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amaysim turns five – we’re feelin’ alive!

23 Nov 2015
Julian - amaysim blogger


amaysim's head chief

I can’t believe little ol’ (or young as the case may be) amaysim is now five years old!

I won’t bore you with an Oscars-speech-style monologue, but will quickly rattle off five of the most amaysim things the awesome team here at amaysim HQ has made happen in the last 12 months.

1. A new long-term agreement

December 2014 – we signed a new long-term agreement with our carrier Optus, which set the wheels in motion to roll out amaysim 4G plans running on the Superfast Optus 4G Plus Network.

2. We launched 4G!

March 2015 – Ready, set, go! We might not have been first off the start line, but we’re definitely winning with our 4G plans which we launched in March with some help from the master Olympic tactician Steven Bradbury.

3. We’ve added even more value for our customers

April 2015 – just when you thought our plans couldn’t get any better we added more data to some of our UNLIMITED plans. Just quietly, your feedback on this was awesome.

4. Our UNLIMITED plans get simpler

November – sticking it to confusing mobile plans that you need a degree in maths to understand, we revamped our offering and launched a suite of one-decision UNLIMITED plans where you just choose your data and get talking, texting and browsing. With our new plans, from $20 to $50, the aim was to offer a choice for all Aussie mobile users from the wallet-conscious to the data-hungry. Mission accomplished.

5. We’re growing up

Along the way we somehow found time to take amaysim from a start-up idea scrawled on some butchers paper to a publicly listed company that’s still fighting for simplicity and using technology to disrupt the telco dinosaurs and take hassles out of Aussie lives.

On that note, let me take my hat Hoff to you, our amaysim customers, and the stellar amaysim team. Thanks for the last five years and onto the next five years.

Julian - amaysim's head chief.


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November Newsletter

Celebrating nine amazing years!

20 Nov 2019

We’re growing up, but we’re definitely not growing old.

Our ninth year has been filled with awesome achievements, and we couldn’t have done it without your amazing support!

nine years strong

It felt just like yesterday when we embarked on an ambitious journey to shake up the dinosaurs of the Australian telco industry, with our BYO mobile phone proposition and SIM-only plans.

Fast forward nine years and with over one million customers catching onto the amaysim wave, it’s crazy to think that the best is still yet to come.

Whether you’ve been with us since day dot (back when the iPhone 4 was the hottest phone in the market), or have recently joined the amaysim family, we can’t thank our loyal customers enough for their support over the years, as we clearly wouldn’t be here without you.

Amaysim Birthday Celebration Cookies
Image & Cookies Courtesy of Vickie Liu

still got our eyes on the prize

Between expanding our product offerings and enhancing the experience for our customers (be sure to check out the refreshed amaysim app), it's been an exciting year at amaysim HQ.

Not to mention we recently upped the data across our mobile plans, ensuring we keep our promise in offering Aussies greater choice when it comes to finding a great-value mobile plan that’s simple to use and won’t break the bank.

revitalised network agreement

As you all know, amaysim runs on the Optus 4G network, and mobile data is the fuel that allows our connected lives to exist. Data usage is only set to increase as we move into the future which is something we want to ensure is encapsulated in the type of mobile plans we offer.

amaysim and Optus have had a mutually beneficial partnership since we launched back in 2010 and in May we signed a revitalised network supply agreement (NSA) with Optus.

The updated agreement enables us to offer even greater products and services to our mobile customers, so keep your eyes peeled as we continue to expand our mobile plan offerings to meet our customers’ evolving needs.

Canstar Blue Awards

we love customer recognition

There’s always been a focus at amaysim HQ of doing right by our customers, knowing good things will come and although awards aren’t everything, from time-to-time it’s nice to be acknowledged!

To cap off a great year, we struck gold at the 2019 Canstar Blue Awards, taking home the gong for the most satisfied customers in the prepaid SIM-only category - shining a light on the amazing value our mobile plans continue to provide hundreds of thousands of Aussies.

What made this win even more special is the fact the Canstar Blue Awards are based on direct feedback given to an independent research firm by customers.

On that note, a massive shout out to our customers who continually give us a vote of confidence through loyalty and support – we appreciate each and every one of you.

let’s keep it going

Nine years in, we can honestly say we've never been more excited for what the future holds and we’re more determined than ever to continue delivering amazing value to our customers across both mobile and energy.

Bring it on!