Buzz Telco previously offered SIM-only mobile plans delivered over Telstra's 4G network.
As of 22 February 2018, Buzz Telco is no longer offering SIM-only mobile phone plans within Australia.
How does Buzz Telco compare?
Like most smaller providers, Buzz Telco is focused predominantly on the budget end of the mobile space. This means that this telco faces plenty of stiff competition, with popular providers like amaysim, Vaya and OVO offering both pre-paid and post-paid plans that edge out Buzz Telco's offerings from a purely value-oriented perspective.
Here's how Buzz Telco's Nano plan stacks up against the competition:Buzz Telco is one of the few budget providers operating on Telstra's network – amaysim, Vaya, OVO and many others all make use of the Optus network instead. Since Telstra's network offers the greatest coverage and speed within Australia, this can make Buzz Telco the more attractive proposition if you're after the fastest and furthest-reaching mobile Internet in the country.
Even then, though, there are alternatives worth considering. Woolworths Mobile, Lycamobile and CMobile, for instance, all offer plans on Telstra's network that get you more data and call inclusions at the same or even cheaper prices:Buzz Telco doesn't perform a whole lot better at the higher-tier of budget plans. Along with the likes of amaysim and Vaya, bigger telcos like Vodafone, Virgin Mobile and even Telstra itself offer plans with more data at a superior price point:
How do Buzz Telco's 12-month SIM-only plans compare?
Though its 12-month plans deliver more bang for your buck than its month-to-month plans, Buzz Telco is still outperformed by Virgin Mobile and Vaya in the contract space. Not only do these providers offer more data at a cheaper price, Vaya sweetens the deal with a shorter six-month contract, too:
Why should you consider Buzz Telco?
For raw value, Buzz Telco doesn't hold up so well against the many other providers in the Australian mobile market. Its plans lack the generous call and data inclusions of its competitors, and even the advantage of using Telstra's superior network is eclipsed by other smaller providers like Lycamobile and CMobile.