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Chances are if you haven’t shopped around for a new phone plan in the last year, you’re probably paying too much. These days, 99% of all phone plans are no-contract so you’re free to compare and switch providers whenever you find a better offer. Below, you will find a comparison of the cheapest mobile phone plans no matter what you need, whether that’s unlimited international calling to keep in touch with friends and family, access to the new 5G network, or a simple plan for your child’s first phone.


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Cheapest mobile phone plans under $15

The cheapest mobile phone plans usually run around $10 / month, and are great low-budget options for kids or seniors who might not need lots of data or other inclusions. Even at $10 and under, these phone plans usually come with unlimited standard talk and text to Australian numbers, and a couple GB of data to browse the web when needed. Below you can find a selection of the cheapest mobile phone plans, both prepaid and postpaid, for $15 and under.

Prepaid mobile phone plans $15 and under

Cheapest prepaid mobile plans under $15
Provider Cost & data allowance Mobile plan features
Amaysim $12 / 28 days
2GB of data
Unlimited standard talk & text
AldiMobile $15 / 30 days
3GB of data
Unlimited standard talk & text
Lebara $14.90 / 30 days
3GB of data
Unlimited standard talk & text
300 international minutes
$3 international talk & text credit
Lycamobile $12 / 28 days
2GB of data
Unlimited standard talk & text
Yomojo $9.90 / 30 days
1GB of data
Unlimited standard talk & text

Source: Provider's website. Comparison does not include all plans or plan features. Valid August 2021.

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Postpaid mobile phone plans $15 and under

Cheapest postpaid mobile plans under $15
Provider Cost & data allowance Mobile plan features
Dodo $5 / month
No data
Unlimited standard talk & text
Moose Mobile $8.80 / month
1GB of data
300 minutes
Southern Phone $10 / month
2.5GB of data
Unlimited standard talk & text
SpinTel $12.95 / month
5GB of data
Unlimited standard talk & text
Tangerine $14.90 / month
3GB of data
Unlimited standard talk & text

Source: Provider's website. Comparison does not include all plans or plan features. Valid August 2021.

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Cheap mobile plans between $20 and $30

If you’re looking for a bit more from your phone plan, jumping up to mobile plans between $20 and $30 per month can really open up your options and give you more inclusions. Plans in this range often come with bigger data allowances and inclusions such as unlimited international calls and texting, and data banking or data rollover, in addition to the standard unlimited national calls and texts almost all phone plans come with. Below are prepaid and postpaid phone plans within the $20 and $30 range.

Prepaid mobile phone plans between $20 and $30

Cheapest prepaid mobile plan between $20 and $30
Provider Cost & data allowance Mobile plan features
Amaysim $30 / 28 days
30GB of data
Unlimited standard talk & text
Unlimited international talk & text to 28 countries
Boost Mobile $30 / 28 days
20GB of data
Unlimited standard talk & text
Unlimited international talk & text to 20 countries
300 minutes to 30 countries
300 texts to any country
Data-free music streaming
Coles Mobile $20 / 30 days
15GB of data
Unlimited standard talk & text
Unlimited international talk & text to 15 countries
50GB data rollover
Woolworths Mobile $30 / 30 days
30GB of data
Unlimited standard talk & text
300GB data banking
Yomojo $29.90 / 30 days
35GB of data
Unlimited standard talk & tex

Source: Provider's website. Comparison does not include all plans or plan features. Valid August 2021.

Postpaid mobile phone plans between $20 and $30

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Provider Cost & data allowance Mobile plan features
Belong $25 / month
20GB of data
Unlimited standard talk & text
Unlimited data banking
Dodo $30 / month
36GB of data
Unlimited standard talk & text
Unlimited international text
200 international minutes to 35 countries
Southern Phone $25 / month
20GB of data
Unlimited standard talk & text
$50 international credit
Vaya $24 / month
24GB of data
Unlimited standard talk & text
Mate. $30 / month
30GB of data
Unlimited standard talk & text
Unlimited international talk & text to 15 countries
250GB data banking

Source: Provider's website. Comparison does not include all plans or plan features. Valid August 2021.

Cheap mobile plans under $50

Heavy phone users will find a plan between the $40 and $50 range to usually have what they need. At this price point, you can find big data allowances, as well as generous international call and text inclusions. Below are some of these $50 and under mobile phone plans available.

