i recently discovered that i can use bluetooth to connect my phone as a modem to my laptop and run the internet on my computer through my phone plan (optus didnt want me to know that you could do it). i was told about this plan for unlimited net and calls so i went on it and its great for me. but please check if its suitable for you. i save myself the home phone and internet package now and just pay for my mobile.
optus $1, $2 or $3 per day happy days prepaid plans, unlimited calls and internet. if you dont use it for the day you dont get charged, plus if your on $3 and use it mon-fri then sat/sun are free. you do have to designate which plan $1/$2/$3 when you sign up so please read carefully coz it was confuseing me
$1 includes calls/mms/sms to optus and landline calls and facebook ebay and a few other websites. but each extra service (sms or call or mms to non optus mobiles, unlimited websites) is $1 each so if you just use net its $1 day + $1 for net = $2/day
be careful though because if you sms non optus thats + $1 day capped, then call non-optus thats + another $1 day capped etc so you can end up paying $5 a day if my maths is correct. but thats still max since you dont get charged per call, just per service
$2 includes above plus calls/sms/mms to anyone but not internet to all websites just facebook ebay and the other few. (good only if you dont use internet and just want to make phone calls)
$3 includes above plus unlimited net to any website - with this sat/sun will be free if you use it mon-fri so possibly $15/week $60/month. - keep in mind, if you use any service you will be charged the $3 for the day.
its complicated but it depends on what type of calls you make. i dont make calls often but i use the net so if i chose the $1 per day, i would pay $2 per day just to use the net which is $14 per week. for $1 more per week i have the freedom of makeing any calls/sms and not getting charged more
please check the details and terms and conditions before you sign up. coles has sim cards for $2 or $29.95 (incl $30 credit) or optus will send you a free sim but it says turbo cap only? you can change which plan everytime you recharge since its prepaid. please let me know if i have not explained something correctly.