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Optus SIM Only Plan: 15GB Data, Unlimited National Calls & Texts & More for $30/Month (12 Month Contract, For New Services Only)

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Saw this on Facebook, was looking for a new SIM for my wife. Looks like a great offer!

$30/15GB SIM Only
Unlimited talk and text
300 international mins
Data-free streaming
Optus Sport

I saw that they have the rights to the world cup this year, so this is really timely. Hope this helps someone!

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  • +2 votes

    You should add new customers only. Good deal.

    • +1 vote

      hijacking top comment for visibility.

      i got this deal last time they offered it a few months back. was simple to talk to the sales rep and get +2GB data for a total of 17GB per month for $30.

      i was already on an old optus postpaid plan. many years out of contract. in order to keep my number I had to port out to a $2 telstra prepaid sim and then sign up as a new optus customer.

      so much for loyalty. i get a discount on optus cable because my mobile is with them. NBN is still two years away or i'd have left them.

    • +1 vote

      I was able to sign up just by selecting "I'm with Optus" option and putting in my current number…

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        RolandWaites reports below that he did the same yesterday and his change was confirmed today.
        Let us know if your change is successful.

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        are you prepaid or postpaid

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          Postpaid, but out of contract. I did the order this morning and can confirm that it went through. My account now shows the new data allowance.

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        Thanks, buddy. Was able to upgrade my postpaid number (outside contract) today.
        Placed order in the morning and generated a temp order. But nothing happened on the account so I reached out chat. They managed to process it and it is now showing correctly.
        Only thing I found data is not 15G. It is 15G + the old plan's data. This worries me a bit if it will be double charged.

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    Great deal. Some of the Optus Perks that pop up every now and then can be useful too.

  • +2 votes

    Can i get this being on Optus prepaid?

  • +1 vote

    I'm so hesitant to lock in because the deals just keep getting better! Has anyone managed to get their data bumped halfway through their plan?

    • +3 votes

      I signed up to a similar deal with optus a year ago with 10gb of data. They upped my data to 12gb about halfway through. I imagine it would be possible

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    GF got this deal but for $40 2 months ago, i guess she is screwed out of $10 a month.

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    I am on the $40/month plan discounted to $30 from the staff discount just over a year ago. This deal is good, but I don't suppose I can move to it.

    Worth noting that international calls through Optus on my mobile have considerably better quality than through typical VoIP phones. Crystal clear and no lag.

  • +3 votes

    Kogan and lebara are cheaper? Less than 20 bucks for similar data?

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    Do I have to be a completely new customer, or can I get this if my previous 12-month lock in already expired and I ported out to another service?

    • +1 vote

      You should be able to get this. Give it a shot.

    • +4 votes

      I was able to change my $40 plan to this plan previously. Fist call Optus and request to change your service from postpaid to prepaid.
      No sim change is required. Wait until you get confirmation message then choose "I"m with Optus - Upgrade my prepaid to a Plan". This way you do not need to pay porting fee.

  • +10 votes

    This is a good price for 15gb but Optus customer service is really really bad. Bad enough for me to pay a little extra for Telstra. Asking even a simple question on their online chat often involves 2 hours and speaking to multiple people.

    My partner ordered this deal last time it was available - she submitted the form and waited for her sim card to arrive. And waited. And waited. Eventually we called Optus who said they had to manually push her order through and that it will now arrive in a few days. And we waited, and waited, and gave up. Two months later it never arrived. Optus has never called or emailed her following her up.

    • +3 votes

      Agreed with this but with free Spotify and Optus Sport is enough to get many people across the line though

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        Of course. I jumped on the Telstra Google Pixel 2 deal and sold the phone. Factoring in the free Apple music for 6 months it basically costs me $0 a month for 20gb - can't complain!

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        Is it free spotify streaming or free premium subscription? Because Spotify costs $6 a month for me, but I'm with Vodafone.

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          its data free steaming. You can use paid or free spotify, its just that optus doesn't charge any data usage! Super useful because i listen to like 5 gigs a month worth of music streaming lmao

    • +1 vote

      Optus phone = bad
      Optus online chat = pretty good

  • +1 vote

    Existing customer. Selected that option, gave them my existing Optus phone number. Transaction page has no problem maintaining this offer right through to checkout. Glitch?

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      Did it complete the order? Interested as my gf is on the same deal month to month for $40/Mo.

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        It went through. I've received an email saying they've received my order, so let's see..

