“If you’re searching for award winners that can actually save you money, then the WhistleOut Awards should be on your radar,” WhistleOut publisher Joseph Hanlon comments.
“The WhistleOut Awards focus on consistency and value for money, recognising the most outstanding and dependable telcos offering phone and internet plans,” Hanlon adds.
“Both Tangerine and amaysim won four separate awards, highlighting their value to consumers. People looking for a new NBN deal should see what Tangerine has to offer,” Hanlon explains. “Its approach of providing simple and affordable plans meant it nearly secured a clean sweep of all our NBN categories.
“amaysim shows a similar story. It has won multiple WhistleOut Award categories back-to-back. This speaks volumes about amaysim’s commitment to providing consumers with value and choice,” Hanlon says.
Hanlon says the WhistleOut Awards provides a reference point for people looking to find a new telco plan or device, and winning any of our categories is a rubber-stamped recommendation for being among the best providers in the country.
The WhistleOut Awards also recognise the best phones introduced over the last 12 months, including options for people on limited budgets and for those who can pay higher prices or are looking for special features.
Apple secured three awards, including the major Phone of the Year award for the iPhone 12, while Oppo won Manufacturer of the Year for the third consecutive year for its range of quality device options at all price points.
All the 2021 WhistleOut Award winners are listed below. For full details, please visit the WhistleOut Mobile Awards and Internet Awards pages.
Best Phone Plans
Mobile Provider of the Year: amaysim
Best SIM-Only Provider, Value Plans: Moose Mobile
Best SIM-Only Provider, Large Plans: Circles.Life
Best Prepaid Provider, Value Plans: gomo
Best Prepaid Provider, Large Plans: amaysim
Best Provider, iPhone Plans: Vodafone
Best Provider, Samsung Plans: Vodafone
Best Provider, International Calls: amaysim
Best Provider, Plans for Kids: amaysim
Best Phone Plan Promotion: Circles.Life
Best Internet Plans
Internet Provider of the Year: Tangerine
Best Unlimited NBN Provider: Tangerine
Best Premium NBN Provider: Tangerine
Best Fixed Wireless NBN Provider: Tangerine
Best Satellite NBN Provider: SkyMesh
Best Mobile Broadband Provider, Everyday Use: Optus
Best Mobile Broadband Provider, High Use: Optus
Best Home Wireless Broadband Provider: SpinTel
Best Internet Promotion: Exetel
Phone of the Year: iPhone 12
Best Phone Camera: iPhone 12 Pro Max
Best Phone Design: Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4
Best Value Phone: Google Pixel 4a
Best High Performance Phone: iPhone 12 Pro Max
Phone Manufacturer of the Year: Oppo
“The competition in Australia’s telco market is relentless and to win a WhistleOut Award. As a provider, you need to consistently offer the best value to consumers, and as a manufacturer, you have to keep innovating in ways that improve the consumer experience,” concludes Hanlon.