Telstra, Vodafone unveil iPhone 5s and 5c pricing

Telstra and Vodafone announce Australian pricing and plan details for the iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c

Telstra and Vodafone have announced Australian pricing and plan details for Apple's new iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c smartphones, ahead of their official launch on Friday, 20 September.

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Telstra's and Vodafone's pricing represents a significant increase on last year's iPhone 5 plans, and follows a trend in the Australian telco market where providers continue to raise prices but decrease data allowances.

Telstra offers both the iPhone 5s and 5c on four plans, starting from a "small" $60 per month plan, ranging up to an "extra large" unlimited plan for $130 a month.

However, Telstra customers will have to pay a monthly handset repayment on almost every plan, depending on the model of handset they choose.

The cheapest iPhone 5s 16GB model will cost $18 per month on Telstra's $60 plan, a total cost of $78 per month, while the cheapest iPhone 5c will cost $11 per month on the same plan, a total cost of $71 per month.

Telstra's cheapest option for the 16GB iPhone 5s will cost $78 per month.
Telstra's cheapest option for the 16GB iPhone 5s will cost $78 per month.

Vodafone's plans are slightly cheaper than Telstra's. The company offers both the iPhone 5s and 5c on three 'Red' plans, priced at $65, $80, and $100 per month.

The cheapest iPhone 5s 16GB model will cost $7 per month on Vodafone's $65 Red plan, a total cost of $72 per month, while the cheapest iPhone 5c will cost $2 per month on the same plan, a total cost of $67 per month.

Vodafone's plans for the 16GB iPhone 5c.
Vodafone's plans for the 16GB iPhone 5c.

Telstra's $60 plan includes $600 worth of calls and MMS messages, unlimited SMS messages and 1GB of data per month, while the Vodafone $65 Red plan offers unlimited calls, SMS and MMS messages, and 1.5GB of data per month.

Both the iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c will be available through telcos, Apple's Retail Stores, and the Apple online store from Friday, 20 September.

Telstra and Vodafone customers can pre-order the iPhone 5c online now, but the iPhone 5s won't be available to order until Friday.

Below is a table of Telstra and Vodafone plans available for the iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c. The colours represent the plan cost for the listed model where appropriate, and are as follows:

Green = entry level (cheapest) plan
Blue = medium level plan
Orange = large level plan
Red = high level (most expensive) plan

Telstra's iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c plans

Model Monthly plan cost Monthly handset cost Total monthly cost Voice inclusion Data inclusion Total plan cost (24 months)
iPhone 5s 16GB $60 $18 $78 $600 1GB $1872
iPhone 5s 16GB $80 $8 $88 $800 1.5GB $2112
iPhone 5s 16GB $100 $4 $104 $900 2GB $2496
iPhone 5s 16GB $130 $4 $134 Unlimited 3GB $3216
iPhone 5s 32GB $60 $22 $82 $600 1GB $1968
iPhone 5s 32GB $80 $12 $92 $800 1.5GB $2208
iPhone 5s 32GB $100 $9 $109 $900 2GB $2616
iPhone 5s 32GB $130 $9 $139 Unlimited 3GB $3336
iPhone 5s 64GB $60 $30 $90 $600 1GB $2160
iPhone 5s 64GB $80 $21 $101 $800 1.5GB $2424
iPhone 5s 64GB $100 $15 $115 $900 2GB $2760
iPhone 5s 64GB $130 $15 $145 Unlimited 3GB $3480
iPhone 5c 16GB $60 $11 $71 $600 1GB $1704
iPhone 5c 16GB $80 $2 $82 $800 1.5GB $1968
iPhone 5c 16GB $100 $0 $100 $900 2GB $2400
iPhone 5c 16GB $130 $0 $130 Unlimited 3GB $3120
iPhone 5c 32GB $60 $18 $78 $600 1GB $1872
iPhone 5c 32GB $80 $8 $88 $800 1.5GB $2112
iPhone 5c 32GB $100 $4 $104 $900 2GB $2496
iPhone 5c 32GB $130 $4 $134 Unlimited 3GB $3216

Vodafone's 24 month plans for the iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c

Model Monthly plan cost Monthly handset cost Total monthly cost Voice inclusion Data inclusion Total plan cost (24 months)
iPhone 5s 16GB $65 $7 $72 Unlimited 1.5GB $1728
iPhone 5s 16GB $80 $0 $80 Unlimited 2.5GB $1920
iPhone 5s 16GB $100 $0 $100 Unlimited 5GB $2400
iPhone 5s 32GB $65 $12 $77 Unlimited 1.5GB $1848
iPhone 5s 32GB $80 $6 $86 Unlimited 2.5GB $2064
iPhone 5s 32GB $100 $0 $100 Unlimited 5GB $2400
iPhone 5s 64GB $65 $18 $83 Unlimited 1.5GB $1992
iPhone 5s 64GB $80 $12 $92 Unlimited 2.5GB $2208
iPhone 5s 64GB $100 $4 $104 Unlimited 5GB $2496
iPhone 5c 16GB $65 $2 $67 Unlimited 1.5GB $1608
iPhone 5c 16GB $80 $0 $80 Unlimited 2.5GB $1920
iPhone 5c 16GB $100 $0 $100 Unlimited 5GB $2400
iPhone 5c 32GB $65 $7 $72 Unlimited 1.5GB $1728
iPhone 5c 32GB $80 $0 $80 Unlimited 2.5GB $1920
iPhone 5c 32GB $100 $0 $100 Unlimited 5GB $2400

Vodafone's 12 month plans for the iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c

Model Monthly plan cost Monthly handset cost Total monthly cost Voice inclusion Data inclusion Total plan cost (12 months)
iPhone 5s 16GB $65 $40 $105 Unlimited 1.5GB $1260
iPhone 5s 16GB $80 $34 $114 Unlimited 2.5GB $1368
iPhone 5s 16GB $100 $26 $126 Unlimited 5GB $1512
iPhone 5s 32GB $65 $51 $116 Unlimited 1.5GB $1392
iPhone 5s 32GB $80 $45 $125 Unlimited 2.5GB $1500
iPhone 5s 32GB $100 $37 $137 Unlimited 5GB $1644
iPhone 5s 64GB $65 $62 $127 Unlimited 1.5GB $1524
iPhone 5s 64GB $80 $56 $136 Unlimited 2.5GB $1632
iPhone 5s 64GB $100 $48 $148 Unlimited 5GB $17766
iPhone 5c 16GB $65 $30 $95 Unlimited 1.5GB $1140
iPhone 5c 16GB $80 $24 $104 Unlimited 2.5GB $1248
iPhone 5c 16GB $100 $16 $116 Unlimited 5GB $1392
iPhone 5c 32GB $65 $40 $105 Unlimited 1.5GB $1260
iPhone 5c 32GB $80 $34 $114 Unlimited 2.5GB $1368
iPhone 5c 32GB $100 $26 $126 Unlimited 5GB $1512

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It's cheaper to buy outright and go with aldi mobile

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