Want Telstra for cheap? Belong Mobile is launching on Sunday


WhistleOut
29 September 2017

Belong Mobile

Telstra will enter the low-cost mobile market on Sunday with the launch of Belong Mobile, an extension of its discount broadband brand. Belong Mobile will launch with just two plans: $25 per month will get you 5GB, while $40 per month will get you 15GB.

Neither plan has calling inclusions out of the box, but an extra $5 per month will give you unlimited talk and text, or an extra $10 per month will also get you unlimited international talk and text to select countries. This means most will probably end up paying $30 or $45 per month, depending on your chosen data allowance.

If you make the change to Belong Mobile before the end of the year, you'll get a one-off data gift that will double your allowance for your first month. Both plans come with unlimited data banking and data gifting. Unused data will be rolled over to your next month, and it will be available for as long as you maintain an active service with Belong. Alternatively, you're able to share unused data with other Belong Mobile customers. Virgin Mobile is the only other Australian telco that current offers data gifting. If you happen to run out of data, an extra 2GB will cost you $10.

Belong Mobile's plans are contract free.

In terms of value, Belong Mobile plans hold up favourably. When it comes to the $45 plan (factoring in a voice pack), you're looking at similar inclusions to what Optus, Virgin, and Vodafone offer around that price. Optus, Virgin, and Vodafone will however make you sign a contract for those deals, while Belong's plan is month-to-month.

Mobile Phone Plans

With at least 15GB data | Filters
Carrier Inclusions  
Virgin Mobile
Virgin Mobile
  • $50 12-month SIM Plan
  • 18GB Data
  • Contract (12 mths)
  • $40/mth
  • Min. cost $480
Optus
Optus
  • $40 My Plan Plus 12M SIM Only
  • 15GB Data
  • Contract (12 mths)
  • $40/mth
  • Min. cost $480
Think Mobile
Think Mobile
  • Ultimate $48 Plan
  • 20GB Data
  • No Contract
  • $48/mth
  • Min. cost $48
TeleChoice
TeleChoice
  • LIVE $48 Online Only
  • 15GB Data
  • No Contract
  • $48/mth
  • Min. cost $48
Bendigo Bank Telco
Bendigo Bank Telco
  • Smart 15GB Mobile Plan
  • 15GB Data
  • Contract (12 mths)
  • $49.50/mth
  • Min. cost $594
Vodafone
Vodafone
  • $50 Red Data SIM Only
  • 17GB Data
  • Contract (12 mths)
  • $50/mth
  • Min. cost $600
Telstra
Telstra
  • $59 Go Mobile Plus BYO Plan
  • 15GB Data
  • Contract (12 mths)
  • $59/mth
  • Min. cost $708

Belong's $30 plan (again, factoring in a voice pack) isn't dissimilar to what's offered by no-contract competitors, but spending around $5 or so more per month can get you 10GB of data. That being said, Belong is easily the best value provider on the Telstra network (at least around the $30 mark), so the decision will likely come down to whether you'd prefer Telstra coverage or extra data.

Mobile Phone Plans

With at least 5GB data | Filters
Carrier Inclusions  
TeleChoice
TeleChoice
  • LIVE $30 Online Only
  • 5GB Data
  • No Contract
  • $30/mth
  • Min. cost $30
Think Mobile
Think Mobile
  • Ultimate $30 Plan
  • 5GB Data
  • No Contract
  • $30/mth
  • Min. cost $30
Jeenee Mobile
Jeenee Mobile
  • $30 Pennywise SIM
  • 10GB Data
  • Contract (12 mths)
  • $30/mth + $10 Upfront
  • Min. cost $370
amaysim
amaysim
  • UNLIMITED 5GB
  • 5GB Data
  • No Contract
  • $30
  • Min. cost $30
Virgin Mobile
Virgin Mobile
  • $40 12-month SIM Plan
  • 12GB Data
  • Contract (12 mths)
  • $32/mth
  • Min. cost $384
Moose Mobile
Moose Mobile
  • Moose 34 SIM Only
  • 10GB Data
  • No Contract
  • $34/mth
  • Min. cost $34
Bendigo Bank Telco
Bendigo Bank Telco
  • Smart 10GB Mobile Plan
  • 10GB Data
  • Contract (12 mths)
  • $34.50/mth
  • Min. cost $414
Exetel
Exetel
  • ExeSim Extra Value 4G Plan
  • 10GB Data
  • Contract (12 mths)
  • $34.99/mth
  • Min. cost $419.88
Southern Phone
Southern Phone
  • 12-month Green 35 SIM Plan
  • 10GB Data
  • Contract (12 mths)
  • $35/mth
  • Min. cost $420
Vaya
Vaya
  • Unlimited L Plan
  • 10GB Data
  • No Contract
  • $36/mth
  • Min. cost $36

You'll be able to find Belong Mobile SIM packs in JB Hi-Fi and Coles from Sunday, or alternatively, you'll be able to order them direct through the Belong website.


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