Optus’ $40 10GB Click Frenzy™ plan: How does it compare?
It's a cheap deal, but there are some alternatives.
Click Frenzy™ Mayhem 2016 is in full swing, and amongst the deals that caught our eye was an unusual offer from Optus: a $40 a month SIM-only plan that includes 10GB of data, as well as unlimited calls and texts to Australia, unlimited texts to 30 countries, and 300 minutes of calls to the same group of countries.
That's a lot of data and other inclusions on a $40/month plan. Essentially this is Optus' standard $60 SIM-only plan at a reduced price (which is only available until Click Frenzy™ is over at 7pm AEDT on 18 May). You have to sign up for 12 months, and you get the reduced price across that contract, so you'll pay a minimum of $480 over that period. If you're already on an Optus My Plan Plus contract, you can also sign up for a second SIM and combine the data, which could be a neat way of acquiring a SIM for your teenagers while upping your own data allowance.
While it's a potentially appealing deal, there are other alternatives out there, especially if you don't want to be tied to a long-term contract. (It's easy to port your number to a new provider if you do want to switch to a better deal, so long-term deals can be risky.)
Sticking purely with Optus' 4G network, there doesn't seem to be anything out there which exactly matches those features, but there are some that come close. amaysim's $39.90 UNLIMITED 7GB plan has less data (7GB), but includes unlimited calls to its top 10 countries. Vaya's Unlimited XL also has 7GB of data and is cheaper at $34, but has no global call inclusions. That said, neither plan locks you into a 12-month contract.