If you are happy with Optus(Virgin,TPG) and have some money in your pocket a good way to go is buy the phone outright and put it on the TPG Mobile Medium plan which is $18 a month plus a one off startup/SIM fee.
Total price is just over the above plan but you get 1.5GB data, $550 in calls, unlimited TPG to TPG and mobile to home calls-
Medium $17.99 plan includes:
$550 Included Value^
- Calls, SMS & MMS to Standard Australian Numbers (includes 13/18)
- Calls, SMS & MMS to International Numbers
1.5GB Included Data
- Excess Data Rate: 25¢ per MB
Super Value Extras^^
- Unlimited Calls to TPG Mobile & Home Phone
- Unlimited Access to specific Social Networking sites~
1st month minimum charges on TPG no-contract Mobile plans calculated as: $( Mobile monthly charge in first month) + $20 SIM charge + Mobile Prepayment Outside Included Value of $20.
Important Things you need to know
Critical Information Summary (Mobile Super Value Medium)
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Super Value Plans:
Special discounted offer only available for new and existing TPG customers when they bundle with TPG ADSL, ADSL2+, Naked ADSL2+ and ADSL2+ with Home Phone plans. Discounted Mobile monthly charge reverts to standard price of $17.99 (Medium - Super Value plan) from discounted $14.99 and $34.99 (Heavy - Super Value plan) from discounted $29.99, if TPG Broadband is terminated or not active.
^ For Super Value plans, Included Value means the available monthly usage value which can be used within each billing month for eligible calls and other usage types. Eligible Calls and Usage types are: Calls, SMS & MMS to Standard Australian (includes 13/18) and International Numbers (Landlines & Mobiles), Video Calls to Standard Australian Mobiles, Diversion within Australia and Tethering. Standard rates apply for usage outside of the Included Value. Unused Included Value is forfeited at the end of each monthly billing cycle period. SMS & MMS not counted towards Included Value for Heavy plan only due to Unlimited quota.
#$100 Included International Value:
This offer applies to Infinity & Beyond Super Value plan only. $100 Included International Value can be used for Calls to International Numbers. International call rates apply beyond $100 of Included International Value. Included International Value excludes International Roaming and Data usage whilst Roaming.
Super Value Plans exclude Calls and SMS to 19 numbers, Premium SMS, Optus Zoo services, Third Party content, International Video Calls, International Roaming, Directory Assistance, Calls thru to connect services (eg 124YES) and other Enhanced Services.
Included & Excess Data:
Each Super Value plan has a specific amount of Included Data each month, Excess Data rate applies once Included Data is exceeded.
^^Super Value Extras for use in Australia:
TPG Medium, Heavy and Infinity & Beyond Super Value Plans are for personal use only and may not be acquired by companies or businesses or used for commercial purposes or in a manner that may adversely affect the mobile network. In particular the services may not be used for wholesaling, reselling, refilling, SIM boxing or any other commercial purpose. If TPG reasonably believes that you are using the service for commercial purposes or in a manner that may adversely affect the mobile network, TPG may ask you to switch to another plan or may provide one month’s notice of termination of the mobile service.
- Unlimited Calls to Voicemail & TPG Support (13 14 23) - applies to all Super Value Plans
- Unlimited Calls to TPG Mobile & Home Phone - applies to Medium & Heavy Super Value Plans
- Unlimited SMS & MMS to Standard Australian & International Numbers - applies to Heavy and Infinity & Beyond Super Value Plans.
- Unlimited Access to specific Social Networking sites- Applies to all Super Value Plans and can be only used within Australia.