Telecommunications company, amaysim, has announced a new mobile broadband offering - data packs for laptops, tablets and smartphones.
The three mobile broadband data packs begin with a 1GB pack for $9.90 targeting occasional users who like surfing the Web and downloading email.
The 2.5GB pack ($19.90) is aimed at moderate users who like to download music while a 4GB pack ($29.90) is for heavier users who “love” downloading music and films.
All packs expire 30 days from initiation.
A 10GB pack ($99.90) expires 365 days after initiation.
A Data As You Go is available at $0.05/MB.
Amaysim originally came into the market in November 2010 as a sim card only provider.
The drawcard of the original services is it does not charge flag fall, a connection charge that is a common fixture in the telco space.
“Customers are constantly asking for data packs that go beyond our original 1GB offer,” CEO and Founder of amaysim, Rolf Hansen, said. “We combined this with the fact that the Aussie online appetite keeps growing, alongside the ongoing march of smartphones and tablets.
“So, it made total sense to bring out a range of additional low-cost mobile broadband packs that suit the whole range of users. With no excess usage fees or ridiculous terms, we think we’re on the money with mobile broadband, the amaysim way.”
Key features of the packs are:
- Can be used for data only or in conjunction with amaysim AS YOU GO and amaysim UNLIMITED
- Customers can keep their own number or choose another one
- No lock-in contracts
- BYO device or tether using a smartphone - no locked dongles sold here!
- Post-paid and Pre-paid available at same rates – customers choose
- New generation SIM compatible with the majority of phones, tablets, laptops and personal Wi-Fi devices (including pop-out microSIM for iPhones and iPads)
- Available at more than 12,000 locations
- Powered by the Optus 3G network
- An auto-renew function means a data pack automatically refreshes at the end of a 30 day cycle. Customers simply turn off auto renew to halt this function
- Usage alerts sent to customers at 75 per cent, 90 per cent and 100 per cent of data pack usage
- Unlimited standard national access to Facebook, LinkedIn, Foursquare, MySpace, Twitter and eBay (excluding links to content hosted on third party sites, such as videos, articles and images) International roaming costs are extra. Roaming is turned off by default and must be manually turned on to avoid pre-paid customers chewing through credit and Post-paid customers ending up with hefty bills.