Vodafone Mobile Plans

From contract-free handsets to prepaid flexibility, Vodafone has something for every Australian mobile phone user.

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Vodafone Mobile

Vodafone's postpaid plans offer lots and lots of data. It's one of two providers that will let you keep browsing for free even when you hit your limit – at a reduced speed, of course. And if you need a new phone, it has the latest models to choose from on one of its SIM only plans.

Top features:

  • 'Endless' data available on mobile plans.
  • Offers up to 150GB monthly data.
  • Tons of add-ons and extras.

Compare Vodafone SIM only plans here

If you can't ever get enough mobile data, Vodafone's got you covered with up to 150GB on a month-to-month SIM only plan. And once you've hit your limit, you can keep browsing for free.

Compare Vodafone prepaid plans here

When you prefer to go month to month with a prepaid plan, you can choose from the handful Vodafone has on offer.

Compare Vodafone mobile phone plans below

Vodafone's a major carrier and has the latest handset models on offer, including the Samsung Galaxy S20 series and the iPhone 11. We've shown the Samsung Galaxy S20 by default below, but you can choose the handset you're interested in by clicking the "filter results" button.

Compare Vodafone PAYG plans here

For those who don't use their phone very often or simply don't use data all that much, a pay-as-you-go (PAYG) plan can be a great way to make your credit last the whole year through.

Vodafone review: Why choose it?

So long as you're after huge amounts of data, Vodafone's plans are fairly reasonably priced. Very few other providers will even sell you 100GB or 150GB, making Vodafone a great choice for the seriously data hungry. On top of basic inclusions, Vodafone offers:

  • International minutes. All but Vodafone's cheapest plans have some amount of international minutes included, split into two zones: one covering 22 countries and the other 70 countries.
  • "Endless" data. Even when you hit your data cap, you can still use the Internet at a reduced speed of 1.5Mbps. This is currently the closest option to getting an unlimited mobile data plan.
  • Bundling. Vodafone offers bundling discounts, where you can save by purchasing several Vodafone services together.
  • Roaming. Vodafone's plans automatically have roaming enabled, where you can use your plan inclusions normally for $5 a day. Outside of eligible countries, you'll be charged much higher PAYG rates and are probably better off with a cheaper solution like a local SIM.
  • Data add-ons. Get between 2GB and 14GB extra monthly on your plan for $15 to $45 more per month.
  • International packs. Vodafone has a selection of international call packs and boosters that provide talk minutes or discounted rates for an extra $5 to $10 per month.
  • Data sharing. If you have multiple plans on the one account, they can share data between them.
  • Vodafone passes. There are a number of "passes" you can purchase that will let you make certain activities on certain apps data-free at a speed of 1.5Mbps for a monthly charge. These include a chat pass for messaging apps, a social pass for social media sites, music pass for music streaming and a video pass for streaming platforms.

 

Pros

  • "Endless" data. While 1.5Mbps isn't the fastest, it's nice to know you'll never get charged for excess usage.
  • Huge data. You can get some pretty insane amounts of monthly data for fairly reasonable prices from Vodafone.
  • Reasonable roaming. While it's difficult to ever recommend roaming as a positive, Vodafone's is one of the cheapest and most generous at $5 a day, so long as you're in an eligible country.

Cons

  • No small plans. If you aren't going to chew through at least 10GB a month, Vodafone's not the best choice.
  • Vodafone passes. These are largely poor value considering the limited platforms they work with and the very small amount of data most of these activities consume.

Vodafone network coverage

The Vodafone mobile network reaches about 22 million Australians across the country.

Vodafone Mobile: FAQ

How to switch to Vodafone?

Switching to Vodafone is a fairly simple process.

  1. Make sure you have an unlocked phone already to put a SIM in or purchase your desired phone on a plan.
  2. Purchase the plan you want online, which will come with its own SIM and a handset if it's a phone on a plan.
  3. Activate your SIM once it arrives. If you want to keep your own number, inform Vodafone 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.

How to recharge with Vodafone?

Vodafone provides four methods for recharging:

  • My Vodafone app. The My Vodafone app is available on both Apple and Android and can be downloaded from their app stores for free.
  • Online. You can visit Express Recharge on your desktop or mobile browser. Follow the instructions listed.
  • By phone. If you want to, you can send a text to 1511 or call 1511 to recharge over your handset.
  • Auto recharge. You can set up an auto recharge by any of the methods above and have your plan automatically refreshed every expiry period. Remember that this payment won't stop until you cancel it, no matter whether you're using the service or not.

Vodafone accepts the following payment types for all recharges:

  • Credit and debit cards, including Visa, Mastercard and American Express
  • PayPal
  • Recharge vouchers purchased from a retailer, including Vodafone stores and supermarkets, service stations

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    DylanJuly 16, 2017

    In the prepaid plans, it is written that there are certain selected countries you can call or text to outside Australia for 1000 or 90 minutes. How can I find what those selected countries are and what are the 1000 or 90 minutes per month?

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      JasonJuly 16, 2017Staff

      Hi Dylan,

      Thank you for your enquiry.

      You can find the fine print or specific details of most mobile phone plans by checking out their Critical Information Summary (CIS). Please check out the CIS of a specific mobile phone plan, from the mobile network’s homepage, to know the selected countries that are included in 1000 standard minutes of a specific mobile plan.

      I hope this helps.

      Kind regards,
      Jason

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    rukshanaMay 25, 2017

    what international calls does vodafone give and to which countries?

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      RenchMay 26, 2017Staff

      Hi Rukshana,

      Thanks for your inquiry. Please note that we are not affiliated with any company we feature on our site and so we can only offer a general advice.

      There is a variety of mobile plans that Vodafone is offering. The list of countries that is included in making international calls depends on the plan that you will get.

      We suggest going to Vodafone official website to view the list of countries that is included in each plan.

      Hope this helps. Have a nice day!

      Cheers,
      Rench

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