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Optus Mobile Plans

Optus has many plans for you to say “Yes” to, from postpaid to simple SIM only prepaid deals.

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As Australia’s second-biggest telecommunications company, Optus has a vast selection of plans on offer. Being a common household name, Optus packs in data with a couple of extra features on their mobile plans.

Top features:

  • 30 day satisfaction guarantee.
  • Optus Sport options available on many plans.
  • Well known for their reliability.

Compare Optus prepaid mobile plans here

Pick from one of Optus's four different flavours of prepaid mobile plans, focusing on data, long expiry or better value.

Compare Optus SIM only postpaid mobile plans here

Have a phone already? Chuck in an Optus SIM and get calling or browsing with one of these SIM only plans.

Compare Optus mobile phone plans here

Get one of the latest cutting-edge phone models on a plan from Optus. Choose between a 12-, 24- or 36-month contract period. We've preselected the iPhone 11 64GB and Samsung Galaxy S20 5G handsets, but you can choose other models by clicking 'filter results'.

Optus review: Why choose it?

As Australia’s second biggest mobile carrier, Optus has some fairly expensive plans that include lots of features:

  • Free and extra streaming. All but the cheapest of the SIM only plans have data-free streaming of Apple Music and Optus Sport, so long as you have the appropriate subscriptions. You also get 10GB bonus streaming for Netflix, Stan and ABC Kids on Epic Data prepaid plans.
  • International inclusions. All but the cheapest of the SIM only plans have unlimited international calls to 35 countries.
  • Data pooling. If you have multiple people with SIM only plans, you can share your data between accounts.
  • Roaming. SIM only plans include limited or optional roaming, with more roaming on the more expensive plans.
  • Prepaid add-ons. You can mix up your prepaid plans with a bunch of optional add-ons, including Optus Sport and data roaming.
  • Build your own plan. Optus has a build-your-own-plan function, where you can choose how much monthly data, international inclusions and international roaming you want.

Pros

  • Brand reliability. Australia’s second biggest telco, Optus has a reputation for reliability.
  • Optus Sport. Optus Sport has exclusive access to the English Premier League and UEFA Champions League, as well as other competitions.
  • Huge range. Optus has lots of plans on offer with a greater chance that one will suit you.
  • Satisfaction guarantee. There’s a 30-day satisfaction guarantee on Optus plans, meaning you can cancel penalty-free in the first 30 days if you’re not happy.

Cons

  • Expensive. Optus’s plans are by no means the cheapest on the market and you’ll be paying for the privilege.
  • 28-day expiry periods. The main line of prepaid plans have 28-day expiries, meaning you’ll have to recharge an extra time per year.

Optus network coverage

The Optus network covers 98.5% of Australians, including all capital cities and over 700 regional towns.

Optus Mobile: FAQ

How do I switch to Optus?

Switching to Optus is a fairly simple process.

  1. Purchase the plan you want online or in-store. It will come with its own SIM or a SIM and a handset if it’s a phone on a plan.
  2. Activate your SIM once it arrives. If you want to keep your own number, choose this option at checkout and Optus will arrange the transfer with your previous provider.
  3. Your SIM should be activated and your new service ready to go in a few hours to a day.

How to recharge Optus?

Optus provides four methods for recharging:

  • MyOptus app. The MyOptus app is available on both Apple and Android and can be downloaded from their app stores for free. You can track usage, check your balance and recharge using it.
  • Online. Visit Optus’s recharge page on your desktop or mobile browser.
  • By phone. If you want to, you can call 555 to recharge over your handset.
  • In-store. You can visit an Optus store to recharge in person or pick up a voucher.
  • Auto recharge. Go to optus.com.au/recharge, enter your service number and recharge amount, then pick your recharge period depending on your plan. Remember that this payment won't stop until you cancel it, no matter whether you're using the service or not.

Optus accepts the following payment types for all recharges:

  • Credit and debit cards, including Visa, Mastercard and American Express
  • PayPal
  • Recharge vouchers purchased from an Optus store or a retailer, including Woolworths, Coles and JB Hi-Fi

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