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Wednesday, 05 July 2017 14:34

Amaysim graces Australia with $40 unlimited 12/1Mbps NBN plan


Seeking to illuminate its new value offering, Amaysim is hammering home its “highly competitive NBN offer” for new and existing customers from $40 per month.

The NBN. It’s a dog’s breakfast of fibre, coax, copper, wireless, satellite and, presumably somewhere, tin cans and bits of string, but it’s the NBN we’ve got.

Soon someone somewhere will write a book entitled “How I learned to stop worrying and love the NBN”, but presumably that will only be because they’ve finally achieved a great price and fast speeds all the time.

Whether that will be an Amaysim customer, I don’t know – I haven’t yet had the chance to experience the quality of its NBN connectivity, but if Amaysim’s NBN service is as good as its mobile service, customers should be well pleased, indeed.

So, what’s happening is that Amaysim now offers three NBN plans. I guess it’s kind of a “good, better, best” scenario, with the good still being affordably good, the better being, well, better, and the best being the fastest – and best, while also being the most expensive.

This kind of simplicity is what you’d expect from a company whose ethos has always been keeping things simple and affordable, and it’s the way all businesses should aspire to run their operations.

Now, it’s important to note that companies like Amaysim (and its competitors!) do love a good special, and a special discounted six-month promotional pricing period (as listed in the T&Cs), and that’s what it is offering for its first two plans.

Until 31 July, the first plan is available at $40 incl GST for 12/1Mbps with unlimited data for the first six months, after which the plan reverts to its normal $60 pricing.

The second plan is available for $60 per month, again until 31 July, with unlimited data and 25/5Mbps speeds, with the cost reverting to $70 per month after the aforementioned initial six months period of special discounted pricing.

The third plan remains at its normal $90 per month for unlimited data, but at 100/40Mbps speeds.

No doubt the speeds for all these plans come with the usual “up to” caveat in the fine print.

Rob Appel, Amaysim’s commercial director of broadband, said: “With our new pricing starting at just $40 each month, we’re making it easy for everyday Aussies to make the switch and find the speed that’s right for them – without making a massive dent to their hip-pocket.

“We’re committed to offering great value nbn plans backed by a brilliant online experience. These are some of the most affordable nbn prices available in market, and they even beat some ADSL plans, so we’ re confident that we’ll make it worth even more for customers to move to the new network.”

Whether Amaysim will come up with special pricing anew in six months hence is yet to be seen, but as each plan comes with no lock-in contracts, one wonders how much more competitive 2018 will be compared to the insanely great levels of competition we’ve already seen thus far.

So, if Amaysim’s special plan tickles your fancy, click here to see Amaysim's NBN plans and click the button that lets see if your address is NBN ready yet, or not.

You should also, as always, see what other people say in places like the Whirlpool forum so you can benefit from the experiences of others in making your own decisions.

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Alex Zaharov-Reutt

Alex Zaharov-Reutt is iTWire's Technology Editor is one of Australia’s best-known technology journalists and consumer tech experts, Alex has appeared in his capacity as technology expert on all of Australia’s free-to-air and pay TV networks on all the major news and current affairs programs, on commercial and public radio, and technology, lifestyle and reality TV shows. Visit Alex at Twitter here.

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