When it comes to deals on phone plans, the New Year has started off encouragingly. Optus and Vodafone lead the major carriers with selected offers on large data plans, while smaller carriers are offering discounts and fee reductions on renewals. Here's our pick of the bunch this January:
The Optus Plus Promo Plan has been discounted from AU$115 to AU$65 for the first 12 months. This plan includes a substantial 500GB of data per month. After 12 months the plan reverts to AU$115 / month.
Vodafone currently offers two $65 / month plans, one of which has 300GB data and speeds up to 10Mbps, the other offers unlimited data at Vodafone's maximum network speeds. The latter is usually AU$85 / month, but until February 22 Vodafone is reducing the monthly fees by AU$20 for each month you stay connected to the plan.
Circles.Life - Recurring fees reduced for selected plans
Amaysim - Discounted renewal fees on selected plans (offers end January 31)
As a special promotional offer Felix is waving the first month's fee on its $35 / month plan.
Kogan has introduced a new 12 month plan. The plan costs AU$15 / month and comes with 10GB data. The plan includes unlimited standard calls and texts. Any unused monthly data is rolled over up to 200GB.