3 supermarket secrets to save money on your phone plan

The big supermarket chains now do phone plans and you can save a whole lot of dough with them — here’s how.

Are you the type of person who stands in the supermarket comparing all the best prices? Everyone knows there are tonnes of savings to be had from your local Coles, Woolworths and ALDI.

But what a lot of people don’t know is the savings aren’t restricted to the store aisles. The big supermarket chains now do phone plans and you can save a whole lot of dough with them. Here are the ways you can knock some dollars off your phone bills!

1. Get a handset on a plan from Woolworths

It used to be that if you wanted to buy a phone on a plan, your options were limited to the big companies like Optus, Telstra or Vodafone. Woolworths Mobile has changed all that, offering great value deals on the best new handsets from Samsung and OPPO. And they come with generous data allowances.

Woolworths mobile plans actually run on the Telstra network which means you can expect excellent coverage. In fact, if you’re in the market for a handset, they’re actually the cheapest Telstra network plans around.

All Woolworths mobile handset plans come with unlimited talk and text and are contract-free on the basis that if you want to leave your plan early there are no exit fees. You just have to pay out whatever you still owe on your phone.

Here’s a few Woolies plans paired with popular handsets that you can sign up for today.

2. Get a long-expiry plan from Coles

If you have a little money in the bank and aren’t afraid of commitment, it’s hard to find a much better deal than Coles’ 365-day prepaid expiry offer.

For just $180 Coles will give you 42GB of data plus unlimited talk and text to use over the course of a year. Per month, that’s only $15 for 3.5GB. This is incredible value and particularly handy if your data use varies from month to month – you can use as much or as little as you want without wasting or worrying about excess fees.

Coles mobile runs on the Optus network so you’ll get quality coverage. And if committing to a year up-front feels risky, you can always try out one of Coles’ 35-day expiry prepaid plans as a test run. For $20 you can get 3GB to play around with, or pay $40 for 10GB.

3. Get big data for low prices from ALDI

Love lots of data? You can get more for less by shopping with ALDI, which offers one of the best prepaid deals around for big data – 10GB for $35 per month. Or if you’re really data hungry you can get 17GB for $45 or 22GB for $55.

ALDI Mobile runs on the Telstra network and offers data rollover on all plans, which means your cheap-as-chips data should go further and be available pretty much wherever you are. Big data plans also come with international call inclusions, between 100 and 400 minutes to selected countries, which is certainly handy if you have friends or family overseas.

* In highlighting particular offers we are not making specific recommendations as this article does not cover all available products and may not compare all features relevant to you. Any advice provided is general in nature and does not take account of your needs, objectives or financial situation. Individuals should consider their own circumstances, and if in doubt seek appropriate advice, before proceeding.