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Best Vodafone mobile plans in Australia (August 2021)

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Vodafone has switched up its mobile plan offering, and it still has the best value for money mobile plans among the three major telcos.

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:

We’ve also got dedicated guides to the best Telstra mobile plans and the best Optus mobile plans

Best Vodafone mobile plans: our picks

Best SIM-only option

Vodafone Lite plan | 40GB data | AU$40p/m

If you’re not keen on committing to a phone contract, we think Vodafone’s AU$40 Lite plan should offer enough data at an affordable price point for most users. Along with 40GB of data, you’ll also get unlimited calls and text to standard numbers in Australia. Access to Vodafone’s 5G network comes as standard too, though it’s in the early stages of rolling out.

Total minimum cost is AU$40View Deal

Best overall phone + plan combos

Best overall iPhone + plan combo: our pick

iPhone 12 (64GB) | 40GB data | 24 months | AU$89.95p/m

Vodafone is the cheapest place to get the iPhone 12 among 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$89.95 each billing. If you find you need more data, you can always jump up to Vodafone’s Lite+ plan, which will get you 80GB of data for an extra AU$5 a month.

Total cost over 24 months is AU$2,158.80View Deal

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Best overall Android + plan combo: our pick

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 50GB of data. Because Vodafone’s plans come with no lock-in contract, it’s easy enough to move up to the Lite+ plan for an extra AU$5 a month if you find yourself needing more data.

Total cost over 24 months is AU$2,808.96View Deal

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Best cheap phone + plan combos

Best cheap iPhone + plan combo: our pick

iPhone SE (64GB) | 40GB data | 24 months | AU$68.29p/m

For Apple’s cheapest iPhone, we think pairing it with Vodafone’s AU$40 Lite plan is a pretty compelling option. It’ll get you an iPhone SE in red, black or white for just AU$68.29 a month, and a decent 40GB to play with. Unlimited standard national calls and text in Australia are included.

Total cost over 24 months is AU$1,638.96View Deal

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Best cheap Android phone + plan combo: our pick

Samsung Galaxy S20 FE (128GB) | 40GB data | 24 months | AU$81.62p/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$81.62 a month. This is a 5G-capable phone as well, so you’ll be able to use Vodafone’s 5G network in certain areas (though it’s in the early stages of rolling out).

Total cost over 24 months is AU$1,958.88View Deal

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Best premium phone + plan combos

Best premium iPhone + plan combo: our pick

iPhone 12 Pro Max (128GB) | 80GB data | 24 months | AU$122.04p/m

If you’re wanting to keep up with the latest from Apple, then consider matching the iPhone 12 Pro Max 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 150GB of data.

Total cost over 24 months is AU$2,928.96View Deal

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Best premium Android + plan combo: our pick

Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G (256GB) | 80GB data | 24 months | AU$115.79p/m

Vodafone’s 5G network is in the early days of rolling out, so while coverage may not be available in your area just yet, this is a good option if you want a future-proof smartphone. Pair the Note 20 Ultra 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 AU$115.79 each billing.

Total cost over 24 months is AU$2,778.96View Deal

Jasmine Gearie

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.