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Moose Mobile
Moose 8.80 - 1GB
300Minutes
1GB Data
BEST FOR STUDENTS $8.80/mth Price
Min Cost - $8.80 over 1 month
  • No Lock-in Contract
  • Sim Only Plan
  • Cancel anytime
  • No exit or penalty fees
  • Runs on the Optus 4G Plus Network
  • National Calls - 300Min
  • National SMS - Unlimited
  • Australian customer service
  • Highest rated telco in their class
Moose Mobile
Moose 15.80 - 6GB
UnlimitedCalls & Text
6GB Data
$9.80/mth Price
Min Cost - $9.80 over 1 month for 12 mths, $15.80/mth afterwards
  • $6 off for the 1st 12 months
  • No Lock-in Contract
  • Sim Only Plan
  • Cancel anytime
  • No exit or penalty fees
  • Runs on the Optus 4G Plus Network
  • National Calls - Unlimited
  • National SMS - Unlimited
  • Australian customer service
  • Highest rated telco in their class
Southern Phone Mobile
Small Mobile Plan
UnlimitedCalls & Text
2.5GB Data
$10/mth Price
+ the extra handset fee
Min Cost - $10 over 1 month + device payments over 24 months and one month of your chosen monthly plan fees.
  • $2.99/mth off for as long as you remain on this plan
  • Number transfers & new connections only. Ends 30 Jun
  • 24 Month Contract
  • Phone Included Plan
  • $0 International Call Credit
  • Optus 3G/4G network
  • National Calls - Unlimited
  • National SMS - Unlimited
Southern Phone Mobile
Small SIM Only Month to Month
UnlimitedCalls & Text
2.5GB Data
$10/mth Price
Min Cost - $10 over 1 mth
  • $2.99/mth off for as long as you remain on this plan
  • Number transfers & new connections only. Ends 30 Jun
  • No Lock-in Contract
  • Sim Only Plan
  • $0 International Call Credit
  • Optus 3G/4G network
  • BYO Handset
  • National Calls - Unlimited
  • National SMS - Unlimited
Moose Mobile
Moose 13 - 2GB
UnlimitedCalls & Text
2GB Data
$13/mth Price
Min Cost - $156
  • 12 Month Contract
  • Sim Only Plan
  • Keep your existing mobile number
  • Save more on a 12-month term
  • Runs on the Optus 4G Plus Network
  • National Calls - Unlimited
  • National SMS - Unlimited
  • Australian customer service
  • Highest rated telco in their class
Moose Mobile
Moose 15 - 6GB
UnlimitedCalls & Text
6GB Data
$15/mth Price
Min Cost - $180
  • 12 Month Contract
  • Sim Only Plan
  • Keep your existing mobile number
  • Save more on a 12-month term
  • Runs on the Optus 4G Plus Network
  • National Calls - Unlimited
  • National SMS - Unlimited
  • Australian customer service
  • Highest rated telco in their class
Moose Mobile
Moose 23.80 - 20GB
UnlimitedCalls & Text
20GB Data
$16.80/mth Price
Min Cost - $16.80 over 1 month for 12 mths, $23.80/mth afterwards
  • $7 off for the 1st 12 months
  • No Lock-in Contract
  • Sim Only Plan
  • Cancel anytime
  • No exit or penalty fees
  • Runs on the Optus 4G Plus Network
  • National Calls - Unlimited
  • National SMS - Unlimited
  • Australian customer service
  • Highest rated telco in their class
Moose Mobile
Moose 22 - 20GB
UnlimitedCalls & Text
20GB Data
$22/mth Price
Min Cost - $264
  • 12 Month Contract
  • Sim Only Plan
  • Keep your existing mobile number
  • Save more on a 12-month term
  • Runs on the Optus 4G Plus Network
  • National Calls - Unlimited
  • National SMS - Unlimited
  • Australian customer service and support
  • Highest rated telco in their class
Southern Phone Mobile
Medium Mobile Plan
UnlimitedCalls & Text
10GB Data
$25/mth Price
+ the extra handset fee
Min Cost - $25 over 1 month + device payments over 24 months and one month of your chosen monthly plan fees.
  • 24 Month Contract
  • Phone Included Plan
  • $50 International Call Credit
  • Optus 3G/4G network
  • National Calls - Unlimited
  • National SMS - Unlimited
Southern Phone Mobile
Medium SIM Only Month to Month
UnlimitedCalls & Text
10GB Data
$25/mth Price
Min Cost - $25 over 1 mth
  • No Lock-in Contract
  • Sim Only Plan
  • $50 International Call Credit
  • Optus 3G/4G network
  • BYO Handset
  • National Calls - Unlimited
  • National SMS - Unlimited
Moose Mobile
Moose 29 - 40GB
UnlimitedCalls & Text
40GB Data
$29/mth Price
Min Cost - $348
  • 12 Month Contract
  • Sim Only Plan
  • +$200/mth international credit
  • Keep your existing mobile number
  • Save more on a 12-month term
  • Runs on the Optus 4G Plus Network
  • Australian customer service
  • National Calls - Unlimited
  • National SMS - Unlimited
  • Highest rated telco in their class
Moose Mobile
Moose 29.80 - 35GB
UnlimitedCalls & Text
35GB Data
$29.80/mth Price
Min Cost - 29.80 over 1 month
  • No Lock-in Contract
  • Sim Only Plan
  • Cancel anytime
  • No exit or penalty fees
  • Runs on the Optus 4G Plus Network
  • Australian customer service
  • National Calls - Unlimited
  • National SMS - Unlimited
