OVO mobile broadband plans compared

Aimed at Australians looking for an alternative to the NBN, OVO offers mobile broadband services powered by the Optus 4G network.

Is OVO right for me?

  • What does OVO offer? OVO offers prepaid mobile broadband plans powered by the Optus 3G and 4G networks. These are data-only alternatives to OVO's standard prepaid mobile plans.
  • Product highlights: Tremendously generous data caps, competitive monthly rates, no-lock-in contracts.
  • Watch out for: OVO's mobile broadband plans are set to recharge automatically after 30 days. If you'd prefer to recharge manually, make sure to cancel the auto-recharge option on the OVO website or in the OVOPlay app.

OVO mobile broadband plans

OVO's mobile broadband plans explained

Sporting the branding "OVOBoom", OVO's mobile broadband plans operate on a 30-day prepaid payment cycle with coverage provided by the Optus 3G and 4G networks. OVOBoom plans are offered as SIM-only affairs by default, but you can choose to bundle in a 4G modem for an extra upfront cost.

OVO extras

OVO's larger mobile broadband plans are ideal for sharing among multiple devices and the best way to do this is with a 3G/4G modem. If you don't already have one, OVO sells the portable Huawei E5573s-606 Wi-Fi modem for $59. It comes with a built-in battery, recharged via micro USB.

How does OVO compare?

  • Larger data caps than pretty much any other telco on the market
  • Among the most aggressively-priced mobile broadband plans available
  • No device restrictions as per "home wireless broadband" plans

Why should you consider OVO?

Connecting your entire household via mobile broadband makes sense for some folks, particularly if you're still waiting for the NBN or you're not happy with the NBN connection technology offered to you. Prepaid mobile broadband can also be more convenient for renters than a fixed line service on a long-term contract.

In return you need to account for mobile blackspots and also recognise mobile networks are typically more vulnerable to congestion than fixed line networks.

OVO's pricing for its mobile broadband plans is quite aggressive, making it a strong choice for those wanting the best value for their money. Data-lovers are especially well-served with OVO's 250GB and 500GB plans, as they're among the largest currently available in the mobile broadband market.

How to contact OVO

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