OVO mobile prepaid phone plans compared

OVO offers prepaid plans with data-free sports streaming to its customers.

Is OVO right for me?

  • What does OVO offer? OVO offers a range of prepaid plans delivered over the Optus 3G and 4G networks. Those same networks power OVO's mobile broadband plans, too.
  • Product highlights: Enjoy data-free streaming of OVOPlay sports as well as international minutes with select plans.
  • Watch out for: The base data caps included with OVO's prepaid plans aren't as high as many competing telcos, so be sure to compare all your options before signing up.

OVO prepaid mobile plans

OVO's prepaid plans explained

OVO uses the Optus 3G and 4G networks to power its prepaid plans. These plans range from budget-focused 2GB options up to 20GB offerings that bundle in an allotment of international minutes for calling friends and family overseas. Each plan operates on a 30-day recharge cycle and includes unlimited text messages, and all but the cheapest come with unlimited standard calls, too.

How does OVO compare?

  • Budget plans are well suited to young kids
  • OVOPlay provides data-free sports streaming on the go
  • International minutes on select plans are handy for folks with friends and family overseas

Why should you consider OVO?

OVO’s big point of differentiation in the MVNO space is its focus on sports sponsorships. It launched as the official network of V8 Supercars, delivering mobile streaming of a variety of V8 action, all of which is delivered to customers on a quota-free basis.

Since then, the sports sponsorships have continued to grow and expand. OVO has a deal in place with Gymnastics Australia for content streaming, while motorsports enthusiasts aren't neglected thanks to partnerships with Supercheap Auto Racing, Audi Sport Customer Racing, the 400 Thunder Professional Drag Racing Series and a new sponsorship of the World Superbikes championship. OVO also streams Water Polo Australia exclusively.

If you’re a fan of any of these sports, the allure of getting access without incurring any 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 bundles calls and texts with the Family Zone application suite while moderating your child's access to the 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 extras and roaming packs can be rolled over for up to 90 days.

How to contact OVO

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Phone135 686
Support hoursMon - Fri: 9:00AM to 8:00PM
Sat - Sun: 10:00AM to 6:00PM
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OVO prepaid recharge options

When you set up a prepaid plan through OVO, the default is for recharges to roll over every 30 days while still paying in an upfront fashion for your prepaid plan. You can opt to disable automatic rollover and manually recharge your plan though:

  • Online via credit card: OVO handles all of its recharges online, whether you're opting for manual recharges each month or simply need a data top-up to see you through to your next billing cycle. Head to the OVO Dashboard and sign in using your plan credentials to order recharges and to pay with a major credit card.


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    AddieJanuary 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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      MayJanuary 12, 2017Staff

      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.

      Cheers,
      May

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