OVO Mobile's data-only mobile broadband plans promise affordable prepaid mobile data for tablets and wireless hotspots.
What services does OVO Mobile offer?
OVO Mobile is a prepaid mobile service provider, with an emphasis on offering affordable prepaid plans with the added benefits of access to streaming sport and bundled cyber-safety software. OVO also offers a range of data-only prepaid plans for use in tablets and mobile hotspots, bringing wireless broadband to 98% of the Australian population using the Optus 4G network.
All OVO Mobile prepaid plans come with a 30-day expiry period, which is important when calculating value for the service, as some providers charge the same amount for a 28-day expiry period.
How much does OVO Mobile broadband cost?
There are four pricing tiers for OVO Mobile broadband plans. Pricing starts at $15.95 for the 3GB Mini plan, then jumps up to 13GB of data for $29.95 on the Medium plan. Heavier users can opt for 25GB of data at $44.95 per recharge on the Large plan, or the Massive plan, which comes with 50GB per month for $79.95 a recharge.
All the above plans come with a 30-day expiry. OVO also offers a 365-day long expiry data plan, which includes 15GB of data, for those looking for a longer-term commitment. The OVO Mobile 365 plan costs $99.95 per recharge.
What additional services are included?
One of OVO Mobile's key differentiating features is OVO Time, a platform for streaming sports events within Australia. Among the key sports on offer are the V8 Supercars, Gymnastics Australia and the 400 Thunder Australian drag racing series. OVO customers get free access to the OVO Play platform, which involves a web app for mobile platforms or a browser solution for computers, where users can stream these sports easily.
OVO has also expanded its mobile lineup to incorporate a special child-friendly plan. One of the fringe benefits with that plan is that OVO has introduced free cyber safety into all its products, including its mobile broadband offerings.
Pros and cons
- Simple 30-day prepaid offering. There's no need to sign up to long-term contracts, as OVO is prepaid with 30 day expiry as standard.
- OVO Time. If you're a fan of V8 SUpercars or Gymnastics, getting free access to sports streams is a great feature.
- Variable speeds. Being a mobile broadband plan, speeds will depend on your device, your location and network congestion.
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