Best iPhone 13 Pro plans in Australia

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  • Best plan overall

    $55 Optus Choice Plan

    $55/mth
    80GB data
  • Cheapest plan

    Vodafone $40 Lite Plan

    $40/mth
    40GB data
  • Best big-data plan

    Vodafone $85 Ultra+ Plan

    $85/mth
    Unlimited data
  • Best 5G plan

    Telstra $115 XL Plan

    $65/mth for first year
    180GB data
  • Best Telstra plan

    Telstra $115 XL Plan

    $65/mth for first year
    180GB data

It’s hard to believe another year’s gone by and, once again, we’re staring down the barrel of a brand-new iPhone lineup. But as last year proved, the Apple machine stops for no pandemic, and the iPhone 13 Pro has arrived right on schedule, tempting photography buffs everywhere. As per usual, it’s available through the Big Three (Telstra, Optus and Vodafone) for what is essentially the same monthly price. The only thing you have to decide is which plan to go for. Lucky for you, we’ve done all the hard work, digging up the best iPhone 13 Pro plans for every user. Let’s dig in.

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Best iPhone 13 Pro plan overall: $55 Optus Choice Plan

  • Monthly data: 80GB
  • Monthly plan price: $55
  • Duration: 12, 24 or 36 months
  • Network: Optus 4G/5G

When assessing phone plans, we take into account everything from price and data to coverage and perks to find the ultimate all-rounder. With that in mind, our pick for the best iPhone 13 Pro plan overall has to be the $55 Optus Choice Plus Plan. It’s kind of like the Goldilocks of iPhone plans, catering to those who want lots of data and reliable coverage without breaking the bank.

For your money, you’ll get a very decent 80GB of data to use every month, unlimited talk and text in Australia, unlimited standard international calls to 35 destinations, a bonus subscription to Optus Sport and OS Fitness and access to Optus’ growing 5G network. Oh, and if you happen to go over your data limit, you won’t pay any excess data charges – you’ll just be capped at speeds of 1.5Mbps until your plan resets.

While we reckon Optus’ $55 offering is the top pick for those wanting the best balance of features and value, there are plenty of plans out there to choose from. If our pick doesn’t suit your needs, you might find what you’re looking for in the most popular iPhone 13 Pro plans from each provider below.

Cheapest iPhone 13 Pro plan: Vodafone $40 Lite Plan

  • Monthly data: 40GB (10GB + 30GB bonus)
  • Monthly plan price: $40
  • Duration: 12, 24 or 36 months
  • Network: Vodafone 4G/5G

The words “cheap” and “iPhone” don’t exactly go hand in hand, but there are a few options for hopeful iPhone 13 Pro owners who want to keep their monthly bill low(ish). Firstly, you’ll want to opt for a 36-month repayment plan. No, you won’t pay it off as soon as you would a 24-month plan, but it will lower that monthly handset fee quite a bit.

Finding the cheapest iPhone 13 Pro plan is as simple as looking at the cheapest SIM plans available right now through Telstra, Optus and Vodafone. Unsurprisingly, the title goes to Vodafone. For $40 per month (on top of your monthly handset cost), you’ll get 40GB of monthly data (comprised of 10GB and 30GB bonus data), unlimited talk and text in Oz and three months of Amazon Music Unlimited (valued at $11.99 per month) for free. Vodafone’s $40 Lite Plan is also available on a 24-month repayment arrangement if you’d prefer to pay your handset off quicker.

Here’s a rundown of the cheapest iPhone 13 Pro plans available right now.

Best big data Phone 13 Pro plan: Vodafone $85 Ultra+ Plan

  • Monthly data: Unlimited full-speed data (with 30GB for hotspot connections)
  • Monthly plan price: $85
  • Duration: 12, 24 or 36 months
  • Network: Vodafone 4G/5G

If your approach to mobile data is “go big or go home”, we’ve got just the thing for you. Vodafone’s $85 Ultra+ plan comes with unlimited data. And no, we don’t mean speed-capped “endless” or “infinite” data – we mean actual unlimited full-speed data. Throw in 5G network access, unlimited talk and text in Australia and unlimited international minutes to Zone 1 countries (with 300 mins to Zone 2 countries) and it’s a pretty chock-a-block deal.

Of course, there is one (very slight) catch with Vodafone’s unlimited phone plan, and it affects how you use that unlimited data. Basically, Vodafone has capped hotspot data (i.e. using your phone’s internet connection with other devices) at 30GB per month. It’s basically their way of ensuring customers aren’t using the plan to replace their home internet connection.

