Choosing a Prepaid Plan
We understand deciding on how much data you need, then working out the best plan for your usage and your budget, can be a little tricky sometimes. We've put together some stuff to help you understand your data use so you can make the right choice.
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Want the freedom to pay only for the days you use your phone and awesome value when you do?
Start from $1 a day with an auto bump up if you use more talk or data.
Want massive daily data value on the days you use your phone?
Start from $2 a day with an auto bump up if you use more data.
Like to budget monthly?
Choose a Recharge from $30 and get amazing calls, text and data value for 30 days.
OUR POPULAR PREPAID SIMS
Micro SIM Starter Pack
PICKING THE RIGHT SIM IS EASY
To make sure you purchase the right SIM for your device, take a look at the SIM icons below. For more information on choosing the right SIM for your phone, visit optus.com.au/simtips
FOR MOST PHONES OUT THERE
Standard SIM & Micro SIM
The standard and micro SIMs are available in a clever 2-in-1 pack which includes both variants (the smaller micro SIM snaps out of the larger standard SIM – easy!)
Choose this for most phones out there, including:
- Apple iPhones 4 and 4s or older
- Most HTC, Nokia, Motorola, LG, Huawei, Alcatel, BlackBerry and Sony phones
JUST FOR SOME SMARTPHONES
Some devices take a smaller Nano SIM, including:
- Apple iPhone 5 or newer
- Selected Android and Windows devices
Why Choose Optus Prepaid Mobile?
The Nitty Gritty
MY PREPAID DAILY
The $1 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 calls or data in the $1 Daily Level we’ll auto bump you up to the $1.50 Daily Level to get unlimited standard national calls and another 40MB data (total of 80MB) to use in the day. If you use more than 80MB data we’ll auto bump you with an extra 50MB data for 50c to a max of $5/430MB for 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 430MB is reached.
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.
MY PREPAID MONTHLY
Talk Add On: For use on standard national voice calls, Voicemail and 13/1800 numbers. Charged in per minute increments. 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. Add Ons: Used before the monthly inclusions of the same usage type from your plan recharge. The inclusions on each Add On will rollover, if you recharge with that same Add On before it expires.
Optus Mobile Fair Go and Internet Acceptable Use policies apply. 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 optus.com.au/cis 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 network. Our 4G network will use multiple frequencies (FDD LTE 700 / 1800 / 2100 / 2600 MHz / TD LTE 2300 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.
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.