Bringing something different to the prepaid mobile phone arena, OVO Mobile is also one of Australia’s newest mobile providers, having launched in March 2016. The market they entered was already crowded with options
, but OVO opted to keep their mobile pricing simple and straightforward and distinguish themselves via an unusual extra feature that’s actually built right into the brand, rather than being the usual limited special offer.
OVO’s trump card is OVOPlay, a video streaming service that’s made deals with several sporting codes to offer live streams, on-demand video and interactive content. OVOPlay can be accessed for free by every OVO mobile customer both via a web site and through iOS and Android apps.
The company’s SIM offerings place an emphasis on generous data allowances, with their data-only plans for tablets stretching to 50GB per month. Larger plans include unlimited calls, texts and MMS within Australia – the only difference is the amount of data that’s included.
At the moment, OVO doesn’t sell phones of any kind – no matter which plan you pick, you’ll be bringing your own phone. OVO uses the Optus 4G Plus network for calls and fast data.