Vaya Plan Review
And Comparison

  • All Australian Optus 3G+4G reseller
  • 'Beat any equivalent plan' marketing
  • Taken over by Amaysim
  • Customer service much improved since take-over
  • Superfast 4G Plus is also available through Vaya

Top Vaya Plans

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Postpaid 3G + 4G Plus from Optus
Vaya Unlimited M2M $16.00

• International rates from 2c/minutes

• Free standard delivery.

Unlimited Standard SMS
UnlimitedStandard calls

2GB

Data

• International rates from 2c/minutes

• Free standard delivery.

COST PER MONTH $16.00
CONTRACT Month to month
Minimum spend is $16.00
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What else do I need to know?
All for use in Australia. Extra data is $10/1GB. Personal use only. Critical information summaries. Terms & Fair use policy apply. Month-to-month plans auto-renew each month.
Postpaid 3G + 4G Plus from Optus
Vaya Unlimited M2M $24.00

• International rates from 2c/minutes

• Free standard delivery.

Unlimited Standard SMS
UnlimitedStandard calls

6GB

Data

• International rates from 2c/minutes

• Free standard delivery.

COST PER MONTH $24.00
CONTRACT Month to month
Minimum spend is $24.00
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What else do I need to know?
All for use in Australia. Extra data is $10/1GB. Personal use only. Critical information summaries. Terms & Fair use policy apply. Month-to-month plans auto-renew each month.
Postpaid 3G + 4G Plus from Optus
Vaya Unlimited 6-Months $24.00

• International rates from 2c/min

• Free standard delivery.

Unlimited Standard SMS
UnlimitedStandard calls

8GB

Data

• International rates from 2c/min

• Free standard delivery.

COST PER MONTH $24.00
CONTRACT 6 Months
Min. cost over 6 months is $144.00
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What else do I need to know?
All for use in Australia. Extra data is $10/1GB. Personal use only. Critical information summaries. Terms & Fair use policy apply. Month-to-month plans auto-renew each month.
Postpaid 3G + 4G Plus from Optus
Vaya Unlimited M2M $36.00

• International rates from 2c/minutes

• Free standard delivery.

Unlimited Standard SMS
UnlimitedStandard calls

15GB

Data

• International rates from 2c/minutes

• Free standard delivery.

COST PER MONTH $36.00
CONTRACT Month to month
Minimum spend is $36.00
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What else do I need to know?
All for use in Australia. Extra data is $10/1GB. Personal use only. Critical information summaries. Terms & Fair use policy apply. Month-to-month plans auto-renew each month.
Postpaid 3G + 4G Plus from Optus
Vaya Unlimited 6-Months $36.00

• International rates from 2c/min

• Free standard delivery.

Unlimited Standard SMS
UnlimitedStandard calls

20GB

Data

• International rates from 2c/min

• Free standard delivery.

COST PER MONTH $36.00
CONTRACT 6 Months
Min. cost over 6 months is $216.00
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What else do I need to know?
All for use in Australia. Extra data is $10/1GB. Personal use only. Critical information summaries. Terms & Fair use policy apply. Month-to-month plans auto-renew each month.
Postpaid 3G + 4G Plus from Optus
Vaya Unlimited M2M $44.00

• International rates from 2c/minutes

• Free standard delivery.

Unlimited Standard SMS
UnlimitedStandard calls

30GB

Data

• International rates from 2c/minutes

• Free standard delivery.

COST PER MONTH $44.00
CONTRACT Month to month
Minimum spend is $44.00
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What else do I need to know?
All for use in Australia. Extra data is $10/1GB. Personal use only. Critical information summaries. Terms & Fair use policy apply. Month-to-month plans auto-renew each month.
Postpaid 3G + 4G Plus from Optus
Vaya Unlimited 6-Months $44.00

• International rates from 2c/min

• Free standard delivery.

Unlimited Standard SMS
UnlimitedStandard calls

40GB

Data

• International rates from 2c/min

• Free standard delivery.

COST PER MONTH $44.00
CONTRACT 6 Months
Min. cost over 6 months is $264.00
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What else do I need to know?
All for use in Australia. Extra data is $10/1GB. Personal use only. Critical information summaries. Terms & Fair use policy apply. Month-to-month plans auto-renew each month.
Postpaid 3G + 4G Plus from Optus
Vaya Unlimited M2M $56.00

• International rates from 2c/minutes

• Free standard delivery.

Unlimited Standard SMS
UnlimitedStandard calls

50GB

Data

• International rates from 2c/minutes

• Free standard delivery.

COST PER MONTH $56.00
CONTRACT Month to month
Minimum spend is $56.00
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What else do I need to know?
All for use in Australia. Extra data is $10/1GB. Personal use only. Critical information summaries. Terms & Fair use policy apply. Month-to-month plans auto-renew each month.
Postpaid 3G + 4G Plus from Optus
Vaya Unlimited 6-Months $56.00

• International rates from 2c/min

• Free standard delivery.

Unlimited Standard SMS
UnlimitedStandard calls

60GB

Data

• International rates from 2c/min

• Free standard delivery.

COST PER MONTH $56.00
CONTRACT 6 Months
Min. cost over 6 months is $336.00
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What else do I need to know?
All for use in Australia. Extra data is $10/1GB. Personal use only. Critical information summaries. Terms & Fair use policy apply. Month-to-month plans auto-renew each month.

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Prepaid Optus
Optus My Prepaid Daily Plus

• Auto charge with an extra 524MB for $2.

• Maximum auto charge is $4/1GB for the day.

Unlimited Standard SMS
Unlimited standard national SMS and MMS for $2 a day.
UnlimitedStandard calls
Unlimited standard national calls for $2 a day.

500MB

Data

• Auto charge with an extra 524MB for $2.

• Maximum auto charge is $4/1GB for the day.

STARTER SIM COST $2.00
EXPIRY Days end at 11:59pm local time. Minimum recharge is $10.
Minimum spend is $10.00
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What else do I need to know?
All for use in Australia. Fair Go Policy applies. 30 days expiry for $10 recharges, 6 months expiry for $30+ recharges. Days end at 11.59pm local time. Minimum recharge $10.
Prepaid 3G + 4G from Vodafone
Kogan EXTRA LARGE $49.90

• 90% OFF - save $45.00. Valid for new Kogan Mobile customers. Offer ends 11:59PM 31.01.201

• Free delivery!

Unlimited Standard SMS
UnlimitedStandard calls

40GB

Data

• 90% OFF - save $45.00. Valid for new Kogan Mobile customers. Offer ends 11:59PM 31.01.201

• Free delivery!

$49.90 STARTER SIM COST $4.90
EXPIRY Recharge every 30 days.
Regular price is $49.90
Prepaid 4G Plus from Optus
Yomojo Kids Prepaid $9.90

• Special 'kids plan' - pocket money spend level.

• Family Options: Bundle more than one SIM into your account & get up to 15% discount on your monthly total bill. All year round. T&Cs apply.

• Free Yomojo-to-Yomojo call

• No Lock-in Contract

• Free delivery!

Unlimited Standard SMS
200 minsStandard calls

1GB

Data

• Special 'kids plan' - pocket money spend level.

• Family Options: Bundle more than one SIM into your account & get up to 15% discount on your monthly total bill. All year round. T&Cs apply.

• Free Yomojo-to-Yomojo call

• No Lock-in Contract

• Free delivery!

STARTER SIM COST $9.90
EXPIRY Recharge every 30 days.
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Prepaid 3G + 4G Plus from Optus
OVO Mobile Mini $9.95

• Free cyber safety account with Family Zone

• Data-free streaming of sport, music and entertainment.

Unlimited Standard SMS
$500 Standard calls

1GB

Data
Data Free Entertainment

• Free cyber safety account with Family Zone

• Data-free streaming of sport, music and entertainment.

