Best prepaid mobile plans in 2020

We have compiled information about some of the best prepaid mobile plans in 2020 in terms of best value (i.e. both affordability and features). As we all know that the mobile market is very competitive and it has become more competitive than ever before due to the pandemic. Students usually like affordable mobile plans due to which they want to switch to cheaper deals. Besides, people who are on postpaid plans often consider switching to the prepaid plan after their mobile plan contract is finished as prepaid plans are more flexible than postpaid plans. If you are looking for better deals in prepaid plans, you are at the right place. Most of the prepaid plans that telecom companies offer are available in two different categories: long-term expiry and monthly renewal. The first category of a prepaid mobile plan is for people who do not have to call anybody except occasionally. The second category is for people who need to call their friends frequently. This page only lists monthly renewal plans as students need to call their friends or potential employer frequently (when they are applying for a job). This list is not ordered in terms of pricing or features so it is upon you to decide which is the most suitable plan for you.

Amaysim $30 unlimited plan

Amaysim is one of the most popular brands of prepaid mobile plans when it comes to affordability. It uses the Optus network which is one of the big telecom networks in Australia and it offers prepaid plans that start from $10/month. If you want to use VOIP services (such as Facebook messenger, Viber or WhatsApp) to call overseas, then this plan will work for you. In $10 every 28 days you can call anywhere in Australia as standard calls, SMS and MMS to mobiles are landlines are included in the plan. You will also get 2GB of data every month in this plan and additional data will cost you $10/1 GB. If you want the international calls to be included in your plan, they offer another best value plan at $30/month that includes 50 GB data and unlimited international calls to mobiles and landlines in 28 countries.

Most affordable planBest value plan
Unlimited 2 GB

·         2 GB data (usually 1 GB)

·         Addition data (if you run out) is $10/GB

Unlimited talk & text

·         Standard calls, SMS and MMS to mobiles & landlines

·         Calls to 13 & 18 numbers, and voicemail

Renewal

·         Renews every 28 days for $10

·         First renewal $5 only. Ongoing is $10 every 28 days

Unlimited 50 GB

·         50 GB data (usually 30 GB)

·         Additional data (if you run out) is 7.2c/MB or $10/GB

Unlimited talk & text

·         Standard calls, SMS and MMS to mobiles & landlines

·         Calls to 13 & 18 numbers, and voicemail

Unlimited international

·         Standard talk to mobiles & landlines in 28 countries

·         Standard SMS & MMS to mobiles in selected countries

Renewal

·         Renews for $30 every 28 days

·         First renewal $9 only. Ongoing is $30 every 28 days

Lebara $24.90 unlimited plan

Lebara is also offering affordable plans for a very long time. It uses Vodafone 4G network which is also one of the biggest telecom networks in Australia. At the moment it is offering prepaid plans from $14.90 to $69.90 per 30 days. The first plan that includes unlimited national standard calls and text starts at $14.90 and this plan also includes up to 300 international minutes and 3 GB data. Another plan that gives unlimited national and international calls text (up to 20 countries) and 15 GB data comes for $24.90 per month.

Most affordable planBest value plan
Extra small starter pack

3 GB

·         3 GB data

Unlimited talk & text

·         Standard calls and text to mobiles & landlines

Up to 300 international minutes

·         Standard talk to mobiles & landlines in some countries

·         $3 international credit for calls and text to other countries

Renewal

Renews for $14.90 every 30 days

Small starter pack

15 GB

·         15 GB data for the first 3 months (12 GB from the third recharge)

Unlimited talk & text

·         Standard calls and text to mobiles & landlines

Unlimited international

·         Standard talk and text to mobiles & landlines in 20 countries

·         $5 international credit for calls and text to other countries

Renewal

·         Renews for $24.90 every 30 days

Boost $30 unlimited plan

Boost also offers affordable plans but not as compared to other providers. However, you have this provider as an alternative service provider. At the moment Boost is offering $20 prepaid plan that includes 5 GB of data with data rollover to use in the next recharge, unlimited calls and text to standard Australian numbers, unlimited international calls and text to 20 selected countries, 100 standard minutes and text to 35 selected countries and free data on apple music streaming. If you upgrade to $30 plan, you can get additional 30 GB data.

Most affordable planBest value plan
$20 prepaid plan

5 GB data

·         5 GB data and rollover to use in next recharge

·         Free data for Apple music streaming

Unlimited talk & text

·         Standard calls and text to mobiles & landlines

Unlimited international

·         Standard talk and text to mobiles & landlines in 20 countries

·         100 international minutes and text to 35 countries

Renewal

Renews for $20 every 28 days

$30 prepaid plan

35 GB data

·         35 GB data and rollover to use in next recharge

·         Free data for Apple music streaming

Unlimited talk & text

·         Standard calls and text to mobiles & landlines

Unlimited international

·         Standard talk and text to mobiles & landlines in 20 countries

·         100 international minutes and text to 35 countries

Renewal

Renews for $30 every 28 days

TPG $39.99 plan

TPG is a very popular brand when it comes to home internet bundles. But it offers mobile plans as well which is also among the affordable plans on the market. It is not as cheaper as plans offered by other providers if you also need international calls to be included. However, if you do not care about international calls then it offers cheaper deals. At the moment, TPG is offering a plan for $10/month that includes 6 GB of data and unlimited calls within Australia. If you need to call overseas frequently, then there is a plan that costs $20/month in which you can get 30 GB of data, unlimited calls within Australia and 100 international minutes.

Most affordable planBest value plan
$19.99 plan

6 GB

·         6 GB data

Unlimited talk & text

·         Standard calls and text to mobiles & landlines

Renewal

·         Renews for $10 every month (for first 6 months)

·         Renews for $19.99 every month (after 6 months)

 

$39.99 plan

30 GB

·         30 GB data

Unlimited talk & text

·         Standard calls and text to mobiles & landlines

International minutes

·         100 international minutes to selected countries

Renewal

·         Renews for $20 every month (for first 6 months)

·         Renews for $39.99 every month (after 6 months)

Aldi $25 plan

Aldi is a discount supermarket chain in Australia that has its headquarters in Germany. Aldi offers affordable prices when it comes to grocery shopping and Australians love to purchase groceries from Aldi. It also offers prepaid mobile plans which are also quite affordable. Even though most people prefer to purchase prepaid (or postpaid) mobile plans from telecom companies, some consider Aldi as a good alternative. At the moment it is offering 4 different monthly prepaid plans starting from $15/month to $45/month.

Most affordable planBest value plan
$15 plan

3 GB

·         3 GB data

·         Continuous data rollover

Unlimited talk & text

·         Standard calls and text to mobiles & landlines

Renewal

·         Renews for $15 every month

$25 plan

18 GB

·         18 GB data (+5 GB bonus data)

·         Continuous data rollover

Unlimited talk & text

·         Standard calls and text to mobiles & landlines

Unlimited international

·         Standard international calls and text to 15 countries

Renewal

·         Renews for $25 every month

Conclusion

You may have noticed from the list above that the prices of prepaid mobile plans offered by these service providers are quite competitive and they provide almost similar features in their popular plans. There are many other providers who offer similar price ranges and similar features among which Telstra, Vodafone and Optus are the biggest telecom companies. As mentioned in the last point, supermarket chains also have their own prepaid mobile services among which Coles and Woolworth are popular. It is upon you to decide which one you want to buy. You can also buy postpaid plans if you need smartphones as well but some people prefer to buy SIM-only plans if they already have a smartphone.

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