expired 50% off 365 Day Catch Connect Mobile Plans (31GB Data for $17/Month) @ Catch (Club Membership Required)

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Optus Network 4G MNVO - They have increased the amount of data now, previously was $170 for 180GB, now 205GB and was $205 for 300GB, now 375GB!

$135 for 80GB data (6.6GB/Month for $11.25/Month)

$170 for 205GB data (17GB/Month for $14.16/Month)

$205 for 375GB data (31GB/Month for $17/Month)

You will get a voucher code from this deal to use on catchconnect website: (catchconnect.com.au)

Club catch membership required.

Things to Note:
Step 1: You have to PURCHASE the voucher from Catch by 11am 28th January 2019 (Catch Club)
Step 2: You have to USE the voucher to order the SIM / Service by 11am 2nd February 2019 (Catch Connect)
Step 3: You have to ACTIVATE the SIM within 30 days of ORDERING the SIM.

So the theoretical latest date you can activate the service would be Monday 4th March.

Downsides:
1) $10 a GB if you go over your quota
2) They are NOT correctly registered with the TIO - any complaints get sent to Optus. Optus however, has no ability to fix the Catch issues. They have been reported to the ACCC for misleading advertising and to the ACMA for failing to the registered with the TIO in their own right. The TIO seem to think it's not their issue and attempt to send it to State-based fair trading or back to Optus.

Personally, I don't mind this. Before they increased the data, I signed up my brother and both parents, and the SIMs have arrived, they will activate in Jan. Then today my girlfriend signed up as well, she was paying Vodafone $60 a month for on her iPhone 6s 2yr contract which ends in Feb, amazing what changes have happened in two years.

Myself, I was with Catch for 3 months for $15 which was a previous promo, just switched to Optus for a month so I can port back as a new customer and get the $205 deal. I have been SIM slutting for years now, but at this price, it's not worth the hassle anymore.

Update 24/12: Club Catch no longer required (thanks headphonejack). Link updated.
Update 02/01: Membership required at the moment.

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  • +17 votes

    It appears that you don't even need Club Catch if you use the following links ;)

    • +4 votes

      The original link doesn't work any more, I guess they weren't getting enough Club Catch subscribers out of it.
      Expiry to get the 50% off voucher is now 2/1/19, though still have until 2/2/19 to use it on the purchase of the mobile plan.

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      Can you use a catch gift card to pay for it?

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        Ok, just purchased $10 eGift card for testing but turn out I misunderstood how the voucher works completely.

        The voucher from catch.com.au is free and you don't have to pay for it. Simply check out as usual.

        Then they will email you this voucher which you punch in when ordering your 365 Day plan @ catchconnect.com.au. It will take 50% off your order.

        Now I have this unless $10 catch card sitting in my Suncorp wallet =/

    •  

      I can't find the button to add to cart. Keep finding join now buttons. Help?

    • +1 vote

      Loophole seems to be currently closed. If this reopens, be sure to sing out.

      If you have spare vouchers, please post in Classifieds.

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      Soz,
      Need some hand holding here for me please.
      I am with Kogan at the moment.
      My plan started on 5th Dec and ends 5th March 2019.
      Can I buy the voucher now and activate it on 1st March?2019?

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        1. Buy the 50% off voucher before 11am 28 January (or get one from eBay / classifieds).
        2. Use the voucher to purchase the plan at Catch Connect by 11am 2 February 2019.
        3. Activate your service within 30 days of purchase.

        Wait a few more days before completing step 2. as 1st March is >30 days away.

  • +9 votes

    $135 for 80GB data (6.6GB/Month for $11.25/Month)
    $170 for 205GB data (17GB/Month for $14.16/Month)
    $205 for 375GB data (31GB/Month for $17/Month)

    that must be a record for the cheapest prepaid plan in history

    •  

      That's cheap. I paid $124 a couple of months back for the 40GB 12 month plan. I see they've given that a tiny bump of 2GB.
      $99.50 for 42GB (3.5GB/$8.30 a month) for anyone looking for a smaller plan.

