OVO Plan Review
and Comparison

  • Exclusive video content - part of the phone plan
  • Powered by Optus 3G + 4G network
  • Generous data options at each price point
  • Prepaid – no surprises and freedom to change
  • Australian customer service
  • Recharge every 30 days.

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Common questions about OVO phone plans

I’d love to move to OVO and get the exclusive content they offer. How can I do that ?

It’s dead simple. Go to their website, pick a plan and fill in the details. You’ll need to tell them the usual information, like your address, name, age, give them a delivery address and a card to charge.

The streamed content you’ll get access to changes all the time as OVO strike up new agreements with new sports and content partners. Here’s what’s on offer at the moment.

  • Gymnastics – live streaming of all the national and international events plus replays and highlights.
  • 400 Thunder Drag Racing – live streaming of the entire series.
  • Live eSports from the AEL Uni Cup.
  • The Chinese Soccer League.
  • Radio streaming of the Triple M and Hit FM radio stations nationally.

Importantly, you will not be charged for the data you use watching these sports. It’s provided as ‘data free‘.

Do they have an app for Self Service ?

Yes, OVO now have a Self Service app. They also offer a ‘dashboard’, available through their website, so that you can recharge, top up and buy ‘extras’ (like more data in the middle of the month if you need it).

Both digital facilities are easy to use and also gives fans access to ‘OVOPlay‘ – that’s where their customers can watch data-free sport and entertainment.

OVO’s app can be downloaded by anyone and many of their sports can be seen for free. Content is such a significant component of what they’re doing, that they’re working on developing services to notify you of content you’ll love, at a time you can watch it.

Which network do OVO use ?

OVO use the Optus 3G and 4G Plus network.

There are a lot of misconceptions about smaller phone companies and the networks they use. Just to be clear, OVO use the whole, entire, full Optus 3G and 4G network. Anywhere in Australia you would have received Optus coverage, you’ll get coverage with OVO.

Will I be charged for the data I use on my OVO phone ?

Yes, you will be charged for any mobile data you use – except what you use the OVOPlay app to stream the sport content (or any of the other ‘OVO time content’) they provide as part of their service.

So, if you go to Facebook, you’ll use data from your plan. If you watch a 2 hour race video from earlier in the season, streamed through the OVOPlay app, you won’t be charged a penny.

Can I keep my existing phone number if I move to OVO ?

Yes you can. Everyone asks this. You’re entitled to move and take your phone number whenever you want to. If you need more details, read our article about ‘porting’.

How can I move from Optus, Telstra or Vodafone to OVO?

If you’re under contract, you’ll need to wait until the end of your agreement with your current phone company. ( Or you can buy yourself out. )

Then you need to make sure your phone is unlocked.

But after that, it’s very simple. Just go to OVO’s website, enter your details in the checkout to buy a plan, as usual. They will ask you if you want a new phone number or to keep the phone number you have. And that’s it. When the SIM comes, activate and you’re off.

Would you recommend OVO ?

Yes we would. If their content appeals to you – for example, if you like Australian Gymnastics, Motor Sport, Chinese Soccer League, eSports, or any of their other free content offerings, going with OVO is a bit of a ‘no brainer.’

When I buy the service, when do I get access to the content?

OVO offer access to their content to everyone, through the OVOPlay app. They’re a phone company though and pretty smart.

 

OVO are an MVNO. What does that mean.

Sorry about all the acronyms. An MVNO is just a smaller phone company. OVO resell the Optus network. You can find out ( a lot ) more about MVNOs here.

OVO Plan Review – Should you go with them ?

What's good

  • Include 'Data Free entertainment' in their plans
  • Content includes radio streaming, drag racing and more
  • Prepaid – no surprises and freedom to change plans
  • Keep your existing phone number & bring it with you
  • 2019 Whatphone Award winner for Big Mobile Broadband Bundles

What's bad

  • Limited high street presence
  • Content won't appeal to all

Independent OVO Mobile Review

Introducing OVO Mobile’s 2019 plan range

OVO Mobile are relatively new. They launched in 2016 and are already one of Australia’s largest and fastest growing
phone companies. OVO appear to upgrade their price plans 3 or 4 times a year. Since their prepaid plans first came to market, OVO have
improved their plans several times. Included in those revisions were changes of a sort we’ve never seen or reviewed on
this site before.

