Prepaid Usage Values & Descriptions

To gain a better understanding of how the value of your Prepaid plan works, check out the topics below.


What are usage partitions?

Your Prepaid Mobile Phone or Prepaid Mobile Broadband total balance is made up of buckets of value called 'partitions'. Broadly they fall into 2 categories 'credit partitions' and 'bonus partitions'.

Credit partitions

Each Prepaid plan has a single credit partition that equals the actual cash or recharge amount you've added to your Prepaid service.

Bonus partitions

Bonus partitions are extra inclusions that are used by specific types of usage. They can include bonus minutes, extra data, messaging and other special usage types like Optus to Optus only usage, etc.

Most Prepaid offers/plans feature 3 or 4 bonus partitions.


How are partitions used?

The number, value and order in which your particular plan's bonus partitions / additional inclusions are used vary by plan or recharge offer selected. Each partition has a unique expiry date that differs to your overall service's expiry date.

Typically, bonus partitions are used before your credit partition, partition descriptions are provided below.


Partition and included usage listing

All commonly available usage partitions are described in the table below, please keep in mind that;

  • This table is provided as a guide only and is not specific to your plan
  • The table lists only commonly used partition names, it is not a complete list
  • Not all usage partitions are available with all Prepaid plans
  • The type, value and the order in which your partitions are used varies by offer and plan

If you want further information specific to your Prepaid plan, take a look at our current/recent plan info site or call us.

Credit partition name Description & usage type
Credit All Prepaid offers/plans feature one of these partitions.

The credit partition amount is your actual cash/recharge balance.

Your credit partition is used after any applicable bonus partitions are exhausted / expired or if the usage type is not covered by an available bonus partition
My Credit
Real Money
Bonus partition name
(A to Z)
Description & usage type
All usage is for within Australia only, unless stated
Data Money This value is used up by accessing the internet on your mobile device
Extras Credit Can be used for calls, SMS/MMS and data while roaming, international calls and SMS/MMS while in Australia, and some Premium SMS on My Prepaid plans
International Zone A This value is used up by calls to Canada, China, Hong Kong, India, Malaysia, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand, USA, Vietnam, Bangladesh or Laos
International Zone B This value is used up by calls to Cambodia, Indonesia, Pakistan, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Sudan, UK, South Africa, Japan, Ireland, Netherlands or Taiwan
My Bonus This value applies to any usage type excluding:
Premium SMS & Content Charges, Zoo Content, Instant Messenger, Roaming, Video Calling and 966 calls
MyData This value is used for accessing the internet on your mobile device in Australia on My Prepaid plans 
MyData Rollover This partition’s value displays rollover data only available on My Prepaid Ultimate up to a max of 15GB as long as you recharge before the expiry
MyMessages This value is used for sending SMS and MMS within Australia on My Prepaid plans
My Minutes This partition's value is used up by standard voice calls to any Australian GSM mobile number
My SMS This partition's value is used up by standard SMS/MMS to Optus Prepaid mobile numbers

(Connect For Less only: Can also be used by SMS sent to international GSM numbers)
MyTalk This value is used for standard mobile and landline calls, 13/1800 numbers and calls to VoiceMail in Australia on My Prepaid plans
My Time Minutes Can be used up by standard calls to 5 nominated Optus fixed line, Optus Prepaid or Optus Postpaid GSM Mobile numbers
My Time Money This value is used up by standard calls, SMS/MMS and/or video calls to other Optus Prepaid mobile numbers 
MyMusic This value is used to display data free music streaming on eligible Prepaid plans 
Optus Money This balance is used up by standard calls to other Optus Prepaid or Optus Postpaid GSM mobiles
Oz Data This amount is used up by accessing the internet on your mobile device
Prepaid Messaging Money This value is used up by standard SMS/MMS to other Optus Prepaid mobile numbers
Prepaid Minutes These minutes are used up by standard calls to other Optus Prepaid mobile numbers
Prepaid Text These are used up by standard SMS to other Optus Prepaid mobile numbers
Promo Minutes These minutes are used up by standard calls to Australian fixed line or Australian GSM mobile numbers
Promo Text These SMS are used up by standard SMS to Australian GSM mobile numbers
Rev Up Bonus
(Mobile Phone)
This value is used up by internet access, standard calls or SMS to Australian fixed line or Australian GSM mobile numbers
Rev Up Bonus
(Mobile Broadband)
This data is used up when accessing the internet via your mobile device in Australia
Rev Up Data
(Mobile Broadband)
This data is used up when accessing the internet via your mobile device in Australia
Rev Up Text These text are used up by standard SMS to Australian GSM mobile numbers
Roaming Data Is used up when accessing the internet using your mobile device while roaming overseas 
Social Network Data Is used when accessing specified Social Networks eg. Facebook
Text Saver These text are used up by standard SMS to Australian GSM mobile numbers
Travel Credit This value is used for calls, SMS/MMS and data when roaming (using your mobile overseas) on My Prepaid plans
Your Minutes Minutes are used up by standard calls to Australian GSM mobile numbers
Your Text This amount is used up by standard SMS to Australian GSM mobile numbers
YouTube Data Used up when accessing YouTube from your mobile device