Prepaid plans are a simple and affordable way to stay connected. They're also fool-proof; there's no way you can go over your cap and get stung by excess fees as these plans need to be recharged when you hit your limit. This is perfect if you've got a hard budget you want to stick to, and also great when it comes to phone plans for kids.
Not everyone has the same needs; some people want heaps of data, others can get by with just a little. As such, we've picked out the best prepaid plans with inclusions around 1GB, 5GB, and 10GB.
Big Kahuna: Prepaid plans with 10GB+ per month
Let's start big: if you're after a healthy data allowance on your prepaid plan, Amaysim does 10GB for $40 per recharge. If you sign-up before November 19, you'll get $5 off your first six renewals, bringing the cost down to $35 per 28-days. The plan also includes free international calls to 10 countries, and 300 international minutes for a further 22. It is however worth noting that since each Amaysim recharge lasts 28-days, you'll end up recharging roughly 13 times a year.
Need a little more data? Kogan Mobile has an 11GB plan that will set you back $36.90 per 30-day recharge. If you're happy to pay upfront, you're able to get this as a 90-day or 365-day recharge to save a little more money.
Everyday usage: Prepaid plans with 5GB+ per month
Once again, Amaysim is front of the bunch when it comes to prepaid mobile plans with 5GB or more thanks to the $5 discount on your first six renewals. $25 (normally $30) gets you 5GB of data, unlimited talk and texts, and free international calls to 10 countries. You will be recharging every 28-days though.
If you're after a 30-day expiry prepaid plan, Kogan Mobile is again our runner up. $29.90 will get you 6GB of data, and unlimited talk and text.
Best prepaid for kids: 1GB+ per month
If you're looking for a simple and cheap prepaid plan for yourself or for your kids, it's hard to go past Amaysim's new "Unlimited 1GB" recharge. $10 gets you 1GB of data, and unlimited talk and text in Australia. Once again, each Amaysim recharge lasts 28-days, so you'll end up recharging roughly 13 times a year.
OVO's Mini Mobile Plan is a close runner up, offering $200 of talk time, unlimited text, and 1GB of data for $9.95 per recharge. Each recharge lasts 30-days. All OVO plans come with a free Family Zone account that lets you filter content and manage or limit screen time on a per device basis.