amaysim extends pay as you go credit to a full year

Alex Kidman 16 August 2016

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amaysim’s pay as you go plans have jumped up from 90 day expiry to a full 365 days.

Long expiry plans have a definite niche in the mobile ecosystem; they’re a great match for anyone who wants a service where they can be contacted but perhaps don't want to make a great many calls, texts or data usage over a lengthy period of time. They also appeal to folks who want to hold onto a given phone number for a span of time where they figure their usage will be minimal.

We’ve seen a huge rise in the number of prepaid plans dropping their "monthly" rates down to 28 day rates, which presents a significant value challenge, but it’s rare for prepaid plans to add additional expiry time at no additional charge. That’s precisely what amaysim has done, switching its As You Go plan from a 90 day expiry period over to a 365 day expiry period.

The basics of the plan remain essentially the same, with a minimum $5 starter credit, 12c calls and texts and data charged at 7.2c per MB. If you’re an existing customer with As You Go credit, amaysim advises that your plans have already been upgraded to the new expiry period.

The move also puts amaysim directly in the same very low cost long expiry space as ALDImobile, which has long offered a similar $5 minimum pay as you go 365 day expiry plan. amaysim’s plans operate on Optus’ 4G networks, where ALDImobile runs on parts of Telstra’s 4G networks. We’d already noted when rounding up the best long expiry plans that amaysim was highly competitive with its As You Go plans with only 90 days expiry; the shift to 365 days only extends this value proposition.

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