Content Services: FAQs & Spend Control
You can purchase content or services, like apps, games, music, movies or ringtones and access these on your mobile device.
You have the option to bill the cost of this content, provided by a Third Party Content provider, to your Optus Postpaid Mobile bill or in some instances have it deducted from your Optus Prepaid Mobile account balance.
There are two types of content purchases, those that involve a one-off charge (non-subscription), such as a game download, or those that charge on an ongoing basis (subscription), such as a Netflix subscription.
You can purchase content by either:
- Premium SMS (PSMS) - by calling or texting a ‘19’ short code that is either 6 or 8 digits long, or
- Direct Carrier Billing (DCB) - a service that allows you to charge the cost of content by selecting the ‘Pay with Optus’ logo. This will be charged to your Optus Postpaid Mobile account or in some instances be deducted from your Optus Prepaid mobile balance
Content charged via PSMS or DCB appears under ‘Content Services’ on your bill. Additional information about the purchase date, time, cost and Third Party Content provider’s contact information should also be listed on the bill.
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