Best Mobile Phone Plans in June 2020

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Every month, Australia keeps a keen eye on the comings and goings of the mobile market to offer insight, analysis, and recommendations for the best mobile phone plans available. We segment our awards into a few categories: Phone Plans, SIM-Only Plans, Mobile Data Plans, iPhone Plans, with smaller award categories for plans on each mobile network, Telstra, Vodafone, and Optus. Our deep-dive weighs up the cost and inclusions for every major Australian telco and MVNO so you can find the best mobile plan suited for you ,whether you’re looking for an iPhone, a Google Pixel, or just more data to get you through the month. Here are our top picks for the best mobile phone plans this month.

Best Mobile Phone Plan for June

Optus $49 Choice Plan

Continuing its winning streak, the Optus $49 Choice plan remains the best option if you’re looking for a brand new handset. Not only is it one of the cheapest ways to bundle an iPhone 11, 11 Pro, iPhone SE, or Samsung Galaxy S20, it’s also available in three flexible payment terms (12, 24 or 36 months), with the monthly cost increasing or decreasing depending on the contract duration you choose.

It’s worth noting up top that Vodafone’s $50 Red Plus plan has taken over for Optus as the best iPhone plan this month. More on that further down the page.

For more information on what it’s like to be an Optus customer, head over to our Optus Mobile review.

Here’s a quick summary of what that plan gets you.

  • 60GB of monthly data
  • Unlimited standard national calls and text
  • Unlimited international calls and text to 35 countries
  • 6 months of Apple Music
  • Optus Sport subscription

The plan itself is, technically, month-to-month, so you can bump up to a pricier plan (or pay $10 extra for double 5G data) if you find 60GB isn’t enough to support your appetite for data.

Here’s a small selection of smartphones on the $49 Choice Plan.

Best SIM-Only deal in June

Circles.Life 20GB

  • 20GB per month
  • Unlimited calls and text
  • 3GB Bill Shock Protection
  • 300 International Minutes with $5 add-on
  • Optus 4G Network
  • Additional Welcome discount for new customers

Circles.Life’s DATAFRENZY campaign has been extended until 7:00 PM AEST Friday, 19 June 2020. Our top pick for everyday use this month is Circle.Life’s 20GB plan. It gets you 20GB of monthly data and unlimited calls/text on the Optus 4G network.

That plan also gets you Circles.Life’s standard 3GB Bill Shock (if 20GB isn’t enough), and the option to add a $5 international call pack (300 minutes).

For a limited time, Circles.Life is also offering an additional discount for new customers who use the WELCOME promo code at the checkout, taking the price from $28 to $10 per month.

For more top no-contract deals, head over to our best SIM only plan round-up. 

Best mobile plan for loads of data in June

Circles.Life 100GB Plan

  • 100GB per month
  • Unlimited national calls to standard local national and mobile numbers
  • Unlimited SMS and MMS
  • Reverts to $38 per month after first 12-months
  • 3GB Bill Shock Protection

Circles.Life’s frenzied appetite for a bargain has given Australians some stupid good value over the past year, but last month’s Click Frenzy May 2020 offering might be one of the stupidest.

The Optus MVNO Circles. Life is giving punters the chance to grab 100GB per month at the discounted price of $28 per month, which is what it typically charges for a humble 20GB per month.

This deal has outlived its initial expiry date, and Circles.Life has extended it to 7:00 PM AEST on Friday, 19 June 2020.  The deal has been  extended a few times now, but this might actually be your last chance to take advantage of discounted heavy data plan.

Note: This deal is available by applying the promo code DATAFRENZY at the checkout

If you or a loved one have data usage habits that make your credit card quiver in fear, Circles.Life’s SIM deal is a no-brainer.

If your data usage is… unconventional, that Circles.Life offer might be too good to refuse, but if Telstra coverage is a must-have, the user-favourite telco Mate Communicate has a decent deal on data too.

  • 30GB per month
  • Unlimited calls and text
  • Telstra 4G Wholesale Network
  • No contract

One of Australia’s favourite broadband providers, Mate Communicate has outstanding rapport with its customers. In addition to its reliable NBN plans, Mate Communicate offers great SIM deals on the Telstra Wholesale network (the network that Telstra MVNOs use).

This month, Mate customers can nab 35GB per month, plus unlimited calls/text, for $35 per month. That’s great value for a no-contract, SIM-only plan on the Telstra network.

More popular high-data plans this month

Not enough data for your appetite? Here are a few more popular high-data plans.

How we choose the best mobile phone plan

For our best mobile phone plan pick, we only use mobile plans that can be paired with a handset. That narrows down the number of eligible providers dramatically. We then weigh the included data, calls/text (standard national), international (roaming and international calling), perks (Apple Music, Optus Sport, etc.) against the monthly price to find the cheapest plans with the most inclusions.

