Australia's cheapest unlimited phone plans


WhistleOut
31 July 2017

Back in the day, unlimited calls and messages were a rarity in phone plans. A big part of finding great value was in figuring out how many calls and messages you made each month. Dark times. 

These days, unlimited plans are ostensibly the standard. With this in mind, we tend to compare plans by looking for plans that offer best data inclusions for their price range. 

Just in case there is any confusion, these plans don't include unlimited data; no mobile phone plan in Australia does. Data inclusions are on the rise though, and plans including 5GB or more becoming increasingly affordable 

Top 10 cheapest plans with unlimited calls and SMS


It might be hard to believe, but the starting cost for plans with unlimited calls and SMS is now well below $20 per month, and with competition as it is, this price is getting lower all the time.

This top 10 list contains both postpaid and prepaid plan options. This isn't surprising when you consider how similar many of these plans are. All are no contract; all include calls, messages and data; and all credit last for at least 28 days.

Mobile Phone Plans

With at least 200MB data | Filters
Carrier Inclusions  
Jeenee Mobile
Jeenee Mobile
  • $9.90 Pennywise SIM
  • 1GB Data
  • Contract (12 mths)
  • $9.90/mth + $10 Upfront
  • Min. cost $128.80
Southern Phone
Southern Phone
  • 12-month Green 10 Mobile Plan
  • 1GB Data
  • Contract (12 mths)
  • $10/mth
  • Min. cost $120
Optus
Optus
  • My Prepaid Daily Plus - $10 Recharge
  • 500MB Data
  • Prepaid (30 Days)
  • $10
Moose Mobile
Moose Mobile
  • Moose 14 SIM only
  • 1GB Data
  • No Contract
  • $14/mth
  • Min. cost $14
Bendigo Bank Telco
Bendigo Bank Telco
  • Smart 2GB Handset Plan
  • 2GB Data
  • Contract (24 mths)
  • $14.50/mth
  • Min. cost $348
Exetel
Exetel
  • ExeSim Saver 4G Plan
  • 1.5GB Data
  • Contract (12 mths)
  • $14.99/mth
  • Min. cost $179.88
ALDI mobile
ALDI mobile
  • S Value Pack $15
  • 500MB Data
  • Prepaid (30 Days)
  • $15 + $5 Upfront
amaysim
amaysim
  • UNLIMITED 2GB
  • 2GB Data
  • No Contract
  • $15
  • Min. cost $15
Vaya
Vaya
  • Unlimited S Plan
  • 1.5GB Data
  • No Contract
  • $16/mth
  • Min. cost $16
Dodo
Dodo
  • Mobile 4G Small
  • 1GB Data
  • Contract (12 mths)
  • $16/mth
  • Min. cost $192

Top 10 unlimited plans with at least 5GB of data


So what if you want a little bit more data to go with your unlimited talk and text? This list has ten plans that give you at least 5GB of data per month, and in my cases, more. 

While you can get an unlimited phone plan for under $20 these days, the jump in data between sub-$20 plans and sub-$30 plans is huge, so it might be worth considering spending a few dollars per month for a far more generous allowance.

Carrier Inclusions  
SpinTel
SpinTel
  • Large Mobile Plan 4G
  • 5GB Data
  • No Contract
  • $23.95/mth + $10 Upfront
  • Min. cost $33.95
Virgin Mobile
Virgin Mobile
  • $30 12-month SIM Plan
  • 5GB Data
  • Contract (12 mths)
  • $24/mth
  • Min. cost $288
Bendigo Bank Telco
Bendigo Bank Telco
  • Smart 5GB Mobile Plan
  • 5GB Data
  • Contract (12 mths)
  • $24.50/mth
  • Min. cost $294
Exetel
Exetel
  • ExeSim Value 4G Plan
  • 5GB Data
  • Contract (12 mths)
  • $24.99/mth
  • Min. cost $299.88
Jeenee Mobile
Jeenee Mobile
  • $25 Pennywise SIM
  • 6.5GB Data
  • Contract (12 mths)
  • $25/mth + $10 Upfront
  • Min. cost $310
TeleChoice
TeleChoice
  • LIVE $29 Plan (12M)
  • 6GB Data
  • Contract (12 mths)
  • $29/mth
  • Min. cost $348
Moose Mobile
Moose Mobile
  • Moose 29 SIM Only
  • 5GB Data
  • No Contract
  • $29/mth
  • Min. cost $29
Think Mobile
Think Mobile
  • Ultimate $30 Plan
  • 5GB Data
  • No Contract
  • $30/mth
  • Min. cost $30
amaysim
amaysim
  • UNLIMITED 5GB
  • 5GB Data
  • No Contract
  • $30
  • Min. cost $30
Southern Phone
Southern Phone
  • 12-month Green 35 SIM Plan
  • 10GB Data
  • Contract (12 mths)
  • $35/mth
  • Min. cost $420

Top 10 plans with big data


Netflix, Stan, Foxtel Now, YouTube. If there's one thing that can blow your data budget each month, it's video streaming. There's good news though: you don't need to avoid videos on your phone, you just need to plan ahead and choose a plan with enough data to handle all the bits and bytes you plan to stream.

These plans are the top 10 big data plans for under $60 per month. There are a few more expensive options available, but you shouldn't need to pay more than $60 per month for a BYO phone plan with a whole lot of data included.

It is however worth noting that some of the plans in the table below are 3G-only, which means your data speeds will be slower than on a 4G network. That said, 3G is still fast enough to stream high definition video through services like Netflix and Stan.  

Mobile Phone Plans

With at least 200MB data | Filters
Carrier Inclusions  
Vodafone
Vodafone
  • $60 Red Data Plan
  • 32GB Data
  • No Contract
  • $60/mth
  • Min. cost $60
Jeenee Mobile
Jeenee Mobile
  • $45 Mammoth 30GB Plan (3G)
  • 30GB Data
  • No Contract
  • $45/mth + $10 Upfront
  • Min. cost $55
SpinTel
SpinTel
  • 30GB Mobile Plan 3G
  • 30GB Data
  • No Contract
  • $45.95/mth + $10 Upfront
  • Min. cost $55.95
Moose Mobile
Moose Mobile
  • Moose 49 SIM only (3G)
  • 30GB Data
  • No Contract
  • $49/mth
  • Min. cost $49
Exetel
Exetel
  • ExeSim Max 3G Plan
  • 30GB Data
  • No Contract
  • $49.99/mth
  • Min. cost $49.99
Virgin Mobile
Virgin Mobile
  • $60 12-month SIM Plan
  • 22GB Data
  • Contract (12 mths)
  • $48/mth
  • Min. cost $576
Think Mobile
Think Mobile
  • Ultimate $48 Plan
  • 20GB Data
  • No Contract
  • $48/mth
  • Min. cost $48
Optus
Optus
  • Prepaid Ultimate Plus - $50 Recharge
  • 20GB Data
  • Prepaid (28 Days)
  • $50
Southern Phone
Southern Phone
  • Green 60 Mobile Plan
  • 20GB Data
  • No Contract
  • $60/mth
  • Min. cost $60
Kogan Mobile
Kogan Mobile
  • EXTRA LARGE 30 Days Plan
  • 16GB Data
  • Prepaid (30 Days)
  • $49.90

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