      Of course need to add $19.50 for the minimum Club Catch subscription too.

    • +1 vote

      from optus yes, normally vodafone/kogan

  • +7 votes

    i love competition - thank god for democracy.

    Unbelievable value.

  •  

    Is it like kogan where they give it to existing customers or only new customers that sign up today?

    • +1 vote

      You can buy it as an existing customer but you are buying a new SIM so will have a new number. You'll need to port your number to another provider before activating this and then you can port it back during activation.

  • +10 votes

    Great deal Op, let's see what Kogan does now.

  • +5 votes

    kogan will smash this just wait.

    • +2 votes

      Kogan is Vodafone (I.e unusable in regional Australia) Catch is Optus (semi usable in regional Australia)

      Apples & oranges 🙂

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        Full bars, I'm in remote NSW right now with Kogan. Lived in regional before that.

        Hasn't been Vodafail for years. YMMV of course.

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        In southwest WA I have zero problems in even very small towns. It can be iffy out from the coast in between towns but otherwise it's fine. No good for farmers or for certain camping areas but that's about it.

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        Completely agree. I live on a beautiful island where optus and Vodafone are a complete joke.

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        Vodafone is much stronger now.

      • +1 vote

        Kogan is Vodafone (I.e unusable in regional Australia)
        Catch is Optus (semi usable in regional Australia)
        Apples & oranges 🙂

        Then Kogan is fruit salad by your analogy! ;)

        I just discovered that Kogan have a national roaming agreement with Optus, so you can use Optus on Kogan where necessary. I needed it in regional Victoria.

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      Yea but optus vs vodafone network

      • +1 vote

        I don't know if it's my phone or what, but I just switched to Telstra via Belong (coming from Amaysim and Kogan) and I've had disappointing reception in Sydney metro areas. I was in Ikea Tempe and I had zero reception, while Kogan on the same phone worked fine. The phone's from Asia so maybe it's missing some bands or just does Vodafone bands really well?

      • +1 vote

        Yea but optus vs vodafone network

        Actually Kogan uses both Vodafone and Optus :)

        They have a little known roaming agreement with Optus in regions where Vodafone has less coverage. You just switch in "network operators" in mobile settings.

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          Nifty little features but Vodafone only roams in some regions. In many regions they don't roam and you'll be out of luck (speaking from personal experience).

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            @tanksinatra: I'd be interested in hearing your experience.

            I recently did a fair amount of regional NSW and Victoria over a week and was well covered - where did you have trouble?

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              @RJK:

              where did you have trouble?

              Central Queensland along the Capricorn highway. Reasonable Optus coverage but virtually nil with Vodafone, even with roaming. Vodafone is completely dead after Emerald whereas Optus continues all the way out west to Longreach.

              When it comes to the smaller highways, Optus really is miles ahead. Can't compare with Telstra though.

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                @tanksinatra: And you weren't able to select "Roaming 4g" or "Roaming 3g" from the list of network operators at those points?

                It's not always automatic to roam.

  •  

    That $99.50 deal would suit me if it's available in July.

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    $10 a GB if you go over your quota- this is the killer - meaning you have little chance to use all of your data - a deliberate & ugly tactic to reduce your data allowance

    • +7 votes

      It's prepaid though…if you used all of it maybe just port to another provider instead of paying extra.

      • +5 votes

        I don't see the problem as long as you buy the correct plan for your needs & keep an eye on your usage . Also you can turn off auto recharges -

        Automatic recharges unless you opt out. Auto-recharge can be turned off in your dashboard after activation. All your data is available from day one.

      • +1 vote

        That's true - however, technically you are still liable

    • +8 votes

      You get all 12 months of the data upfront. If you go over the cap you probably signed up to the wrong plan.

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      How much do telstra and optus charge?

