The best iPhone 8 Plus plans and prices in Australia compared

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A lot of the hype that normally comes with the Plus-sized releases has been stifled when it comes to the poor iPhone 8 Plus. Being announced in the shadow of the larger and, frankly, more impressive iPhone X may well hurt its reputation, and the recent news about the iPhone XS and iPhone XR range has all but quenched its hopes.

That said, there's a valuable role that the iPhone 8 Plus plays, particularly considering that the price sits at the midpoint between its smaller iPhone 8 brethren and the oversized 10th anniversary edition handset. For more detailed info, check out our iPhone 8 Plus hands-on review.

So if it's more expensive than the iPhone 8, but less pricey than the iPhone X, how much exactly will the Plus-sized flagship set you back? Read on to see the best plans with all the major carriers, whether you're after big data, best budget option, or just the best overall value.

See also: | iPhone 7 Plus deals | iPhone 7 deals | iPhone 8 deals | Samsung Galaxy S8 deals | Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus deals

The best iPhone 8 Plus plans

At present the iPhone 8 Plus in the 256GB storage configuration is completely out of stock across the board. It's likely to stay that way too as Apple moves to favour the iPhone XS and iPhone XR

Similarly, the 64GB model isn't available at Telstra, so you'll have to go with either Optus or Vodafone for your major carrier needs but, as is usually the case, Optus is offering a much more competitive array of plans.

Regardless, below are the best deals you can get on the 64GB model.

Best overall value and budget option – iPhone 8 Plus 64GB | 50GB data | Free Beats Solo3 headphones | $95 pm

Although there are very few contract plans going on the iPhone 8 Plus right now, this is easily the best overall value on offer. A stellar 50GB of data will take you far, especially with Optus' range of data-free music and Mobile TV streaming, and the free pair of Beats Solo3 wireless headphones are a nice touch. You could save $15 on a cheaper plan from Optus, but the loss in value is too great (not to mention the loss of free headphones). Total cost over 24 months is $2,280
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Best big data – iPhone 8 Plus 64GB | 200GB data | Unlimited international calls | $110 pm

Optus have the crown for ridiculously good value when it comes to big data – 200GB for $110 a month. This is almost half of what Telstra is asking for its unlimited plan ($199). You'll get 2GB of roaming data, unlimited international calls and texts, and all the included Optus extras like Optus Sport and National Geographic subscriptions (as well as those sweet Beats Solo3 headphones). Total cost over 24 months is $2,640
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