Optus data sharing

Share data between your mobile and mobile broadband plans on the same Optus account.

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Combine your Optus plans under a single account for a convenient way to manage your bills and share mobile data freely between them.

How do I share data with Optus?

With Optus, you can share data across as many Optus postpaid mobile and mobile broadband plans as you want, as long as they're all on the same account.

All the data from each plan will be added to a single pool accessible by each plan.

Or you could buy an Optus Family Mobile Plan and get 200GB to share between 4 SIMs.

Which Optus plans come with data sharing?

There are 3 types of Optus plans that provide data sharing:

  • Postpaid SIM-only mobile plans
  • Postpaid mobile broadband plans
  • Optus' Family Mobile Plan

We've gathered the eligible Optus mobile plans and mobile broadband plans in the table below for you to compare.

Unfortunately, Optus' Family Plan isn't available via Finder right now, so if you're interested in that particular plan, you'll need to head straight to the Optus website to view it.

Name Product Features Data Price
  • Optus Sport & OS Fitness subscription can be added at no extra charge (RRP $14.19)
  • Unlimited standard national calls & texts
20GB
Data
$2.25 per GB
$45
per month
20GB
Data

$2.25/GB
$45
per month
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  • Optus Sport & OS Fitness subscription can be added at no extra charge (RRP $14.19)
  • Unlimited standard national calls & texts
80GB
Data
$0.69 per GB
$55
per month
80GB
Data
Slowed to 1.5Mbps after full speed data used up

$0.69/GB
$55
per month
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  • Optus Sport & OS Fitness subscription can be added at no extra charge (RRP $14.19)
  • Unlimited standard national calls & texts
200GB
Data
$0.33 per GB
$65
per month
200GB
Data

$0.33/GB
$65
per month
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  • Optus Sport & OS Fitness subscription can be added at no extra charge (RRP $14.19)
  • Unlimited standard national calls & texts
240GB
Data
$0.35 per GB
$85
per month
240GB
Data

$0.35/GB
$85
per month
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  • $65/mth for the first 12 months, then $115/mth thereafter. T&Cs apply. Available until withdrawn.
  • Unlimited standard national calls & texts
500GB
Data
$0.13 per GB
$65
per month
500GB
Data

$0.13/GB
$65
per month
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How does Optus data sharing work on mobile and mobile broadband plans?

For each postpaid mobile or mobile broadband plan you purchase on the same account, Optus will provide you with 1 SIM.

The data from each 1 will form a pool that can be accessed by all plans on the account.

  • Example: You buy 2 Small Optus Choice mobile plans ($45 for 20GB a month) and a Small Data SIM plan ($15 for 5GB a month). You'll pay $105 per month for 3 SIMs, each of which have access to a shared 45GB every month. Each person can use as much or as little data as they'd like from this pool.

How does the Optus Family Mobile Plan work?

With this plan, $149 per month will get you 4 separate SIMs to distribute as you want and a 200GB data pool to share between the SIMs.

You can purchase up to 4 extra SIMs by adding on "Optus Kids Mobile Plans" for $29 per month each. These SIMs get access to the shared data and unlimited domestic calls and texts.

Find out more about similar family mobile plans here

What about the Optus $5 data sharing SIM?

Optus used to have a $5 data sharing SIM, but it was discontinued in December 2016.

For $5, you could buy an extra SIM for another device to access your shared data pool.

These days, you have to purchase a new postpaid mobile or mobile broadband plan on your account to get a new SIM.

Currently, the cheapest option is a $15 mobile broadband plan from Optus that you'll have to pay for every month.

Is Optus data sharing a good deal?

Data sharing is a good deal from a convenience perspective, but performs worse in terms of value.

Pros

  • Everything is managed on the same account
  • The data pool is usually large enough that it won't get used up
  • Optus lets you continue to browse at max speed of 1.5Mbps with no excess data charges if you run out of shared data

Cons

  • No data controls means 1 person can use up all the data themselves
  • You need to buy a new postpaid plan (starting from $15 per month) to add a device to the data share
  • Much more expensive than buying individual plans from better value providers

If you and your family or friends were planning to sign up to Optus anyway, data sharing might come in handy for you.

But if you're considering signing up to Optus just to access its data sharing feature, you may want to reconsider. There are cheaper mobile plans out there that you can buy to cater for each individual's needs.

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