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      Just use a prepaid or debit card to sign up and once activated leave balance for that card below $10 and let catch have fun chasing that extra charge

    •  

      Can you help me out and explain this a little more. I dont understand at all.

      • +1 vote

        @Happy501 The offers include a data quota over a 365 day period for a fixed price - e.g. $135 for 80GB data over 365 days. If you use up all the data before the 365 days are over, any additional usage is charged at $10 per 1GB. If you don't wish to pay anything extra, turn off auto recharge and remove your credit card details from your account.
        Hope that helps.

        • +1 vote

          Thank you very much. That is how i thought it worked but someone typed the quote below and it threw me. Merry Christmas to you!

          "$10 a GB if you go over your quota- this is the killer - meaning you have little chance to use all of your data - a deliberate & ugly tactic to reduce your data allowance"

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          So pretty much the sim will just become unusable

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          Hi, do you know how to remove your credit card details from your account?

    •  

      That is pretty standard with most phone companies

  •  

    good deal any chance I can add international minutes?

  •  

    My problem with Catch is my data is easily exhausted despite light usage, I used up 30 GB in 10 days which normally takes me 20 days for Kogan. Must be the way they count data usage?

    • +3 votes

      Their website says "Charged per KB". Source: https://catchconnect.com.au/products/mobile/365-day-plan/4

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      @unloadmymind - That seems a lot of data in 10 days, were you watching Youtube etc, or do you think there is some kind of mistake? I just took $99 plan for my son, now I am worried if that goes this fast..

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        I was watching YouTube videos occasionally and even downgraded the video quality to 480p but it’s still eating up a lot of data compared to when I use Kogan. I don’t know maybe I downloaded some software update in the background or something but it was amazing how quick it was. I ported out ti Kogan even before my month was over. Thankfully the Kogan promo is still available.

        • +1 vote

          Just a random guess for you to consider. Perhaps the Optus network is significantly faster than Vodafone for you. So when you flick through youtube videos, it buffers them far more quickly (thus using up precious data) despite you not watching the entire video.
          Your phone features should be able to assist in tracking your usage and which apps suck up the most data.

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            @S2: yeah but the quality is already preset to 480p, doesn't even begin at HD. so i had to watch a disappointing video of the Miss Universe Swimsuit Competition. on the other hand my Kogan used 4833.14 MB in 2.5 days with same video watching pattern.

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          30GB in 10 days, or 3GB a day takes effort to use (or, the data isn't being counted correctly). Background app updates can be a cause of such issues. You would have to watch a LOT of youtube videos to eat through 3GB/day. According to https://www.whistleout.com.au/MobilePhones/Guides/How-Much-D... , 720p youtube video takes about 450MB/hour. You would need a bit over 6.5 hours of youtube per day to hit 3GB. It would be 4 hours if it was 1080p video.

          Sounds dodgy to me. I went Kogan today. Your post and the TIO warning at the top steered me away from Catch.

    • +1 vote

      Lol 30gb in 10-20 days isn't light usage.

      "Light usage" is barely touching 1gb in a month.

    •  

      Checked your phone settings? It'll tell you what apps are chewing all your data

  • +1 vote

    Personal experiences, stay away from Catch if you ever want to port out. It’s a nightmare having to call them every day for a week to get my number released. Kept saying everything’s fine except it wasn’t.

    • +5 votes

      Mine ported in less than one hour.

      • +4 votes

        Same here. Ported out of catch twice in 2018.

        Zero issues and port completed in 30-40 minutes.

        Key is not to port between providers on the SAME network, especially if that network is Optus.

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          Thank you for the advice.

          Would you suggest porting out of Optus, then porting back in to speed things up?

          Might just grab a $0 sim from another provider to get things moving.

    • +1 vote

      I ported into catch with 30 days plan and they didn’t allow me to use 365 plan after that. I ported my number to Kogan and completed in a day. It’s ok.

