Prepaid Mobile

Optus Prepaid offers you flexibility, affordability and freedom!

Whether you’re bringing your own phone and just want a SIM, or want a new phone and SIM, we’ve got a great range of prepaid mobile plans for you.

So if you’re looking for lots of data, long expiry, talk, text, international calls, or a bit of everything, you’re in the right place.



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Stream music data free, plus get 3GB on a My Prepaid Ultimate $30 recharge. 3GB includes 1GB bonus until 30/10/16. All for use in AU within 28 days. Fair Go Policy applies


Recharge with $40 or more on My Prepaid Ultimate to enjoy unlimited standard international calling to ten selected countries. All for use in AU within 28 days.
Fair Go Policy applies. 6GB incl. 1GB bonus. Offers end 30/10/16.


Featuring wide-angle selfie panorama with 16MP front and 13MP rear camera, it's sleek design comes with 5.5" HD display, fingerprint reader, 3GB RAM and Octa-core 64-bit processor, plus more...

iPhone 5s ON PREPAID FOR ONLY $399

Get the amazing iPhone 5s on Prepaid for just $399 plus a bonus $30 recharge. Now that's forward thinking. Credit expiry and included value will depend on your plan.

iPhone 5s ON PREPAID FOR ONLY $399

Get the amazing iPhone 5s on Prepaid for just $399 plus a bonus $30 recharge. Now that's forward thinking. Credit expiry and included value will depend on your plan.

How Prepaid Works

Buy a phone

Choose from a range of affordable basic phones, and 3G and 4G smartphones.

Buy a sim

Bring your own phone and order the Prepaid SIM that fits.


  • How to check my prepaid balance and data usage?

    You can check your prepaid credit, balance, expiry date and data usage via My Optus App or SMS ‘menu’ to 9999. Learn more

  • Can I keep my number when switching to Optus prepaid?

    Yes! Transferring a phone or service number between phone companies is called 'porting'. The following steps summarise what needs to happen if you want to keep your number and transfer it to Optus.

    1. Head to and have your new Optus Prepaid SIM & some ID handy
    2. Find the Optus SIM number located on your SIM or your SIM card holder
    3. Enter Your Details and be sure they match the details of your current Mobile Service Provider’s record
    4. Select Keep Your Number when you've reached the Your Number section in Step 3 and enter your mobile number
    5. Make sure you provide us authority to contact your current Mobile Service Provider and arrange the transfer

    If you've already activated your SIM card and have been allocated a new number, you won't be able to replace the new number with your old number.

    Need help transferring your number over?
    For Prepaid activations call 1300 737 252

    How long does the porting transfer take?
    You can request to transfer to us online at any time; however a number will only 'physically' switchover during the times/days shown below. So if you make a request outside of these hours, your service will remain active with your existing provider until the next business day and then switchover. Switching normally occurs within about 20 minutes, but can take up to 4 hours during these times.

    Monday - Friday:

    08:00AM - 08:00PM


    10:00AM - 06:00PM

    What will it cost?
    Sometimes if you cancel a contract with another service provider early, they may charge you a fee. Be sure to check with your existing provider as Optus is not liable for any fees incurred as a result of you transferring your service from another carrier.

  • Can I change or move between prepaid plans?

    SMS the number '4' to 9999 to change your prepaid plan or call Care 1300 737 252. Learn more
    You can change your plan via SMS and is free to use in Australia 24/7.
    The best time to change your plan is when you’re out of credit, your credit is expired or is about to expire.

  • How do I recharge my prepaid mobile phone?

    There are many ways you can recharge your prepaid mobile phone service such as online (using a prepaid voucher, credit/debit card, internet banking transfer or PayPal.), Otherwise download the My Optus App it's our favourite way to recharge! Learn more

  • How to add, change or remove prepaid AutoRecharge?

    Optus AutoRecharge is an online service that will enable you to register your credit card and set up automated recharges for your Optus Prepaid service.
    To use AutoRecharge you'll need a valid credit or debit card.
    More information on AutoRecharge can be found Here.

  • What is data free music streaming about?

