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Family mobile plans

Family mobile plans offer the convenience of having multiple plans under 1 bill and the ability to share data. No matter the make-up of your family, there are ways to bundle everyone's phone plans together and potentially save.

Compare family mobile plans in Australia

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Optus
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Vodafone
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Telstra
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Belong
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Tangerine
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Lebara
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What are family mobile plans?

Mobile providers differ in how they offer family plans, but for the most part, there are 2 separate ways they go about this.

1. Mobile plans designed for family use

These are specific family plans where you have multiple SIMs under the same account that share a certain amount of data per month, all for a fixed price. Providers that offer this include Optus and ALDImobile.

2. Bundling SIMs for your family

Other providers might allow you to bundle SIM only plans together. In this case, you'd need to get each plan individually for family members then bundle them under the same account. Depending on the provider, you can share data across all the plans, and some might even offer a discount for bundling. Providers that take this approach include Telstra and Vodafone.

A note on data gifting:

Some providers also offer data gifting, whereby if you have mobile plans with the same telco, you can gift any unused data to other users, such as family members. Although these aren't specifically family plans, you can use this option to share around data and have mobile plans under the same provider. Some of the providers that allow you to do this include Belong, More and Tangerine.

Telstra family mobile plans

Telstra doesn't offer an actual family mobile plan, but on Telstra's Essential and Premium Upfront mobile plans, you can add up to 5 bundle plans and share data across them all.

Each extra mobile bundle plan is $50 a month each for 25GB of data. Or you can choose to add just a data bundle plan, which is $10 a month for 10GB.

Name Product Data Price Apply Price
Telstra Upfront Premium
PostpaidNo lock-in contract
Telstra Upfront Premium
Postpaid
  • Unlimited national calls & texts
  • Telstra 5G/4G network
300GB
No excess data charges
$95
per month
View details
  • Unlimited standard national calls & texts
300GB
Data
$95
per month
Telstra Upfront Essential
PostpaidNo lock-in contract
Telstra Upfront Essential
Postpaid
  • Unlimited national calls & texts
  • Telstra 5G/4G network
180GB
No excess data charges
$72
per month
View details
  • Unlimited standard national calls & texts
180GB
Data
$72
per month
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Telstra's SIM only plans come with:

  • 5G access (you must have a 5G compatible device and be in a 5G coverage area to receive this).
  • Uncapped download speeds.
  • No lock-in contacts.
  • No excess data charges, but your speed will be reduced once you reach your data limit.
  • Keep in mind: Telstra doesn't offer bundling on its upfront Basic plan. You need to be on the Essential or Premium plan to bundle with other plans.

Another option for families using Telstra is you can share your Telstra data allowance between up to 10 Upfront mobile or data plans on the same account.

Optus family mobile plans

Optus offers a family mobile plan where you get 4 SIMs for $165 a month and share 320GB of data. Split evenly, that works to be $41.25 a month for 80GB of data each.

To compare, the closest Optus mobile SIM only plan in price is the Small Optus Choice Plan, which is $49 a month but for only 30GB of data.

You can add extra SIM plans to the family plan, up to 4 at $29 a month each.

  • Keep in mind: You don't get more data when you add extra users to the Optus family mobile plan, so everyone will be sharing the existing 320GB allocation.

The Optus family plan also includes:

  • A subscription to the McAfee Safe Family App at no additional cost.
  • Unlimited talk and text to standard Australian mobiles and landlines.
  • No excess data charges, but all services that share the plan will have their download speed slowed to 1.5Mbps if you exceed the monthly limit.

Aside from the family mobile plan, Optus also allows you to share data across any combination of eligible mobile SIM and mobile broadband plans. As there's no restriction to the number of plans you can share across, this could suit families that have more than 8 devices or people.

You can access Optus data sharing for your family with any of the plans below.

