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Optus SMS

Send and receive text messages in Australia and internationally.

Send SMS to colleagues, friends and family in Australia and all over the globe.

Stay in touch quickly and simply, all for a flat per message charge. With Optus SMS, you can talk without talking.

Support FAQs

Country Country Code Network
Argentina 54 Telecom Personal
Austria 43 Connect.One
Tele.Ring
T-Mobile
Mobilkom
Azerbaijan 994 Bakcell
Bahrain 973 Batelco
Belgium 32 Belgacom
Mobistar
Bermuda 1441 Telecom Bermuda
Bolivia 591 Entel
Bosnia Herzegovena 387 BH Telecom
Bulgaria 359 Mobiltel
Cambodia 855 CamGSM
Canada 1 Microcell
Rogers Wireless
Telus Mobility
Saskatel
Bell Wireless
Chile 56 Entel Movil
China 86 China Mobile
Croatia 385 HT Mobile
VIPnet
Cyprus 357 CYTA*
Czech Republic 420 Cesky Mobile
Eurotel Praha
T-Mobile
Columbia 57  
Denmark 45 Orange (Mobilix)
Sonofon
TDC Mobil
Telia
East Timor 670 Timor Telecom
Egypt 20 Vodafone
Estonia 372 EMT
Fiji 679 Vodafone
Finland 358 Radiolinja
Sonera
France 33 Orange France
SFR*
Georgia 995 Geocell
Magticom
Germany 49 Vodafone D2
T-Mobile
Gibraltar 350 Gibtel
Greece 30 TIM
Vodafone
Cosmote
Guernsey 44 Cable & Wireless
Hong Kong 852 Smartone
HK CSL
Hutchison
New World
Peoples
Sunday (Mandarin)
Hungary 36 Pannon GSM
Westel
Iceland 354 Landsimminn
Og Vodafone
India 91 Airtel
Orange
BPL Mobile
Spice Telecom
Aircel
Fascel
Indonesia 62 Telkomsel
Satelindo
Excelcomindo
Ireland 353 Vodafone
O2
Meteor
Isle of Man 44 Manx Telecom
Israel 972 Orange
Italy 39 TIM
Vodafone
Wind
Jamaica 1876 Digicel
Japan 81 NTDOCOMO
Jersey 44 Jersey Telecom
Kazakhstan 7 K'Cell
Kenya 254 Safari Com
Kuwait 965 Wataniya
Laos 856 Millicom
Latvia 371 Tele2
LMT
Lebanon 961 Libancell
FTML
Liechtenstein 423 Mobilkom
Lithuania 370 Omnitel
Bite GSM
Luxembourg 352 P&T
Macau 853 CTM
Hutchison
Macedonia 389 Mobimak
Malaysia 60 Celcom
Maxis
DiGi
TimeCel
Malta 356 Vodafone
Go Mobile
Maldives 960 Dhiraagu
Monaco 377 SFR*
Netherlands 31 KPN
O2
Vodafone Libertel
New Zealand 64 Vodafone
Nigeria 234 MTN
Norway 47 Telenor, Netcom
Netcom
Pakistan 92 Mobilink
Panama 507 Cable & Wireless
Philippines 63 Globe Telecom
Smart
Poland 48 PTK Centertel
Plus Polkomtel
PTC Era
Portugal 351 TMN
Vodafone Telecel
Qatar 974 Q-Tel
Reunion Island 624 SRR
Romania 40 Orange
Connex Mobifon
Russia 7 MTS
Megafon
KB Impuls
San Marino 378 TIM
Serbia & Montenegro 381 Telkom Srbija
Singapore 65 SingTel Mobile
M1
Starhub*
Slovak Republic 421 Eurotel Bratislava
Orange
Slovenia 386 Mobitel DD
South Africa 27 MTN, Vodacom SA
Vodacom
Spain 34 Telefonica
Vodafone
Sri Lanka 94 MTN
Celltel Lanka
Sweden 46 Telia Mobile
Tele 2
Vodafone
Switzerland 41 SwissCom
Sunrise
Orange
Tajikstan 992 Megafon
Taiwan 886 Chunghwa
TCC
Thailand 66 AIS
TAC
TA Orange
Turkey 90 Turkcell
Telsim
Aycell
UAE 971 Etisalat
United Kingdom 44 O2
Vodafone
T-Mobile
Orange
USA 1 Cingular
T-Mobile
AT&T
Verizon Wireless
Dobson Communications
TeleCorp PCS
Tritel/Suncom
Alltel
CenturyTel
US Cellular
Rogers Wireless
Bell Wireless Alliance
PrimeCo
Leap/Cricket Communications
Cincinnati Bell Wireless
Qwest/US West
Clearnet
Centennial
Edge Wireless
Microcell Telecom
MTS
Nextel
NPI Wireless
Rural Cellular
SaskTel
Sprint
Telefonica MoviStar Puerto Rico
Telus Mobility
Triton Suncom PCS
US Unwired
Western Wireless
3 River PCS
Airadigm
Airlink
Amica
Blackfoot
Cell One West
Cellular 2000 – MN
Cellular South Telepark
Cellular XL – Cell One MS
Conestoga
Eatel
Farmers – AL
Hickory Tech – Cell One Mankato
Horizon
Inland Cellular
Iowa Wireless
MACtel
Mid-Missouri Cellular
Midwest Wireless
North Alabama Cellular
Ntelos – CFW
PCS One
Pine Belt – BCP
Pioneer/Enid
Plateau Cellular
Price Communications – Cell One SE
Public Service Cellular
RCS
South Central Utah
Southwest
West Central
Wireless North
Vanuatu 678 TVL (Smile)
Vatican City 39 TIM
Vietnam 84 GPC - Vinaphone
    VMS
Yemen 967 Spacetel

To send an SMS to someone overseas enter + followed by country code and mobile number excluding the first zero.

For example, to send an SMS to a UK mobile number enter +44 and (mobile number excluding the first zero).

Billing FAQs

SMS is charged per message sent (up to 160 characters). There is no fee to receive an SMS.

Standard SMS rates are below. Note that your mobile rate plan may offer different rates.

Send SMS to an Australian number (National SMS) 25c per SMS (inc GST)
Send SMS to an overseas number (International SMS*) 50c per SMS (inc GST) + standard domestic charges
Send SMS when roaming Please use our Global Roaming tool on the left to see rates at your destination.


*International SMS is only available with overseas networks which have an International SMS agreement with Optus. Message charges are incurred on sending the message, regardless of successful delivery. It may take up to eight days from the original send date for the message charges to be applied.

Please call the billing contact number on your invoice, your assigned service desk or otherwise call 134 315, Monday to Friday 8:00am - 5:30pm AEST for other enquiries.

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