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Name Product Data Price Apply Price
Catch Connect 30GB Finder Exclusive
PrepaidNo lock-in contract
50GB/recharge for the first 12 recharges, then 30GB/recharge. Eligibility criteria, T&Cs apply. Ends 30.7.24
Catch Connect 30GB Finder Exclusive
Prepaid
50GB/recharge for the first 12 recharges, then 30GB/recharge. Eligibility criteria, T&Cs apply. Ends 30.7.24
Exclusive
  • Unlimited national calls & texts
  • Optus 4G/3G network
50GB
$25
per 28 day recharge
Go to site
View details
Exclusive
50GB/recharge for the first 12 recharges, then 30GB/recharge. Eligibility criteria, T&Cs apply. Ends 30.7.24
  • Unlimited standard national calls & texts
50 GB
Data
$25
per 28 days expiry
TPG Large
PrepaidNo lock-in contract
$15/mth for the first 6 months, then $30/mth. Eligibility criteria, T&Cs apply.
TPG Large
Prepaid
$15/mth for the first 6 months, then $30/mth. Eligibility criteria, T&Cs apply.
Finder Award
  • Unlimited national calls & texts
  • Vodafone 4G network
45GB
$15
per month
Go to site
View details
Finder Award
-50%
$15/mth for the first 6 months, then $30/mth. Eligibility criteria, T&Cs apply.
  • Unlimited standard national calls & texts
45 GB
Data
$15
per month
Catch Connect 60GB Finder Exclusive
PrepaidNo lock-in contract
90GB/recharge for the first 12 recharges, then 60GB/recharge. Eligibility criteria, T&Cs apply. Ends 30.7.24
Catch Connect 60GB Finder Exclusive
Prepaid
90GB/recharge for the first 12 recharges, then 60GB/recharge. Eligibility criteria, T&Cs apply. Ends 30.7.24
Exclusive
  • Unlimited national calls & texts
  • Optus 4G/3G network
90GB
$40
per 28 day recharge
Go to site
View details
Exclusive
90GB/recharge for the first 12 recharges, then 60GB/recharge. Eligibility criteria, T&Cs apply. Ends 30.7.24
  • Unlimited standard national calls & texts
90 GB
Data
$40
per 28 days expiry
iiNet Medium Plan
PrepaidNo lock-in contract
$12.50/mth for the first 6 months, then $24.99/mth. Eligibility criteria, T&Cs apply.
iiNet Medium Plan
Prepaid
$12.50/mth for the first 6 months, then $24.99/mth. Eligibility criteria, T&Cs apply.
  • Unlimited national calls & texts
  • Vodafone 4G network
16GB
$12.50
per month
Go to site
View details
-50%
$12.50/mth for the first 6 months, then $24.99/mth. Eligibility criteria, T&Cs apply.
  • Unlimited standard national calls & texts
16 GB
Data
$12.50
per month
felix Subscription Unlimited
SubscriptionNo lock-in contract
$20/mth for the first 3 months, then $40/mth. Use promo code FELIX50. Eligibility criteria, T&Cs apply.
felix Subscription Unlimited
Subscription
$20/mth for the first 3 months, then $40/mth. Use promo code FELIX50. Eligibility criteria, T&Cs apply.
Finder Award
  • Unlimited national calls & texts
  • Vodafone 5G/4G network
Unlimited data
At speeds up to 20Mbps
$20
per month
Go to site
View details
Finder Award
GREEN COMPANY
$20/mth for the first 3 months, then $40/mth. Use promo code FELIX50. Eligibility criteria, T&Cs apply.
  • Unlimited standard national calls & texts
Unlimited data
At speeds up to 20Mbps
$20
per month
More 50GB 5G
PostpaidNo lock-in contract
100GB/mth for the first 3 months, then 50GB/mth. Eligibility criteria, T&Cs apply. Ends 31.7.24
More 50GB 5G
Postpaid
100GB/mth for the first 3 months, then 50GB/mth. Eligibility criteria, T&Cs apply. Ends 31.7.24
  • Unlimited national calls & texts
  • Wholesale Telstra 5G/4G network
100GB
$42
per month
Go to site
View details
