The best iPhone 8 plans and prices in Australia compared

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Although the iPhone XS and iPhone XR have stolen the spotlight for now, those that don't necessarily have a desire for a huge screen, a notch, or a glaring void in their wallets will likely be chasing the iPhone 8. Of course, there's always its bigger sibling, the iPhone 8 Plus if you happen to fall in the middle of those two categories.

On this page, we've dug deep into all the networks and carriers and compared them to shreds, providing you with the best possible value, the biggest data, and the cheapest plans you can get bundled with your new Apple handset.

If you're not too sure if this is indeed the handset for you, you can check out our iPhone 8 review for the full lowdown. Otherwise, read on for our top picks from all the carriers.

See also: iPhone X deals | iPhone 7 deals | iPhone 7 Plus deals | Samsung Galaxy S9 deals | Galaxy S9 Plus deals

The best iPhone 8 plans

Optus is currently being super competitive with its iPhone 8 plans and is easily dominating every sphere. Vodafone is close to being as affordable as Optus, but doesn't quite get there for value. 

If you're deadset on going with Telstra, then there are still options for you, but it could cost you almost twice as much for the same provisions in some cases. As such, we've stuck with Optus' offerings on this front. There also appears to be no stock of the larger 256GB model of iPhone 8 available from any telco.

Best overall value – iPhone 8 64GB | 50GB data | Unlimited international talk and text | $90 pm

This is comfortably the best deal going on the iPhone 8 right now, netting you a whopping 50GB of data. You'll also get unlimited international talk and text, a bonus pair of Beats Solo3 wireless headphones (for a limited time) and Optus' regular host of inclusions. Total cost over 24 months is $2,160
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Best budget option – iPhone 8 64GB | 4GB data | Music streaming | $70 pm

This is the cheapest plan going for the iPhone 8 right now, and while it isn't as good value as the above plan, it's definitely going to save you some dosh if you're not after the extra gigabytes of data. Plus, Optus' included extras should be able to help you along with your 4GB limit. Total cost over 24 months is $1,680
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Best big data plan – iPhone 8 64GB | 200GB data | Unlimited international and roaming calls | $105 pm

With the continuing reign of the 200GB data plan from Optus, you can score a whole heap of value on your iPhone 8 for only $105 a month. You'll also get 2GB of roaming data and unlimited international calls and texts if you fancy yourself some travelling, and as with the best value plan, a free pair of Beats Solo3 wireless headphones. Total cost over 24 months is $2,520
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