Compare amaysim's contract-free mobile plans to save on your mobile bill.
Is amaysim right for me?
- What does amaysim offer? amaysim offers no-lock-in postpaid mobile plans operating on the Optus 4G network. It also sells a range of amaysim mobile broadband plans on the same Optus network.
- Product highlights: Affordable pricing, large data caps and international call inclusions on high-tier plans.
- Watch out for: amaysim's postpaid plans operate on a 28-day expiry, meaning you're going to end up paying for roughly 13 bills in a 12-month period. This adds up and can outweigh amaysim's cheaper pricing compared to 30-day and monthly postpaid plans.
amaysim postpaid plans
amaysim's postpaid plans explained
amaysim's primary SIM-only product is its range of post-paid "Unlimited" plans. Post-paid means that you're billed at the end of each recharge period based on usage, with any excess usage (most likely data usage since plans have unlimited call and text) added to the amount paid. amaysim operates on a month-to-month rolling contract basis for all of its plans, with no ongoing commitment beyond your current period. All of amaysim's plans operate on a 28-day billing period, which means you actually incur 13 recharges across a full calendar year.
amaysim As You Go plan
amaysim's As You Go plan explained
If you're not a heavy phone user, then instead of an amaysim unlimited plan, you may be better served by amaysim's simple As You Go plan.
The As You Go plan operates on a simple credit basis, with standard national calls to mobiles or landlines charged at 15 cents per minute (including voicemail retrieval) or 29 cents per minute to 13 numbers. SMS is charged at 15 cents each, while MMS costs 49 cents and data is charged at 15.4 cents per MB unless you also bolt on a data plan.
How does amaysim compare?
- Competitive pricing, especially at higher data caps
- International call inclusions are a welcome bonus
- 28-day expiry will cost you more in the long run
amaysim's services all operate on the Optus 4G network with no particular speed restrictions beyond the quality of service in your area and any limitations of your particular mobile device. As an MNVO, amaysim sells on the value of its plan offerings, which also extend to quantities of international calling on selected plan tiers.
Why should you consider amaysim?
amaysim has a long reputation for delivering quality mobile services on a no-commitment basis, so if you're dissatisfied with your existing provider, it's well worth considering an amaysim plan.
Like many MVNOs, the focus for amaysim is on a simple, limited-ongoing-obligation set of plans with its Unlimited plans, but amaysim does have a unique point of flexibility in that you can select plans on a prepaid or a postpaid basis. The key difference here for most users is data usage. If you opt for a postpaid plan, where you're billed at the end of the month, and you go over your data quota, you're topped up with 1GB of data at a flat $10 rate. If you opt for prepaid, you can buy data top-ups at $10/GB if you go over, but they're not automatically applied.
amaysim does sell smartphones with a wide variety of available models sourced from both local providers and overseas sources, but it does not explicitly pair those handsets with any contract. You're free to use them with amaysim SIM-only plans, of course, but you're not required to or tied to any long-term contract when doing so.
In terms of international calling inclusions, many plans provide unlimited standard calls to China, Hong Kong, India, Japan, Malaysia, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea, the United Kingdom and the USA. Higher tier plans also include calling minutes to Austria, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Canada, Chile, Croatia, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Pakistan, Philippines, Poland, South Africa, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey and Vietnam. Other calling destinations will incur additional call charges.
How to switch to amaysim
Valid forms of Australian ID
- Credit or debit card in your name, issued by an Australian banking institution
- Driver's licence, issued within Australia
- Australian passport/International passport with valid Australian visa
- Medicare card
Now you're all set to start using your new amaysim mobile service. Congratulations!
How to contact amaysim
|Phone||1300 808 300|
|Monday to Friday
Saturday to Sunday
amaysim recharge options
amaysim provides multiple hassle-free ways to recharge your prepaid mobile service.
- Recharge online. amaysim provides its "My amaysim" portal for customers to recharge prepaid services or purchase additional services such as data top-ups. You can make payments using a major credit card or PayPal. You can also set your service to automatically recharge on a regular basis.
- With the amaysim app. amaysim supplies a free app for iOS (download here) and Android (download here) platforms for you to manage your recharges.
- Via voucher. You can purchase vouchers to recharge your amaysim prepaid mobile service. Once you’ve purchased a voucher, it can be applied through the "My amaysim" portal. Alternately, you can text your recharge voucher number to 568 from your amaysim mobile phone or use the amaysim app.