100GB/mth for the first 3 months, then 50GB/mth. Eligibility criteria, T&Cs apply. Ends 31.7.24
  • Unlimited standard national calls & texts
100 GB
Data
$42
per month
Optus Flex Plus $35
PrepaidNo lock-in contract
40GB for $35 on the first 3 recharges, normally 20GB for $35. Eligibility criteria, T&Cs apply.
Optus Flex Plus $35
Prepaid
40GB for $35 on the first 3 recharges, normally 20GB for $35. Eligibility criteria, T&Cs apply.
  • Unlimited national calls & texts
  • Optus 5G/4G network
40GB
$35
per 28 day recharge
Go to site
View details
40GB for $35 on the first 3 recharges, normally 20GB for $35. Eligibility criteria, T&Cs apply.
  • Unlimited standard national calls & texts
40 GB
Data
$35
per 28 days expiry
Tangerine 12GB 4G SIM
PostpaidNo lock-in contract
Tangerine 12GB 4G SIM
Postpaid
  • Unlimited national calls & texts
  • Wholesale Telstra 4G network
12GB
$22
per month
Go to site
View details
  • Unlimited standard national calls & texts
12GB
Data
$22
per month
Dodo $25
PostpaidNo lock-in contract
$12.50/mth for the first 3 months, then $25/mth. Eligibility criteria, T&Cs apply. Order by 27.8.24
Dodo $25
Postpaid
$12.50/mth for the first 3 months, then $25/mth. Eligibility criteria, T&Cs apply. Order by 27.8.24
  • Unlimited national calls & texts
  • Optus 4G/3G network
25GB
No excess data charges
$12.50
per month
Go to site
View details
$12.50/mth for the first 3 months, then $25/mth. Eligibility criteria, T&Cs apply. Order by 27.8.24
  • Unlimited standard national calls & texts
25 GB
Data
$12.50
per month
Optus Flex Plus $160 186 days
PrepaidNo lock-in contract
120GB for $160 on the first 3 recharges, normally 80GB for $160. Eligibility criteria, T&Cs apply.
Optus Flex Plus $160 186 days
Prepaid
120GB for $160 on the first 3 recharges, normally 80GB for $160. Eligibility criteria, T&Cs apply.
  • Unlimited national calls & texts
  • Optus 5G/4G network
120GB
$160
per 186 day recharge
Go to site
View details
120GB for $160 on the first 3 recharges, normally 80GB for $160. Eligibility criteria, T&Cs apply.
  • Unlimited standard national calls & texts
120 GB
Data
$160
per 186 days expiry
TPG Small
PrepaidNo lock-in contract
$10/mth for the first 6 months, then $20/mth. Eligibility criteria, T&Cs apply.
TPG Small
Prepaid
$10/mth for the first 6 months, then $20/mth. Eligibility criteria, T&Cs apply.
Finder Award
  • Unlimited national calls & texts
  • Vodafone 4G network
12GB
$10
per month
Go to site
View details
Finder Award
-50%
$10/mth for the first 6 months, then $20/mth. Eligibility criteria, T&Cs apply.
  • Unlimited standard national calls & texts
12 GB
Data
$10
per month
Belong 40GB
PostpaidNo lock-in contract
60GB/mth for the first 12 months, then 40GB/mth. Eligibility criteria, T&Cs apply. Ends 27.8.24
Belong 40GB
Postpaid
60GB/mth for the first 12 months, then 40GB/mth. Eligibility criteria, T&Cs apply. Ends 27.8.24
  • Unlimited national calls & texts
  • Wholesale Telstra 5G/4G network
60GB
No excess data charges
$35
per month
Go to site
View details
60GB/mth for the first 12 months, then 40GB/mth. Eligibility criteria, T&Cs apply. Ends 27.8.24
  • Unlimited standard national calls & texts
60 GB
Data
$35
per month
iiNet Extra Large Plan
PrepaidNo lock-in contract
$20/mth for the first 6 months, then $39.99/mth. Eligibility criteria, T&Cs apply.
iiNet Extra Large Plan
Prepaid
$20/mth for the first 6 months, then $39.99/mth. Eligibility criteria, T&Cs apply.
  • Unlimited national calls & texts
  • Vodafone 3G/4G/5G network
