University is an exciting time to stay connected. Whether it’s turning into online lectures, listening to music on campus, or texting your study group, pairing your smartphone with an affordable mobile plan is essential in your university year.  

Types of Mobile Plan Providers with Student Discount: 

Here is a quick roundup of some affordable and reliable student-friendly plans that are available from Australia’s biggest mobile providers. These options are for SIM only plans.  

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Vodafone

  • Month to month without a lock-in contract. 
  • Unlimited national calls and texts.  
  • Unlimited standard international texts. 
  • Hotspot (tethering) available from mobile device to other personal devices only; not a substitute for home internet service.  
Types of Plans  Description  Cost 
#1 Small SIM Only Plan 
  • Unlimited national calls and text. 
  • Unlimited international texts. 
40 GB for $45 per month 
#2 Medium SIM Only Plan 
  • Unlimited minutes from Australia to Zone 1 area, 300 mins to Zone 2 and unlimited international texts. 
150 GB for $55 per month 
#3 Large SIM Only Plan 
  • Unlimited minutes from Australia to Zone 1 area, 300 mins to Zone 2 and unlimited international texts.  
300 GB for $65 per month 
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Optus

  • Students save 10% on selected SIM plans 
  • 5G network access with no extra cost 
  • Endless data with no excess data charges; however, can slow down speed once limit is reached 
  • Share data across eligible Optus choice plus plan  
  • Eligible customers can get 24 hours of unlimited data for an extra $5 through My Optus app 
  • Donate excess data made available 
  • Pause current eligible Optus mobile and home Wi-Fi 
Types of Plans  Description  Costs 
#1 Small Optus Choice + Plan 
  • Unlimited standard national calls and texts.  
  • International talk and text NOT included.  
80 GB for $44.10 per month 
#2 Medium Optus Choice + Plan 
  • Unlimited standard national calls and texts. 
  • Unlimited standard International calls and text from Australia to 35 selected countries. 
150 GB for $53.10 per month 
#3 Large Optus Choice + Plan 
  • Unlimited standard national calls and texts. 
  • Unlimited standard international calls and texts from Australia to 35 selected countries. 
270 GB for $62.10 per month 
#4 Optus Plus Promo Plan 
  • Unlimited standard national calls and texts. 
  • Unlimited standard international calls and texts from Australia to 35 selected countries. 
410 GB for $80.10 per month 

 

To redeem student discounts, simply enter your email to Student Hub and apply the promo code during checkout. 

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Boost

  • 150 Mbps download speed cap will apply on 4G and 5G networks.  
  • 12 months expiry. 
  • Unlimited calls and texts to standard numbers.  
  • Unlimited international to 20 countries to standard numbers.  
Types of Plans  Description  Cost 
#1 Prepaid SIM  
  • 11 GB for $17 per month, paid upfront. 
  • 140 GB on your first recharge. 
  •  1200 mins standard calls to 30 selected locations and 1200 standard texts to any country.  
140 GB for $200, 12 months plan 
#2 Prepaid SIM 
  • 21 GB for $25 per month, paid upfront.  
  • 260 GB on your first recharge.  
  • 3600 mins standard calls to 30 selected locations and 3600 standard texts to any country.  
260 GB for $300, 12 months plan 

Difference between Prepaid and Postpaid mobile plan?

A prepaid plan requires payment in advance for the mobile service.This option is ideal for students who do not have a lot of data usage during the day and is adaptable to using a limited amount of data.  

On other hand, postpaid is where users use the services first and pay for them later as per the monthly bill cycle. The monthly invoice is billed based on the plan you choose and your monthly usage of data. Postpaid plans are ideal for people that require a lot of data.  

Documents required to apply for mobile plan 

A form of identification is necessary when applying for a mobile plan from any provider.  

Applying online: 

  • Driver’s license 
  • Australian passport 
  • International passport 

Applying in-store or over the phone: To apply for a plan in-store or over the phone, you’ll need to provide a primary government issued photo ID. You can choose from the list below.  

  • Australian driver’s license 
  • Passport 
  • Government issued proof of age 

Additional information is required. For example,  

  • Full name 
  • Primary contact number 
  • Email address 
  • Date of birth 
  • Residential address  
  • Proof of employment or Study 
  • Direct debit – a direct debit from your Australian bank account or credit card is required when you first sign up.  

Getting Started

Ensure you get the best deals through student discounts on your SIM plans. For further assistance, send in your enquiries to our email or drop by the Brisbane office today!