Ongoing

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$45/month

Ongoing

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You won't find a better value Telstra network mobile plan for under $50, with Belong offering the most amount of data at this price point.

Best prepaid Telstra network mobile plan: Belong

Belong 40GB

40GB

Ongoing

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$35/month

Ongoing

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Belong, owned by Telstra, offers access to a good amount of data without breaking the bank. Plus, you get the added benefit of being with a carbon neutral provider.

Best 5G Telstra network mobile plan: Belong

Belong 40GB

40GB

Ongoing

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$35/month

Ongoing

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Make the most of fast 5G speeds with Belong's 40GB SIM. You won't pay any extra for 5G access on the Telstra wholesale network, but keep in mind that speeds are capped at 150Mbps.

Best 12-month Telstra network mobile plan: Boost

Boost $230 SIM

170GB for the first 12 months

160GB ongoing

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$230

Ongoing

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Boost Mobile's 12-month prepaid plan lets you pay for your plan in advance to scoop up the savings over the year. It's the equivalent of 14GB for $19 a month.

What are the Telstra network providers in Australia?

There are almost 20 smaller providers or MVNOs (mobile virtual network operators) that use Telstra's mobile network.

Keep in mind that access to Telstra's mobile network works in 2 ways:

  • Full Telstra network coverage. This is only available through Telstra itself and Boost Mobile. JB Hi-Fi's mobile plans are a bit of a special case as it resells Telstra's plans under its own brand so it also gets full access. This covers 99.5% of Australians.
  • Wholesale Telstra network coverage. All other MVNOs run off the wholesale network, which covers 98.8% of Australians in comparison. While the difference is only 0.7%, those in regional and rural areas may be affected by the slight decrease in coverage.

We've broken down all the Telstra network providers available on Finder.

ProviderNetwork5G
TelstraFull Telstra
Boost MobileFull Telstra
JB Hi-FiFull Telstra
AlphacallFull Telstra
BelongWholesale Telstra
ALDImobileWholesale Telstra
Everyday MobileWholesale Telstra
TeleChoiceWholesale Telstra
Tangerine TelecomWholesale Telstra
PennytelWholesale Telstra
TelSimWholesale Telstra
numobileWholesale Telstra
MATE MobileWholesale Telstra
KonecWholesale Telstra
Exetel MobileWholesale Telstra
CMobileWholesale Telstra
MoreWholesale Telstra
GoodtelWholesale Telstra
SuperloopWholesale Telstra
LycamobileWholesale Telstra
BetterLifeWholesale Telstra
EscapenetWholesale Telstra

Having the option for a 5G trial allows you to test speeds before committing to a 5G mobile plan down the line as they can come with the heavier price tag.

You can see the difference between the full Telstra network coverage and wholesale coverage in the images below.

How do you find the best mobile plan on the Telstra network?

The key here is to understand the difference between full Telstra coverage and wholesale.

Apart from Boost Mobile, other smaller providers using Telstra have access to its wholesale 4G network which covers 98.8% of the Aussie population compared to 99.5% on the full network.

Unless you live in a very remote area, Telstra's wholesale network should suit you well.

Expert tip: If you aren't sure Telstra's wholesale network will suit your needs or location, sign up to a cheap plan and take it for a spin. On the off chance that you do notice a difference, just ditch the plan and sign up with Boost Mobile or Telstra itself.

