The Huawei Mate20 and Mate20 Pro won’t be available until November 1 – but you can pre-order them now from Optus and Vodafone. Here’s how the plans compare.
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Vodafone is offering customers a choice of either phone. The Huawei Mate20 Pro – which is the more expensive of the two – features a larger screen and a superior camera alongside a host of minor enhancements that you probably don’t need. (You can see how they compare here.) If you pre-order by October 31, Vodafone will throw in a pair of wireless Freebuds and a wireless charger at no extra charge.
Here are the plans:
Vodafone Mate 20 plans:
Vodafone Mate 20 Pro plans:
Assuming you don’t have constant access to WiFi, the 4GB plans really aren’t worth considering here. For an extra $10 per month, you can bring that up to 25GB. This brings the total to $90.79 and $111.62 per month for the Mate20 and Mate20 Pro plans, receptively. You might also want to consider the 60GB plan which will set you back $105.79/$126.62 depending on which phone you plump for.
As you will see below, these deals are pricier than Optus’ offerings and also come with less data. On the other hand, you only have to stay on each plan for 12 months – by contrast, Optus’ plans all involve a 24-month contract. For more information, visit the Vodafone website.
Unlike Vodafone, Optus is sticking to the premium Mate20 Pro model. The phone is currently only available on 24-month My Plan Plus postpaid plans. While this locks you into a contract for two years, the month-to-month pricing is substantially lower. If you pre-order by October 31, Optus will throw in a pair of wireless Freebuds and a wireless charger at no extra charge.
Here are the plans:
Optus Mate20 Pro Plans:
The best bang-for-buck is definitely the 50GB/$85 plan which requires no monthly phone repayments. If your data requirements are on the extreme side, the $105 plan is also worth a look – it comes with a gargantuan 200GB (!) of data per month. For more information, visit the Optus website.
If you don’t mind being tethered to a plan for two years, Optus’ 50GB/$85 plan would be our pick. That works out to $1.70 per gigabyte and should see you safely through the month without ever needing to top up your data.