expired Optus Sim Only $40/Month (12m Contract) w/ 15GB Data, Unlimited Local Calls and Texts + 300 Intl Minutes

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Edit: thanks to toons for pm-ing me, and multiple others in comments, many people have been able to get the BYO 12m contract plans for a further 25% off just by talking via web chat. That would be $30p/m for 15gb (some are getting with free EPL as well), and even for the 3gb plan ($18.75 p/m). Try your luck on web chat. Some people are recommending after 10pm (assuming EST).

Edit 2 thanks tonester - you can try your luck with $40 15gb w/Telstra via live chat (may only apply for students)

Sorry, phones and phone plans seem to be a hot topic rn
This is a one up on unco's post - Optus seems to have a new offer with an extra gig.

You get a huge 15gb of data up from 14gb. Looks like it's no longer online only as well, but it remains for new or recontracting customers only. (You can always try your luck instore or through web chat).

10% Discount with .edu email address = $36/month 12m contract (min. cost $432)
make sure your webpage is on https:// thanks kev go westie

$40/month on a 12 month contract (min. cost $480)

Inclusions:

  • 15GB Data
  • Unlimited Local Calls and
  • Up to 300 International Minutes (Select Countries)

Entertainment:

  • Free data streaming on Google Play, iHeart Radio, Pandora and Spotify.

Critical Information Summary

Notes: This blows this Telstra deal out of the water. $59 for 15gb; of $49 for 10gb? Madness.
If you're looking for something even cheaper, Kogan have really competitive high data plans, but I feel a bit more security with the big 4.
Virgin and Voda are currently $40/12gb
If you want something cheap, Optus' $25 / 3gb is also a great deal.

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  • +13 votes

    Not interested until they throw in Optus Sport and reduce the price to $30. If they can offer it to some, they can offer it to everybody.

    https://imgur.com/a/BO7fN

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      What's the link to that offer plz?

    • +3 votes

      As long you are are connecting to a new service or porting in you will be fine, I just added a service to my account yesterday for $30 . Just ask the Live Chat rep for the EPL $40 sim only plan with 25% discount and free Optus sport.

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        I tried this last night and the rep on live chat said no. Even tried without the Sport inclusion.

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        I'm trying now. They said I had to get the email to be eligible.

        Now they're saying if I port from Telstra I can get the deal. Seeing if it goes through. Going to port from a prepaid mobile broadband number :)

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      Never thought I would go back to Optus but I just ordered that deal. Great value

      It was offered to my email address based on the Optus Sport trial.

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      I contacted them at 11pm and got optus sport thrown in at the same time for $30 because it was the second plan on my account

  • +5 votes

    Optus network tho

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    Anyone have a code I can use at checkout? Looking to recontract with this mob. Currently paying $45 with student discount for 15gb.

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      As long you are are connecting to a new service or porting in you will be fine, I just added a service to my account yesterday for $30 . Just ask the Live Chat rep for the EPL $40 sim only plan with 25% discount and free Optus sport.

  • +2 votes

    I live in 3021.
    I was with Vodafone and their 4G download speed was steady around 40Mbps or faster.

    I ported my number to Optus three weeks ago, their 4G download speed was steady around 20 times slower during off-peak hours. I just did a test and it was 1.18Mpbs! My cable ultimate speed connection with Optus has the same snail speed during off-peak too…

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      Yeah, Vodafone's reception is much better. I live in inner city and Optus got 1 bar of reception in some areas… kinda ridiculous. Optus offers good deal though.

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        Optus 41Mbps right now, Sydney lower north shore. ymmv.

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          It's not even about the speed I'm talking about. I mean there is LOW to NO reception for even phone calls…..

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          @citygal:

          Fair enough. I do notice the black spot around Milson's point every day on the train. It's weird they haven't patched it. It's like a daily reminder that Optus can't even cover the CBD properly.

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          sandringham train line has lots of black spots …… tried sims form all carriers ….. at least on a movin train you pass through black spots eg stations when on a train within 2 minutes.

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    Just chat to telstra .. they should be able to match

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      telstra denied but vaya honored

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      Has anyone tried? would be good with the 25% discount for 2nd optus service at $30.

      • +1 vote

        I tried. I had to port from a Telstra number before they would let me get the deal, used a mobile broadband SIM I wasn't using.

        They said the order has gone through and I'll get the 25% discount plus EPL on my account. Time will tell.

        I've saved a transcript of the chat anyway.

        Sorry I mean I got the Optus $30 deal, not Telstra.

        Telstra won't budge on anything when I try these days.

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          Did you receive an email ? Looks like they only allow that for specific customers?

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          @and:

          Nope. Didn't sign up for the trial either

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          @chromium: Did you call them or it was a live chat?
          What did you tell them when they asked about the offer, i.e. how did you get it?