STARTER SIM COST $9.95
EXPIRY Recharge every 30 days.
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Postpaid 4G from Optus
Spintel BYO $9.95

• Data is capped for postpaid plans - no 'Bill Shock'!

Unlimited Standard SMS
200 minsStandard calls

1.5GB

Data
Set Your Own Data Limit

• Data is capped for postpaid plans - no 'Bill Shock'!

COST PER MONTH $9.95
CONTRACT Month to month
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Prepaid 3G + 4G Plus from Optus
Amaysim Unlimited Prepaid $10.00

• No lock-in contracts

• Free Standard SIM delivery

Unlimited Standard SMS
UnlimitedStandard calls

1GB

Data

• No lock-in contracts

• Free Standard SIM delivery

STARTER SIM COST $10.00
EXPIRY Recharge every 28 days.
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Postpaid Telstra 3G + 4G
Belong Mobile $10.00

• All plans come with Data Vault. You keep all your unused data, forever!

• No lock in contract.

Unlimited Standard SMS
UnlimitedStandard calls

1GB

Data
Data Banking

• All plans come with Data Vault. You keep all your unused data, forever!

• No lock in contract.

COST PER MONTH $10.00
NO CONTRACT Month to month
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Prepaid Optus
Optus Prepaid Epic Data $10.00

• Plus up to 10GB streaming data only on Netflix, Stan, ABC Kids, ABC ME and ABC iView. Positive MyData balance and subscriptions required.

Unlimited Standard SMS
Unlimited standard national SMS and MMS.
Up to 100minsStandard calls
Calls to standard national numbers, 13/1300 numbers and Voicemail (charged per minute).

5GB

Data
Data will roll over up to 50GB when you recharge before expiry. Streaming data does not roll over. Charged per KB.

• Plus up to 10GB streaming data only on Netflix, Stan, ABC Kids, ABC ME and ABC iView. Positive MyData balance and subscriptions required.

STARTER SIM COST $10.00
EXPIRY Recharge every 5 days.
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What else do I need to know?
New customers on Epic Data plan $30+ recharges only. First recharge before 04/02/19 and next two before 08/04/19. All for use in AU in 28 days. Excludes rate plan changes and SIM swaps.
Prepaid Optus
Optus Prepaid Long Expiry $10

• MyCredit roll over up to $500 when you recharge before expiry.

25c Standard SMS
25c per standard national SMS (160 characters) and MMS.
25cStandard calls
25c per minute for standard national calls (charged per min).

7c

Data
7c per MB. Charged per KB

• MyCredit roll over up to $500 when you recharge before expiry.

STARTER SIM COST $10.00
EXPIRY Recharge every 45 days.
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What else do I need to know?
All for use in Australia.
Prepaid Optus
Optus SIM Starter Kit $10.00

• Plus up to 10GB streaming data only on Netflix, Stan, ABC Kids, ABC ME and ABC iView. Positive MyData balance and subscriptions required.

Unlimited Standard SMS
Unlimited standard national SMS and MMS.
Up to 100minsStandard calls
Up to 100 mins (charged per min) of standard national calls.

5GB

Data
Data will roll over up to 50GB when you recharge before expiry.

• Plus up to 10GB streaming data only on Netflix, Stan, ABC Kids, ABC ME and ABC iView. Positive MyData balance and subscriptions required.

STARTER SIM COST $10.00
EXPIRY Recharge every 5 days.
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What else do I need to know?
All for use in Australia. Fair Go Policy applies. Bonus Offer: Bonus data may take up to 72 hours to be applied and will expire at the same time as the standard inclusion, unless data roll over applies. Subsequent $10 recharges will give 500MB data. Excludes SIM swaps. Not to be used with any other offer. Limit once per customer. Compatibility: If you bring your own device, make sure it's not locked to other networks and is compatible with the Optus network. To learn more, visit optus.com.au/compatibility.
Postpaid 3G + 4G from Optus
Southern Phone Green 12M $12.00

• 30 Day Network Guarantee - Sign up to 12 month plan and cancel within the first days with no fees!

• Australian Call Centre: 8am-8pm / 7 days a week

• Free delivery!

Unlimited Standard SMS
UnlimitedStandard calls

1GB

Data

• 30 Day Network Guarantee - Sign up to 12 month plan and cancel within the first days with no fees!

• Australian Call Centre: 8am-8pm / 7 days a week

• Free delivery!

COST PER MONTH $12.00
CONTRACT 12 Months
Min. cost over 12 month is $144.00
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Postpaid 3G + 4G from Optus
Southern Phone Green M2M $12.00

• 30 Day Network Guarantee - Sign up to 12 month plan and cancel within the first days with no fees!

• Australian Call Centre: 8am-8pm / 7 days a week

• Free delivery!

Unlimited Standard SMS
UnlimitedStandard calls

500MB

Data

• 30 Day Network Guarantee - Sign up to 12 month plan and cancel within the first days with no fees!

• Australian Call Centre: 8am-8pm / 7 days a week

• Free delivery!

COST PER MONTH $12.00
EXPIRY Month to month
Min. cost over 1 month is $12.00
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Postpaid 3G + 4G from Telstra
Southern Phone Orange M2M $15.00

• Orange 15 Promo - Now $12 for a limited time!

• 30 Day Network Guarantee.

• Australian Call Centre: 8am-8pm / 7 days a week

• Free delivery!

Unlimited Standard SMS
UnlimitedStandard calls

5GB

Data

• Orange 15 Promo - Now $12 for a limited time!

• 30 Day Network Guarantee.

• Australian Call Centre: 8am-8pm / 7 days a week

• Free delivery!

$15.00 COST PER MONTH $12.00
EXPIRY Month to month
Min. cost over 1 month is $12.00
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Postpaid 3G + 4G from Optus
Southern Phone Green 12M $22.00

• Now $15 for the first 6 months. Save $42! Regular price is $22.

• 30 Day Network Guarantee - Sign up to 12 month plan and cancel within the first days with no fees!

• Australian Call Centre: 8am-8pm / 7 days a week

• Free delivery!

Unlimited Standard SMS
UnlimitedStandard calls

7GB

Data

• Now $15 for the first 6 months. Save $42! Regular price is $22.

• 30 Day Network Guarantee - Sign up to 12 month plan and cancel within the first days with no fees!

• Australian Call Centre: 8am-8pm / 7 days a week

• Free delivery!

$22.00 COST PER MONTH $15.00
CONTRACT 12 Months
Min. cost over 12 months is $$222.00
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Postpaid Telstra 3G + 4G
Belong Mobile $15.00

• Unlimited international calls & text to 36 selected countries.

• All plans come with Data Vault. You keep all your unused data, forever!

• No lock in contract.

Unlimited Standard SMS
UnlimitedStandard calls

1GB

Data
Data Banking

• Unlimited international calls & text to 36 selected countries.

• All plans come with Data Vault. You keep all your unused data, forever!

• No lock in contract.

COST PER MONTH $15.00
NO CONTRACT Month to month
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Prepaid 4G Plus from Optus
Yomojo Unlimited Prepaid $15.90

• Family Options: Bundle more than one SIM into your account & get up to 15% discount on your monthly total bill. All year round. T&Cs apply.

• Free Yomojo-to-Yomojo call

• No Lock-in Contract

• Free delivery!

Unlimited Standard SMS
UnlimitedStandard calls

2GB

Data

• Family Options: Bundle more than one SIM into your account & get up to 15% discount on your monthly total bill. All year round. T&Cs apply.

• Free Yomojo-to-Yomojo call

• No Lock-in Contract

• Free delivery!

STARTER SIM COST $15.90
EXPIRY Recharge every 30 days.
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Postpaid 4G from Optus
Spintel BYO $15.95

• Data is capped for postpaid plans - no 'Bill Shock'!

