Prepaid iPhone is your ultimate guide to all iPhone prepaid mobile phone plans from all of the service providers. It’s also your best place to compare prepaid iPhone handset prices, access iPhone accessories and generally anything to do with your iPhone. The revolutionary iPhone 5s and 5c (released Sept 2013) is more than just a smartphone, it’s the ultimate way of communicating (4G), using the internet and staying in touch with what is happening in the world when you are not in front of the computer. Find the best prices for your prepaid iPhone 5s/5c and iPhone 5 now.
The cheapest way to access your next iPhone, is to purchase it outright. Owning your iPhne 5s or 5c means you can then select from any prepaid or sim only plan to receive and make your calls as well as access 3G or 4G internet.
This is where you can purchase your next iPhone outright:
- Apple Store: iPhone 5s 16GB – $869, 32GB – $999, 64GB – $1129
- Kogan: iPhone 5s 16GB – $779, 32GB – $899, 64GB – $999
- Unique Mobile: iPhone 5s 16GB – $799, 32GB – $920, 64GB – $1089
Best Contract iPhone 5s Plans
If you can’t afford to purchase your next iPhone outright, then consider a mobile phone plan. Optus, Telstra, Virgin and Vodafone all offer a broad range of plans through which you can gradually repay the cost of your phone and access calls, TXT and data using an Australian 4G network.
Virgin Big Plans $50: iPhone 5s 16GB
$500 Call Credit + free Virgin Talk + 1GB (TC $1512)
Optus My Plan $50: iPhone 5s 16GB
450 minutes + 500MB Unlimited TXT/MMS, (TC $1656)
Vodafone $50 Cap: iPhone 5s 16GB
$500 Call Credit + free Voda Talk + 1GB (TC $1512)
Best Prepaid Mobile Plans
If you have decided to purchase your new iPhone 5s outright, you will require the best plan to cover your calls, TXT, MMS and data needs. Your choices include a prepaid plan, or a (sim only) postpaid monthly plan.
- amaysim unlimited $39.90 - Unlimited Calls/TXT, 4GB + No Contract (Optus 3G Network)
- Virgin Mobile BYO $40 (Pay $30) - $450 Credit + 500MB/mth, Unlimited Talk/TXT to Virgin, (Optus 4G Network)
- Optus Prepaid Social $30 - $250 minutes, $30 Credit + Unltd TXT, Unltd Optus Talk, 500MB, Optus 4G Network, Credit Expires 28 days
- Exetel Medium $39.95 – $650 Credit, Unltd Exetel Talk, 2GB, Optus 4G Network
- Vaya Mobile PowerPlan $18 – $650 Credit, Unltd TXT, Unltd Vaya Talk, 1.5GB, Optus 4G Network
Telstra Prepaid Cap Encore Review
Having invested in a Samsung S4 4G smartphone, I thought it was time to review what the 4G experience was like. My intention is to test both Telstra and Optus 4G side by side.I decided to purchase my Telstra sim from a Woolworths retail store. My ID was checked as usual and the whole experience was quite easy Telstra prepaid 4G usage chartreally.Activating the sim card was a little harder however. This is the second sim I have activated with Telstra this year and the second time I have had to use the chat service to complete the activation. As I already have a prepaid mobile broadband sim card with Telstra for my iPad, I decided to activate under this account. Because I had logged into my account there did not seem to be any ID requirement. The activation request was sent almost instantly. The problem however was that almost as instantly, I received an email from Telstra advising that there would be delays in my activation. I waited 24 hours and nothing.I jumped online via the chat service and the young lady activated my sim pretty quickly. My ID was requested. Not sure why my activation was lost (no explanation was given).Once the activation came through, I inserted the sim in my phone and all was ready. Lucky for me my home (eastern suburbs of Melbourne) had 4G access and this appeared on my phone.Coverage: Given 4G is still limited to Metro and inner city regions (see map) 4G across will cross over to 3G when it needs to. I experienced this in the train on the way to work in the morning. Now you see it now you don’t.Speed Test – Telstra 4G Coverage
The difference between 3G and 4G speeds is significant. As an example, using my Optus 3G sim in my Samsung S4 can achieve a ping of 46ms, download speed of 4.70Mbps and 1.16Mbps upload. Using the 4G Telstra sim, I reached close to 20Mbps download and 3.5Mbps upload (3 – 4 x better). However, the results do bounce around from test to test, but the differences even at the lower levels are significant.
Apple iPhone 5s Review
Design: Take the iPhone 5, and add gold (or ‘space grey’) When the iPhone 5 was launched in late 2012, we saw thoroughly redesigned iPhone, from screen size to headphone placement. The iPhone 4 came with an aluminium frame, a thinner and lighter build, and came in two colours. The 5S comes with a similar range of colours and some extras like gold. Configurations: Size options include 16GB, 32GB, and 64GB and all versions come with the same A7 processor. “Touch ID” is Apple’s fingerprint sensor and will in future help to distinguish the iPhone from the rest of the chasers (time will tell). The scanning technology, when it registers your fingerprint, encourages you to press from a variety of angles, so your fingerprint can be read even on its side or on an edge. Scanning your finger takes the place of entering a passcode in most instances, or entering a password every time you purchase something but the integration ends there.Camera: The iPhone 5s’ improved camera is its biggest selling point but it doesn’t come with a larger number of megapixels. iPhone 5s stays at 8 megapixels, with a sensor which is 15 percent larger: the pixels are physically bigger (1.5 microns), even if there are the same number of them. The camera’s aperture is larger (f/2.2). All of these elements add up to better low-light exposure. The built-in LED flash is now an intelligent “True Tone” flash that senses the photo environment and serves up the appropriate flash tone. In terms of video, the 1080p video recording offers greater digital stabilisation, particularly through the 3x digital zoom thanks to iOS 7, and there’s a new Slo-Mo recording mode. The iPhone records 720p video at 120 frames per second, and applies the slow-motion effect afterward, playing at 30 frames per second.A7 processor: The iPhone 5S and its new A7 processor seem at least twice as fast as the 5 and its A6. Battery life: Over normal full-day use, I found I could get to the end of the day with about 20 percent charge left — unplugging around 8 a.m., and looking for an outlet around 8 p.m. It’s roughly equivalent performance to what the iPhone 5 achieved.Gaming: Apple claims at least 2x graphics improvement over the iPhone 5 and 5C’s A6 processor, but it looks like that gap could be even wider. iOS7: Both the iPhone 5c and 5s come preinstalled with iOS 7, Apple’s graphical and design overhaul. Siri has been greatly enhanced to do more and show more, and there are even new ringtones and alert sounds to play with. The new operating system also comes with AirDrop creates a little local area network for sharing documents. Display and speakers: The 1,136×640-pixel 4-inch 326ppi Retina Display on the iPhone 5s is the same as the one on the iPhone 5. It’s bright, color-accurate, and extremely responsive to touch. Antenna and wireless: The iPhone 5s has dual-band 802.11 a/b/g/n Wi-Fi, just like the iPhone 5, along with Bluetooth 4.0. Apple’s AirDrop technology in iOS 7 allows for local file sharing. Call quality: The iPhone 5S feels like the same call-quality experience as on the iPhone 5. Upgrade or Not: The iPhone 5s feels like a “pro” phone more than ever. Its features don’t feel as immediately consumer-understandable. For many, its biggest wished-for features aren’t on either new iPhone yet. The 5S has improved speed, graphics, and elements of battery efficiency making it a better phone than the iPhone 5. If you already have an iPhone 5, probably wait.