Bigger is always better. It’s true when it comes to burgers, feet, and your Pokémon card collection. And it's especially true when it comes to phone plans.
If you want the best bang-for-buck you can get, a big data SIM-only plan is where it’s at.
Big data plans are simply better value. Spending between $30 and $40 per month can now get you as much as 50GB, which is way more than the 10GB or so you’d get on a $20 plan.
So if you’d prefer to go big, here’s a look at the best SIM-only and prepaid plans with more data than you can shake a stick at.
It looks like Telstra has a bit of a clearance sale going on with its plans at the moment. And if you're a fan of the Google Pixel 2, it might be of interest.
SIM-only plans with at least 30GB on a contract
All these deals are pretty solid, but there are still a few clear standouts. TeleChoice – powered by the Telstra Network – is an excellent no frills option, with 30GB for $35 per month.
If that’s not enough data, Think Mobile – powered by Vodafone – will do 40GB for $37 per month. This is a pretty basic plan, but if you’re after extras, you can get them for $3 more per month by going with Optus. $40 per month gets you 40GB, data-free music streaming on select services, and subscriptions to Optus Sports and the National Geographic app.
And if you still want more, TeleChoice and Think Mobile have even larger plan options. On TeleChoice, $40 per month will get you 50GB. On Think, $48 per month will get you a frankly ridiculous 80GB.
SIM-only plans with at least 30GB and no contract
You don’t quite have as many options if you’d prefer a big data no-contract SIM-only plan. TeleChoice is again a solid choice, with 30GB for $39 per month. That’s only $4 more per month than the company’s comparable 12-month plan.
Prepaid plans with at least 30GB
Prepaid might make you think of drug dealers and school kids, but there's now a whole heap of high-inclusion low-commitment offers available for those who'd prefer to pay for their phone plan upfront.
Excluding promotional pricing and starter pack discounts, Boost Mobile – powered by Telstra – has one of the best prepaid plans available right now.
The telco’s $30 recharge gets you 35GB with a 28-day expiry. Better yet, unlike other Telstra powered providers, Boost Mobile has access to the full Telstra network, rather than just the Telstra wholesale network.
If you want to go even bigger, you can get an OVO mobile plan with a massive 50GB for about $5 more per recharge. That’s $34.95 per month, which is some of the best data-for-dollar value we’ve seen to date.
Alex Choros is Managing Editor at WhistleOut, Australia's phone and internet comparison website.
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