Unlimited Standard SMS
UnlimitedStandard calls

3GB

Data
Set Your Own Data Limit

• Data is capped for postpaid plans - no 'Bill Shock'!

COST PER MONTH $15.95
CONTRACT Month to month
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Prepaid 3G + 4G from Vodafone
Kogan SMALL $16.90

• Free delivery!

Unlimited Standard SMS
UnlimitedStandard calls

3GB

Data

• Free delivery!

STARTER SIM COST $16.90
EXPIRY Recharge every 30 days.
Prepaid 3G + 4G Plus from Optus
OVO Mobile Small $19.95

• Receive 4GB data ongoing for the life of the plan if purchased on or before 31 Jan 2019.

• Data-free streaming of sport, music and entertainment.

Unlimited Standard SMS
UnlimitedStandard calls

4GB

Data
2GB + 2GB bonus data. Data Free Entertainment

• Receive 4GB data ongoing for the life of the plan if purchased on or before 31 Jan 2019.

• Data-free streaming of sport, music and entertainment.

STARTER SIM COST $19.95
EXPIRY Recharge every 30 days.
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Postpaid 4G from Optus
Spintel BYO $19.95

• Data is capped for postpaid plans - no 'Bill Shock'!

Unlimited Standard SMS
UnlimitedStandard calls

5GB

Data
Set Your Own Data Limit

• Data is capped for postpaid plans - no 'Bill Shock'!

COST PER MONTH $19.95
CONTRACT Month to month
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Prepaid 3G + 4G Plus from Optus
Amaysim Unlimited Prepaid $20.00

• No lock-in contracts

• Free Standard SIM delivery

Unlimited Standard SMS
UnlimitedStandard calls

2.5GB

Data

• No lock-in contracts

• Free Standard SIM delivery

STARTER SIM COST $20.00
EXPIRY Recharge every 28 days.
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Postpaid 3G + 4G from Telstra
Woolworths Mobile 12 Month SIM Only $20

• Plus 10GB once off bonus on activation

• BONUS 10GB school holiday data every three months

• 100GB Data Bank

• Unlimited Standard National Calls and SMS

Unlimited Standard SMS
UnlimitedStandard calls

3GB

Data
Data Banking

• Plus 10GB once off bonus on activation

• BONUS 10GB school holiday data every three months

• 100GB Data Bank

• Unlimited Standard National Calls and SMS

Cost per month $20.00
Contract 12 Months
Minimum spend is $240.00
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What else do I need to know?
12 month payment plan. Total minimum cost is $240 (excludes any discount). Additional Data - 1GB for $10. All for use in Australia. Calls and messages to standard Australian numbers. T&Cs Apply.
Prepaid Telstra 4G Network
Boost Prepaid $20.00

• 4G on the FULL Telstra Mobile Network.

• Roll over unused data to your next recharge.

• Data Free Music streaming of Apple Music.

Unlimited Standard SMS
UnlimitedStandard calls

3GB

Data
Data Free Entertainment

• 4G on the FULL Telstra Mobile Network.

• Roll over unused data to your next recharge.

• Data Free Music streaming of Apple Music.

RECHARGE COST $20.00
EXPIRY Recharge every 28 days.
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Prepaid Optus
Optus Prepaid Epic Data $20.00

• Plus up to 10GB streaming data only on Netflix, Stan, ABC Kids, ABC ME and ABC iView. Positive MyData balance and subscriptions required.

Unlimited Standard SMS
Unlimited standard national SMS and MMS.
Up to 200minsStandard calls
Calls to standard national numbers, 13/1300 numbers and Voicemail (charged per minute).

12GB

Data
Data will roll over up to 50GB when you recharge before expiry. Streaming data does not roll over. Charged per KB.

• Plus up to 10GB streaming data only on Netflix, Stan, ABC Kids, ABC ME and ABC iView. Positive MyData balance and subscriptions required.

STARTER SIM COST $20.00
EXPIRY Recharge every 10 days.
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What else do I need to know?
New customers on Epic Data plan $30+ recharges only. First recharge before 04/02/19 and next two before 08/04/19. All for use in AU in 28 days. Excludes rate plan changes and SIM swaps.
Prepaid Optus
Optus Prepaid Long Expiry $20

• MyCredit roll over up to $500 when you recharge before expiry.

25c Standard SMS
25c per standard national SMS (160 characters) and MMS.
25cStandard calls
25c per minute for standard national calls (charged per min).

7c

Data
7c per MB. Charged per KB

• MyCredit roll over up to $500 when you recharge before expiry.

STARTER SIM COST $20.00
EXPIRY Recharge every 90 days.
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What else do I need to know?
All for use in Australia.
Postpaid 3G + 4G from Telstra
Southern Phone Orange M2M $30.00

• Orange 30 Promo - Now $20 for a limited time!

• 30 Day Network Guarantee.

• Australian Call Centre: 8am-8pm / 7 days a week

• Free delivery!

Unlimited Standard SMS
UnlimitedStandard calls

5GB

Data

• Orange 30 Promo - Now $20 for a limited time!

• 30 Day Network Guarantee.

• Australian Call Centre: 8am-8pm / 7 days a week

• Free delivery!

$30.00 COST PER MONTH $20.00
EXPIRY Month to month
Min. cost over 1 month is $20.00
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Postpaid 3G + 4G from Optus
Southern Phone Green M2M $22.00

• 30 Day Network Guarantee - Sign up to 12 month plan and cancel within the first days with no fees!

• Australian Call Centre: 8am-8pm / 7 days a week

• Free delivery!

Unlimited Standard SMS
UnlimitedStandard calls

3GB

Data

• 30 Day Network Guarantee - Sign up to 12 month plan and cancel within the first days with no fees!

• Australian Call Centre: 8am-8pm / 7 days a week

• Free delivery!

COST PER MONTH $22.00
EXPIRY Month to month
Min. cost over 1 month is $22.00
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Postpaid 3G + 4G from Optus
Southern Phone Green 12M $35.00

• Now $25 for the first 6 months. Save $60! Regular price $35.

• 30 Day Network Guarantee - Sign up to 12 month plan and cancel within the first days with no fees!

• Australian Call Centre: 8am-8pm / 7 days a week

• Free delivery!

Unlimited Standard SMS
UnlimitedStandard calls

18GB

Data

• Now $25 for the first 6 months. Save $60! Regular price $35.

• 30 Day Network Guarantee - Sign up to 12 month plan and cancel within the first days with no fees!

• Australian Call Centre: 8am-8pm / 7 days a week

• Free delivery!

$35.00 COST PER MONTH $25.00
CONTRACT 12 Months
Min. cost over 12 months is $ $360.00
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Postpaid 3G + 4G from Telstra
Belong Mobile $25.00

• All plans come with Data Vault. You keep all your unused data, forever!

• No lock in contract.

Unlimited Standard SMS
UnlimitedStandard calls

5GB

Data
Data Banking

• All plans come with Data Vault. You keep all your unused data, forever!

• No lock in contract.

COST PER MONTH $25.00
NO CONTRACT Month to month
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Postpaid 4G from Optus
Spintel BYO $25.95

• Plus $50 international call credit.

• Data is capped for postpaid plans - no 'Bill Shock'!

Unlimited Standard SMS
UnlimitedStandard calls

10GB

Data
Set Your Own Data Limit

• Plus $50 international call credit.

• Data is capped for postpaid plans - no 'Bill Shock'!

COST PER MONTH $25.95
CONTRACT Month to month
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Prepaid 3G + 4G from Vodafone
Kogan MEDIUM $29.90

• Free delivery!

Unlimited Standard SMS
UnlimitedStandard calls

13GB

Data

• Free delivery!

STARTER SIM COST $29.90
EXPIRY Recharge every 30 days.
Prepaid 4G Plus from Optus
Yomojo Unlimited Prepaid $29.90

• Family Options: Bundle more than one SIM into your account & get up to 15% discount on your monthly total bill. All year round. T&Cs apply.

