Sick of searching for a new phone plan? Wish someone would just tell you what to pick?
Telstra is often referred to as Australia's best mobile network, but that privilege typically comes at a price. Big T ain’t cheap. However, there are now plenty of smaller telcos powered by the Telstra network, which can get you the coverage you crave without breaking the bank. Best of all, you might even get more data than you would with Telstra itself!
Every month at WhistleOut, we choose a "best" plan from a number of mobile categories. Across our team, we review over 1,400 plan documents on a weekly basis, so we've got a pretty good idea of what we're talking about. When it comes to budget SIM-only plans, our winner for this month is SpinTel’s no-contract 5GB plan.
This plan will set you back $19.95 per month on a month-to-month basis. There’s normally a $10 SIM activation fee, but SpinTel is currently waiving this. SpinTel is powered by the Optus network.
SpinTel’s plan is a great option because it’s one of the cheapest no-contract SIM-only plans with at least 5GB of monthly data. Here’s how it compares:
Exetel is also a great choice – you can get an extra 1GB for just 5 cents more per month. If you’d prefer a little more data, Moose Mobile is slinging a no-contract 10GB plan for $25 per month. Both providers are also powered by the Optus network.
And if you’re after more data yet, SpinTel, Moose, and Exetel all offer at least 15GB for around $30 per month. These plans are all offered on a no-contract basis.
Alex Choros is Managing Editor at WhistleOut, Australia's phone and internet comparison website.
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