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What is Wi-Fi calling?

Struggling to make calls on your plan’s mobile network? You could use Wi-Fi calling for better quality calls and texts if it’s available on your plan.

Compare mobile plans with Wi-Fi calling

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Name Product Data Price Apply Price
Optus Flex Plus $35
PrepaidNo lock-in contract
$35 SIM for $12. Ends 9.5.24. Activate by 3.6.24 for 60GB on 1st, 40GB for 2nd & 3rd recharges, then 20GB/recharge. Excludes eSIM. New services only. T&Cs apply
Optus Flex Plus $35
Prepaid
$35 SIM for $12. Ends 9.5.24. Activate by 3.6.24 for 60GB on 1st, 40GB for 2nd & 3rd recharges, then 20GB/recharge. Excludes eSIM. New services only. T&Cs apply
  • Unlimited national calls & texts
  • Optus 5G/4G network
20GB
$35
per 28 day recharge
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  • $35 SIM for $12. Ends 9.5.24. Activate by 3.6.24 for 60GB on 1st, 40GB for 2nd & 3rd recharges, then 20GB/recharge. Excludes eSIM. New services only. T&Cs apply
  • Unlimited standard national calls & texts
20 GB
Data
$35
per 28 days expiry
felix Subscription Unlimited
SubscriptionNo lock-in contract
$20/mth for the first 3 months, then $40/mth with code FELIX50. Eligibility criteria, T&Cs apply. Ends 30.6.24
felix Subscription Unlimited
Subscription
$20/mth for the first 3 months, then $40/mth with code FELIX50. Eligibility criteria, T&Cs apply. Ends 30.6.24
Finder Award
  • Unlimited national calls & texts
  • Vodafone 4G network
Unlimited data
At speeds up to 20Mbps
$20
per month
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GREEN COMPANY
  • $20/mth for the first 3 months, then $40/mth with code FELIX50. Eligibility criteria, T&Cs apply. Ends 30.6.24
  • Unlimited standard national calls & texts
Unlimited data
At speeds up to 20Mbps
$20
per month
iiNet Medium Plan
PrepaidNo lock-in contract
$12.50/mth for the first 6 months, then $24.99/mth. Eligibility criteria, T&Cs apply.
iiNet Medium Plan
Prepaid
$12.50/mth for the first 6 months, then $24.99/mth. Eligibility criteria, T&Cs apply.
  • Unlimited national calls & texts
  • Vodafone 4G/3G network
16GB
$12.50
per month
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-50%
  • $12.50/mth for the first 6 months, then $24.99/mth. Eligibility criteria, T&Cs apply.
  • Unlimited standard national calls & texts
16 GB
Data
$12.50
per month
TPG Large
PrepaidNo lock-in contract
$15/mth for the first 6 months, then $30/mth. Eligibility criteria, T&Cs apply.
TPG Large
Prepaid
$15/mth for the first 6 months, then $30/mth. Eligibility criteria, T&Cs apply.
Finder Award
  • Unlimited national calls & texts
  • Vodafone 4G network
45GB
$15
per month
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-50%
  • $15/mth for the first 6 months, then $30/mth. Eligibility criteria, T&Cs apply.
  • Unlimited standard national calls & texts
45 GB
Data
$15
per month
Southern Phone Finder Exclusive
PostpaidNo lock-in contract
100GB for $20/mth for the first 3 months, then 100GB for $25/mth. Eligibility criteria, T&Cs apply. Ends 29.4.24
Southern Phone Finder Exclusive
Postpaid
100GB for $20/mth for the first 3 months, then 100GB for $25/mth. Eligibility criteria, T&Cs apply. Ends 29.4.24
Exclusive
  • Unlimited national calls & texts
  • Optus 4G/3G network
100GB
$20
per month
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Exclusive
  • 100GB for $20/mth for the first 3 months, then 100GB for $25/mth. Eligibility criteria, T&Cs apply. Ends 29.4.24
  • Unlimited standard national calls & texts
100 GB
Data
$20
per month
Dodo $25
PostpaidNo lock-in contract
50GB/mth for the first 3 months, then 25GB/mth. Eligibility criteria, T&Cs apply. Order by 30.4.24
Dodo $25
Postpaid
50GB/mth for the first 3 months, then 25GB/mth. Eligibility criteria, T&Cs apply. Order by 30.4.24
