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


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Southern Phone is one of the largest providers of communications services to rural Australia, and was acquired by energy giant AGL at the end of 2019. They have a number of monthly and contract mobile plans on offer.

Top features:

  • Good value on contract plans.
  • Phone handsets available on a plan.
  • Wide range of different plans to choose from.

Compare Southern Phone's month-to-month SIM-only plans here

For the contract-shy or those in need of flexibility, Southern Phone has a decent selection of month-to-month plans available.

Compare Southern Phone's 12-month SIM-only plans here

If you're comfortable staying with Southern Phone for a whole year, you can get a pretty good deal on data with one of these contract SIM-only plans.

Compare Southern Phone mobile phone plans below

Whether you want a brand new top-of-the-line handset or a slightly older model, you can get phones like the Samsung Galaxy S20 on a 24-month contract. You can click the "filter results" button to add different handsets to view its plans.

Southern Phone review: Why choose it?

Though they require you to lock into a contract, Southern Phone's 12-month plans are some of the better value deals available on the market, made even sweeter with a couple of promotional offers. You can even get a couple of recent models to go with them — just watch out, because the contract plan prices will jump up if you're on them for longer than two years.

On top of basic inclusions, Southern Phone offers:

  • International credit. Some of Southern Phone's plans come with a certain amount of international credit that you can use to call overseas. Rates will vary depending on where you're calling.
  • Roaming. If you use your phone while overseas, you'll automatically be subject to international roaming rates. Be aware these can add up very quickly and you are likely better off with a cheaper alternative, like a local SIM.



  • Contract value. Southern Phone's 12-month contract plans are extremely competitive for how much data they offer.
  • Handset plans. Southern Phone is one of only a handful of MVNOs to sell plans with a phone, which can help you avoid the expensive plans of the big three telcos.


  • Termination fees. While contracts may give good value, you'll have to pay quite a bit if you want to leave or change early.

Southern Phone network coverage

Southern Phone is powered by the Optus 4G network, which reaches about 98.5% of the population.

Southern Phone: FAQ

How do I switch to Southern Phone?

Switching to Southern Phone is a fairly simple process:

  1. Decide whether you want a new phone or just a SIM-only plan to go with an existing handset.
  2. Purchase the plan you want online, which will come with its own SIM and a handset if you chose a phone on a plan.
  3. Activate your SIM once it arrives. If you want to keep your own number, let Southern Phone know at checkout or activation and it will arrange the transfer with your previous provider.
  4. Your SIM should be activated and your new service ready to go in a few hours to a day.

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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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