OVO mobile phone plans

OVO Mobile offers prepaid plans with an accent on providing free sports streaming to its customers.


What services does OVO Mobile offer?

OVO Mobile offers prepaid mobile phone services on a SIM only basis using Optus’ Australian 4G network. It doesn’t sell prepaid phones, so you’ll have to supply an unlocked handset to utilise its services.

How much does OVO Mobile cost?

OVO Mobile currently offers three plan tiers, all of which operate on a 30 day expiry prepaid basis. The lowest cost plan starts at $29.95 per recharge for 1.5GB of data and unlimited standard national calls and texts during your expiry period. The mid-range $49.95 plan ups the data to 6GB, while the top-end $69.95 plan comes with 9GB of data usage included.

What extras does OVO Mobile offer?

OVO Mobile’s big point of differentiation in the MVNO space is its focus on sports sponsorships. It launched as the official network of V8 Supercars, and this gives it mobile streaming rights to a variety of V8 action, all of which is delivered to customers on a quota-free basis. It also has a deal in place with Gymnastics Australia for content streaming on a similar basis.

Most recently, OVO signed a three year deal for exclusive streaming rights to the 400 Thunder Australian Professional Drag Racing series, offering live coverage as well as behind the scenes footage. If you’re a fan of any of these sports, the allure of not only getting access, but incurring no ongoing data charges for it is pretty strong.

Parents with young children could also be interested in OVO's dedicated low cost plans designed for children, which bundle calls and text with the Family Zone application suite, which is designed to moderate your child's access to the world wide web.

OVO also sells boost packs for calls to overseas or premium numbers, with prices ranging from $5-$20 per recharge. It also sells $15-$50 roaming packs if you're travelling overseas with your OVO SIM. Both the extra and roaming packs can be rolled over for up to 90 days.


  • Streaming content OVO’s big value pitch is towards V8 Supercars fans, with exclusive content and quota-free streaming of available V8 Supercars content. However, they do also stream a variety of content including Gymnastics Australia and Audi Customer Sport Racing with more on the way.


  • Limited appeal if you're not a V8 Supercars fan. There's a lot of competition in the MVNO space, and OVO pitches itself firmly at the V8 Supercars fan space. If that's not you, there's less impetus to sign up.
  • Automatic recharge: OVO's plans feature automatic recharges, which makes them almost akin to a month-to-month postpaid style plan. The downside here is that if you forget to switch this off and want to change, you could end up paying for an extra month's coverage.

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2 Responses to OVO mobile phone plans

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    Addie | January 12, 2017

    move on do not bother… i have my activation pending for 3 weeks now and still not activated. seemed like they cannot support the service they provide. Customer service is non existence.

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      May | January 12, 2017

      Hi Addie,

      Thanks for your comment.

      As finder.com.au is a third party comparison website, I’m afraid we may not be able to check your activation request with OVO. You’d be best to get in touch with OVO directly to make a follow-up. You can also click on the green ‘Go to site’ button above to visit their website.


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