Yes! Go! offers low-cost eSIMs for visitors to Australia. Plans start from US$4.50 (~A$6.90) and give you 4G coverage from Optus.

If you're planning a trip to Australia, one of the easiest ways to use your cellphone whilst you're there is with a Yes! Go! eSIM.

You can get a Yes! Go! eSIM from US$4.50 (approximately A$6.90) at Airalo. This will allow you to use your cellphone in Australia for up to 7 days. The Yes! Go! eSIM is available on a pre-paid basis for visitors to Australia and gives you an allowance of 4G mobile data to use whilst you're there.

In this article, we'll look at the Yes! Go! service in Australia, including how you're able to get it and the best Yes! Go! eSIM deals. We'll also look at the coverage available on a Yes! Go! eSIM, and the other ways of using your mobile phone in Australia (e.g. through international roaming).

Plans From: US$4.50 (~A$6.90) for 7 days
Best Deals:
Compatible Devices:
  • Apple iPhone 11 and newer
  • Samsung Galaxy S20 and newer
  • Google Pixel 3 and newer
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Coverage: 4G coverage (Optus)
Voucher Code:
  • Save 10% on all Yes! Go! eSIMs using KEN10 (new customers only)
  • Save 5% using the KEN5 voucher code (existing Airalo customers)

Yes! Go! Plans

If you're looking for an affordable way to use your cellphone when travelling in Australia, you can get a Yes! Go! eSIM from only US$4.50 (approximately A$6.90) for 7 days usage.

To get a Yes! Go! eSIM, you'll need to have an eSIM-compatible device such as the iPhone 11, Galaxy S20, Pixel 3 or later devices. You can then order your Yes! Go! eSIM through the Airalo app with instant delivery direct to your phone. There's no need to queue at the airport or to register the Yes! Go! eSIM with your ID, saving you lots of time.

The following table shows the eSIM plans that are currently available from Yes! Go! in Australia:

NetworkMinutesTextsDataPlan
Cost
AiraloNoneNone1GBUS$4.50
(~A$6.90)
valid for 7 days
AiraloNoneNone2GBUS$8.00
(~A$12.30)
valid for 15 days
AiraloNoneNone3GBUS$9.00
(~A$13.80)
valid for 30 days
AiraloNoneNone5GBUS$12.50
(~A$19.10)
valid for 30 days
AiraloNoneNone10GBUS$20.00
(~A$30.60)
valid for 30 days
AiraloNoneNone20GBUS$40.00
(~A$61.30)
valid for 30 days

As a special offer for February 2024, you can get a 10% discount on all Yes! Go! eSIMs. Simply enter the KEN10 voucher code at checkout. This offer is only available if you're new to Airalo.

If you've already used an Airalo eSIM in the past, you can use the KEN5 voucher code to get a 5% discount on your plan.

See all Yes! Go! eSIM deals →

Once you've ordered your Yes! Go! eSIM, it will only activate when your cellphone actually connects to a supported network in Australia. This means the validity period will only begin when you actually land in Australia and turn your cellphone on.

Your Yes! Go! eSIM works with the dual-SIM function on most modern smartphones. This means you can use your regular SIM card alongside the Yes! Go! eSIM (e.g. to receive incoming phone calls and text messages on your normal phone number).

Alternatives to Yes! Go!

The main disadvantage of Yes! Go! is the fact you're getting a data-only service on the eSIM. You will not get a local phone number in Australia when you're using the Yes! Go! eSIM in your phone.

If you'd like to call or text whilst you're travelling in Australia, you'll need to use your normal SIM card instead (on which international roaming fees may apply). Alternatively, you can side-step these charges by making your calls through WhatsApp or other similar apps.

If you're looking for a more fully featured SIM card with a local phone number in Australia (starting with +61), you could consider getting a regular prepaid SIM card upon arrival instead. This will involve some additional hassle (e.g. queuing up at the airport to get your SIM card, a registration process for the SIM card, etc) but it can be preferable and better suited for longer-term use in Australia.

Yes! Go! Coverage

If you're using a Yes! Go! eSIM, you'll have access to 4G mobile coverage in Australia. This is provided by the following partner networks:

Coverage ProviderNetwork TypeCoverage Area
Optus4G LTEAustralia

There's no international roaming available on a Yes! Go! eSIM. Therefore, you won't be able to use it outside of Australia. If you're planning to visit multiple countries on your trip, you may need to get a separate eSIM for the other countries you visit.

Other Airalo eSIMs

Airalo's Yes! Go! eSIM can only be used in Australia.

If you're planning to visit multiple countries on your trip, you could consider getting a Discover eSIM. These eSIM plans will work in Australia, as well as a number of other countries.

Discover eSIM

Airalo's Discover eSIM will also work in Australia, giving you 4G & 5G coverage from Telstra & Optus. In addition, you'll be able to use it in 125 other countries. The Discover plans start from US$9 for 1GB of data:

NetworkMinutesTextsDataPlan
Cost
DiscoverNoneNone1GBUS$9.00
valid for 7 days
DiscoverNoneNone2GBUS$17.00
valid for 15 days
DiscoverNoneNone3GBUS$24.00
valid for 30 days
DiscoverNoneNone5GBUS$35.00
valid for 60 days
DiscoverNoneNone10GBUS$59.00
valid for 180 days
DiscoverNoneNone20GBUS$69.00
valid for 365 days

Discover+ eSIM

The Discover+ eSIM works in a very similar way to the Discover eSIM, also allowing you to use your mobile phone in Australia. However, it adds the ability for you to make and recieve phone calls and SMS text messages on your eSIM. You'll be assigned a +43 phone number (based in Austria) to use for calling and texting.

The Discover+ plans currently start from US$15 for 10 minutes, 10 texts and 1GB of data:

NetworkMinutesTextsDataPlan
Cost
Discover+10101GBUS$15.00
valid for 7 days
Discover+20202GBUS$27.00
valid for 15 days
Discover+30303GBUS$36.00
valid for 30 days
Discover+50505GBUS$50.00
valid for 60 days
Discover+10010010GBUS$79.00
valid for 180 days
Discover+20020020GBUS$89.00
valid for 365 days

Other Country Specific eSIMs

You can also buy other country-specific eSIMs from Airalo, including the following:

For more information, read our Airalo review.

More Information

For more information about Yes! Go!, please see the Airalo website.

Your Comments 4 so far

We'd love to hear your thoughts and any questions you may have. So far, we've received 4 comments from readers. You can add your own comment here.

  • Hi Ken
    Love this site!
    I’m off to South Africa in Feb 24 and I have a EE contract, they however do not cover that Country in their Data Roaming, what is the best way I can use my phone over there please?
    Get a sim when I land or do you know any other deals
    Thanks
    Richard

  • I just arrived in the USA and Airalo is amazing – I bought the the sim on the airport wifi, and had it fully set up and on the network before I got to LAX baggage claim! So easy, no paperwork, didn’t need to find a shop/kiosk, queue, open up the phone or any of that nonsense. Also with dual sim capability I’m still able to use my British number for receiving sms/iMessage.

    It’s good coverage too, and it automatically swaps between AT&T or T-Mobile depending on the area. I’d highly recommend it and look forward to using it in other places in the future.

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