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Best Vodafone mobile plans in Australia (May 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 SIM plan which gets you completely unlimited data for AU$65 a month (opens in new tab).

Vodafone typically has the cheapest mobile plans for any new device, with the notable exception being Samsung phones, as these are offered by Woolworths Mobile for a little less than Vodafone. If it’s an Apple iPhone (opens in new tab) or Google Pixel phone you want though, Vodafone almost always has the best deals going.

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 (opens in new tab)

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) | 80GB data | 24 months | AU$101.20p/m (opens in new tab)

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 Vodafone’s AU$45 Lite+ plan (opens in new tab) to set yourself up with 80GB of data a month – on a 24-month contract, that’ll see you pay AU$101.20 each billing. If you’re happy with just 40GB of data, you can choose the AU$40 Lite plan (opens in new tab) and save AU$5 each month.

Total cost over 24 months is AU$2,428.80

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Best overall Android + plan combo: our pick

Samsung Galaxy S22 (128GB) | 80GB data | 24 months | AU$97.04p/m (opens in new tab)

Vodafone also has the cheapest deal on the Samsung Galaxy S22 from the big three. We’d recommend pairing the phone with Vodafone’s Lite+ plan (opens in new tab), which will set you up with 80GB of data for AU$97.04 a month on a 24-month contract. By comparison, Optus’ cheapest plan gets you 20GB of data for AU$92.04, so you’re getting real value for money out of Vodafone.

Total cost over 24 months is AU$2,328.96

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Best cheap phone + plan combos

Best cheap iPhone + plan combo: our pick

iPhone SE 2022 (64GB) | 40GB data | 24 months | AU$69.95p/m (opens in new tab)

If you’re keen to pick up Apple’s most affordable phone, we think pairing it with Vodafone’s AU$40 Lite plan (opens in new tab) is a pretty compelling option. It’ll get you a third-gen iPhone SE in red, black or white for just AU$69.95 a month, and a decent 40GB of data to burn through. This Vodafone plan is AU$4.99 less each month than Optus’ cheapest plan, so it’s recommended if saving money is your top priority. 

Total cost over 24 months is AU$1,678.80

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Best cheap Android phone + plan combo: our pick

Google Pixel 6 (128GB) | 40GB data | 24 months | AU$81.62p/m (opens in new tab)

Along with a radical new look, the Google Pixel 6 has had big changes inside to elevate its photo-taking abilities beyond its rivals. We’d recommend pairing it with Vodafone’s AU$40 Lite plan (opens in new tab), as that’ll set you up with 40GB of data for AU$81.62 a month. As you might expect, this is the cheapest plan available on the Pixel 6 from the big three telcos, and if 40GB isn’t enough, you can move up to 80GB for an extra AU$5 a month.

Total cost over 24 months is AU$1,958.88

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Best premium phone + plan combos

Best premium iPhone + plan combo: our pick

iPhone 13 Pro (128GB) | 80GB data | 24 months | AU$115.79p/m (opens in new tab)

Choosing the best premium device from Apple comes down to size preference – you’ll either want the 6.1-inch iPhone 13 Pro (opens in new tab) or the 6.7-inch iPhone 13 Pro Max (opens in new tab). We think the iPhone 13 Pro will suit most people, and you can match it with Vodafone’s Lite+ plan (opens in new tab) for AU$115.79 a month on a 24-month contract. That’ll get you 80GB of data on a plan that’s AU$9.99 less than Optus’ equivalent.

Total cost over 24 months is AU$2,778.96

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Best premium Android + plan combo: our pick

Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra (128GB) | 80GB data | 24 months | AU$122.04p/m (opens in new tab)

The brilliant Samsung S22 Ultra is one of the best phones (opens in new tab) you can buy, with its five cameras, butter-smooth screen and excellent little stylus. We’d suggest pairing it with Vodafone’s AU$45 Lite+ plan (opens in new tab) to get yourself 80GB of data for AU$122.04 a month over a 24-month contract. It’s AU$10 less than Optus’ equivalent plan, but keep in mind that coverage might not be as strong in certain regions.

Total cost over 24 months is AU$2,928.96

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