If you’re looking for a cheap mobile phone plan, then you’re in the right place.
In this buying guide, we’ll be taking a look at the cheapest mobile plans, in three categories:
- lowest monthly costs/call costs for low usage users
- the cheapest 24 month contract plans to get a new phone
- cheap plans for high usage
Cheap Mobile Plans for Low Usage
If your mobile is more for receiving calls from friends and family and you only make an occasional call, then the cheap plans below could be a good fit for you. With most of these plans, there is no monthly fee and you just pay for what you use.
Our pick for this category is Amaysim’s As You Go plan.
We like this plan because there is no monthly fee, calls are just 12 cents per minute with no flagfall, and SMS messages are also 12c.
Amaysim operates on the Optus 3G/4G network, which means that you get access to the excellent coverage and super quick data speeds offered by the Optus 4G network, with an incredibly cheap call rate.
With Mobile Number Portability, you can easily transfer your current mobile number across to Amaysim when you sign up.
Amaysim’s customer service team is based in Sydney and have won several awards for providing excellent customer service.
Cheapest Mobile Phone Contracts With A New Phone
Time for a new phone? Over the years, mobile phone contracts have become a lot more expensive for two reasons – high end handsets are getting a lot more complex (and more costly), and the network operators have had to spend large amounts on spectrum and equipment for 3G and 4G network rollouts.
For that reason, we think the best deal can be had through purchasing a new phone outright and signing up for a SIM Only plan.
Cheap Mobile Plans for High Usage
The final category of cheap phone plans that we will cover on this page are cheap plans for people who use their mobile a lot. A number of the SIM Only providers offer plans with unlimited talk and text, which is perfect for people using their phones quite heavily.
And, unlike a contract plan that includes this allocation, the SIM only versions are a lot cheaper because the provider doesn’t need to subsidise the cost of your handset.
Right now, Amaysim is the cheapest unlimited plan at just $44.90 per month with 5 GB of data on the Optus 4G network.
However, the SIM Only plan landscape is very competitive and the best deals today might not be the best deals in 3, 6 or 12 months time. You should sign up to our e-mail list at the bottom of the page so that we can keep you updated, or come back to this page to see who is the current cheapest unlimited plan and transfer your number to a different provider if a better deal comes along.