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Amaysim Data Increases (Permanent) & 1st Renewal Price Drops: 2GB $5, 8GB $7, 50GB $9, 65GB $12, 80GB $15

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Amaysim has dropped first renewal pricing across all its unlimited 28-day plans, whilst increasing data as well. Unless I'm mistaken, the data increases appear to be a permanent change. The 50/65/80GB plans include international to 28+ countries. Please stay safe, and enjoy :)

  • Unlimited talk/text & 2GB data $5 - (was 1GB for $10)
  • Unlimited talk/text & 8GB data for $7 - (was 5GB for $20)
  • Unlimited talk/text/international* & 50GB data for $9 - (was 30GB for $30)
  • Unlimited talk/text/international* & 65GB data for $12 - (was 45GB for $40)
  • Unlimited talk/text/international* & 80GB data for $15 - (was 60GB for $50)

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  • +5 votes

    For first renewal only.

    • +6 votes

      That's what the title and OP says :)

    • +2 votes

      With cashback, you only pay 30% of the 1st renewal, e.g. $2.7 for 50GB plan.

      • +19 votes

        Sneaky 28days =13 renewal a year

        • +11 votes

          plus they start your data usage from when you sign up not a week later when the sim arrives in the mail which is abit dodgy.
          sure u can spend 10 mins on chat and they willcredit u but u shouldnt have to complain to get what u paid for. bit of a ripoff

          • +3 votes

            @Garagesale: Just say you are porting when signing up. Doesn't mean you actually have to port, it's just a way to stop the problem.

          • +4 votes

            @Garagesale: Not in my experience:-

            Hi, we noticed you've only just started using your amaysim SIM, so we've restarted your plan date so you get the most out of your plan.

          • +1 vote

            @Garagesale: That's actually not that case - they restart it on activation

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            @Garagesale: I've started 2 sims with these guys a few months apart, both times they reset my renewal date after I activated the sim. The first sim was activated 3 weeks after ordering, the other 1 week.
            I didn't have to contact them.

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          Yeah I'd never connect with any telco that only does 28 day plans. For a long term offer without stuffing about shifting from provider to provider, nothing beats the Catch Connect deal, 365 days, 120GB for $120. (if 10GB a month is suitable for you).

  • +2 votes

    First renewal only! - Remember to cancel auto recharge once activated.

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      First renewal, so cancel auto re-charge on day 29+?

      • +15 votes

        ozbargain protection mechanism, cancel first and ask questions later.

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    It means the $30 starter pack bought before has 50GB for the 1st renewal, too.

    • +1 vote

      Yup, exactly. Any $30 plan activation will now get us 50GB. I think a much needed jump based on how users consume data now.

  • +1 vote

    The purchase is also seems discounted, so this is two months (2x28 days)?

  • +2 votes

    Was just going to post this!
    Nice post TA. Interesting to note the permanent data increases. $30 now gets you 50GB.

    And Long expiry 1 year is down to $150 with 120GB data. No international inclusions though.

    Yes the permanent data increases are for any existing users as well. If I go to change plan, I see 50GB for $30 now.

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    50gb plan now better value than Kogan 40gb ~$28 a month.

    • +12 votes

      I thought people only take the following with Kogan:
      $ 0.99 or $ 4.90 / 30 days - 40GB
      $ 9.90 or 14.90 / 90 days - 60GB

      Never heard of anyone here using the regular month to month Kogan Plans.

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        I believe Kogan is best value without constant porting for a 50ish gig plan? Would be happy to be proven wrong though.

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          circles life is $28/mo for 100GB for 6 months or 12 months at a time.

  • +5 votes

    am i the onlyone here that can spend an hour trying to find good phone number combos for free on amaysim?

    • +1 vote

      Nope

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      Yep it's one of the best things about Amaysim: you can choose your own phone number!

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    Any recommendation for data only on an ipad? around 7-10GB per month usage?

    • +4 votes
      • +1 vote

        Awesome thanks!

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          Then what are you doing after 90 days?

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            @OldBugger: Just keeping buying new SIMs (whether it's Kogan, Catch, Amaysim or anyone else). If it's only for data it doesn't matter that it's a new phone number every time.