Name Product Data Price Apply Price
Optus Choice Plus $52
PostpaidNo lock-in contract
Optus Choice Plus $52
Postpaid
  • Unlimited national calls & texts
  • Optus 5G/4G network
50GB
No excess data charges
$52
per month
View details
  • Unlimited standard national calls & texts
50GB
Data
$52
per month
Optus Choice Plus $62
PostpaidNo lock-in contract
Optus Choice Plus $62
Postpaid
  • Unlimited national calls & texts
  • Optus 5G/4G network
180GB
No excess data charges
$62
per month
View details
  • Unlimited standard national calls & texts
180GB
Data
$62
per month
Optus Choice Plus $82
PostpaidNo lock-in contract
Get up to $20 off your subscriptions via Subhub as long as you stay on this plan. Paid subscriptions via SubHub required. T&Cs apply. Available until withdrawn.
Optus Choice Plus $82
Postpaid
Get up to $20 off your subscriptions via Subhub as long as you stay on this plan. Paid subscriptions via SubHub required. T&Cs apply. Available until withdrawn.
  • Unlimited national calls & texts
  • Optus 5G/4G network
360GB
No excess data charges
$82
per month
View details
Get up to $20 off your subscriptions via Subhub as long as you stay on this plan. Paid subscriptions via SubHub required. T&Cs apply. Available until withdrawn.
  • Unlimited standard national calls & texts
360GB
Data
$82
per month
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ALDImobile family plans

ALDImobile offers 3 different family mobile plans:

  • For $55 you get 50GB of shared data and can have 2 services.
  • If you want 4 services, it costs $95 for 100GB.
  • Or for $125 you can get 150GB to share among 6 services.

All plans have a 30-day expiry. ALDImobile is on the Telstra wholesale network, which covers 98.8% of the Australian population.

Name Product Data Price Apply Price
ALDI $95 Family Plan
PrepaidNo lock-in contract
ALDI $95 Family Plan
Prepaid
  • Unlimited national calls & texts
  • Wholesale Telstra 5G/4G network
100GB
$95
per 30 day recharge
View details
  • Unlimited standard national calls & texts
100GB
Data
$95
per 30 days expiry
ALDI $55 Family Plan
PrepaidNo lock-in contract
ALDI $55 Family Plan
Prepaid
  • Unlimited national calls & texts
  • Wholesale Telstra 5G/4G network
50GB
$55
per 30 day recharge
View details
  • Unlimited standard national calls & texts
50GB
Data
$55
per 30 days expiry
ALDI $125 Family Plan
PrepaidNo lock-in contract
ALDI $125 Family Plan
Prepaid
  • Unlimited national calls & texts
  • Wholesale Telstra 5G/4G network
150GB
$125
per 30 day recharge
View details
  • Unlimited standard national calls & texts
150GB
Data
$125
per 30 days expiry
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ALDImobile's family plans also feature:

  • 5G access (only with a 5G-compatible device and in areas with 5G coverage).
  • Unlimited data rollover if you recharge with the same plan within 24 hours of expiry.
  • Unlimited standard calls and texts to Australian fixed lines and standard Australian mobiles, plus unlimited standard calls and SMS to 20 countries.

Vodafone family plans

Vodafone doesn't have a family plan, but you can bundle up to 5 eligible phone, tablet and/or modem plans under the same account to receive a discount of up to 20%.

Your included data will be automatically shared between up to 10 eligible plans, so all data will be pooled. Some of the Vodafone plans you can bundle are shown below.

