Amaysim Mobile Phone Plans
Amaysim has been in the telco game since 2010, and since its launch has established itself as one of the best-known and most popular alternatives to Telstra, Vodafone or Optus. With a small but impressive range of SIM-only plans on offer, Amaysim offers simplicity and flexibility. There are no lock-in contracts and you can buy an Amaysim SIM card both online and from stores including Coles, Woolworths, 7-Eleven and Australia Post.
All Amaysim mobile plans are offered as prepaid, meaning up you’ll pay for your usage upfront. This is a great way to avoid unexpected overages, and you can set up automatically-renewing payments to ensure you’re never without service, rather than purchasing an Amaysim recharge after each expiry.
With standard mobile plans starting from $12 per 28 days and up to $50 for 28 days, there’s affordable options for almost every type of phone user. Amaysim also provides easy account monitoring and data usage records via its customer app, and is known for offering consistently high levels of customer service and support.
Overall, if you’re looking for a great value SIM plan, Amaysim is definitely worth checking out. Here’s everything you need to know about Amaysim’s SIM-only plans.
What do you get with Amaysim prepaid plans?
Although Amaysim previously offered postpaid service, for several years now the telco has switched to offering prepaid-only plans to new customers, with plans available across a range of different expiry periods.
All Amaysim prepaid SIM-only plans are bring-your-own-phone (SIM only) and its five main plans run over 28 days. There are also two long-expiry prepaid plans available which run over six months and one year respectively, along with a simple short-term plan that runs over seven days. If you’ve got an unlocked 3G or 4G capable phone, you should have no issues bringing it to Amaysim.
The following table shows a selection of published Amaysim prepaid phone plans on Canstar Blue’s database, listed in order of cost, from the lowest to highest. 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.
What does Amaysim offer?
Along with the standard national talk, text, and data inclusions, selected Amaysim plans also included unlimited international calls to 28 or 42 countries, depending on your plan.
There are not setup costs, you’ll get free standard SIM delivery, and extras such as add-on data and international roaming are available. A quick checklist of what you will and won’t find on Amaysim plans is below.
|Feature||Amaysim prepaid plans|
|Data-free video streaming|
|Data-free music streaming|
|Data overage fees|
Which network does Amaysim use?
Amaysim is an Optus Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO), meaning it offers service on Optus’ 3G and 4G Plus networks. So if you move to Amaysim, you’ll get similar coverage and data speeds as you would on an Optus plan. While Optus is so far the only network provider to offer its 5G network to MVNOs, Amaysim is yet to take up the offer.
Optus’ mobile network covers 98.5% of the Australian population – just behind Telstra, and ahead of Vodafone. The telco has also been stepping up its rural coverage in recent years, and in 2018 had committed to investing one billion dollars to improve service in regional and remote areas.
More than 2,200 new Optus towers have been built in over one thousand regional towns, and almost 1,500 existing towers have been upgraded – so even if you don’t live in one of the major cities, Optus is working to keep you connected.
Features and bonuses
Amaysim plans don’t come with the perks you’ll find from higher-priced telcos, such as data-free streaming or free music subscriptions. However, Amaysim does include free international on several plans, plus add-on data and auto-recharge options.
- International calls: Amaysim’s $40 and $50 unlimited plans and the $10 short-term plan, all include unlimited standard calls to 42 countries including : China, Chile, Hong Kong, Iceland, India, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Norway, Singapore, South Korea, Sweden, the UK, USA and Vietnam. The $30 28-day plan and the six-month long-expiry plan include unlimited standard calls to 28 countries.
- Add-on data: Additional data can be added to your plan at any time, at a rate of $10 per gigabyte.
- Auto-recharge: Amaysim offers automatic renewal every 28 days on its unlimited phone plans and auto-renewal is also available on both long-expiry plans and the short-term plan.
- International roaming: Amaysim customers can use their service overseas in selected countries, but you’ll need to enable this service before you leave. Roaming rates are expensive – calls start at $1 per minute, and data from $0.50 per megabyte (or $512 per gigabyte) – so you may prefer to buy a travel SIM if you’re planning to use your phone outside of Australia.
Individual Amaysim Plans
Amaysim Unlimited 2GB
Priced at just $12 every 28 days, Amaysim’s entry-level plan features unlimited talk and text in Australia to standard numbers, plus 2GB of data. It’s a good option for anyone who needs an unlimited call and SMS allowance, but doesn’t require much data.
Amaysim Unlimited 6GB
If you need a little more data each month, Amaysim’s $20 plan bumps up your allowance to 6GB, and also features unlimited standard calls and text within Australia.
Amaysim Unlimited 30GB
Craving lots of data? Amaysim’s 30GB plan offers plenty of gigabytes to get you through the month. Priced at $30, this plans also includes unlimited Aussie talk and text, plus unlimited standard calls to 28 selected countries.
Amaysim Unlimited 50GB
If 30GB isn‘t quite enough, you can bump up your data on the 50GB Amaysim plan for just $10 more each month ($40). This plan also includes unlimited talk and text to 42 countries, plus unlimited standard Australian talk and text.
Amaysim Unlimited 80GB
Featuring 80GB of data each month, Amaysim’s $50 plan also throws in unlimited calls and SMS to 42 countries, as well as unlimited standard talk and text within Australia.