55GB
$20
per month
Go to site
View details
-50%
$20/mth for the first 6 months, then $39.99/mth. Eligibility criteria, T&Cs apply.
  • Unlimited standard national calls & texts
55 GB
Data
$20
per month
Dodo $10
PostpaidNo lock-in contract
Dodo $10
Postpaid
  • Unlimited national calls & texts
  • Optus 4G/3G network
2GB
No excess data charges
$10
per month
Go to site
View details
  • Unlimited standard national calls & texts
2GB
Data
$10
per month
Tangerine 50GB 5G SIM
PostpaidNo lock-in contract
100GB/mth for the first 3 months, then 50GB/mth. Eligibility criteria, T&Cs apply. Ends 31.7.24
Tangerine 50GB 5G SIM
Postpaid
100GB/mth for the first 3 months, then 50GB/mth. Eligibility criteria, T&Cs apply. Ends 31.7.24
  • Unlimited national calls & texts
  • Wholesale Telstra 5G network
100GB
$38
per month
Go to site
View details
100GB/mth for the first 3 months, then 50GB/mth. Eligibility criteria, T&Cs apply. Ends 31.7.24
  • Unlimited standard national calls & texts
100 GB
Data
$38
per month
felix Subscription 50GB
SubscriptionNo lock-in contract
$15/mth for the first 3 months, then $30/mth. Use promo code FELIX50. Eligibility criteria, T&Cs apply.
felix Subscription 50GB
Subscription
$15/mth for the first 3 months, then $30/mth. Use promo code FELIX50. Eligibility criteria, T&Cs apply.
  • Unlimited national calls & texts
  • Vodafone 5G/4G network
50GB
No excess data charges
$15
per month
Go to site
View details
GREEN COMPANY
$15/mth for the first 3 months, then $30/mth. Use promo code FELIX50. Eligibility criteria, T&Cs apply.
  • Unlimited standard national calls & texts
50 GB
Data
$15
per month
Belong 25GB
PostpaidNo lock-in contract
From 30 July 2024 the plan fees will increase by $1 to $30/mth.
Belong 25GB
Postpaid
From 30 July 2024 the plan fees will increase by $1 to $30/mth.
  • Unlimited national calls & texts
  • Wholesale Telstra 5G/4G network
25GB
No excess data charges
$29
per month
Go to site
View details
From 30 July 2024 the plan fees will increase by $1 to $30/mth.
  • Unlimited standard national calls & texts
25GB
Data
$29
per month
TPG Medium
PrepaidNo lock-in contract
$12.50/mth for the first 6 months, then $25/mth. Eligibility criteria, T&Cs apply.
TPG Medium
Prepaid
$12.50/mth for the first 6 months, then $25/mth. Eligibility criteria, T&Cs apply.
Finder Award
  • Unlimited national calls & texts
  • Vodafone 4G network
25GB
$12.50
per month
Go to site
View details
Finder Award
-50%
$12.50/mth for the first 6 months, then $25/mth. Eligibility criteria, T&Cs apply.
  • Unlimited standard national calls & texts
25 GB
Data
$12.50
per month
iiNet Large Plan
PrepaidNo lock-in contract
$15/mth for the first 6 months, then $29.99/mth. Eligibility criteria, T&Cs apply.
iiNet Large Plan
Prepaid
$15/mth for the first 6 months, then $29.99/mth. Eligibility criteria, T&Cs apply.
  • Unlimited national calls & texts
  • Vodafone 4G network
40GB
$15
per month
Go to site
View details
-50%
$15/mth for the first 6 months, then $29.99/mth. Eligibility criteria, T&Cs apply.
  • Unlimited standard national calls & texts
40 GB
Data
$15
per month
Tangerine 32GB 5G SIM
PostpaidNo lock-in contract
Tangerine 32GB 5G SIM
Postpaid
  • Unlimited national calls & texts
  • Wholesale Telstra 5G network
32GB
$33
per month
Go to site
View details
  • Unlimited standard national calls & texts
32GB
Data
$33
per month
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What types of mobile plans can you get in Australia?