  • Generous data amount for dedicated users
  • Highest rated telco in their class
Southern Phone Mobile
Large Mobile Plan
UnlimitedCalls & Text
30GB Data
$30/mth Price
+ the extra handset fee
Min Cost - $30 over 1 month + device payments over 24 months and one month of your chosen monthly plan fees.
  • $5/mth off for as long as you remain on this plan
  • Number transfers & new connections only. Ends 30 Jun
  • 24 Month Contract
  • Phone Included Plan
  • $300 International Call Credit
  • Optus 3G/4G network
  • National Calls - Unlimited
  • National SMS - Unlimited
Southern Phone Mobile
Large SIM Only Month to Month
UnlimitedCalls & Text
30GB Data
$30/mth Price
Min Cost - $30 over 1 mth
  • $5/mth off for as long as you remain on this plan
  • Number transfers & new connections only. Ends 30 Jun
  • No Lock-in Contract
  • Sim Only Plan
  • $300 International Call Credit
  • Optus 3G/4G network
  • BYO Handset
  • National Calls - Unlimited
  • National SMS - Unlimited
Moose Mobile
Moose 34 - 50GB
UnlimitedCalls & Text
50GB Data
$34/mth Price
Min Cost - $408
  • 12 Month Contract
  • Sim Only Plan
  • +$400/mth international credit
  • Keep your existing mobile number
  • Save more on a 12-month term
  • Runs on the Optus 4G Plus Network
  • Australian customer service
  • National Calls - Unlimited
  • National SMS - Unlimited
  • Highest rated telco in their class
Moose Mobile
Moose 35.80 - 50GB
UnlimitedCalls & Text
50GB Data
$35.80/mth Price
Min Cost - $35.80 over 1 month
  • No Lock-in Contract
  • Sim Only Plan
  • Cancel anytime
  • No exit or penalty fees
  • Runs on the Optus 4G Plus Network
  • Australian customer service
  • National Calls - Unlimited
  • National SMS - Unlimited
  • Generous data amount for dedicated users
  • Highest rated telco in their class
Moose Mobile
Moose 44 - 70GB
UnlimitedCalls & Text
70GB Data
$44/mth Price
Min Cost - $528
  • 12 Month Contract
  • Sim Only Plan
  • +$400/mth international credit
  • Keep your existing mobile number
  • Save more on a 12-month term
  • Runs on the Optus 4G Plus Network
  • Australian customer service
  • National Calls - Unlimited
  • National SMS - Unlimited
  • Highest rated telco in their class
Southern Phone Mobile
X Large SIM Only Month to Month
UnlimitedCalls & Text
60GB Data
$45/mth Price
Min Cost - $45 over 1 mth
  • No Lock-in Contract
  • Sim Only Plan
  • $500 International Call Credit
  • Optus 3G/4G network
  • BYO Handset
  • National Calls - Unlimited
  • National SMS - Unlimited
Southern Phone Mobile
X Large Mobile Plan
UnlimitedCalls & Text
60GB Data
$45/mth Price
+ the extra handset fee
Min Cost - $45 over 1 month + device payments over 24 months and one month of your chosen monthly plan fees.
  • 24 Month Contract
  • Phone Included Plan
  • $500 International Call Credit
  • Optus 3G/4G network
  • National Calls - Unlimited
  • National SMS - Unlimited
Moose Mobile
Moose 46.80 - 60GB
UnlimitedCalls & Text
60GB Data
$46.80/mth Price
Min Cost - $46.80 over 1 month
  • No Lock-in Contract
  • Sim Only Plan
  • +$400/mth international credit
  • Cancel anytime
  • No exit or penalty fees
  • Runs on the Optus 4G Plus Network
  • National Calls - Unlimited
  • National SMS - Unlimited
  • Australian customer service
  • Highest rated telco in their class
Optus Mobile
Medium Optus Choice + Optus Sport
UnlimitedCalls & Text
60GB Data
$49/mth Price
Min Cost - $49 over 1 month
  • No Lock-in Contract
  • Sim Only Plan
  • Optus Sport monthly subcription included + OS Fitness
  • Stream Premier League, UEFA Champions League & more live and on-demand
  • Unlimited standard international talk & text to 35 countries
  • Share data across eligible plans on your account
  • National Calls - Unlimited
  • National SMS - Unlimited
  • Includes unlimited calls to 13/1300 numbers and voicemail
  • Extra data for $10/1GB
Telstra Mobile
Upfront Mobile Plan Small
UnlimitedCalls & Text
40GB Data
$55/mth Price
Min Cost - $55 over 1 month + extra handset fee over 24 months
  • No Lock-in Contract
  • Phone Included Plan
  • No excess data charges in Australia
  • 4G network access
  • Data Sharing for up to 10 eligible services on your account
  • National Calls - Unlimited
  • National SMS - Unlimited
  • 30 minutes of standard calls to overseas numbers from Australia
  • Unlimited International SMS to all countries
  • If you cancel this plan, you will lose your credit and must pay the balance of any remaining device repayments
Telstra Mobile
$55 Small Upfront SIM Plan
UnlimitedCalls & Text
40GB Data
$55/mth Price
Min Cost - $55 over 1 month
  • No Lock-in Contract
  • Sim Only Plan
  • Pay by AutoPay
  • International calls and SMS
  • No excess data charges in Australia