Here are the headlines of what we’ve seen from OVO so far :

  • More data per dollar :
    OVO have improved the amount of data included at particular price points. OVO price plan refreshes have
    doubled, and in one case tripled, the data they offer at each of their voice price points.
  • New product introduction:
    They’ve also introduced new products, including a ‘pocket-money plan’ plan aimed towards children which includes parental lock software.
  • New data plans :
    They’ve entered the new market which is developing in fixed line alternatives : mobile broadband
    plans
    , offering 50GB data plan for a tablet and / or computer. These large data bundles have since been
    replicated several times by the competition and are now becoming the norm.
  • Innovative features :
    Finally, they extended their price match promise, something we’ve never seen any phone company do before.

We expand on each of these points and what they might mean for you, the shopper, below.

 

OVO won the WhatPhone award for 'Best for Large Mobile Data Bundles’

OVO won the WhatPhone award for ‘Best for Large Mobile Data Bundles’

OVO – Best for Large Mobile Data Bundles

Mobile broadband has come of age. For many, mobile broadband offers a solution to their broadband needs – that doesn’t
suffer from some of the negatives of having a fixed broadabnd connection. (For example, when they move house, fixed
broadband users have to pay a fee, mobile users do not.) Price drops in the cost of mobile data throughout 2016, 2017
and 2018 mean that average broadband data usage needs can now be met with an affordable large mobile data bundle.

Last year, we (WhatPhone) decided to confer an award for Large Mobile Data Bundles, as our analysis revealed
that Mobile Broadband
Plans
 have become a material part of the market. Forecasts for growth in the area are bullish, accentuated by
NBN installation problem swhich make a stable, reliable, high speed mobile network connections even more desirable.

OVO is driving innovative changes in the mobile network market. In addition to providing customers with an
internationally acclaimed app, and many free data offers for sports such as Australian Drag
Racing
, OVO also slashes the prices of its mobile data bundles once every six months or so and passes those
reductions on (most of the time.)

 

So, who are OVO?

OVO’s is a totally new way of looking at a phone company. Their plans are, in our view, some of the best value in
market. But on top of the usual voice calls, SMS and data allocations that come in all phone plans, OVO’s include
exclusive access to a variety of domestic sport including Australian Gymnastics, Drag racing content and soccer content
(we tell you specifically what you’ll get below.)

The basics of what you’ll get with OVO are :

  • They’re a prepaid SIM plan provider :
    Not sure of the difference between prepaid, postpaid or month to month? We explain it in this
    article
    .  If you’ve read any of our prepaid plan information on WhatPhone, you’ll know we love prepaid plans. The key benefit
    of any prepaid plan is the completely predictable pricing so you’ll get that with OVO.
  • Reasonable pricing :
    OVO’s rates for core plan inclusions – the voice, SMS and data we’ve already talked about – are comparable with
    the competition.
  • OVO are a smaller phone company:
    These smaller phone companies or ‘network resellers’ are also known as MVNOs and we’ve written
    about them extensively. They often provide more for your money than the big phone companies.

OVO are growing fast. Hardly surprising when 50% of people are now buying plans from smaller phone companies just like OVO.

50% of people now buy phone plans from smaller phone companies, just like OVO.

 

  • Australian based customer service and support?
    Sick of having frustrating conversations with overseas call agents who don’t understand your accent? OVO staff
    have the same Australian twang so if you need to call, at least you can talk to someone who knows what a ‘VB’
    is. I signed up with OVO when they first launched. We found the team there friendly, proactive, and efficient
    when we called to test their customer service. I personally didn’t experience any problems dealing with them.
    There was a delay to my order so I complained. They sorted it out and didn’t make a big deal of the fact that
    I’d entered my address incorrectly in to the checkout. I thought that was unusually good service these days.
    There’s more on this aspect of their service, below.
  • You can buy extra data for yourself :
    Can be bought and is charged at $10 per GB which is almost an industry standard now.

 

OVO’s key feature is the free video content they offer

OVO offer access
to a number of sports
 content packages as part of their phone plans. When you buy your phone plan from OVO,
you’ll be invited to download the OVO play app. You can then use that app to watch the sports you’re interested in. OVO
are the only smaller phone company to offer this value add and it’s the feature of their service which makes them
unique.

