Editor's pick: the best iPhone 8 & iPhone 8 Plus plans


WhistleOut
21 September 2017

iPhone 8

If you're keen to get your hands on an iPhone 8 or iPhone 8 Plus but don't know where to start, you're in luck. We've crunched the numbers and picked out the best iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus deals across Australia's major telcos.

As a rule, we tend to look at value as the number one criteria, and focused on plans 10GB of data or more (other than for best budget iPhone). All the iPhones in questions are 64GB models, but you can normally upgrade to 128GB for a little extra each month.

Best value iPhone 8 plan


When it comes to bang-for-buck, Virgin is a clear winner. $93 per month will get you an iPhone 8 with 16GB of data, while $100 per month will get you the iPhone 8 Plus. You don't get any bonus subscriptions as you would on Telstra or Optus, but if you're just after a solid phone plan with a healthy data inclusion, Virgin is hard to go past.

WhistleOut's Pick

iPhone 8 64GB Plans

With at least 10GB data | Filters
iPhone 8 64GB
Carrier Inclusions  
Virgin Mobile
Virgin Mobile
  • $80 Phone Plan
  • 16GB Data
  • Contract (24 mths)
  • $93/mth
  • Min. cost $2,232

iPhone 8 Plus 64GB Plans

With at least 10GB data | Filters
iPhone 8 Plus 64GB
Carrier Inclusions  
Virgin Mobile
Virgin Mobile
  • $80 Phone Plan
  • 16GB Data
  • Contract (24 mths)
  • $100/mth
  • Min. cost $2,400

Best budget iPhone 8 plan


If you're hoping to save money on your iPhone 8, Vodafone is a good option. Vodafone will let you pay off your new iPhone over as long as three years, shaving a healthy chunk off your monthly bill.

While committing to a longer term might not sound ideal, Vodafone's new "no contract" structure means you can change your base plan as prices or your data requirements change. If you decide you want a new phone earlier, you'll just have to pay out the remainder of what you owe on your phone.

On a 36-month term, you can get yourself an iPhone 8 with 6GB of data for $69.97 per month, or a iPhone 8 Plus for $74.13 per month.

WhistleOut's Pick

iPhone 8 64GB Plans

With at least 5GB data | Filters
iPhone 8 64GB
Carrier Inclusions  
Vodafone
Vodafone
  • $40 Red Plan
  • 6GB Data
  • Interest Free (36 mths)
  • $69.97/mth
  • Min. cost $1,118.92

iPhone 8 Plus 64GB Plans

With at least 5GB data | Filters
iPhone 8 Plus 64GB
Carrier Inclusions  
Vodafone
Vodafone
  • $40 Red Plan
  • 6GB Data
  • Interest Free (36 mths)
  • $74.13/mth
  • Min. cost $1,268.68

Best Telstra iPhone 8 plan


Telstra isn't known for being cheap, but if you sign up before October 27, you can get Telstra's $149 60GB plan for $129. You won't pay any extra if you're after the iPhone 8, and you'll pay $135 per month for the iPhone 8 Plus. 

This plan also includes a 12-month subscription to three Foxtel Now starter packs, valued at $420, 2GB of roaming data per month, and unlimited talk and text while roaming.

It's an expensive choice, but you get a lot for your money. 

WhistleOut's Pick

iPhone 8 64GB Plans

With at least 60GB data | Filters
iPhone 8 64GB
Carrier Inclusions  
Telstra
Telstra
  • $129 Go Mobile Plus Plan
  • 60GB Data
  • Contract (24 mths)
  • $129/mth
  • Min. cost $3,096

iPhone 8 Plus 64GB Plans

With at least 60GB data | Filters
iPhone 8 Plus 64GB
Carrier Inclusions  
Telstra
Telstra
  • $129 Go Mobile Plus Plan
  • 60GB Data
  • Contract (24 mths)
  • $139/mth
  • Min. cost $3,336

Read more about Telstra's iPhone 8 plans here.

Best Optus iPhone 8 plan


If you're after a different "big data" option, Optus' $100 plan is a top choice. $110 per month will get you an iPhone 8, 30GB of data, unlimited talk and text, 750 international minutes, 1GB of monthly roaming data, unlimited talk and text while roaming, an Optus Sport subscription, and data-free standard definition streaming through Netflix and Stan. You'll pay $115 per month if you'd prefer the iPhone 8 Plus instead.

WhistleOut's Pick

iPhone 8 64GB Plans

With at least 30GB data | Filters
iPhone 8 64GB
Carrier Inclusions  
Optus
Optus
  • $130 My Plan Plus
  • 30GB Data
  • Contract (24 mths)
  • $107/mth
  • Min. cost $2,568

iPhone 8 Plus 64GB Plans

With at least 30GB data | Filters
iPhone 8 Plus 64GB
Carrier Inclusions  
Optus
Optus
  • $130 My Plan Plus
  • 30GB Data
  • Contract (24 mths)
  • $112/mth
  • Min. cost $2,688

Read more about Optus' iPhone 8 plans here.

Best Vodafone iPhone 8 plan


Vodafone's best iPhone 8 plan sits just behind our overall winner, netting you a brand new phone and 16GB of data for $94.94 per month when you pay the phone off over 24-months. While this is slightly more expensive than Virgin, you do get a little more flexibility in that you can upgrade or downgrade your base plan on a month-to-month basis, and you also get Vodafone specific inclusions like $5 per day roaming. If you want an iPhone 8 Plus, you're looking at $105.37 per month instead.

WhistleOut's Pick

iPhone 8 64GB Plans

With at least 16GB data | Filters
iPhone 8 64GB
Carrier Inclusions  
Vodafone
Vodafone
  • $50 Red Data Plan
  • 16GB Data
  • Interest Free (24 mths)
  • $94.95/mth
  • Min. cost $1,128.80

iPhone 8 Plus 64GB Plans

With at least 16GB data | Filters
iPhone 8 Plus 64GB
Carrier Inclusions  
Vodafone
Vodafone
  • $50 Red Data Plan
  • 16GB Data
  • Interest Free (24 mths)
  • $101.20/mth
  • Min. cost $1,278.80

Read more about Vodafone's iPhone 8 plans here.

Best Virgin Mobile iPhone 8 plan


It shouldn't be a surprise to see our overall best value winner make a reprise here, but funnily enough, Virgin's 16GB $93 per month iPhone 8 plan is also the best value iPhone 8 plan on Virgin. $7 more per month will get you the iPhone 8 Plus if you're a "go big or go home" kind of guy or gal.

$93 per month will get you an iPhone 8 with 16GB of data, while $100 per month will get you the iPhone 8 Plus.

WhistleOut's Pick

iPhone 8 64GB Plans

With at least 10GB data | Filters
iPhone 8 64GB
Carrier Inclusions  
Virgin Mobile
Virgin Mobile
  • $80 Phone Plan
  • 16GB Data
  • Contract (24 mths)
  • $93/mth
  • Min. cost $2,232

iPhone 8 Plus 64GB Plans

With at least 10GB data | Filters
iPhone 8 Plus 64GB
Carrier Inclusions  
Virgin Mobile
Virgin Mobile
  • $80 Phone Plan
  • 16GB Data
  • Contract (24 mths)
  • $100/mth
  • Min. cost $2,400

Read more about Virgin's iPhone 8 plans here.


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