We’ve examined your options and as it stands, we do not recommend signing up for an iPhone 14 Plus plan. There’s a few reasons for this – Vodafone has the cheapest iPhone plans, but it’s no longer stocking the 14 Plus online. That means you’ll be paying more for the older handset than you need to.
Secondly, we’ve found it’s actually cheaper to get the iPhone 15 Plus on a plan if you sign up with Vodafone. Not only is it cheaper, but the iPhone 15 Plus also benefits from a slew of upgrades, including a seriously beefed up camera, a more powerful processor, a USB-C charging port and Apple’s reimagined notification centre known as Dynamic Island.
The iPhone 14 Plus may still be worth buying outright if you can score a decent discount, but we haven’t spotted any yet. Apple has officially dropped its RRP to AU$1,499, and we’d suggest only purchasing outright if you can get 10% off or more, and then pairing it with one of the best SIM-only plans.
Best iPhone 14 Plus plans: our picks
Best overall iPhone 14 Plus plan
To be clear, we currently don’t recommend signing up to the iPhone 14 Plus on a plan. That’s because Vodafone is no longer stocking the device, and it’s actually cheaper to get the newer iPhone 15 Plus on a plan from Vodafone. We generally suggest going with Vodafone for any iPhone plan, because it has the least expensive options out of the three major telcos. The Optus plan we’ve listed here is the cheapest currently available online, but that doesn’t mean it’s good value.
Total cost over 24 months is AU$2,754.96
Best premium iPhone 14 Plus plan
Instead of signing up for the iPhone 14 Plus on a contract, we strongly suggest you consider an iPhone 15 Plus plan instead. The fact that Vodafone is no longer stocking the 14 Plus online means that Optus is your most affordable choice, but you can actually get the latest 15 Plus for only a dollar more each month at Vodafone. The 15 Plus got a number of upgrades over the previous model, which is just more reason to get it instead.
Total cost over 24 months is AU$2,924.88
Cheap iPhone 14 Plus plans
You can lower the cost of your monthly bill by signing up to a 36-month contract. This route further spreads out your device repayments, but the drawback is you’ll be locked into a contract for longer, and you can end up paying more for data in the long run. This is because Telstra, Optus and Vodafone don’t have the cheapest SIM-only plans, but smaller telcos do.
Compare iPhone 14 Plus plans
The iPhone 14 Plus brings big-screen fun to a lower price point, so you don’t have to fork out the extra cash to get a screen the same size as the iPhone 14 Pro Max (which is 6.7-inches). Prices start at AU$1,579, and here’s how much each plan costs from Telstra, Optus and Vodafone:
iPhone 14 Plus @ Telstra (24m term)
|Storage||Basic (40GB)||Essential (180GB)||Premium (300GB)|
iPhone 14 Plus @ Optus (24m term)
|Storage||S (30GB)||M (100GB)||L (220GB)||XL (360GB)||Plus (500GB)*|
* AU$69p/m price for first 12 months, then reverts to AU$89p/m.
iPhone 14 Plus @ Vodafone (24m term)
|Storage||Small (40GB)||Medium (150GB)||Large (300GB)|
Outright iPhone 14 Plus deals
The iPhone 14 Plus is available to buy outright from these major retailers:
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