Our OVO review shows that OVO is the only smaller phone company to offer free, included content. It’s this feature which sets them apart.

OVO’s key differentiator is their content.

 

They key types of video sport content you’ll get with OVO are:

The research suggests that it is typically younger males who follow sport and watch it on their phones, although it’s
increasingly common to see people of all ages engaging in some form of entertainment on their phones, from time to time.
OVO change their content line up from time to time, generally adding more over time. Just to be clear, any OVO customer
can access ALL of the following types of streamed high definition videos, without paying extra for it, as part of the
OVO service.

  • Australian Gymnastics:
    OVO provide live streaming of all national and international gymnastic events. They also provide video replays and highlights from those events.
  • 400 Thunder Drag Racing:
    You’ll get live streaming of the entire 400
    Thunder Drag Racing
    series.
  • Water Polo:
    OVO offer live streaming of the national Water
    Polo League
    , the aged champs and other international Water Polo games.
  • Radio streaming:
    You’ll be able to listen ‘data
    free
    ‘ to Triple M and Hit FM stations nationally
  • eSports:
    eSports is a relatively new kind of video content which appeals especially to those who play video games. If you
    think that’s a small niche, you’re wrong. Estimates suggest that more than two thirds of Australians play video
    games in some form.
  • The Chinese Soccer League:
    OVO recently signed up the hugely popular Chinese Soccer League. OVO’s app now grants access to CSL content and
    will soon have Pay Per View facilities for super fans.

OVO have many, many more sports partnerships, the details of which you can see on their site.

 

Features of OVO’s content

  • Live In Car Telemetry for vehicles involved in OVO’s Motor Sport:
    Up to 160 sensors all around the car provide real-time access ( during races ) to data that you can see visually
    on your phone. Pick the cars you’re interested in ( see screenshot ) and you can see how hard drivers are
    breaking, what speed they’re doing and the track they’re playing on the radio ( not the last one. )
  • Live Track Side Commentary:
    If you don’t have Foxtel, or you just prefer to listen to the radio broadcast – the trackside commentary team
    are streamed live on OVO. A bit like listening to the cricket during a long drive it’s entertaining and makes
    those boring Saturdays at the kids sports a little more enjoyable listening to the live race on the sidelines.
  • Exclusive Interviews and ‘Behind The Scenes’ Content :
    OVO offer unique pictures, video, and access to stars of the sport including some in-depth interviews with Chaz Mostert – one of the sports most exciting drivers
    and OVO’s ambassador.
  • Fully licensed and agreed with the governing bodies :
    This is the real content deal. You’ll see OVO at the events, on the TV as a sponsor. It’s official content from
    the official relevant regulatory body.
  • Historic Footage :
    You’ll have access to a sizable back-catalog of races. OVO makes available to stuff from earlier in the season
    and historic races.

Remember, you get access to all of this content in your phone plan – you don’t have to pick between the different sorts
of content. They’re all covered in your monthly fee.

 

Access to the video content they provide is free:

Their streamed video content (SVOD)
does not come out of your data bundle. If you watch the video content OVO provide you as part of your plan – the
Gymnastics or Motor Racing video, audio and telemetry information – it will not count against your plan’s data
inclusions. In the industry, the practice of providing free access to content from a known source is called ‘zero rating’.  Some call it ‘data free
streaming’. To users of OVO’s streamed video content, it means that when you’re watching your Water Polo, Drag Racing,
Audi Sport Customer Racing or Gymnastic content you won’t be charged for the data consumed providing you the video,
while you view it.

Video content is 90% of everything transmitted over the telco networks. Almost all the data people consume is YouTube
videos or streamed video of some sort. Providing huge data bundles for content you want to get from sources other than
OVO PLUS free access to their own content, removes the fear most customers have about signing up to a content
proposition from a telco and then watching TV on their phone.

The concept of content as part of a phone
plan
is not entirely novel. The tier 1 (big) phone companies have, recently, tried to differentiate themselves
from each other with some unusual value adds. Both Telstra and it’s major competitor have spent big winning the rights to sport which can be watched on phones to try and secure their customers.

OVO’s foray is different though. Optus, Telstra and Vodafone are phone companies before they’re anything else. OVO is,
in many ways, a streaming content provider before they’re a phone company. OVO’s model encourages you to ask yourself
FIRST whether you like the content and then to get a plan which fulfills your phone or tablet usage needs.

