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iPhone 6 contract price plans in Australia

Don't like the look of those retail prices on either of the new iPhone ranges? Here's what the Aussie telcos are offering in terms of plans for Apple's latest.

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With Apple once again launching two new iPhones, Aussies might be looking at the price comparisons between local and US pricing, and wondering what the deal is. It's always good to remember that the $299 for the 64GB iPhone 6 is an on contract price in the US, while the AU$999 is the recommended retail price in Australia.

But most people will look to get their new iPhone on a plan - it's pretty much why Optus and Telstra have been throwing around offers of cash to anyone who needs to break their contract and trade their phone in; and why Virgin is offering bonus data for doing the same.

Pre-orders officially started at 5.01pm AEST on September 12, and here's our round up of what the different carriers are offering.

In each case we've gone for the entry-level plan, sitting around the AU$70 per month mark for the plan including the handset repayment. We've also included complete details on all available plans at the end of this article so you can compare the fine print.

Telstra

Telstra is offering pre-orders for the iPhone 6, though customers after an iPhone 6 Plus can only register their interest as it is listed as "current stock sold out".

iPhone 6:

Monthly fee Handset fee Voice & MMS Text Data Total cost over 24 months
16GB AU$55 AU$22 AU$550 Unlimited 500MB AU$1,848
64GB AU$55 AU$27 AU$550 Unlimited 500MB AU$1,968
128GB AU$55 AU$32 AU$550 Unlimited 500MB AU$2,088

iPhone 6 Plus:

Monthly fee Handset fee Voice & MMS Text Data Total cost over 24 months
16GB AU$55 AU$27 AU$550 Unlimited 500MB AU$1,968
64GB AU$55 AU$32 AU$550 Unlimited 500MB AU$2,088
128GB AU$55 AU$36 AU$550 Unlimited 500MB AU$2,194

The telco is, of course, also hyping the iPhone 6's compatibility with the 700MHz spectrum. At the moment this is only being trialled in Perth, Fremantle, Esperance, Mildura, Mt Isa, and Griffith -- however, next week will see the start of limited trials in Sydney and Adelaide.

Optus

Full details on Optus' iPhone 6 plans are listed here, however the iPhone 6 Plus is not available for pre-order through Optus.

iPhone 6:

Monthly fee Handset fee Call allowance Text Data Total cost over 24 months
16GB AU$50 AU$20 600 mins Unlimited 1GB AU$1,680
64GB AU$50 AU$25 600 mins Unlimited 1GB AU$1,800
128GB AU$50 AU$30 600 mins Unlimited 1GB AU$1,920

iPhone 6 Plus:

Monthly feeHandset feeCall allowanceTextDataTotal cost over 24 months
16GBAU$50AU$25600 minsUnlimited1GBAU$1,800
64GBAU$50AU$30600 minsUnlimited1GBAU$1,920
128GBAU$50AU$35600 minsUnlimited1GBAU$2,040

Virgin

As of September 15 (three days after starting pre-orders) Virgin was listing every model of iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus as out of stock, but was advising customers that it will "continue to receive additional stock deliveries"

For those customers ordering through Virgin, here are the carrier's mid-range plans (complete pricing listed at the end of this article). Virgin is also offering 2GB bonus data for customers who switch networks for these plans.

iPhone 6:

Monthly fee Handset fee Included call value Text Data Total cost over 24 months
16GB AU$60 AU$14 AU$700 Unlimited 2GB AU$1,776
64GB AU$60 AU$19 AU$700 Unlimited 2GB AU$1,896
128GB AU$60 AU$23 AU$700 Unlimited 2GB AU$1,992

iPhone 6 Plus:

Monthly fee Handset fee Included call value Text Data Total cost over 24 months
16GB AU$60 AU$19 AU$700 Unlimited 2GB AU$1,896
64GB AU$60 AU$23 AU$700 Unlimited 2GB AU$1,992
128GB AU$60 AU$27 AU$700 Unlimited 2GB AU$2,088

Vodafone

Vodafone is offering pre-orders on the iPhone 6, though the iPhone 6 Plus will only be available in-store on Friday September 19. The telco is also advising that "wait times could be longer than usual".

iPhone 6:

Monthly feeHandset feeIncluded call value TextDataTotal cost over 24 months
16GBAU$70AU$4UnlimitedUnlimited3GBAU$1,776
64GBAU$70AU$9UnlimitedUnlimited3GBAU$1,896
128GBAU$70AU$14UnlimitedUnlimited3GBAU$2,016

Below we've included all the details we have on complete plan offerings from the different carriers for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.

Telstra complete pricing

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The full details on all Telstra's iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus plans. Telstra

Optus complete pricing

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Optus' plan details for the 128GB iPhone 6. Optus

Virgin complete pricing

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Virgin's complete plan pricing information for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. Virgin

Vodafone complete pricing

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Vodafone's plan pricing for the 16GB iPhone 6. Vodafone
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Vodafone's plan pricing for the 64GB iPhone 6. Vodafone

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Vodafone's plan pricing for the 128GB iPhone 6. Vodafone

Updated September 15 at 11:40 a.m. AEST to include final information from Vodafone and updates on stock.

Updated September 15 at 1:22 p.m. AEST to include iPhone 6 Plus pricing released by Optus.