How to get the best phone plan
Think about how you want to use your phone, and how much you can afford each month. This will help you choose the right plan.
Consider how you'll use your phone
Do you need a lot of data to stream music or sport, or for social media? Do you talk regularly to family or friends living overseas?
Most plans include unlimited calls and texts to Australian numbers. So check what a plan charges for:
international calls and texts
entertainment packs for music, movies and videos
Research your network coverage
Make sure that any mobile service provider you consider has a strong phone signal in the places you spend the most time. This includes where you live, work and visit frequently.
Geographic black spots will cause your phone to drop out or make it difficult to hear, so it's important to make sure you have coverage.
Check the mobile phone coverage map on the provider's website before buying a mobile service.
Work out how much you can afford each month
Doing a budget helps you sort out your money. Look at your income and expenses. Then work out what you can afford to spend on a phone plan each month.