4G Prepaid Plans

Compare All 4G Prepaid Plans

4G Prepaid Plans are now available from all three of the 4G network providers in Australia. Whilst 4G doesn’t apply to every prepaid mobile plan available today, there are lots of options and you should choose wisely to ensure you get the most out of your 4G experience. We recommend atleast 1GB of data. You will likely find that your data usage will increase with 4G. Your phone will want more of it and so will you.

The network coverage available today is limited mainly to capital cities and the surrounding metro suburbs but all carriers (Telstra, Optus and Vodafone) are fast expanding their foot print. Vodafone have made a commitment to limit their coverage to capital cities at this stage to ensure they can give you the best and fastest speeds they can offer.

Does per MB or per KB data increments make a difference. Most of the 4G prepaid plans come with per KB increments including those from Optus, Telstra, Vodafone and even Yatango. With per KB increments you can rest assured that should your phone experience connectivity issues and you have regular breaks in internet connection, your data allowance will not be used up by the rounding implemented when per MB increments are used. My personal experience in moving from per KB to a 4G plan with per MB increments has shown me that the arguement around increments is probably over-rated.

Before you jump into any 4G prepaid mobile plan, you would be best to check out how the coverage applies to where you live, work or study. You can do so via these links: Telstra 4G Coverage, Optus 4G Coverage, Vodafone 4G Coverage.

The following table provides some insight into the coverage offered for Melbourne as at November 2015.

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Quick Summary

ProviderProductCall Rate1Flag FallTXTExpiry2Call CreditDataExtrasValue3Buy Now
amaysim unlimitedUnlimited $29.90UnlimitedUnlimited28Unlimited Calls/TXT/MMS3GB
Optus 3G/4G
Data charged p/KBUnlimited CallsBuy Amaysim
amaysim unlimitedUnlimited $39.90UnlimitedUnlimited28Unlimited Calls/TXT/MMS7GB
Optus 3G/4G
Data charged p/KBUnlimited CallsBuy Amaysim
amaysim unlimitedUnlimited $49.90UnlimitedUnlimited28Unlimited Calls/TXT/MMS + 300 mins intern9GB
Optus 3G/4G
Data charged p/KBUnlimited CallsBuy Amaysim
optus prepaidMy Prepaid Daily Plus $2/DayUnlimitedUnlimited180Unlimited calls/TXT/MMS500MB/day
Optus 4G
Data charged p/KBUnlimited CallsBuy Optus
optus prepaidUltimate $40UnlimitedUnlimited28Unlimited calls/TXT/MMS + $10 credit + select intern calls 6GB
Optus 4G
Data charged p/KBUnlimited CallsBuy Optus
optus prepaidUltimate $50UnlimitedUnlimited28Unlimited Calls/TXT/MMS + $15 + select intern calls 8.5GB
Optus 4G
Data charged p/KBUnlimited CallsBuy Optus
Vodafone Prepaid MobileCombo $30UnlimitedUnlimited28Unlimited Calls/TXT/MMS + $30 Credit2GB
Vodafone 4G
Data charged p/KB, Excess $2/MBUnlimited CallsBuy Vodafone
Vodafone Prepaid MobileCombo $50UnlimitedUnlimited28Unlimited calls/TXT/MMS + $50 credit + 90 min intern7.5GB
Vodafone 4G
Data charged p/KB, Excess $2/MBUnlimited CallsBuy Vodafone
telstra prepaid logoPrepaid Plus - $3089c39cUnlimited28$700 + $30 Recharge Credit + $200 intern + unlimited Telstra1.3GB + 1.3GB night
Telstra 4G
Data charged p/KB, Excess $2/MB$2.17/322 CallsBuy Telstra
telstra prepaid logoPrepaid Plus - $50Unlimited28Unlimited Calls/TXT/MMS + $50 Recharge Credit + $550 intern4GB + 4GB night
Telstra 4G
Data charged p/KB, Excess $2/MBUnlimited CallsBuy Telstra
Yomojo Mobile PlansUnlimited $39.90UnlimitedUnlimited30Unlimited Calls/TXT/MMS9GB
Optus 3G/4G
Data charged p/KBUnlimited CallsBuy Yomojo
Yomojo Mobile PlansUnlimited $44.90UnlimitedUnlimited30Unlimited Calls/TXT/MMS12GB
Optus 3G/4G
Data charged p/KBUnlimited CallsBuy Yomojo
virgin mobile logo 2013Cap - $2990c40c28$450 Calls/TXT, Unlimited to Virgin2GB
Optus 4G
Data charged p/KB, Excess 0.2c/KB$2.20/204 CallsBuy Virgin
tpg mobile phone plansT4GIIIUnlimitedUnlimited30Unlimited Calls/TXT/MMS5GB
Vodafone 4G
Data charged p/KB, Excess $10/GBUnlimited CallsBuy TPG
boost mobile prepaid plansPlan $40UnlimitedUnlimited28Unlimited Calls/TXT/MMS + unlimited to 10 countries5GB + 1GB each weekend
Telstra 4G
Data charged p/KBUnlimited CallsBuy Boost
boost mobile prepaid plansPlan $50UnlimitedUnlimited28Unlimited Calls/TXT/MMS + unlimited to 10 countries7GB + 1GB each weekend
Telstra 4G
Data charged p/KBUnlimited CallsBuy Boost
prepaid mobile data - Hello Mobile UnlimitedUnlimited $40UnlimitedUnlimited30Unlimited Calls/TXT/MMS4GB
Vodafone 4G
Data charged p/MBUnlimited CallsBuy Hello
ALDI Mobile Prepaid Mobile PlansXXL $45UnlimitedUnlimited30Unlimited Calls/TXT/MMS + 300 mins intern7GB
Telstra 4G
Data charged p/25KBUnlimited CallsBuy Aldi
kogan prepaid mobile plans5XL $36.95UnlimitedUnlimited30Unlimited Calls/TXT/MMS5GB
Vodafone 4G
Data charged p/KBUnlimited CallsBuy Kogan
lebara prepaid mobile plansMega Plan $39.90UnlimitedUnlimited30Unlimited Calls/TXT7GB
Vodafone 4G
Data charged p/KBUnlimited CallsBuy Lebara

1: call rate per minute.  ^Rates charged per 30 secs   2: expiry in days. 3 – cost of a 2 minute call. Number of 2 minute calls made using credit provided to any network (excludes calls within network). Where no minimum credit is indicated, $20 is used.