Want a really big quantity of data to use with your smartphone? We've rounded up every plan that offers 10GB or more a month.
If you’re a heavy smartphone user, the chances are good that you’ve hit the limit on your phone plan. Depending on whether you’re on a prepaid plan or a contract, you’ve either been cut off from your precious data, or had to pay high excess data charges.
That’s where signing up for a plan with a high data allowance makes a lot of sense. Rather than pay high excess fees, you instead sign up for a plan that gives you the data you crave upfront.
As an added bonus for postpaid customers, most of these plans charge $10/GB for any excess usage, which means that you can easily use even more data if you need to. Because most of these plans are relatively high cost, you also get lots of other inclusions such as international calling provisions as well.
We've listed every currently available prepaid plan with more than 10GB of data included monthly in the table above. The initial listing is for prepaid plans, but if you'd like to pair that data level with a specific handset, or simply prefer a SIM-only month-to-month contract, click on "Modify Results" and tweak the filters to match up your perfect phone and phone plan.
High-usage prepaid plans compared
While most prepaid plans tend to focus on lower spend users, which usually equates to lower data inclusions, there has been a recent shift in the market for higher data allowances for prepaid customers.
As "unlimited" call and text packages have become more widespread, data has become a key differentiator, and so high data plans have become more common. Where just a year ago you would have struggled to find a prepaid plan with more than 8GB per month, MVNOs like Kogan Mobile and Ovo are bringing high data allowances to the prepaid space.
It's important to note that while high data allowances on prepaid plans are now a reality, the inclusions still don't come close to the high-capacity plans on offer on a postpaid basis. If you want plans with over 30GB of data a month, you'll need to sign up for a SIM-only or a contract plan.
High-usage postpaid plans compared
In 2016, we saw the arrival of plans offering data allowances of up to 90GB. These plans, offered by MVNOs like Spintel and Jeenee Mobile, sacrifice speed for data, only offering 3G connection speeds at an affordable price.
For users unprepared to sacrifice speed or data, Optus has boosted its data allowances for its premium 24 month contract plans, with options of up to 100GB of data every month. These plans do attract a premium price tag and lock you in for 24 months though, which isn't for everybody.
Compare SIM-only Mobile Plans with 10GB data and more
|Spintel 3G 90GB||90GB||$79.95|
|Jeenee Mammoth 90GB + Unlimited Talk & Text||90GB||$79.00|
|Spintel 3G 30GB||30GB||$49.95|
|Jeenee Mobile $50 Mammoth 30GB Plan||30GB||$50.00|
|Jeenee Mobile $45 Mammoth 20GB Plan||20GB||$45.00|
|Telstra L Casual SIM||10GB||$70.00|