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We’ve compared iPhone 12 plans to help you find the best one for your needs.

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The iPhone 12 was released towards the end of 2020 with 5G capabilities, which means you can now take full advantage of Telstra, Vodafone, and Optus' 5G mobile plans.

Even if 5G isn't available where you live yet, the iPhone 12 and the rest of its family have a number of other good features, like an improved dual camera and sharper display.

The tables below show different iPhone 12 plans available from each Australian provider. You can switch between the tabs to see plans for the budget-friendly iPhone 12 Mini, the fancier iPhone 12 Pro or just the original base model, the iPhone 12.

Which provider's plans are you after?

Telstra iPhone 12 plans

Grab an iPhone 12 plan on Australia's largest mobile network.

Telstra's plans are the most expensive of the three providers, with prices starting at $55, excluding handset repayments. That being said, Telstra also comes with a few features to justify its pricing. Top Telstra features include the following:

  • Telstra 5G coverage is on par with Optus
  • Telstra Plus rewards program
  • Data sharing between plans on the same account
  • No excess data charge on SIM-only plans

With Telstra, you won't be charged extra for going over your data allowance. So once you hit the amount of data allotted to your plan each month, you can still keep using your mobile data but at a reduced speed of 1.5Mbps.

Choose between 12 or 24 months for your contract. Cancelling early means paying off the rest of your handset, although you can switch between postpaid plans each month while on contract.

Vodafone iPhone 12 plans

Vodafone currently has some of the cheapest iPhone 12 plans, with decent speeds for "unlimited" data.

Vodafone has fewer features than the other two big providers, but still offers decent mobile plans that will cost you less than Telstra's. Here are Vodafone's main features:

  • Can get discounts when bundling services together
  • 3 months of Amazon Prime free until the end of March
  • "Unlimited mobile data" on postpaid plans
  • Vodafone 5G network is smaller than the other two providers but is growing

You can get a 12, 24 or 36-month contract with Vodafone, and leaving your contract early will only cost you the remaining price of your handset. Vodafone's "unlimited" data feature also offers the fastest speeds of the three providers – when you hit your monthly data cap, you can still use the Internet for free and you'll get speeds of up to 25Mbps (depending on which plan you're on) instead of 1.5Mbps as you would with Telstra and Optus.

Optus iPhone 12 plans

Optus has some extremely high data plans available, with data caps running all the way from 10GB to 500GB. Beyond the basic plan inclusions, Optus also boasts the following:

  • Optus 5G is available on all postpaid plans
  • Data sharing between users on the same account
  • No excess data charges on postpaid plans

Contract options with Optus are 12, 24 or 36 months. Early cancellation will result in you paying out the remaining value of your device. Until January 2021, Optus had roughly the same 5G coverage as Telstra.

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