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Gomo Mobile will officially shut down services in December

Gomo's simple plans are no longer available. 

Nathan Lawrence
Nov 03, 2023
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Gomo is closing down. Optus' shortlived MVNO Gomo will cease operations on the 15th of December 2023

Gomo customers will be able to recharge until the 15th of November, after which, only customers with remaining credit will be able to use their service until the official cutoff on the 15th of December. 

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Important: Keeping your phone number

If existing Gomo customers want to hold on to their phone number after the service officially shuts down, it's important that they port their number to another provider before the 15th of December. After that, retrieving your number might not be possible. 

Most providers will ask you if you would like to keep your existing phone number when signing up, but for more information, check out our detailed guide to keeping your phone number when switching providers

Next steps for Gomo customers

Whether you're keeping your number or not, you're going to want to find a new provider by the cutoff date on the 15th of December, otherwise, you could be left without the ability to make or receive calls. 

While Gomo's subscription model auto-recharged every month, it was still effectively a prepaid mobile plan. If you're after that same kind of freedom and value in your next provider, check out some of the most popular prepaid plans from Australian mobile providers below. 

If you're interested in what kind of value is offered by SIM-only plans these days, check out the list below for a list of the most popular postpaid deals:

Is the Catch Connect deal for ex-Gomo customers good value?

If you're an existing Gomo customer, you'll probably receive (or have already received) a Catch Connect SIM in the mail.

Optus MVNO Catch Connect is offering an exclusive deal to outgoing Gomo customers. Catch Mobile will give you your first month free, and price match your Gomo plan every month thereafter.

There are two deals available:

  • $15 per 30-day recharge: 18GB per recharge, unlimited standard national calls and text
  • $25 per 30-day recharge: 50GB per recharge, unlimited standard national calls and text

For pure data-per-dollar value, you'll get more bang for your buck when you switch over to Catch Connect. 

However, it's important to note that Gomo's additional perks, such as data rollover (up to 200GB) and unlimited international calls will not be available on Catch Mobile's service. If those two features are important to you, we recommend finding a different provider with a better deal on international calling

Nathan Lawrence
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Nathan Lawrence
Nathan Lawrence has been banging out passionate tech and gaming words for more than 11 years. These days, you can find his work on outlets like IGN, STACK, Fandom, Red Bull and AusGamers. Nathan adores PC gaming and the proof of his first-person-shooter prowess is at the top of a Battlefield V scoreboard.

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