Compare mobile plans under $50

For $50 a month, you can maximise the value you get if you carefully compare your options.

$50 is around about the average for what Australian adults spend on their mobile service, which means that telcos are especially keen to hook customers in at this price point. This makes it imperative that you carefully compare offers, because they’re not all equal in value.

Of course, $50 is far from the most you could spend on a plan, but it's enough that you should expect solid inclusions on any plan costing that much.

What to consider when comparing $50 mobile plans

Compare mobile plans under $50

What to consider

$50 per month means that you're giving $600 to your telco every year. That's a large enough sum that you'll want to carefully consider your needs and the value your telco offers before forking it over.

Here are the key factors you'll want to keep in mind:

  • Do I want a handset with my plan? $50 or thereabouts is where telcos start bundling phones with your plan, although if you want the latest and greatest handsets you’re going to have to make an additional monthly handset repayment on top of your monthly contract cost. If you can’t stump up the cash for a handset on an outright basis, this is a very convenient way to purchase a new phone.
  • How much data do I get? Any $50 plan worth considering should include unlimited standard national calls and texts, so data is the key comparison point in terms of straight up value. However, you should balance this against available network coverage, as there’s no point paying for a heap of data if access is patchy or speeds are slow in your area. If you're not sure how much data you need, you can use our mobile data usage calculator to find out.
  • What extras can I get? Telcos often bundle in special offers with their $50 mobile plans. These can include bonus data, data rollover or international calling inclusions. The value here will vary depending on whether you’ll use the included extras, but you should at least expect some kind of additional deal sweetener at this price point.

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