amaysim unlimited data banking: How does its new rollover offer compare?

Posted: 28 September 2021 12:17 pm
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amaysim's mobile plans now come with unlimited data banking, making it the first provider on the Optus network to offer the perk.

amaysim has jumped in with a brand new feature on its prepaid mobile plans — unlimited data banking.

Previously, any leftover data would vanish when you recharged your plan. Now, that data will be saved for future use in a "data bank" with unlimited capacity.

How does amaysim's unlimited data banking and mobile plans compare?

With data banking, amaysim not only adds a new feature to its mobile plans, but it also sets itself apart from other providers on the Optus network.

While providers like Coles Mobile and gomo do have data rollover, they cap your data bank between 50-200GB.

amaysim's bank is unlimited, meaning you can really save up for that road trip or time away where you'll be burning data like crazy.

That said, in terms of outright value on mobile plans, amaysim doesn't always come out on top:

  • Coles has a $20 plan that offers more than double the data of amaysim's.
  • gomo's mobile plans also offer huge chunks of data for their price (even after its promotional deals).

So it still pays to compare your options before deciding whether amaysim's unlimited data banking makes it worth signing up to now.

Is there a catch with amaysim's data banking?

There's nothing too unsavoury going on with amaysim's data banking. In fact, there's only really 1 thing to watch out for.

amaysim's data bank gets nullified if you swap plans. Of course, you'll also lose it if you cancel with amaysim altogether, but even changing to another amaysim plan with more monthly data will wipe out your bank.

Unlimited data banking isn't new

Data banking certainly improves the value of amaysim's prepaid plans. These frequently come with promotional deals such as bonus data for the first few recharges.

However, while the news of amaysim adding unlimited data banking to its plan is great, just remember that this feature isn't new.

Mobile providers like ALDImobile and Belong have been letting you bank as much as you want for a while now (with the added benefit of Telstra 4G network coverage).

At the end of the day, it all depends on which mobile plan and network you prefer.

  • Keep in mind that data banks are a useful feature but if you find you're regularly saving up big chunks of data, it might be a sign to switch. If you're on 30GB a month but regularly banking say 10GB or more, it's a good sign that you could probably drop down to 20GB and do just fine (assuming you aren't saving it up for a trip).

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  • Finder Exclusive: $10 for the first 3 renewals, then $35 per renewal. T&Cs apply. Ends 31 October 2021
  • Unlimited standard national calls & texts
50GB
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$0.20 per GB
$10
per 28 days expiry
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50GB
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$0.20/GB
$10
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  • $10 for the 1st renewal. T&Cs apply. Ends 31 October 2021
  • Unlimited standard national calls & texts
2GB
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$6.00 per GB
$12
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$6.00/GB
$12
per 28 days expiry
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  • $15 for the first 3 renewals, then $30 per renewal onwards. T&Cs apply. Ends 31 October 2021
  • Unlimited standard national calls & texts
30GB
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$0.50 per GB
$15
per 28 days expiry
30GB
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$0.50/GB
$15
per 28 days expiry
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  • Unlimited standard national calls & texts
6GB
Data
$3.33 per GB
$20
per 28 days expiry
6GB
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$3.33/GB
$20
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