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        when you guys ported out? once the plan expire or 1 day before expire? heard that it doesn't have auto-renew thing…

    •  

      this is one of the biggest factor for me doesn't matter how cheap is it…reluctant to recommend my relative or even for my house hold.

  • +6 votes

    Dont forget to cancel your auto recharge. Got hit with $89 recharge fee today. Had to make up a story to score a refund

    • +6 votes

      What story was that? Asking for a friend

      • +1 vote

        I started by blaming them for messing up my activation and associating my account with another email address. Then told them I called twice about cancelling auto recharge since my button is greyed out. They said they ll sort it out and now I have been hit with $89 recharge. I would like my refund. And that got my refund

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      Thankfully I used a prepaid visa card to sign up. There’s no way the can recharge me as the card balance is now $0.

  •  

    For those that have used catch connect and have ported out to another provider, did you experience any delays or issues?

    • +4 votes

      I ported to vodafone today. Happened in under 5 mins

    • +2 votes

      Port to a provider on another network (Vodafone or Telstra) and you should have no dramas.

      Porting between providers on Optus is a 100% manual process and a royal pain in the backside

  • +2 votes

    Is club catch worth it?
    Like, is it worth just getting club catch for this plan?

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    Can a Club Catch member buy multiple vouchers?

  •  

    These guys block the common ookla speed test servers at least in Sydney and Melbourne. Not sure what else they may block

  • +8 votes

    "SIM slutting for years" lol

  •  

    Hi guys, could someone help me to find the correct product I’m looking for please.
    I’m from UK, I have a phone and I’m looking for a sim. I would like something with a lump sum of data already on there eg 80gb that I just have to pay for once in one go at the start eg $135 etc.

    I’m not sure if this Catch or the Kogan one mentioned are the correct ones I need as they sound like you pay eg $135 for 80gb, but only get 6.6gb allowance every month (which is an equivalent to $11.25/month), then get 80gb eventually over the year. TIA

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      Catch and Aldi give the data in a lump for the year. Kogan is monthly data spread over 12 months.

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      The plans above are for the lump data over 365 days - i.e. $135 for 80GB data over 365 days. The reference to 6.6GB per month is for comparison only - OP has done 80GB/12 = 6.6GB.
      Kogan is the one that charges you for xGB every month.

  • +3 votes

    Just my 2 cents worth.

    I activated on last Thursday on the $340 ($170) plan. Ordered on Tuesday and chose express post to ensure I got on Thursday when my work plan ran out.

    It was 180G plan at the time of buying/activating but now says I have 204G of 180G remaining. I assume it got the updated data!!

    Speed test in suburban Melbourne was 52/9 mbps and now in country Victoria is 21/13 mbps.

    Once activated it took about 90 mins to port from Telstra and with the few calls I’ve made, no drop outs and no poor reception.

    So far so good.

    Next year if I wish to renew, I’ll probably need to port out and then port back in to take advantage of a 50% off offer.

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      I haven't had any troubles so far, ported in from Kogan a couple of months ago. Bought the 40GB plan, and now shows 42GB so I'm assuming everyone gets the increased data.

  •  

    Must activate by which date?

    • +2 votes

      Step 1: You have to PURCHASE the voucher from Catch by 11am 28th January 2019 (Catch Club)
      Step 2: You have to USE the voucher to order the SIM / Service by 11am 2nd February 2019 (Catch Connect)
      Step 3: You have to ACTIVATE the SIM within 30 days of ORDERING the SIM.

  • +1 vote

    Nice post! I have a club catch membership but cant find the deal that referred to. Can anyone post a link? The current link just takes me to the catch website, if i go through club catch i cant see the deal anywhere

  •  

    You lost me at Optus Messrs Harpaz and Leibovich. Your cuz, Ruslan’s killin’ it with Kogan.

  •  

    Just purchased the voucher. Where can I find the coupon code? Does it take a couple days for them to send it?