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Best Vodafone mobile plans in Australia (January 2022)

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Vodafone has the best value for money mobile plans among the three major telcos, and if you’re someone who burns through data each month, you might want to check out Vodafone’s all-new SIM plan which gets you completely unlimited data for AU$65 a month.

If you don’t need unlimited data, there’s another excellent deal you can take advantage of. Vodafone’s also offering a massive 80GB of data for just AU$40 a month, and we think this plan will suit most people best. This offer is scheduled to end on January 5, though there’s a chance it could be extended.

On this page, we’ve done the digging for you and have come up with the plans that are especially worth checking out from this telco. Click the links below to skip ahead to our plan recommendations:

Noteworthy Vodafone deals

You’ll find all our plan recommendations below, but before signing up, here are all the current Vodafone offers you should know about:

Best Vodafone mobile plans: our picks

Best SIM-only option

Vodafone Lite+ plan | 80GB data | AU$45p/m

Vodafone Lite+ plan | 80GB data | AU$45p/m

If you’re not keen on committing to a phone contract, Vodafone’s AU$45 Lite+ plan is definitely worth checking out. The plan comes with bonus data, so you’ll get a total of 80GB for just AU$45 each month. The good news is, you’ll keep getting that bonus data for as long as you stay connected to the plan.

Total minimum cost is AU$45

Best overall phone + plan combos

Best overall iPhone + plan combo: our pick

iPhone 13 (128GB) | 40GB data | 24 months | AU$96.20p/m

iPhone 13 (128GB) | 40GB data | 24 months | AU$96.20p/m

Vodafone is the cheapest place to get the iPhone 13 if you’re buying from one of the big three telcos. We’d recommend pairing the phone with the AU$40 Lite plan to set yourself up with 40GB of data a month – on a 24-month contract, that’ll see you pay AU$96.20 each billing.

Total cost over 24 months is AU$2,308.80

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Best overall Android + plan combo: our pick

Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra (128GB) | 40GB data | 24 months | AU$117.04p/m

Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra (128GB) | 40GB data | 24 months | AU$117.04p/m

The brilliant S21 Ultra is our favourite phone, with its five cameras and incredibly sleek looks. We think the AU$40 Lite plan offers the best value, as you’ll pay AU$117.04 each month for the phone and 40GB of data.

Total cost over 24 months is AU$2,808.96

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Best cheap phone + plan combos

Best cheap iPhone + plan combo: our pick

iPhone 12 (128GB) | 80GB data | 24 months | AU$93.29p/m

iPhone 12 (128GB) | 80GB data | 24 months | AU$93.29p/m

Vodafone’s website has sold out of the iPhone SE, the iPhone 12 mini and even the 64GB iPhone 12. With that in mind, your best bet for a cheap phone from the telco is the 128GB version of the iPhone 12. To keep costs down, we’d suggest pairing the phone with Vodafone’s AU$40 Lite plan. That’ll set you up with 40GB of data for AU$93.29 each month, which is a smidge cheaper than the equivalent iPhone 13 plan.

Total cost over 24 months is AU$2,238.96

Best cheap Android phone + plan combo: our pick

Samsung Galaxy S20 FE (128GB) | 40GB data | 24 months | AU$64.95p/m

Samsung Galaxy S20 FE (128GB) | 40GB data | 24 months | AU$64.95p/m

There are cheaper Android options out there, but if you want a phone with a powerful processor that takes great photos for a reasonable price, the S20 FE is one to consider. We’d recommend pairing it with Vodafone’s AU$40 Lite plan, as that’ll set you up with 40GB of data for AU$64.95 a month. This is a 5G-capable phone as well, so you’ll be able to use Vodafone’s 5G network in areas where it’s available.

Total cost over 24 months is AU$1,558.80

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Best premium phone + plan combos

Best premium iPhone + plan combo: our pick

iPhone 13 Pro Max (128GB) | 80GB data | 24 months | AU$122.04p/m

iPhone 13 Pro Max (128GB) | 80GB data | 24 months | AU$122.04p/m

Apple’s all-new flagship is cheapest at Vodafone, so if you’re wanting to snag the iPhone 13 Pro Max, then consider matching it with Vodafone’s Lite+ plan. That’ll see you pay AU$122.04 a month for 80GB of data on a 24-month contract. If you find 80GB isn’t enough for you, an extra AU$10 a month can bump you up to 200GB of data.

Total cost over 24 months is AU$2,928.96

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Best premium Android + plan combo: our pick

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 (128GB) | 80GB data | 24 months | AU$107.45p/m

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 (128GB) | 80GB data | 24 months | AU$107.45p/m 

For something a little outside the mainstream, the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 is a futuristic take on a throwback. Pair it with Vodafone’s AU$45 Lite+ plan and you’ll get 80GB of data a month to play with. All told, the repayment plan will set you back just AU$107.45 each month for this flippable phone.

Total cost over 24 months is AU$2,578.80

Jasmine Gearie is TechRadar Australia’s resident deals expert, with a keen eye for hunting down the best Aussie discounts on everything from laptops and phones to cameras, headphones and mobile and broadband plans. She doesn’t buy anything without doing a little research first, and she wants to help you do the same.