The Best 365 Day Prepaid Plans Available in Australia

Get Nan on the blower, we’ve rounded up the best long-expiry prepaid plans for low-usage customers.
  • Best 90-day expiry

    Kogan Extra Large

    3.5 out of 5 overall
    Best value
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  • Best 12-month expiry

    Telstra $300 Pre-Paid Max

    4.5 out of 5 overall
    Best for data
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  • Best 180-day expiry

    Lebara Large Plan

    4 out of 5 overall
    International inclusions
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  • Best Telstra network

    Boost $150 Prepaid

    4 out of 5 overall
    Great promotional offers
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There’s one type of prepaid plan low-usage customers like my Nan won’t give up without a fight, the trusty 365 day long-expiry plan.

There was a time when the phrases long-expiry and great value would never be uttered in the same sentence. Typically, long-expiry plans would feature the minimum inclusions, used more for receiving calls than making them (or parking a phone number).

When the weight of smartphone usage began to shift from calls and text to data usage, and background data became a consideration, many who had been comfortably plodding along on $150 to $200 per year began burning through that amount in a matter of days. But these days, you can hook yourself up with a long-expiry prepaid plan with plenty of data to keep you afloat in a sea of software updates and cute cat videos. Let’s take a look at the best 365 day prepaid plans available in Australia.

The best 365 day prepaid mobile plan

When it comes to value for data, there are a few clear winners across 3-month, 6-month and 12-month long-expiry plans. Kogan Mobile offers the best value for the shortest long-expiry prepaid option with its 90-day prepaid recharge. If you’re after a long life prepaid plan with a 12-month expiry, then Telstra is the best choice when it comes to data per dollar value. Telstra MVNO Boost Mobile is also giving Telstra a run for its money with its $150 Prepaid offering up generous data promotions at the time of writing.  If you’re looking for something in between, you can’t really go past Lebara’s 180-day prepaid recharge.

The best prepaid mobile plan on the Telstra network

The best 180-day prepaid mobile plan

The best 90-day prepaid mobile plan

Those are the best value long-life expiry prepaid plans on the market but what about the other big telcos? What are they offering?

Optus Long-Expiry

Optus offers a huge variety of long expiry prepaid options but the majority of them don’t actually include any data and instead charge per MB used (which is deducted from your recharge amount). This is an archaic pricing model but Optus does have options for long expiry prepaid with included data. Here’s what’s on offer:

Vodafone Long-Expiry

Like Optus, Vodafone still offers a selection of long expiry prepaid plans that charge by the MB. However, when it comes to long expiry prepaid, Pay As You Go is your only option with Vodafone. There are no long expiry prepaid plans with Vodafone if you want data inclusions with your recharge. Here are the Pay As You Go plans offered by Vodafone.

Telstra Long Life

As we mentioned up top, Telstra has some seriously good value prepaid plans that include an allotted amount of data to burn through. But if you or a family member have incredibly low smartphone usage habits, Telstra also offers similar Pay As You Go options to Optus and Vodafone. Here is Telstra’s current lineup of long expiry prepaid plans:

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Recent Updates: 1 month ago
Editor Georgia Tan adds the best 365 day prepaid plan on the Telstra network to our top picks for 2020.

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