Name Product Data Price Apply Price
Vodafone Large SIM-only Plan
PostpaidNo lock-in contract
$60/mth when you stay connected with the plan, instead of $69/mth. Eligibility criteria, T&Cs apply. Ends 1.7.24
Vodafone Large SIM-only Plan
Postpaid
$60/mth when you stay connected with the plan, instead of $69/mth. Eligibility criteria, T&Cs apply. Ends 1.7.24
  • Unlimited national calls & texts
  • Vodafone 5G/4G network
360GB
No excess data charges
$60
per month
Go to site
View details
$60/mth when you stay connected with the plan, instead of $69/mth. Eligibility criteria, T&Cs apply. Ends 1.7.24
  • Unlimited standard national calls & texts
360 GB
Data
$60
per month
Vodafone Medium SIM-only Plan
PostpaidNo lock-in contract
$50/mth when you stay connected with the plan, instead of $59/mth. Eligibility criteria, T&Cs apply. Ends 1.7.24
Vodafone Medium SIM-only Plan
Postpaid
$50/mth when you stay connected with the plan, instead of $59/mth. Eligibility criteria, T&Cs apply. Ends 1.7.24
  • Unlimited national calls & texts
  • Vodafone 5G/4G network
180GB
No excess data charges
$50
per month
Go to site
View details
$50/mth when you stay connected with the plan, instead of $59/mth. Eligibility criteria, T&Cs apply. Ends 1.7.24
  • Unlimited standard national calls & texts
180 GB
Data
$50
per month
Vodafone Small SIM-only Plan
PostpaidNo lock-in contract
$40/mth when you stay connected with the plan, instead of $49/mth. Eligibility criteria, T&Cs apply. Ends 1.7.24
Vodafone Small SIM-only Plan
Postpaid
$40/mth when you stay connected with the plan, instead of $49/mth. Eligibility criteria, T&Cs apply. Ends 1.7.24
  • Unlimited national calls & texts
  • Vodafone 5G/4G network
50GB
No excess data charges
$40
per month
Go to site
View details
$40/mth when you stay connected with the plan, instead of $49/mth. Eligibility criteria, T&Cs apply. Ends 1.7.24
  • Unlimited standard national calls & texts
50 GB
Data
$40
per month
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Name Product Data allowance Typical download speed Price Hid Compare Box!
Vodafone SIM Only Modem Plan Small Data
Mobile broadband
Vodafone network
Month-to-month
OFFER: 60GB/recharge instead of 30GB/recharge when you stay connected with the plan. Eligibility criteria, T&Cs apply. Ends 1.7.24
  • Month-to-month
  • BYO modem
60GB
Data
60GB
4G
Speed
4G
$20
per month
Min total cost is $20 for first month
Price
$20 per month
Min total cost is $20 for first month
Vodafone SIM Only Modem Plan Large Data
Mobile broadband
Vodafone network
Month-to-month
OFFER: 140GB/recharge instead of 70GB/recharge when you stay connected with the plan. Eligibility criteria, T&Cs apply. Ends 1.7.24
  • Month-to-month
  • BYO modem
140GB
Data
140GB
4G
Speed
4G
$40
per month
Min total cost is $40 for first month
Price
$40 per month
Min total cost is $40 for first month
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Vodafone's SIM only plans feature:

  • No excess data charges, but once you've exceeded your limit, speeds will be slowed to 2Mbps.
  • Unlimited standard national calls and SMS in Australia.
  • No early exit fees.

Yomojo family mobile plan bundles

Yomojo allows you to bundle up to 6 SIMs together to suit your family's needs. The more SIMs you bundle, the bigger the discount you receive, up to 15% off.

You can choose any one of Yomojo's 5 SIM only plans for each family member. They range from 6GB to 90GB and all have a 30-day expiry. Yomojo uses the Optus 4G Plus Network, which covers 98.5% of the Australian population.

Name Product Data Price Apply Price
Yomojo 8GB
PrepaidNo lock-in contract
Yomojo 8GB
Prepaid
  • Unlimited national calls & texts
  • Optus 4G network
8GB
No excess data charges
$19.90
per 30 day recharge
View details
  • Unlimited standard national calls & texts
8GB
Data
$19.90
per 30 days expiry
Yomojo 25GB
PrepaidNo lock-in contract
Yomojo 25GB
Prepaid
  • Unlimited national calls & texts
  • Optus 4G network
25GB
No excess data charges
$24.90
per 30 day recharge
View details
  • Unlimited standard national calls & texts
25GB
Data
$24.90
per 30 days expiry
Yomojo 40GB
PrepaidNo lock-in contract
Yomojo 40GB
Prepaid
  • Unlimited national calls & texts
  • Optus 4G network
40GB
No excess data charges
$29.90
per 30 day recharge
View details
  • Unlimited standard national calls & texts
40GB
Data
$29.90
per 30 days expiry
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  • Keep in mind: There is no data sharing between Yomojo's mobile plans, even if you bundle them together. If one or more of the plans runs out of their allocated data before 30 days, you will have to purchase more data to continue using it.

Belong data gifting

Belong lets you share any amount of your data in 1GB chunks with a fellow Belong mobile or Belong data plan user. There's no limit to how much you can send, you just need to make sure you've got at least 1.3GB of data.

Name Product Data Price Apply Price
Belong 25GB
PostpaidNo lock-in contract
Belong 25GB
Postpaid
  • Unlimited national calls & texts
  • Wholesale Telstra 5G/4G network
25GB
No excess data charges
$29
per month
Go to site
View details
  • Unlimited standard national calls & texts
25GB
Data
$29
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
Go to site
View details