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Cheapest SIM plans – June 2022

Cheapest SIM plan

Are you looking for the best value or cheapest SIM plans? GadgetGuy has done the searching for you. If you don’t understand what a SIM-only mobile plan is, look at this previous article, A guide to SIM-only Mobile.

Gadget Guy plans to publish each month what we believe to be the best value mobile plans to be had without bundling a handset. This is about saving you money, and unlike other websites, we receive no money for recommending plans.

Each time you change your service provider, you will need to add a new SIM. The table below’s prices include that new SIM and should also include free shipping to your address.

Irrespective of which services provider you go with, the actual phone calls and data will be carried on one of three carrier networks Optus, Telstra or Vodafone. What will be different is the coverage you receive. Each service provider/carrier does not necessarily have the same coverage. For, E.g. A service provider who uses Telstra as a carrier may not get 100% of Telstra coverage even though they use the Telstra network. Check the service providers coverage maps before signing up

Phone number portability

The SIM change over process takes about 10 minutes of your time. You will receive instructions to visit a website, provide your details, prove your identity (online) and then insert your new SIM. Note you will have a choice to migrate your existing mobile number or choose a new one. About 15 minutes later, you should be up and running. However, the documentation will indicate it may take up to 24 hours and be affected by working hours.

One last tip is if you purchase a 12month SIM plan with a fixed data rate, don’t panic about running out of data because if you do, just buy a new SIM with the best deal that suits you at that time. Plans these days are about data, and almost all offer unlimited talk and text. Thus pay attention to the cost per GB column.

The Table below is best viewed on a large screen and may require scrolling. Some plans may have changed since publication.

Best Value or Cheapest SIM Plans for your mobile

Company – June 22Unlimited National calls & textData includedPeriodInternational callsCost Cost/mth  Cost/GB other expires
Coles (Optus)Yes60GB/yr12mthsUnlimited 15 destinations$99 $     8.25 $     1.65Instore only7-Jun
Amaysim (Optus)Yes60Gb12mthsNone$99$8.25 $     1.65cash rewards 
Coles (Optus)Yes200GB/yr12mthsUnlimited 15 destinations$169 $   14.08 $     0.85Instore only7-Jun
Catch (Optus)Yes120GB/yr12mthsNone$110 $     9.17 $     0.92cashrewards21-Jun
Amaysim (Optus)Yes120Gb12mthsNone$119$9.92 $     0.99Woolworths7-Jun
Woolworths (Telstra)Yes100GB/yr12 mthsNone$150 $   12.50 $     1.5010% off grocery shop/mth  
Kogan (Vodafone)Yes200GB/yr12mthsNone$180 $   15.00 $     0.90cashrewards 
Catch (Optus)Yes200GB/yr12mthsNone$200 $   16.67 $     1.00cashrewards 
VodafoneYes150GB12mths50 international texts$150 $   12.50 $     1.00  
OptusYes100GB/yr12 mthsNone$150 $   12.50 $     1.50  
Boost (Telstra)Yes140GB/yr12 mths$300 included$200 $   16.67 $     1.43cashrewards 
Kogan (Vodafone)Yes500GB/yr12mthsNone$300 $   25.00 $     0.60cashrewards 
Boost (Telstra)Yes260GB12 mths$300 included$250 $   20.83 $     0.96cashrewards4-Jul
ALDI (Telstra)Yes528GB12mth 2 usersunlimited 15 destinations$540 $   45.00 $     1.022 sims to share data 
Southern Phone (Optus)Yes2GB1 mthNone $        5 $     5.00 $     2.50cashrewards31-Jul
Southern Phone (Optus)Yes10GB1 mthNone $      10 $   10.00 $     1.00cashrewards31-Jul
Felix  (Vodafone)Yesunlimited1mthNone$35 $   35.00 NA <20Mbps 
Lebra (Vodafone)Yes80GB/yr180daysunlimited 26 destinations$60 $     5.00 $     0.75Woolworths7-Jun
Amaysim (Optus)Yes150GB6mths then $15042 countries$99$16.50 $     0.66cash rewards 
Lebra (Vodafone)Yes140GB/yr180daysunlimited 26 destinations$140 $   11.67 $     1.00  
Amaysim (Optus)Yes10GB/7 days7 days42 countries$10 $   43.00 $     1.00short term 7 days plan 
e.tel (Optus)Yes7Gb/mth6mths then $1520min 70 countries $   8.99 $     8.99 $     1.28  
TPG (Vodafone)Yes12GB/mth6mths then $20None $ 10.00 $   10.00 $     0.83  
Internode (Vodafone)Yes16GB/mth6mths then $25None$12.50 $   12.50 $     0.78  
Circle (Optus)Yes100GB/mth6 mths then $45None$30$30.00$0.30cashrewards 
Belong  (Telstra)Data Only100GB/mth1mthNone$35 $   35.00 $     0.35No calls or SMS