If you’re not too fussed about the iPhone 15 Pro’s design updates, USB-C charging port and powerful A17 Pro processor, then it could be worth getting the iPhone 14 Pro on a plan and spending a little less money in the process.
We have noticed, however, that stock of the iPhone 14 Pro is starting to disappear from Telstra, Optus and Vodafone’s online stores, and we can’t be sure whether more will arrive since it’s now been discontinued by Apple.
If you don’t want to be tied to a contract, you could consider buying outright from a retailer such as Amazon, and then pairing the device with a cheaper phone plan. There are cheaper options out there than Telstra, Optus and Vodafone, and we have a guide to the best SIM-only plans if you need some recommendations.
Best iPhone 14 Pro plans: our picks
Best overall iPhone 14 Pro plan
Vodafone is our top choice if you’re looking to get the iPhone 14 Pro on a plan. We’re recommending the 256GB version here because the base model with 128GB of storage is currently sold out on Vodafone’s online store. The good news is, this plan is cheaper than getting the iPhone 15 (128GB) on a plan at Vodafone. The AU$45 Small plan is the cheapest option and it comes with 80GB of data.
Total cost over 24 months is AU$2,878.80
Best premium iPhone 14 Pro plan
Most of the telcos no longer have stock of this handset’s higher storage options, but you can still nab the 1TB model from Vodafone. Prices are fairly high for this version, so if you want the least expensive plan we recommend pairing the device with Vodafone’s AU$45 Small plan. Consider whether you need this amount of storage before committing to a contract, as you might be better off getting an iPhone 15 plan instead.
Total cost over 24 months is AU$3,578.88
Cheap iPhone 14 Pro plans
If you’re looking for a way to lower the cost of your monthly bill, you could opt to get the iPhone 14 Pro on a 36-month contract. Keep in mind that while you’ll be reducing your monthly repayments, this route will lock you into your chosen telco for a longer period, and cheaper SIM-only plans are out there. Numobile has launched iPhone 14 Pro subscriptions, giving you a way to lease the phone for a set period.
Compare iPhone 14 Pro plans
The iPhone 14 Pro has received genuine upgrades, including a 48MP camera (up from 12MP), an always-on display and an intriguing new take on the notch (it’s become an interface which Apple is calling 'Dynamic Island'). Here’s how much each plan from Telstra, Optus and Vodafone costs:
iPhone 14 Pro @ Telstra (24m term)
|Storage||Basic (40GB)||Essential (180GB)||Premium (300GB)|
iPhone 14 Pro @ 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 Pro @ Vodafone (24m term)
|Storage||Small (40GB)||Medium (150GB)||Large (300GB)|
Outright iPhone 14 Pro deals
The iPhone 14 Pro is available to buy outright from these major retailers:
|Colours||Black, white, gold, dark purple||Black, white, gold, dark purple||Black, white, gold, dark purple||Black, white, gold, dark purple|