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              @the splingee: Hi mate I just checked..Catch and Amaysim both do not have a plan similar to the Kogan $15 for 90 days (for new customer). After 90 days on the Kogan plan how do I continue to reload the $15 90 days plan? Do I need to first port out? If so which is cheapest sim plan to port to?

              • +1 vote

                @jeeg: Belong $25/$40 starter pack, discounted to $10/$20 normally, plus referral $20 credits.

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                  @Neoika: Thanks mate. Another alternative that I will check out.

              • +2 votes

                @jeeg: Just throw the old Kogan sim out and buy another one.

                Don't forget to turn off auto renew after activating.

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                  @Arthur Dunger: I see. I didnt know that was possible. Thanks for that!

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                @jeeg: Keep monitoring OzBargain for deals, there are usually more than enough between Kogan, Catch and Amaysim (for example this one today). Potentially others as well, though I would suggest avoiding Ovo.

                Doesn't matter if they're 30 day or 90 day as long as you're organised and have a new one ready to go before the current one ends. Just keep track of when they have to be activated by.

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                  @the splingee: https://www.amaysim.com.au/help/mobile/ovo-faqs

                  Ealier this year Amaysim bought the Ovo customer base and transferred all their customers over honoring their Ovo plan. My daughter is getting 3GB/mo for $9.95. It annoys me that I was on Amaysim 1GB/mo for $10 and she gets more data for 5c less. lol

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                    @brendanb: Didn't know that. Last time I had Ovo (about two years ago), the SIM didn't work in USB modems and was useless to me.

                    Is there any use for Ovo fan points?

          • +1 vote

            @OldBugger: Sell the ipad.

        • +1 vote

          Kogan $4.90/40GB/30 days: https://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/543472

          1. Place order. Don't forget Cashrewards. Activation code soon arrives in your inbox.
          2. Buy a spare $2 SIM from a garage like 7/11. Activate this SIM using the code.
          3. Setup your account and turn off auto billing.
          4. About 7-10 days later the Kogan SIM arrives. Keep it ready to do the same thing next time.
          5. When SIM 1 is nearly out of data goto step 1 and order another. Use the next code to activate SIM 2 from step 4.
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            @Faulty P xel: Cashrewards do not work for existing Kogan customers for most of time, probably only 1 day per month. Better to collect some Qantas points.

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            @Faulty P xel: So this would require one to buy a bunch of this Kogan $4.90 pack right now? as the special offer will expire end Nov?

            • +1 vote

              @jeeg: Yes, but no. They will expire by the end of this year if you don't activate.

              So, you can buy it by The $4.90 offer ends 30/11/20

              But,

              The voucher expires on 31/12/20. Last day to activate.

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              @jeeg: No, they'll edit and advance that date by a couple of months about a week or two before it expires. A search on ozbargain shows it's been available for a few years (only with less data the further back you go). You can buy as many as you need though. But you can only buy one SIM per order. So you have to place one order, then another, etc. Oh and I think you can only order 5 SIMs using the same payment method in the same month. So if you want to order 6 SIMs you'd have for number 6 using a different method like Paypal, another bank account etc.

              You can place multiple orders. But unless you know you'll need that many that soon, there's no need to. As before, just buy 1 (or more) $2 blank SIMs from a garage, or add extra SIM/s onto the Kogan order during checkout. They email you the activation code soon after paying. So you can use that code to activate a spare Kogan SIM you already have. (You don't have to wait several days for the SIM you just ordered to come in the mail.)

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                @Faulty P xel: The code is what expires too, not the SIM cards. So if you place 5 orders today but only activated 4 codes by Dec 31, then on 1st Jan you would not be able to activate a SIM using code 5. That code will have expired. That's another reason not to buy too many in advance.

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                @Faulty P xel: Grrrrr that was s'posed to say: " So if you want to order 6 SIMs you'd have TO PAY for number 6 using a different method like Paypal, another bank account etc."

