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 National Calls: Belong’s price plans are data first. If you want to add Unlimited Australian National calls, it’ll cost you $5 a month, on top of the price of your data.
$10 International Calls: And if you want to make Unlimited International Calls (to 10 selected destinations – or to 23 selected countries’ landlines) just add $10.
Amaysim plans can be bought either Prepaid or Postpaid On The 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 a plan range which you can buy as either prepaid (28 day expiry) or postpaid – 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.
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.
$9.95 Unlimited = $200 standard calling and unlimited SMS / MMS + 1GB of 4G data.
$19.95 Unlimited = $500 standard calling and unlimited SMS / MMS + 2GB of 4G data.
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.
Prepaid | 30 day expiry | On the Full Vodafone 3G and 4G Network
If you’re after an unlimited plan with incredible data inclusions, or you make calls overseas, in our view, you need look no further than Lebara. Lebara use the much improved Vodafone 3G + 4G network which covers more than 96% of Australians. With Lebara, you’ll get :
Big Data on the Vodafone 3G + 4G network: Lebara’s plans include enough data for even the most ravenous data eaters.
Broad Range Including Plans With International Calls: Lebara have Unlimited International Call plans at $29.90 and $49.90 price points. Lebara’s cheaper international call rates cover all the major destinations including : UK, USA, Greece, China, Canada, Germany, Denmark, France, South Korea and Switzerland. (Inclusions vary, see our review.)
Multi-Month-Options: Lebara have 30 day plans, 180 day plans and 360 day plans. Buy up-front and save.
Roll over unused data to your next recharge. Data Free Music streaming of Apple Music. 100 mins international calls to 50 destinations. Get a $30 SIM for 1/2 price - now $15. Offer ends 26.03.2018. (50% off! Regular Price $30.)
Yomojo Mobile is an Australian MVNO, Prepaid SIM Provider (that’s a small phone company which resells another phone company’s network and provides prepaid plans). They’ve been around for a few years now, offering a broad range of competitive plans, which, following an early 2018 update now includes a ‘Kids Plan’ option.
Yomojo resells access to the Optus 4G network.
Yomojo used to be Yatango but they rebranded after a financial restructure a couple of years ago.
If I want to move to Yomojo and keep my phone number, can I do that ?
Yes you can. We have more information about this here. Keeping your phone number is a simple process. When you checkout on the Yomojo site, they’ll ask you if you want to keep the phone number you have or move to a new one.
If you dislike the coverage characteristics of Optus’s network service (i.e. the network that each of these rivals to Yomojo use) you can also try other smaller phone companies which use other networks.
All plans can be bought either prepaid or postpaid.
'Kid's plan' low cost entry point plan now available
An incredibly competitive Optus network market
Lesser known brand
Yomojo Review - Should you go with them?
We think that Yomojo’s plan range is a good one on the Optus network and we love the addition of a sub $10 price point to add a ‘Kids plan’ to their range.
What you need to know about Yomojo Mobile
Intro – 60 second guide to Yomojo Mobile
Yomojo Mobile, are a friendly, reputable smaller Australian phone company. Let’s take a look at how Yomojo compares to the competition.
Yomojo operates on the Optus 3G and 4G network.
We find Yomojo’s plans and data packs to perform consistently well when compared to the competition.
Yomojo have been around for a while now and their service has matured.
They have a cutting edge Self Service app for both Android and iOS smartphones.
Unfortunately, they don’t have a ‘Next Day Delivery’ option. You’ll have to wait 3-5 days to get the SIM.
What are Yomojo offering users?
Yomojo are offering users SIM only plans with
Kid’s plans : A phone plan with a sub $10 per month price point. It comes with a small data allocation (1GB) but then, for pocket money, what did you expect?
Unlimited Plans : Yomojo’s plans are now all prepaid in nature. Every one (except the recently added kids plan) offers unlimited voice calls and SMS to Australian numbers when the call is made in Australia. The rest of what you pay Yomojo for will be the data in your plan. Yomojo’s lower end price points (everything under $50 per month) are all 4G enabled plans. That means your data will load very fast on your phone – potentially faster than over your home fixed broadband connection. Interestingly, however, Yomojo have recently added 2 price plans with huge 3G data allowances. Pay more than $50 and you’ll get Unlimited voice and SMS as well as either 30Gb or 90GB of 3G data.
Data-Only options. Yomojo are one of a growing range of phone companies which provide data plans for tablets, mobiles and mobile broadband dongles. This is one of the fastest growing categories in telco (see our survey on 2018 trends on the homepage ) products because the price of data is falling so quickly, mobile broadband is getting to the point it can be a realistic alterantive to fixed connections for some.