Prepaid mobile phone plans under $50

Cheapest prepaid mobile plans under $50
Provider Cost & data allowance Mobile plan features
AldiMobile $45 / 30 days
65GB of data
Unlimited standard talk & text
Unlimited international talk & text to 15 countries
Continuous data rollover
Amaysim $50 / 28 days
80GB of data
Unlimited standard talk & text
Unlimited international talk & text to 42 countries
Lycamobile $50 / 28 days
80GB of data
Unlimited standard talk & text
Unlimited international calls to 53 countries
300 international minutes
Woolworths Mobile $40 / 30 days
42GB of data
Unlimited standard talk & text
300GB data banking
Yomojo $45.90 / 30 days
70GB of data
Unlimited standard talk & text

Source: Provider's website. Comparison does not include all plans or plan features. Valid August 2021.

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Postpaid mobile phone plans under $50

Cheapest postpaid mobile plans under $50
Provider Cost & data allowance Mobile plan features
Belong $45 / month
80GB of data
Unlimited standard talk & text
Unlimited data banking
Circles.Life $38 / month
100GB of data
Unlimited standard talk & text
Moose Mobile $46.80 / month
60GB of data
Unlimited standard talk & text
$400 international credit
Southern Phone $45 / month
80GB of data
Unlimited standard talk & text
$500 international call credit
Vaya $44 / month
50GB of data
Unlimited standard talk & text

Source: Provider's website. Comparison does not include all plans or plan features. Valid August 2021.

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Cheapest phone plans with big data allowances

Finding a budget-friendly mobile plan with enough data can be tricky, but if you know where to look you can find great deals. MVNO, Circles.Life, for example, gives you 100GB of data for $38 per month, while new mobile phone provider Felix guarantees unlimited data at 20Mbps for only $35 per month. The three big mobile phone carriers, Optus, Vodafone, and Telstra, all also offer unlimited data at capped speeds for if you use up your premium data allowance.

Cheap mobile plans with big data
Provider Cost & data allowance Mobile plan features
Circles.Life $38 / month
100GB of data
Unlimited standard talk & text
Felix $35 / month
Unlimited data
Unlimited standard talk & text
Unlimited data at 20Mbps
Optus $85 / month
240GB of data
5G network access
Unlimited standard talk & text
Unlimited international talk to 35 countries
Endless data at 1.5Mbps
Tangerine $69.90 / month
100GB of data
Unlimited standard talk & text
Unlimited international talk to 15 countries
Telstra 5G network access
$85 / month
120GB of data
Unlimited standard talk & text
Unlimited international text
30 international minutes
Unlimited data at 1.5Mbps
Vodafone $65 / month
100GB of data
5G network access
Unlimited standard talk & text
Infinite data at 10Mbps

Source: Provider's website. Comparison does not include all plans or plan features. Valid August 2021.

Cheap mobile plans with 5G access

If you’re looking to connect to the 5G network, currently being rolled out across the country, 5G mobile providers are still in short supply. Currently, only the three main mobile carriers; Optus, Telstra, and Vodafone; along with SpinTel on the Optus Network, have access to 5G.

  • Optus: Access the 5G network with any Optus postpaid SIM-only plan.
  • Telstra: Access the 5G network with Telstra Medium postpaid SIM-only plan, or larger.
  • Vodafone: Access the 5G network with any Vodafone postpaid SIM-only plan
  • SpinTel: Two 5G plans available on the Optus Network.

Here are the cheapest 5G mobile phone plans available for each provider.

Cheapest 5G mobile plans
Provider Cost & data allowance Mobile plan features
Optus $45 / month
20GB of data
Unlimited standard talk & text
Endless data at 1.5Mbps
SpinTel $50 / month
80GB of data
Unlimited standard talk & text
Telstra $65 / month
80GB of data
Unlimited standard talk & text
Endless data at 1.5Mbps
30 international minutes
Unlimited international text
Vodafone $40 / month
10GB of data
Unlimited standard talk & text
Infinite data at 2Mbps

Source: Provider's website. Comparison does not include all plans or plan features. Valid August 2021.

If you want to be able to use the 5G network, you will need a 5G-enabled phone. This doesn’t mean you need to splash out a lot of money on the latest iPhone, however. With 5G continuing to roll out across the country, there are more and more low-budget 5G phones available. Below are the three cheapest 5G phones through Optus, Vodafone, and Telstra which need to be combined with any of the 5G phone plans from that same provider.

Cheapest 5G phones
Provider Brand Cost per month
Optus Oppo A54 5G $5 / month for 36 months
(min. cost $392.80)
Telstra Motorola G 5G Plus $20.79 / month for 24 months
(min. cost $498.96)
Vodafone Samsung Galaxy A32 5G $13.86 / month for 36 months
(min. cost $498.96)

Source: Provider's website. Comparison does not include all plans or plan features. Valid August 2021.

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