Compare Sim Only Mobile Plans for 3G Data
Sim Only Mobile Plans are mobile plans with no set contract term, just a month to month arrangement where you are charged a monthly access fee for as long as you choose to stay. A Sim Only Mobile Plan will in many instances offer better value than a prepaid mobile plan. The Sim Only Mobile Plans listed below have been personally selected because they offer the best value when it comes to mobile 3G data.
If you have just purchased a smart phone or are looking to use your existing mobile phone to surf the world wide web (or social network services such as Facebook or Twitter), then these plans should form your short list. The table below compares what is on offer from each provider (sorted by 3G and 4G options), the increments that the data is counted by and how much additional data will cost.
Best Sim Only Mobile 3G Data Offers
|Amaysim Unlimited $44.90||5GB||1MB||5c/MB||Unlimited Calls/TXT/MMS||Optus 3G||Buy Amaysim|
|Caps $30||500MB||1MB||$2/MB||$500 Call/TXT||Optus 3G||Buy Club Telco|
|Ultimate $42.95||3GB||200KB||2.5c/MB||Unlimited Calls/TXT/MMS||Vodafone 3G||Buy Think Mobile|
|$40 Plan||1GB||10KB||20c/MB||Unlimited Calls/TXT/MMS||Vodafone 3G||Buy Transact Mobile|
|Ultimate $42.95||3GB||200KB||10c/MB||Unlimited Calls/TXT/MMS||Vodafone 3G||Buy Reward Mobile|
|$50 Red||3GB||1KB||$10/1GB||Unlimited Calls/TXT + 300 mins intern||Vodafone 3G/4G||Buy Vodafone|
|BYO Sim $65||2GB||1KB||1c/MB||Unlimited Calls/TXT/MMS||Optus 3G/4G||Buy Optus|
|Exesim Plus $39.99||3GB||1MB||5c/MB||$650 Calls + Unlimited TXT||Optus 3G/4G||Buy Exetel|
|PowerPlan $57||3GB||1MB||4c/MB||Unlimited Calls/TXT/MMS||Optus 3G/4G||Buy Vaya|
|Rapid - XL $60||3GB||1KB||4c/MB||Unlimited Calls/TXT/MMS||Optus 3G/4G||Buy Live Connected|
|Extra Large - $27||2.5GB||1MB||0.6c/MB||50 minutes + 50 TXT||Optus 3G/4G||Buy Spintel|
|Casual - S||500MB||1KB||3c/MB||$550 Credit + unlimited TXT||Telstra 3G/4G||Buy Telstra|
|$50 Plan ($40)||2GB||1KB||5.2c||$500 Credit + unlimited to Virgin||Optus 3G/4G||Buy Virgin Mobile|
|Inspire $20||200MB||1KB||25c/MB||$200 Credit||Optus 3G/4G||Buy Bendigo Telco|
The key consideration regarding data increments is how the rounding is applied when your data session is closed (by you or the network). Where increments are p/MB, this means that when the data session closes your data for that session will be rounded up to the nearest MB. So if in that session you’ve consumed 8.6MB, this will be counted as 9MB, if you’ve consumed 0.1MB this will count as 1MB. This is where p/KB can make a difference. Where you have consumed 8.6MB, you will actually on be charged for 8.6MB, where you have used 100KB (or 0.1MB) that is all you will be charged.