• Free Yomojo-to-Yomojo call

• No Lock-in Contract

• Free delivery!

Unlimited Standard SMS
UnlimitedStandard calls

8GB

Data

• Family Options: Bundle more than one SIM into your account & get up to 15% discount on your monthly total bill. All year round. T&Cs apply.

• Free Yomojo-to-Yomojo call

• No Lock-in Contract

• Free delivery!

STARTER SIM COST $29.90
EXPIRY Recharge every 30 days.
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Prepaid 3G + 4G Plus from Optus
OVO Mobile Medium $29.95

• With 50 international minutes.

• Receive 10GB data ongoing for the life of the plan if purchased on or before 31 Jan 2019.

• Data-free streaming of sport, music and entertainment.

Unlimited Standard SMS
UnlimitedStandard calls

10GB

Data
6GB + 4GB bonus data. Data Free Entertainment

• With 50 international minutes.

• Receive 10GB data ongoing for the life of the plan if purchased on or before 31 Jan 2019.

• Data-free streaming of sport, music and entertainment.

STARTER SIM COST $29.95
EXPIRY Recharge every 30 days.
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Prepaid 4G from Telstra
Telstra Pre-Paid Max $30.00

• 10GB bonus on your first 5 recharges. First recharge before 25 Feb 2019, and all other recharges by 30 June 2019.

• Data free streaming of Apple Music, AFL, NRL and more.

• Free Wi-Fi with Telstra Air

• Australia's biggest 3G + 4G network.

Unlimited Standard SMS
UnlimitedStandard calls

8GB

Data
8GB data + 10GB Data Bank bonus.

• 10GB bonus on your first 5 recharges. First recharge before 25 Feb 2019, and all other recharges by 30 June 2019.

• Data free streaming of Apple Music, AFL, NRL and more.

• Free Wi-Fi with Telstra Air

• Australia's biggest 3G + 4G network.

STARTER SIM COST $30.00
EXPIRY 28 days
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What else do I need to know?
Telstra Prepaid Extra Plans: Data bank when you recharge $30+ before expiry. Access your Data Bank when you have an active recharge. Day2Day plans. International Minutes charged per destination when first eligible call is made. (Automatic top up of data in 100MB bundles.) See Telstra.com.au for terms and conditions.
Prepaid Telstra 4G Network
Boost Prepaid $30.00

• Get 23GB bonus data on the first 5 recharges. Terms Apply. Ends 25 Feb 19.

• 4G on the FULL Telstra Mobile Network.

• Roll over unused data to your next recharge.

• Data Free Music streaming of Apple Music.

Unlimited Standard SMS
UnlimitedStandard calls
Unlimited standard international calls to 10 select destinations, 100 mins standard international calls to 40 select destinations and 100 standard text to 50 select destinations

35GB

Data
12GB+23GB bonus data

• Get 23GB bonus data on the first 5 recharges. Terms Apply. Ends 25 Feb 19.

• 4G on the FULL Telstra Mobile Network.

• Roll over unused data to your next recharge.

• Data Free Music streaming of Apple Music.

STARTER SIM COST $30.00
EXPIRY Recharge every 28 days.
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Postpaid 3G + 4G from Telstra
Belong Mobile $30.00

• Unlimited international calls & text to 36 selected countries.

• All plans come with Data Vault. You keep all your unused data, forever!

• No lock in contract.

Unlimited Standard SMS
UnlimitedStandard calls

5GB

Data
Data Banking

• Unlimited international calls & text to 36 selected countries.

• All plans come with Data Vault. You keep all your unused data, forever!

• No lock in contract.

COST PER MONTH $30.00
NO CONTRACT Month to month
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Prepaid 3G + 4G Plus from Optus
Amaysim Unlimited Prepaid $30.00

• Unlimited standard international calls to 10 selected countries

• No lock-in contracts

• Free Standard SIM delivery

Unlimited Standard SMS
UnlimitedStandard calls

10GB

Data

• Unlimited standard international calls to 10 selected countries

• No lock-in contracts

• Free Standard SIM delivery

STARTER SIM COST $30.00
EXPIRY Recharge every 28 days.
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Prepaid Optus
Optus Prepaid Epic Value $30.00

• Roll over unused data up to 50GB when you recharge before expiry.

Unlimited Standard SMS
Unlimited standard national SMS and MMS.
UnlimitedStandard calls
Unlimited calls to standard national numbers, 13/1300 numbers and Voicemail.

1GB

Data
Charged per KB

• Roll over unused data up to 50GB when you recharge before expiry.

STARTER SIM COST $30.00
EXPIRY Recharge every 42 days.
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What else do I need to know?
All for use in Australia. Fair Go Policy applies.
Prepaid Optus
Optus Prepaid Long Expiry $30

• MyCredit roll over up to $500 when you recharge before expiry.

25c Standard SMS
25c per standard national SMS (160 characters) and MMS.
25cStandard calls
25c per minute for standard national calls (charged per min).

7c

Data
7c per MB. Charged per KB

• MyCredit roll over up to $500 when you recharge before expiry.

STARTER SIM COST $30.00
EXPIRY Recharge every 186 days.
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What else do I need to know?
All for use in Australia.
Prepaid 4G Plus from Optus
Yomojo Unlimited Prepaid $34.90

• Free Yomojo-to-Yomojo call

• No Lock-in Contract

• Free delivery!

Unlimited Standard SMS
UnlimitedStandard calls

15GB

Data

• Free Yomojo-to-Yomojo call

• No Lock-in Contract

• Free delivery!

STARTER SIM COST $34.90
EXPIRY Recharge every 30 days.
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Prepaid 3G + 4G Plus from Optus
OVO Mobile Large $34.95

• With 300 international minutes.

• Receive a huge 25GB data ongoing for the life of the plan if purchased on or before 31 Jan 2019.

• Data-free streaming of sport, music and entertainment.

Unlimited Standard SMS
UnlimitedStandard calls

25GB

Data
15GB + 10GB bonus data. Data Free Entertainment

• With 300 international minutes.

• Receive a huge 25GB data ongoing for the life of the plan if purchased on or before 31 Jan 2019.

• Data-free streaming of sport, music and entertainment.

STARTER SIM COST $34.95
EXPIRY Recharge every 30 days.
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Postpaid 3G + 4G from Optus
Southern Phone Green M2M $35.00

• 30 Day Network Guarantee - Sign up to 12 month plan and cancel within the first days with no fees!

• Australian Call Centre: 8am-8pm / 7 days a week

• Free delivery!

Unlimited Standard SMS
UnlimitedStandard calls

10GB

Data

• 30 Day Network Guarantee - Sign up to 12 month plan and cancel within the first days with no fees!

• Australian Call Centre: 8am-8pm / 7 days a week

• Free delivery!

COST PER MONTH $35.00
EXPIRY Month to month
Min. cost over 1 month is $35.00
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Prepaid 3G + 4G from Vodafone
Kogan LARGE $36.90

• Free delivery!

Unlimited Standard SMS
UnlimitedStandard calls

20GB

Data

• Free delivery!

STARTER SIM COST $36.90
EXPIRY Recharge every 30 days.
Prepaid Telstra 4G Network
Boost Prepaid $40.00

• Get 23GB bonus data on the first 5 recharges. Terms Apply. Ends 25 Feb 19.

• 4G on the FULL Telstra Mobile Network.

• Roll over unused data to your next recharge.

• Data Free Music streaming of Apple Music.

Unlimited Standard SMS
UnlimitedStandard calls
Unlimited standard international calls to 15 select destinations, 100 mins standard international calls to 35 select destinations and 100 standard text to 50 select destinations.

