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Carry the Internet in your pocket with these mobile broadband plans from Optus.


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What you need to know about mobile broadband plans from Optus

With its mobile network covering 98.5% of the Aussie population, Optus is in a good position to bring mobile broadband to the masses. Its latest network, 4G Plus, is already available in all Australian capital cities and over 700 regional towns, delivering high-speed wireless Internet to phones, tablets, and many other mobile devices across the country. Combined with a wide variety of customisable data plans, Optus's mobile broadband network keeps you up-to-speed with today's always-online world.

It's important to have options when you're on the go, and Optus's mobile broadband plans give you plenty. Its prepaid plans give you the freedom to purchase data as you need it and there are no lock-in contracts or monthly bills involved. Its postpaid plans save you from having to recharge manually every month, ensuring you always have data available when you need it.

What are the different Optus mobile broadband plans?

For those who prefer the a la carte nature of a prepaid plan, Optus offers SIM Starter Kits pre-loaded with varying amounts of data for use with compatible mobile devices. If you don’t have a suitable device, Optus also sells a number of portable Wi-Fi modems for connecting your laptop, tablet, or other Wi-Fi compatible device to the Internet when you're on the go.

You can recharge your SIM card and Wi-Fi modem with more data as you need it. Unused prepaid data will roll over from one recharge to the next if you top up before the expiry date, otherwise it'll be gone for good.

If you're not a fan of recharging, Optus's postpaid plans offer plenty of alternatives for staying online when you're on the go. Standalone data plans for use with phones, tablets, and Wi-Fi modems range from 5GB a month to 75GB a month, with plans offered on month-to-month contracts.

To get the most out of your data, you can bundle in a variety of tablets from Apple and Samsung with your mobile broadband plan over a 12-month or 24-month contract. This adds a handset repayment cost to your monthly bill, with the specific cost depending on which tablet you choose.

How much do Optus's mobile broadband plans cost?

Getting started with Optus prepaid plans requires a SIM card. You can pick up a basic SIM Starter Kit for $2, or you can grab one pre-loaded with $30 of credit. Alternatively, you can buy a basic Wi-Fi modem with 4GB of data on a 28-day expiry period for $39. When you need to recharge your data, your options range from $30 for 5GB on a 30-day expiry period to $130 for 40GB on a 365-day expiry period.

Post-paid plans start at $15 a month for 5GB and go all the way up to $50 a month for 75GB. If you're on a standalone data plan, you can cancel at any time without incurring any termination fees, but if you've bundled in a tablet, you'll have to cover the remaining device payments left on your contract.

If you go over your monthly data limit on any of Optus's postpaid plans, you'll be automatically charged $10 per GB up to a maximum of 150GB.

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