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          @and:

          Live chat. Asked them about the deal, they said I could onky get it if I got the email.

          I said I didn't get the email, but thought I signed up for the trial (I didn't as I already had an Optus plan, which I have since cancelled).

          They said give them my account details, to which I replied that I didn't have an account I'm currently with Telstra.

          Then they said I can get the 25% discount if I port from Telstra.

          I said "done"

          I gave them a prepaid Telstra number to port from. Was a bit skeptical but later got an email asking me to activate my EPL login.

          We'll see if I get bill shock on my first bill. I've got the chat transcript anyway

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          @chromium: Cheers mate, I will give it a shot!

    • +1 vote

      They wouldn't match for me. Offered $49 for 15GB instead.

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    Would Vodafone pricematch? Vodafone is the only viable option if you want decent international roaming.

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    My brother not too long ago got optus prepaid month to month plan for $30 with over 12gig per month i think maybe even 14g

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    Dam I just signed up for the $40 14GB plan :(

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      try for the 30 days cooling off cancellation. if i remember, they offer 30 day network satisfaction or cancellation option

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      You can actually change plans pretty easily. You can just upgrade the 14gb plan to the 15gb one online. it'll just renew your contract with no fees.

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        but the catch here is that yhis plan is only for new connections. its worth a try though.

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        Same boat as OP, i tried contacting optus via online chat. They refused to give me that extra 1gb and said i have to pay cancellation fees

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    I recently graduated but still have use of my .edu student email address. Would I still be able to get the student discount?

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    Already was 15GB? Or did it expire?

    Edit: yep it was, and could stack with 25% discount last time - was $30/mo!

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    I'm pretty happy with my Vodafone $40/month, 18GB and unlimited calls and messages. Tried the Optus network before, not as good as Vodafone for me at home or work.

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      Info on this? $40 looks like 12gb from what I'm looking at

      • +1 vote

        They had a promo about 2 months back, the $50/month Sim only plan with 18GB was discounted to $45/month. I then add my student discount onto it and it comes to $40/month.

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    Is $25 a month for 3GB data + Unlimited calls and text a good deal with optus. My budget is $20-30 and I usually use 2-3GB month..

    • +1 vote

      I think so.
      You can look at your prepaid options as well - e.g. Telstra 2.5gb, $30. Other bonus is that prepaid doesn't lock you in - if you see a better offer, you can move across.

      Kogan have really competitive plans at this price as well, but that'll lock you in for 12 months like the Optus one.
      Also think about what third party services you use - all of the phone providers have their own perks.
      Telstra offers Telstra Thanks bonuses, and things like free Apple Music streaming, OneDrive space, and unlimited data at Telstra air hotspots.
      Optus offers Optus perks, free music streaming on Spotify, Pandora and iHeart Radio.

      You won't get any perks like that if you sign up with someone like Aldi, Kogan or Boost for example.

      edit: see

    • +1 vote

      Sounds like this is perfect for you. Keep in mind that the prices aren't just purely based on $/gb theres other things you're paying for too like being connected on the network etc.

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      Remember 3GB is not your average. It's pretty much a hard limit. Extra data costs $10/GB with no cheaper top up option if you use up your data early.

      Pre-paid you can at least top up. Month by month contracts you are not tied up for 12 months.

      So if $30 is your upper limit then that's where you are. If you can stretch to $36 if you are a student or $40 or something else with another provider in that range I would go for it.

      3GB is nothing these days. It's a 12 month contract. Even if you can live with 3GB today, are you sure you can live with it in 12 months?

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        I think this is possible. Most hours of my day consist of being around free wifi from University and I also have connection at home.

        I also think 3GB/month will make me use my phone less frequently which would be a good thing haha

        Cheers for the extra details.

  • +3 votes

    Thanks OP, $25/m is a great deal. Beauty.

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    Pandora isn't even available in Australia any more.

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    @OP, Also if you mention your broadband is WITH optus as well you get a $10 discount per month. i.e. $30 a month for 15gb

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      Not anymore. It was $20 for bundling apparently. I was going to bring my broadband over from TPG but no point as it's the same price and I finished my contract a few years ago.

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    I currently have this. I bought it few months ago when frenzy sale was up.

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    Just switched from Telstra to Optus.

    They wouldn't price match on online. Gave me the spiel to wait the next day to get connected by their super special sales team.

    Oh well I guess I am now team Optus.

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    it's interesting with data how some people are concerned with speed and coverage of carriers but in the phone offers people will go with china droids with no band 28 which might solve their speed or coverage expectations if near a band 28 tower.