45GB

Data
22GB+23GB bonus data

• Get 23GB bonus data on the first 5 recharges. Terms Apply. Ends 25 Feb 19.

• 4G on the FULL Telstra Mobile Network.

• Roll over unused data to your next recharge.

• Data Free Music streaming of Apple Music.

STARTER SIM COST $40.00
EXPIRY Recharge every 28 days.
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Prepaid 4G from Telstra
Telstra Pre-Paid Max $40.00

• With unlimited international calls to standard international numbers to 10 destinations.

• 10GB bonus on your first 5 recharges. First recharge before 25 Feb 2019, and all other recharges by 30 June 2019.

• Data free streaming of Apple Music, AFL, NRL and more.

• Free Wi-Fi with Telstra Air

• Australia's biggest 3G + 4G network.

Unlimited Standard SMS
UnlimitedStandard calls

18GB

Data
Data Banking

• With unlimited international calls to standard international numbers to 10 destinations.

• 10GB bonus on your first 5 recharges. First recharge before 25 Feb 2019, and all other recharges by 30 June 2019.

• Data free streaming of Apple Music, AFL, NRL and more.

• Free Wi-Fi with Telstra Air

• Australia's biggest 3G + 4G network.

STARTER SIM COST $40.00
EXPIRY 28 days
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What else do I need to know?
Telstra Prepaid Extra Plans: Data bank when you recharge $30+ before expiry. Access your Data Bank when you have an active recharge. Day2Day plans. International Minutes charged per destination when first eligible call is made. (Automatic top up of data in 100MB bundles.) See Telstra.com.au for terms and conditions.
Postpaid 3G + 4G from Telstra
Belong Mobile $40.00

• Unlimited international calls & text to 36 selected countries.

• All plans come with Data Vault. You keep all your unused data, forever!

• No lock in contract.

Unlimited Standard SMS
UnlimitedStandard calls

15GB

Data
Data Banking

• Unlimited international calls & text to 36 selected countries.

• All plans come with Data Vault. You keep all your unused data, forever!

• No lock in contract.

COST PER MONTH $40.00
NO CONTRACT Month to month
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Prepaid 3G + 4G Plus from Optus
Amaysim Unlimited Prepaid $40.00

• Unlimited standard international calls to 10 selected countries

• No lock-in contracts

• Free Standard SIM delivery

Unlimited Standard SMS
UnlimitedStandard calls

20GB

Data

• Unlimited standard international calls to 10 selected countries

• No lock-in contracts

• Free Standard SIM delivery

STARTER SIM COST $40.00
EXPIRY Recharge every 28 days.
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Prepaid Optus
Optus Prepaid Epic Data $40.00

• Get 25GB Bonus data on first three $30+ recharges. New customers only. First recharge before 04/02/19 and next two before 08/04/19. All for use in AU in 28 days. Excludes rate plan changes and SIM swaps.

• Unlimited standard international calls to 15 selected destinations.

• With $10 Extras Credit for international calls and messages, roaming and selected premium SMS services.

Unlimited Standard SMS
Unlimited standard national SMS and MMS.
UnlimitedStandard calls
Unlimited calls to standard national numbers, 13/1300 numbers and Voicemail.

20GB + 25GB bonus data

Data
Data will roll over up to 50GB when you recharge before expiry. Streaming data does not roll over. Charged per KB.

• Get 25GB Bonus data on first three $30+ recharges. New customers only. First recharge before 04/02/19 and next two before 08/04/19. All for use in AU in 28 days. Excludes rate plan changes and SIM swaps.

• Unlimited standard international calls to 15 selected destinations.

• With $10 Extras Credit for international calls and messages, roaming and selected premium SMS services.

STARTER SIM COST $40.00
EXPIRY Recharge every 28 days.
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What else do I need to know?
New customers on Epic Data plan $30+ recharges only. First recharge before 04/02/19 and next two before 08/04/19. All for use in AU in 28 days. Excludes rate plan changes and SIM swaps.
Prepaid Optus
Optus Prepaid Epic Value $40.00

• Roll over unused data up to 50GB when you recharge before expiry.

Unlimited Standard SMS
Unlimited standard national SMS and MMS.
UnlimitedStandard calls
Unlimited calls to standard national numbers, 13/1300 numbers and Voicemail.

10GB

Data
Charged per KB

• Roll over unused data up to 50GB when you recharge before expiry.

STARTER SIM COST $40.00
EXPIRY Recharge every 42 days.
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What else do I need to know?
All for use in Australia. Fair Go Policy applies.
Prepaid Optus
Optus Prepaid Long Expiry $40

• MyCredit roll over up to $500 when you recharge before expiry.

25c Standard SMS
25c per standard national SMS (160 characters) and MMS.
25cStandard calls
25c per minute for standard national calls (charged per min).

7c

Data
7c per MB. Charged per KB

• MyCredit roll over up to $500 when you recharge before expiry.

STARTER SIM COST $40.00
EXPIRY Recharge every 186 days.
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What else do I need to know?
All for use in Australia.
Postpaid 3G + 4G from Telstra
Southern Phone Orange M2M $60.00

• Orange 60 Promo - Now $40 for a limited time!

• 30 Day Network Guarantee.

• Australian Call Centre: 8am-8pm / 7 days a week

• Free delivery!

Unlimited Standard SMS
UnlimitedStandard calls

30GB

Data

• Orange 60 Promo - Now $40 for a limited time!

• 30 Day Network Guarantee.

• Australian Call Centre: 8am-8pm / 7 days a week

• Free delivery!

$60.00 COST PER MONTH $40.00
EXPIRY Month to month
Min. cost over 1 month is $40.00
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Prepaid 3G + 4G from Vodafone
Kogan SMALL $46.90

• Free delivery!

Unlimited Standard SMS
UnlimitedStandard calls

3GB every 30 days

Data

• Free delivery!

STARTER SIM COST $46.90
EXPIRY Recharge every 90 days.
Prepaid 3G + 4G Plus from Optus
OVO Mobile Extra Large $49.95

• With 500 international minutes.

• Receive a massive 40GB data ongoing for the life of the plan if purchased on or before 31 Jan 2019.

• FREE Cyber Safety + Parental Control software.

• Data-free streaming of sport, music and entertainment.

Unlimited Standard SMS
UnlimitedStandard calls

40GB

Data
20GB + 20GB bonus data. Data Free Entertainment

• With 500 international minutes.

• Receive a massive 40GB data ongoing for the life of the plan if purchased on or before 31 Jan 2019.

• FREE Cyber Safety + Parental Control software.

• Data-free streaming of sport, music and entertainment.

STARTER SIM COST $49.95
EXPIRY Recharge every 30 days.
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Postpaid 3G + 4G from Optus
Southern Phone Green 12M $50.00

• 30 Day Network Guarantee - Sign up to 12 month plan and cancel within the first days with no fees!

• Australian Call Centre: 8am-8pm / 7 days a week

• Free delivery!

Unlimited Standard SMS
UnlimitedStandard calls

23GB

Data

• 30 Day Network Guarantee - Sign up to 12 month plan and cancel within the first days with no fees!

• Australian Call Centre: 8am-8pm / 7 days a week

• Free delivery!

COST PER MONTH $50.00
CONTRACT 12 Months
Min. cost over 12 months is $600.00
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Prepaid Telstra 4G Network
Boost Prepaid $50.00

• Get 23GB bonus data on the first 5 recharges. Terms Apply. Ends 25 Feb 19.

• 4G on the FULL Telstra Mobile Network.

• Roll over unused data to your next recharge.

• Data Free Music streaming of Apple Music.

Unlimited Standard SMS
UnlimitedStandard calls
Unlimited standard international calls to 20 select destinations, 100 mins standard international calls to 30 select destinations and 100 standard text to 50 select destinations.