The Yomojo basic unlimited texts and calling plan starts at one of the lowest price points per month that we’ve seen, with additional fees added on top depending on your mobile data usage requirements. Yomojo have been around for a while now and they’ve matured in to a competent if still not a widely known brand. Yomojo added a Self Service app to their Self Service facilities back in 2016. This sort of facility is now a hygiene factor – the absence of a Self Service app reflected badly on Yomojo. But they’ve put their time to good use and produced what their customers needed. The app is now in place and we think it’s great.
Yomojo tightened their range in early 2018, removing postpaid options and PAYG plans from their range. Their plans are now more mainstream so easier to compare alongside the competition.
Prepaid | 30 day expiry | On the Full Optus 3G and 4G 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 or Postpay : Yomojo offer you a choice of almost any plan feature you like. Any of their SIM Only plans can be bought as a prepaid or postpaid plan.
Use the Optus 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.
Totally Configurable range : Yomojo are the only Australian provider which offer you any choice of minutes, SMS and data that you could possibly need. Want International Minutes ? Add some !
Evaluating Yomojo: The key things you need to know
Their ‘Family’ features are their best features: Our 2018 survey of Australian phone users showed an enormous amount of interest in the uptake of new ‘connected devices‘. Smartwatches, Fitbits and Internet Of Things solutions for the home are all being added to the already long list of technology products that Australians have in their home. Yomojo are one of the few companies who have a handle on what this sort of change will mean to people. And they’ve improved their service to accommodate this imminent increase in the number of SIMs we will all have to manage. Yomojo lets you pay less per service, when you take more than one SIM from them. For example, if you and your spouse both had a SIM from Yomojo, not only would you be able to make free calls to each other, but their self service app would help you manage your data across both connections.
They’re a low cost Prepaid SIM provider : Yomojo are a low cost Australian SIM only provider. Like most prepaid plans, there is no commitment required from you, to take a plan from them. You can leave whatever month you’re in. That gives you total freedom to come and go as you see fit.
Their plans are super flexible : Yomojo let you can change up or down your plan at any time. If you’re using more voice or data over time, just bump up the plan inclusions for a few dollars more. This is particularly useful when it comes to your data requirements. As we have covered elsewhere, people’s use of data is increasing rapidly. On average, people double their data requirement every 12 months. Yomojo’s unique plan structure makes it easier than ever to move up plans, adding more data when you need it, throughout your relationship with the company.
They use the Optus 3G and 4G network : They use the lightning fast Optus 4G network. They don’t use part of the Optus 4G network. They don’t use some of it. They use the whole, entire Optus 4G network. Yomojo are an MVNO (Mobile Virtual Network Operator) also known as a network reseller. These smaller phone companies offten offer better deals than the major phone companies.
Their prepaid plans have a 30 day recharge window not a 28 day recharge window : It might seem like a small change but many phone companies have changed their prepaid recharge to be 28 days, rather than 30. That means that each year, you’ll be paying for an extra recharge if you choose a provider with a 28 day recharge window. Yomojo’s recharge window is 30 days and there are (we hear) no plans to change that.
FREE Yomojo to Yomojo calls: If one or more of your friends is also on Yomojo, you’ll get unlimited free calls at any time to them. (In Australia.)
Now with Self Service App: Self service apps are the number 1 tool to take more control over the costs associated with your account. Their use not only cuts the cost of your service (because it makes it cheaper for the phone company to service you) but makes it more convenient to get things just the way you want them on your account. Yomojo produced their self service app in 2016 and we think it works just fine.
They have 3G enabled plans: Yomojo’s two most expensive plans have huge data allowances included. The data you’ll get on them is 3G however. So what’s the difference? The difference is the speed of the data downloads and uploads you’ll get with these plans. Typically, 3G plans might be one third or one quarter the speed of 4G plans. That’s not necessarily a bad thing. You can still watch a YouTube video on a 3G connection, no problem. In Australia now, around about 75% of people have 4G enabled phones. However, for those who have a 3G phone (the fastest data for which will be 3G), there’s no point in having a 4G SIM in it.
Things to be careful of with Yomojo
Out of bundle data charging: You’ve got to be careful on Yomojo plans. We advise that you use their self service app to track your data usage. If you exceed your data allocation and still have service credit on your account, you will be charged more than $50 per GB for the data you buy. On the Yomojo site you will see a link to ‘reserve credit rates’ and this plan feature is outlined in there (as well as on the CIS – Customer Information Statement.) This $50 / GB is an outdated and now uncommon way of charging customers for extra data they need. Usually, when you exceed your plan’s data allocation, you’ll be charged $10 per GB. to be fair, Yomojo do offer the option of adding a GB of data to your plan yourself – for which you will pay only $11 for the first GB and $10 for the second. The problem is – you have to know you need it before you buy it – which is why we’re recommending you use your Self Service app to track it. The $10 / GB scheme usually works without you having to remember.