  • +1 vote

    I currently have two services with Optus, was about to re contract with this deal. Went to Telstra store, see what they could offer yesterday cause sometimes we have issues with Optus reception. Old mate at Telstra store offered me the $59 plan with 15gb for $49/pm and extra 5gb data per service. Needless to say for 12 months I signed up. 2 services, $49 each with 20gb per number. I know it doesn't have international calls but I no longer use that feature with Optus anymore. Overall I'm happy with my decision to move over to telstra

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      Did he only offer you that because your transfered two services?
      $50 for 20GB on Telstra, sign me up.

      • +1 vote

        I believe so, said for every number I brought over he would give me bonus 5gb per number. Optus people flat out refused to do any sort of deal to retain me. So yes, $49 for 20gb data

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    Does optus have $5/day international roaming as part of this plan?

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      No. Not good as Vodafone.
      Have to buy a travel package, decent SMS and call, but very limited data. Something like 100MB a day.

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      No. Optus suck for international roaming, its $10/day which gets unlimited calls, but only 100mb of data. You can buy multiple packs, say 10, and you get 10 days of unlimited phone calls and a pool of 1GB to use whatever way you want in those 10 days. But that has nothing on Vodafone's $5/day and you get to use your mobile plans inclusions overseas, in my case 18GB.

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    Just signed up with Optus - their network is so patchy - in the city, its fine. But near UTS its patchy and regularly drops to 3g. In the Inner west sometimes its full 4g, then 4 streets over and the reception is 1bar and barely able to make calls. Cant believe Im saying this, but Vodafone's reception was much better

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    Tried live chat yesterday and called them today. Both times they refused to honour the deal saying its for the customers who received the email. I want to get $30 / month with EPL for a member of the family. Wonder if anyone who was not the "targeted customer" managed to get the deal ? and how?

    Also if you were a targeted customer can you forward that email to me please?

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      surf page you get a prompt asking if someone can help accept and if your porting or new you get the deal you mention

      did it a few hours ago

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    Currently with Vodafone. Is it worth switching to Optus (I'm after the international minutes as well)? How is Optus' Service and reception in Southeast suburbs of Melbourne?

      • +1 vote

        Those maps are not a true reflection of coverage. Our area in Canning Vale, WA says it's perfect but when moving around the suburb it can be quiet average. Overall I find it's a good network though.

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          haha

          we used to live there when we asked Telstra why the service was so poor they proceeded to tell us we needed,

          New phones (already had the latest)
          A better plan (not sure of the logic there) Maybe he meant not Telstra
          And pay for a signal booster to be installed

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          @Toons: no kidding I didn't realise Telstra had an issue here too. Gotta laugh when you get a stupid response like that from a "specialist".

          It's been like this for years, you would think they would have fixed it by now.

  • +1 vote

    Got the Optus deal from online chat.
    $30 a month with EPL.
    Ported from Virgin.
    Thanks, OP.

  • +2 votes

    just upgraded my Telstra $40 Unidays plan to 15gb for 12mths via live chat - I referred to this deal as well as their current bonus 5gb offer for new and existing customers :)

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      Are students still able to sign up to that $40 unidays plan? Can't find it on Unidays anymore

      Edit; Nevermind that, live support guy told me we could sign up with Telstra in-store with a student offer of $40 for 10GB + 5GB bonus as above
      Pretty good value. I'm just deciding whether to go with Vodafone (17GB, $45/m), Optus (15GB, $30/m), or Telstra (15GB, $40/m) now

  • +1 vote

    Thanks OP!
    Just got the Optus deal from online chat too.
    I asked and the guy said "Sure" straight away.
    Ported from Virgin.

    Woohoo to Optus Perks & Reclining Seats at Hoyts!

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    Also got the $40 sim only for $30 with EPL through chat.

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      Tried asking for a deal through chat, hoping for the $30/m even said I don't want EPL, but rep advised no discounts available :(

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        I did it at 2am in the morning and was porting from Virgin.
        One of these conditions might make the difference.

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        i did mine at 10PM on a saturday; just asked if there was any discounts available if I'm porting over, and he offered 25%

  •  

    I have ported my number to Optus last night, got the the contract confirmation this morning, but stated my contract is $40/mth instead of $30/mth offered by the Optus staff last night, plus $15/mth for the sports package. The total minimum cost over contract terms is $495. Can anyone confirm that is the correct contract since I don't want to get ripped off.

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        Wasted another half hour with one of their online staff to get a phone number to talk to, and was told the first month would be still $40, discount only apply from the second month, which is total different from what I was offered last night. Better be careful with Optus everytime to deal with.

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          Just show them above deal? Go instore and complain. Always easier than web chat. That’s the advantage of being with big 4. Can go instore and cause a fuss.

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          @ts13:
          Thanks, I may try tomorrow at one of their stores.

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