Amaysim simplifying its excess data rate for Unlimited customers

Nick Broughall 22 February 2017

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The threat of $72/GB for data is soon to be a thing of the past for Amaysim customers.

Excess data has long been the major cause of bill shock for mobil customers. While many major networks have moved to a fairly standard $10 per GB charge for anyone using more than their allotted data allowance in a given month, low cost provider Amaysim has long been an exception.

Traditionally, Amaysim customers have been charged a rate of 7.2 cents per MB of excess data used, with the option of manually buying an additional 1GB data pack for $9.90. If you didn't proactively buy the data pack, bills could very quickly add up, with the going rate equating to $72/GB.

Fortunately, Amaysim unlimited and data plan customers will soon be safe from the threat of shocking bills for data overuse, with the MVNO announcing that it will be shifting to the industry standard rate of $10/GB on 13 March this year.

The shift is applicable to all postpaid Amaysim Unlimited and data plan customers who run out of data during the month. The extra gigabyte of data will expire at the end of the contract month.

Prepaid customers, as well as Amaysim customers on the As you go or Flexi plan, won't automatically be transitioned to the new excess data rate. They will still have the option of purchasing a 1GB data pack for $10, but any data used in excess of the monthly allowance will be charged at the 7.2c/MB rate.

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