There was a time when we thought of prepaid plans as the domain of children and drug dealers, but thanks to a bevy of tiny telcos offering great prepaid rates, the market for these no commitment SIMs is heating up. Here are our picks for prepaid plans with the longest expiry, 10GB of data and under $30 per month.
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Over the last 10 years, the NBN has gone from a relatively straightforwards fibre-only network to a complicated mess of speed tiers and different technologies and contention ratios and CVC and other bullshit. Amaysim has released a video that it says is a 90-second explainer for anyone confused with the network, on the day it switches on its own NBN coverage.
Amaysim's unique brand of no-nonsense, customer-focused service is coming to Australia's national broadband network. Here's hoping that it'll be a breath of fresh air in an otherwise frustrating mire of different technologies and speeds. In the next three months, you'll be able to sign up to unlimited NBN plans, with the promise of no hidden fees.
Complaints to telecommunications providers are up by over 16 per cent, according to the latest report detailing the number of new landline, mobile and internet complaints the Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman (TIO) receives.
Optus is the worst offender, while Amaysim proves the most loved among customers.
Amaysim has entered into an agreement to buy Australian Broadband Services, gaining access to a platform to enter the broadband market. As in mobile (where it runs on Optus' network), Amaysim will operate as a virtual network operator, leveraging the existing fixed line networks — including the NBN.
Less than two months ago Amaysim bought out fellow Australian low-cost mobile service provider, Vaya. Last week Amaysim announced its 9GB plan for less than $50, and today sees Vaya reveal its own new and improved plans.
A bunch of price drops and data increases on existing plans are effective midday (AEST) today, and a few new plans have been added to the fold — including a new $34 plan that includes 7GB of data.
In today's connected world, phone plan competitiveness is largely sold on data allowances, so it comes as no surprise that Amaysim is bumping up data and international inclusions on all of its Unlimited plans. It will also be switching to a 28 day cycle rather than a 30 day one, in the interest of allowing a 'like for like' comparison with other prepaid plans on the market.
Got a shiny new iPad last Friday and need some data for it? We've got an exclusive deal on Amaysim's data packs, giving you 30 per cent off.
Back in May, the Australian Communication and Media Authority (ACMA) reported what you and I already knew: "The complexity of plans and how they are framed make it virtually impossible to compare them accurately." That got local price comparison site, WhistleOut, crunching the numbers, and the result is this fantastic infographic.
Mobile Virtual Network Operators are nothing new in Australia, but the newest one certainly seems to be offering a good deal. Amaysim (it's supposed to be pronounced like "amazing", apparently) has just launched in Australia, and promises contract-free connectivity with all national calls costing 15 cents per minute with no flagfall and SMS messages costing just 12 cents.