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Catch Connect Mobile Plans

Online retailer Catch has prepaid deals for customers who want a short or long-term prepaid plan.

Catch Connect

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There isn't much to say about Catch, since simplicity and uncomplicated deals are what they're all about. Choose from a handful of plans with 30-, 90- or 365-day expiry periods and enjoy decent data value all year long.

Highlights

  • Choose from 30-, 90- or 365-day expiry prepaid plans
  • 30-day expiries mean fewer recharges throughout the year compared to 28-day plans

Compare Catch mobile plans

Catch's mobile plans come with a variety of different expiry periods. If you don't mind locking yourself into a plan for more than a month, there are quite a few savings to be had with Catch's long expiry plans.

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Name Product Features Data Price
Catch Connect 4G 18GB $15 30 Days
SIM-Only - Prepaid
No contract
  • Pay $12 instead of $15 for the first 30 days. T&Cs apply. Ends 21 April 2021
  • Unlimited standard national calls & texts
18GB
Data
$15
per 30 days expiry
18GB
Data
$15
per 30 days expiry
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Catch Connect 4G 60GB $60 90 Days
SIM-Only - Prepaid
No contract
  • Get 60GB included + 60GB bonus data for $50 instead of $60 on the first 90 days. New customers only. T&Cs apply. Ends 21 April 2021
  • Unlimited standard national calls & texts
120GB
Data
$50
per 90 days expiry
120GB
Data
$50
per 90 days expiry
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Catch Connect 4G 20GB $29 90 Days
SIM-Only - Prepaid
No contract
  • Unlimited standard national calls & texts
20GB
Data
$29
per 90 days expiry
20GB
Data
$29
per 90 days expiry
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Catch Connect 4G 120GB $150 365 Days
SIM-Only - Prepaid
No contract
  • Save $30 - Pay $120 instead of $150. New customers only.
  • Unlimited standard national calls & texts
120GB
Data
$120
per 365 days expiry
120GB
Data
$120
per 365 days expiry
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Catch Connect 4G 60GB $120 365 Days
SIM-Only - Prepaid
No contract
  • Pay $89 instead of $120for the first 365 days. T&Cs apply. Ends 05 May 2021
  • Unlimited standard national calls & texts
60GB
Data
$89
per 365 days expiry
60GB
Data
$89
per 365 days expiry
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What are Catch Connect mobile plans like?

Catch has four mobile plans, offering three different expiry periods to their customers. Its plans recharge automatically by default if you don't opt out.

  • 4GB for $9 with a 30-day expiry period. Unlimited talk and text.
  • 18GB for $15 with a 30-day expiry period. Unlimited talk and text.
  • 20GB for $29 with a 90-day expiry period. Unlimited talk and text.
  • 60GB for $60 with a 90-day expiry period. Unlimited talk and text.
  • 60GB for $120 with a 365-day expiry period. Unlimited talk and text.
  • 120GB for $150 with a 365-day expiry period. Unlimited talk and text.

Mobile plans with expiry periods over the usual 28, 30 or 35 days are known as long expiry plans. These long expiry plans often allow you to save because you're paying for your future usage upfront. With Catch's long expiry plans, you get all the data upfront, so you have to be careful not to run through it immediately.

In the table below, we've compared Catch's long expiry plans alongside its base 30-day prepaid plan to see how much you could save.

PlanExpiry periodGB available over a yearHow does it compare?
18GB for $1530 days180GB/360 daysOver 360 days, you'll be spending $180 and get 216GB. You get 18GB per month
60GB for $6090 days240GB/365 daysOver 12 months, you spend $240 - spending the same as the monthly plan but getting an extra 60GB of data.
120GB for $15012 months120GB/365 daysOver 365 days, you'll be spending $150, saving $90 over the monthly plan. You only get two-thirds of the data for the year, though.

Catch mobile review: Is Catch good?

Catch follows its parent website Catch.com.au by selling a straightforward range of mobile plans with regular promotional deals for limited periods. Their value is fine for what it is, but the limited selection means many customers won't be able to get the right amount of data for what they need.

