One of the big success stories among the many flourishing third-party mobile providers has been OVO Mobile. A company which quietly popped up fairly recently, but started making waves almost immediately. They’ve received attention from both the Seven and Nine TV networks, they’ve won multiple industry awards, and it seems almost everyone who tries them quickly decides they’ve found themselves the perfect SIM for their mobile.
OVO has a unique and confusion-free range of plans that all come with a unique bonus – access to the company’s own streaming service. Called OVOplay, it’s only available to OVO customers and costs nothing to access. Plus, it uses zero data allowance when streaming as well.
Sport fans – especially motorsport fans – get treated to a range of high-octane streaming channels covering sports including the 400 Thunder Professional Drag Racing Series, Audi Sport Customer Racing Australia, Supercheap Auto Racing and World Superbikes. And for the more relaxing days, there’s exclusive coverage of Gymnastics Australia and Water Polo Australia. OVO plans to add more to OVOplay as time goes on, all at no extra cost to customers. In recent months they’ve added live radio streaming from Triple M and The Hit Network, so you can stream the music and shows you love wherever you are, data-free.
Every plan also comes with a free Family Zone cyber safety account – meaning that OVO plans can be perfect for your younger ones. There’s even special low-priced kids’ plans to help get young users equipped with the safety of a mobile without a data allowance that might tempt them to spend too much time staring at the screen.
And there’s one more unique benefit to being with OVO. Their customer service staff are based right here in Australia, ready and able to get any problems solved quickly via live text chat, phone or even Facebook.
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Making use of the Optus 4G Plus network with its full range of 4G features and data speeds, OVO’s coverage takes in the vast majority of Australia – 98.5% of the population – with 4G in more places than some of the competition.
The Optus 4G Plus network made waves early on for its raw data speed, and continues to expand to meet the needs of a growing customer base. OVO’s in good hands here, and the smooth 4G data performance is going to come in handy for OVO play streaming!
Unlike much of the mobile industry, OVO keeps it simple with their plans. They only have five phone plans to choose from, with two of those being kids’ plans.
Ranging from $24.95 to $44.95 per 30 days, the plans for the grown-ups all include unlimited calls and texts. The big differences are in both the data allowances and the amount of international call minutes included.
For $24.95 you’ll get 2GB of 4G data and 50 international minutes. A plan that’s great for those that love to stay in touch but don’t want to spend a huge amount on their mobile service. An extra 10 bucks for the $34.95 plan, though, and everything changes. On this plan you get a massive 8GB of fast 4G data along with 300 minutes (5 hours) of international talk time per 30 days. It’s an absolute bargain, and not surprisingly was the winner of Money Magazine’s “Best Value Mobile Plan – High Usage” for 2017.
Those wanting even more data, meanwhile, have the option of the $44.95 plan which ramps the allowance up to 12GB and throws in 500 international talk minutes (over 8 hours’ worth).
For the kids, there’s plans at $9.95 and $14.95 that include 1GB and 1.5GB of data, $200 or $500 of calls, and unlimited texts. These plans work well when paired with the Family Zone features that comes free with every plan.
And if you’re after a data SIM for your tablet, OVO has you covered with some of the highest 4G data allowances we’ve seen. Starting at $15.95 for 3GB, it ramps up to a 13GB $29.95 plan and from there, the sky’s almost the limit. 25GB for $44.95 is more than enough for any mobile tablet. After that, there’s $50 for $59.95 and 70GB for $79.95, both more suited to being a replacement for home broadband. Therefore, perfect for a 4G-capable modem/router at home.
All of the plans, of course, come with access to the OVOplay streaming service at no extra cost.
Does OVO stack up?
With generous data allowances, free sports (and now radio) streaming, great coverage from the Optus 4G Plus network and customer service based right here in Australia, OVO is well worth putting near the top of your list of providers to check out. And with no contract to sign up to, there’s little risk in giving them a road test for a month. With plans like these, it’s very likely you’ll stay.