Mariam Gabaji

Mariam Gabaji
Utilities editor

Compare Telstra network mobile plans

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Name Product Data Price Apply Price
Belong 40GB
PostpaidNo lock-in contract
Belong 40GB
Postpaid
  • Unlimited national calls & texts
  • Wholesale Telstra 5G/4G network
40GB
No excess data charges
$35
per month
Go to site
View details
  • Unlimited standard national calls & texts
40GB
Data
$35
per month
Belong 25GB
PostpaidNo lock-in contract
Belong 25GB
Postpaid
  • Unlimited national calls & texts
  • Wholesale Telstra 5G/4G network
25GB
No excess data charges
$29
per month
Go to site
View details
  • Unlimited standard national calls & texts
25GB
Data
$29
per month
Belong 100GB
PostpaidNo lock-in contract
Belong 100GB
Postpaid
  • Unlimited national calls & texts
  • Wholesale Telstra 5G/4G network
100GB
No excess data charges
$45
per month
Go to site
View details
  • Unlimited standard national calls & texts
100GB
Data
$45
per month
Belong 160GB
PostpaidNo lock-in contract
Belong 160GB
Postpaid
  • Unlimited national calls & texts
  • Wholesale Telstra 5G/4G network
160GB
No excess data charges
$55
per month
Go to site
View details
  • Unlimited standard national calls & texts
160GB
Data
$55
per month
Boost $230 SIM
PrepaidNo lock-in contract
170GB/recharge for the first recharge, then 160GB/recharge. Eligibility criteria, T&Cs apply. Ends 29.4.24
Boost $230 SIM
Prepaid
170GB/recharge for the first recharge, then 160GB/recharge. Eligibility criteria, T&Cs apply. Ends 29.4.24
  • Unlimited national calls & texts
  • Telstra 5G/4G network
170GB
$230
per 12 months
Go to site
View details
  • 170GB/recharge for the first recharge, then 160GB/recharge. Eligibility criteria, T&Cs apply. Ends 29.4.24
  • Unlimited standard national calls & texts
170 GB
Data
$230
per 12 months
Boost $22 SIM
PrepaidNo lock-in contract
Boost $22 SIM
Prepaid
  • Unlimited national calls & texts
  • Telstra 5G/4G network
7GB
$22
per 28 day recharge
Go to site
View details
  • Unlimited standard national calls & texts
7GB
Data
$22
per 28 days expiry
Boost $35 SIM
PrepaidNo lock-in contract
45GB/recharge for the first 3 recharges, then 25GB/recharge. Eligibility criteria, T&Cs apply. Ends 29.4.24
Boost $35 SIM
Prepaid
45GB/recharge for the first 3 recharges, then 25GB/recharge. Eligibility criteria, T&Cs apply. Ends 29.4.24
  • Unlimited national calls & texts
  • Telstra 5G/4G network
45GB
$35
per 28 day recharge
Go to site
View details
  • 45GB/recharge for the first 3 recharges, then 25GB/recharge. Eligibility criteria, T&Cs apply. Ends 29.4.24
  • Unlimited standard national calls & texts
45 GB
Data
$35
per 28 days expiry
Boost $365 SIM
PrepaidNo lock-in contract
Boost $365 SIM
Prepaid
  • Unlimited national calls & texts
  • Telstra 5G/4G network
365GB
$365
per 12 months
Go to site
View details
  • Unlimited standard national calls & texts
365GB
Data
$365
per 12 months
Boost $300 SIM
PrepaidNo lock-in contract
260GB/recharge for the first recharge, then 240GB/recharge. Eligibility criteria, T&Cs apply. Ends 29.4.24
Boost $300 SIM
Prepaid
260GB/recharge for the first recharge, then 240GB/recharge. Eligibility criteria, T&Cs apply. Ends 29.4.24
  • Unlimited national calls & texts
  • Telstra 5G/4G network
260GB
$300
per 12 months
Go to site
View details
  • 260GB/recharge for the first recharge, then 240GB/recharge. Eligibility criteria, T&Cs apply. Ends 29.4.24
  • Unlimited standard national calls & texts
260 GB
Data
$300
per 12 months
Boost $45 SIM
PrepaidNo lock-in contract
60GB/recharge for the first 3 recharges, then 35GB/recharge. Eligibility criteria, T&Cs apply. Ends 29.4.24
Boost $45 SIM
Prepaid
60GB/recharge for the first 3 recharges, then 35GB/recharge. Eligibility criteria, T&Cs apply. Ends 29.4.24
  • Unlimited national calls & texts
  • Telstra 5G/4G network
60GB
$45
per 28 day recharge
Go to site
View details
  • 60GB/recharge for the first 3 recharges, then 35GB/recharge. Eligibility criteria, T&Cs apply. Ends 29.4.24
  • Unlimited standard national calls & texts
60 GB
Data
$45
per 28 days expiry
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Michelle Kwong

I've been with Boost Mobile for 4 years now and have definitely noticed the difference of being on the full Telstra network, compared to the wholesale network. If my partner and I are hiking in the Blue Mountains, his reception will usually fizzle out before mine as he's with Everyday Mobile which runs on the slightly smaller wholesale network.
— Michelle Kwong, Publisher (Mobile & Broadband)

To help you find the right plan, here's a look at what the 10 most popular providers on the Telstra network have to offer.

boost Mobile logo

Boost Mobile

Boost is the only small provider to offer access to the full Telstra 4G/5G network without the premium price tag.

  • International calls included to selected countries
  • Offers data banking until your next recharge
belong mobile logo

Belong

Belong Mobile is Australia's first carbon-neutral mobile provider and is actually owned by Telstra.

  • No excess data charges on its plans – speeds will be capped at 1Mbps until your next recharge if you go over your monthly data allowance
  • Option to add unlimited calls and texts to 30 countries for $5 a month
woolworths mobile logo

Woolworths Mobile

With Woolworths Mobile, you can get a mobile plan on its own or pair your SIM with a phone plan. It stocks the latest Samsung S23 or other popular Android devices.

  • You will also get 10% off your monthly groceries (up to $50) with a Woolworths Mobile plan
  • Data banking is available on most plans up to 500GB
  • Offers unlimited international calls to 22 countries on most of its plans, otherwise you can add on for an extra $5 a month
aldi mobile logo

ALDImobile

Supermarket giant ALDI allows families to pool their data on one account with multiple SIMs. Plus:

  • It offers unlimited data banking for as long as you keep recharging your plan
  • An app to help you manage your details, check balance and track usage
  • Unlimited international calls and texts to 20 countries (except on its $15 plan)
lycamobile logo

Lycamobile

Want to make international calls? Lycamobile's got you covered with some of the best inclusions around.

  • Unlimited international minutes to up to 64 countries depending on plan
  • Also has a multilingual support team
  • Very budget-friendly especially if you're looking for a plan for kids