Australian Mobile Providers
With so many mobile providers operating on different networks in Australia today selecting the best provider for your needs can be a daunting task. IDD aims to make choosing a little easier by listing Australia's mobile carriers and mobile virtual network operators (MVNO), their operational frequencies, and the services they offer.
Australian Mobile Carriers
|Provider||Network Type / Frequencies Supported (MHz)|
|Telstra||3G / 4G: UMTS 850, 2100 / LTE 700, 900, 1800, 2100, 2600|
|Optus||2G / 3G / 4G: GSM 900 / UMTS 900, 2100 / LTE 700, 1800, 2100, 2300, 2600|
|Vodafone||2G / 3G / 4G: GSM 900 / UMTS 850, 900, 2100 / LTE 850, 1800|
Mobile Virtual Network Operators (MVNO)
|Bendigo Bank Telco||Optus||✓||✓||✗|
|Live Connected 8||Optus||✓||✓||✓|
|Southern Phone||Optus / Telstra 4||✗||✓||✗|
|Think Mobile||Vodafone / Telstra 2||✗||✓||✓|
|Virgin Mobile 5||Optus||✓||✓||✓|
|Woolworths Connect 9||Telstra||✓||✗||✓|
1 SlimTel customers can choose to be connected to either the Optus or Vodafone network.
2 Think Mobile Classic customers connect through the Telstra network and Think Mobile Swift customers connect through the Vodafone network.
3 A security deposit is kept (and topped up if it falls below a predefined level) for all cap plans and pay-as-you-go plans.
4 Southern Phone customers can choose to be connected to either the Optus or Telstra network.
5 Virgin Mobile (Australia) is a fully owned subsidiary of Optus.
6 Commander, ClubTelco, Dodo and iPrimus are subsidiaries of Vocus Communications.
7 iiNet and Internode are subsidiaries of TPG Telecom.
8 Live Connected is a subsidiary of Vaya Mobile.
9 Woolworths Mobile was relaunched in 2015 as Woolworths Connect.
10 Yomojo acquired all Yatango Mobile customers on 25 November 2015.
Last updated: 26 December 2016
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