expired Optus BYO Plan $20/Month for 6 Months 3GB, Unlimited Talk/Texts, $25 for 5GB

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Similar to this deal but available on the $30 & $40 plans now (was only 3 months before).

$50 My Plan Plus SIM Only = $25 5GB, UNLIMITED Calls and Texts national. International 300 minutes.
$40 My Plan Plus SIM Only = $20 3GB, UNLIMITED Calls and Texts national. International 150 minutes.

  • Get an additional $10 off by bundling with other Optus services if you have Optus Broadband.

This is a month to month plan. Cancel anytime.


This is how you get charged on the $40 Plan:

  • Signup (including 1st month) $40
  • Months 2-7 $20
  • Months 8-∞ $40

Total over 7 months $160 or $22.86/month

This is part of Click Frenzy deals for 2015
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    Should having found this one week before, just switched to Spintel :(

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      Hope they don't take you for a 'spin'

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      New $5 tier reduction fee too per month. I and a lot of others ported out because of this…

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        which service to port to from Spintel?

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        wait- really? when did this start? i am with spintel… never noticed it. sneaky from them.
        who did you port to?

        • +3 votes

          Starts November 1st. Check your October invoice - its in a sneaky one liner box.

          Amaysim temporarily but it looks like I'll be porting to this deal.

          There is also the TPG Vodafone one for $20 if you can live with the Vodafone network.

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        Wow, I didn't see that either, I and my family will all be porting away - probably to this plan.

        Thanks for the heads up, I lodged a complaint with Spintel just to inform them that it was a crazy idea and that most people I know were wanting to port away from them because of the introduced fee.

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          Yeah I mentioned it to them too on the way out but they didn't care.

          Also be aware that if you don't give 30 days notice of porting out, they'll charge you for the month anyway as a parting gift… Not much you can do if you want to take part in this Clickfrenzy deal, its in the T&Cs on sign up to Spintel.

          Super sneaky bastards.

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          @plasmapuff: Sounds like these guys might taken the new crown from TPG for sneaky and shady charges

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        What is a tier reduction fee?

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          A $5 fee you get charged when at the end of the month you reset the tiers (Call, SMS, Data) back to small ($6 x 3).

          The greatest selling point of Spintel was its flexibility with its auto bumping and tiers.

          The $5 fee essentially means that if you get bumped up to the next tier for something, you'll stay there as it's not economical to switch back.

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      Same, but wish I saw this yesterday. Just switched to $30 Telstra 2.6gb today!

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    Tempting to jump from my vodafone shared plan which gives me 12GB between two devices and 600 intl minutes for $76.99
    This one is just 2GB less…hmmm

    • +2 votes

      and has unlimited international calling on $60 plan (half price for 6 months)

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        To selected countries only

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        Voda's older plans were good in that you could use the 300 IDD minutes for any country…Optus has IDD inclusions (either the 150-300 mins or the Unlimited on the $60+ M2M plans) but they're for 32 countries.

  • +3 votes

    Hmm! I've already got an Optus prepaid number so if I get this deal/SIM can I port/transfer it to my current number or no?

    • +2 votes

      i would like to know also, is this deal locked in for 12/24 months?

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        I hope not. Under the deal on the Optus site I downloaded the PDF link titled, "CRITICAL INFO SUMMARY" and it says "Minimum term - This is a month-to-month plan".

    • +1 vote

      You should be able to. I did it and it had no problems so far ($40). I also did it on the $60 but that had a tab for switching from prepaid (Switch from an existing Optus service. http://www.optus.com.au/shop/mobilephones/SimBYO)

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        Thanks. Will try to transfer my current prepaid one.

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          Have you figured out how to? I can't seem to find the tab for switching from prepaid on the click frenzy deals.

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          @iceman2110: You should be able to just put in your phone number when it asks for it and it should work

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          @iceman2110: Sorry, I didn't get to it yet as I got busy. Just try the suggestion strikeout119 has made here and see if that works. I'll try it in the morning and report back if I face any difficulties. I think you'll probably have figured it out by then. Let's know if you already tried the switch and how it went.

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          @AussieDaddy: Can't seem to be able to do it, when checking out it asks for the number to be ported into optus and it gives me an error anyway. Online chat reps are useless and keep telling me that the option to transfer from prepaid to postpaid is there but I honestly can't seem to find it.

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          @iceman2110: Sorry to hear that, mate. For me, I changed my mind and opted for a new number with the new SIM card. I was thinking about to change my old number for awhile anyway so I didn't bother to port the new one to the old one (or was it the other way around? lol). The older one won't expire until sometime next year and I have 2 handsets so I'll keep both of them and see how it goes. By the end of this promotional deal I'll keep one of them and get rid of the other.

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    So if you have prepaid a month with Vodafone for example, do you have to forego that prepayment by signing up with this deal or can you get Optus to port you over after the month is up? Does anyone know?