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      There's this now too. For the first month anyway…. https://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/577724

      Just have to find out how to turn off auto billing so they don't charge $30 for the second month. IIRC I think you can set Amaysim to auto-charge your Paypal instead of giving them your credit card. Login to Paypal a week later and turn off auto payments. When they go to bill you for month 2 it won't go through so they'll deactivate the SIM. If the deal is still around buy again next month. Or look elsewhere again.

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    Does it include data rollover?

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    $9 one is the best among for value of money :)

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    Is this valid for existing customers?

    • +1 vote

      I’d say the data increase should be.

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    The 50gb plan it’s insanely good value (even though a while back there was a deal $30 for 100 with student edge). I think that’s the cheapest $ per gb without any gimmicks , swapping sims etc

  • +1 vote

    is first renewal = first sign up? I am in my first month with amaysim so not sure if I can get this?

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      This is what I want to know.
      I thought first 28 days is the first month sign-up and the renewal precedes this.

  •  

    One more better plan which is 200 GB in $40 with unlimited International talk and texts.

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      Do you have the link? Thanks

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      Have this from being on amaysim energy

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        Can anyone get it or need to have energy plan?

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          You join then cancel to get the plan at $40/200GB

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      Got this 200GB deal earlier this year. Threw the SIM in my 4G router and it's been great. Especially when the router has direct line of sight to the mobile tower. $40 well spent!

  • +2 votes

    These are the type of plans I need but I need them on an esim.

    The government should legislate that the mvno’s get access to the esim platform ASAP.

    • +1 vote

      There’s really no reason to hold it back anymore, it’s a mature concept now. Everyone should be able to do eSIMs no exceptions.

  • +1 vote

    Honestly, these guys have got it just about spot on - treat existing customers really well, decent network on Optus, basically the only thing I have to ever do is watch my PayPal payment zip out each month. Easier to be an Amaysim customer than Netflix, an amazing value too…

  •  

    Only downside with amaysim is the network becomes buggy with stormy weather and have to switch my data to my backup data sim

  •  

    Boost used to be the bees knees! But looks like I'll be porting to Coles Mobile or Amaysim after the 1 year plan is up….

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      Similar thoughts. Coles $150 plan, if on offer (any) would be the cheapest with international calls. I guess so it is currently also the cheapest with international calls included.

      A huge let down with Coles / Amaysim is that they dont offer call conferencing. I've used conferencing with Lebara (Vodafone) and Boost (Telstra). Is the non-availability of conferencing an "Optus" thing?

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      Why not just renew with boost?

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    Would the data roll over when i downgrade plans? i.e. First month on 50$ plan, next month on $10
    plan ?

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      Nope. No data rollover whatsoever afaik.

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    Shame theres such a gap between the 8 and 50GB plans - something in between would be noice. Ditto in the data only plans

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    I signed up 2 days ago when the $30 plan was only 40gb's. On my next recharge will I get 50gb's?

    • +1 vote

      You can turn auto renew off and when the plan expires you can simply get the new 50 GB plan.

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        Thanks for that!

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    What i don't get is that their data only plans are expensive than sim plans. Why do they even bother having data plans?

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    "Unlimited talk/text & 8GB data for $7" is good for a monthly port

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    Make the price permanent $5 month instead.

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    Do you think Optus will keep prices low if they take over soon?

    • +1 vote

      That's unfortunate as Optus are terrible to deal with

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    Rewards Gateway has $30/50 cashback but the specified data is the original amount of 30/45/60GB, not sure if it would still work as expected.

  • +1 vote

    Existing customer and not seeing this in account - either for current data, or when going to change plan . . ideas?

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    Timely.
    I needed to find my wife a filler provider between her Kogan plan expiring and waiting for her new Woolworths 12 month plan to arrive. She bought a $2 Woolworths SIM but they can't transfer the plan to it until the other one is despatched next week. Might be 10-20 days before the Woolworths SIM arrives. Also I didn't want to see you the $20 Cashrewards credit for the Woolworths plan. Got a $2 Amaysim SIM at a very busy Chadstone shopping centre yesterday. The port took only 10 minutes.
    Kogan give her just 2 days notice her 90 day plan was ending and I'd forgotten to set a reminder.

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    Might go from the JB Telstra $45/m 50gig to the $40 option.. cheaper and more data