    If you’re an Optus Prepaid customer on an eligible plan, you can enjoy data free music streaming through the following mobile apps: Google Play Music, iHeartRadio, Pandora and Spotify until 16 July 2017.

    Although streaming music from these apps won’t use your included data, you need to have some data or MyCredit in your balance for the apps to work.

    To check if you’re on an eligible plan, type your Prepaid mobile number into the eligibility checker on

  • Can I tether from my service?

    No, data free audio music streaming does not include tethering of any kind.

  • How will music be streamed through my single service?

    Your streaming service has been designed to not exceed 512 kbps. This speed is for single usage on your service, to enable you to stream audio music data free through the included mobile music service apps.


Fair Go Policy applies. Data services (Blackberry Internet Solution) are not available with BlackBerry phones running on operating system version 7.1 or earlier. For more info, see our Critical Information Summaries which can be found at or pick one up in store.

With 3G devices, you can access our 3G (UMTS 2100 MHz / 900 MHz) network. With 4G devices and a compatible plan, you can access our 3G network plus some or all of our 4G Plus network. Our 4G Plus network uses multiple frequencies (LTE 700 / 1800 / 2100 / 2300 / 2600 MHz) to provide coverage. Coverage availability will vary depending on your device and location. Check coverage at based on your address and device.
Compatibility: If you bring your own device, make sure it's not locked to other networks and is compatible with the Optus Network. Refer to your device user guide for specifications.

Are sent to you in real time although delays may occur from time to time. You should not rely solely on the alert service to monitor your usage. To get up to speed with your balance, free SMS the keyword BAL to 9999 or download the My Optus app.

All for use in Australia. Fair Go Policy applies. On selected mobile Prepaid plans & streaming service apps only. Available until 16/07/17 on My Prepaid Ultimate, My Prepaid Daily Plus, My Prepaid Ultra, My Prepaid Ultra Plus, My Prepaid Daily, Optus Prepaid Social 4G Ready, Optus Prepaid Cap, Turbo Cap Bonus, Turbo Cap Plus, New Turbo Cap Plus, Super Cap by Optus, Crew Cap & $2 Days 4G Ready plans only. For daily plans streaming will trigger a day’s usage. You must have a positive MyCredit or data balance to access data free music streaming. Add Ons will not extend your recharge expiry or use of data free music streaming. Song downloads, mobile & mobile broadband WiFi hotspots, video content, non-music audio content & other data sent by streaming services such as advertisements & album art is excluded & will incur data charges. Some streaming services may require paid subscription or access fees & may not have apps available on all mobile operating systems. Streaming services may be subject to change at any time This offer is not available on My Prepaid Long Expiry or My Prepaid Mobile Broadband.

Extras Credit: Expires in 28 days or on next recharge, whichever is earlier. Travel Credit: For use on standard voice calls, SMS and data whilst roaming overseas. Travel Credit cannot be used for MMS. Travel Credit will be charged at standard rates which can be found at Optus makes no guarantee regarding the quality and availability of coverage or any roaming services. Extras Credit & Travel Credit Add Ons: If you recharge with the same Add On before it expires, the inclusions in each Add On will roll over (e.g. if you recharge with a $10 Extras Credit Add On before an earlier $10 Extras Credit Add On expires, those Add On inclusions will roll over). MyData Rollover: Unused included MyData will roll over to next recharge as MyData Rollover if you recharge before credit expires. MyData Rollover is limited to 15GB. If you accrue over 15GB of MyData Rollover you will forfeit any data over that limit. MyData Rollover will be used after any MyData you have on your current recharge. 3GB data: 2GB standard data plus 1GB bonus. Bonus ends 30 October 2016. Expires in 28 days, unless Data Rollover applies. Check data balance before purchasing next recharge. Recharges made after 30 October 2016 will revert to standard data inclusion for that recharge. Unlimited Standard International Calls: Available with $40+ recharges on My Prepaid Ultimate from 04/07/16 to 30/10/16. Excludes premium services and video calls. Countries are China, Hong Kong, India, Japan, Malaysia, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea, UK, and USA. Calls to other countries are deducted from included Extras Credit, see for rates.