Prepaid Phones

Not one for bells and whistles, but still need affordable data, talk and text? Well then our range of Prepaid mobile phones could be the trusty solution you’ve been searching for. We’ve got a variety of basic phones, 3G and 4G smartphones to choose from, suitable for mature users, students or those who simply don’t need the latest and greatest.

They all come with a great Prepaid SIM and you may be eligible for free express delivery for orders placed before 2pm to metro areas within Australia!

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PREPAID FAQS

  • 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 optus.com.au/activate 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

    Saturday:

    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.

  • How can I use my data free music streaming?

    Your data free audio music streaming is for your single usage, through the included mobile music service apps only (at launch: on Google Play Music, Guvera, iHeartRadio, Pandora and Spotify).

  • 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.

WHY CHOOSE OPTUS PREPAID?

FAIR GO POLICY APPLIES.

General: Mobile phone is network locked. For unlocking fees see optus.com.au/unlock . No rainchecks.

Express Delivery: For orders placed before 2pm on weekdays, to metro areas within Australia.

Usage Alerts: 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.

Coverage: 4G Coverage will vary based on your type of 4G device, location and other factors. See optus.com.au/coverage

Compatibility: If you bring your own device, make sure it's not locked to other networks and is compatible with the Optus network. See optus.com.au/compatibility

Top Pick for our Regional Coverage: If you grab a phone with this badge, you can get our best voice and data coverage in regional areas.

Music Streaming Data Free:
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. For other eligible plans streaming will be available on first recharge from 02/05/16. 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.

Data Rollover: Unused included data will roll over to next recharges up to a max of 15GB if you recharge before credit expires. If you recharge over 15GB you will forfeit any data over that limit.

MY PREPAID ULTIMATE
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.com.au/travel. 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). Data Rollover: Unused included data will roll over to next recharges up to a max of 15GB if you recharge before credit expires. If you recharge over 15GB you will forfeit any data over that limit. Music Streaming Data Free: All for use in Australia within 28 days. Fair Go Policy applies. On selected mobile Prepaid plans & streaming service apps only. Available on first recharge made from 02/05/16 until 16/07/17. You must have a positive MyCredit or data balance. 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.

MY PREPAID DAILY PLUS
The $2 Daily Level is charged on the first outbound standard national call, text, MMS, Voicemail or data use each day. Some phones are set to seek data automatically, and this will cause the Daily Level to be charged. Please check your phone settings. If you use more than the included data in the $2 Daily Level we'll auto bump you another 524MB data (total of 1GB) to use in the day. Extra Data Purchase: Data will expire at the end of the day of purchase. Extra data can only be purchased once the daily data max of 1GB is reached. Music Streaming Data Free: All for use in Australia. Days end at 11:59pm. Fair Go Policy applies. On selected mobile Prepaid plans & streaming service apps only. Available until 16/07/17. Use of participating music streaming services will trigger a day’s usage. You must have a positive MyCredit or data balance. 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.