Our Prepaid Mobile Phone Plans

Want to know more about our Prepaid Mobile Phone plans? We've got a great range on offer. Just check out the details of our current plans below.

If you're looking for information on our Prepaid Mobile Broadband plans, click here.

Prepaid Daily Maximiser

How does it work?

With the Prepaid Daily Maximiser you can get massive daily value on the days you use your phone. Starting from $2 a day for standard national calls, text and 500MB of data, you'll be automatically charged up to the next daily level if you use more data. The daily level is triggered on the first outbound standard national call, SMS, MMS, Voicemail or data use each day after 12.00am (local time). Some phones are set to seek data automatically, and this will cause the Daily Level to be charged. For more information on this plan, including charges for calls, messages and data, click here or view the Critical Information Summary.

Note: Days end at 11.59pm local time. After 11.59pm Sydney time your balance may display as zero even if you have remaining inclusions to use that day.

Special Offer!

From 5 June 2017 until 5 October 2017, you can receive a massive 1GB per day (500MB + 524MB) as part of your $2 day on all recharges. From 6 October 2017, the included data will be 500MB per day.

Prepaid Daily Maximiser

$2 a day

+$2 for 524MB (Auto Charge)

Included minutes (MyTalk)
Standard Australian mobiles and landlines, 13/1300 numbers
and Voicemail. Charged per minute

Unlimited

We’ll auto charge
you up with an
extra 524MB data
to a maximum of
$4/1.5GB for the day

(Bonus offer ends 5 October 2017. After this date we’ll auto charge you up to a maximum of $4/1GB for the day)

Included SMS/MMS (MyMessages)
Standard national SMS and MMS

Unlimited

Included Data (MyData)
Charged per KB

Total of 1GB a day

(500MB + 524MB bonus)

(Bonus offer ends 5 October 2017)

MyCredit

This is where the $2 Daily Level charge is deducted from. This can also be used for the following: 

  • International Calls/ SMS/ MMS: Click here for rates or read the Critical Information Summary for more information
  • Calls, SMS and data while roaming (when you're overseas): Click here for rates
  • Selected Premium SMS (depending on the Premium SMS provider. For more information click here
Recharge Expiry

Recharge

$10

$20

$30

$40

$50

$60

$100

MyCredit

$10

$20

$30

$40

$50

$60

$100

Expiry

1 week

2 weeks

3 weeks

4 weeks

5 weeks

6 weeks

10 weeks

You can also purchase $70, $80, $85 and $130 recharge vouchers which are available in participating retail outlets only.

Included Minutes (MyTalk)

MyTalk is a part of your balance that can be used for calls (whilst in Australia) to:

  • Standard Australian mobiles/ landlines
  • 13/1300 numbers
  • Voicemail

MyTalk usage is charged in per minute increments. Other call types are excluded.

On Prepaid Daily Maximiser (starting at the $2 Daily Level), you automatically get unlimited MyTalk once you start using your phone (and trigger the first Daily Level). 

MyMessages

MyMessages are used for standard SMS / MMS to Australian mobiles while you're in Australia. You automatically get unlimited MyMessages once you start using your phone (and trigger the first Daily Level).

MyData

MyData is used for mobile data access while you're in Australia. Data is charged in kilobytes. 

To add more MyData, just keep browsing and we’ll auto bump you to the next Daily Level (which comes with more MyData). The Critical Information Summary for Prepaid Daily Maximiser includes info on how this works.  

If you're having trouble connecting to the internet, you may have reached your daily data max - just text BAL to 9999 from your Optus Prepaid mobile to check.

  • If your Level is on $4 and MyData is 0MB, it means that you’ve reached your daily data max. You can purchase extra data through the My Optus app or SMS ‘MENU’ to 9999 (you'll need to restart your phone once you've done this)
  • If your Level is less than $4 and your MyCredit is $0, it means that your recharge has ran out. Just head to optus.com.au/recharge to recharge
MyMusic

MyMusic allows you to stream music data free from these participating music streaming apps:

  • Google Play Music
  • iHeart Radio
  • Spotify

Only audio music streaming is zero rated and only when streamed through the participating apps from your mobile phone. Use of third party apps to access the participating apps, such as Sonos, are excluded. Stream music up to 512 kbps. Music streaming will trigger a day’s usage.

You’ll need to have a positive MyCredit or data balance to access data free music streaming. For more information, click here.