 

So, who likes content of the sort offered by OVOs?

WhatPhone ran a survey in late 2017, (and
again in late 2018) in which we asked people precisely this question. Phone plans adapt all the time. We were interested
to know what sort of things Australians would like see in those developments.

The most common answer we got, when we asked people what they wanted in a phone plan was ‘unlimited data’. Others
included free roaming and a facility to upgrade their phone contract earlier. Only 10% of people said they wanted to
have a phone plan with free video content – of the sort OVO offers.OVO will appeal to the 10% of Australians who are interested in free video content in their plan.

If you’re one of the 10% of people who want mobile sports videos on your phone, OVO
are a company to consider.

Obviously, it’s early days for video in phone plans and the proportion of people who want it will rise over time. Like
any new technology, it takes time for people to first, find out that it exists and it’s possible and second to imagine
it as part of their lives. If you think about it, you probably felt this way about your need for a mobile phone when
they were first released 20 years ago.

For the 10% of people who want video content, however, OVO offer a unique and compelling product. Many of the sports
they provide are simply not available for viewing elsewhere. Gymnastic, for example has a sizable following in Australia
and is currently not televised. It’s is not as popular as, say the NRL, but, for half million Australians (largely
women, particularly younger women) gymnastics is sport they pursue with a passion. If you are one of this 10% of people
and OVO have sports you’re interested in, they’re a natural choice.

 

What else is unique about OVO’s phone plans?

  • Included a guarantee for existing customers:
    Unlike any phone company in Australia, potentially unlike any phone company in the world (that we are aware of)
    OVO have offered to pass on their new pricing to existing customers. Usually, when you sign up to a phone
    company you’re trapped. When your phone company pricing improves, you don’t ever hear about it. The better value
    offer is marketed to ‘new customers only’, not existing customers. OVO have turned that on its head. OVO’s offer
    is not quite ‘set and forget’ but it’s not far off it. When they bump up their data inclusions in the future –
    and that appears to be a regular thing – existing customers will benefit just as much as new ones. In this
    regard, OVO’s treatment of data in a
    phone plan is fair
     a trend we’re starting to see in Australian plans.
  • Big Mobile Data Bundles:
    Data plans are hotter
    now than ever. The proportion of visitors we get to this site interested in data plans is a growing proportion
    of those who buy. OVO’s look set to steal the market. They’re the best value so you’ll find them right at the
    top of our mobile broadband data plans page. And they’ve included a new plan in their range which is essentially
    a home broadband deal at fixed broadband prices.

 

Comparing OVO and the competition

OVO operate on the Optus 3G and 4G network. There are a few other notable phone companies which also sublet access to
Optus’ network in this way. In this section, we compare OVO, Yomojo and Moose Mobile,  their major
Optus competitors.

  • Yomojo :
    Yomojo are a prepaid phone
    plan provider which also use the Optus network. Yomojo let you select from three types of plan. Pay As You Go or Unlimited voice and SMS plan options or data
    plans. The key difference between Yomojo and OVO is the content offered by OVO. Yomojo’s plans can be cheaper –
    especially if they are running a promotion. It’s also worth mentioning, if you care considering taking a Kid’s phone plan from Yomojo that Yomojo charge a
    monthly fee for the software they include in their Kid’s phone plan, where OVO do not.
  • Moose Mobile :
    Moose Mobile are
    another relatively new phone company which use the Optus 3G and 4G network. Their key point of difference to
    both OVO and Yomojo is that they sell only postpaid plans. Moose tend to offer better value on their lower end
    plans (i.e. more data) at a lower cost than OVO. Moose’s reviews are also very good, because, like OVO, their
    customer service is based in Australia and people seem to like that. Moose do not offer configurable plans in
    the way Yomojo do, they don’t have a PAYG option and they won’t provide you the content OVO offers.

Compare OVO to the competition in our quick summary chart.

You can compare OVO with Yomojo and Moose in our summary infographic.

 

Who offers the better customer service?

The first thing to say is that our 2018 survey results (you’ll find them towards the bottom on our homepage)  indicate that those who pick a smaller phone company
tend to prefer the customer service they get.

 

Best SIM Only Plans March 2019

Winner ! Prepaid plans with included streamed audio.

