Southern Phone mobile phone plans

Compare Southern Phone's standalone SIM-only plans as well as its contract phone offerings.


Southern Phone provides mobile services on either a SIM-only basis with 12-month contracts or with a range of bundled mobile handsets on 12- or 24-month terms.

Southern Phone provides service on the 4G network from Optus via its Green Plans or on parts of Telstra's 3G and 4G networks via its Orange plans.

Southern Phone Green plans

Southern Phone's Green plans are postpaid offerings with either month-to-month or 12-month contracts. You'll be billed each month for your base plan price plus any additional usage over your existing quota. For these plans, your additional usage will most likely be data usage since all Green plans offer unlimited standard national calls and texts.

In terms of base pricing, here's the rundown of Southern Phone's 12-month Green Plans:

  • Southern Phone Green 10: Unlimited calls and texts, 1GB data, $10
  • Southern Phone Green 22: Unlimited calls and texts, 4GB data, $22
  • Southern Phone Green 35: Unlimited calls and texts, 10GB data, $35
  • Southern Phone Green 50: Unlimited calls and texts, 15GB data, $50
  • Southern Phone Green 65: Unlimited calls and texts, 30GB data, $65

And here's the pricing for the month-to-month Green variants:

  • Southern Phone Green 10: Unlimited calls and texts, 500MB data, $10
  • Southern Phone Green 20: Unlimited calls and texts, 2GB data, $20
  • Southern Phone Green 35: Unlimited calls and texts, 5GB data, $35
  • Southern Phone Green 50: Unlimited calls and texts, 10GB data, $50
  • Southern Phone Green 60: Unlimited calls and texts, 30GB data, $60

Here are the full details of all Southern Mobile's Green plans for you to compare:

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Southern Phone Orange plans

Southern Phone also offers SIM-only plans on parts of the Telstra 3G/4G network if that's your preferred choice, although rather predictably, you're generally going to pay a little more for a little less value on these plans. Like the Green plans, you can opt for Orange Plans on either a month-to-month or 12-month contract basis, with improved value if you sign up for a full year.

Here's the base pricing for Southern Phone's 12-month Orange plans:

  • Southern Phone Orange 10: $500 calls and text credit, 500MB data, $10
  • Southern Phone Orange 22: Unlimited calls and texts, 1GB data, $22
  • Southern Phone Orange 35: Unlimited calls and texts, 5GB data, $35
  • Southern Phone Orange 50: Unlimited calls and texts, 7GB data, $50
  • Southern Phone Orange 65: Unlimited calls and texts, 15GB data, $65

And here are their month-to-month equivalents:

  • Southern Phone Orange 10: $200 calls and text credit, 200MB data, $10
  • Southern Phone Orange 20: Unlimited calls and texts, 500MB data, $20
  • Southern Phone Orange 30: Unlimited calls and texts, 2GB data, $30
  • Southern Phone Orange 45: Unlimited calls and texts, 5GB data, $45
  • Southern Phone Orange 60: Unlimited calls and texts, 10GB data, $60

Here's Southern's full rundown of Orange plans to compare:

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Southern Phone mobile phone contract plans

Southern Phone also offers a range of handsets on contract terms. It has a strong focus on affordable feature phones and budget smartphones, but it also features some premium phones. These match the existing Green or Orange plans to a 12- or 24-month contract term with handset repayments added onto the cost of your plan. Those repayments will vary depending on your handset choice; for example, here's what you'd pay for a Samsung Galaxy S8 on Southern Phone plans:

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How does Southern Phone compare?

Southern Phone's plans tell two different stories, depending on whether you need access to the Telstra network or wish to use the Optus 4G network. With Optus, you'll get substantially more data with each plan tier, but that's mitigated by the fact that if you don't have good Optus coverage, it's not going to do you much good.

Southern Phone is one of only a few providers to offer plans at the $10 price point. Here's how it compares against other providers at that price point:

Here's how Southern's plans compare if you're looking to spend $20-$30 per month:

And here's how its Samsung Galaxy S8 plan pricing compares:

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Why should you consider Southern Phone?

Southern Phone offers flexibility in carrier terms, although you can't switch between Optus and Telstra without fundamentally changing your plan on a month-by-month basis. It's also one of only a few carriers to offer simple feature phones on contract terms if you're not keen on having a smartphone and just require simple mobile phone services.

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    DennisJune 8, 2017

    What constitutes “data” in regard to mobile phones?

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      JonathanJune 8, 2017

      Hi Dennis!

      Thanks for the comment.

      Data is the exchange of information from the internet and your device or its applications. Whenever you turn-on your “data”, you are connected to the network and download or upload information. This includes emails, chat, browsing, internet banking, using voice over internet apps and many more.

      You may contact your network by calling their hotline for further details on how you can manage your data.

      Hope this clarifies.

      Cheers,
      Jonathan

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    normAugust 22, 2016

    I’m trying to finalise my plan but my mobile cut out. I have rang three times in an attempt to complete my application (which is on your computer file), but to no avail. Don’t email me.

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      BrodieAugust 24, 2016Staff

      Hi norm p.

      You’ve reached finder, not Southern Phone telco. I would recommend contacting Southern Cross on 1300 019 408.

      Cheers,
      Brodie

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