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Southern Phone is one of the largest providers of communications services to rural Australia, but it also services metro areas too. Its plans are simple and straightforward, and it's one of only a couple of smaller providers that sell phones on a contract.

Top features:
  • Month-to-month contract plans provide decent value
  • One of the only smaller providers around to offer phones on a plan

What kind of mobile plan are you after?

Compare Southern Phone SIM-only plans

Southern Phone offers both month-to-month mobile plans.

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Name Product Features Data Price
Southern Phone X Large SIM-only $45 Plan 1 Month
SIM-Only - Postpaid
No contract
  • Unlimited standard national calls & texts
per month
Southern Phone Large SIM-only $35 Plan 1 Month
SIM-Only - Postpaid
No contract
  • Unlimited standard national calls & texts
per month
Southern Phone Medium SIM-only $25 Plan 1 Month
SIM-Only - Postpaid
No contract
  • Unlimited standard national calls & texts
per month
Southern Phone Small SIM-only $12.99 Plan 1 Month
SIM-Only - Postpaid
No contract
  • Unlimited standard national calls & texts
per month
per month
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Compare Southern Phone plans with a phone

Southern Phone offers some of the latest phone models, plus a few budget options, which you can pair with its mobile plans on a 24-month contract.

We show the Samsung S20 4G model by default, but you can pick your own handset by clicking "remove all" under "Phones" and then selecting the handsets you want from the pop-up screen.

What are Southern Phone plans like?

Southern Phone has a wide range of different plans on offer, including ones that run month-to-month. You can also get a new handset with your plan if you want. These are available on a 24-month plan.

All Southern Phone plans come with an $8 "port out" fee if you cancel your service or transfer your number.

Southern Phone's month-to-month plans

These are regular postpaid plans that come with a monthly data allowance and unlimited standard calls within Australia.

  • Small: 2.5GB of data for $12.99 per month.
  • Medium: 10GB of data for $25 per month. $50 international call credit.
  • Large: 30GB of data for $35 per month. $300 international call credit.
  • X Large: 60GB of data for $45 per month. $500 international call credit.

    Southern Phone's mobile phone plans

    Southern Phone has a range of Android phones available on a contract if you need a new handset to go with your plan. You can get them on a 24-month contract with any of Southern Phone's 12-month mobile plans, or you can buy the phone outright if you wish.

    Your monthly bill will be equal to the monthly cost of the plan plus the repayment for the handset. If you want to end your contract early, you'll have to pay the full remaining cost of the phone plus the monthly cost of your plan multiplied by the number of months remaining on your contract.

    Southern Phone mobile review

    Southern Phone is a mobile provider that has a focus on rural and regional customers. It was bought out by AGL at the end of 2019. Although its month-to-month plans don't offer incredible value, you can get a much better deal by signing up to one of its 12-month contract plans instead.

    There aren't a lot of special features or extras attached to plans from Southern Phone, but here's what it does offer:

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    Aussie-based customer support

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    International calling credit

    Here's a quick breakdown of what Southern Phone offers in general:

    Does Southern Phone offer it?
    Excess usage warningyes, this feature is 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 Southern Phone? We ask our utilities expert and writer, Sam Baran

    Photo of Sam BaranSouthern Phone's month-to-month plans offer some of the lowest value on the market, charging you even more for data than high-cost providers like Telstra or Optus. And unlike those premium providers, Southern Phone doesn't have any exciting extra features or inclusions to draw you in.

    The data value sharply increases if you go for a 12-month contract, but it still ends up being fairly average for what you're paying. The best deal is Southern Phone's X Small $9 for 1GB 12-month plan for people who aren't looking for a lot of data. Consider other competitors like Circles.Life or Vaya, which don't require you to sign a contract for good plan value.

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    How does Southern Phone compare?

    To give you an idea of how competitive Southern Phone's monthly plans are, we've looked at its X Large plan side-by-side with plans from Optus (Southern Phone's network provider) and Vaya (another provider on the Optus network).

    Southern PhoneOptusVaya
    Plan nameX Large (month-to-month)Medium Optus Choice50GB SIM-only
    Plan cost$50$49$44
    Data allowance25GB60GB50GB
    Cost per GB of data$2/GB$0.82/GB$0.88/GB
    Features$500 international call creditData sharing, 5G access, Optus Sport, international inclusionsNone

    Based on this comparison, Southern Phone's second-best-value monthly data plan offers far, far less than the competition. Not only does it cost more than the offerings from Vaya and Optus, but you get less than half as much data for that price.

    Feature-wise, you get some international call credit, but this doesn't do much to make up for the extremely poor data value on offer.

    Southern phone mobile plans for seniors

    Although Southern Phone doesn't have any plans specifically aimed at seniors, its $9 for 1GB or 5GB for $20 12-month plans aren't a bad choice for people who are after a basic plan.

    You will be locked into a 12-month contract, though, so you'll have to pay a termination fee if you want to leave early.

    For more information on other available deals, see our guide on phone plans for seniors.

    FAQ about Southern Phone

    What network does Southern Phone use?

    Southern Phone operates on the Optus 3G/4G network, which covers around 98.5% of the Australian population.

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    PeterJuly 30, 2018

    How to update new credit card details?

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      JhezJuly 30, 2018Staff

      Hello Peter,

      Thank you for your comment.

      To update your payment details, you can either log in to your Southern Phone account in the My Account section found on their website or get in touch with them directly so they can arrange this for you.


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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.


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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, 2016

      Hi norm p.

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


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