Amaysim launches SIMs for phones and iPads

Amaysim offers 15 cent per minute calls, 12 cent SMS and 5 cents per MB data

Amaysim will use the Optus mobile network in Australia

Amaysim will use the Optus mobile network in Australia

Amaysim, a Mobile Virtual Network Operator, today launched in Australia, promising low prices and high quality customer service backed by a dedicated, in-house customer service centre.

Amaysim is a SIM-only mobile product described by its founders as a "low cost recipe" that provides a simple, fair and transparent pricing scheme.

Using the Optus network, Amaysim offers 15 cent per minute calls to any network in Australia with no flagfall, 12 cent SMS messages and 5 cents per megabyte of data. Amaysim also offers a 1GB data pack with a 30-day expiry for $9.90. The prepaid service has no minimum monthly spend and no contracts. International texts are charged at 25 cents, while MMS messages are 49 cents.

The Amaysim can be used as a regular SIM in mobile phones as well as Apple’s iPad — the SIM card can be snapped out into a microSIM.

Rolf Hansen, CEO of Amaysim, stressed customer service as one of the key benefits of using the new mobile operator.

“Low cost doesn’t in this case mean low service. We have an in-house customer service centre in Chatswood with a staff of 42 people,” he said. “High price levels, complex tariff structures, low competition amongst carriers, confused and dissatisfied customers are all reasons as to why we think this is perfect for the Australian market."

Amaysim is currently available for purchase on its website for $5 and at over 2000 retail locations including Woolworths, Harvey Norman, Caltex and 7 Eleven outlets for $2.

Tags mobile networksamaysimmobile phonessmartphonespre-paid mobileOptus 3Goptus

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Sophie wang


Your amaysim card can be used by optus network, but optus call centers are located in overseas, so the privacy or security for mobile users' personal details in australia will be watered down. I really don't feel comfortable to use optus network just in this regard. Can / will your sim card be able to use telstra mobile handset or telstra network as well? Please let me know at your earliest convenience? Thanks, Sophie wang

Tim Sando


Amaysim simply use optus's network (eg. 3G network) in fact, eventually amaysim actually "do" use telstras network, as amaysim 'rent' optus's network, and optus 'rent' telstra's network. Amaysim are their own company (not affiliated with optus), with call centers based in Sydney, NSW.
Whereas telstra has 80% of their call centers located overseas (as well as ALL of your personal info), whilst 20% are still in Australia (for faults, and connections only) so im not sure why you have an interest in telstra if you have issues with privacy!? Amaysim is a new company, which has been brought up on the idea of a European company which runs the same way,l no doubt amaysim will be one of the best mobile carriers in Australia! Unlike telstra, who charged me $150 for 75mb data, where amaysim would have only charged me $2.50 so, do the math, it's going to be heaps cheaper, and when you ring for help, you will speak to an "Australian, Fluent English" person, rather than someone from overseas, who doesn't understand your problem, and diverts you to 15 call centers. I give amaysim 10/10 for service, and product!

Tim Sando.

Barry Newman


Barry Adelaide. I have just opened a post paid sim Card with Amaysim. I transferred my existing mobile number from telstra .I purchased a new phone as the old was locked to telstra. It took a matter of 3 minutes before my new phone was activated. The service by the call centre personal was excellent. I also wished to use the pin code on my phone and the PUK is not listed on the SIM Pack but it took less than 30 seconds on my repeat call for the operator to supply the PUK Code. Never- Never had service like this from Telstra. Also have the roaming sevice available if needed whilst overseas. Great Service.

Aidan Craig


hi all,
Im going to get an amaysim card for my iphone 3GS.Is the $10 1gb of internet worht it? and how fast would i use it just going onto facebook?
thanks Aidan



I recently bought a Samsung Galaxy Tablet. Can your sim cards be used in these or are they only for the Apple ipads?

Paul Sycam


As usual people fall for the same old traps. Years ago when Telstra first released the minimax CDMA modem there was an uproar at the rounding up of data. AMAYSIM does exactly the same. I am currently testing amaysim for an emergency services project and i have found that even if you use .12 kilobytes of actual data that Amaysim rounds it up to 1 megabyte. If you use this sim for an ipad or motorola xoom <for example> and its taking down idle data then your money is being skimmed from you $9.90 per gig deal.

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