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High-data mobile plans

You don't need to spend big to get big data. You could get 100GB of mobile data for just $45 a month.

Name Product Data Price Apply Price
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
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-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
Optus Flex Plus $35
PrepaidNo lock-in contract
60GB 1st recharge, 40GB 2nd/3rd, then 20GB. Activate by 3.6.24. Excludes eSIM. T&Cs apply
Optus Flex Plus $35
Prepaid
60GB 1st recharge, 40GB 2nd/3rd, then 20GB. Activate by 3.6.24. Excludes eSIM. T&Cs apply
  • Unlimited national calls & texts
  • Optus 5G/4G network
20GB
$35
per 28 day recharge
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  • 60GB 1st recharge, 40GB 2nd/3rd, then 20GB. Activate by 3.6.24. Excludes eSIM. T&Cs apply
  • Unlimited standard national calls & texts
20GB
Data
$35
per 28 days expiry
felix Subscription Unlimited
SubscriptionNo lock-in contract
$20/mth for the first 3 months with code FELIX50, then $40/mth. Eligibility criteria, T&Cs apply. Ends 30.6.24
felix Subscription Unlimited
Subscription
$20/mth for the first 3 months with code FELIX50, then $40/mth. Eligibility criteria, T&Cs apply. Ends 30.6.24
Finder Award
  • Unlimited national calls & texts
  • Vodafone 5G/4G network
Unlimited data
At speeds up to 20Mbps
$20
per month
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GREEN COMPANY
  • $20/mth for the first 3 months with code FELIX50, then $40/mth. Eligibility criteria, T&Cs apply. Ends 30.6.24
  • Unlimited standard national calls & texts
Unlimited data
At speeds up to 20Mbps
$20
per month
Circles.Life 50GB Online Offer
PostpaidNo lock-in contract
$20 for 150GB/mth for the first 6 months, then $40 for 50GB/mth. Eligibility criteria, T&Cs apply. Ends 3.6.24
Circles.Life 50GB Online Offer
Postpaid
$20 for 150GB/mth for the first 6 months, then $40 for 50GB/mth. Eligibility criteria, T&Cs apply. Ends 3.6.24
  • Unlimited national calls & texts
  • Optus 4G network
150GB
$20
per month
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  • $20 for 150GB/mth for the first 6 months, then $40 for 50GB/mth. Eligibility criteria, T&Cs apply. Ends 3.6.24
  • Unlimited standard national calls & texts
150 GB
Data
$20
per month
ALDI $39 5G Plan
PrepaidNo lock-in contract
ALDI $39 5G Plan
Prepaid
  • Unlimited national calls & texts
  • Wholesale Telstra 5G/4G network
65GB
$39
per 30 day recharge
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  • Unlimited standard national calls & texts
65GB
Data
$39
per 30 days expiry
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
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  • 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
Catch Connect 365 Day Plan 60GB
PrepaidNo lock-in contract
$99 for the first recharge, then $120/recharge. Eligibility criteria, T&Cs apply. Ends 2.7.24
Catch Connect 365 Day Plan 60GB
Prepaid
$99 for the first recharge, then $120/recharge. Eligibility criteria, T&Cs apply. Ends 2.7.24
  • Unlimited national calls & texts
  • Optus 4G/3G network
60GB
$99
per 365 day recharge
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  • $99 for the first recharge, then $120/recharge. Eligibility criteria, T&Cs apply. Ends 2.7.24
  • Unlimited standard national calls & texts
60 GB
Data
$99
per 365 days expiry
Coles $195
PrepaidNo lock-in contract
$149 for the first recharge, then $195/recharge. Eligibility criteria, T&Cs apply. Ends 4.6.24
Coles $195
Prepaid
$149 for the first recharge, then $195/recharge. Eligibility criteria, T&Cs apply. Ends 4.6.24
  • Unlimited national calls & texts
  • Optus 4G network
140GB
$149
per 365 day recharge
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  • $149 for the first recharge, then $195/recharge. Eligibility criteria, T&Cs apply. Ends 4.6.24
  • Unlimited standard national calls & texts
140 GB
Data
$149
per 365 days expiry
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 4G/3G network
55GB
$20
per month
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-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
Belong 40GB
PostpaidNo lock-in contract
Belong 40GB
Postpaid
  • Unlimited national calls & texts
  • Wholesale Telstra 5G/4G network
40GB
No excess data charges
$35
per month
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  • Unlimited standard national calls & texts
40GB
Data
$35
per month
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What's considered a high-data mobile plan?

While there's no concrete number that defines something as a high-data mobile plan, we consider anything that's over 40GB a month to be a decent amount of data.

While gaming, video chats and YouTube can chew through your data given time, it's really high-quality video streaming services like Netflix and Stan that can devour up to 3GB an hour if you let them.

So if you're guilty of streaming content on your phone while you're out of the house, a high-data mobile plan might be right for you.

Is a high-data mobile plan right for me?

A high-data mobile plan is good for anyone who's doing data-heavy things like video streaming when off Wi-Fi or people who access the Internet primarily through their mobile.

Pros

  • Often come with no lock-in contracts so you can always switch to a lower or even higher plan if necessary
  • Frequent bonus data promotions available on plans
  • Choose between prepaid or postpaid plans as desired

Cons

  • Can get expensive if you're paying for data you're not actually using

How do I compare high-data mobile plans?

When deciding on a plan, here are a few things to consider to make sure you're getting the most out of your plan:

  • Cost. Many high-data plans offer bonus data for the first few months or recharges and then drop to a lower data cap for the same price afterwards. You can switch providers to keep taking advantage of these deals or find a data-to-dollar ratio you can stomach.
  • Plan inclusions. Besides data, there are other plan features you can look out for to get even more value for your money. Some providers offer features like data rollover, which let you save up any ununsed data for the following period.
  • Excess data fees. Even a huge data cap can be broken. Some providers will slug you with a steep fee for extra GB blocks, while others like Telstra or Vodafone may slow your connection down to a mere 1.5Mbps.

What's actually guzzling up all my mobile data?

The biggest culprit for your need for a high-data mobile plan is video streaming. Streaming services like Netflix can eat up to 3GB an hour if you're streaming HD video. Other activities like taking video calls and social media can also dig into your monthly data allowance.

ActivityData used
NetflixUp to 3GB/hour with HD streaming
FacebookUp to 500MB/hour (depending on how much video content is on your feed)
SpotifyUp to 75MB/hour with high quality playback
YoutubeUp to 2GB/hour with HD streaming
TikTokUp to 1GB/hour

If you're not keen to pay for a higher data mobile plan, you could also take a look at data-saving measures like downloading movies and shows on Netflix, or downloading playlists on Spotify at home while you're connected to the internet so it doesn't affect your mobile data.


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