It’s possible to get cheaper phone plan with these tips

Our mobile phones have become much more than a device to call and text our friends and family – they’re
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Our mobile phones have become much more than a device to call and text our friends and family – they’re crucial to staying connected and in the loop. But at what cost? We mean literal cost!

How often do you receive a bill, only to be unhappy with the price or see charges you didn’t know were there?

Well, you may be surprised to know there are much better deals out there, and even if you are locked into a contract and think you can’t change, you may be able to. Telcos change their plans all the time so chances are that you could be getting the same plan for less, but your provider hasn’t told you.

It’s important to note that although there are dozens of service providers, only Telstra, Vodafone and Optus have their own towers and distribute down. For example, if you use Dodo as your service provider, they run off the Optus network.

Here’s the best deals for a number of situations.

If you are already in a 12 or 24 month contract, it still pays to look around for the best deals. These are three examples of different needs and plans to match:

  • Mary uses her phone everyday for emails, as well as a lot of calls and texts. She loves Facebook and watching YouTube videos.

    amaysim BYO UNLIMITED 7GB + 4GB pack

    Contract: None, auto-renews every month
    Network: Optus 4G Plus network
    Calls: Unlimited plus unlimited international calls to 10 selected countries
    Texts: Unlimited
    Data: 11GB
    Cost: $69.80

    Telstra $70 Go Mobile Casual Plan

    Contract: None
    Calls: Unlimited national calls
    Texts: Unlimited national SMS
    Data: 10GB
    Cost: $70

    TeleChoice LIVE $48 Plan

    Contract: 12 months
    Network: Telstra
    Calls: Unlimited standard national calls + 200 international minutes included
    Texts: Unlimited standard SMS
    Data: 9GB (5GB plan data + 4GB bonus data)
    Cost: $48

  • John uses his phone every now and then and likes to text and call his family, and uses Facebook once a day. He also likes to read the news and play games.

    Jeenee Mobile $35 Pennywise Unlimited Plan

    Contract: None
    Network: Optus 4G Mobile Network in available areas
    Calls: Unlimited national calls + $300 Value for international calls
    Texts: Unlimited national texts
    Data: 6GB
    Cost: $35

    Vaya Unlimited XL Plan

    Contract: None
    Network: Optus 4G Plus Mobile Network
    Calls: Unlimited national calls
    Texts: Unlimited national texts
    Data: 7GB
    Cost: $36

  • Lisa rarely uses her phone and only goes on the internet a couple of times a week

    Vaya Power Plan L

    Contract: None
    Network: Optus 4G Plus Mobile Network
    Calls and texts: $650 included value
    Data: 3GB
    Cost: $26

    amaysim UNLIMITED 3GB

    Contract: None
    Network: Optus 4G Plus network
    Calls: Unlimited national calls + standard international calls to 10 selected countries
    Text: Unlimited standard text to 32 select countries
    Data: 3GB
    Cost: $29.90

What phone company are you with? Do you like their service? Would you consider changing? Tell us below.

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