Watch out for Catch's "opt out" auto recharges, where your plan will recharge by itself if you don't disable this feature.

Here are a couple of features that Catch's mobile plans have:

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All prepaid plans

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No lock in contracts

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Catch Connect app

The above are the main features of Catch Connect plans, but there are a few other extras available for customers:

  • Data add ons. If you run out of data and need a little more before the next expiry period, you can purchase 1GB for $10 or 2GB for $15. Both data packs last 30 days.
  • International add ons. $5 will net you 100 international minutes, while $10 gets you 300 standard international minutes to 32 countries. Each pack comes with unlimited SMS/MMS to these countries and a 30-day expiry period.
  • Extras credit. Buy general extras credit for $5, $10, $20 or $50. This credit can be used for international calls, texts, calling premium numbers and international roaming. The credit expires after 30 days.

Finally, here's a quick summary of what Catch Connect has on offer.

Feature
Does Vaya have it?
Automatic prepaid rechargeyes, this feature is available
Auto data top upsno, this feature is not available
Entertainment extrasno, this feature is not available
Data-free media streamingno, this feature is not available
Roll-over datano, this feature is not available
Data sharingno, this feature is not available
International calls/textsyes, this feature is available
International roamingyes, this feature is available
Rewards programno, this feature is not available
Student/pensioner discountsno, this feature is not available

Should you sign up to Catch Connect? We ask our utilities expert and writer, Sam Baran

Photo of Sam BaranCatch Connect is all about giving customers a cheap deal and it certainly does so with its $15 for 18GB prepaid plan. This is pretty great value as far as data per dollar value goes, but the catch is that it's 1 of the 2 data amounts available if you're after a regular monthly plan. If you want more options on a monthly cycle, you'll have to pick another provider.

When it comes to long expiry options, Catch works out okay. However it does depend on what you're looking for from a long expiry plan. If you're looking for a data bonanza, Catch's longer 365-day expiry plans offer worse value than its monthly or 90-day plans, so consider taking a look at Kogan Mobile or Lebara instead. But if you're not fussed with having too much data to use over a year, Catch's long expiry plans are worth a look.

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How does Catch Connect compare?

To get an idea of how Catch compares to other providers, we've put its 30-day expiry plan next to similarly priced plans from Optus (its network provider) and amaysim (another provider on the Optus network).

Catch ConnectOptusamaysim
Plan name18GB SIM only20GB Epic DataUnlimited 5GB
Plan cost$15$30$20
Data allowance18GB10GB (+25GB on first 3 recharges)5GB
Expiry period30 days28 days28 days
FeaturesNoneData rollover, bonus streaming data, add ons, extras creditInternational inclusions

Catch provides the cheapest deal of the three, providing the most data for the cheapest price. It's directly better than amaysim, and ends up being better value than Optus after the third recharge, though it doesn't have any of Optus' useful extra features.

The main drawback to Catch is that this plan is 1 of your 2 options for a 30-day expiry. If you want more or less data, you'll have to pick a different provider.

Long expiry plan comparison

Long expiry plans tend to offer better data value than monthly plans, so we've done another comparison to the same two providers to see how Catch measures up.

Catch ConnectOptusamaysim
Plan name120GB SIM only60GB Epic Value1-year plan
Plan cost$150$180$200
Data allowance120GB60GB120GB
Expiry period365 days365 days365 days
Data per dollar spent$1.25/GB$3.00/GB$1.67/GB
Included extrasNoneData rollover, add onsNone

Once again, Catch outperforms the other two providers on long expiry plans, offering more or the same data for a much cheaper price. However, its value isn't any better than its monthly plan, and providers on other networks like Kogan Mobile have superior long expiry offers if you're looking for more data over the course of a year.

Frequently asked questions about Catch mobile plans

Is Catch an Australian company?

Catch Connect is owned by the Catch Group, which is a locally owned online Australian retailer.

What network is Catch Connect on?

Catch Connect uses the Optus 4G mobile network, which covers about 98.5% of the Australian population.

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