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50GB and 70GB data plans have landed at amaysim

Mega data plans have landed at amaysim

11 May 2017
Fel - amaysim blogger


amaysim's customer gal

We’re offering data-hungry Aussies even more choice when it comes to picking a data plan, with whopping 50GB and 70GB options.

It’s clear that Aussies are using more data than ever before – a recent survey from Telsyte revealed that data usage increased by a massive 60% last year, and more than half the Aussie population aged over 16 now own both a smartphone and a tablet.*

To help the data lovers out, we've launched two supersized data plans:

  • 50GB at $65/28 days
  • 70GB at $80/28 days

These news plans are available today (11 May 2017) - just head to our data-only plans page to check them out.

What can 50GB or 70GB of data even get you?

Think 50GB and 70GB sounds like too much data? And who even needs that much?

The average Australian household actually uses around 105GB of data every month, so these mega data plans really are great for those who spend heaps of time online with a secondary device like an iPad or another tablet.

Breaking down the gigs, with 50GB you can:

  • Browse online for around 340 hours
  • Kill about 400 hours on Facebook, or upload a whopping 25 000 photos to your profile
  • Spend over 270 hours talking to your loved ones on Skype (after all, absence does make the heart grow fonder)
  • And get through about three-quarters of a season from your favourite Netflix show (that’s roughly 10 40-minute episodes)

Waiting for the nbn™ to arrive in your area?

If the nbn hasn’t arrived at your house yet, our super-sized 50GB and 70GB data plans might be just the thing you need if you want generous data downloads, fast speeds and the flexibility of no-lock in contracts.

Simply power up an unlocked wireless broadband modem with one of our data SIMs and you’ll ready to surf, scroll and stream to your heart’s content.

Got more questions?

Can I use these plans instead of my mobile plan?

You can replace your existing amaysim mobile plan with one of our new data plans, but you won’t be able to make calls or send text messages – to do that, you’ll either need to add some extra AS YOU GO credit to your amaysim account or use an app that lets you make calls and send messages using data.

If you’re looking to do lots of talking and texting one of our UNLIMITED mobile plans would be a better option.

Can I tether?

Yes, you can! Just keep in mind that tethering works with all devices except Apple iPads. For info on how to enable your personal hotspot, head to our Help section.

Can I buy one with my mobile plan?

These new data plans can’t be added to boost the data allowance on your existing mobile plan (you’ll need a new SIM card to activate them). But if you’re looking to add extra data to your existing mobile plan don’t stress! We’ll shoot you a text when you’re running low on data and you can purchase a 1GB for $10 to keep you going.

You can always find the answers to your questions 24/7 in our Help section, or drop your questions in the comments section below and I’ll sort you out with an answer.

* Telsyte Australian Digital Consumer Study 2017


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Pixel 5

Google Pixel 5: Everything we know so far

13 Aug 2020

Fresh on the heels of the Pixel 4A being announced, the hype train for the Google Pixel 5 is now well and truly underway.

After months of speculation about whether the Pixel 5 launch would be pushed back, Google put much of this chatter to rest by providing a sneak peak of the Pixel 5 during the recent launch of the Pixel 4A.

Last years flagship device, the Pixel 4, was a phone full of potential. As we've come to expect from the Pixel series, it featured an incredibly powerful camera, however its average battery life, held it back from being a serious contender for phone of the year.

While the Pixel 4 had its flaws, it was still a really good phone overall, and it will interesting to see how this years model, stacks up against other flagship models from 2020 such as the Samsung Galaxy S20 and Apple's highly anticipated iPhone 12.

With all this said, we wouldn't count Google out from delivering something special and with such a positive early response to the Pixel 4A, perhaps 2020 will prove to be the year of the Pixel.

To help bring you up to speed on what Google has in-store with this years flagship Pixel device, here's everything we know so far about the Pixel 5.

at a glance: rumoured Google Pixel 5 features

  • Expected October release
  • 5G connectivity
  • Android 11
  • New camera features; Adjustable Flash, Motion Blur & Audio Zoom
  • 120Hz refresh rate
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G

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    Expect 5G

    It's widely expected the Pixel 5 will include 5Gconnectivity.

    The feature was all but confirmed in early August with the announcement of the Pixel 4A, where Google teased two new 5G devices, the Pixel 5 and a 5G version of the Pixel 4A, both of which are set to be released during the final quarter of 2020.

    Release Date

    Since the phone’s inception back in 2016, Google has remained incredibly consistent with their release schedule for the flagship Pixel series, with all previous launches taking place in October. This trend is set to continue, after a leak surfaced from a Google affiliated website in France, claiming the Pixel 5 will be available for pre-order from October 8.

    Android 11

    This shouldn’t come as too much of a surprise, since a beta version of Android 11 is already available for public download, however it’s expected the Pixel 5 will be the first device to don the latest Android software straight out the box.

    Some of the expected improvements and features of Android 11 include a new media player widget, easier ways to control smart home devices using your phone, a new power button menu and refinements to the messaging system and conversation bubbles.

    Pixel 5 Render
    Image Credit: Google

    Design & Display

    Last year Google teased images of the Pixel 4 in the months leading up to its official launch. This time round, the only confirmed sighting of the Pixel 5 has been the side image (seen above) which Google teased during the launch of the Pixel 4A.

    Outside of this image, there have been a number of different leaks floating about which have helped paint a picture of what this years phone might look like.

    Like the Pixel 4, it's expected the Pixel 5 will feature an OLED panel, with a matte glass finish on the back and full HD/QHD resolution. According to Front Page Tech who gained access to an early Pixel 5 prototype, a forehead bezel on the front side of the device is also expected to remain.

    In terms of refresh rate, last year we got to enjoy a smooth 90Hz experience with the Pixel 4. However with Samsung (and others) already making the jump to 120Hz and Apple reportedly looking to do the same with the iPhone 12, it will be interesting to see if Google sees this as an important feature upgrade and whether they'll look to roll out a 120Hz refresh rate with the Pixel 5.

    A Mighty Fine Camera

    While earlier leaks suggested the Pixel 5 would include a triple-lens camera on the rear of the device, more recent leaks suggest Google will once again opt for a two camera setup on the back.

    The quality of images with the Pixel 4 were outstanding, so it's not as if this should be a concern. For some though, the added flexibility of a third, wide angle lens, would of been the cherry on top, for a camera that many consider one of the top-tier mobile phone cameras.

    With that said, Google doesn't appear to be standing still, instead opting to fine-tune the Pixel's two-camera setup by adding new features.

    Expected new features include an adjustable camera flash, a new motion blur feature and the introduction of audio zoom, which will allow you to zoom in when recording video to help you capture audio more precisely.

    Long story short, it looks like we're in for a treat with this years camera setup.

    Under The Hood

    In the past, Pixel devices have typically featured the best Qualcomm chip available, which this year would be the Snapdragon 865 Plus. With the Pixel 5, this might not be case, with an inside scoop from 9to5Google suggesting the phone may be shipped with a Snapdragon 765G processor.

    The Snapdragon 765 is more of a mid-range chip, unlike the high-end Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 which powers the latest Samsung phones. This would suggest slightly less processing power than some of its competitors. With that said, the 765 is obviously no slouch and will still pack a solid punch in terms of performance.

    In terms of RAM, while it hasn't been a huge strength of the Pixel series in the past, there should be improvements on this front, with the Pixel 5 set to include 8GB of RAM in comparison to last years 6GB.