  • Data Sharing for up to 10 eligible services in one account
  • National Calls - Unlimited
  • National SMS - Unlimited
  • Can add entertainment such as BINGE, Netflix, Kayo
  • 30 minutes of standard calls from Australia to overseas numbers
  • Unlimited standard international SMS and MMS from Australia to all destinations
  • Add on International Calling Packs in the My Telstra app from $10/mth for additional calling minutes from Australia to selected destinations
Telstra Mobile
Upfront Mobile Plan Medium
UnlimitedCalls & Text
80GB Data
$65/mth Price
Min Cost - $65 over 1 month + extra handset fee over 24 months
  • No Lock-in Contract
  • Phone Included Plan
  • 5G network access
  • No excess data charges in Australia
  • Data Sharing for up to 10 eligible services on your account
  • National Calls - Unlimited
  • National SMS - Unlimited
  • 30 minutes of standard calls to overseas numbers from Australia
  • Unlimited International SMS to all countries
  • If you cancel this plan, you will lose your credit and must pay the balance of any remaining device repayments
Telstra Mobile
Upfront Mobile Plan Extra Large
UnlimitedCalls & Text
180GB Data
$65/mth Price
Min Cost - $65 over 1 month for 12 months, then $115/mth afterwards + extra handset fee over 24 months
  • $50/mth off the XL plan for 12 mos
  • No Lock-in Contract
  • Phone Included Plan
  • No excess data charges in Australia
  • 5G network access
  • Data Sharing for up to 10 eligible services on your account
  • National Calls - Unlimited
  • National SMS - Unlimited
  • 30 minutes of standard calls to overseas numbers from Australia
  • Unlimited International SMS to all countries
  • If you cancel this plan, you will lose your credit and must pay the balance of any remaining device repayments
Telstra Mobile
$65 Medium Upfront SIM Plan
UnlimitedCalls & Text
80GB Data
$65/mth Price
Min Cost - $65 over 1 month
  • 5G network access included
  • No Lock-in Contract
  • Sim Only Plan
  • Pay by AutoPay
  • International calls and SMS
  • No excess data charges in Australia
  • Data Sharing for up to 10 eligible services in one account
  • National Calls - Unlimited
  • National SMS - Unlimited
  • Can add entertainment such as BINGE, Netflix, Kayo
  • 30 minutes of standard calls from Australia to overseas numbers
  • Unlimited standard international SMS and MMS from Australia to all destinations
  • Add on International Calling Packs in the My Telstra app from $10/mth for additional calling minutes from Australia to selected destinations
Telstra Mobile
$115 Extra Large Upfront SIM Plan
UnlimitedCalls & Text
180GB Data
$65/mth Price
Min Cost - $65 over 1 month for 12 months, then $115/mth afterwards
  • $50/mth off the XL plan for 12 mos
  • 5G network access included
  • No Lock-in Contract
  • Sim Only Plan
  • Pay by AutoPay
  • International calls and SMS
  • No excess data charges in Australia
  • Data Sharing for up to 10 eligible services in one account
  • National Calls - Unlimited
  • National SMS - Unlimited
  • Can add entertainment such as BINGE, Netflix, Kayo
  • 30 minutes of standard calls from Australia to overseas numbers
  • Unlimited standard international SMS and MMS from Australia to all destinations
  • Add on International Calling Packs in the My Telstra app from $10/mth for additional calling minutes from Australia to selected destinations
Telstra Mobile
Upfront Mobile Plan Large
UnlimitedCalls & Text
120GB Data
$85/mth Price
Min Cost - $85 over 1 month + extra handset fee over 24 months
  • No Lock-in Contract
  • Phone Included Plan
  • No excess data charges in Australia
  • 5G network access
  • Data Sharing for up to 10 eligible services on your account
  • National Calls - Unlimited
  • National SMS - Unlimited
  • 30 minutes of standard calls to overseas numbers from Australia
  • Unlimited International SMS to all countries
  • If you cancel this plan, you will lose your credit and must pay the balance of any remaining device repayments
Telstra Mobile
$85 Large Upfront SIM Plan
UnlimitedCalls & Text
120GB Data
$85/mth Price
Min Cost - $85 over 1 month
  • No Lock-in Contract
  • Sim Only Plan
  • Pay by AutoPay
  • International calls and SMS
  • No excess data charges in Australia
  • Data Sharing for up to 10 eligible services in one account
  • National Calls - Unlimited
  • National SMS - Unlimited
  • Can add entertainment such as BINGE, Netflix, Kayo
  • 30 minutes of standard calls from Australia to overseas numbers
  • Unlimited standard international SMS and MMS from Australia to all destinations
  • Add on International Calling Packs in the My Telstra app from $10/mth for additional calling minutes from Australia to selected destinations

