- Great value on its bigger data plans
- Full Optus 4G coverage
- Lots of customer support options (phone, live chat and more)
- No international roaming available
- Payment by direct debit only
Vaya started selling mobile plans to Australian customers about 9 years ago, and is now owned by Optus.
Vaya mobile plans are all around filled with value, but especially if you're looking for big data.
Generally, we think Vaya will suit anyone who is after a no-commitment, zero-frills plan. It has:
There's not much in the way of negatives from Vaya. Its only real pain point is:
Vaya offers monthly mobile plans that range from $14 for 5GB all the way up to $56 for 64GB.
Vaya's $14 for 5GB plan represents one of the best entry-level plans on the market.
That's not to say Vaya's bigger data plans don't also hold their own, with all its plans (other than the Small plan) costing you $1 per GB or cheaper.
Vaya should give you solid reception inside metropolitan areas, and decent coverage in many rural areas.
Vaya likes to keep its plans simple so it only offers one handy extra feature.
If you refer a friend to Vaya, you'll receive a $15 credit to your account when they activate their plan. This isn't much, but it's still worth a month of Vaya's Small mobile plan.
Got friends or family overseas? You can add an international call pack for $2 each month that comes with 200 minutes for 100 selected countries.
This is available on all of Vaya's plans except its smallest one.
While Vaya is a strong provider offering great value for your money, there are some other equally good providers to check out if you're still unsure:
Another option on the Optus network:
If bigger data means more to you, amaysim offers better value than Vaya on its bigger data mobile plans.
For better coverage:
If coverage is a concern, consider Boost Mobile. It runs on the full Telstra 4G network, which means you'll get the same coverage as with Telstra itself, but without the premium price tag.
For more features:
If Vaya's lack of extra features is a bummer for you, consider Optus. Being a bigger provider, Optus offers access to features such as Optus Sport, data-free streaming of some services, data sharing and more.
Unfortunately, you can't sign up to Vaya directly from Finder right now. Instead, you can check out the website at www.vaya.net.au or click below to compare more mobile plans on Finder.
What if I want to keep my current phone number?
Vaya makes keeping your current number easy. During the activation process, select "yes" to bring your current mobile number across to Vaya, and it will do the rest. It should take 1-3 business days for your mobile number to transfer across to Vaya.
If your current number is under someone else's name (a parent or partner), it might be trickier. Check our guide on how to transfer ownership of your mobile number.
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