Prepaid Phones

Not one for bells and whistles, but still need affordable data, talk and text? Well then our range of Prepaid mobile phones could be the trusty solution you’ve been searching for. We’ve got a variety of basic phones, 3G and 4G smartphones to choose from, suitable for mature users, students or those who simply don’t need the latest and greatest.

They all come with a great Prepaid SIM and if you place an order before 1pm on a weekday, you’ll receive free express delivery to metro areas within Australia!

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Q. What do I need to do before activating my $50 eftpos card?

Your eftpos card came bundled with an Optus SIM card, which you’ll need to activate at and on your first recharge, recharge with a minimum of $30 by 2 April 2018, unless offer extended. Then, visit, enter the security code printed on the $50 eftpos gift card along with your new mobile number to activate the card by 30 April 2018

Q. What information do I need to activate the eftpos card?

You’ll need two pieces of information: the security code on the sticker on the front of your eftpos card, and the mobile phone number of the SIM card you activated

Q. Can I use any Optus mobile number or SIM?

No, you can only use the SIM that comes bundled with the phone when you purchase a specially marked box

Q. What is the security code?

The security code is the 8-digit number on the sticker on the front of your eftpos card. If the security code is presenting an error, please contact us at

Q. When will I be able to activate my eftpos card?

Within 24 hours after your $30+ recharge on your new mobile number.

Q. How long will my eftpos card take to activate?

Please allow up to 24 hours for the card to activate after you’ve entered the correct security code and mobile number

Q. How will I know that that the eftpos card activation has worked?

After you’ve entered an eligible security code and mobile number we’ll confirm that it has gone through. You should see something similar to below:

Your card has been activated and will be ready to use within 4 hours.

To check status, balance, purchases and full terms of use please go to: We’ll also send you an email to confirm that your gift card has been activated. Happy spending!

Q. How do I use the eftpos card?

For all details on how to use your eftpos card please refer to:

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  • How to check my Prepaid balance and data usage?

    You can check your Prepaid credit, balance, expiry date and data usage via My Optus App or SMS 'menu' to 9999. Learn more

  • Can I keep my number when switching to Optus Prepaid?

    Yes! Transferring a phone or service number between phone companies is called 'porting'. The following steps summarise what needs to happen if you want to keep your number and transfer it to Optus.

    1. Head to and have your new Optus Prepaid SIM & some ID handy
    2. Find the Optus SIM number located on your SIM or your SIM card holder
    3. Enter Your Details and be sure they match the details of your current Mobile Service Provider's record
    4. Select Keep Your Number when you've reached the Your Number section in Step 3 and enter your mobile number
    5. Make sure you provide us authority to contact your current Mobile Service Provider and arrange the transfer

    If you've already activated your SIM card and have been allocated a new number, you won't be able to replace the new number with your old number.

    Need help transferring your number over?
    For Prepaid activations call 1300 737 252

    How long does the porting transfer take?
    You can request to transfer to us online at any time; however a number will only 'physically' switchover during the times/days shown below. So if you make a request outside of these hours, your service will remain active with your existing provider until the next business day and then switchover. Switching normally occurs within about 20 minutes, but can take up to 4 hours during these times.

    Monday - Friday:

    08:00AM - 08:00PM


    10:00AM - 06:00PM

    What will it cost?
    Sometimes if you cancel a contract with another service provider early, they may charge you a fee. Be sure to check with your existing provider as Optus is not liable for any fees incurred as a result of you transferring your service from another carrier.

  • Can I change or move between Prepaid plans?

    SMS the number '4' to 9999 to change your Prepaid plan or call Care 1300 737 252. Learn more
    You can change your plan via SMS and is free to use in Australia 24/7.
    The best time to change your plan is when you're out of credit, your credit is expired or is about to expire.

  • How do I recharge my Prepaid mobile phone?

    There are many ways you can recharge your Prepaid mobile phone service such as online (using a Prepaid voucher, credit/debit card, internet banking transfer or PayPal.), Otherwise download the My Optus App it's our favourite way to recharge! Learn more

  • How to add, change or remove Prepaid AutoRecharge?

    Optus AutoRecharge is an online service that will enable you to register your credit card and set up automated recharges for your Optus Prepaid service.
    To use AutoRecharge you'll need a valid credit or debit card.
    More information on AutoRecharge can be found Here.



General: Mobile phone is network locked. For unlocking fees see No rainchecks.

$50 EFTPOS gift card: Available to new customers who purchase a specially marked box containing an Optus X Smart, Optus X Spirit or Alcatel A3 online or in-store, activate the included SIM and on their first recharge, recharge with $30 or more from 02/10/17 until 02/04/18, unless offer extended. For info on available plans and pricing, see $50 EFTPOS card available for activation within 24 hours of recharging with $30 or above. $50 EFTPOS card must be activated by 30/04/18 at You will need to enter the security code printed on the EFTPOS card and your mobile number. The EFTPOS gift card will have a 12 month expiry from the activation date. Limit one handset purchase per customer. Excludes handset upgrades and SIM swaps. While stocks last. Card issued by Blackhawk Network Australia Pty Ltd ABN 84 123 251 703.

Express Delivery: For orders placed before 1pm on weekdays, to metro areas within Australia.

Usage Alerts: 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.

Coverage: 4G Coverage will vary based on your type of 4G device, location and other factors. See

Compatibility: If you bring your own device, make sure it's not locked to other networks and is compatible with the Optus network. See

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