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      You can port at anytime (does not have to be at the end of a billing cycle). I switched from vodafone month-to-month to optus. Voda will just charge you pro-rata. (i.e. If you were on Voda $30 plan, and you use it for 1/2 a month, they will only charge $15.

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        Yeah that's when you are going from month to month of one provider to another. If u go from prepaid to month to month, it seems different

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          Exactly right. That's why I specifically mention "voda month-to-month" as I couldn't figure out whether "prepaid a month" meant you were on prepaid or on a month-to-month plan. (FYI: Voda month-to-month plans are prepaid, not postpaid. Yes, the irony.)

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        Note Voda don't do pro-rata on post-paid as of a few months back. They tried to nail a friend of mine who I'd arranged a port-out on the final day of the billing month. The port took a couple days to process and she was over by only 1 day yet they tried to hit her the whole month. I complained and they recanted on it and credited it back in the end.

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          I don't know why that happened to your friend. I change from voda to optus just last month, didn't face that problem.

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    How long is the plan for? 12? 24? months.

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    Can I buy now and activate say after 5 months. Picked the amaysim and Vodafone deals which is good for 5 months for me.

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      Almost certain they will charge you from day one.

    • +2 votes

      You:i will order tmrw just before the deal expires
      You:thanks
      Henry R:I can delay your order.
      You:may i ask for how long?
      Henry R:I mean when do you want to activate your new SIM only plan from Optus?
      Henry R:Let me check this for you.
      You:thank you
      Henry R:We can delay the delivery for 20 days if you order now.
      You:okay sweet
      Henry R:And you can also delay to activate your SIM for 14 days.
      You:good
      Henry R:So if you want to delay the activation you can delay till 34 days.

      • +1 vote

        unfortunately, I am stocked for 5 months (only for me, partner has similar 5 months). Effectively I will need this only in May.

        Amaysim deal for $15 for 3 months and 2 vodafone vouchers from groupon.

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        My guy said this:

        Chris:Please ensure you activate the SIM within 3 days after you receive the SIM for the offer to apply.

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    just spent 30 mins chatting with chat centre..they didn't know about this deal….managed to convince them it was real by sending them the link…great deal especially for TPG customers who haven't switched- optus will give another $10 off per month for 12 months…so the $50 plan became $15 a month for 6 months…thanks op

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      is that extra $10 discount for having optus home broadband?

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      how do you get the tpg $-10/m offer applied? do you havta have someone through chat sign you up? do they automatically apply it when porting your number and they realise it's tpg? is it retrospectively applied by asking etc?

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    How long is the plan.. looking to get the $20 plan and use $10 discount p/m from optus broadband,

    EDIT:

    You:Is it for 6/12 months or no contract
    Chris:With our SIM only plan, there is no lock in contract.

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    its no contract at all- leave when you like…
    http://www.optus.com.au/opfiles/Shop/All/cis/Cis%20Documents/1415564_CIS_$40_My_Plan_Plus_SIM_Only.pdf

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    On chat now, the optus person says the first month is full price… then you get the 6 month 1/2 price, on the ClickFrenzy and other deals…
    "Harrison S:The discount will apply from 2nd month to 7th month."

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    if I move two services over, does it give me the $10 off?

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      it says Save another $10 discount off your monthly mobile bill if you have Optus Home Broadband

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    50% off monthly access fee: Activate a new $40 and above My Plan Plus SIM Only plan online during the promotional period to get 50% off your first 6 months access fees. Not transferable or redeemable for cash. A credit to the value of 50% of the monthly access fee will be applied to your first 6 bills and will be forfeited if you leave or change plans. This offer is not available in conjunction with any other offers or discounts unless specified.

    that's from "nitty gritty" on the page with the deals- so should be from first month

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      So after six months you leave, will you forfeit your already received credits? According to those conditions it sounds like it

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        Thats why the Optus rep saying the half price is from the second month onward, first month you pay full price and gives you half the monthly charge as credit towards the 2nd month… and so on…

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    The old woolworths mobile offer still beats this one!

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    Dang. I just activated an Optus SIM earlier, porting from Boost.

  • +1 vote

    PLAN PAYMENTS
    $40 My Plan Plus SIM Only MONTHLY$40
    visa logo CLICK FRENZY - 50% off over 6 months
    CHECKOUT SUMMARY
    TOTAL MONTHLY$ 40

    Min. Total Cost $40.00 for the first month.


    How come I've gotta pay $40 for the first month?

    EDIT: And every month after that according to the guy I chatted to …

    • +1 vote

      Yeah, I signed up, then took exception to this… It is NOT 50% off your first 6 months access fee as they advertise, it's 50% credit on each subsequent month's bill. A matter of semantics, perhaps, but the blatant misrepresentation and lack of ethics (coupled with the fact that I couldn't get reliable data at home OR in the office) were enough to get me straight back on to Telstra…

      … which I was planning on doing after my 3 "half price" months to get the $200 Telstra credit anyway - in true OZB style :)

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    Can you tether on these plans

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    Much cheaper than my current virgin plan. Just ordered, thanks!

