Budget Phone Plans with Big Data


WhistleOut
17 January 2017

If you monitor the way many Australians are using their smartphone nowadays, you’ll notice a big shift away from traditional calling and SMS messaging towards data-heavy tasks, like web browsing and social media. Luckily, the various Aussie telcos are watching this trend too and there is now a range of plans with big data inclusions at a reasonable monthly rate.

To find these plans, we’ll limit our search to BYO-phone plans with 10GB data or more. All plans listed are available on a month to month basis. 

The cost of data's gone down lately, which means you can easily get over 10GB for as little as $40. Wow! 

Mobile Phone Plans

With at least 10GB data | Filters
Carrier Inclusions  
Optus
Optus
  • $40 My Plan Plus 12M SIM Only - Online Offer
  • 15GB Data
  • Contract (12 mths)
  • $30/mth
  • Min. cost $360
Jeenee Mobile
Jeenee Mobile
  • $30 Pennywise SIM
  • 10GB Data
  • Contract (12 mths)
  • $30/mth + $10 Upfront
  • Min. cost $370
SpinTel
SpinTel
  • X Large Mobile Plan 4G
  • 10GB Data
  • No Contract
  • $33.95/mth + $10 Upfront
  • Min. cost $43.95
Moose Mobile
Moose Mobile
  • Moose 34 SIM Only
  • 10GB Data
  • No Contract
  • $34/mth
  • Min. cost $34
Bendigo Bank Telco
Bendigo Bank Telco
  • Smart 10GB Mobile Plan
  • 10GB Data
  • Contract (12 mths)
  • $34.50/mth
  • Min. cost $414
Southern Phone
Southern Phone
  • 12-month Green 35 SIM Plan
  • 10GB Data
  • Contract (12 mths)
  • $35/mth
  • Min. cost $420
amaysim
amaysim
  • UNLIMITED 10GB Prepaid
  • 10GB Data
  • Prepaid (28 Days)
  • $35

Prepaid plans with big data

Just because you prefer to control your mobile spend with prepaid recharge vouchers doesn't mean you need to miss out on some of the big data plans. Nowadays all the major telcos have great value prepaid plans, and a number of the smaller telcos deserve to be considered too.

Mobile Phone Plans

With at least 10GB data | Filters
Carrier Inclusions  
amaysim
amaysim
  • UNLIMITED 10GB Prepaid
  • 10GB Data
  • Prepaid (28 Days)
  • $35
Lebara Mobile
Lebara Mobile
  • $39.90 Mega Plan
  • 10GB Data
  • Prepaid (30 Days)
  • $39.90
Boost Mobile
Boost Mobile
  • $40 Prepaid Recharge
  • 16GB Data
  • Prepaid (28 Days)
  • $40 + $2 Upfront
Yomojo
Yomojo
  • Unlimited + 10GB Prepaid
  • 10GB Data
  • Prepaid (30 Days)
  • $49.90
Optus
Optus
  • Prepaid Ultimate Plus - $50 Recharge
  • 10GB Data
  • Prepaid (28 Days)
  • $50
Telstra
Telstra
  • $60 Pre-Paid Extra™
  • 10GB Data
  • Prepaid (28 Days)
  • $60

How much data do you need?

This is the million-dollar question, and the answer varies greatly from person to person. We've covered this topic in much greater detail in our article "mobile data usage guide", but some general guidelines include the following considerations:

  • How much data have you recently used? Check several recent phone bills and try to calculate your average usage based on recent patterns.
  • Consider how you plan to use your mobile internet data. Some activities, like email, Twitter and general web browsing don't use much data, while YouTube and Spotify music streaming will use a lot more.

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