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amaysim mobile review

Our verdict: amaysim offers a strong mix of short and long-term prepaid plans with plenty of features including unlimited data banking.

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amaysim offers affordable plans with decent data limits and access to Optus's 4G and 5G networks. You also get the added bonus of unlimited data banking and unlimited international calls to 42 countries, depending on your plan.


  • Lots of customer support options, including live chat
  • Unlimited data banking
  • Unlimited international calls and texts to 28 or 42 countries on some plans
  • Offers international roaming packs


  • 28-day expiry period means an extra recharge throughout the year

Compare amaysim plans

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Name Product Data Price Apply Price
amaysim 10GB Plan
PrepaidNo lock-in contract
15GB for $12 for the first recharge, then 15GB for $18 for the next 2 recharges. Reverts to 10GB for $18/recharge after. Eligibility criteria, T&Cs apply. Ends 17.12.23
amaysim 10GB Plan
15GB for $12 for the first recharge, then 15GB for $18 for the next 2 recharges. Reverts to 10GB for $18/recharge after. Eligibility criteria, T&Cs apply. Ends 17.12.23
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  • Unlimited national calls & texts
  • Optus 4G network
per 28 day recharge
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  • 15GB for $12 for the first recharge, then 15GB for $18 for the next 2 recharges. Reverts to 10GB for $18/recharge after. Eligibility criteria, T&Cs apply. Ends 17.12.23
  • Unlimited standard national calls & texts
15 GB
per 28 days expiry
amaysim 32GB Plan
PrepaidNo lock-in contract
amaysim 32GB Plan
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  • Unlimited national calls & texts
  • Optus 5G/4G network
per 28 day recharge
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  • Unlimited standard national calls & texts
per 28 days expiry
amaysim 80GB Plan
PrepaidNo lock-in contract
amaysim 80GB Plan
  • Unlimited national calls & texts
  • Optus 5G/4G network
per 28 day recharge
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  • Unlimited standard national calls & texts
per 28 days expiry

amaysim review: Our verdict

amaysim came to market in 2010 offering pretty straight-forward plans and strong value for money. In the years since it has largely continued this, although it is now owned by Optus and only runs a prepaid network.

When it comes to amaysim's plans, they become better value the more you spend. If you choose to be on the smaller end of the scale and sign up with a $15 plan, you'll get just 4GB of data or will pay $3.75 per GB.

However, if you choose a larger plan, such as paying $50 per month you will get 120GB of data which is only $0.42 per GB.

Here are a few reasons why we think amaysim offers good value mobile plans:

  • Wide variety of data allowances that should suit most people
  • 1 of only 3 mobile providers on Finder to offer unlimited data banking
  • Long expiry plans come with good value when you first sign up
  • Get your SIM delivered for free anywhere in Australia
  • Recharge and manage your plan on the go with the highly-rated amaysim mobile app

While data seems to be a focus with many of amaysim's plans, keep the following in mind:

  • amaysim sells prepaid plans with 28-day expiries. This means you'll have to recharge 13 times a year instead of 12 if you were on a monthly plan.

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Value for money

Most of amaysim's 28-day plans are decent value, offering a good balance between data and price. Its long history as a trusted mobile provider helps too.

amaysim offers a good variety in data limits to suit most people, with its 32GB plan being a popular choice on Finder.

amaysim's $15 for 4GB plan is equivalent to $3.75 for 1GB. Entry-level plans around this price point average around $5-$10 per 1GB, which is pretty normal for plans with smaller amounts of data. This makes amaysim's plan pretty decent value for low data users too.

amaysim has 3 long-expiry plans on offer where you can choose between a 6-month or year-long expiry.

Long-expiry plans are often better value than signing onto a regular prepaid plan since you're paying for a longer term of usage upfront. Although obvioulsy they offer less flexibility.

amaysim's year-long expiry plans aren't the most competitive in the market, but could still be worth considering if you enjoy its other plan features.

Its 6-month plan performs more favourably, especially if you're looking to use more than 10GB a month.

amaysim also offers a short-term 7-day plan, which comes with 10GB for $10.

While you can't argue with the value, the expiry period means this is only useful if you need a temporary plan for whatever reason or if you're visiting Australia for a week.

Things to watch out for:

  • All amaysim plans are set to automatically renew by default, so if you're not keen on this feature, you'll need to disable it yourself.

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When you're signed up with amaysim, you should have decent reception in most areas on Australia's second-largest network.
  • Full Optus 4G coverage reaches 98.5% of the population, so metropolitan customers shouldn't have problems. The mobile provider also gives you access to Optus 5G network on one of its plans.
  • You'll get the same coverage with amaysim that you would get on a plan purchased from Optus.
  • You may notice a gap in coverage between amaysim and Telstra's network coverage in some rural or regional areas.

Does amaysim have 5G?

