The Best iPhone Plans in Australia September 2019: iPhone 11 and iPhone XS
What are the best iPhone plans available this month in Australia?
For a while there, iPhone was synonymous with smartphone, but there’s plenty of stiff competition out there today. Still, if you want to remain or become part of the reliability and consistency of the iPhone ecosystem, you should expect to pay for the pleasure.
There’s the upfront option, which’ll set you back more than a grand per new iPhone, or you can opt for a plan that has you sagely paying off your new shiny iPhone over the course of a 24-month period. That’s where we step in to help.
Plans for the recently announced iPhone 11 have been revealed and as expected, Vodafone is doing a cracking deal if you want to balance budget and big data.
For everything else, we use the iPhone XS 64GB model as our main model for comparisons, but our monthly recommendations will likely be worthy considerations for other new models, too. In September, the best iPhone XS plan comes from Vodafone with its $45 Red Plan for an affordable option that bundles 30GB of data.
If you just balked at 30GB being insufficient to your monthly needs, Telstra offers a worthy alternative in September with its Medium Mobile Plan. For not too much more than the Vodafone plan, you’ll score double the data with a first-party connection to the impressive Telstra network.
Best iPhone 11 plan overall September 2019
Before we added iPhone 11 plans this month, it was a pretty clean sweep for Vodafone, and nothing has changed with the introduction of Apple’s latest. As expected, the Vodafone $45 Red Plan strikes the perfect balance for budget and big data. The $45 Red Plus plan will cost you $94.95 per month in total if you want the new 64GB iPhone 11 at no upfront cost. That plan gives you unlimited standard calls and text, 1000 international minutes to Zone 1 countries (and 100 minutes to Zone 2) and 30GB of data.
Double that data
If 30GB is a little lite for your data appetite, you can double that data for a little extra dosh every month. Optus his selling the iPhone 11 64GB on its $65 My Plan Plus for $106 per month. That gives you 60GB of data and unlimited standard national calls and text. Plus, there’s the added benefit of the Optus 4G network (the second largest network in Australia).
Best iPhone XS plan overall September 2019
If the lowest cost and best value means everything to you, you can’t go wrong with Vodafone’s $45 Red Plan for everyday use. This is one of the cheapest iPhone plans out there, which amounts to $112.50 per month on a 24-month contract. You’ll score 30GB of data per month to use with your new iPhone XS 64GB, and there are options for how you can handle busting that cap.
The main $45 Red Plan automatically charges $10 per gigabyte of extra data you use each month. Go with the Red Plus Plan, though, and there aren’t any extra data charges past 30GB, but your speeds will be capped at 1.5Mbps for the rest of the month.
We’d also like to flag that these options are also relevant as best for everyday use with other iPhone handsets, too: the iPhone XR, iPhone XS Max, iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus are other Apple alternatives on this Vodafone plan.
Best iPhone XS plan for high data usage September 2019
If you fancy more data to stream content on Apple’s largest Super Retina display, Telstra is well worth a look. In September, Telstra takes out our big-data pole position with its Medium Mobile Plan. The plan itself costs $60 per month, with an additional $68 dedicated to paying off your new iPhone XS 64GB model over the course of 24 months.
At a combined monthly cost of $128 and a 24-month contract repayment of $3,072, the telco that cops a bad rap for charging more for less is actually offering one of the cheapest plans for data lovers. The 60GB you get with this plan is double that of our Vodafone winner in the everyday-use category, and it only costs an extra $15.50 per month for the data bump.
Better still for those worried about blitzing past that 60GB cap, there aren’t any excess data charges either as speeds are slowed to 1.5Mbps until the next month ticks over. Naturally, the main perk of any Telstra plan is the expansive national network and 4GX speeds.
On top of this, the Medium Mobile Plan also includes some handy data-free inclusions to preserve the cap. There’s unmetered Apple Music streaming as well as data-free streaming of AFL, NRL, netball and A-League. On top of this, savvy WiFi hotspotters can preserve even more data by tapping into Telstra’s expansive (albeit slower) Telstra Air WiFi network.