Mobile Broadband is an internet service via 3G or 4G mobile towers. There are three main mobile network operators in Australia – Telstra, Optus and Vodafone. There are also many resellers of each network.
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- Every Australian iPhone 8 And 8 Plus Plan From Optus, Telstra, Virgin Mobile And Vodafone (LifeHacker September 2017)
The BIRRR Team highly recommend using WHISTLE OUT for plan comparisons due to rapidly changing deals. BIRRR DO NOT research best mobile phone plans OR plans/deals available from re-sellers.
The following plans are best data sim deals for the 3 MAJOR carriers in Australia.
Current Best Data Deals (plans/no contract) as of 20/01/2019
OPTUS: 500GB $80 (month to month, need a compatible modem)
VODAFONE: 110GB $60 (12 month plan, 20GB bonus ends 27/1/19)
TELSTRA: 90GB $89 (12 month contract, need a compatible modem)
TELSTRA NGWL 25GB = $70
You can read more about NGWL here.
NGWL (Next G Wireless Local Loop) data works via a fixed modem in your house that also delivers your landline phone service. These data plans become shaped when you reach your data limit (highest plan currently is 75GB). You can not purchase more data. These are 3G only services.
Ask for a price with bundling especially if your landline & mobiles are also with Telstra.
You are entitled to be ‘unshaped’ three times per year (regardless of your plan size). Phone NGWL and ask to be unshaped. 1800 696 495
Telstra is currently reviewing NGWL plans, BIRRR will update as soon as these become available.
For mobile phone/ data BIRRR recommend Boost who have full access to the Telstra network.
*Please note, while all care has been taken in compiling BIRRR documents, we recommend that you check with your mobile broadband provider regarding your own plan and connection issues.