iiNet Mobile Plans
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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.
- 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.
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.
- 6GB for $19.99 monthly ($10 for the first 6 months). Unlimited talk and text in Australia.
- 14GB for $24.99 monthly ($12.50 for the first 6 months). Unlimited talk and text in Australia.
- 25GB for $29.99 monthly ($15 for the first 6 months). Unlimited talk and text in Australia.
- 30GB 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:
Full-month expiry periods
Like postpaid plans, iiNet's prepaid plans don't have a set expiry date, and instead last the full duration of whatever month you're in. This means one or two fewer recharges total during the year compared to a prepaid plan with a 28-day expiry.
iiNet's plans are roughly half price for the first six months, representing a significant discount. If you're not keen on paying the full plan amount from your seventh month onwards, make sure you set a reminder to switch plans once the discount expires.
You can add extra money to a "prepaid balance" if you wish. iiNet will automatically add 2GB to your prepaid plan when you run out of data for $10, if your prepaid balance has enough credit.
This is what iiNet offers at a glance:
|Automatic prepaid recharge|
|Auto data top ups|
|Data-free media streaming|
Should you sign up to iiNet? We ask our utilities expert and writer, Sam Baran.
iiNet'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).
|Plan Name||25GB SIM only||$30 Prepaid Plus||Medium 30 day plan|
|Plan cost||$29.99 ($15 for first 6 months)||$30||$29.90|
|Data allowance||25GB||15GB (+25GB for first 3 recharges)||13GB|
|Data per dollar value||$1.20 per 1GB||$2.00 per 1GB||$2.30 per 1GB|
|Expiry period||Full month||28 days||30 days|
|Features||None||Data bank, international inclusions, free capped excess data||Qantas 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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