There’s plenty of “O” to go around when it comes to these two relatively fresh third-party mobile providers. They’re in no way related, but they both sport names that sound warmer and friendlier than your average telco. And that’s by design, since these two companies are trying to stand out from an increasingly crowded field. They’re not just providing services and perks that others don’t, but also appeal to the younger demographic, looking for no-string-attached plans with tons of perks and inclusions.
Mindful of the intense competition going on at the budget end of the BYO-mobile space, both OVO and Yomojo have come up with some tempting and unconventional offers. They operate on the Optus 4G Plus network, meaning you’ll be well covered in almost all populated parts of Australia with 4G data access concentrated around high population areas. That effectively puts the two companies on an even footing as far as the network goes. So what makes OVO or Yomojo stand out from the crowd? Read on to find out.
Keeping things simple and friendly is what OVO’s all about. Their uncluttered website lays out their products and prices with a minimum of fuss. There is a “for kids” plans here at the top of the list, being extremely cheap – $9.95 per month with 1GB data. However, due to its purpose, it packs lower data caps and has a limited amount of calls. It also comes with a free “Family Zone” cyber safety service account, which would usually cost nearly $60 per year. The account allows parental control of those kids’ plans right down to managing screen time. This free service is offered on all OVO plans but makes the most sense on the restrictive kids’ plans.
For general mobile use, you’re looking at one of four OVO mobile plans, all with unlimited calls and texts within Australia. They are priced at $19.95, $29.95, $34.95 and $49.95 per 30 days. The difference is in the data – those plans give you 2GB, 6GB, 15GB, and 20GB, respectively. The middle plans represent amazing value for those who want to secure a sufficient amount of data while being reasonably priced.
For tablet users and those who need a data-only SIM for anything from a laptop to a 4G router, OVO offers three plans. They range from $19.95 to $49.95 per 30 days, and from 5GB to 50GB data allowance. The $39.95 15GB plan is great for on-the-go tablet users. Meanwhile, heftier plans are also available from 50GB up to 250GB — suitable as a replacement for wired home broadband. Though, if you’re a keen mobile Netflix viewer, they’d suit you just as well! There’s also a 365-day plan for data users who just need their device connected without having to constantly recharge. It gives you 15GB and a year to use it for $99.95.
And OVO users all get access to OVOPlay, the company’s unique sports streaming service, with Formula Drift, gymnastics and more – all streamable data-free.
The big point of difference with Yomojo is in its Family Bundles. You can pick the number of lines you need for your family and choose the right-sized plan for each service. You can even mix and match to suit your family’s specific needs and budget. With this, you can save up to 15% on mobile costs. Meanwhile, Yomojo’s individual mobile plans remain a solid option, especially since they recently refurbished some of their plans so that they’re cheaper and are packed with bigger data. There are six plans available to suit the needs of pretty much everyone; from those who only use mobile data to check Facebook and order the occasional Uber, to those who live and breathe the internet while on the go.
The lowest value plan is ideal for kids with 1GB of data and 200 minutes of calls for $9.90 per 30 days. The rest of the plans then include unlimited talk and text. Starting at $15.90 per 30 days for 2GB, the plans escalate the data allowance quickly – 8GB for $29.90 and 15GB for $34.90. For even bigger data, Yomojo offers 30GB for $59.90 and a whopping 90GB for $89.90 — however, these two run on Optus 3G rather than 4G. Nonetheless, that’s some terrific data value right there. The $34.90 plan matches OVO’s for data allowance and price, and the $29.90 8GB plan goes head-to-head with OVO’s popular $29.95 6GB plan, though Yomojo throws in an extra 2GB. The extra gigabytes do sound appealing. If so you might lean towards Yomojo’s offering, though you’ll miss out on OVO’s extras.
For data-only users, Yomojo has four plans to pick from. They range from $15.90 for 3GB up to $85.90 for 70GB. At the 50GB level they’re once again going head-to-head but with OVO being around $20 cheaper. For medium usage, OVO also pulls slightly ahead with its $39.95 15GB plan versus Yomojo’s $45.90 for the same amount of data. Yomojo, on the other hand, goes into seriously hefty territory with the 70GB offering. And if you’re using your tablet for hefty data wrangling that’s going to be a hard option to ignore.
There’s amazing value available from both companies. Deciding between OVO or Yomojo might really just come down to the extras on OVO’s side, and the option of purchasing Yomojo’s family bundles for even greater savings. Regardless of which one you pick, though, you’ll be set. All the calls and text you can handle and enough data to cover your needs, at prices anyone can afford – and with no contracts. It’s a great time to be shopping for a mobile plan!