  • Unlimited national calls & texts
  • Optus 4G/3G network
50GB
No excess data charges
$25
per month
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  • 50GB/mth for the first 3 months, then 25GB/mth. Eligibility criteria, T&Cs apply. Order by 30.4.24
  • Unlimited standard national calls & texts
50 GB
Data
$25
per month
Optus Flex Plus $12
PrepaidNo lock-in contract
5GB for $12 on the first 3 recharges, normally 3GB for $12. Eligibility criteria, T&Cs apply.
Optus Flex Plus $12
Prepaid
5GB for $12 on the first 3 recharges, normally 3GB for $12. Eligibility criteria, T&Cs apply.
  • Unlimited national calls & texts
  • Optus 5G/4G network
5GB
$12
per 7 day recharge
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  • 5GB for $12 on the first 3 recharges, normally 3GB for $12. Eligibility criteria, T&Cs apply.
  • Unlimited standard national calls & texts
5 GB
Data
$12
per 7 days expiry
TPG Small
PrepaidNo lock-in contract
$10/mth for the first 6 months, then $20/mth. Eligibility criteria, T&Cs apply.
TPG Small
Prepaid
$10/mth for the first 6 months, then $20/mth. Eligibility criteria, T&Cs apply.
Finder Award
  • Unlimited national calls & texts
  • Vodafone 4G network
12GB
$10
per month
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-50%
  • $10/mth for the first 6 months, then $20/mth. Eligibility criteria, T&Cs apply.
  • Unlimited standard national calls & texts
12 GB
Data
$10
per month
Southern Phone Extra Small
PostpaidNo lock-in contract
$5/mth for the first 3 months, then $15/mth. Eligibility criteria, T&Cs apply. Ends 29.4.24
Southern Phone Extra Small
Postpaid
$5/mth for the first 3 months, then $15/mth. Eligibility criteria, T&Cs apply. Ends 29.4.24
  • Unlimited national calls & texts
  • Optus 4G/3G network
2GB
$5
per month
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  • $5/mth for the first 3 months, then $15/mth. Eligibility criteria, T&Cs apply. Ends 29.4.24
  • Unlimited standard national calls & texts
2 GB
Data
$5
per month
Belong 40GB
PostpaidNo lock-in contract
Belong 40GB
Postpaid
  • Unlimited national calls & texts
  • Wholesale Telstra 5G/4G network
40GB
No excess data charges
$35
per month
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  • Unlimited standard national calls & texts
40GB
Data
$35
per month
Circles.Life 50GB Finder Exclusive
PostpaidNo lock-in contract
$20 for 150GB/mth for the first 6 months, then $40 for 50GB/mth. Eligibility criteria, T&Cs apply. Ends 1.5.24
Circles.Life 50GB Finder Exclusive
Postpaid
$20 for 150GB/mth for the first 6 months, then $40 for 50GB/mth. Eligibility criteria, T&Cs apply. Ends 1.5.24
Exclusive
  • Unlimited national calls & texts
  • Optus 4G network
150GB
$20
per month
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Exclusive
  • $20 for 150GB/mth for the first 6 months, then $40 for 50GB/mth. Eligibility criteria, T&Cs apply. Ends 1.5.24
  • Unlimited standard national calls & texts
150 GB
Data
$20
per month
iiNet Small Plan
PrepaidNo lock-in contract
$10/mth for the first 6 months, then $19.99/mth. Eligibility criteria, T&Cs apply.
iiNet Small Plan
Prepaid
$10/mth for the first 6 months, then $19.99/mth. Eligibility criteria, T&Cs apply.
  • Unlimited national calls & texts
  • Vodafone 4G/3G network
8GB
$10
per month
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-50%
  • $10/mth for the first 6 months, then $19.99/mth. Eligibility criteria, T&Cs apply.
  • Unlimited standard national calls & texts
8 GB
Data
$10
per month
Belong 25GB
PostpaidNo lock-in contract
Belong 25GB
Postpaid
  • Unlimited national calls & texts
  • Wholesale Telstra 5G/4G network
25GB
No excess data charges
$29
per month
Go to site
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  • Unlimited standard national calls & texts
25GB
Data
$29
per month
Catch Connect 60GB Finder Exclusive
PrepaidNo lock-in contract
