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Virgin Mobile: The best replacement plans for your Virgin plan

With Optus announcing the closure of Virgin Mobile, what are your best alternative options?

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Virgin mobile: Essential facts for the shutdown

  • In May 2018 Optus announced it was shutting down the Virgin Mobile brand
  • Existing Virgin customers will still receive their service, and can still get account information from Virgin's website and app
  • Some providers are offering incentives for Virgin customers to switch, so make sure you compare before switching

The Virgin Mobile brand has been closed down entirely, with Optus confirming in 2018 that they would shut down their low-cost subsidiary.

If you're an existing Virgin Mobile customer, you should have been contacted by Optus by now to discuss your options directly, and you don't have to panic about losing mobile service. This is largely a brand play rather than a network closure, but it's always wise to know what your options are in these circumstances.

No doubt Optus would prefer to keep you as a customer, but depending on your contract status, you've actually got plenty of flexibility. That's true even if you want to stay on the Optus network because it's by far the most widely used network by Mobile Virtual Network Operators (MVNOs) in Australia.

Best prepaid alternatives to Virgin Mobile

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Name Product Features Data Price
felix Subscription $35 1 month
SIM-Only - Subscription
No contract
  • Unlimited standard national calls & texts
No download limit
Speeds limited to 20Mbps
$35
per month
No download limit
Speeds limited to 20Mbps
TPG Super Value Large 40GB $29.99 1 Month
SIM-Only - Prepaid
No contract
  • New customers pay $15/month for the first 3 months, then $29.99/month.
  • Unlimited standard national calls & texts
40GB
Data
$15
per month
40GB
Data
amaysim 4G Prepaid SIM-only 30GB $30 28 Days
SIM-Only - Prepaid
No contract
  • Save $15: Pay $15 instead of $30 for the first renewal. T&Cs apply. Ends 30 April 2021
  • Unlimited standard national calls & texts
50GB
Data
$30
per 28 days expiry
50GB
Data
$30
per 28 days expiry
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Lebara 4G Large 45GB $39.90 30 Days
SIM-Only - Prepaid
No contract
  • 45GB + 20GB bonus data on your first 3 months. Ends 30 April 2021
  • Unlimited standard national calls & texts
65GB
Data
$39.90
per 30 days expiry
65GB
Data
$39.90
per 30 days expiry
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Boost Prepaid 20GB $30 28 days
Finder Award
SIM-Only - Prepaid
No contract
  • Online offer: Save 15 - get a $30 SIM for $15. New customers only. T&C apply. Ends 26 April 2021
  • Unlimited standard national calls & texts
20GB
Data
$30
per 28 days expiry
20GB
Data
$30
per 28 days expiry
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gomo Subscription $35 30GB 30 Days
SIM-Only - Subscription
No contract
  • $35 SIM sale: Buy online for $17.50 (includes first month of $35 subscription). New customers only. Ends 31 May 2021
  • Unlimited standard national calls & texts
60GB
Data
$35
per 30 days expiry
60GB
Data
$35
per 30 days expiry
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TPG Super Value Extra Large 55GB $39.99 1 Month
SIM-Only - Prepaid
No contract
  • New customers pay $20/month for the first 3 months, then $39.99/month.
  • Unlimited standard national calls & texts
55GB
Data
$20
per month
55GB
Data
Optus Prepaid Epic Data $30 28 Days
SIM-Only - Prepaid
No contract
  • $30 SIM for $15. T&Cs apply. Ends 19 April 2021
  • Unlimited standard national calls & texts
40GB
Data
$30
per 28 days expiry
40GB
Data
Available after 1/3/21. After 3rd recharge, $30 recharge gives you 10GB standard data. T&Cs apply.
$30
per 28 days expiry
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Catch Connect 4G 18GB $15 30 Days
SIM-Only - Prepaid
No contract
  • Pay $12 instead of $15 for the first 30 days. T&Cs apply. Ends 14 April 2021
  • Unlimited standard national calls & texts
18GB
Data
$15
per 30 days expiry
18GB
Data
$15
per 30 days expiry
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Boost Prepaid 40GB $50 28 days
SIM-Only - Prepaid
No contract
  • Get 20GB bonus data on first 3 recharges. Ends 05 July 2021
  • Unlimited standard national calls & texts
60GB
Data
$50
per 28 days expiry
60GB
Data
$50
per 28 days expiry
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Lebara 4G Extra Large 60GB $49.90 30 Days
SIM-Only - Prepaid
No contract
  • 60GB + 20GB bonus data on your first 3 months. Ends 30 April 2021
  • Unlimited standard national calls & texts
80GB
Data
$49.90
per 30 days expiry
80GB
Data
$49.90
per 30 days expiry
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iiNet 4G $29.99 SIM Only Plan
SIM-Only - Prepaid
No contract
  • Pay $15 for the first 6 months, then $29.99/month. T&Cs apply.
  • Unlimited standard national calls & texts
40GB
Data
$15
per month
40GB
Data
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Best SIM-only postpaid alternatives to Virgin Mobile

