Best $40 Mobile Plan – September 2016

In this post, we’ve analysed the best mobile plans in Australia for $40 or less. We’ve analysed both prepaid and postpaid options across a variety of different carriers and have compared them by the number of calls you can make, number of texts, amount of data as well as network coverage and speed.

Scroll down for our written analysis on the best option depending on your requirements, so you can choose the best plan that suits your needs.


 Company PlanTypeNetworkCreditNational CallsNational TextInternational TextDataExcess DataPriceExpiryOther
AldiLinkXLPrepaidTelstra 3G43200 minutes500004GB$35.0030 days1GB Weekend Data, 90 minutes international calls, Unlimited Aldi to Aldi
TelstraLinkCasual SPostpaidTelstra 4G$300$1/minuteUnlimited$0.500.5GB$10/GB$35.00Month
SpintelLinkLPostpaidOptus 4GUnlimitedUnlimited$0.354GB$10/GB$37.00Month$10 Setup
TelechoiceLinkLIVE $38PostpaidTelstra 3G$1,000UnlimitedUnlimited$0.503GB$10/GB$38.00Month
KoganLink5XLPrepaidVodafone 4GUnlimitedUnlimited5GB$39.90Month$5 Setup
AmaysimLinkUnlimited 5GBPrepaidOptus 4GUnlimitedUnlimited5GB$39.90Month
DodoLinkMegaPostpaidOptus 4GUnlimitedUnlimited$0.504GB$15/GB$39.90Month
TPGLinkT4G 3PostpaidVodafone 4G$400UnlimitedUnlimited$0.505GB$10/GB$39.99Month$10 Setup, Unlimited TPG to TPG
BoostLink$40 UNLTDPrepaidTelstra 4GUnlimitedUnlimited$0.353GB$40.0030 days2GB Weekend Data
Virgin MobileLink$40 Sim PlanPostpaidOptus 4GUnlimitedUnlimited$0.354GB5.2c/MB$40.00Month
TelstraLink$40 Freedom PlusPrepaidTelstra 4GUnlimitedUnlimited$0.353GB$40.0028 days$350 International Credit, 3GB Bonus Night Data
OptusLinkPrepaidOptus 4GUnlimitedUnlimited$0.204GB$40.0028 daysData Rollover
VodafoneLinkPrepaid Cap $40PrepaidVodafone 4G$40UnlimitedUnlimited$0.353GB$40.0028 days90 minutes international calls
OptusLinkSim Only $40PostpaidOptus 4GUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimited4GB$10/GB$40.00150 international minutes
VodafoneLinkRed Sim Only $40PostpaidVodafone 4GUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimited3GB$10/GB$40.0090 minutes international

Analysis: The Option

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