Introducing OVO Mobile
The philosophy OVO Mobile embraces is ‘Fan First’ – and for OVO users, this will come as no surprise. They’ve positioned themselves as a telco that delivers some of the best sports and entertainment content straight to your phone, without all the surprise charges that usually come with trying to watch these events. If you’re a sports fan, then OVO is a must-try.
What Makes OVO Mobile Unique?
In addition to being a leader in the mobile plans arena, Ovo also offers a sports streaming product, OvoPlay, with streaming that offers data rewards if you’re a mobile subscriber. Thanks to OVO’s sporting partners, you can use OVOPlay to stream motorsports, including the 400 Thunder Professional Drag Racing Series, Formula Drift and World Superbikes, as well as Australian and international sports such as rugby, waterpolo and gymnastics, and even the Australian Esports League. You can also listen to live radio from The Hit Network and Triple M.
OVO offers the amazing advantage of OVO Time, which provides data rewards of up to 10GB depending on the hours spent on streaming. When time spent on your phone to stream media content is restricted by data limits, OVO makes customers feel more than welcome by delivering live sports and entertainment that can get you free data in return. It’s the perfect bundle to any mobile plan that already gives more than enough call and texts and data allowance.
OVO Mobile Plans and Pricing
OVO recognises that data is important, which is why they have a range of recharge values to match your data needs. Whether you just like to check your emails every so often, or you’re big on streaming movies and sport, there will be something to suit you. Keeping an eye on your data usage is easy with the OVOPlay app and, if you need to, you can always top up your plan with more data.
Moreover, OVO makes sure their mobile subscribers get the best of data with their FansFirst approach, which basically involves throwing in heftier data amounts without increasing their prices. The Small Plan now delivers 10GB, Medium Plan has 30GB, Large Plan is set with 35GB and the top-end Extra Large Plan has a whopping 40GB for under 50 bucks. Best of all, OVO’s mobile plans are powered by the Optus 4G Plus network. Recharging your prepaid OVO SIM also comes easy — you can recharge online or head to the nearest 7-Eleven or Australia Post stores near you.
OVO Mobile for Kids
OVO Mobile also offers a kid’s plan for $9.95 that has 2GB of data, unlimited texts, and 500 minutes of calls within Australia, as well as sports and entertainment streaming on OVOPlay. OVO also offers an account from Family Zone with all their plans, so that you can keep your kids safe while they’re connected. You can easily turn the Kids Plan into one that offers unlimited calls with MiniPlus, doubling the data to 4GB for $14.95 per 30 days.
What is the OVO Fans First Club?
When you join OVO as a prepaid mobile customer, you’re instantly part of the company’s Fans First Club. As a fan, you’re taken care of in the best ways possible starting with cheap SIM-only plans that are packed with large data allowances and unlimited calls and texts. As part of their Fans First approach, you’ll also get 50 fan points equivalent to $5 credit when you sign up. If you refer a friend, that’s another 50 fan points for you. OVOPlay and OVOTime are obviously major parts of the telco’s Fans First promise, playing a crucial role in the company’s substantial growth since its mobile launch in 2016.
OVO ‘like new’ phones
As OVO continues to grow, the more varied their services become. Today, Aussies can purchase ‘like new’ mobile phones as a result of the telco’s latest partnership with Moorup. ‘Like new’ phones are handsets refurbished to the highest possible standard so that they’re practically new ones.
Technically, these are second-hand phones but with data wiped out, features reset to factory settings, and completely retested, they’re like new. OVO currently offers iPhones and Samsung phones with 6 or 12 months ‘no questions asked’ warranty. The good news? Opting OVO’s ‘like new’ phones can get you as much as 30% savings or more than when buying a brand new.
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OVOPlay – Sports and Entertainment Streaming app
OVOPlay is a remarkable feature for OVO. Apart from scoring a cheap mobile plan with heaps of data to enjoy, customers are also eligible to experience live sports and entertainment as long as they’re with OVO with the chance to earn data rewards. Since the company’s launch, they’ve secured partnerships paving the way for live sports, a range of radio stations, podcasts, and entertainment.
Live Sport on OVOPlay
OvoPlay is building the list of sports available to stream on its platform. More recently, Ovo signed a multi year deal with Badmington Australia to show all games of the Badmington World Federation on the OvoPlay platform.
Motorsports fans will be pleased to know that getting any OVO plan automatically qualifies for motorsport on OVOPlay, including the 400 Thunder Professional Drag Racing Series, Formula Drift, World Rally Cross, and World Superbikes. Fancy more sports?
OVO also has partnerships with Chinese Super League, Brumbies Rugby, Water polo, Gymnastics, and Australian Esport League with the recent addition of Aussie Pro Wrestling.
Last audited 01 June 2020
Can I access OvoPlay if I’m not an OVO customer?
If you are not an Ovo mobile customer, you can still take advantage of OVOPlay’s entertainment and sport offerings. Simply register to OVOPlay and choose the channel you want to watch. You can download the OVOplay app on your app store or launch it in your web browser to get started. Some channels are free, however, premium HD ones are exclusive to OVO mobile customers only. To access a particular premium channel or event if you’re not an Ovo mobile customer, a Fan Pass is needed. There are 3 options available: Event Pass (7 days), 3 Month Pass, and 12 Month Pass.
Which Devices are Compatible with OVOPlay?
OVOPlay can be streamed on the iPad, iPhone, and Android devices. OVO recommends downloading and watching on the OVO app for a better viewing experience. You can also enjoy streaming content directly in your device browser. You can register up to five devices on your OVOplay service anytime.
|BWF Streaming Device List||User Guide|
|iPhone/iPad||Yes (iOS 10 or higher required)|
|Android Phone/Tablet||Yes (Android 5.0 and up)|
|Windows/Mac Web Browsers||Yes, via OVOPlay website|
Does OVO Offer Broadband?
OVO offers OVOBoom, a reliable alternative to fixed broadband. Since your need for a speedy internet connection doesn’t end at home or at the office, it’s only reasonable to get a broadband connection that you can bring wherever you go. Enter OVOBoom with its 4G speed capacities courtesy of Optus 4G Plus. Data allowances under this lineup start from 50GB going to a massive 250GB. Getting connected with OVOBoom is straightforward — either you bring your own 4G-capable device or select a brand new modem when you sign up from only $59.
Run out of data? Data top-ups are available from $5 per 500MB or you can opt to recharge early. Smaller data-only plans suitable for tablet use are also available. Data allowances start from 5GB to 50GB and all plans come with free Cyber-Safety feature so parents can manage their kids’ online activities. OVO also offers OVO Data 365 (15GB) — a data-only plan that can last up to a year.
Last audited 11 May 2020
What Bundles Does OVO Offer?
Signing up to any OVO prepaid plan automatically bundles your subscription to other services at no extra costs. Even the cheapest $9.95 mobile prepaid plan can get you access to live sports streaming and some entertainment. And, if you get the Medium, Large, and Extra Large prepaid plans, you can also score free international 100, 600, and 1000 minutes every month.
OVO Customer Service and Support
Need to contact OVO? Call them on 135 686, or skip the hold music and talk to their live chat team. The OVO team is available 9 am to 8 pm on weekdays and 10 am to 6 pm on weekends (AEST).
Is OVO Mobile right for me?
They’re not the cheapest prepaid provider around by a long way, but OVO’s attempt at something new by providing an interactive streaming service for sports fans that a lot of people are going to love is a refreshing change. Definitely worth considering if you want to take your passion for all things sporty with you!