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iiNet Mobile: Plans and prices compared

iiNet mobile operates on the Vodafone 4G network and sells SIM Only plans. Here’s everything you need to know about iiNet mobile in Australia.

Nathan Lawrence
Nov 06, 2023
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iiNet is another example of a telco who has more of a reputation as an internet provider. Still, if you’re after competitive promotional pricing for a little or a moderate amount of data, iiNet SIM-Only mobile plans are worth considering. Here’s everything you need to know about iiNet SIM-Only plans in Australia.

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iiNet mobile quick facts

  • iiNet SIM-Only mobile plans are sold on the Vodafone 4G network, which is available to 96% of people in metro areas.
  • You won’t find iiNet Prepaid plans but there are a handful of iiNet SIM-Only plans to choose from.
  • iiNet has a long-standing reputation for half-price SIM-Only plan pricing for the first six months.
  • iiNet SIM-Only mobile plans aren’t particularly feature-packed but there are plans that include bonus data or international call minutes.

What are the different types of iiNet mobile plans?


iiNet sells a handful of SIM-Only mobile plans in Australia. All iiNet SIM-Only plans include unlimited standard national calls and text, and they’re paid at the end of a monthly billing cycle.

iiNet SIM-Only mobile plans and prices

iiNet sells a few SIM-Only mobile plans that are designed for casual users or those with moderate monthly data needs. The cheapest typical pricing is around $20 with the priciest plan just under $40 per month. Prices are typically halved for the first six months for new iiNet SIM-Only sign-ups, though.

What do you get with iiNet mobile plans?


iiNet mobile plan speeds

Most iiNet SIM-Only plans support speeds up to 100Mbps under ideal conditions on the Vodafone 4G network. At the time of writing, there was an ongoing Vodafone 5G trial for iiNet’s priciest SIM-Only plan. According to Opensignal, most iiNet SIM-Only customers can expect average download speeds around 50Mbps, while those using the Vodafone 5G network can get average speeds around 62Mbps. Upload speeds are around 10Mbps for Vodafone 4G and 5G networks.

iiNet mobile plan data

iiNet follows the typical telco trend of pricier plans primarily offering more data. While the promotional pricing disappears after six months, the data stays the same. Two of iiNet’s SIM-Only mobile plans have less than the 35GB Australian monthly median data quota, which means they’re meant for casual users. iiNet’s other two SIM-Only plans offer comfortably more than that median amount, though none extend beyond 60GB for heavy data users. Overall dollar-to-data value is much better during the promotional period than it is with typical pricing.

iiNet mobile plan international calls

Most iiNet SIM Only plans don’t include international calls, which means customers have to use pay-as-you-go (PAYG) pricing, with a fixed flag-fall rate but varying per-minute prices. iiNet’s priciest SIM Only plan comes with 100 minutes of standard international calls to 200+ destinations.

Here’s every eligible destination: 

Algeria, Albania, American Samoa, Andorra, Angola, Anguilla, Antarctica, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Aruba, Ascension Island, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Benin, Bermuda, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bonaire, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Canary Islands, Cape Verde, , Cayman Islands, Central African Republic, Chad, Chile, China, Colombia, Comoros, Congo, Cook Islands, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cuba, Curaçao, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Diego Garcia, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, East Timor, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Estonia, Eswatini, Falkland Islands, Faroe Islands, Finland, France, French Guiana, French Polynesia, Gabon, Gambia, Georgia, Germany, Gibraltar, Greece, Greenland, Grenada, Guadeloupe, Guam, Guatemala, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Ivory Coast, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kiribati, Kosovo, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Latvia, Lebanon, Lesotho, Libya, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macau, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Malta, Marshall Islands, Martinique, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mayotte, Mexico, Micronesia, Moldova, Monaco, Mongolia, Montenegro, Montserrat, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nauru, Netherland Antilles, Netherlands, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Niue, Norfolk Island, North Korea, North Macedonia, Northern Mariana Islands, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Palau, Palestinian Territories, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Qatar, Reunion, Romania, Russia, Rwanda, Saba, Saint Barthélemy, Saint Helena, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Martin, Saint Pierre and Miquelon, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, San Marino, Sao Tome and Principe, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Serbia, Seychelles, Singapore, Sint Eustatius, Slovakia, Slovenia, Somalia, South Africa, South Korea, South Sudan, Spain, Sudan, Suriname, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Tanzania (including Zanzibar), Thailand, Togo, Tokelau, Trinidad and Tobago, Tristan da Cunha, Tunisia, Türkiye, Turkmenistan, Turks and Caicos Islands, Tuvalu, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, Ukraine, Uruguay, United States of America, Uzbekistan, Vatican City, Venezuela, Vietnam, Virgin Islands, Wallis and Futuna, and Yemen.

