Prepaid Plans - Optus

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Explore our great value plans below

  • I have 'big data' tastes on a 'little data' budget

  • I need to Facebook and text all the time (it's not an addiction, I swear!)

  • All my friends are with Optus

  • I don't use my phone much

  • I make overseas calls a lot

Loads of data for a little coin

Only pay $2 on the days you use your phone. For a $2 daily usage fee you will get:

UNLIMITED standard text
standard text
and MMS
Included data
500MB Data
per Day
UNLIMITED talk4 to standard Australian mobiles and landlines
standard talk
to any
Australian network
Works with Optus 3G Networks
Works with Optus 4G
Plus, 4G, and 3G

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Standard Talk to any Australian network UNLIMITED
Standard Text and MMS to Australian mobiles UNLIMITED
Voicemail retrievals UNLIMITED
Data 500MB per Day
Recharge $10 $20 $30 $40 $50 $70 $100
Lasts for 10 days 20 days 30 days 40 days 50 days 70 days 100 days
Days of Use Up to 5 Up to 10 Up to 15 Up to 20 Up to 25 Up to 35 Up to 50
NOTE: Days are based on the time in Sydney, NSW. Please adjust your usage based on time differences. Unused credit will rollover when you recharge before credit expiry (i.e. Lasts for).
  ALL FOR USE WITHIN AUSTRALIA Critical Information Summary
* If you use above your massive 500MB daily limit, you will only pay an extra $2 for another 500MB. For 500MB you can use…

Megabytes mean nothing, what can you actually do with 500 of them*?

This means for $2 a day with 500MB, usage in the real world might look something like this*:
Usage estimates assume per kB rating and are based on: Text only email 75kB, Email with attachment 500kB, Web page 1,246kB, Upload High Res Photos 4,096kB, Streaming SD Video 7,168kB per minute, Streaming music 1,024kB per minute.

The Nitty Gritty

Other Rates: The Critical Information Summary includes information on rates for usage that is not covered by the $2 usage fees. Click here for international calling rates.

The $2 usage fee 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 $2 daily usage fee to be charged. Please check your phone settings.

Data: ordinarily counted in 1MB increments, but access via yes internet access point (APN) is counted in 1kB increments. Check your phone’s user guide for details on changing your APN. If you use more than 500MB, we will automatically deduct another $2 and bump you up to a max of 1GB of data for the day.

Coverage: With 4G devices, you are able to access our entire 3G Network and 4G (1800MHz) Network. With 4G Plus devices, you can access all areas of the Optus Network, including our 3G, 4G and 4G Plus (2300MHz) Networks. For detailed coverage maps, see

Compatibility: If you bring your own phone, make sure it's not locked to other networks and is compatible with our 4G LTE 1800MHz, 4G Plus TD-LTE 2300MHz and/or 3G UMTS 900MHz and 2100MHz networks. To learn more, visit

General: Optus Mobile Fair GoTM Policy and Internet Acceptable Use Policy applies. Not for use in mobile broadband devices.