iPhone 7 Plans
The iPhone 7 has recently launched, and it’s being offered by Telstra, Optus, Vodafone and Virgin. While a lot of providers are already out of stock, here’s a quick look at good deals from each carrier for when they come back.
Optus is offering unlimited national calls and SMS within Australia as well as 3.5GB of data on their ‘$65 My Plan Plus’. Including the 32GB iPhone 7 this plan will cost $79 per month, the 128GB model will cost $91 per month, and the massive 256GB will cost $97 per month. iPhone 7 Plus models on the plan will cost $90 per month for 32GB, $100 per month for 128GB, and $106 per month for 256GB. Optus also offers a 15GB data plan starting at $100 per month.
Telstra’s plans look significantly more expensive, with one of the cheaper ones offering unlimited national calls and texts within Australia, and 3GB of data on the ‘$75 Go Mobile Plus’ plan. The 32GB iPhone 7 on this plan will cost $94 per month, 128GB models will cost $104 per month, and 256GB models will cost $113 per month. iPhone 7 Plus models range at 32GB for $107 per month, 128GB for $115 per month, and 256GB for $121 per month. Telstra also offers a ‘$55 Go Mobile Plus’ plan which is a little cheaper, but only offers 1GB of data, or there is a ‘$95 Go Mobile Plus Plan’ offering 8GB of data for slightly more on average.
Vodafone is offering extra data on their ‘$60 Red Plan’ bringing unlimited national calls and texts along with 4GB of data. The 32GB iPhone 7 on this plan will cost $83 per month, 128GB will cost $91 per month, and 256GB will cost $98 per month. iPhone 7 Plus models start at 32GB for $94 per month, 128GB for $103 per month, and 256GB for $108 per month. If you’re after more data, Vodafone also offers a 16GB data plan starting at $102 per month.
Virgin is offering a lot of data for a reasonable price on the ‘$60 Phone Plan’, which provides unlimited calls and SMS with 5GB of data. On this plan, the iPhone 7 starts at $79 per month for 32GB, $93 per month for 128GB, and $97 per month for 256GB. The iPhone 7 Plus will cost $90 per month for 32GB, $100 per month for 128GB, and $106 per month for 256GB. If you’re hungry for more data, Virgin is offering an excellent deal that provides 15GB of data starting at $100 per month ($105 for the iPhone 7 Plus) and up to $120 per month with the 256GB iPhone 7 Plus.
Vaya is another option, but requires you to buy the phone outright before moving onto a sim-only plan. $36 per month will net you 8GB of data on Optus’ network.
Out of these plans I would probably pick Virgin’s 15GB plan as the best value thanks to the extra data offered, as well as the lower price point. If you’ve got the option, a sim-only plan like Vaya might save you money in the long run, provided you can shell out for the handset up front. Vodafone’s plans are also quite competitive overall, offering a good amount of data at a reasonable price.