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Catch Connect

Catch Connect review

Our verdict: Online retailer Catch Connect has some of the best value long expiry prepaid mobile plans around for those willing to commit for 3 months or longer.

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Pros

  • Some of the best value long expiry plans on the market
  • Comprehensive app for plan management on the go

Cons

  • No bonus features on plans

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Name Product Features Data Price
  • Unlimited standard national calls & texts
4GB
Data
$2.50 per GB
$10
per 30 days expiry
4GB
Data

$2.50/GB
$10
per 30 days expiry
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  • Unlimited standard national calls & texts
18GB
Data
$0.83 per GB
$15
per 30 days expiry
18GB
Data

$0.83/GB
$15
per 30 days expiry
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  • $21 for the first 90 days, then $29. T&Cs apply. Ends 12.07.22
  • Unlimited standard national calls & texts
20GB
Data
$1.05 per GB
$21
per 90 days expiry
20GB
Data

$1.05/GB
$21
per 90 days expiry
View details
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Catch Connect review: Our verdict

Catch Connect is exactly what it promises on the tin: Simple, cheap mobile plans.

Following the cheap everything model of its parent company Catch.com.au, Catch's set of mobile plans delivers on value if you're not looking for any fancy plan features.

It has some of the best value 30-day prepaid plans on the market and equally great value across its longer expiry plans too.

Catch could be the right choice for you if you:

  • Enjoy sign-up deals as there are frequent promotional offers on its mobile plans.
  • Are looking for a good value long expiry plan in order to save on your mobile costs in the long-term.


That said, there are a few things to consider before you sign up to Catch:

  • Catch doesn't offer any form of international roaming, so you won't be able to take your plan overseas.
  • Its long expiry plans have great value but you'll need to commit to 90 days or more. Leaving early means you'll waste the money you paid upfront for the plan.

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Value for money

Catch Connect has 2 monthly plans, 4GB for $10 or 18GB for $15. Both of these represent great value for money.

While you want to aim for a benchmark of $1 per GB of data, this is hardly the case for lower data plans. Catch's 4GB plan actually makes it one of the best value entry mobile plans in our database.

Catch Connect has 1 plan with a 90-day expiry period and 2 that last for a year.

The 90-day expiry plan offers 20GB for $29 over 90 days, which is a great deal if you don't want to have to deal with recharges as often as its monthly plans.

If you use 10GB or less each month, Catch's 365-day plans will be worth it for you. Spreading the cost over a year, its long expiry plans will cost less than most equivalent monthly plans.

Things to watch out for:

  • Auto recharge is activated by default. If you're not keen on this feature, you'll need to deactivate it through the online account portal or Catch Connect app.

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Coverage

Catch Connect runs on the Optus 4G mobile network, which reaches about 98.5% of the Australian population.
  • This is identical to the coverage you'd get from purchasing a plan directly from Optus itself.
  • You shouldn't experience any issues in metro areas, but might notice a loss of reception in some rural or regional areas compared to Telstra's 99.5% coverage.

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Customer service

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User-friendly mobile app
5 star
3.8 Finder average
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No in-store locations available

If you're having problems with your Catch Connect service or would like a question answered, you can reach out in the following ways:

  • Call the customer support team to chat with a customer support rep from 9am-8pm AEST weekdays or 10am-6pm weekends.
  • Chat with the support team online via live chat on the website.
  • Keep in mind: Catch Connect does not have a physical store where you can speak to representatives for in-person help.

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Bonus features

Unfortunately, Catch doesn't offer any special features on its mobile plans.

This isn't necessarily a bad thing, especially if all you're after is calls, texts and data.

If you're looking for more plan options that offer a little something on the side, read on to find out which other providers are putting up competition against Catch.

Which rivals are giving Catch mobile a run for its money?

While Catch Connect is undeniably cheap, you might want to consider one of these other mobile providers if you're looking for a little bit more on your plan:

For more features:


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ALDImobile has affordable plans that also come with useful features, like data rollover and international call inclusions.

For more data:


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Catch has great deals, but offers a maximum of around 20GB per month. If you're looking for more data, check out Circles.Life and its budget-friendly 100GB and 160GB deals.

For better coverage:


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Boost Mobile is the only other provider that uses the full Telstra 4G network, reaching 99.5% of Australians. As a smaller provider, its prices are also cheaper than Telstra.

Ready to sign up to Catch Connect?

Unfortunately, Catch Connect mobile plans are not currently available via Finder. You'll need to head to Catch's website at catchconnect.com.au to sign up, or you can compare more mobile plans on Finder by clicking the button below.

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What if I want to keep my current number?
Catch lets you choose to keep your current number during the activation process. Let Catch Connect know and it will handle the porting process, which can take up to 2 business days.

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


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