55GB

Data
32GB+23GB bonus data

• Get 23GB bonus data on the first 5 recharges. Terms Apply. Ends 25 Feb 19.

• 4G on the FULL Telstra Mobile Network.

• Roll over unused data to your next recharge.

• Data Free Music streaming of Apple Music.

RECHARGE COST $50.00
EXPIRY Recharge every 28 days.
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Postpaid 3G + 4G from Optus
Southern Phone Green M2M $50.00

• 30 Day Network Guarantee - Sign up to 12 month plan and cancel within the first days with no fees!

• Australian Call Centre: 8am-8pm / 7 days a week

• Free delivery!

Unlimited Standard SMS
UnlimitedStandard calls

15GB

Data

• 30 Day Network Guarantee - Sign up to 12 month plan and cancel within the first days with no fees!

• Australian Call Centre: 8am-8pm / 7 days a week

• Free delivery!

COST PER MONTH $50.00
EXPIRY Month to month
Min. cost over 1 month is $50.00
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Prepaid 4G from Telstra
Telstra Pre-Paid Max Extra $50.00

• With unlimited international calls to standard international numbers to 10 destinations.

• 10GB bonus on your first 5 recharges. First recharge before 25 Feb 2019, and all other recharges by 30 June 2019.

• Data free streaming of Apple Music, AFL, NRL and more.

• Free Wi-Fi with Telstra Air

• Australia's biggest 3G + 4G network.

Unlimited Standard SMS
UnlimitedStandard calls

28GB

Data
Data Banking

• With unlimited international calls to standard international numbers to 10 destinations.

• 10GB bonus on your first 5 recharges. First recharge before 25 Feb 2019, and all other recharges by 30 June 2019.

• Data free streaming of Apple Music, AFL, NRL and more.

• Free Wi-Fi with Telstra Air

• Australia's biggest 3G + 4G network.

STARTER SIM COST $50.00
EXPIRY 28 days
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What else do I need to know?
Telstra Prepaid Extra Plans: Data bank when you recharge $30+ before expiry. Access your Data Bank when you have an active recharge. Day2Day plans. International Minutes charged per destination when first eligible call is made. (Automatic top up of data in 100MB bundles.) See Telstra.com.au for terms and conditions.
Prepaid 3G + 4G Plus from Optus
Amaysim Unlimited Prepaid $50.00

• Unlimited standard SMS/MMS to 32 selected countries

• Unlimited standard international calls to 10 selected countries

• 300 standard international minutes to 22 selected countries

• No lock-in contracts

• Free Standard SIM delivery

Unlimited Standard SMS
UnlimitedStandard calls

40GB

Data

• Unlimited standard SMS/MMS to 32 selected countries

• Unlimited standard international calls to 10 selected countries

• 300 standard international minutes to 22 selected countries

• No lock-in contracts

• Free Standard SIM delivery

STARTER SIM COST $50.00
EXPIRY Recharge every 28 days.
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Prepaid 3G from Optus
Yomojo Unlimited Prepaid $59.90

• Free Yomojo-to-Yomojo call

• No Lock-in Contract

• Free delivery!

Unlimited Standard SMS
UnlimitedStandard calls

30GB

Data

• Free Yomojo-to-Yomojo call

• No Lock-in Contract

• Free delivery!

STARTER SIM COST $59.90
EXPIRY Recharge every 30 days.
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Prepaid 3G + 4G Plus from Optus
Amaysim Unlimited Prepaid $60.00

• Unlimited standard SMS/MMS to 32 selected countries

• Unlimited standard international calls to 10 selected countries

• 300 standard international minutes to 22 selected countries

• No lock-in contracts

• Free Standard SIM delivery

Unlimited Standard SMS
UnlimitedStandard calls

60GB

Data

• Unlimited standard SMS/MMS to 32 selected countries

• Unlimited standard international calls to 10 selected countries

• 300 standard international minutes to 22 selected countries

• No lock-in contracts

• Free Standard SIM delivery

STARTER SIM COST $60.00
EXPIRY Recharge every 28 days.
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Prepaid 4G from Telstra
Telstra Pre-Paid Max $60.00

• With unlimited international calls to standard international numbers to 10 destinations.

• 10GB bonus on your first 5 recharges. First recharge before 25 Feb 2019, and all other recharges by 30 June 2019.

• Data free streaming of Apple Music, AFL, NRL and more.

• Free Wi-Fi with Telstra Air

• Australia's biggest 3G + 4G network.

Unlimited Standard SMS
UnlimitedStandard calls

38GB

Data
Data Banking

• With unlimited international calls to standard international numbers to 10 destinations.

• 10GB bonus on your first 5 recharges. First recharge before 25 Feb 2019, and all other recharges by 30 June 2019.

• Data free streaming of Apple Music, AFL, NRL and more.

• Free Wi-Fi with Telstra Air

• Australia's biggest 3G + 4G network.

STARTER SIM COST $60.00
EXPIRY 28 days
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What else do I need to know?
Telstra Prepaid Extra Plans: Data bank when you recharge $30+ before expiry. Access your Data Bank when you have an active recharge. Day2Day plans. International Minutes charged per destination when first eligible call is made. (Automatic top up of data in 100MB bundles.) See Telstra.com.au for terms and conditions.
Postpaid 3G Plus from Optus
Moose SIM Only $78.00

• Customers love them. Check out their online reviews.

• Australian customer service and support.

Unlimited Standard SMS
UnlimitedStandard calls

90GB

Data

• Customers love them. Check out their online reviews.

• Australian customer service and support.

COST PER MONTH $78.00
CONTRACT Month to month
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Common questions about Vaya

When the SIM arrives, how do I activate my new Vaya service?

It’s extremely simple to activate your SIM when it arrives from Vaya. It’s also almost exactly the same process, whoever you pick and you’re best to do it online. Once you receive your SIM pack, go to Vaya’s WEBSITE and simply click on the pink button in the top right of the screen: It says “Activate”. Then, the connection of your new number or Vaya number will be initiated.

How long does it take to port my phone number from the phone company I’m with now, to Vaya?

Again, this is almost the same answer whichever phone companies you are moving between you go to.

There is a centralised porting database to which all the phone companies have access. They share it. When porting from another provider to Vaya, it may take as long as 3 business days to transfer the number. Most numbers are ported in far less time.

Vaya may need to get a hold of you to request further information if the port is rejected by your current mobile provider.

Typically,when I move, I expect less than 24 hours if I’m doing it on a working day although, as you would expect, no one can promise you that. The 3 business days is kind of a ‘worst case’.

How can I check my voice and data usage as I work through the month?

You can either contact Vaya at 1300 008 292 or access your online account. If you decide to do it online, just login and go to Vaya’s My Account facility. Obviously, you’ll need to know your account number and password.

Can I keep my current number if I move to Vaya?

Yes. Vaya can port (keep) your existing number from your current provider. You don’t have to do anything, either, just order the SIM and tell them you want to bring your number with you as part of the online purchase process. Vaya will take care of the porting bit for you. Once your service with Vaya is activated, you are automatically terminated from your previous provider.

Can I tether using Vaya?

Yes. All plans can use tethering, granted you have a compatible handset. If you’re tethering, you might like to consider extra data for your plan. Laptops and tablets get through a lot of data.

What are Vaya’s International Rates like?

If you’re looking for a phone plan with good International Calling rates (i.e. affordable ways to call overseas from Australia) then check out our dedicated page for phone plans with International Calls or our article on Vaya’s International Rates.

We also have a related article which compares international rates from key Vaya competitors.

Can I get a handset with my plan?

Not from Vaya. Vaya only offer SIM Only plans. There are an increasing range of places to get a handset and we’re sure you know what they are. The major phone companies, eBay, family member hand me down or overseas from Kogan for example.

How will my data usage be billed?

Your data usage is calculated in kilobyte (KB) packets on all of Vaya’s Plans.  Check the data rates for the plan you want by going to the Vaya website.

