Black Friday mobile phone plan deals
We've got you covered with all the Black Friday mobile plans in one place to compare.
It's Black Friday and we're covering absolutely everything you might need to know about the more than 450 sales going on right now.
Telcos aren't immune to Black Friday and Cyber Monday frenzy, with numerous brands, big and small stepping up to deliver superior value to Australian mobile phone consumers.
If you've been on your plan for some time or you're just checking that you're getting the best value for your mobile dollar, it's smart to check the sales and save as much as you can.
Want a new mobile phone on either lease or contract terms? Or maybe you're keen on a SIM-only 12-month plan. Through to Tuesday morning, Telstra's dropping $10 per month off the price of any mobile plan, whether it's an annual SIM-only or 24-month plan, saving you up to $240 over the life of the contract. For example, if you apply before 8am on 27 November 2018, this is what you'll pay for an iPhone XR with unlimited standard national calls and 50GB of data per month:
If you're happy with your handset and just want a Telstra SIM, you can grab a 30GB/month plan for just $39/month, or apply that $10/month saving towards Telstra's "Peace of Mind" data plan, so you're shaped if you run over your data limit instead:
Vodafone's got a variety of offers for you to pick from. If you want a 12-month SIM-only plan, its $45/month plan gives you 40GB of data, but its Black Friday deal drops the price to just $40/month. Vodafone will waive your first month's access fee to boot:
If a handset is what you're after, you've got a couple of choices when it comes to Black Friday deals. First up, the Samsung Galaxy S9, which can be yours for just $59/month with 10GB of data (a 4GB bonus for Black Friday) over 36 months:
If you're eyeing off the iPhone XS, you'll be aware that it's a pricey phone and one that's hard to really save on, except if you apply through Vodafone for the iPhone XS 64GB, which is on sale for $95.25 per month over 36 months. That's a plan with 80GB of full speed data per month and then unlimited data at 1.5Mbps if you do go over quota:
Optus is coming to the Black Friday party with deals on both its contract phone and SIM-only plan deals.
For SIM-only phone plan deals, if you're already happy with your handset, $40.50 per month over 12 months will score you 50GB per month, while upping that to $49.50 will garner you 80GB. For either plan, Optus will throw in its streaming entertainment package for 12 months at no additional cost.
In the contract phones space, Optus is likewise gifting access to its streaming entertainment packages on plans, with special bonuses for specific handsets. Opt for the 512GB model of the iPhone XS or iPhone XS Max and you can save $5–$10 on plan fees over the life of the contract.
If you fancy the iPhone XR instead, Optus is offering the 256GB model for the price of the 128GB on selected plans.
If you're more of an Android fan, you can lease the Google Pixel 3, Google Pixel 3XL or Huawei Mate 20 Pro for just $69 per month with a hefty 100GB of data per month (plus unlimited standard national calls and texts), or $84 if you want to own the phones for the 64GB Pixels or 128GB Mate 20 Pro.
OVO Mobile provides SIM-only plans at budget prices already, but if you're quick you can nab its Ovo Mobile Mini plan with 1GB of data for half price over 3 months, dropping it to an astonishing $4.97 per month for an entire quarter of a year. It will revert to full price after that, but if you want a cheap deal for your kids, parents, or just to meet your own needs it's a great offer:
Boost is cutting the price of its $30 and $40 SIM plans for today only (it really is a "Black Friday" only sale) with 35GB and 45GB of data for the first 5 recharges.