      • +1 vote

        Update: Seems to have worked fine for me. Just received a text message saying Optus Sport had been added to my account for $0 and my Optus app says I'm now on the $30 plan.

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          Thats good news! Did you just select the 'Upgrade my Preapid to a Plan" option when you signed up?

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          @Matt89: I believe yes.

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          @RolandWaites: I did this as well, but when I look at the CIS in the phone app, it just shows 3GB, with no international minutes.

          Curious what yours shows, [@RolandWaites]?

          Data pool shows I have 33GB total, which has gone up from 27GB (15GB from wife on my account; 12GB from me), so not sure what's going on.

          Received an SMS which said,

          "OPTUSMSG:Hi, thanks for adding 3GB Extra Shared Data (24 Months), $0 Mobile TV Streaming, Optus Sport (Mobile) and Optus Sport Discount to your Optus Service. Your order reference number is: ********. For more information visit http://yesopt.us/chat2us"

          Next bill amount is showing $70, but should be $60, but perhaps will be updated.

          Bit concerned, but presume I can cancel if they don't give me what I signed up for.

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      are you prepaid or postpaid

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    Been happy so far… a few issues needed to be worked out via live chat, which did require multiple attempts. Did rate them low on the survey though and left detailed comments on what happened.

    Other than that have no issues so far.

    As with any overseas support centre you just need to keep persisting with the support calls or chats.

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    Streaming services subject to change at any time

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    If I still have 18 days on my pre-paid plan, will it void that by signing up to this plan?

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    So if I get this out then I'll get Optus sport which shows premier league and the upcoming world cup?

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    Do we get students discount on top?

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    Optus can go get stuffed.. Was with them for ten years and refused me this plan.. now I'm a virgin..

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    No deal for me optus in the past included the Philippines in their international minutes but not any more.

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    So what's with Optus they include The Philippines in the international minutes for 32 countries in the sim only plans but not in the 35 countries in this plan.

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    Can you do companion plan with this

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    New customers only

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    Tried customer chat and they said they were on maintenance for 2 hours lol :(

  • +2 votes

    Just remember Optus doesn’t support visual voicemail.

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    I got this late last year, for some reason my bill shows as $40 a month with a $10 credit and a separate $5 credit so I'm actually paying only $25 a month? Not that I'm complaining lol

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      Yeah me too. I also have student discount they added when trying to fix a missing discount and 25% from second attempt off so it costs about $13. I can't be bothered asking them to fix it cause it will probably end up somehow worse than what I signed up for.

  • +1 vote

    Had a few problems from last deal, optus sport was meant to be included, they charged me for it for 2 months before saying it wasn't apart of my deal (I never used it so didn't care), they charged me full price on my first month because apparently thats what they do, they also sent me a second sim and tried to charge me twice (this was stopped by support after a few hours on the online chat), they have also billed my account twice some months (this was credited back to me but only after I checked my bank records).

    Seems afew people from the same deal I got had similar issues (https://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/330777?page=1#comment)

    Im locked in for 12 months but cant see myself getting another optus sim.

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    My missus signed up for one of these almost bang on a year ago exactly.

    So we went in to the store on the weekend to follow up and say "hey, so what can you do for us, we think this is about to reset?"
    The guy looks up our plan, it's apparently 70 or 72$ damn near discounted by half (she pays about 36? for 20GB)

    However he says 'I can't tell' and isn't sure if it will reset, blah blah. He said all plans are 24 months so surely this will last another year. (yet the description of the plan on his display said 12M)

    So, basically, I reckon she's gonna get a $72 bill next month, anyone got one of these and somehow it just 'stayed' discounted?

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    Does it mentioned when it needs to be activate by?

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    Great, perfect timing. Was bummed I missed out on the previous deal with double data but then again I don't use anything up to that amount and this is the cheapest deal I've seen that has fit my needs. Thanks :)

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    New to OzB. I am currently with optus on $36pm with 11GB data.. will it be worth porting to another provider s prepaid card and moving back to optus?

    Will I get this deal?

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    wouldn't you be better off getting the s8 deal recently. 40 per month and a phone?

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      I think the deal was $49p/m on a 24month contract, $456 difference over two years. Not so worth it anymore

  • -1 vote

    Your order cannot be accepted at this time due to Optus criteria

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    Does anyone know how long this deal shall be avaliable for? Or is it a case of when they decide?

    Thanks

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    Was on chat last night - existing (out of contract) customers cannot get this deal at $30. They would have to pay $30.
    Am considering porting out and back in, but sounds like a lot of hassle and no guarantee I would be eligible.