Month to month with 3GB+ for under $30/month

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Name Product Features Data Price
Dodo Mobile SIM-only 3GB $15 1 Month
SIM-Only - Postpaid
No contract
  • Unlimited standard national calls & texts
3GB
Data
$15
per month
3GB
Data
Moose 15.80 6GB 1 Month
SIM-Only - Postpaid
No contract
  • Pay $12.80/mth instead of $15.80/mth for 12 months. T&Cs apply.
  • Unlimited standard national calls & texts
6GB
Data
$12.80
per month
6GB
Data
$12.80
per month
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Circles.Life 8GB for $18 SIM-only Plan
SIM-Only - Postpaid
No contract
  • New customers get over 20% off for 12 months - pay $14/mth, then $18/mth onwards. T&Cs apply. Ends 30.04.2021, 9pm AEDT
  • Unlimited standard national calls & texts
8GB
Data
$14
per month
8GB
Data
numobile 4G Small 3GB $15 month-to-month
SIM-Only - Postpaid
No contract
  • Unlimited standard national calls & texts
3GB
Data
$15
per 24 months
3GB
Data
$15
per 24 months
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Southern Phone Medium SIM-only $25 Plan 1 Month
SIM-Only - Postpaid
No contract
  • Unlimited standard national calls & texts
10GB
Data
$25
per month
10GB
Data
Dodo Mobile SIM-only 12GB $20 1 Month
SIM-Only - Postpaid
No contract
  • Unlimited standard national calls & texts
12GB
Data
$20
per month
12GB
Data
Moose 23.80 20GB 1 Month
SIM-Only - Postpaid
No contract
  • Pay $19.80/mth instead of $23.80/mth for 12 months. T&Cs apply.
  • Unlimited standard national calls & texts
20GB
Data
$19.80
per month
20GB
Data
$19.80
per month
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numobile 4G Medium 30GB $30 month-to-month
SIM-Only - Postpaid
No contract
  • Unlimited standard national calls & texts
30GB
Data
$30
per 24 months
30GB
Data
$30
per 24 months
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Moose 29 40GB 12 Month
SIM-Only - Postpaid
  • Unlimited standard national calls & texts
40GB
Data
$29
12 month contract
Min. total cost over 12 months: $348
40GB
Data
$29/mth
Min. total cost over 12 months: $348
12 month contract
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Circles.Life 20GB for $28 SIM-only Monthly Plan
SIM-Only - Postpaid
No contract
  • New customers get 50GB data and over 20% off for 12 months - pay $22/mth, then $28/mth onwards. T&Cs apply. Ends 30.04.2021, 9pm AEDT.
  • Unlimited standard national calls & texts
50GB
Data
$22
per month
50GB
Data
Moose 29.80 35GB 1 Month
SIM-Only - Postpaid
No contract
  • Unlimited standard national calls & texts
35GB
Data
$29.80
per month
35GB
Data
$29.80
per month
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Dodo Mobile SIM-only 36GB $30 1 Month
SIM-Only - Postpaid
No contract
  • Unlimited standard national calls & texts
36GB
Data
$30
per month
36GB
Data
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12-month contract with 5GB+ for under $30/month

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Name Product Features Data Price
Moose 29 40GB 12 Month
SIM-Only - Postpaid
  • Unlimited standard national calls & texts
40GB
Data
$29
12 month contract
Min. total cost over 12 months: $348
40GB
Data
$29/mth
Min. total cost over 12 months: $348
12 month contract
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Moose 22 20GB 12 Month
SIM-Only - Postpaid
  • Unlimited standard national calls & texts
20GB
Data
$22
12 month contract
Min. total cost over 12 months: $264
20GB
Data
$22/mth
Min. total cost over 12 months: $264
12 month contract
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Moose 15 6GB 12 Month
SIM-Only - Postpaid
  • Unlimited standard national calls & texts
6GB
Data
$15
12 month contract
Min. total cost over 12 months: $180
6GB
Data
$15/mth
Min. total cost over 12 months: $180
12 month contract
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