Prepaid plans

Prepaid mobile plans come with a recharge or renewal period that usually reset every 28 or 30 days. Just purchase a SIM card and pay at the start of each month to continue your plan.

  • Great for your budget. Since you pre-pay, you'll never pay extra on top of your monthly amount.
  • Good flexibility. Prepaid plans come with no lock-in contract, making it easy to switch whenever you want.
  • Active recharges are needed. Unless you choose to auto-recharge your plan, you'll need to remember to renew it every month to continue your service.
  • Limited inclusions. As opposed to postpaid plans, you'll need to recharge when your inclusions run out even if it's before your plan expires.

Postpaid plans

Postpaid plans continue indefinitely. You typically pay for them at the end of the month, but some providers will now charge you at the start.

  • Set and forget. Just pay your monthly bill to continue your mobile service.
  • Tend to come with higher data caps. This is great if you're streaming or video calling a lot when you're out and about.
  • Excess usage fees may apply. If you go over your plan's allowances for the month, you could get charged extra fees (usually around $10 per extra 1GB you go over).
  • Contracts still exist. While there are plenty of no-lock-in contract options, some postpaid plans still come with 6- to 12-month contracts.

Mobile phones on a plan

You can also grab a new phone on a mobile plan. Your monthly bill will be the price of your phone repayment plus the plan fees on top. Pay off the phone in monthly instalments over 12, 24 or 36 months.

  • Affordable way to own a new phone. Because the cost of your phone gets split into monthly repayments, you can own the latest iPhone or Samsung without forking out $2,000+ in one go.
  • Access special telco-only discounts. This is especially true during pre-order periods for new phones. Telcos often throw in discounts or free gifts that you won't get elsewhere.
  • Long repayment periods. The longer the repayment period, the cheaper the monthly repayment, but staying with a provider for up to 3 years means you're potentially stuck on a poor value plan and missing out on new deals.
  • Buying a phone outright is still cheaper overall. If you have the cash to spare, buying a phone outright is still the cheapest option since you don't need to pay for a potentially expensive plan on top.

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Australians spent $2.2 billion in loyalty tax on mobile plans in 2023

If you're on a plan with one of Australia's major telcos - Telstra, Optus or Vodafone - you could be paying a loyalty tax. There may be cheaper plans offering similar data allowances with a smaller provider. Find out how much more you're paying on your utilities bill and the potential savings you could make by comparing.

How do you compare mobile plans?

To find the right mobile plan, consider these 4 factors when you're comparing:

Data

Data

The average Aussie uses just 12.8GB a month, according to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC). We recommend checking your data usage with your provider or on your phone and go from there. If you're using upwards of 40GB a month, look into unlimited data mobile plans which could be better suited to you.

Mobile network

Network

The network you get your mobile phone plan on will determine your level of coverage. Make sure you check especially if you live outside of metropolitan areas as some mobile networks may not service your area.

Mobile inclusions

Inclusions

Mobile plan inclusions vary across the board but some handy features to look out for are data rollover and data sharing, Wi-Fi calling and international calls. On the other hand, if you're just looking for a simple mobile plan with calls, texts and data, you could skip on the extras and just get a good value plan.

Mobile contract

Plan length

While most plans are paid month-to-month, contracts and longer expiry periods may not be a bad option if you're okay to stick around for the long run. Long-expiry plans that last up to 365 days mean you pay upfront for a year's worth of usage and can usually save on your mobile plan over the course of the year.

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How do you switch mobile plans?

Number 1
Compare mobile plans
. Whether you're looking at a SIM only or phone repayment plan, make sure you find one that suits your data and budget needs.

Number 2
Sign up and port your number
. During the sign-up process, you can choose to keep your existing mobile number by asking for it to be ported to your new provider. Don't cancel your old plan yet!

Number 3
Activate then cancel
. If you've opted for an eSIM, your plan should be available as soon as you purchase it. Otherwise you'll need to wait for your physical SIM to be delivered. Once you activate your SIM card, your number should be transferred within 24–48 hours. You can then break up with your old provider and settle any outstanding bills.

How much data do I need?

How much data you will need is going to depend on how you use it.

Activities like browsing and social media don't use that much data so you should be able to get through the month with a smaller amount. On the other hand, multimedia streaming and downloads use a fair bit.

Here are some examples of the activities you can perform on these data allowances:

DataActivities
5GBBasic browsing, social media
10GBBasic browsing, social media, music streaming, some video streaming
20GBBasic browsing, social media, multimedia streaming and mobile games
40GBBasic browsing, social media, multimedia streaming, downloads and mobile games

Calculate an estimate of your mobile data usage to get a better idea of how much you need.

If that's not enough data then consider an unlimited data mobile plan (and avoid excess data charges).

Which mobile network is right for you?

Australia is home to just 3 mobile networks: Telstra, Optus and Vodafone. The main point of difference between them is coverage and price.

