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Cheapest Mobile Phone Plan

by dollarwise
Cheapest Mobile Phone Plans

(updated dec 2017)

Want to get the cheapest mobile phone plan in Australia? We all need a mobile but usually spend way too much on a mobile phone plan with the latest phone on a contract that you can’t get out of, even after the phone breaks! There’s only one way to save on your mobile phone bills and that’s to ditch your latest phone aspirations, jump on ebay and buy last years model at half the price or less (just make sure it’s unlocked). Now go and get yourself the cheapest price for a BYO mobile phone plan. No point wasting money paying more for a service you can get for a lot less.

I recon the cheapest you can get at the moment with a lot of calls and decent data is with Vaya or Kogan. They’re advertising like crazy at the moment, so probably trying to get market share. Let’s hope they remain competitively priced.

Recommended Cheapest Mobile Phone Plan

Kogan 365 day Unlimited Plan

  • Unlimited Calls and Texts
  • 2 GB data
  • $179.90 (currently $152.10), so under $15/month.
  • Or go month to month for $16.90/month.

If you are new to Kogan, sign up here for $10 store credit and save even more.

Vaya Unlimited Plan

  • $16/month
  • 1.5GB data, now 2GB
  • Unlimited calls and texts
  • no contract, now has 12 month contract option.
  • Get it here 
  • Want $15 credit too, put 0415498429 when asked ‘where did you hear about us?’ We get $15 credit too.

They also have a price beat guarantee at the moment, but I doubt they need it because they are the cheapest I can find. If you’ve got a mobile, you should go with Vaya and save some cash. As soon as your contract ends, don’t renew it, don’t get the shiny new phone. Instead be content with the one you’ve got and save some serious cash. Take the $30/month you save and start investing it or paying off the mortgage. Now that’s a wise choice for your money.

If you do find a better deal than vaya though, I’d be glad to hear about it.
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York September 4, 2016 - 6:19 pm

I just go with Amaysim and pay $10 per month for 1GB each month. I try not to make any calls (just send e.g. Facebook or Whatsapp messages) but even if I do I just pay 12 cents per minute or 12 cents per SMS.

dollarwise September 5, 2016 - 8:26 am

Thanks for your thoughts. I’m sure things like viber, skype and internet calls in general will probably mean you really only need data rather than call and text in the future. Definitely the cheapest way to go if your happy to go that way.

Amanda @ Gourmanda September 9, 2016 - 11:24 am

I use a lot of data (both personal and work – when I’m working out on the road, I’ll often hotspot my phone), and the 1.5GB definitely wouldn’t cut it for me. My Optus $40 plan gets me 10GB of data, unlimited calls and texts, plus 300 minutes each month to call overseas and catch up with my family.

dollarwise September 9, 2016 - 11:49 am

If you need the data out and about vaya is not the plan for you. Personally, i’m rarely too far from a wifi network at home or work, so it’s not an issue. Thanks for commenting Amanda!

Gily@fourkangaroos November 15, 2016 - 11:57 pm

We’ll try Vaya when we settle in OZ next year. When we visited last time, my wife and I bought Optus sim for $30. I’m looking for cheapest deal and I think Vaya has it. However, my concern is the network coverage. Are there no problems about this?

dollarwise November 16, 2016 - 11:24 am

Vaya runs on the optus network, so coverage isn’t an issue if you live in coastal or urban areas. You only really need Telstra if you live in far more isolated inland areas. Luke.


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