Best Optus MVNO Plans

Optus has the largest amount of providers using its mobile network, all with full coverage. Find the best Optus MVNO plans here.

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Best Optus MVNO Plans for January 2021

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Every month, our team of experts dig through the hundred of plans available in our Mobile Plan Finder™ to find the best deals in the market. We find ones that we think are best suited for you across a number of categories. None of our picks are sponsored - we also take into account mobile providers and plans that we aren't partnered with - so that our winners for each category are chosen without bias.

We take these factors into account when choosing our winners:

  • Price per month (and whether promotional pricing is involved)
  • Data allowance
  • Plan length


Keep in mind: Our best picks might not be the best for you. We encourage you to compare your options and choose the one that best suits your circumstances.


Best mobile plan on the Optus network:

amaysim 4G Prepaid SIM-only 30GB $30 28 Days

SIM-only - Prepaid

amaysim is actually the biggest provider outside of the 3 main networks in Australia, so it should come as no surprise that it does decent mobile plans. Its $30 plan is normally a solid choice, but if you sign up before January 31, you'll get this plan for just $9 for your first recharge.

It's even thrown in some bonus data too. You'll get 20GB of bonus data for your first 3 recharges, giving you a total of 50GB each month instead of the usual 30GB.

  • 50GB per 28 days
  • Unlimited calls & texts
    Optus network
  • $30 per 28 days
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Next best mobile plan:

Moose 23.80 20GB 1 Month

SIM-only - Postpaid

This plan from Moose usually comes with just 8GB to use each month, but thanks to its current offer, you get 20GB of data each month for your first 24 months! That bumps up the value of this plan significantly.

It's a limited time offer for new customers only so if you're interested, sign up while it's still available.

  • 20GB per month
  • Unlimited calls & texts
    Optus network
  • $19.80 per month
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Best cheap mobile plan on the Optus network:

Circles.Life 8GB for $18 SIM-only Plan

SIM-only - Postpaid

This Circles.Life plan usually comes with 8GB data for $18 per month but if you get it before 01 March 2021, you can save $4 a month for the first 12 months, which means you just need to pay $14 each month. It then goes back to its original price of $18 a month.

You can also make calls without any worry with this plan's unlimited calls and text inclusion.

  • 8GB per month
  • Unlimited calls & texts
    Optus network
  • $14 per month
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Best big data mobile plan:

Circles.Life 100GB for $38 SIM-only Plan

SIM-only - Postpaid

You won't find a better big data deal than this 100GB plan from Circles.Life. Other mobile plans that offer 100GB will cost you at least an extra $22 per month.

This plan is only $30 for the first 12 months, then $38 per month after. Offer ends on 01 March 2021, 9pm AEDT.

  • 100GB per month
  • Unlimited calls & texts
    Optus network
  • $30 per month
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Mobile providers using the Optus network

Optus has the largest number of MVNOs who use its network. Here's a full list of the providers that use the Optus mobile network:

Which Optus MVNO should I choose?

There are easily 100+ plans out there for you to sort through when it comes to choosing an Optus network provider. While all these third-party providers may have access to the full Optus network, they are certainly not equal.

We've broken down some of the more popular providers on the Optus network to help you find one that sounds appealing for you and your needs.

amaysim

amaysim logo
amaysim launched back in 2010 and has grown to be the largest MVNO in all of Australia, smaller than only the big three telcos. It has a decent range of SIM only mobile plans that go up to 80GB data, all for $50 or less. Watch out for 28-day expiry periods, which will require an extra recharge during the year.

With amaysim, you can get a few international inclusions just for showing up. The 3 most expensive plans have unlimited talk and text to 19 countries, while the top 2 have 300 international minutes of standard talk to another 13 countries. The company also has great customer service support, based on reviews.


Southern Phone

Southern phone logo
Southern Phone is one of the largest providers of phone services and broadband to regional Australia, and it was purchased by AGL at the end of 2019. Now it offers some fairly hefty value in the form of contract phone plans, plus a few non-contract options for people who prefer to go month to month.

You can get all the way up to 80GB per month from Southern Phone, which is sure to sate the appetite of even the most data-hungry customers. More expensive plans come with varying amounts of international call credit to use when ringing overseas.


Vaya

Vaya logo
Vaya has some of the better-priced plans on the market and was recently bought out by Australia's largest MVNO amaysim. Base data inclusions go up to over 60GB a month, and you can pop on some international inclusions for $2 extra per month.

Vaya used to have a rather shocking record of customer service reviews online. Since its acquisition by amaysim, which has some of the best customer service reviews, its performance has improved dramatically, with many more people seeming satisfied with their Vaya experience.


Moose Mobile

Moose mobile logo
Moose Mobile may be a pretty small telecommunications company, but it has won tons of awards over the past few years, including from Money Magazine. You have a choice between some very cheap month-to-month plans and longer, much higher value 12-month contract plans. Its plans are all more or less basic, with only a few international inclusions thrown in here and there.

It scores pretty high in the customer service arena, too, with some top quality customer service awards from Product Review. The only weird thing to watch out for on some of its plans is that the plans will revert to much lower monthly data inclusions after 24 months.


Catch Connect

Catch connect logo
Catch Connect is the mobile arm of deal website Catch, and it has some pretty low prices among what it offers. Customers can pick an expiry period of 30, 90 or 365 days on their prepaid plans, some of which offer fairly stellar value.

There are no extras to be had with Catch Connect's plans, but that's not a huge problem if you just want uncomplicated data for dollar value. Be very careful, however – some plans may be super cheap on the first recharge but then jump up to a significantly higher price afterwards, and all the plans auto-renew by default.


Promoted
Over 20% off for 12 months - pay $30 for 100GB of data per month. Plan reverts to $38 for 100GB per month after 12 months. T&Cs apply.

Interested in signing up? Compare more Optus MVNO plans here

Data indicated here is updated daily
Name Product Features Data Price
Dodo Mobile SIM-only 36GB $30 1 Month
SIM-Only - Postpaid
No contract
  • Unlimited standard national calls & texts
36GB
Data
$30
per month
36GB
Data
iiNet 4G $39.99 SIM Only Plan
SIM-Only - Prepaid
No contract
  • Pay $20 for the first 6 months, then $39.99/month. T&Cs apply.
  • Unlimited standard national calls & texts
30GB
Data
$20
per 1 months
30GB
Data
$20
per 1 months
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Circles.Life 20GB for $28 SIM-only Monthly Plan
SIM-Only - Postpaid
No contract
  • New customers get 50GB data and over 20% off for 12 months - pay $22/mth, then $28/mth onwards. T&Cs apply. Ends 01.03.2021, 9pm AEDT.
  • Unlimited standard national calls & texts
50GB
Data
$22
per month
50GB
Data
SpinTel SIM-only 4G Mobile 40GB $34.95 1 Month
SIM-Only - Postpaid
No contract
  • Pay $29.95 for the first 6 months instead of $34.95. T&Cs apply.
  • Unlimited standard national calls & texts
40GB
Data
$29.95
per month
40GB
Data
$29.95
per month
View details
amaysim 4G Prepaid SIM-only 50GB $40 28 Days
SIM-Only - Prepaid
No contract
  • Save $28: Pay $12 instead of $40 for the first renewal. T&Cs apply. Ends 31 January 2021
  • Unlimited standard national calls & texts
65GB
Data
$40
per 28 days expiry
65GB
Data
$40
per 28 days expiry
View details
Dodo Mobile SIM-only 12GB $20 1 Month
SIM-Only - Postpaid
No contract
  • Unlimited standard national calls & texts
12GB
Data
$20
per month
12GB
Data
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