Tracking your spend

When you’re in Australia, we will send you alerts when:

  • You’ve been auto charged up to the $4 Daily Level
  • You’ve used 400MB and 475MB of each Daily Level
  • You have less than $5 and $2 MyCredit - which means that you have to recharge soon

For more information click here or view the Critical Information Summary.

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My Prepaid Daily Plus

How does it work?

Want a massive daily data value on the days that you use your phone? My Prepaid Daily Plus starts from $2 a day for standard national calls, text and data. The best thing is, if you need more data, you simply auto bump up. Usage is triggered on the first outbound standard national call, SMS, MMS, voicemail or data use each day after 12am (local time). For more information on this plan, including charges for calls, messages and data, click here or view the Critical Information Summary.

Remember, the day ends at 11:59 pm local time. Recharges of $10 - $25 will have a 30 day credit expiry and recharges of $30 and above have a 186 day credit expiry.

MyCredit

This is where the $2 Daily Level charge is deducted from. This can also be used for the following: 

Included Minutes (MyTalk)

MyTalk is a part of your balance that can be used for calls (whilst in Australia) to:

  • Standard Australian mobiles/ landlines
  • 13/1300 numbers
  • Voicemail

MyTalk usage is charged in per minute increments. Other call types are excluded.

On My Prepaid Daily Plus (starting at the $2 Daily Level), you automatically get unlimited MyTalk once you start using your phone (and trigger the first Daily Level). 

MyMessages

MyMessages are used for standard SMS/ MMS to Australian mobiles while you're in Australia. You automatically get unlimited MyMessages once you start using your phone (and trigger the first Daily Level).

MyData

MyData is used for mobile data access while you're in Australia. Data is charged in kilobytes. 

To add more MyData, just keep browsing and we’ll auto bump you to the next Daily Level (which comes with more MyData).  The Critical Information Summary for My Prepaid Daily Plus  includes info on how this works.  

If you're having trouble connecting to the internet, you may have reached your daily data max - just text BAL to 9999 from your Optus Prepaid mobile to check.

  • If your Level is on $4 and MyData is 0MB, it means that you’ve reached your daily data max.  You can purchase extra data through the My Optus app or SMS  ‘MENU’ to 9999 (you'll need to restart your phone once you've done this)
  • If your Level is less than $4 and your MyCredit is $0, it means that your recharge has ran out. Just head to optus.com.au/recharge to recharge
MyMusic

MyMusic allows you to stream music data free from these participating music streaming apps:

  • Google Play Music
  • iHeart Radio
  • Spotify

Only audio music streaming is zero rated and only when streamed through the participating apps from your mobile phone. Use of third party apps to access the participating apps, such as Sonos, are excluded. 

You’ll need to have a positive MyCredit or data balance to access data free music streaming. For more information, click here.

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My Prepaid Long Expiry

How does it work?

With My Prepaid Long Expiry you can get an expiry of 186 days when recharging with $30 to $50, and a 365 day expiry on recharges of $60 and above. You can use the MyCredit from your recharge towards calls, messages and data.

Special Offer!

From the 6 June 2017 until 28 January 2018, you can recharge with $10 or $15 (voucher only) and you'll get an expiry of 45 days, or recharge with $20 and you'll get an expiry of 90 days. 

Note: The $10 recharge value will not be available after 28 January 2018. $20 recharges made after 28 January 2018 will have 14 days expiry. $15 (voucher only) recharges made after 28 January 2018 will have 10 days expiry

For more information on this plan including charges for calls, messages and data, click here or view the Critical Information Summary.

MyCredit

MyCredit is the value included in your balance on My Prepaid Long Expiry. It can be used for calls to the following while in Australia:

  • Standard national calls to mobiles / landlines
  • 13/1300 numbers
  • Voicemail

MyCredit can also be used for standard national SMS / MMS, and for data charged at 5 cents per MB (charged in kilobyte increments) while in Australia. To learn more about data and for step-by-step instructions on how to control your data usage, see this page.

Need more Minutes?

To add more minutes to your recharge balance you can recharge with a MyTalk Add On. More info about Add Ons can be found here.

MyCredit Rollover

Not using all of your MyCredit? Simply recharge before your credit expires and you can rollover your remaining MyCredit onto your new recharge. You can continue rolling over your unused MyCredit all the way up to a massive $500! If you recharge over $500, you will forfeit any MyCredit over that limit so check your balance before recharging. Your new combined MyCredit will expire based on your recharge amount.

