Amaysim Buys Fellow Budget Telco Vaya: Here Are The Low-Cost Deals On Offer

Aussie telco amaysim today announced it has purchased the 100 per cent online virtual network operator Vaya. Both known for their budget-concious deals, amaysim intends to continue to operate the two brands separately.

News of the purchase saw amaysim shares leap by 20 percent.

Amaysim intends to utilise Vaya's Phillipines service centre "to create an overflow capacity for amaysim and to fast track platform, web and app development."

Vaya caters for the $18-$45 market, while amaysim's deals are focused on the $25-$50 range.

So What Do Vaya Offer?

Network: Optus 4G Cost Per Month: $18 to $44 Talk Time Value: $650 to Unlimited Included Data: 1.5GB to 6GB Data Rate: $10 (excess per GB) Call Rate: 99c (per 60 sec) to included Flag Fall: 35c to included Standard 2 Minute Call: $2.33 to included SMS Rate: Unlimited MMS Rate: 55c to unlimited International SMS Rate: 40c International MMS Rate: 75c International Call Rates Term: 1 Month Here's some more detailed information The higher end deals also offer internet tethering and voicemail.

What About Amaysim?

Network: Optus 4G Cost Per Month: $24.90 to $49.90 Talk Time Value: Unlimited Included Data: 1GB to 8GB Data Rate: $9.90 (excess per GB) Call Rate: Included Flag Fall: Included Standard 2 Minute Call: Included SMS Rate: Unlimited MMS Rate: Unlimited International SMS Rate: Unlimited to 32 countries International MMS Rate: Unlimited to 32 countires International Call Rates Term: 1 Month More details can be foundhere

I've been with amaysim for a little over a year now, and have nothing but praise for the value for money and quality of service. That being said, I live and work in a major city.

Have you been a customer of amaysim or Vaya? What has been your experience?



    Amaysim also do a $0 sim-only plan, which is the cheapest one around. Available in prepaid or postpaid. Super handy for the spare phone.

    I've been a Vaya customer for 2 years. Never had any problems and find it grest value. I've recommended the service to friend who have also signed up and are enjoying what Vaya offers.

    We've had two phones on Vaya for 2 years now. We pay $18 a month. If we go over our 1.5G limit were just sliced an additional $10 on the next bill, then it reverts back. Never had a problem.

    I just left Vaya yesterday, after a trouble-free year or so on their service. I couldn't resist Optus's $40 deal - unlimited calls/SMS, 300 minutes of international calls and 10Gb on a 12 month BYO contract. That equates to $13 extra for four times the data Vaya were giving me plus the international calls (which I may actually use now and then).

    Amaysim; where I live is very patchy, (largest non-metro city in australia).

    At home internet connection is no problem, wifi rules, but when 2-factor authentication requires SMS verification, that can involve a walk up the street to get connectivity.

    For a standby phone with low usage, amaysim is a half-decent low cost carrier. If you need reliability. use a (more) premium carrier.

    If you can get Optus coverage, for the average user, it's hard to go past these offers.

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