Best prepaid plans for September 2021

We compared 180 prepaid mobile plans to help you find the best one for your needs.

Best Prepaid
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60GB
Data
$35
per 30 days expiry
Online exclusive: Pay $15 for the first subscription, then $35 per recharge. T&Cs apply. Ends 30 November 2021, unless withdrawn earlier.
Best Unlimited
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Unlimited data
Speeds limited to 20Mbps
$17.50
per month
50% off the first 3 months, then $35/mth. For use in Aus. New customers only. T&Cs apply.
Best Long Expiry
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120GB
Data
$120
per 365 days expiry
$120 instead of $150 for 120GB of data. New customers only. T&Cs apply.
Best Coverage
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37GB
Data
$30
per 28 days expiry
Online offer: Save $20 - get a $30 SIM for $10. New customers only. T&C apply.
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Finding the best prepaid plan

Your personal needs and circumstances will determine which is the best prepaid plan for you. What works for you might not be the best for someone else.

1. Best prepaid plan

This month, we found gomo offered the cheapest data for mobile plans that cost between $30-40.

gomo Subscription $35 30GB 30 Days

Unlimited
Calls & Text
60GB
Data
$35.00
per 30 days
gomo Subscription $35 30GB 30 Days logo

Get 60GB of data per month for your first 3 subscriptions, before reverting back to 30GB from your 4th subscription.

What we liked about gomo:

  • You'll get a total of 60GB of data for the first 3 recharges, before reverting back to 30GB per charge after
  • Rollover any unused data when you maintain an active subscription service (up to 200GB)
  • Unlimited international calls to 15 selected countries

There's no lock-in contract with gomo so you're free to switch if you decide the plan isn't working for you.

2. Best cheap prepaid plan

iiNet's plan offered the cheapest data for mobile plans in our database under $20 a month.

iiNet Mobile Extra Large Plan

Unlimited
Calls & Text
55GB
Data
$20.00
per month
iiNet Mobile Extra Large Plan logo

Get this plan for $20 for the first 6 months, then $39.99 a month after. T&Cs apply.

What we liked about iiNet:

  • Get 50% off the plan price for the first 6 months. You'll pay $20 a month instead of $39.99
  • No lock-in contract so you can leave at any time
  • 100 minutes of international calls included

3. Best unlimited prepaid plan

felix secures the win here because it's the only prepaid plan in Australia that offers no monthly data limit.

felix Subscription

Unlimited
Calls & Text
Unlimited
Data
$17.50
per month
felix Subscription logo

Get 50% off your first 3 months, then pay $35 per month after. New customers only. For use in Aus. Offer ends 07.10.21. Mobile Internet speeds on this plan are capped at 20Mbps.

What we liked about felix:

  • 50% off your first 3 months if you're a new customer
  • Unlimited data every month
  • Speeds are limited to 20Mbps but that's still fast enough to browse the web, scroll through social media, video-chat and stream
  • 100% carbon neutral provider that plants one tree for every active subscription

felix also offers a referral service so you and your friend can both score $5 off.

4. Best 365 day prepaid plan

Pay for a year's worth upfront and you'll save in the long run with a 365 day prepaid plan.

Catch Connect won because it offers a great balance between data, price and inclusions.

Catch Connect Prepaid Mobile $150

Unlimited
Calls & Text
120GB
Data
$120.00
per 365 days
Catch Connect Prepaid Mobile $150 logo

Get this plan for $120 instead of $150. New customers only. T&Cs apply.

What we liked about Catch:

  • Unlimited calls and texts within Australia
  • Runs on the Optus 4G network
  • This plan is the equivalent of around 10GB a month for $10. To compare, the average 10GB monthly mobile plan in our database costs $30 a month. You're saving $240 a year by paying upfront.

If you find you need more or less data to use over a year, check out our other picks for the best long expiry mobile plans.

5. Best prepaid plan for low usage

Catch Connect wins again here with its $10 plan which has the cheapest data for plans offering under 5GB a month.

Catch Connect Prepaid Mobile $10

Unlimited
Calls & Text
4GB
Data
$10.00
per 30 days
Catch Connect Prepaid Mobile $10 logo

What we like about Catch:

  • Unlimited calls and texts within Australia
  • 4GB a month should give you enough to browse while you're out, especially if you're using your WiFi at home
  • Auto-recharge option means you'll automatically renew your plan when you run out

If you're not keen on setting up automatic payments, you can also manually opt out of this feature. There's also no lock-in contract with this plan.

6. Best prepaid plan for coverage

It's hard to go past the Telstra network for coverage, and there's only 2 prepaid providers with full Telstra coverage: Telstra itself and Boost.

We found Boost to have the cheapest data for under $40 a month.

Boost $30 Prepaid SIM

Unlimited
Calls & Text
37GB
Data
$30.00
per 28 days
Boost $30 Prepaid SIM logo

Get this SIM for $10 when you sign up, then $30 per recharge after. Offer ends 20.09.21. You'll also get 37GB of data for your first 3 recharges, before reverting back to 20GB from your 4th recharge.

What we like about Boost:

  • Full Telstra coverage that covers 99.5% of the Aussie population
  • You'll get a bonus 17GB of data for the first 3 recharges - that's a total of 37GB - before dropping down to 20GB from your 4th recharge onwards
  • Data rollover so you can save up your unused data until the next recharge.

There's also data-free streaming of Apple Music on this plan, but you'll need to make sure you already have an active subscription.

Compare to find the best prepaid plan

We've chosen what we think are the best prepaid plans currently available, but there are plenty more deals out there.

You can use the table below to compare all the prepaid plans available in our database to find one that matches your needs.

Name Product Features Data Price
-50%
  • 50% off the first 3 months, then $35/mth. For use in Aus. New customers only. T&Cs apply. Ends 07 October 2021
  • Unlimited standard national calls & texts
Unlimited data
Speeds limited to 20Mbps
$17.50
per month
Unlimited data
Speeds limited to 20Mbps

-50%
$17.50
per month
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  • $10 for the 1st renewal. T&Cs apply. Ends 30 September 2021
  • Unlimited standard national calls & texts
30GB
Data
$1 per GB
$30
per 28 days expiry
30GB
Data

$1.00 per GB
$30
per 28 days expiry
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-50%
  • $15/mth for the first 6 months, then $29.99/mth. T&Cs apply.
  • Unlimited standard national calls & texts
40GB
Data
$0.38 per GB
$15
per month
40GB
Data

$0.38 per GB
-50%
$15
per month
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Finder Award
  • Online offer: Save $20 - get a $30 SIM for $10. New customers only. T&C apply. Ends 20 September 2021
  • Unlimited standard national calls & texts
37GB
Data
$0.81 per GB
$30
per 28 days expiry
37GB
Data

$0.81 per GB
$30
per 28 days expiry
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  • Unlimited standard national calls & texts
40GB
Data
$0.88 per GB
$35
per 30 days expiry
40GB
Data

$0.88 per GB
$35
per 30 days expiry
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