Here's an example of how MyCredit rollover works:

So you've got $5 MyCredit leftover and your credit expires today. If you recharge today with $60, your $5 MyCredit will rollover and will be added to your new recharge which is $60. This new combined amount, $60 + $5 would expire in 365 days. You can simply continue to roll over any remaining MyCredit by recharging before the credit expiry.

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My Prepaid Ultimate

How does it work?

With My Prepaid Ultimate you can choose a recharge from $30 to get unlimited standard national calls and messages for use in Australia within 28 days.

For more information on this plan including charges for calls, messages and data, click here or view the Critical Information Summary.

MyTalk

MyTalk is a part of your balance on My Prepaid Ultimate that can be used for calls to the following while you're in Australia:

  • Standard national mobiles/ landlines
  • 13/1300 numbers
  • Voicemail

MyTalk usage is charged in per minute increments. All other call types are excluded.

Need More Minutes?

To add more MyTalk you can recharge with a MyTalk Add On. More info about Add Ons can be found here.

MyTalk Selected Intl

MyTalk Selected Intl is a part of your balance when you recharge $40 or more on My Prepaid Ultimate that can be used for unlimited standard international calls to 10 selected countries which are China, Hong Kong, Japan, Malaysia, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea, India, United Kingdom and USA. 

MyMessages

MyMessages are used for standard national SMS/ MMS while you’re in Australia.

MyMusic

MyMusic allows you to stream music data free from these participating music streaming apps:

  • Google Play Music
  • iHeart Radio
  • Spotify

Only audio music streaming is zero rated and only when streamed through the participating apps from your mobile phone. Use of third party apps to access the participating apps, such as Sonos, are excluded. 

You’ll need to have a positive MyCredit or data balance to access data free music streaming. For more information, click here.

MyData

MyData is used for mobile data access while you’re in Australia. It's charged in kilobytes so you that can get the most out of your data allowance. To learn more about data and for step-by-step instructions on how to control your data usage, see this page.

Need More Data?

To add more MyData you can recharge with a MyData Add On. More info about Add Ons can be found here.

Extras Credit

Extras Credit can be used for:

  • International calls/ SMS/ MMS from Australia: For rates click here or read the Critical Information Summary
  • Calls, SMS & data while roaming (when you're overseas)
  • Premium SMS (depending on the Premium SMS provider)

To add more Extras Credit, you can recharge with an Extras Credit Add On. More info about this can be found on this page. (Extras Credit Add On cannot be used for premium SMS).

Travel Credit

Travel Credit Add Ons can be purchased on My Prepaid Ultimate and are used for standard voice calls, SMS and data while roaming (when you're overseas). More information about Prepaid roaming and rates can be found here. Travel Credit cannot be used for MMS.

To find out more about international roaming, click here.

MyCredit

MyCredit can be used for calls, SMS/ MMS and data while you’re in Australia or overseas. On My Prepaid Ultimate, you wouldn't normally have this type of credit unless you've carried it over from a different Prepaid plan.

MyData Rollover

Not using all your data? Make the most of it! Simply recharge before your credit expires and you can rollover your remaining unused data. You can continue rolling over your unused data, all the way up to a massive 15GB! We’ve separated plan data (MyData) and MyData Rollover so you’ll be able to clearly see what data you’ve saved by recharging before expiry.

Here's an example of how MyData rollover works:

So you've already rolled over 14.5GB data and your credit expires today. If you recharge today with $40, giving you 5GB, you will have 5GB to use in 28 days before it moves to the MyData Rollover partition. The14.5 GB will remain in the MyData Rollover partition until you use up the 5GB MyData you have. 

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How can I keep track of my usage?

We’ll send you alerts via SMS to give you a heads up how you’re tracking. We’ll also let you know if you’re running low on credit, or if we’ve auto bumped you up for the day. 

Your balance is updated in real time – so keeping track of it is easy. There’s a number of ways to check your balance:

  • My Optus app
  • SMS: Text BAL to 9999 – this is free when you’re in or out of Australia
  • Call:  Call 555 and follow the prompts – this is free when you’re in or out of Australia
  • App: Download the My Optus app (data charges apply to download the app)
  • Online: Visit My Account at optus.com.au/myaccount

For handy tips on how to manage your data usage, see this article

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Looking for something else?  To streamline our collection of Prepaid plans, we've archived the My Prepaid Daily, My Prepaid Ultra and My Prepaid Ultra Plus - so you won't be able to activate or move onto these plans. For more information, please refer to the relevant Critical Information Summary