Editor's pick: Phone plans for calling Canada from Australia


WhistleOut
02 November 2017

Best phone plans for Canada calling


International calling used to be expensive, especially if you're dialing from a mobile - but not anymore. If you've got friends, family, moose or Mounties in Canada that you need to keep in touch with, you now have more options than ever before for affordable inter-hemisphere calling. 

We've thrown together a quick table of which providers include calls to Canada from Oz in one or more plans, plus rounded up our picks for the best value options for unlimited calling to the Great White North.

Plans with included Canada calling or credit


Here's a selection of available Aussie plans featuring included calls and texts to Canada. We've included one plan from each provider, but keep in mind that most telcos offer international features on several plans.


Plan Talk Inclusion Text Inclusion Price Purchase
Aldi Mobile XL $35 200 minutes 25c / text $35 View Plan
Amaysim Unlimited 5GB Unlimited Unlimited $40 View Plan
Boost Mobile $40 Prepaid Unlimited Unlimited $40 View Plan
Dodo Mobile 4G Large300 minutesUnlimited$39.90View Plan
Exetel Extra Value 4G$300 creditUnlimited$34.99View Plan
Hello Mobile Combo 40250 minutes10c/ text$39.90View Plan 
iiNet $39.99 SIM Only Plan$300 creditUnlimited$39.99View Plan
Jeenee Mobile $35 SIM Plan$300 credit 50c / text $35 View Plan
Lebara  National PlanUnlimited15c/ text$29.90View Plan
Lycamobile Unlimited Plan S Unlimited 15c / text $29.90 View Plan
Moose Mobile 34 SIM Only Plan$300 creditUnlimited$34View Plan
Optus $40 SIM-Only 300 minutes Unlimited $40 View Plan
OVO Large Plan 300 minutes25c/ text$34.95View Plan
Southern Phone Super 35 3G Plan$300 credit55c/ text$35View Plan
Spintel XL Plan$300 credit35c/ text$33.95View Plan
Telechoice $38 Plan200 minutes50c/ text$38View Plan
Telstra SIM-only Large Plan (12 months) Unlimited Unlimited $79 View Plan
TPG Large Plan100 minutes50c/ text$19.99View Plan
Virgin Mobile $60 SIM-Only Unlimited $500 credit $60 View Plan
Vodafone $50 Red SIM-Only Global 1000 minutes Unlimited $50 View Plan
Woolworths Large Mobile Phone Plan 300 minutes 50c / text $70 View Plan

Telcos with unlimited talk & text to Canada


There's now a bunch of telcos and MVNOs offering included Australia-to-Canada calling as part of prepaid and postpaid plans. Amaysim, Virgin Mobile, Lebara, Lycamobile, Telstra, and Boost Mobile all feature unlimited calls to North America on multiple plans, with a variety of price points and data tiers. 

WhistleOut's picks 


Boost Mobile

Boost Mobile's $40 and $50 prepaid plans now feature unlimited international calls, texts and MMS to Canada, plus nine other countries. The 28-day plans also include unlimited national talk and text, plus 8GB of data each recharge for the $40 plan, and 12GB on the $50 option.

WhistleOut's Pick


Carrier Inclusions  
Boost Mobile
Boost Mobile
  • $30 Prepaid Recharge
  • 8GB Data
  • Prepaid (28 Days)
  • $30 + $2 Upfront
Boost Mobile
Boost Mobile
  • $40 Prepaid Recharge
  • 16GB Data
  • Prepaid (28 Days)
  • $40 + $2 Upfront
Boost Mobile
Boost Mobile
  • $40 Prepaid SIM
  • 8GB Data
  • Prepaid (28 Days)
  • $40 + $2 Upfront
Boost Mobile
Boost Mobile
  • $50 Prepaid Recharge
  • 24GB Data
  • Prepaid (28 Days)
  • $50 + $2 Upfront
Lebara Mobile

Lebara has built a reputation on being the go-to brand for international calling, so it's no surprise we've included it in our top picks. The company's newly-revised prepaid plans all feature some degree of international calling credit, including up to 2500 minutes to Canadian numbers on its $24.90 Mini Mega Plan, and unlimited standard calls to Canada on its National, Mega and Unlimited plans. 

WhistleOut's Pick


Carrier Inclusions
Lebara Mobile
Lebara Mobile
  • $24.90 Mini Mega Plan
  • 2GB Data
  • Prepaid (30 Days)
  • $24.90
Lebara Mobile
Lebara Mobile
  • $29.90 National Plan
  • 5GB Data
  • Prepaid (30 Days)
  • $29.90
Lebara Mobile
Lebara Mobile
  • $39.90 Mega Plan
  • 10GB Data
  • Prepaid (30 Days)
  • $39.90
Lebara Mobile
Lebara Mobile
  • Unlimited International Plan
  • 14GB Data
  • Prepaid (30 Days)
  • $49.90
Lycamobile

Lycamobile's Small, Medium and Large plans all include unlimited calls to Canada, plus an additional 11, 14 or 54 countries (depending on your choice of plan). Our pick is the Medium plan, which is priced at $39.90 per 28-day recharge, and also includes 7GB of data, plus unlimited national talk and text. Right now, you can pick up a new Medium SIM at the discounted rate of $11.90, plus receive a bonus 1GB of data when you auto recharge online.

WhistleOut's Pick


Carrier Inclusions
Lycamobile
Lycamobile
  • All in one 29 National Plan
  • 5GB Data
  • Prepaid (28 Days)
  • $29.90
Lycamobile
Lycamobile
  • Unlimited Plan M
  • 7GB Data
  • Prepaid (28 Days)
  • $39.90
Lycamobile
Lycamobile
  • Unlimited Plan Green
  • 5GB Data
  • Prepaid (28 Days)
  • $40
Virgin Mobile

Go with selected Virgin Mobile 12-month SIM only or 24-month phone plans, and you can enjoy unlimited standard calls to Canada with the company's International Calls Bonus. Depending on your plan pick, you can also nab up to $500 of international credit for SMS and MMS; included SIM-only plans start at $35 per month, and phone plans from $45.

WhistleOut's Pick


Carrier Inclusions
Virgin Mobile
Virgin Mobile
  • $30 12-month SIM Plan
  • 5GB Data
  • Contract (12 mths)
  • $30/mth
  • Min. cost $300
Virgin Mobile
Virgin Mobile
  • $35 12-month SIM Plan
  • 1.5GB Data
  • Contract (12 mths)
  • $35/mth
  • Min. cost $350
Virgin Mobile
Virgin Mobile
  • $40 12-month SIM Plan
  • 12GB Data
  • Contract (12 mths)
  • $40/mth
  • Min. cost $400
Virgin Mobile
Virgin Mobile
  • $40 Phone Plan
  • 2GB Data
  • Contract (24 mths)
  • $40/mth
  • Min. cost $960

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