Amaysim As You Go Review

Target User: Low usage
Billing Method: Prepaid and postpaid options are available
Prepaid Credit Expiry: 90 days
Network: Optus 3G/4G
Customer Service: Australian call centre, social media team, live chat and email.
SIM types available: Regular/micro SIM as a dual punch SIM card (standard packs), nano SIM for iPhone 5 (specially marked packs).

The Amaysim “As You Go” deal is great value for a low usage SIM Only deal. It’s designed for people who just use their phone to make the occasional call or send a few text messages and are happy with their current phone.

There is no monthly access fee however you need to make a call once every 90 days on postpaid (monthly billed) to keep your service active. It is also available as a prepaid service with a credit expiry date of 90 days if you prefer to pay up front.

You can keep your existing Australian mobile number and port it in to Amaysim when you join.

Coverage and Network

Amaysim’s service is delivered by the Optus 3G/4G Network, so coverage across Australia is pretty good with 98.5% coverage of the population. 2G handsets are also supported on the Optus 2G network if you’ve still got an older phone. If you’ve had service with an Optus network provider before, and coverage has been good in your area, then you should be fine.

Call Rates and Data Packs

Standard call rates are a very affordable at a low 12c per minute, with no flagfall. SMS pricing is 12c per message. These are the rates for normal numbers within Australia, check the Amaysim web site for full pricing details. A number of international destinations have cheap call rates as well, for people who regularly make international calls.

Mobile Data and Amaysim iPhone Tethering

The default data rate is a little high at 7.2c/MB, so consider adding a mobile broadband data bundle if you’re using a smartphone. Data sessions are charged per kilobyte, which is a new change that Amaysim have introduced when they introduced 4G. Data packs start at $9.90 for 1GB.

Data tethering is available for iPhone users. If it’s not already enabled when you activate your service, you just need to text the word TETHER to 568 and it will be activated for you.


If your phone is unlocked and you’re a low usage user who is looking for a better deal, then Amaysim’s As You Go plan may be just what you’re after.

Find out more and connect to the amaysim As You Go plan today.

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