iiNet mobile deals


iiNet SIM-Only mobile deals are ongoing to the point that they’re listed as a big feature on the telco’s website. If there’s an iiNet SIM-Only mobile deal today, check it out below (look for the green ‘Deal’ text).

iiNet mobile plan features


iiNet SIM-Only mobile plans don’t have a lot in the way of perks outside of $0 upfront fees and what’s been listed above. In terms of what’s not available from iiNet, there’s no eSIM support, no international roaming and nor are there any other popular features like data rollover.

iiNet coverage map


iiNet SIM Only mobile plans operate primarily on the Vodafone 4G network, which has coverage for 96% of Australians in metropolitan areas. The most expensive iiNet SIM Only plan includes an ongoing Vodafone 5G network trial. It’s worth flagging that Vodafone plans to switch off its 3G network on 15 December 2023. Use the interactive map below for an idea of Vodafone network coverage in areas of interest.

How to switch to iiNet mobile


Shifting from one telco to another in Australia is a straightforward process, and that’s true of iiNet. Follow the steps below to sign up for an iiNet SIM-Only mobile plan:

  1. Browse the iiNet SIM-Only mobile plansand use the orange ‘Go to Site’ (if available) button to jump directly to the iiNet mobile page.
  2. On the iiNet SIM-Only mobile plans page, select the plan you want to confirm, then click the red ‘Buy now’ button to proceed.
  3. Add in your title, name, mobile number and email address, then click the red ‘Next’ button.
  4. Follow the prompts and complete the sections for account, mobile service and payment details. You’ll need a credit card, debit card or bank account details to complete your purchase.

iiNet offers free next-day express delivery to orders in metro areas that are completed before midday on weekdays. Once your iiNet SIM card arrives, follow the provided instructions to activate it. Alternatively, call iiNet on 1300 858 965 if you need assistance.

iiNet mobile frequently asked questions

What network does iiNet use for mobile?
iiNet SIM Only mobile plans operate on the Vodafone 4G network primarily, though the priciest iiNet mobile plan includes access to an ongoing Vodafone 5G network trial.
Does iiNet have phones?
No, iiNet mobile plans are SIM Only, which means you need to bring-your-own (BYO) mobile phone to use them.
Is iiNet owned by Vodafone?
No, iiNet is owned by TPG Telecom. TPG Telecom does own other telco brands, including Vodafone, TPG and iiNet.

iiNet mobile features breakdown


Plan features
iiNet Mobile
Data rollover
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Auto prepaid recharge
Icon No  Dark
Data-free streaming
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Endless data
Icon No  Dark
Data sharing
Icon No  Dark
Mobile networks
iiNet Mobile
Mobile network
Vodafone
Population covered
96%
5G network access
Icon Yes  DarkTrial only (one plan)
4G network access
Icon Yes  Dark
3G network access
Icon Yes  DarkUntil 15 December 2023
Customer service
iiNet Mobile
Customer forum (or blog)
Icon No  Dark
Crewed Twitter
Icon Yes  Dark
Facebook page
Icon Yes  Dark
Retail stores
Icon No  Dark
Phone support
Icon Yes  Dark
Usage-monitoring app
Icon Yes  Dark
Chat service
Icon Yes  Dark
Self-service online (FAQs)
Icon Yes  Dark
Nathan Lawrence
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Nathan Lawrence has been banging out passionate tech and gaming words for more than 11 years. These days, you can find his work on outlets like IGN, STACK, Fandom, Red Bull and AusGamers. Nathan adores PC gaming and the proof of his first-person-shooter prowess is at the top of a Battlefield V scoreboard.

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