Dealhacker: Vaya's New $65 Phone Plan Packs In 30GB Of Data Per Month

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Budget telco Vaya has launched a new range of limited-edition "Gamer Plans" to cash in on the Pokemon GO craze. The data-friendly plans start at $45 per month with the $65 version providing a massive 30GB data allowance. Here are the details.

Vaya's new gamer plan comes in two flavours: the Monster Mobile Plan and the Monster Data Only Plan. The first plan nets you 10GB of data, unlimited national standard calls and unlimited texts for $45 per month. But the most interesting deal here is the Monster Data Only Plan. For $65 per month, you get 30GB of data which is one of the most indulgent data allowances we've ever seen on a pre-paid phone plan. Both plans are available to use throughout Australia, which is handy if you're on a Pokemon pilgrimage to catch 'em all.

While these plans are nominally aimed at Pokemon GO players in a blatant attempt to cash on the craze, they should suit anyone who churns through high volumes of mobile data each month. Vaya is warning that its new gamer plans are only available until 8 August 2016, although anyone who signs up can keep using the plan indefinitely with the same data allowance and pricing.

In addition to the new plans, Vaya has also knocked $5 off its existing data-only plans per month and boosted its entry-level plans with more data. There's also a new 12-month option where you can pre-pay for the entire year. You can check out Vaya's new lineup in the table below:

DATA ONLY PLANS Data SIM S Data SIM M Data SIM L Monster (new)
Month-to-month price $10 (previously $15) $25 (previously $30) $45 (previously $50) $65
12-month price $108 (equivalent to $9 per month) $264 (equivalent to $22 per month) $480 (equivalent to $40 per month) n/a
Included data (billed per KB) 1.5GB (previously 2GB) 5GB (previously 4GB) 15GB (previously 7GB) 30GB
Excess data per GB $10 $10 $10 $10

Head to Vaya's website for more information.


Comments

    It's worth pointing out the risk of pre-paying for a year's service for a relatively unknown budget carrier. If they go belly-up - and they wouldn't be the first - then you're out of pocket with no service.

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