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Last audited 30 April 2021

SIM Only Plans – Connect with Your Choice of Device

The hottest smartphones these days come with loads of hype behind them, as companies like Apple, Samsung and even Google mount lavish presentations to introduce the world to their latest creations. And tied right into that is the desire to get a hold of that awesome device as quickly as possible. Which, of course, means jumping online the second the new phone goes on sale and trying to beat the rest of the planet to a place in the queue to have the phone delivered on launch day.

Sure, you can get hold of one by signing up for a phone plan with your preferred provider. However, that means possible delays as demand outstrips supply. When your shiny new handset arrives at your doorstep, though, you’ll need some way of getting it connected to the network and the world. And that’s where SIM only plans come in.

The name says it all – you’re signing up for a mobile service on a contract, just as you would if you were getting a phone through your provider. But the cost of that phone becomes entirely in your control. There’s nothing to pay off on your monthly bill. Plus, if you decide to sell it and get a different model in a few months’ time, you can just swap out the SIM and stay connected without any hassle.

If you’re the sort of person who likes to buy their smartphone outright and avoid being locked into carrying that same phone for the next two years, a SIM only plan is for you. Usually around the same as phone plans in terms of call, text and data offerings at the various price points, cheap SIM only plans are the way to go if the phone in your hand is already yours.

Phone Plans

Those who need (and just want) a brand new phone can get one easily without having to pay up-front by taking up a mobile phone plan – these are always done on a contract. The price of your phone is added to your calls and data in portions each month. Some providers also let you swap your phone for a new model after 12 months on your plan, usually for a fee. If you want to be the first with the latest, a phone plan is the right fit for you.

SIM Only Plans

If you’d rather keep the phone you’re already using and are looking for better value on calls and data, a SIM only plan lets you choose whatever provider you like – as long as your phone isn’t network-locked. You can go on a contract to reduce the overall cost, or pay as you go, usually monthly, and be able to change providers if you want to at any time. Thanks to number portability, you always get to keep your mobile number.