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Optus are a reliable brand with great coverage , great value and some unique Optus value you won’t find elsewhere.

My Daily Plus :
Unique in Australia, $2 days offers huge data : 
Unlimited minutes to standard Australian mobile & landlines. Calls are charged per min. They also include unlimited STD national SMS & MMSs. With this plan, you are only charged for the days you connect your phone to the network !

  • $2 per day = Unlimited standard national talk and text  + 500MB A DAY. Charged per KB. Auto bump up with an extra 524MB data for an extra $2. Maximum of $4/1GB for the day. All for use in Australia. Fair Go Policy applies.
  • Optus SIM Starter Kit $10.00 = Unlimited calls and SMS/MMS in Oz +  5GB
  • Optus SIM Starter Kit $180.00 = Unlimited calls and SMS/MMS in Oz +  60GB

Epic Data plans:

Epic Value plans:

See our full Optus prepaid review,  check out Optus’ recharge options, or see all prepaid plans.

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Strong, Simple Plans & A Well Known Brand

Amaysim | Prepaid Plans | Optus Mobile Network 3G+4G

Amaysim are the 4th biggest phone company in Australia with over 1m customers. They consistently have one of the highest customer satisfaction ratings in the industry and have prepaid (28 day expiry) plan range – just select the option you want in their checkout. With Amaysim, you’ll get:

  • Strong plan range:
    Amaysim have a range starting at $10 per month and rising to $50 per month. Data inclusions are up there with the best available and, with Amaysim, things are nice and simple. You’re just buying voice calls, SMS and data. There are no optional extras.
  • New International Inclusions:
    Any plan you buy, starting at $30 per month will now include free International Calls to 12 destinations.
  • Great Customer Experience:
    Amaysim are consistently one of the best performing†phone companies when it comes to customer satisfaction.

Amaysim’s plan range:

You can find out more about this company in our Amaysim review.

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Vaya Mobile | Winner of The Best Value Plans 2018 Award

Postpaid | Month to month agreement | On the Optus 3G + 4G Network

Vaya offer a range of affordable postpaid plans on the Optus Network. They were recently bought by Amaysim and have cleaned up their image since they were acquired. Customer service complaints are down and they now offer a price match guarantee ñ a unique feature in the Australian market.

With Vaya, you will get:

  • Access to the full Optus 3G and 4G network:
    Optus’ 4G network now rivals Telstra for speed and coverage. With Vaya, you can get access to the same thing.
  • Unique ‘Price match Guarantee’:
    Uniquely, Vaya will match any other price plan you can
  • The WhatPhone 2018 Best Value Plans Award:
    How could we not give Vaya the best value plans award when they will offer to match any other plan on the market?
  • Nothing you don’t need:
    Vaya plans don’t have entertainment options, data rollover, data

Vaya month to month plans

All talk time and SMS for use in Australia to Australian numbers. All data is for use in Australia. You can learn more about this company in our Vaya Mobile review.

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Southern Phone

Postpaid | Month to month + 12 month contracts | Optus 3G and 4G Plus

Southern Phone are a well known, full service phone company brand based in New South Wales with some great .

With Southern Phone you’ll get :

  • A choice of month to month or 12 month agreements:
    Unusually, Southern Phone offer access to their plans as either 12 month contracts or, month to month agreements.
  • A choice of the Telstra Mobile 3G + 4G or Optus 3G + 4G Plus network:
    Southern Phone are one of the few Australian telcos who offer their customers a choice of the Optus or Telstra Mobile network.
  • Best for bundles:
    Picking up a SIM Only plan as well as a fixed broadband connection will get you a discount.

Southern Phone Month to Month Phone Plans (All Green Plans on the Optus 3G+4G Plus Network.) 

Southern Phone 12 Months Phone Plans (All Green Plans on the Optus 3G+4G Plus Network.) 

You can find out more about this company in our dedicated Southern phone review.

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Yomojo plans

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Prepaid | 30 day expiry | On the Full Optus 4G Plus Network 

Yomojo are unique in the Australian market. They offer you an unbelievable range of plans. Yomojo’s plans are completely configurable through their website. They also have some pre-configured unlimited plans for those who want a more standardised plan.

  • Prepay Plans :
    Yomojo recently revised their plan range and now offer prepaid plans only.
  • Use the full Optus 4G Plus network :
    Yomojo use the full Optus 4G network. You’ll get the latest 4G speeds in 4G coverage areas in all the same places as customers who go to Optus direct.

