Southern Phone

Introducing Southern Phone


Southern Phone

Formed in 2002 after securing funding from the pioneering federal “Networking the Nation” scheme, Southern Phone has grown to be one of the largest providers of phone, mobile and broadband services across regional Australia, with a national customer base that stretches to the remotest areas of the vast land mass of the country — and increasingly, into the capital cities as well.

Prior to Southern Phone’s inception, the concern for residents and businesses outside of the major Australian capital cities was that they had limited access to the fast-growing world of telecommunications and were missing out on the rapidly lowering prices that people in urban areas enjoyed thanks to competition. Southern Phone was set up to provide an option aside from the existing providers in as many areas as possible, with the hope that service delivery would improve across the board.

By 2009 the company was declaring its first dividend — money that’s paid entirely back into local communities through their local councils, who are shareholders in the company. In that way, uniquely, the more successful Southern Phone has become, the more money they’ve been able to give to local communities, while providing them with an ever-increasing range of services at all price points.

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Is Southern Phone Just for Regional Customers?

Not at all! No matter where you live across the vast land mass of Australia, you’re welcome to sign up with Southern Phone and enjoy their flexible plans and bundles, as well as their award-winning customer service (which is staffed by friendly Australians based in regional centres). And with the arrival of the NBN, no matter where you are located there’s a Southern Phone plan ready for you as soon as your NBN service is connected.

Does Southern Phone Offer Mobile Phones and Plans?

Yes, they do — and in fact, you can pick up a quality mobile phone handset from Southern Phone starting at surprisingly low monthly prices — whether it’s the back-to-basics Nokia 3310 for only $3/month on top of your chosen plan fee, something smarter such as the Samsung Galaxy J2 Pro for only $9/month, or a high-end smartphone such as the acclaimed Samsung Galaxy S9. If you prefer, you can buy your phone outright, starting at an affordable $79 for the Nokia 3310.

If you’ve already got a phone, you can choose from Southern Phone’s versatile range of plans on either the Optus or Telstra networks, with Optus “Green” plans starting at $9.90/month, and Telstra “Orange” plans starting at $10/month. Not to mention some of the most generous data allowances in the business, such as the 18GB provided with the Green 35 plan — which is now only $25 for the first six months.

What About Broadband?

Southern Phone offers a full range of broadband connections and plans, both via ADSL and on the new National Broadband Network. NBN plans are available to suit all speed and data needs, from the small (100GB of data per month — ideal for light users), to fully unlimited data, and at speeds ranging from 12 Mbps up to the blazingly fast 100 Mbps. Unlimited plans at the 50 and 100 speeds are currently being heavily discounted to just $58 and $88/month respectively, putting them among the best value NBN in the business.

What About Satellite?

The NBN has brought with it the new “SkyMuster” satellite service, which has the goal of bringing genuine fast broadband to people in remote areas of the country. Southern Phone is one of the few companies that fully supports the SkyMuster service, with plans that can bring 25 Mbps broadband to anyone, anywhere in Australia, no matter how remote — with no costly installation or equipment charges. So even if you can’t get a landline phone where you live and have resorted to slow 3G mobile internet (or no internet at all) Southern Phone can get you hooked up with a true broadband service (with phone included!).

Bundle Everything!

If you want Southern Phone to handle all your communication needs in the one package, you can opt for a bundle of broadband, mobile phone and home phone starting at $64.90 for NBN and $99.95/month for ADSL — or if you prefer, just broadband and a home phone, starting from $55/month.

Contact Southern Phone

Want to know more about Southern Phone’s services? Or perhaps you need a representative from their Australian call centre to help you out with your account? Simply dial in 1300 434 004 on your mobile phone to get in touch with their customer service team.

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Southern Phone FAQs

Can I Get a Mobile Phone Handset on a Southern Phone Plan?

Yes, you can! Southern Phone has a range of mobile phones available with your chosen plan — and some plans actually come with a free basic mobile phone at no cost at all. With a range of brands, from a frill-free “feature phone” from Nokia to the latest high-end smartphones from Samsung, there’s a phone and a price point for just about everyone. You can get your phone on a monthly basis, or just buy it outright.

Do I Need to Go on a Contract?

No, you don’t — all Southern Phone’s mobile plans are available on a month-to-month basis. If you’d prefer, though, you can sign up on a 12-month contract and get a lower monthly cost and a higher data limit. All of Southern Phone’s ADSL, NBN and SkyMuster satellite broadband plans, meanwhile, are entirely contract-free and month-to-month. You can change your plan any time.

Is There a Business Plan Available?

Yes, there is! Whether you need a fixed line phone service to keep your business running, or a bundle of landline and broadband, Southern Phone has you covered with plans custom designed for business customers. Just give them a call and ask about the benefits of a business-grade service. To apply for one, you’ll need a valid ABN.

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