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With no lock-in contracts or cancellation fees.
  Get two free recharges
When you buy a prepaid phone and recharge on $30+ Epic Data.
Get two free recharges

Get two free recharges

When you buy any Prepaid phone and recharge on $30+ Epic Data plan.

Offer ends 31/3/20.

Get two free recharges

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Frequently Asked Questions

You can check your Prepaid credit, balance, expiry date and data usage via My Optus App or view other options.

You can keep your number when switching to Optus by following the steps below.

  • Head to and have your new Optus Prepaid SIM & some ID handy
  • We send you an SMS to verify your number transfer, so please keep your current SIM in your device
  • Enter Your Details and be sure they match the details of your current Mobile Service Provider's record
  • Select Keep Your Number when you've reached the Your Number section in Step 3 and enter your mobile number

How long does the porting transfer take?
You can activate 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

Saturday: 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.

Yes, you can change your current Prepaid plan here.

Fair Go Policy applies

Recharge offer: Available to new handset customers recharging on Epic Data Plan $30 and above. Must activate and recharge included SIM. 2nd and 3rd recharges of same value added on days 28 and 56. Recharge within 30 days of activation. Offer ends 31/3/20, unless extended.

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

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: With 3G devices, you can access our 3G (UMTS 2100 mhz / 900 mhz) network. With 4G devices and a compatible plan, you can access our 3G network plus some or all of our 4G Plus network. Our 4G Plus network uses multiple frequencies (LTE 700 / 1800 / 2100 / 2300 / 2600 mhz) to provide coverage. Coverage availability will vary depending on your device and location. Check coverage at based on your address and device.

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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