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Telstra

Telstra is host to Australia's largest mobile network.

  • Its 4G network reaches 99.5% of the population
  • Has the most extensive 5G coverage in Australia (87%) and is still expanding.
  • Wide coverage means Telstra's plans are a good option for those living in regional areas
  • No lock-in contracts on all prepaid and postpaid plans
  • Tends to be the most expensive mobile provider

Some of the providers that use the Telstra network include:


optus logo

Optus

Optus comes next but it's no second fiddle.

  • Its 4G network reaches 98.8% of the population
  • Its prepaid and postpaid plans are a little cheaper than Telstra
  • Optus is continuing to expand its 5G network, which now reaches 80.5% of the population.
  • It covers a little less of Australia than Telstra – this difference in coverage is mostly felt in regional areas

Some of the providers that use the Optus network include:


Vodafone logo

Vodafone

Vodafone has the smallest network but is also the most affordable.

  • 4G covers 96% of the population
  • Vodafone's 5G rollout is still underway - it's now available in 3,000 suburbs across major cities in Australia
  • Vodafone has the cheapest plans
  • Not the best network for those living outside of metropolitan areas

Some of the providers that use the Vodafone network include:

Looking for a phone with your plan?

Although buying a phone outright works out cheaper in the long run, it's not easy to pay a hefty amount upfront.

Telstra, Optus and Vodafone allow you to pair your mobile plan with a new handset. You then pay the cost of the phone monthly over a 12-, 24- or 36-month repayment period.

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Major phone launches in 2024

Samsung's Galaxy S24 series was the first major phone launch of the year, ushering in the power of AI. The full range include the base S24, S24 Plus and S24 Ultra.

Google's Pixel 8a is also available as of May 2024, boasting a solid option for people who want a mid-range handset.

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    shazJune 3, 2024

    I need a plan for my elderly mum that has unlimited international txts mainly to the UK and NZ we dont need any data just unlimited national calls and txts and unlimited intenational txts every plan i look at she has to pay extra ontop of her plan to send just 1 txt overseas. Thanks in advance for any help and suggestions

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      MariamJune 3, 2024Finder

      Hi Shaz, https://www.finder.com.au/best-mobile-plans-international-calling this page will be able to help you out. Dodo, amaysim and the long expiry plan for Coles Mobile are all good options as you get international call and text inclusions without having to pay extra on top of your plan fees. Hope this helps!

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    NuranMay 3, 2024

    Why haven’t you included Amazon and Officeworks in your comparison lists? Thx

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      MariamMay 3, 2024Finder

      Hi Nuran, this specific comparison list is for mobile plans provided by telcos in Australia. Amazon and Officeworks don’t fit the category in this instance. Hope this helps!

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    gexiOctober 8, 2023

    Which is the best plan for international roaming?

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    AnonymousSeptember 11, 2019

    What is the cheapest sim only plan available?

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      JeniSeptember 12, 2019Finder

      Hi Pnet,

      Thank you for getting in touch with Finder.

      You can start comparing cheap mobile plans using our comparison table and search filters. When you are ready, press the ‘Go to site’ button to apply or to speak to a representative to help you find a cheap sim-only plan that would suit your needs. Please ensure you review the relevant Product Disclosure Statements/Terms and Conditions when comparing your options before making a decision on whether it is right for you. You can also contact the provider if you have specific questions.

      I hope this helps.

      Thank you and have a wonderful day!

      Cheers,
      Jeni

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    AndrewAugust 21, 2019

    My wife and I are planning a holiday to southern Africa – South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Tanzania with a little stop in Mauritius. We are in most countries for about 5 days. To keep in contact with home, do we need to purchase a pre-paid SIM card in each individual country? Or is there some way to spend more time touring and less time sourcing local SIM cards?

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      NikkiAugust 22, 2019

      Hi Andrew,

      Thanks for getting in touch!

      You can buy two sim cards, a prepaid SIM card for South Africa (Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe) and a sim card for East Africa (Tanzania and Mauritius).

      It would also be helpful to check your current courier and see if you can use your sim card in these countries or if they have partner telco’s in Africa for your convenience. Don’t forget to ask about roaming fees and charges for every minute of calls and number of texts for the duration of your trip.

      Hope this helps and have a great trip!

      Best,
      Nikki

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