  • +4 votes

    Here is a screenshot of the entire page including the promo t&c's. For those difficult moments with support after this deal has finished.

  • +1 vote

    Deals like this are making my Kogan Telechoice $20pm 1GB, $500 calls/mms/sms Telstra 3G look worse and worse.

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      Should we swap?

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        ?
        What's your product?

        • +1 vote

          Same as you

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          @ChurchMouth: Ahhh sorry ChurchMouth; long day of frenzying… Nah I think we're still best of staying if $20 price point is important. No other options at $20 for Telstra coverage and free Telechoice to Telechoice. Unless someone wants to suggest otherwise!

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          @rawm: Are you aware Telechoice has very limited Telstra wholesale coverage? It doesn't compare at all to the "real" Telstra network. I have worse coverage in my area with TC than I did with Optus. Thinking of paying to get out of my contract with them and going with Boost (only reseller with full Telstra coverage and 4G) just so I can actually get a signal in a couple important places.

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          @Tir: Where I am and travel it's been 99% fine. Unless I dont know something, there is no other deal like $20pm no contract for Telstra, 1GB, $500 calls and Free TC to TC. If you go to boost http://boost.com.au/$20-ultra-sim-prepaid-plan.aspx you'll have only 100mins talk time. Close, but not close enough IMO

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          @rawm: For most people TC will be fine, I'm just saying Telstra coverage isn't a good reason to choose/stay with TC, because Telstra wholesale is no better/worse than Optus, just different from place to place. Optus was more reliable for me.

          From memory, retail Telstra & Boost have over a million square KMs more nationwide coverage than TC's wholesale 3G access.

        • +1 vote

          I transferred :) Happy boy on 4G :)

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          @ChurchMouth: Good work mate!

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    this is better than the $18 vaya plans currently.

    • +1 vote

      It works out to be $30 per annum over a 12mth period, so is at a different price point. Precisely why I still cling onto my TC deal; I hate paying over $20pm for phone plans.

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        i'm tempted to swap for just six months, but it's probably not worth the hassle of swapping services now and later.

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          If it is to call Optus customer service, my experience was to wait an hour each time (fingers cross the line does not break during waiting) and I did it for 5 times. So a no for me.

    • +1 vote

      Vaya is run by crooks. Their business practices are disgraceful. Checkout Whirlpool.net.au if you don't believe me.

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    No intl. roaming?

    • +1 vote

      Not included in the M2M plans. The 24-month plans have some included roaming allowances for the higher end ones.

      Roaming is enabled on all post-paid plans though…you'll pay an arm and both legs to use it though.

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    I'll happily switch to this and just downgrade to the $20/m UNLIM/1GB plan after 6 months.. Coming from TPG too save $10/m for 12 months, EPIC!! Glad i've been procrastinating the switch.

  • +2 votes

    Problem with Optus is a complete lack of investment in modern technology. An iPhone is crippled on Optus compared to all other telcos without the visual mailbox backend.

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      Yes, I was about to go with this plan but I am ASTOUNDED to read that Optus still don't support Visual Voicemail. It's a killer feature IMHO. I can't believe that it is difficult to implement and the number of users with iPhones is definitely not small.

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    Sounds like Telcos are getting desperate! If you have Optus at home you can get it for $10 a month…. Wow, still pretty good at $20.
    Unfortunately I can't move at the moment as I invested in hips of lebara at $15 a month, but I will if still around beginning of next year.

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    Just ordered mine, thanks

  • +1 vote

    can someone confirm, as i cant believe if this is true:

    $40 My Plan Plus SIM Only = $20 3GB, UNLIMITED Calls and Texts national. International 150 minutes.
    Get an additional $10 off by bundling with other Optus services if you have Optus Broadband.

    as im an optus cable customr, for $10 i can get 3GB + unlimited calls and text etc… on a month-to-month plan. is that correct!?

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      Yes, on the website it says you can bundle $10 off…

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      Incorrect, as I understood it.

      Your $10 bundle discount applies before the Click Frenzy 50% offer. Therein, on the $40 My Plan Plus Sim, the equation would be:

      $40 original price - $10 bundle credit = $30 - 50% for 6 months = $15.

  • +4 votes

    BE WARNED!!!
    I signed up the $70 plan on their website last Friday through chat. Received my SIM card today and called them to activate the card. While on the phone with them, I was told I'm only getting the 50% for the FIRST MONTH ONLY because I signed up the deal ONLINE with someone's assist(online chat) not clicking all the buttons myself. And they are only able to give me 50% off for the first 3 months instead of 6 on the phone.
    I immediately asked them to cancel the port of my number from Vodafone before activating my Optus SIM card because that guy who assisted me through their online chat is a scumbag!

    I called Vodafone 30 minutes later and asked them if they can match Optus's offer(they couldn't when my wife called them last week), and they did($80 plan for $35 first 6 months). But I needed to give them my ABN and sign it up as a business customer.

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    If I signup online and im a TPG customer porting my number over, do I automatically get the -$10/m for 12 months deal? how does it work?

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