$99 for the first recharge, then $120/recharge. Eligibility criteria, T&Cs apply. Ends 30.4.24
Catch Connect 60GB Finder Exclusive
Prepaid
$99 for the first recharge, then $120/recharge. Eligibility criteria, T&Cs apply. Ends 30.4.24
Exclusive
  • Unlimited national calls & texts
  • Optus 4G/3G network
60GB
$99
per 365 day recharge
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Exclusive
  • $99 for the first recharge, then $120/recharge. Eligibility criteria, T&Cs apply. Ends 30.4.24
  • Unlimited standard national calls & texts
60 GB
Data
$99
per 365 days expiry
Dodo $10
PostpaidNo lock-in contract
Dodo $10
Postpaid
  • Unlimited national calls & texts
  • Optus 4G/3G network
2GB
No excess data charges
$10
per month
Go to site
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  • Unlimited standard national calls & texts
2GB
Data
$10
per month
Coles $195
PrepaidNo lock-in contract
$159 for the first recharge, then $195/recharge. Eligibility criteria, T&Cs apply. Ends 30.4.24
Coles $195
Prepaid
$159 for the first recharge, then $195/recharge. Eligibility criteria, T&Cs apply. Ends 30.4.24
  • Unlimited national calls & texts
  • Optus 4G network
140GB
$159
per 365 day recharge
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  • $159 for the first recharge, then $195/recharge. Eligibility criteria, T&Cs apply. Ends 30.4.24
  • Unlimited standard national calls & texts
140 GB
Data
$159
per 365 days expiry
felix Subscription 50GB
SubscriptionNo lock-in contract
$15/mth for the first 3 months, then $30/mth with code FELIX50. Eligibility criteria, T&Cs apply. Ends 30.6.24
felix Subscription 50GB
Subscription
$15/mth for the first 3 months, then $30/mth with code FELIX50. Eligibility criteria, T&Cs apply. Ends 30.6.24
  • Unlimited national calls & texts
  • Vodafone 4G network
50GB
No excess data charges
$15
per month
Go to site
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GREEN COMPANY
  • $15/mth for the first 3 months, then $30/mth with code FELIX50. Eligibility criteria, T&Cs apply. Ends 30.6.24
  • Unlimited standard national calls & texts
50 GB
Data
$15
per month
TPG Medium
PrepaidNo lock-in contract
$12.50/mth for the first 6 months, then $25/mth. Eligibility criteria, T&Cs apply.
TPG Medium
Prepaid
$12.50/mth for the first 6 months, then $25/mth. Eligibility criteria, T&Cs apply.
Finder Award
  • Unlimited national calls & texts
  • Vodafone 4G network
25GB
$12.50
per month
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-50%
  • $12.50/mth for the first 6 months, then $25/mth. Eligibility criteria, T&Cs apply.
  • Unlimited standard national calls & texts
25 GB
Data
$12.50
per month
AGL Large 4G
PostpaidNo lock-in contract
$35/mth for the first 3 months, then $45/mth when bundled with AGL Energy. Eligibility criteria, T&Cs apply. Ends 29.4.24
AGL Large 4G
Postpaid
$35/mth for the first 3 months, then $45/mth when bundled with AGL Energy. Eligibility criteria, T&Cs apply. Ends 29.4.24
  • Unlimited national calls & texts
  • Optus 4G/3G network
250GB
$50
per month
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  • $35/mth for the first 3 months, then $45/mth when bundled with AGL Energy. Eligibility criteria, T&Cs apply. Ends 29.4.24
  • Unlimited standard national calls & texts
250GB
Data
$50
per month
iiNet Large Plan
PrepaidNo lock-in contract
$15/mth for the first 6 months, then $29.99/mth. Eligibility criteria, T&Cs apply.
iiNet Large Plan
Prepaid
$15/mth for the first 6 months, then $29.99/mth. Eligibility criteria, T&Cs apply.
  • Unlimited national calls & texts
  • Vodafone 4G/3G network
40GB
$15
per month
Go to site
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-50%
  • $15/mth for the first 6 months, then $29.99/mth. Eligibility criteria, T&Cs apply.
  • Unlimited standard national calls & texts
40 GB
Data
$15
per month
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What you need to know

