13 of Australia’s Cheapest Mobile and Data PlansSeptember 2020

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Sick of your mobile and data plan bills getting out of hand??? Well then me, too!

Late month, I received an $800 phone bill, yes that’s right EIGHT HUNDRED DOLLARS!

According to my service provider, it was for ‘excess data charges’ which was a hard pill to swallow given that I was a SAHM who spent most of her time in wifi. So I sold a kidney, paid the bill, closed my account and started searching for a better deal.

Everyone has different needs when it comes to finding the perfect phone plan, for me, it is unlimited calls so that I can talk to my best friend all day, every day but for others, it is loads of data to scroll their socials and watch funny videos of baby pandas sneezing.

13 of Australia's Cheapest Mobile and Data Plans | Stay at Home Mum

Whatever you are looking for we’ve got you covered with 13 of Australia’s best value SIM only phone plans.

Circles.Life

Circle.life are an award-winning provider with three WhistleOut awards and Finder’s Best Mobile Phone Plans three months in a row. If data is your priority then you will love the Circles.Life 100GB plan! They also have Bill Shock Protection so if you run out of Base Data they will provide you with an additional 3GB at no cost.

Best Deal: Pay only $38 per month with 100GB Data and unlimited calls

  • Cost per month: $38
  • Initial Cost: Plan price and once off $1 registration fee
  • Plan Inclusions: Unlimited national calls, unlimited standard text and unlimited standard MMS
  • Data Inclusion: 100GB

Moose Mobile

Moose Mobile comes highly recommended and their customer reviews are fantastic which is rare for a teleco, they’ve also won almost every award from Finder to Money Magazine, to Canstar and WhistleOut.

Best Deal: Pay only $21.80 per month with 20GB Data

  • Cost per month: $21.80
  • Initial Cost: $0 activation fee
  • Plan Inclusions: Unlimited national calls, SMS & MMS and unlimited voicemail
  • Data Inclusion: 20GB

Dodo

If you are like me and have a best friend oversees then you’re going to be needing some international minutes, Dodo has you covered with the $20 plan that includes 100 minutes to 35 selected countries.

Best Deal: Pay only $20 per month with 6GB Data

  • Cost per month: $20
  • Initial Cost: Free sim and delivery
  • Plan Inclusions: Unlimited national calls, unlimited national and international SMS and 100 minutes of international calls to select countries
  • Data Inclusion: 6GB

Belong

Belong uses part of Telstra’s 4G and 3G mobile network so they offer 3G coverage to 98.8% of the population and 4G to 97.9% of the population. They also promise that you’ll never go over your monthly cost with zero hidden fees and no lock-in contracts.

Best Deal: Pay only $40 per month for the Large plan with 40GB Data

  • Cost per month: $40
  • Initial Cost: $0 activation fee
  • Plan Inclusions: Unlimited national calls and SMS 
  • Data Inclusion: 40GB

Southern Phone

Southern Phone uses the Optus network and offers 4G coverage to 98.5% of the population.

Best Deal: If data isn’t an essential then you can’t go past the X Small $9 plan

  • Cost per month: $9
  • Initial Cost: $0 activation fee
  • Plan Inclusions: Unlimited national calls and SMS 
  • Data Inclusion: 1GB

Woolworths Mobile

Woolworths mobile also offers the Zero Bill Shock Promise so you’ll always know what to expect each month. They also have a data bank so that you can save the data that you don’t use, up to 100GB.

Best Deal: If a lot of data is an absolute essential then the ‘I’m The Large’ plan may tickle your fancy with a whopping 60GB data.

  • Cost per month: $50
  • Initial Cost: $0 activation fee
  • Plan Inclusions: Unlimited national calls and SMS 
  • Data Inclusion: 60GB

 

Vodafone

With Vodafone SIM Only Plus plans you’ll get a huge amount of data at Your Max Speed, and when you run out you can keep using as much data as you want at speeds of up to 1.5Mbps.

Best Deal: Pay only $35 per month for 50GB Max Speed Data

  • Cost per month: $35
  • Initial Cost: $0 activation fee
  • Plan Inclusions: Unlimited national calls and SMS 
  • Data Inclusion: 50GB of max speed data and unlimited data after that at 1.5Mbps

TPG

TPG SIM only plans are month-to-month so there are no lock-in contracts, they also have a $0 SIM activation and no delivery fees so you pay nothing upfront other than your first monthly charge.

Best Deal: Pay only $12.50* per month for 14GB Data

  • Cost per month: $12.50* per month for the first 6 months with no lock-in contract, $24.99 after the first 6 months.
  • Initial Cost: $0 activation fee
  • Plan Inclusions: Unlimited national calls and SMS 
  • Data Inclusion: 14GB

Pennytel

Pennytel is proud to offer exceptional customer service and promise that you will never have to talk to a ‘robot’, they even offer extended hours to work around your busy schedule.

Best Deal: Pay only $32.99 per month for 30GB Data with the new X Large plan.

  • Cost per month: $32.99 per month
  • Initial Cost: $0 activation fee
  • Plan Inclusions: Unlimited calls and SMS to 15 countries!
  • Data Inclusion: 30GB

Spintel

Spintel has won the Money Magazine award for Best-Value Mobile Plan three years in a row. Spintel will let you know when you reach 50%, 85%, and 100% of your usage limit and they also offer capped Data usage plans that are automatically capped so you’ll never get any surprises when your bill comes around.

Best Deal: Pay only $15.95 per month for 5GB Data on the Money Magazine Award-winning plan

  • Cost per month: $15.95 per month
  • Initial Cost: $10 activation fee
  • Plan Inclusions: Unlimited national calls and SMS 
  • Data Inclusion: 5GB

Telechoice

Telechoice operates on part of the Telstra mobile network, with 4G coverage available to 97% of the Australian population and 3G coverage available to more than 98.8% of the population, they also have the Data bank to save unused Data and optional international call packs.

Best Deal: Pay only $24 per month for 14GB Data on the Super Saver Plan

  • Cost per month: $24 per month
  • Initial Cost: $15 setup fee
  • Plan Inclusions: Unlimited national calls and SMS 
  • Data Inclusion: 14GB

 

Vaya

As they say on their website, “We’ve won awards, we’re on the Optus 4G Plus network, and we offer a range of plans. It’s the usual deal.
What makes us different is where we’ve come from. It’s been 7 years since we started, and we’ve served over 500K customers. We’ve made mistakes, learnt from them, and we now offer ridiculously cheap plans with great inclusions.” They also mention that most of their customer service is dealt with online so if you are to busy to sit on hold all day then this might be the service for you.

Best Deal: Pay only $36 per month for 38GB Data

  • Cost per month: $36 per month
  • Initial Cost: $0 activation fee
  • Plan Inclusions: Unlimited national calls and SMS 
  • Data Inclusion: 38GB

NU Mobile

NU Mobile offer No Bill Shock, No Locked In contracts and a 200GB Data Bank!

Best Deal: Pay only $30 per month for 30GB Data

  • Cost per month: $30 per month
  • Initial Cost: $0 activation fee
  • Plan Inclusions: Unlimited calls and SMS to 15 countries!
  • Data Inclusion: 30GB

May the phone plan gods be with you and bless you with copious amounts of data and endless talk and text!

13 of Australia's Cheapest Mobile and Data Plans | Stay at Home Mum

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