Vaya shook up the mobile market with its low cost plans on the Optus 4G network. Now its mobile broadband plans promise to do the same.
What services does Vaya offer?
Vaya delivers affordable mobile phone plans and budget mobile broadband plans using the Optus 4G network around Australia. That means coverage reaching 98% of the Australian population. Vaya offers the country's only price guarantee for mobile and data-only plans, ensuring that customers get the best possible price for their service, with the guarantee of a price match plus a month's free access if customers show them a cheaper comparable plan.
How much does Vaya mobile broadband cost?
Vaya's recently refreshed range of data only SIM plans start at as little as $19 per month, which includes 5GB of data for use. The four available options scale up to offer a whopping 70GB a month for just $70.00 every month.
Extra data for those who exceed their monthly allowance is charged at a flat rate of $10/GB. There are no lock-in contracts, and Vaya offers free delivery for SIM cards to new customers.
Customers are billed monthly by direct debit, though if preferred Vaya also accepts payments via Australia Post, BPay or credit card over the phone or through their website. There are surcharges for paying via Australia Post ($2.75) or BPay ($1) though.
What additional services are included?
Vaya offers a range of talk and text options for mobile customers, but in the mobile broadband space, the plans are bare-boned data offerings. To access the plans, you'll need to bring your own device, be it 4G-enabled tablet or portable wireless hotspot.
Pros and cons
- No-contract option. There's no need to sign up to long-term contracts, as Vaya only offers month-to-month plans.
- Price match guarantee Vaya will match any price for equivalent plans, and offer customers one month free access if they find a better value plan.
- Variable speeds. Being a mobile broadband plan, speeds will depend on your device, your location and network congestion.
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