Keep going over your data limit? We've got a high data mobile plan for all budgets.
- Plan value is increasing over time across all categories
- You can now spend less to get lots of data on a prepaid plan
- 'Unlimited' data mobile plans have recently surfaced
- Limited-time deals can offer massive data for just a few dollars - if you're willing to switch providers regularly
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 excess data charges.
That’s where signing up for a plan with a high data allowance makes a lot of sense. Rather than pay excess fees, you instead sign up for a plan that gives you the data you crave upfront - and likely save money in the long run.
If you're a postpaid plan customer, usually you'll pay $10/GB for any excess usage. Gone are the days of hundreds of dollars worth of bill shock, as generally providers are proactive with reminding you when you're close to using up your quota. Postpaid plans are generally more expensive than prepaid, but you also get lots of other inclusions such as international calling provisions as well.
We've listed over 100 month to month postpaid plan with more than 10GB of data included monthly in the table above. The initial listing is for those monthly postpaid options, but if you'd like to pair that data level with a specific handset, or simply prefer a prepaid plan instead, click on "Filter 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 might 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 generally need to sign up for a SIM-only or a contract plan.
High data postpaid plans compared
In 2016 and 2017, we saw the arrival of plans offering data allowances more than 90GB. These plans, offered by MVNOs like Spintel and Jeenee Mobile, sacrificed speed for data, only offering 3G connection speeds. However, today there are far better deals available, with Telstra and Vodafone offering unlimited data at speeds throttled to 1.5Mbps after your quota has been exhausted.
For users unprepared to sacrifice speed or data, Telstra has a theoretically 100% "unlimited" data plan. It's extremely pricey at $199 per month, and provides unlimited data with the caveat of "excessive" data use potentially attracting throttling.
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