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.
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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
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