We use a small selection of premium handsets to compare these plans with. Currently, we use the iPhone 11 64GB, iPhone 11 Pro 64GB, the Google Pixel 4 128GB and the Samsung Galaxy S20 128GB, Galaxy S20 + 128GB but these choices are subject to change as new flagship handsets are released.

Head to our methodology page for more information

Best iPhone Plan in June

Optus $49 Choice

This month, we’ve used the more premium iPhone 11 Pro 64GB for our best iPhone plan pick.  With the change of handset comes a new plan recommendation. Our repeat winner for the best overall phone plan, the Optus $49 Choice,  is your best option for nabbing an iPhone 11 Pro 64GB.

Once again, that plan gets you 60GB per month, unlimited calls/text, and all the associated perks mentioned above.

The competition is tight, and Vodafone’s offer is a touch cheaper (and features Voda’s trademark $5 Roaming Deal) but in our opinion, the slim difference in price is worth it for access to the more comprehensive Optus 4G network.

Here’s the starting point for iPhone 11 Pro 64GB on each of the three major telcos (Optus, Vodafone and Telstra).

We use the 36-month option for our comparison, but you can pay more per month if you want to drop your repayment period back to 24, or 12  months.

For a deeper dive on  the latest iPhone plans, head over to our round-up of the best iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro plans. 

More iPhone 11 Plans

Not sold on the plans above? Here are a few more popular iPhone 11 plans.

Best Galaxy S20 Plan

Woolworths 60GB Plan

If you can’t get by without Telstra coverage, Samsung is the best choice for you. Firstly, Samsung’s phones pass the Blue Tick certification process, but they’re also super affordable on Woolworths Mobile (one of Telstra’s MVNOS).

Leading the way for the latest Samsung Galaxy S20 plan range is Woolworths Mobile. The Telstra-powered telco has the best deal on the entry-level Galaxy S20.

For under $65 per month, you can nab the brand-new Samsung Galaxy S20 128GB with 420GB of data to use every month. The plan from Woolies also offers unlimited national calls and text, 12-months of Family Zone for free.

It also features data-banking up to 100GB. If you don’t use up your 60GB by the end of your billing month, remaining data goes into a back-up that you can use if you go over on another month. It’s an excellent way to avoid bill shock.

Here are the need-to-know details.

  • 20GB per month
  • Unlimited standard national calls and text
  • Available on 12, 24, or 36-month arrangements
  • Telstra Wholesale Network (Second largest network)
  • Data Banking up to 100GB

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Woolworths 40GB Plan

If you want to invest in a little more screen real estate, Woolworths is also your best option for the big and beautiful Samsung Galaxy S20+.

If you’re opting to fork out a little extra cash, you probably want a little extra data to get you through the month. Woolworths Mobile will load you up with 40GB of data, and a Samsung Galaxy S20+ 128GB for less than $80 per month.  Besides the larger data pool, this plan has all the same features and inclusions as the 20GB plan above.

Not feeling Woolworths Mobile? Check out our guide to the best Samsung Galaxy S20 plans.

More Galaxy S20 Plans

If you’re after the base Samsung Galaxy S20 5G 128GB model, you can pick it up for a pretty cheap price on a 36-month contract from these providers.

Best plans by network

If you’ve got an allegiance to a particular network (or just can’t be stuffed swapping providers again), we’ve rounded up the best plans this month from each major telco and their respective MVNOs.

Best plans on the Telstra network

Our top pick for plans on the Telstra network is a prepaid provider. The only Telstra MVNO with complete network access, Boost Mobile.

This month, Boost gives you a bonus 14GB of data for your first three recharges. That’s 34GB per month for $30 for the first three recharges. After the first three recharges, Boost will only give you 20GB for every $30 recharge. That’s still quite competitive considering its exclusive network access.

Not interested? Below are the most popular plans on the Telstra network this month (with 10GB of monthly data or more).

Best plans on the Optus network

What else could it possibly be in this spot? Circles.Life offers the best plan on the Optus network by a long shot. We’ve already gone into the plan’s details but if you’re convinced, remember you need to apply the promo code DATAFRENZY if you want to take advantage of this month’s 100GB promo.

For the sake of comparison, here are the most popular plans on the Optus network this month.

Best plans on the Vodafone network

Vodafone doesn’t have as many MVNOs as Telstra and Optus, so Vodafone itself usually dominates this section. This month, repeat speed champion in ACCC’s broadband speed test program, TPG, has the best prepaid deal on the Vodafone network.

For your first six months, TPG will give 25GB for $15 every month. Once your first six months are up, the deal reverts to a (still competitive) $29.99 per month.

TPG not tickling your fancy? Have a look at the most popular plans on the Vodafone network (with 10GB or more per month).

Now that you know, here are your next steps.

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