Yomojo plans for your mobile

You can learn more about them and their unique content in our Yomojo review.

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OVO Mobile – Free Video & Radio Content

Prepaid | 30 day expiry | On the Full Optus 3G and 4G Network 

OVO’s offer a totally new way of looking at a phone company – they’re one of our best selling partners. Their plans are, pretty much on a par for data inclusions with the best in the industry. In addition to talk time, SMS and data, OVO’s plans include exclusive access to exclusive video content. All of OVO’s plans come with ‘OVO Play’ an app which lets you watch their free content on your plan. With OVO, you’ll get:

  • Free Video Content – Motorsport, Sailing, Gymnastics & Water Polo :
    OVO offer a growing list of free video and audio content. Motorsport fans might like the 400 Thunder Professional Drag Racing Series, Australian GT, Formula Drift and other petrol head live streaming. OVO Play also includes other sports like sailing and gymnastics. The price of the content is included in the monthly line rental charge you pay OVO for your prepaid plan. So, importantly: You won’t see your data balance decline while you’re watching them, the streamed content is free.
  • Free Streamed Audio:
    OVO’s plans also offer FREE radio streaming, also included in your plan offers access to the Tripple M network and other selected stations.
  • OVO for Kids:
    OVO’s plans come with the offer of free access to Parental Lock software. Buy your child the $9.95 plan from OVO and you’ll be able to monitor what they access on their phone and set times for it to turn off and turn on it’s own connection to the internet.

OVO Plans for your mobile

Picking an OVO plan is simple. All of OVO’s plans include Unlimited talk and SMS in Australia to Australian numbers plus superfast 4G data.

You can learn more about them and their unique content in our OVO review.

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Telstra Mobile – Best For Coverage

Telstra Australia

Prepaid + Postpaid | Month to month and contract

Telstra are unrivalled in Australia for coverage, with a 3G signal that covers roughly twice the landmass of any other phone company except Boost Mobile.

  • Unique coverage footprint:
    Access to 2.5m square Km
    of the Australian landmass.
  • Unique video content:
    Only Telstra provides data free streaming of the AFL, NRL and Australian Gymnastics in their plans.
  • Fair data:
    Telstra now offer ‘Data Banking’ on some of their plans and provide Unlimited data options.

Telstra’s Plan Range :

All talk time and SMS for use in Australia to Australian numbers. All data is for use in Australia. You can learn more about this company in our Telstra Mobile review.

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Belong Mobile | Fairest For Data

Postpaid | Month to Month agreement | On The Telstra Mobile Network 3G+4G

Belong sell access to the Telstra Mobile Network. They have a simple to understand plan structure with options on data, national ($5 extra) and international calls ($5 extra.) Belong also offer the fairest treatment of data that any phone company in Australia have. a ‘data vault’ feature. Whatever data you buy, is yours, forever. It just keeps rolling over until you use it or leave them.

With Belong, you’ll get:

  • Data Vault:
    All Belong’s Mobile plans come with ‘data vault’. When you buy your data, it just keeps rolling over until you decide to use it or leave them!
  • $5 International Calls:
    And if you want to make Unlimited International Calls (to 10 selected destinations – or to 23 selected countries’ landlines) just add $5.

Belong Plans For Your Mobile

  • Belong Mobile $10Advertisement = Unlimited international calls to 33 countries for $5 per month + 1GB of data.
  • Belong Mobile $15Advertisement = Unlimited calls and SMS in Oz with unlimited international calls & text to 36 selected countries + 1GB of data.
  • Belong Mobile $25Advertisement =Unlimited international calls to 33 countries for $5 per month + 5GB of data.
  • Belong Mobile $30Advertisement = Unlimited calls and SMS in Oz with unlimited international calls & text to 36 selected countries + 5GB of data.
  • Belong Mobile $40Advertisement = Unlimited calls and SMS in Oz + 15GB of data.

All talk time and SMS for use in Australia to Australian numbers. All data is for use in Australia. You can learn more about this company in our Belong Mobile review.

