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Best Vodafone mobile plans in Australia (November 2021)

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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$85 a month.

If you’re hoping to get your hands on either the iPhone 13 Pro or iPhone 13 Pro Max from Vodafone, keep in mind that it may take up to three weeks for the handsets, with wait times for the Pro Max being the longest. This situation isn’t unique to Vodafone though, as iPhone 13 stock shortages are affecting availability all over the world.

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:

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 | 80GB data | AU$40p/m

Vodafone Lite+ plan | 80GB data | AU$40p/m

If you’re not keen on committing to a phone contract, this new offer on Vodafone’s AU$40 Lite+ plan is definitely worth checking out. The plan now comes with bonus data, so you’ll get a total of 80GB for a discounted rate of just AU$40 each month. The good news is, you’ll keep getting that bonus data and cheaper plan for as long as you stay connected to the plan, but you must sign up before November 30.

Total minimum cost is AU$40

Best overall phone + plan combos

Best overall iPhone + plan combo: our pick

iPhone 13 (128GB) | 80GB data | 24 months | AU$96.20p/m

iPhone 13 (128GB) | 80GB 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 80GB of data a month – on a 24-month contract, that’ll see you pay AU$96.20 each billing. If you’re keen to lock-in this plan price, be sure to sign up before November 30.

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) | 80GB data | 24 months | AU$100.37p/m

Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra (128GB) | 80GB data | 24 months | AU$100.37p/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$100.37 each month for the phone and 80GB of data. This bonus data deal is only available until November 30, so sign up now if you want to lock it in at this price.

Total cost over 24 months is AU$2,408.88

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Best cheap phone + plan combos

Best cheap iPhone + plan combo: our pick

iPhone 12 (128GB) | 80GB data | 24 months | AU$84.95p/m

iPhone 12 (128GB) | 80GB data | 24 months | AU$84.95p/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 locking in the current data deal on Vodafone’s AU$40 Lite+ plan. That’ll set you up with 80GB of data for AU$84.95 each month, which is about AU$11 cheaper than the equivalent iPhone 13 plan.

Total cost over 24 months is AU$2,038.80

Best cheap Android phone + plan combo: our pick

Samsung Galaxy S20 FE (128GB) | 80GB data | 24 months | AU$77.45p/m

Samsung Galaxy S20 FE (128GB) | 80GB data | 24 months | AU$77.45p/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 80GB of data for AU$77.45 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$1,858.80

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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 AU$107.45 each month for this flippable phone.

Total cost over 24 months is AU$2,578.80

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. She doesn’t buy anything without doing a little research first, and she wants to help you do the same.