Amaysim launches summer unlimited data deal

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Just in time for the summer holiday break, Amaysim has launched a limited-time unlimited data offer for mobile customers. Move to the telco’s $40 or $50 prepaid plans, and you’ll receive unlimited mobile data for your first three renewals.

The offer is available for eligible $40 and $50 plan activations made before 11.59pm on 31 January, 2020. Once you’ve signed up, you’ll get unlimited data for your first three renewals, provided they’re made before or on 31 March, 2020.

Once your three unlimited recharges are up, your plan will then revert back to its capped monthly data inclusions. For the $40 plan, this now includes 60GB every 28 days, and for the $50 plan, 80GB every 28 days.

Plans also include unlimited standard talk and text in Australia, unlimited standard international calls to 10 countries, and 300 minutes of standard calls to a further 22 countries. If you’d like to compare Amaysim plans, we’ve listed all five of the telco’s prepaid plans below.

The following table shows all published Amaysim plans on Canstar Blue’s database, listed in order of cost, from the lowest to highest and then by data allowance, largest to smallest. Use our comparison tool to see plans from a range of other providers. This is a selection of products with links to a referral partner.

As part of its summer promotion, Amaysim is also increasing the gigabyte allowance on its smaller prepaid plans. The $10 plan now includes 1.5GB (up from 1GB), the $20 plan features 8GB (previously 5GB), and the $30 plan now includes 40GB per month (formerly 30GB).

Amaysim’s unlimited deal is available now to new and existing customers – if you’re already on a $40 or $50 Amaysim plan, you’ll receive an automatic upgrade. All Amaysim plans include coverage on Optus‘ 4G Plus and 3G networks, which are available across Australia.

Unlimited data: plans compared

According to Amaysim’s research, Australian use around 7% more data over the Christmas period, with 75% of smartphone users prepared to switch telcos in order to access unlimited mobile data. So if you’re keen to stream endless Netflix by the pool, Amaysim has you covered over the holiday season.

However, it’s important to note that Amaysim isn’t the only provider to offer unlimited data on mobile plans. Both Telstra and Vodafone include unlimited speed-capped data on selected plans: Telstra on all its postpaid SIM-only options, and Vodafone on its Red Plus postpaid plans.

This means that, in addition to a monthly high-speed data allowance, you’ll also get unlimited data restricted to speeds of 1.5Mbps. While this is definitely slower than standard 4G speeds, it should be fast enough for everyday web browsing and light streaming – and it means you’ll never need to worry about being charged for excess data use.

The following table shows a selection of published unlimited data plans on Canstar Blue’s database, listed in order of cost, from the lowest to highest and then by full-speed data allowance, largest to smallest. Use our comparison tool to see plans from a range of other providers. This is a selection of products with links to a referral partner.

Amaysim has been critical of competing ‘unlimited’ plans, describing its own summer promotion as the nation’s first ‘truly unlimited’ mobile data offer. However, Telstra has previously offered unlimited full-speed data, as part of its $199 Unlimited mobile plan.

While this plan is no longer available, it does show that unlimited high-speed mobile data isn’t new to the Australian market. It’s likely that Telstra’s $200 pricing was too much for many Aussies who would otherwise embrace an endless monthly data offer; in comparison, Amaysim’s $40 or $50 price is a much more attractive deal, even if unlimited data isn’t a permanent feature.

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