Yes, amaysim offers 5G connectivity via the Optus 5G network but only on its 60GB for $55 plan. The rest of amaysim's plans operate on the Optus 4G network.

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Customer service

If you need to get in touch with amaysim, you can contact them 7 days a week in a variety of ways:

  • Ring up the amaysim call centre 9am-6pm weekdays, 10am-5:30pm weekends, or 10am-6pm on public holidays.
  • Send a message via live chat for a fast response, 8am-6:45pm weekdays, 10am-5:30pm weekends, or 10am-6pm on public holidays.
  • Shoot an email through to its customer support team if your problem takes some explaining.
  • Hop on social media and message amaysim on Twitter or Facebook between 8am-8pm, 7 days a week.
  • Go online to amaysims website and check the frequentely asked questions section.

While the amaysim app doesn't let you get support, it's highly rated by thousands of users on app stores and offers all the functionality you'd expect. You can recharge, change plans and even leave feedback.

  • Keep in mind: While you can buy amaysim SIM cards in supermarkets and news agencies, it doesn't have any physical stores for you to get face-to-face help.

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Bonus features

amaysim has a few handy bonus features including:

🔄 Data banking

amaysim offers unlimited data banking on all its prepaid plans, letting you save any data you don't use for a later date.

In fact, it's 1 of only 3 providers to offer unlimited data banking, stretching the value of your monthly data. There's also no expiry on how long you can keep your data for.

🌏 International inclusions

If you have friends or family overseas you'd like to keep in touch with, amaysim's international call and text inclusions could come in handy.

You'll get unlimited talk and text to 28 countries or 42 countries depending on which plan you sign up to.

The perk is available across 7 out of 10 of amaysim's plans.

✈️ International roaming

If you're overseas and want to make a few phone calls back home, you'll be able to do so with amaysim's international roaming packs.

  • Small Talk ($20/365 days) - 100 minutes calls, 100 SMS.
  • The Works ($25/365 days) - 50 minutes calls, 50 SMS, and 1GB data.
  • Just Gigs ($50/365 days) - 5GB data.
  • The Epic ($70/365 days) - 100 minutes calls, 100 SMS, and 5GB data.

Which rivals are giving amaysim a run for its money?

Although amaysim's plans have good value, there are other providers that are putting up a challenge.

For better coverage:

boost mobile logo

Although Boost lags a bit in value compared to amaysim, it's the only smaller provider to use the full Telstra 4G network. This could lead to better reception in rural areas.

For better long-term value:

moose mobile logo

Moose Mobile is a solid alternative to amaysim. Its plans offer better long term value than amaysim, with promotions lasting for the first year. It also has 12-month contract options with even better value.

For more data: logo
If amaysim doesn't have quite enough data for you, Circles.Life has a number of affordable high data plans including its popular 100GB plan.

Ready to sign up to amaysim?

Once you've decided which amaysim plan you're after, you can easily sign up online or grab a SIM at your local supermarket if that's more convenient for you. SIM delivery is free via standard postage, but can take up to 10 business days to arrive at your door.

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What if I want to keep my current phone number?
amaysim makes keeping your number simple. When you sign up online, you'll get a prompt asking whether you want to keep your current number. Hit yes, and amaysim will handle the transfer within 1-3 business days.

If your current number is under someone else's name (a parent or partner), it might take a little longer. Check our guide on how to transfer ownership of your mobile number.

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    bobNovember 5, 2018

    10 $ plane no GB can i pay for the whole year at once

      JohnNovember 5, 2018Finder

      Hi Bob,

      Thank you for leaving a comment.

      The $10 plan is a prepaid plan that includes data. You may request via the customer center of Amaysim if this would be possible. You may also check with them regarding pre-paying the plan to 1 year. Hope this helps!


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    JitkaMarch 19, 2018

    What is the best budget conscious mobile phone for a senior person?

      JeniMarch 19, 2018Finder

      Hi Jitki,

      Thank you for getting in touch with Finder.

      You may check on Amaysim’s As You Go and ALDImobile’s PAYG since they are good plans for budget-conscious seniors. There are other mobile phone plans for seniors you may want to consider. Your options have been narrowed down to help you find the best mobile plan for your needs.

      I hope this helps.

      Have a great day!


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    BettyNovember 11, 2017

    Do you have a mobile plan solely for calls to Nigeria;
    Please advise

      JoanneNovember 11, 2017Finder

      Hi Betty,

      Thanks for reaching out to Finder.

      There are mobile companies that support international calling in Nigeria and you can compare plans from our list of mobile plan for international calls. However, should you wish to avail of international calling exclusive to Nigeria, you will need to reach out to the preferred mobile company that way they can check for available options for you. You can press the “Go to site” button of your preferred plan to proceed with your application. Just make sure to review the relevant Product Disclosure Statements/Terms and Conditions when comparing your options before making a decision on whether it is right for you. You can also contact the provider if you have specific questions.


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