iiNet Mobile Plans

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iiNet Mobile

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iiNet might not be as well known in the mobile market as it is in the broadband space, but it does have a fair number of mobile plans to choose from. You'll even score a sign-up discount with iiNet if you're a new customer.

Highlights:
  • 50% off plan prices for the first 6 months
  • Known for award-winning customer service
  • International inclusions on some plans

Compare iiNet's mobile plans

iiNet's mobile plans all come with a 50% sign-up discount for new customers. Just keep in mind that the price will change from your seventh month onwards.

Name Product Features Data Price
  • $10/mth for the first 6 months, then $19.99/mth. T&Cs apply.
  • Unlimited standard national calls & texts
8GB
Data
$10
per month
8GB
Data
$10
per month
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  • $12.50/mth for the first 6 months, then $24.99/mth. T&Cs apply.
  • Unlimited standard national calls & texts
16GB
Data
$12.50
per month
16GB
Data
$12.50
per month
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-50%
  • $15/mth for the first 6 months, then $29.99/mth. T&Cs apply.
  • Unlimited standard national calls & texts
40GB
Data
$15
per month
40GB
Data
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$15
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  • $20/mth for the first 6 months, then $39.99/mth. T&Cs apply.
  • Unlimited standard national calls & texts
55GB
Data
$20
per month
55GB
Data
$20
per month
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What are iiNet mobile phone plans like?

iiNet has four prepaid plans available, each one with a full-month expiry, rather than the usual 28 days. This means your billing period will be 29, 30 or 31 days, depending on the month.

  • 8GB for $19.99 monthly ($10 for the first 6 months). Unlimited talk and text in Australia.
  • 16GB for $24.99 monthly ($12.50 for the first 6 months). Unlimited talk and text in Australia.
  • 40GB for $29.99 monthly ($15 for the first 6 months). Unlimited talk and text in Australia.
  • 55GB for $39.99 monthly ($20 for the first 6 months). Unlimited talk and text in Australia, plus 100 international minutes.

iiNet mobile review

iiNet is fully owned by TPG, one of Australia's largest mobile providers following its merger with Vodafone Hutchison. The prepaid plans from iiNet don't have much in the way of extras, but are pretty decent value for the first six months.

If budget is your main concern, iiNet is definitely a provider to consider. Otherwise if coverage or extra features is what you're after, you might want to look elsewhere. iiNet runs on Vodafone's 3G/4G network, and while it will still cover 96% of Australia (its populated areas anyway), if you're going to spend time outside of metro areas, you may run into coverage issues.

Here are iiNet's main offerings:

calendar

Full-month expiry periods

discount

6-month discount

mobile data

Prepaid balance

This is what iiNet offers at a glance:

Feature
Does iiNet have it?
Automatic prepaid rechargeyes, this feature is not available
Auto data top upsyes, this feature is not available
Entertainment extrasno, this feature is not available
Data-free media streamingno, this feature is not available
Rollover datano, this feature is not available
Data sharingno, this feature is not available
International calls/textsyes, this feature is available
International roamingyes, this feature is available
Rewards programno, this feature is not available
Student/pensioner discountsno, this feature is not available

Should you sign up to iiNet? We ask our utilities expert and writer, Sam Baran.

Photo of Sam BaraniiNet's plans are fine on the whole, especially for the first six months while the promotional discount applies. Once this expires, their value is a bit below average, so consider another provider like amaysim or ALDI Mobile for better value prepaid plans.

There's not much else to add about iiNet since there are no extra features to its plans. If you're looking for international inclusions, you'll have to grab iiNet's most expensive plan to get some minutes thrown in.

How does iiNet compare?

For an idea of how iiNet compares to other providers, we've put the iiNet 25GB plan up against similar plans from Vodafone (iiNet's network provider) and Kogan Mobile (another provider on the Vodafone network).

iiNetVodafoneKogan Mobile
Plan Name40GB SIM only$30 Prepaid PlusMedium 30 day plan
Plan cost$29.99 ($15 for first 6 months)$30$29.90
Data allowance40GB15GB (+25GB for first 3 recharges)13GB
Data per dollar value$0.75 per 1GB$2.00 per 1GB$2.30 per 1GB
Expiry periodFull month28 days30 days
FeaturesNoneData bank, international inclusions, free capped excess dataQantas frequent flyer rewards

iiNet holds up well against both of its competitors here, offering more data for the same price (after 3 recharges with Vodafone). Beyond that, iiNet's full month expiry leads to slightly fewer recharges over the course of the year, meaning a bit of extra savings.

Even without the 6-month price discount, iiNet stacks up pretty well here. Keep in mind that this might not always be the case against other providers, so always be sure to compare your options to find the best deal for you.

iiNet international calls

iiNet's priciest monthly plan includes 100 international minutes for calling overseas. Otherwise, you can spend prepaid credit on international calls and texts at PAYG rates.

iiNet technically allows for international roaming on its plans, so long as you have sufficient prepaid balance. However, you're far better off investing in a travel or local SIM, since roaming rates can be ruinously expensive.

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    PATRICKMay 8, 2016

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