The company behind daily deals website Catch.com.au has launched a range of competitive prepaid mobile phone plans on the Optus network.
The Catch Group, which also owns online grocery shopping website Grocery Run and children’s clothing chain Pumpkin Patch, is offering 30 and 90-day prepaid mobile phone deals, in addition to 30-day mobile broadband plans.
‘Catch Connect’ will operate as a Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO) using the Optus 4G network to deliver its services. All plans are SIM-only, meaning users must bring their own device.
“Our customers prioritise choice and value, so when it came to designing Catch Connect, we wanted to create a unique and differentiated offering that delivers additional value for our users,” said Catch Group CEO Nati Harpaz.
Optus Wholesale Managing Director, Stuart Bird, said Catch Connect will spur on further competition in the prepaid mobile sector. Catch Connect joins established providers such as Amaysim, iiNet, Vaya and Dodo on the Optus network.
“Both the Catch Group and Optus are known for using innovation and technology to improve customer experience and this is clearly reflected in this new mobile service,” Mr Bird said.
SIM cards can be purchased from Catch.com.au. Until 9 March, Catch Connect is also offering up to $89 in ‘Catch Back’ vouchers to use on Catch.com.au.
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What will Catch Connect offer?
Catch Connect currently offers three 30-day plans, three 90-day plans and two mobile broadband plans. All are delivered on a prepaid basis on the Optus network.
The cheapest 30-day plan is perhaps the most eye-catching, offering unlimited calls and texts plus 2GB of data for $15 a month on a no-contract basis. Catch Connect is also one of the cheapest to offer 15GB of data and unlimited calls and texts for just $35 a month.
Its mobile broadband plans are also competitive, standing out alongside other Optus network providers such as OVO Mobile, Amaysim and Yomojo.
Data is billed by the kilobyte, and as it’s a prepaid service, data can be manually recharged. International calls can also be added from $5 extra.
The Catch Group adds to a long list of retailers reselling the three major carriers in Australia, joining the likes of Kogan, Coles, Woolworths and ALDI in selling prepaid phone plans.