  • Wi-Fi calling is a feature available on most newer smartphones.
  • It uses a Wi-Fi connection to let you make calls rather than your usual mobile network.
  • Wi-Fi calling is not available from all mobile providers in Australia, so if you would like access to it, make sure you check before you sign up to a new provider.

What is Wi-Fi calling?

Wi-Fi calling lets you make and receive voice calls and SMS over a wireless internet connection instead of your regular mobile network. You need to have a device that supports it, as well as a mobile provider that offers it and access to a stable Wi-Fi network.

Which providers support Wi-Fi calling in Australia?

The following mobile providers currently offer Wi-Fi calling on their plans:

Finder survey: What mobile plan features are most important to Australians of different ages?

Response75+ yrs65-74 yrs55-64 yrs45-54 yrs35-44 yrs25-34 yrs18-24 yrs
Network coverage86.21%88%90.12%87.05%87.31%79.82%76.29%
Customer support options37.93%37.14%25%26.42%17.77%17.89%15.46%
Brand22.41%12.57%12.21%15.03%9.14%16.51%18.56%
Wi-Fi calling22.41%26.29%20.93%14.51%14.72%11.47%23.71%
Data rollover17.24%31.43%32.56%30.05%37.06%38.99%43.3%
5G15.52%15.43%16.28%21.24%34.01%39.91%45.36%
International calls12.07%8%8.72%11.92%13.2%11.47%14.43%
None of the above3.45%4%1.16%2.59%1.52%2.29%2.06%
Other3.45%1.71%4.07%5.18%2.54%2.75%2.06%
Data sharing1.72%6.86%11.05%12.95%12.69%12.39%12.37%
eSIM1.72%0.57%1.16%3.63%1.52%5.05%3.09%
Source: Finder survey by Pure Profile of 1110 Australians, December 2023

What is the difference between Wi-Fi calling and normal calling?

Normal calling involves making a call over a mobile network, while Wi-Fi calling is where you make a call via the internet through a Wi-Fi connection.

This means that in areas where your mobile network signal is weak and you have access to Wi-Fi, you could be better off using Wi-Fi calling than making a regular phone call.

How do I turn on Wi-Fi calling?

Depending on the device you use, there are different ways to turn on Wi-Fi calling.

Wi-Fi calling on Android

If you have an Android phone, you can turn on Wi-Fi calling by going into your phone app and pressing the 'more' button, or the 3 dots in the top right. From there, go to settings.

Depending on what version of Android you have, from here you'll either need to tap calls and then Wi-Fi calling, or you may be able to tap a switch to turn on Wi-Fi calling directly after hitting settings.

The following are some of the Android devices that support Wi-Fi calling in Australia on the 3 major networks:

  • Samsung Galaxy S6 and later (Telstra only supports from S7)
  • Samsung Galaxy A5 and later (Optus is A30 and later, Telstra doesn't list the A series)
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 5 and later
  • Google Pixel 3 and later (on Telstra it's Pixel 2 and later)

Other Android phones by Oppo, LG, Huawei, HTC, Motorola and more might also be supported depending on your provider, so check directly with them.

Wi-Fi calling on iPhone

To turn on Wi-Fi calling on your iPhone, go to Settings > Phone > Wi-Fi Calling.

If Wi-Fi calling is available, you'll see "Wi-Fi" in the status bar while viewing the Control Centre. Then your calls will use Wi-Fi calling.

The following Apple devices allow Wi-Fi calling in Australia via the 3 main telcos:

  • iPhone 6 and up
  • Watch 3 and later (except for Optus)

Is Wi-Fi calling any good?

It depends what you're looking to get out of Wi-Fi calling as to whether it would be considered good.

If you're in a mobile blackspot or there's an outage, then Wi-Fi calling is useful as long as you have a strong Wi-Fi connection.

But the flip side also applies - if you have a weak Wi-Fi connection, then Wi-Fi calling could be just as susceptible to drop outs as over a mobile network.

Finder survey: What mobile plan features are most important to Australians?

Response
Network coverage85.32%
Data rollover34.14%
5G27.3%
Customer support options24.32%
Wi-Fi calling18.02%
Brand14.14%
International calls11.17%
Data sharing10.9%
Other3.15%
eSIM2.52%
None of the above2.34%
Source: Finder survey by Pure Profile of 1110 Australians, December 2023

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