Australian AMAYSIM Prepaid SIM card
AMAYSIM has now switched to a verification call being required if activating suing a foreign ID. This call needs to be made post arriving in Australia. We now recommend OPTUS SIM instead if you want to activate the SIM prior to arriving in Aust.
AMAYSIM is a great low cost option to get connected in Australia. It runs on the OPTUS network, which is Australia's second biggest carrier (but AMAYSIM plans are much cheaper than OPTUS for the same quality!). AMAYSIM prepaid SIM cards are very easy to activate online with any Australian or international credit card.
Any size SIM is available (Mini, Micro, or Nano), just make sure you choose the right size for you phone/device (see more info on SIM sizes here).
We ship to anywhere in the world free of charge.
Express shipping is also available - shipping details here.
International orders (from outside Australia) should probably choose an express option if they are travelling within 2 weeks of making the order.
Full activation process is detailed here.
The activation process takes about 15 minutes.
Easy to add more credit or buy data packs through the online portal.
- Phone plans
AMAYSIM has three basic plans:
Pay As You Go (PAYG) - $0pm
1GB - $9.90 (30 days)
2.5 GB - $19.90 (30 days)
4GB - $29.90 (30 days)
10GB - $99.90 (365 days)
AMAYSIM allow tethering (to make a hotspot) for all devices except iPads.
iPhones require an extra step (see here).
How long does my credit last?
Your credit expiry depends on which amaysim plan you choose:
amaysim AS YOU GO Prepaid credit lasts for 90 days
amaysim FLEXI lasts for 30 days
amaysim UNLIMITED lasts for 30 days
amaysim MOBILE BROADBAND – 1GB, 2.5GB and 4GB Data Packs last for 30 days – 10GB Data Pack lasts for 365 days
The actual cards don't have an expiry date for when they must be activated by.
As per most prepaid SIM cards, the card will be cancelled automatically if more than 180 days have passed since the expiry of your last recharge.
Low international rates from 6c/min & no flagfall
Make sure your phone is unlocked.
AMAYSIM use the Optus 3G dual band service is part of the Open Network and refers to Optus’ UMTS 2100MHz/900MHz bands. Make sure your phone has 3G 2100 MHz band.
They cover '97% of the population' (not 97% landmass :-), which is fine for most big cities and populated areas (see coverage map), but if you are travelling outside the big cities, and want the best/fastest coverage Telstra would be highly recommended.
amaysim mobiles (Free call)
All other mobiles & landlines
(additional charges may apply)
(02) 91195021 or 1300 808 300
Mon-Fri 8am-7pm (AEST)
Sat-Sun 10am-6pm (AEST)
Public holidays 10am - 6pm (AEST)
DATA SETTING/APN (if doesn't automatically load)
It should load automatically, but if not it needs to be set as:
[blank] = enter nothing :-)
Some more troubleshooting here
Buy this AMAYSIM Australian SIM card and activate it before your next trip to Australia.
Please see our Activation Guide here for instructions on how to activate and other FAQs