How do Yomojo Mobile compare against other SIM only providers?
We have shown Yomojo’s plans, above, on this page. We have also highlighted the best of competitor’s plans. If you’d like to compare the full range we offer, you can see the full range of plans on our Prepaid or SIM Only plan pages. Here are some plans from the best of the rest on other networks.
How does Yomojo Mobile website work?
If you’re of the mind to build your plan using Yomojo billing and contract system, this is how it works. Their web interface lets you choose the number of calls, amount of data and the number of SMSs you need. The key to it’s effectiveness is the user-friendly ‘sliders’. The totally web based interaction removes unnecessary operating costs and allows you to customize Yomojo contracts exactly to your liking. Simply move the slider up and down to determine the core of your plan needs : Voice minutes, SMS and data inclusions.
Every aspect of the service can be established online – including, for example, things like international roaming which, with other phone companies, you would need to call the call centre to arrange. In every other regard, the site is just as you would expect to find anywhere else.
What’s good about Yomojo ?
You can keep your current phone number if you move to Yomojo: Move to Yomojo and you’ll have the option to keep your current number and change or adjust your plan at any time without fees or penalties.
Invite your friends & you’ll both be rewarded! For every friend or family member you invite that joins Yomojo, you’ll both earn $20 reward credit to use on your service! Yomojo doesn’t limit the amount of reward credit you can earn, so you’re free to invite as many people as you want. Yomojo also allow free ‘on net’ calls – an industry term for free calls between phones which both have Yomojo SIMs in them.
No hassle ‘recharge’: If you choose your prepaid plan from Yomojo, you can set your service up to auto renew if you’d like it to. Removing that on-going recharge is as easy as removing your SIM if you don’t want to continue.
Summing up – Yomojo are one of the best on the Optus 4G network
Yomojo is good news for those who like a plan with a lot of data in it. Which basically means everyone. Best for data is one of the most meaningful awards we offer because of the importance of the inclusion and we didn’t award it lightly.
In many ways, Yomojo are ‘just another phone company’. They have perfectly good customer support, albeit through an overseas call center. They have perfectly good coverage – Optus’ network covers 98.5% of the Australian population. They have perfectly good plans, especially for data and those with unusual needs. Their new, free customer self service app puts them on a par with any tier 1 telcos. They also bring some worthwhile variety to the market with their phone plans with 3G data options.
They’re let down a bit by the out of bundle charging they have in their plans. Make sure you manage your data allowance so you don’t get caught paying $50 / GB.
Some Background : Who are Yomojo and what do they have to do with Yatango?
Yatango was an Australian MVNO which used to operate on the Optus 4G network, at their time of closing had around 20,000 customers . Yatango Mobile went into administration a few months after they had an unsuccessful reverse listing attempt, which was facilitated by their parent company.
This was all back in 2015 and, while it used to be relevant to your decision about whether or not to choose the new version of the company, Yomojo, we only keep this content around for consistency.
Unfortunately as the plan failed and didn’t work out, the company was left in a position without appropriate cash-flow and unable to meet their minimum capital requirements. Many industry observers had commented that while at the time of operation, Yatango was providing the services to a high level of user satisfaction, their accounting practices left little to be desired, a fact echoed by their list of creditors.
Yomojo was formed by Scott Stavretis, current acting Director, in response to administrators appointed to Yatango who had planned to sell of the assets including subscribers information. Scott , replied in a press release sent to iTWire, that he established this new company to help existing Yatango subscribers continue using their prepaid plans, without loosing connectivity or experiencing downtime. Scott is going this at the same time, allowing previous Yatango investors to join his new company and support his future vision of the direction that Yatango should of headed in.
All Yatango subscribers have been ported over to Yomojo and service continues as per usual, operating on the 3G and 4G Optus network. Yomojo offer users the same competitive pricing that Yatango used to provide to their users, as well as a range of SIM only prepaid plans, each with the ability to choose your spend level based on personal usage requirements.
While Yatango Mobile started off with all the right goals and ambitions, it was their poor accounting and management which lead to their downfall. With the launch of Yomojo, it’s clear to see that in the MVNO space they are trying to replicate the Yatango business model and run the company as Yatango should have been from the get go.