Amaysim Short-Term plan
If you’re looking for a short-term solution, Amaysim offers one value-packed short-term plan. For $10 over a seven day expiry period, you’ll get unlimited standard national calls and texts, plus 10GB of data and unlimited standard international calls and texts to 42 countries.
Amaysim Long-Expiry plans
Recharging a prepaid plan can be a bit of a chore, so if you’d prefer a set and forget option, Amaysim have two long-expiry plans available. For $150, you’ll get unlimited standard national calls and SMS, plus unlimited standard international talk and SMS to 19 select countries and 125GB of data over a six month expiry period, which works out to be around $25 for 20.8GB of data per month. Going up to the $200 plan, you’ll get 120GB of data and unlimited standard national calls and SMS over one year (12 months), which works out to be around $16.70 for 10GB of data per month.
Amaysim Basic PAYG
If you’re an infrequent user, or just need a back-up SIM plan in case of emergencies, Amaysim also offers a $10 pay-as-you-go plan. Credit lasts for 365 days, and you can add credit monthly or opt to pay on a postpaid basis. Call rates are from $0.15 per minute to standard Australian numbers, with texts priced at $0.15 for SMS and $0.49 per MMS. If you need data, it’s priced at 7.2 cents per MB of data.
Amaysim Mobile Broadband
Also known as data-only plans, Amaysim offers three data-only plans which can be used in a SIM-compatible device, such as a tablet, modem or even your phone. Plans start at $15 for 7GB of data and go up to $60 with 90GB of data, all over a 28-day expiry.
Amaysim Mobile Broadband Plans
The following table shows a selection of published Amaysim mobile broadband plans on Canstar Blue’s database, listed in order of cost, from the lowest to highest and then by data allowance, largest to smallest. This is a selection of products with links to referral partners.
|Brand||Features||Max Data**/billing period||Advertised Cost^^/billing period|
SIM Only 7GB
min. cost $15 over 28 day billing period
Link to provider unavailable
SIM Only 50GB
min. cost $40 over 28 day billing period
Link to provider unavailable
SIM Only 90GB
min. cost $60 over 28 day billing period
Link to provider unavailable
|View all NBN plans listed on Canstar Blue||**^^View important information|
Amaysim contact details and customer support
Want to know how you can get in contact with Amaysim? The telco offers several contact and support options, including:
- Live chat on the Amaysim website
- Email form via the Amaysim website
- The Amaysim Facebook page
- Twitter: @amaysimAU
- Amaysim app for both iPhone and Android
How does Amaysim compare?
If you’re interested in Optus network coverage, but want to shop around first, there are quite a few similar MVNOs offering cheaper SIM-only plans – check out the list below:
- Southern Phone
- Moose Mobile
- Catch Connect
- Coles Mobile
Are Amaysim mobile plans a good deal?
When all is said and done, Amaysim continues to be one of the most popular and innovative MVNOs in the market. Providing easy-to-understand and value-packed plans, paired with reputable customer service, it’s hard to beat Amaysim as an all-round package. However, it’s also worth keeping an eye on some of its low-cost rivals, which also offer competitive plans and prices on the Optus network.
Overall, Amaysim’s range of plans cover most usage types, and its 80GB for $50 plan is a great deal if you’re serious about streaming and downloading. The inclusion of unlimited international calls to selected countries on select plans is also great news for customers with loved ones overseas, although the lack of affordable travel roaming options means you’ll probably prefer not to use your service outside of Australia.
Amaysim’s simple, flexible plans are worth a look if you’re after a prepaid service that keeps you in control. But as always, it pays to shop around before shelling out for a new SIM and plan.
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About the author of this page
This page was written and is regularly updated by Canstar Blue’s Telco Specialist, Emma Bradstock. An expert in all things phone, internet, gaming and streaming, Emma helps to make complicated subjects easier for readers to understand, as well as covering the latest news and reviews across the telco industry. She’s passionate about helping consumers make better-informed telco choices and highlighting the next best deals.
Amaysim phone plans summary
Amaysim offers five simple 28-day prepaid phone plans. The following table shows the basic plan prices and inclusions.
|Amaysim Unlimited 2GB||$12||Unlimited standard national calls and texts, 2GB data, 28-day expiry period|
|Amaysim Unlimited 6GB||$20||Unlimited standard national calls and texts, 6GB data, 28-day expiry period|
|Amaysim Unlimited 30GB||$30||Unlimited standard national calls and texts, unlimited standard international calls to 28 countries, 30GB data, 28-day expiry period|
|Amaysim Unlimited 50GB||$40||Unlimited standard national calls and texts, unlimited standard international calls to 42 countries, 50GB data, 28-day expiry period|
|Amaysim Unlimited 80GB||$50||Unlimited standard national calls and texts, unlimited standard international calls to 42 countries, 80GB data, 28-day expiry period|
What do customers think about Amaysim phone plans?
In 2020, Australians gave Amaysim 4 out of 5 stars for Overall Customer Satisfaction in Canstar Blue’s annual Most Satisfied Customers Mobile SIM-Only Prepaid award. Amaysim had previously won the award in 2019.