PREPAID MOBILE PHONES AND SIMS

Check out our sweet range of prepaid mobile phones and smartphones or score a prepaid SIM card for your own phone. Then get ready to live more YES! with generous calls, text and data on the My Prepaid Daily and New My Prepaid Monthly plans.

  • Great value with generous data, calls and text
  • Easy recharge from only $10
  • An awesome network covering 98.5% of the Australian population


Optus Prepaid Gives More YES!
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If you're looking for mobile phones on a plan, then you might like to consider one of the many mobile phone plans on offer at Optus.

We have a wide range of mobile phones to choose from including smartphones from Samsung, HTC, Sony, Nokia, BlackBerry and more.

When you buy a mobile on a plan you'll be able to use Optus' mobile network in Optus coverage areas to make phone calls, send SMS, plus access mobile internet for sending emails, downloading files, streaming video and more, on the go.

Mobile phone plans often include monthly phone repayments, usually spread out over 24 months - unless, of course, you buy your phone outright. Remember that cancellation fees may apply.

Perhaps you've instead decided to BYO (bring your own) phone. If so, you can get a SIM card on one of our SIM-only plans, and use your phone on the Optus mobile network in Australia - as long as it's compatible and unlocked from any other network provider, you're good to go.

Buying a mobile phone that's right for you will depend on many factors, some of which include: your budget, the kinds of features most useful to you, and what your likely usage will be.

Perhaps you prefer to have a phone with a large HD screen; or something that's a little more compact, that will easily fit in your pocket or purse. We have everything from phones with small screens to large-screened smartphones or "phablets".

Mobile phone cameras have come a long way and now rival the resolution and performance of many compact digital cameras on the market; so, if taking photos with your phone is important to you, high-end smartphones give you good image quality in most conditions.

If you live or work in our 4G Plus coverage areas and use mobile internet a lot for downloading music or files, streaming HD video, or playing games, then one of the latest 4G* phones might be right up your alley.

However, if having access to quicker 4G* data speeds isn't a deal breaker for you, then one of our 3G phones might fit your budget, and still provide you with mobile internet access in Optus coverage areas.

Whatever you're searching for, we're here to help match you up with the best mobile phone and best mobile plans to suit you.

MORE ABOUT BUYING PREPAID MOBILE PHONES AND SIM CARDS

If you're looking to buy a prepaid mobile phone or smartphone outright we have an ever-growing range to suit your needs. We carry most leading brands of prepaid phones from basic phones to smart phones by Samsung, LG, Sony, Nokia, Huawei, Alcatel and Doro.

Whatever you're looking for, keep an eye on this page to shop and compare our awesome value prepaid mobile deals.

WHICH PREPAID PHONE IS BEST FOR ME?

Choosing a mobile phone that's right for you will depend on many factors, some of which include: your budget, the kinds of features most useful to you, and what your likely usage will be.

Perhaps you prefer just a basic phone for making phone calls and sending SMS with a physical keypad for easy typing. We've got some great phones that are cheap and fit the bill for basic use.

We also have some pretty fancy smartphones available on prepaid ranging from basic models to Android phones with large screens, cameras and dual and quad core processors for fast performance.

So if you love surfing the web and using email, watching videos, taking snaps and using social networks then a 3G or 4G smartphone might be your best option.

DO I NEED A SEPARATE SIM CARD WHEN I BUY A PHONE?

All our prepaid mobile phones come with a SIM card inside. When you receive your phone simply activate your SIM card, then choose the best prepaid plan for your needs during the activation process.

You'll need your SIM card number to activate your service – it's the 13-digit number printed on the SIM card itself as well as on the packaging.

BUY OUTRIGHT OR BYO PHONE? GET A PREPAID SIM CARD

Are you looking to simply BYO (bring your own) phone and use it on the awesome Optus mobile network? No problem, it's easy to just get a prepaid SIM card - as long as your phone is compatible and unlocked from any other network provider, you're good to go.

HOW ABOUT COVERAGE?

When you buy one of our prepaid mobile plans you'll be able to use the Optus mobile network in Optus coverage areas to make local and international phone calls, send SMS, plus access mobile internet for sending emails, downloading files, streaming video and much more, on the go. And did you know that our awesome network covers 98.5% of the Australian population? Sweet, huh?

PREPAID 4G

If you live or work in our 4G Plus coverage areas and use mobile internet a lot for downloading music & apps, uploading photos to Facebook or Instagram, streaming HD video, or playing games, then one of the latest 4G* phones might be ideal for you.

And here's another awesome fact – our My Prepaid Daily and New My Prepaid Monthly plans are 4G-compatible. So, whether you're buying a 4G prepaid mobile from us or bringing your own phone, you'll be able to take advantage of all the benefits of our ever-growing 4G network.

However, if having access to quicker 4G* data speeds isn't a big deal for you then one of our 3G phones might fit your budget, and still give you mobile internet access in Optus coverage areas.

*Check coverage at www.optus.com.au/coverage

NEED TO KNOW MORE ABOUT OUR PREPAID PLANS?

Whatever you're searching for, we're here to help match you up with a prepaid mobile phone and the best prepaid mobile plan for your needs.

Check out our plans page to compare My Prepaid Daily plans which give you a 6 month credit expiry and the New My Prepaid Monthly plan to get amazing calls, text and data value for 30 days.

VIEW PREPAID PLANS

Unlocking fees may apply for Prepaid phones. For unlocking fees, see optus.com.au/unlock.

COVERAGE: 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 optus.com.au/coverage 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.