Vaya mobile plans

Compare Vaya's low-cost plans to find the best value match for your budget and save.


Vaya is the budget brand of the amaysim group, with a strong focus on delivering no-frills bargain phone plans on a SIM-only basis. That means that you're not overwhelmed with lots of optional extras of dubious value, but instead served simple plans with easy-to-understand inclusions. Vaya is also notable for its "Price Beat Guarantee" that gifts you a free month plus price matching if you find a comparable plan at a non-promotional price from a competing provider.

Like parent amaysim, all of Vaya's plans operate on the Optus 4G network and it offers a range of smartphone handsets for outright purchase, but does not pair these with any mobile plans currently on offer.

Vaya Month to month Unlimited plans

Vaya's most basic SIM-only mobile plans are its Month to month Unlimited plans, which come with unlimited standard national calls and text inclusions, plus a quantity of data relative to your monthly plan fee. Excess data is charged at the industry standard $10/GB, which means you'll incur a $10 fee as soon as you go over quota, but then have an extra 1GB of data added to your plan for the remainder of the month. Vaya also charges a $5 fee for plan changes if you wish to change tier.

In terms of base pricing, here's how Vaya's Month to month Unlimited plans stack up:

  • Vaya Month to month Unlimited $16 Plan: Unlimited calls and texts, 1.5GB data, $16
  • Vaya Month to month Unlimited $24 Plan: Unlimited calls and texts, 3GB data, $24
  • Vaya Month to month Unlimited $36 Plan: Unlimited calls and texts, 10GB data, $36
  • Vaya Month to month Unlimited $44 Plan: Unlimited calls and texts, 13GB data, $44

While Vaya's Price Beat Guarantee is one of its chief competitive pitches, it also runs special deals periodically. Here's the current suite of month-to-month Vaya deals:

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Vaya 6 Month Contract plans

Vaya's 6 Month Contract plans largely mimic its Month to month Unlimited plans, with very slight price cuts in return for signing up for a half-year term. Like the Month to month plans they're postpaid offerings with $10/GB excess data fees, but because you're committing for a six-month term there are also exit penalties to pay if you decide to cancel your contract before it has run its term.

Here's the basic pricing for Vaya's 6 Month Contract plans:

  • Vaya 6 Month $14 Plan: Unlimited calls and texts, 1.5GB data, $14 monthly, minimum cost $84
  • Vaya 6 Month $22 Plan: Unlimited calls and texts, 3GB data, $22 monthly, minimum cost $132
  • Vaya 6 Month $34 Plan: Unlimited calls and texts, 10GB data, $34 monthly, minimum cost $204
  • Vaya 6 Month $42 Plan: Unlimited calls and texts, 13GB data, $42 monthly, minimum cost $252

Again, the Price Beat guarantee applies, although it will only match competitors' prices and give you a single free month rather than a free six-month span. Vaya is understandably competitive in this space, with plenty of deals on offer. Here are the current deals for Vaya's 6 Month SIM-only plans:

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How does Vaya compare?

Vaya's offerings are solidly within the budget space, which means that the core comparison point is on price. Its lowest-cost $16 Month to month plan is hard to beat since it offers 1.5GB of data where most other providers top out at 1GB, outside of single-month specials:

Vaya is also solidly competitive at the higher end of its plan pricing, with 13GB of included standard data at a $42 price point. Here's how that compares to similarly-priced month-to-month plans:

The same kinds of observations are true at the top end of its six-month plan pricing, with Vaya's plans generally coming out on top for data inclusions:

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Why should you consider Vaya?

Vaya's proposition is one that's strongly centred around simple value, and for most people that's probably enough. You don't get a lot of frills when it comes to bundled streaming extras or "data-free" activities on a Vaya SIM, but you're also not paying for extras you may not want or need.

If you do want to make international calls, Vaya sells an optional $2 bolt-on for 200 minutes of international calls on selected plans.

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    NigJanuary 12, 2017

    Hi I am on 24 months plan with Vodafone right now, which is going to finish by end of January.if I want to move with Vaya 12months prepaid plans for $18 a month with same old number I am using right now. what should I have to do?

    • Staff
      LouJanuary 12, 2017Staff

      Hi Nig,

      Thanks for your question.

      Most mobile plan providers allow for number porting. You just have to directly contact your new provider to request this.

      For more information on number porting, please refer here.

      Cheers,
      Anndy

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    KaiNovember 25, 2016

    Does it available for international roaming?

    • Staff
      MayNovember 25, 2016Staff

      Hi Kai,

      Thanks for your question.

      Yes, simply call Vaya or login to your ‘My Account’ online to activate Global roaming. Vaya does require a $200 bond payment from a nominated credit card in order to activate Global Roaming.

      Cheers,
      May

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    NiroDecember 6, 2015

    HI

    I would like to know from where I can order this product and are there any discounts available for students.

    • Staff
      AlexDecember 7, 2015Staff

      Hi Niro,

      You can order Vaya’s SIM from their web site, but they don’t offer a student discount.

      Regards,

      Alex.

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