If you’re keen on lots of data but want to take full advantage of your new iPhone’s 5G speeds, you’ll want a plan that’s got the network to support it. Speaking of…

Best 5G iPhone 13 Pro plan: Telstra $115 Extra Large Upfront Plan

  • Monthly data: 180GB
  • Monthly plan price: $65 (for first 12 months)
  • Duration: 12, 24 or 36 months
  • Network: Telstra 4G/5G

Unsurprisingly, Australia’s biggest telco is also the one with the fastest-growing 5G network. Telstra hit 75% 5G coverage of Australia’s population in June, putting it leaps and bounds ahead of Optus and Vodafone’s comparatively much slower-growing networks. Come time for the launch of the iPhone 14, the playing field may have evened out significantly, but for now, Telstra is the best option for those wanting to make the most of their iPhone 13 Pro’s 5G speed capabilities.

Unfortunately, that superior 5G coverage comes at a cost. The cheapest 5G-enabled Telstra iPhone 13 Pro plan is still pretty expensive at $65 per month, which is what you’ll pay for the $115 Extra Large Plan for the first 12 months of your service when you preorder your device. That said, it comes with a huge 180GB of monthly data as standard along with data-sharing on eligible plans and unlimited talk and text in Australia. It’s also contract-free, so you’re free to jump onto a cheaper plan when the cost reverts to $115 per month.

If you’d rather pay less and are happy to wait for Optus or Vodafone’s 5G networks to catch up, here are their most popular iPhone 13 Pro plans with 5G access.

Best Telstra iPhone 13 Pro plan: Telstra $115 Extra Large Upfront Plan

  • Monthly data: 180GB
  • Monthly plan price: $65 (for first 12 months)
  • Duration: 12, 24 or 36 months
  • Network: Telstra 4G/5G

You probably know this already, but Telstra’s beefy network comes at a premium price. And although their $55 Small Upfront Plan sounds like good value on paper (and would have been our top pick), it strangely doesn’t include 5G access. Therefore, our top pick for the iPhone 13 Pro through Telstra is the same $115 Extra Large Upfront Plan as above.

If you’re after the best Telstra plan, the $115 Extra Large Upfront Plan (which costs just $65 for the first 12 months thanks to a preorder deal) is what you’re looking for, offering a gargantuan 180GB data allowance each month, unlimited talk and text in Australia and perks like data sharing across up to 10 eligible services.

Keen to see how it compares to other Telstra plans? Take a look at the most popular Telstra iPhone 13 Pro plans below (but keep in mind, the $55 Small Plan doesn’t include 5G access).

Best Vodafone iPhone 13 Pro plan: Vodafone $55 Super Plan

  • Monthly data: 150GB (60GB + 90GB bonus)
  • Monthly plan price: $55
  • Duration: 12, 24 or 36 months
  • Network: Vodafone 4G/5G

For those who live in a metropolitan area, don’t spend too much time in the boondocks and aren’t super fussed about 5G coverage, you’ll save a decent amount of cash by ordering your iPhone 13 Pro through Vodafone. For the best overall value Vodafone plan, our top pick is the $55 Super Plan.

Currently, this plan comes with a staggering 150GB data (60GB standard + 90GB bonus), and if you somehow manage to go over that limit, you can still stream, shop and browse at speeds up to 10Mbps.

Of course, you’ve always got the option of buying your iPhone 13 Pro outright and getting a SIM from a Vodafone MVNO if you want to stick with the Vodafone network but pay less for your plan. Still, if you’d rather pay your device off over time, here are the most popular Vodafone iPhone 13 Pro plans currently available.

Best Optus iPhone 13 Pro plan: $55 Optus Choice Plus Plan

  • Monthly data: 80GB
  • Monthly plan price: $55
  • Duration: 12, 24 or 36 months
  • Network: Optus 4G/5G

Though it doesn’t offer the same coverage as Telstra or the same value for money as Vodafone, Optus is more than worth considering for iPhone 13 Pro shoppers who want a bit of everything – lower costs, good coverage, plenty of data and a few extra perks to sweeten the deal.

Take the $55 Optus Choice Plus Plan, for example. It offers a generous 80GB of monthly data and no excess data charges (although your speeds will be capped at 1.5Mbps), plus a bonus Optus Sport and OS Fitness subscription, valued at $14.99.

Not quite right? Check out the most popular Optus iPhone 13 Pro plans available below.