How can I pay my bill?

All of Vaya’s plans are direct debit mandatory. They can arrange your monthly payment to be paid through your bank of choice or a credit card, if you prefer, automatically. If you want to pay your bill in person, you can do that as well through Australia Post for a $2.75 fee.

Vaya also offer payment options through Bpay for a $1 fee. Paying over the phone with your credit card or through the, it’s free.

Am I able to change my plan once I’ve connected?

You can change up or down plans in any month.

Can I manage my service features on my own online?

Yes. You are able to enable and disable voicemail, outgoing calls, roaming, SMS and, importantly, you can keep an eye on your usage.

Vaya Review - Should you go with them?

Vaya offers some of the best value in the Australian market. The company suffers from a reputation for poor historic service levels although they’ve improved them a great deal. We provide the latest customer service satisfaction statistics so you can make your decision on the best information available.

What's good

  • Much improved customer service
  • Vaya are an Optus network reseler
  • They've got a broad range of SIM Only plans
  • They're an Australian company
  • You can keep your number if you go with them

What's bad

  • Customer Service used to be questionable
  • Still some weird charges - e.g $30 to leave unless you port
  • Careful on inclusions e.g. International SMS cost 40c

 

Vaya Mobile Review – Updated – Should you go with them ?

Best Value plans - 2018

 

Vaya are an MVNO  – or smaller phone company – which has been around for a while now. Their focus is on value based plans and lower spend levels. They have options as low as $16 in their range. We gave them our 2018 award for ‘Best Value Plans’ because they offer a price match guarantee – a unique feature in the Australian market.

Vaya use the Optus 3G + 4G network ( all of it, including ‘Optus Plus’ – explained below. )

They’ve had some questionable policies in the past – especially when it comes to charging customers unexpected fees. That’s given them a bad reputation online as far as reviews are concerned. However, Vaya were acquired by Amaysim in January 2016 and under their guidance, their customer service and support have improved a great deal. Since this may be the key issue on your mind, the question to resolve before you sign up to Vaya, let’s start with how the way they treat their customers has improved since Amaysim took over.

 

The key point, Complaints about Vaya have reduced enormously

The TIO is the Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman. It’s the bottom line for complaints about phone companies. Things have to be pretty bad before a customer takes it to the regulator. A few years ago, Vaya had one of the highest complaint rates in the industry. After the major phone companies – Optus, Telstra and Vodafone, Vaya, with much lower customer numbers had the highest number of complaints.

The problems people were facing related mostly to unusual charges – for data that they used outside their plan and funny SIM fees. Our review at the time called those out.

Any current Vaya review has to show the enormous reduction in complaints about the company which has occurred since Amaysim took them over.

Source : WhatPhone analysis / TIO

Complaints to the TIO – The Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman – have decreased enormously since Amaysim took Vaya over. Older, bad reviews you’ll find online about customer service are no longer wholly relevant.

As you can see, since Amaysim took Vaya over a couple of years ago, they’ve fixed many of the issues which caused the problems. The major improvement is a charge of $10 per GB for data on top of the data included in Vaya’s plans. It’s the way the industry deals with forecast data needs  Things are liable to keep getting better. We’ve included (below) a table which shows complaint measures from the same source (the TIO) relating to Amaysim, who now own and run Vaya.

This is why our Vaya review is now far more favorable about Vaya than it ever has been before. Amaysim, who now operate Vaya have some of the best customer satisfaction and lowest complaint levels in the industry.

Source : WhatPhone analysis / TIO

Under Amaysim’s stewardship, Vaya’s customer satisfaction has improved enormously.

In short, when you read online reviews of Vaya, bear this in mind. The complaints they received in the past do not reflect their current performance.

 

Reviewing Vaya on other components of their plans and service

Vaya used to be the company we recommended most frequently for phone plan buyers. However, unfortunately, Vaya stumbled and then fell. As we’ve covered, they suffered a lot of complaints and we had to stop saying they were a good bet.

Amaysim took them over at the start of 2016. In the months that followed, Vaya (a Brisbane based telco) added an Unlimited range, no doubt informed by insights from the Amaysim side of the office. As well as their $10 / GB charging, Vaya have also moved from MB to per Kb charging, another, fairer improvement. Finally, they no longer charge for basic SIM delivery – although you can pay more to get it delivered quickly which is actually a nice feature others should emulate.

Now, with Amaysim’s help, Vaya are a postpaid SIM only provider with a reputation for value. Let’s take a look at the details of their plans.

 

What we love about Vaya’s Plans

They have Some of the best data pricing around :

  • They offer a price match guarantee :
    You can’t really offer a price match guarantee unless you know you’re pretty good. Unique in Australian telco, Vaya currently say openly that they will beat any like for like offer they find. We’ve tried to find plans cheaper than Vaya but we can’t. The fact they don’t include promotional pricing (i.e. if the deal you find is a special offer, they won’t match it) in their consideration set does devalue the offer they make. You will have to make sure that when you buy or renew your service you are comparing all the promotional deals in market yourself. But, to be fair to them, when you’re comparing headline rates (without promotional periods included), Vaya come out on top.
  • Fairer additional data :
    If you go over your data, you’ll get bumped up 1GB for $10.

Our Vaya review shows how the company covers every data usage requirement with their range of plans.

Source : WhatPhone analysis and a recent survey on Australian Data usage

Our Vaya review shows that, whatever your data requirement, Vaya’s price match guarantee means you’ll get it cheapest for them. Remember to consider their contract options, too. ( See below.)

  • Vaya use the Optus 3G and 4G network :
    The Optus network covers 98.50% of the Australian population with their network. That’s nearly 1.2 . If you choose Vaya, you’ll be getting the benefit of all that network for less than you’d pay if you went to Optus direct. Optus do offer some value add content, however, so this is not a like for like comparison.
  • Vaya’s plans are SIM Only plans :
    SIM Only is not just a significant and increasing proportion of Australian sales, it is often the most sensible way to go about getting your phone. If you already have a phone you love, keeping it and moving to a SIM Only arrangement gets you fantastic rates for the calls you make.
  • No contracts :
    With Vaya, you get flexibility. Agreements on the plans we’ve shown on this page are month to month. That means that if you see a better deal with another phone company, you can quickly take it up. You are not tied in to a contract and obliged to pay the higher service fees for its duration.
  • You can keep your number :
    As always, whatever phone company you go to, you will be able to keep your existing phone number.
  • Postpaid plans offer slightly better value than prepaid from a term point of view :
    Not clear on the difference between prepaid and postpaid ? Read our article on prepaid vs postpaid vs month to month. As the market moves increasingly to a standard recharge window / validity period of 28 days, postpaid plans have one clear advantage. Postpaid plans renew on the same day of each calendar month. That means for your fee your plan will be valid for 30 or 31 days. For an equivalent spend in prepaid, you’d get (with most providers) 28 days before the service required a renewal. Being a postpaid provider does mean you also need a credit check to be able to get the service – which can be difficult if you’re under 18.
  • Free delivery :
    Vaya offer a same day delivery service. Providing their customers the chance to pay more for express delivery is a nice touch other telcos should follow. Standard delivery is can take 3-7 days through the standard Australia Post. Express is 1-2 days (same day in Melbourne and Sydney) and costs and additional $10.

Perhaps surprisingly, Vaya’s plan inclusions don’t have the same extras included as some of the other major postpaid plan providers. Notably missing is the ability to send International SMS from Vaya’s postpaid plan range. You will be charged extra for that.

Source : WhatPhone analysis

Vaya’s postpaid plan range does not include International SMS and MMS. Other postpaid options do.

Notes on the above chart :
Belong Mobile offer a $5 national bolt on for voice services. Plan details shown include that addition to make this a fair comparison.

