Published on August 1st, 2022 | by Adrian Gunning

iiNet and Spintel take top honours at the 2022 WhistleOut Awards

WhistleOut, Australia’s dedicated phone and internet comparison service, today announced the winners of the 2022 WhistleOut Awards. The biggest winners were iiNet and Spintel, taking out the Mobile and Internet Provider of the Year Awards. Apple swept many of the device categories, including collecting Phone of the Year for the iPhone 13, while Felix Mobile and Belong won the inaugural Sustainable Mobile and Internet Provider categories.

“The WhistleOut Awards highlight the telco providers that consistently offer customers the best value throughout the year, while also calling out the best deals from the last 12 months. Anyone that’s interested in getting a better telco package will find something of interest from our winners,” said WhistleOut Publisher, Joseph Hanlon.

“This year we introduced the Sustainability Awards for Mobile and Internet Providers. Implementing sustainability practices into telco organisations isn’t only important from an ecological perspective, it’s becoming increasingly important to stakeholders and the choices they make. These awards look at the steps Australian telcos are taking to lessen their environmental impact in areas like CO2 emissions, sustainable energy sourcing, waste management and the sustainable practices of their supply chain partners.

“The WhistleOut awards make a great starting point for people looking to find a new telco plan or device, and winning any of our categories should put that provider on your shortlist,” said Hanlon.

“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 are looking for special features. Apple secured four of the six awards on offer, including the Phone of the Year for the iPhone 13, Best Phone Camera for the iPhone 13 Pro, Best High Performance Phone for the iPhone 13 Pro Max, and Manufacturer of the Year.

All the 2022 WhistleOut Award winners are listed below, and for full details including all the runner up providers please visit the WhistleOut Mobile Awards and Internet Awards pages.

Best Phone Plans

  • Mobile Provider of the Year: iiNet
  • Sustainable Mobile Provider of the Year: Felix Mobile
  • Best SIM-Only Provider, Value Plans: Moose Mobile
  • Best SIM-Only Provider, Large Plans: Life
  • Best Prepaid Provider, Value Plans: Coles Mobile
  • Best Prepaid Provider, Large Plans: TPG
  • Best Provider, iPhone Plans: Vodafone
  • Best Provider, Samsung Plans: Vodafone
  • Best Provider, International Calls: amaysim
  • Best Provider, Plans for Kids: iiNet
  • Best Phone Plan Promotion: Telstra

Best Internet Plans

  • Internet Provider of the Year: Spintel
  • Sustainable Internet Provider of the Year: Belong
  • Best Unlimited NBN Provider: Tangerine
  • Best Premium NBN Provider: Spintel
  • Best Fixed Wireless NBN Provider: Tangerine
  • Best Satellite NBN Provider: SkyMesh
  • Best Mobile Broadband Provider, Everyday Use: Telstra
  • Best Mobile Broadband Provider, High Use: Optus
  • Best Home Wireless Broadband Provider: SpinTel
  • Best Internet Promotion: Origin Broadband

Best Devices

  • Phone of the Year: iPhone 13
  • Best Phone Camera: iPhone 13 Pro 
  • Best Phone Design: OPPO Find N
  • Best Value Phone: Motorola Edge 20 Fusion
  • Best High Performance Phone: iPhone 13 Pro Max
  • Phone Manufacturer of the Year: Apple

About the Author'

Adrian lives in Melbourne Australia and has a huge passion for gaming, technology and pop culture. He recently finished his a Bachelor of Journalism and is currently focusing on games journalism. When not writing and playing video games, Adrian can be found in Comics 'R' Us debating the pros of the DC Universe and cons of the Marvel Universe.

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