Prepaid Plans

Prepaid plans let you set the budget for how much you spend on calls and data; you can buy one of a range of phones, then top up its call and data allowance as needed. Alternatively, you can bring your own phone and get a prepaid SIM card – the best of both worlds. Prepaid is a flexible way of getting connected without committing to a lengthy agreement.

Mobile Data Plans

If you’ve got a tablet or laptop that offers a SIM card slot to get online on the 3G or 4G networks, you’ll be able to get connected when you’re out and about easily – but you want a SIM and plan that is tailored especially for data use, as you won’t be making calls on it. Mobile data plans give you a SIM especially for your tablet or laptop, so you can always be online wherever you are. They also give you a lot more peace of mind when it comes to security compared to using public Wi-Fi hotspots.

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Disclaimers:
Telstra 5G and 4GX: Telstra currently offers 5G in select areas and is progressively rolling it out to other areas. In non-5G coverage areas, you’ll automatically switch to our 4G or 3G.

The Telstra Mobile Network offers 4GX in all capital CBDs and selected suburban and regional areas and is progressively rolling out to more places. In other coverage areas around Australia, you’ll automatically switch to our fastest available 4G or 3G. Speeds vary for reasons like location, distance from base stations, terrain, user numbers, hardware/software configuration, download source and upload destination. 

Check coverage at telstra.com/coverage.

Cancelling your plan: If you are on a Telstra Mobile Plan and you cancel your service, you will receive a pro rata refund for the remainder of your month. If you have any device, accessory or service add-ons attached to your plan, you will have to pay any remaining amount owing on your next bill. If you are on a Telstra Upfront Mobile Plan and you cancel your service, you will not receive a pro rata refund for the remainder of your month. If you have any device, accessory or service add-ons attached to your plan, you will have to pay any remaining amount owing as a one-off payment.

Device Payment Contract: You must have an eligible Telstra Mobile Plan in order to have a Device Payment Contract. If you cancel your Device Payment Contract early, cancel your mobile plan during the device payment term or move to an ineligible mobile plan during the payment term, you’ll need to pay out your device, in full. Device discounts do not apply to cancelled Device Payment Contracts.

Talk, Text and Data: Excludes calls/SMS/MMS to premium numbers, 12xx, satellite numbers, content charges and use overseas. 

Data usage: This plan comes with a data allowance to use in Australia. Your data allowance is for personal use in a smartphone or tablet and the FairPlay Policy applies. You won’t be charged if you go over your monthly data allowance. Instead, you can continue to access data up to speeds of 1.5Mbps. 1.5mbps isn’t suitable for HD video or high speed applications, and means that some web pages, social media content and files may take longer to load). In addition, heavy data users (users in the top 1% of all data users) may experience slower speeds than other users during busy periods. The speeds you actually receive may vary depending on a range of factors including your device, location, number of users and download sources.  

International Calls and International Roaming on the Telstra Mobile Plan: The Telstra Mobile Plan does not include any international calls. You can add an International Calling and SMS Pack to your plan for $10 per month. Includes unlimited calls and SMS from Australia to standard international numbers in Eligible Countries. MMS is not included.

To use your Telstra Mobile Plan overseas, you can purchase an International Day Pass at $5 per day in New Zealand, or $10 per day in more than 70 eligible countries. Day Pass includes 200MB of data to use per day as well as unlimited talk and text. Usage expires daily based on AEST. If you go over your 200MB, we’ll add an additional 500MB for $10 for use within 31 days. A Day Pass is triggered whenever a call is made or received, an SMS is sent or if any mobile data is used in an eligible country. If you’re travelling to a country where our International Day Pass isn’t available, you can still use your Telstra Mobile Plan at pay-as-you-go rates. For more info go to telstra.com.au/international-roaming

BINGE Offer: 3 months BINGE Standard subscription available to Telstra customers who are new to BINGE with a consumer post-paid mobile or home internet plan. Must redeem via http://hub.telstra.com.au/BINGE or on a Telstra TV. BINGE Standard monthly fees (currently $14/mth) apply after offer period ends unless you change or cancel. ​

Offer can also be applied to: BINGE Premium (for $4/mth during offer period). After offer period, standard monthly prices apply (currently BINGE Premium $18/mth), unless you change your pack or cancel before the end of your offer period. ​

Billing: Not compatible with any other BINGE offers. Not compatible with some billing platforms. Telstra billing not available for existing BINGE subscribers on another payment method. One redemption per customer account. Requires internet and compatible device and sign up to BINGE Terms of Service. Data charges apply.

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