 

Features we’re not so mad about in Vaya’s plans / service

  • No content :
    Optus, Telstra and OVO Mobile  all offer content  as part of their plans. Vaya don’t. For most people, content is a nice to have additional feature. However, if you have a streamed audio or want to watch video on your phone  you might like to consider a plan from one of those companies.
  • They don’t have an app :
    It’s one thing to have a reputation for customer service which is not up to scratch. It’s quite another not to have the facilities customers need to be able to service themselves. Having a customer service app is table stakes these days for phone companies. Bad versions of self service apps have been around 5 years or more. Good apps have been in market for 3. Apps help you manage critical functions like how much data you are using. Vaya do have a self service online portal, as all the phone companies now do. They should also release an app.
  • They only do postpaid :
    Vaya only offer postpaid plans. Their big brother company, Amaysim provide both prepaid and postpaid options for each of their plans. Having the choice is clearly preferable, especially since, as we’ve seen, some data overage charges still apply which is easier to manage on a prepaid service.
  • Vaya still have some unusual fees :
    Phone companies sometimes lack transparency over their pricing. Unusually for Vaya, a company which has received so much criticism over it’s charging methodologies, Vaya sill have a few costs which jump out at me as strange. They’ll charge you a $10 dishonor fee if your payment to them bounces. There’s another $10 if you pay them late. It’s $30 to disconnect your service from them – you can avoid this if you port the number to another telco but it’s still extremely unusual. I am not aware of a single other phone company which does it.
  • Weird plan costs :
    International SMS cost 40 cents each in Vaya’s plans. (You can read our dedicated article on Vaya International and romaing rates.

 

Why Vaya’s 12 month plan options make sense for around half of people

Why Vaya’s 12 month plan options make sense for around half of people

 

Which rivals / competitors to Vaya should you consider

Looking at it, there is an almost overwhelming range of Optus MVNOs / network resellers. At a high level, we usually focus on ( what are in our view the best ) 4 and segment them like this.

  • Like content / entertainment ? Go OVO / Optus / Telstra :
    If content like Drag Racing or Australian Gymnastics is important to you then consider OVO Mobile. Even the mothership, Optus has made some very public investments EPL in content. Telstra too, offer a suite of sports content free to their users. Content in phone plans isn’t for everyone  but if you want to watch video on your phone or stream music, Vaya might not be right for you.
  • Options on the Telstra Mobile Network :
    We also recommend that you consider Boost Mobile  for prepaid plans on the Telstra network and Belong Mobile  for postpaid plans on the same network.
  • Options on the Vodafone network :
    Kogan Mobile  offer pricing almost as good as Vaya and use the Vodafone 3G and 4G network. Lebara  also use the Vodafone network and have the best pricing we’ve found for international calls.

 

Vaya’s data only plans

Vaya, like many phone companies now offer substantial data bundles  for use as mobile broadband services. (link to mobile data survey.) With the problems associated with the NBN (long waits for install, slow speeds) Vaya provide a burgeoning alternative to a fixed connection.

Vaya’s data only plans start with smaller bundles, designed to be used in tablets and rise to bundles more than 70GB of data which have a host of uses from keeping the kids entertained in the car to acting as an alternative to a fixed NBN connection.

 

Best SIM Only Plans November 2018

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

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

Best for big mobile broadband bundles

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

Best Value Plans 2018

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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SpinTel

Postpaid | SIM Only | Month to Month Agreement | Optus 3G + 4G Plus Network

SpinTel are a postpaid provider with a one of the most useful data management features we’ve seen. With SpinTel plans your data is ‘capped’ when you reach your limit. With most other post paid phone plan providers, when you hit your limit, you’ll be charged $10 for an extra GB which is not as fair as we’d like to see.

With SpinTel you’ll get:

  • Great data pricing:
    Compare SpinTel to the best of the rest and you’ll see, at the price points they sell, SpinTel are often the best value.
  • ‘Capped plan’ data limits:
    If you want your phone service’s data to stop at a limit you set, SpinTel are the right phone company for you. So far as we know, they are the only company to offer this feature.

SpinTel plans for your mobile.

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OVO Mobile – Free Video & Radio Content

Best Entertainment plans - 2018

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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Kogan Mobile – Best Value on the Vodafone Network

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

Kogan Mobile keep it simple. They have some of the most competitive SIM Only / Prepaid plans in Australia, on the much improved Vodafone network. With their multi month recharge options, Kogan add some genuine value and choice to the market.

With Kogan, you’ll get

  • Monthly, quarterly or annual options : Do you want a single recharge payment with a 1, 3 or 12 month validity ? With Kogan, you’ll get discounts for multi-month purchases you were going to make anyway. They add the convenience of less frequent running out / topping up. And they keep the total predictability and flexibility of prepaid.

Kogan’s 30 day plan range :

Kogan’s 30 day plans all have Unlimited talk and SMS in Australia to Australian numbers. The difference is the amount of data which is included.

All talk time and SMS for use in Australia to Australian numbers. All data is for use in Australia. See all Kogan Plans including 90 day and 365 day plans. You can find out more about this company in our Kogan Mobile review.

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Telstra Mobile – Best For Coverage

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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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Woolworths Mobile

Postpaid | 12 month contracts | On the Telstra 3G and 4G network

Woolies are one of Australia’s most trusted brands. Now, they offer a range of 12 month SIM Only (postpaid) on the Telstra Mobile network. Many Australians visit Woolworths every week making the company’s telco offering familiar and accessible. With Woolies you’ll get

  • Access to the Telstra network from a reliable brand:
    Woolworths use part of the Telstra Mobile Network.  You can see their coverage map on their site.
  • Data bank feature:
    Woolies are one of three companies which offer a data bank feature. Whatever data you’re given, you keep – forever. (Up to a maximum of 30GB.) In our view, data banking is the fairest way a phone company can treat data.
  • Nothing you don’t need:
    Woolies are now an established telco. Their 12 month plans offer decent value and, for most people, who won’t change their phone plans more regularly than once a year anyway, Woolworths make a great ‘set and forget’ option.

Woolworths 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 Woolworths Mobile review.

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Belong Mobile | Fairest For Data

Best Data Plans 2018

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 calls and SMS in Oz + 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 calls and SMS in Oz + 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

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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Reviewing Vaya – summing up

They’ve been around for some time and the market has changed since they were established. It’s of little relevance to today’s shopper but Vaya had 4G data services long before their rivals. Vaya was reselling Optus’ 4G network before Amaysim, the company which is now their big brother ( and, apparently, trusted adviser. )

To a degree, this level of range among Optus resellers is useful. As Optus move to more value adds like The English Premier League  EPL in it’s plans having MVNOs which provide the basics of what people really want from their phone companies – voice, SMS and data – becomes more important. Mostl importantly, for you, Vaya can now be trusted not to overcharge you. Amaysim have steered them in the right direction. Vaya are now offering fairer plans and that’s’ definitely, something people want.

Vaya have improved the way they charge for data. It’s now much fairer, meaning the reviews you see online are outdated.

Our survey shows that the way Vaya have improved their plans is just right. People want and expect their data pricing to be fair.

Postpaid plans are not right for everyone – but they’re all Vaya sells. With such a range of options just on the Optus network, of both prepaid and postpaid, and quality alternatives like Boost, Lebara and CMobile on other networks, Vaya have their work cut out for them. Add in such a troubled brand and the strength, recognition and recall in the Amaysim brand, the question might be – why keep the Vaya brand at all ?

With all that said, Vaya’s plans are the cheapest. And if anyone can turn the Vaya brand around, Amaysim can. You can already see the benefits of Amaysims involvement in what Vaya sell. The unusual fees and service aspects that typical customers experienced as a ‘rip off’ have been largely removed. We will keep an eye on the customer service aspects of this company and keep the article updated. We hope we see an improvement.

 

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