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Boost Mobile | Best Prepaid Data Rates On The Full Telstra Network

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Prepaid | 28 day expiry | On The Telstra Mobile Network 3G+4G

Boost Mobile are a reliable brand. They are the only phone company other than Telstra to resell the full Telstra ‘Retail’ Network. With Boost you’ll get:

  • The full Telstra Mobile Network
    Other phone companies resell part of the Telstra Mobile Network. Only Boost and Telstra plans allow you access the whole thing.
  • Free streamed audio:
    Data free streaming of Apple Music (requires subscription) on top of the data included in your plan.
  • A range that includes 7 day and 28 day plans: 
    Boost offer a selection of plans including 7 and 28 day variants.
  • Recharge options from $10 to $50:
    Boost have a total of 5 recharge options for their prepaid plans, ranging between $10 and $50.

Boost Mobile Plans For Your Mobile

  • Boost $20 PrepaidAdvertisement = Unlimited calls & SMS in Oz + 5GB data.
  • Boost $30 PrepaidAdvertisement = Unlimited calls & SMS in Oz +35GB (includes 15GB bonus data on first 5 recharges) data. 
  • Boost $40 PrepaidAdvertisement = Unlimited calls & SMS in Oz + 45GB  (includes 15GB bonus data on first 5 recharges) data.
  • Boost $50 PrepaidAdvertisement = Unlimited calls & SMS in Oz + 55GB  (includes 15GB bonus data on first 5 recharges) data.
  • Boost $70 PrepaidAdvertisement = Unlimited calls & SMS in Oz + 80GB  (includes 15GB bonus data on first 5 recharges) data.

All talk time and SMS for use in Australia to Australian numbers. All data is for use in Australia. You can learn more about this company in our Boost Mobile review.

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Southern Phone

Postpaid | Month to month + 12 month contracts | Telstra Mobile Network 3G and 4G

Southern Phone are a well known, full service phone company brand based in New South Wales with some great .

With Southern Phone you’ll get :

  • A choice of month to month or 12 month agreements:
    Unusually, Southern Phone offer access to their plans as either 12 month contracts or, month to month agreements.
  • A choice of the Telstra Mobile 3G + 4G or Optus 3G + 4G Plus network:
    Southern Phone are one of the few Australian telcos who offer their customers a choice of the Optus or Telstra Mobile network.
  • Best for bundles:
    Picking up a SIM Only plan as well as a fixed broadband connection will get you a discount.

Southern Phone Month to Month Phone Plans (All Orange Plans on the Telstra Mobile Network)

You can find out more about this company in our dedicated Southern phone review.

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So, all in all, should you go with OVO?

Would we recommend OVO? Without hesitation.

OVO are building a community as much as they are a phone company. You can see their hashtag everywhere – #ForTheFans.

What’s most interesting about OVO’s content inclusion is that it so quickly scythes off such a sizable segment of the
Australian population. If live streaming of these sports with telemetry, video and live streaming of track side
commentary is content you love, there are almost no other questions you need to ask before you sign up. The same goes
for the Gymnastics and Audi Sport Customer Racing content. If you’re in to the sports they offer, e.g. Australian
Gymnastics or Motor Racing, eSports and son on, get a SIM from OVO.

What makes OVO stand out in our range is the fact that these new plans are such a departure in both pricing and
philosophy from what else is in market. OVO operate in a world where you can watch sport live, download it, time-shift
it and catch up on it tomorrow in High Definition. Coverage of any sport these days includes instant replays, graphical
overlays and real captain / commentator narration. A world used to Googling every whim has ever increasing expectations
as to the level of information and insight available to them on every subject, especially competitive sport.

What no one has done yet is to capture the content people want alongside the event. We sit at home, watch ‘The Block’
and play with our phones, researching the things that occur while the program is on. OVO offer something very similar to
that for a Gymnastics / Audi racing fan at an event or watching TV at home. They also offer a new type of content
opportunity: Watching their included content on the bus or in the car when travelling. Importantly, OVO enable all this
and on your own terms. They ( appear to ) really understand the needs of people consuming this type of content. The
video and telemetry content you stream is free.

Markets are disrupted when a new company uses new technology to offer a new product to customers. The new deals
disruption creates tend to work best, when customers on the old plans are experiencing a lot of pain and high prices.
That’s certainly the case with Australian phone companies.

If you want a data bundle for your mobile broadband access, check out their big data plans. If you are a fan of the content
they offer, then stop what you’re doing and buy one of these plans.

 

 

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