Amaysim adds data to its plans, but overall the price goes up – EFTM

Amaysim adds data to its plans, but overall the price goes up

28 day expiry down from 30

Amaysim since their launch have been one of the most competitive players in the mobile market and today they’ve announced new plans starting at the end of this month offing more data and inclusions but with one small catch.

Going from 5GB of data to 7GB is a big leap, with Amaysim now offering anything from 1.5GB to 9GB of data from between $24.90 and $49.90 per recharge.

The only issue is they’ve also reduced the expiry time for the inclusions – down from 30 days to 28.

That might not seem like much, but over the course of a year that’s almost an extra month.  On a $29.90 recharge you’ll go from paying $363.78 per year up to $389.77 – an extra $26 a year.  On a $49.90 recharge that’s going to cost you an extra $43.37 per year.

One new addition to the Amaysim plans is they all now include unlimited standard calls to the 10 most called countries in the world, including China, Hong Kong, India, Malaysia, NZ, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand, UK and USA.

Here’s all the new plans, as of March 31

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UNLIMITED 9GB
Available for $49.90 for 28 days, the UNLIMITED 9GB (previously UNLIMITED 8GB) will include 9GB of data; unlimited standard national talk & text; unlimited standard international text and 300 minutes of standard international calls to 32 selected countries with calls to a selected 10 countries set to unlimited, all for use in Australia – making it the perfect mobile plan for big streamers with friends and family in faraway places.

UNLIMITED 7GB Plus
Available for $44.90 for 28 days, UNLIMITED 7GB (previously UNLIMITED 5GB Plus) will include 7GB of data; unlimited standard national talk & text; unlimited standard international text and 300 minutes of standard international calls to 32 selected countries with calls to selected 10 countries set to unlimited, all for use in Australia.

UNLIMITED 7GB
Available for $39.90 for 28 days, UNLIMITED 7GB (previously UNLIMITED 5GB) will include 7GB of data; unlimited standard national talk & text; unlimited standard international calls to selected 10 countries, all for use in Australia.

UNLIMITED 3GB
Available for $29.90 for 28 days, UNLIMITED 3GB (previously UNLIMITED 2GB) will include 3GB of data and; unlimited standard national talk & text; unlimited standard international calls to selected 10 countries, all for use in Australia – making it the perfect mobile plan for everyday mobile users that don’t want to break the bank.

UNLIMITED 1.5GB
Available for $24.90 for 28 days, UNLIMITED 1.5GB (previously UNLIMITED 1GB) will include 1.5GB of data and; unlimited standard national talk & text; unlimited standard international calls to a selected 10 countries, all for use in Australia.

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2 Comments on this post.
  • Guest
    2 March 2016 at 9:57 am
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    Honestly not impressed with Amaysim’s price hike tactics. This is not the first time they have misrepresented a price hike as opposed to just calling it what it is, and as a customer it does not feel good. They provide a great service otherwise, but if this sort of thing continues to be part of their way of doing business I will not be sticking around. With this change, overall my monthly plan will have increased by $2 each year since I signed up 4 years ago. If I had known that this would happen then, I wouldn’t have signed up.

  • Ayla
    3 March 2016 at 9:14 am
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    Data, 3 letters. All most of us want is data. Unlimited calls and txt beside that being the standard almost now I don’t actually need unlimited calls and text (notice the visual selling aid is “unlimited XGB” if not for the numerical value of data it’s easy to think first off, great unlimited data.) trades etc yea I understand it’s good for that (but then your on a plan, invoiced and it’s a GST claim anyway). Myself as a stay at home dad that supports the family unit legally, tried and failed at a couple of ventures. I find more and more I need more data. Nbn forget it not even in my area as a lookin yet lol. Home broadband is great if you like 5mbs D/L and 3 mobs U/L with one person/device online. 4G is great speeds (I get 25mbs D/L and 12mbs U/L during peak) but it’s costly. 2 phones 4 SIM cards 2 data SIM cards and spending a small fortune as they are all pre paid. With online shopping, smart TVs, Shazam links in TV ads, emails, apps and their notifications, constant updates for devices and apps. I havnt even had a look in at the data for and it’s mostly gone with what’s mentioned. I follow financials forex etc and do spend hours everyday reading or “researching” if you prefer. Then the killer, my daughter I love her but ABC app, playschool eps, YouTube, yep at 3 she watches playdoh unboxings/reviews on her iPad. (For the synical people, no she doesn’t just sit in a play pen all day watching it. In fact never spends a full day at home.) I don’t watch Netflix but sometimes it would be good I think. Iam sure everyone’s got their way to use data but 30 oops sorry make that 28 days to budget 9GB that lasts us half the week if we’re lucky. Isn’t there a better solution? Why not add more data and remove the excessive amount of calls and txt. Maybe loyalty points aswell for prepaid users. After all we don’t have any outstanding bills EVER and pay the higher rates that I assume generate a large % of profits. Yet no thanx, the odd win $1000 promo for sending txts. Well guess I better shut up. In a brief summary though I do feel iam paying more and more for bigger and better pre paid credits BUT not for the deals actual intended purpose. IE I use a Optus my daily $2 sim in my iPad $4 per gig. Who cares about the calls and txt. $4per Gig Vs $10per Gig, I mite not be the sharpest tool in the shed but when the salesperson in the Optus shop said its a sim for a phone and it won’t work in the iPad. I said happy to waste $2 if iam going to save atleast $4 a day. Been working for over 12 months, So I ask again, why can’t they sell cheaper/better prepaid deals? That’s what I think, Rant over.

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