Amaysim now offering as you go plans with 365 day expiry
Budget telco Amaysim is now offering 365 day expiry for its "pay as you go" smartphone plans, which were previously subject to a 90 day expiry. All customers currently on an Amaysim as you go plan will automatically have their credit extended.
Amaysim's pay as you go plan allows customers to recharge as little as AUD$5, which is then used for texts, calls, and data. Amaysim bills standard calls and voicemail at 12c per minute, SMS at 12c per text, and MMS at 49c per message. Data is billed at 7.2c per MB, but users who need as little more data can get 1GB data pack for AUD$9.90 (with a 30 day expiry) or a 10GB data pack for AUD$99.90 (with a 365 day expiry).
The long expiry makes as you go plans ideal for individuals who don't really use their phones that often (making just a phone call or a week, for example), or for Australians heading overseas who still want to hold onto their local number (without paying a hefty monthly fee).