Optus ups quota on mobile broadband deals

Alex Kidman 5 September 2016

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Additional data and tablet upgrade options open up for Optus customers.

Optus has released a range of new and updated mobile broadband plans for customers who simply want a mobile broadband service, without any included phone call or SMS access. At the lowest level, $15 per month on a 24-month contract will score you 2GB of data to use per month. That steps up to $25 per month for 5GB, $35 per month for 10GB, $50 per month 25GB or $70 per month for a hefty 50GB of data usage per month. The two entry-level tiers don’t qualify for extras such as quota-free radio streaming or optional EPL coverage, which are available on the top three tiers for $15 per month extra. The higher tier ($35 and above) plans are also in line to get Optus’ option for quota-free streaming of Netflix and Presto. On the $35 and $50 plans that will set you back $10 extra per month, while it’s an included extra on the $70 pricing tier. All plans can be combined with other qualifying Optus plans for data sharing services, and if purchased with a tablet, there’s the option for a tablet tradeup after 12 months, similar to Optus’ existing mobile phone trade up feature, albeit with a flat $99 upgrade fee applying. If a 24-month contract doesn’t suit, Optus’ current range of prepaid mobile broadband packages range from $10 for 1GB of data with 1 week expiry up to $130 for 22GB of data with an astonishing 2 years expiry. Here’s how the new 24 month plans look in terms of price and features:

And here’s the prepaid alternatives

OptusRechargeIncluded dataExpiry
My Prepaid Mobile Broadband $10$101GB7 days
My Prepaid Mobile Broadband $30$304GB1 month
My Prepaid Mobile Broadband $50$507GB1 year
My Prepaid Mobile Broadband $130$13022GB2 years
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