The Big Four iPhone 5 Plans

By Mike Wheeler

This week sees the launch of the iPhone 5 and the Telcos are salivating at the thought of the bump in profits the handset will give their coffers. So who is offering the best plan. Well, like any handset plan, it can be subjective, so we’ve gotten the main plans for the big four  vendors – Optus, Telstra, Virgin Mobile and Vodafone.

By Mike Wheeler

This week sees the launch of the iPhone 5 and the Telcos are salivating at the thought of the bump in profits the handset will give their coffers. So who is offering the best plan. Well, like any handset plan, it can be subjective, so we’ve gotten the main plans for the big four  vendors – Optus, Telstra, Virgin Mobile and Vodafone.

Optus

  • $30 plan – gives you 200MB of data, $200 worth of phone calls/SMS and unlimited access to Social Networking apps. You have to pay an extra $18 a month for a 16GB handset, $22 for a 32GB device and $27 for a 64GB unit.
  • $60 plan – includes 1.5GB of data, $650 worth of calls, and unlimited standard SMS and access to social networking sites. You have to pay an extra $6 a month for a 16GB handset, $10 for a 32GB device and $15 for a 64GB unit.
  • $80 plan – offers up 2GB of data, $850 worth of calls, and unlimited standard SMS and access to social networking sites. There is no charge for a 16GB handset, however the 32GB device with set you back $2 and $7 for a 64GB unit.

Telstra
Telstra structure its plans differently from Optus in that they offer small large and medium plans on all three versions of the device.
16GB

  • $67 plan – $600 talk/MMS, plus 1GB of data and unlimited texts
  • $80 plan – $800 talk/MMS, plus 1.5GB of data and unlimited texts
  • $100 plan – $900 talk/MMS, plus 2GB of data and unlimited texts

32GB

  • $71 plan – $600 talk/MMS, plus 1GB of data and unlimited texts
  • $86 plan – $800 talk/MMS, plus 1.5GB of data and unlimited texts
  • $103 plan – $900 talk/MMS, plus 2GB of data and unlimited texts

64GB

  • $77 plan – $600 talk/MMS, plus 1GB of data and unlimited texts
  • $92 plan – $800 talk/MMS, plus 1.5GB of data and unlimited texts
  • $108 plan – $900 talk/MMS, plus 2GB of data and unlimited texts

Vodafone
Vodafone has only provided plans on the 16GB iPhone.

  • $66 plan includes $700 of talk time with unlimited standard calls to family and friends on Vodafone, infinite txt (standard and international) plus 1GB of data
  • $80 plan includes infinite standard national voice calls, infinite standard calls to your friends on Vodafone and 3, Infinite txt (standard and international) plus 2GB of data

Virgin Mobile
16GB

  • $47 includes $450 text and calls, plus 250MB of data
  • $53 includes $650 text and calls, plus 500MB of data
  • $59 includes $400 text and calls, plus 2GB of data
  • $65 includes $700 text and calls, plus 3GB of data
  • $89 includes unlimited text and calls, plus 4GB of data

32GB

  • $52 includes $450 text and calls, plus 250MB of data
  • $58 includes $650 text and calls, plus 500MB of data
  • $64 includes $400 text and calls, plus 2GB of data
  • $70 includes $700 text and calls, plus 3GB of data
  • $89 includes unlimited text and calls, plus 4GB of data

64GB

  • $56 includes $450 text and calls, plus 250MB of data
  • $62 includes $650 text and calls, plus 500MB of data
  • $68 includes $400 text and calls, plus 2GB of data
  • $74 includes $700 text and calls, plus 3GB of data
  • $92 includes unlimited text and calls, plus 4GB of data

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