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Free stuff, courtesy of your phone

14 Nov 2014
Mariah - amaysim blogger


amaysim's content guru

Here at amaysim, we stand by the view that your phone shouldn’t be a bottomless pit of money – we help you out there by offering three mobile phone plans that are cheap as chips.

But did you know that your phone can actually help you save money? From discounts to giveaways your phone gives more than it takes. Here’s how you can use your phone to score some awesome freebies and discounts.

Score discounts at restaurants

Writing reviews on Urbanspoon and checking-in on Facebook or Foursquare can score you some awesome discounts for restaurants. Sometimes the rewards will be waiting for you on the site and other times you won’t know if they’re offering any discounts until after you’ve checked-in or posted a review. But as they say, you’ve got to be in it to win it.

QR codes

QR codes are all around us these days. They’re there when you get your coffee, inside your newspaper and all over catalogues, offering free stuff, sneak previews and discounts.

Do you travel by bus in Sydney, Melbourne or Brisbane?

If you do, keep your eyes peeled for our awesome Tap-It panels on the back of bus seats all over town. If you catch one in the wild just scan the QR code (or tap it, if your have an Android smartphone) to get access to articles from popular sites like Roar, Techly and LostatEMinor.

amaysim's Tap-It panels

Shazam away

Along the same lines as QR codes, Shazam lets you scan music and other media files to get exclusive discounts. You may have seen in some commercials on TV a little Shazam icon in the corner of the screen – Shazam the ads and you’ll get access to exclusive discounts, freebies and additional info on your favourite products. But it’s not just limited to TV ads – retailers also use Shazam so you can even score some in-store freebies or discounts.

Speaking of Shazam freebies we’ve teamed up with the guys at the Shazam Top 20 to give away a bunch of shiny new iPhone 6’s. Check out the comp and, if you’re feeling lucky, enter. The comp will run until Friday (27/11/14).

Keep your eyes peeled for free apps

People are often sceptical about free apps, but there are actually some really awesome ones out there – why fork out a few bucks here and there when you can get something for absolute nothing at all?

Every Friday, our mates at Gizmodo post a list of awesome free apps for iOS, iPads, Windows and Android – there are apps on the list to suite everyone.

Festival apps and discounts

Festival promoters are jumping on the app bandwagon en masse. From Future Music Festivalto Soundwave and even Splendour in the Grass, there are plenty of apps that you can use to help you on the day. These apps offer exclusive discounts off festival merchandise as well as food and drinks from certain vendors. The apps tend to be free, so there’s no reason not to check them out.

So those are our five favourite ways to get free stuff from your phone. Got any tips of your own? Keen to try any of ours? Comment below and let us know – we’re keen to hear what you think.

Mariah - amaysim's marketing coordinator.


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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!