$41.25/mth 12 Month SIM Only Plan Unlimited Calls + Text + 80GB Data + Optus Sport + Music/Video Streaming Free @ Optus

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Saw this on my Facebook feed earlier this afternoon -

Usually $55/mth now down to $41.25/mth (25% off).

Highlight features incl.:

  • Unlimited Calls + Text Nationally AND to 35 select int'l destinations
  • 80GB shareable data
  • Optus Sport which usually includes EP, UEFA, etc.
  • National Geographic subscription
  • Data free media streaming on selected music + video streaming services.

Great idea for either heavy users and/or use this as data booster for the family data share.

Comparable offers:

Update: Offer extended to the 3rd Feb 2019

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Comments

  • +5 votes

    Optus have been promoting their sim only plans heavily comparing to Telstra direct! Gotta love competition.

    • +3 votes

      If only Telstra were competitive. I'm stuck in an Optus dead zone and Telstra don't even seem to try to be competitive.

      • +1 vote

        Do you really need 80gb of data though telstra's 60gb plan is pretty good

        • +1 vote

          If you are a new service it's mildly competitive with Optus, if you are not then it doesn't even compare. No love for loyalty.

          I also don't like Telstra's "Bonus" data stuff they do instead of just upgrading their offerings.

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            @static: Telstra's systems are absolute dogshit, so it is easier for them to add a bonus add on of data then it is to refresh the plan itself. They really need to update their syetems to something more robust.

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      Awesome value!
      My friend & her partner signed up on sales chat. They share the data between them. Works pretty well for them.

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    (profanity) i signed the same plan last month for $49.5 now they give me this?
    currently it isn't direct debt aka i have to pay manually. is it possible not to pay and have they terminate my service while i enroll into a new one?

  • +4 votes

    $31.5/month for 30GB data. Well worth it as you Optus sports too

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    Is this stackable with anything?
    EDIT: "Not available with other discounts" - but still potentially any cashbacks or something?

  • +1 vote

    tempted to cancel nbn

    • +2 votes

      You're better off getting the 200gb data sim plan for $60pm ($50 if you have another service with optus) https://www.optus.com.au/shop/broadband/mobile-broadband/dat...

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        Where do you see the $10 off? I've asked a few reps and they all said the offer expired…

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          Yes, that offer has expired. Instead now you can cancel the mobile broadband plan with out any exit fees.

    • +1 vote

      did that myself. signed up for 200gb for $60 for 24 months. Sold the tablet they gave me. got it down to basically $25 a month. Then, I signed up to this deal. I have to say it's not as fast as NBN tho…not in my area at least. you better test it out with a prepaid sim before you jump on it.

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        Hi thinking of doing this myself - which tablet did you sell, and what did you get for it? Cheers

        • +1 vote

          I got the Samsung galaxy tab S4. People are selling it on eBay but I couldn’t be bothered dealing with people there, I went with this website called webuyback. Quick and easy. Got $620 for that tablet…made the plan essentially about $25 a month for 24 months. (I have got $10 discount per month as well since I’m already a customer…it’s only $50 per month for me normally)

  •  

    Hmmmm decisions…I currently have a 30GB plan for $35pm.

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      Do you use more than 30gb per month?

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        and if you don't, would your usage change? Would it be a useful $62 a year for the extra 50gb p/m?
        I'm in the same boat but am considering it because I would hotspot & stream a lot more while I'm away. But currently use 10-15gb a month.

  • +1 vote

    ooof

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    Wow, how does the sharing data work?

    • +1 vote

      I'm guessing if you have multiple phone services on the same account (kids or family or something), then you would get it across all services.

      • +1 vote

        Oh wow that makes this an even more incredible deal. Glad I didn't jump on the P20 Pro telstra deal!

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          I'm not 100% certain though - so definitely research! But fairly sure.

        • +3 votes

          I just went in store to sign up for 2 accounts. In store they have $15 addon accounts with 3GB data, so instead of 2 x $41.25 with more data than I need, I got 1 x 80GB and 2 extra accounts with 3GB each (my daughter is at the age where she's just about to get a phone). So my total is 86GB shared by 3 lines for $71.25/month.

    • +5 votes

      If you have multiple service with Optus under the same account name you can share your data.
      Eg if one service has 80gb and the other 20gb you share 100gb between both.

    • +5 votes

      Essentially pools all accounts you link in your primary account.

      Wife and I have our sim plans linked and all data is shared between us.

      https://imgur.com/a/i1h4DIN

      The app also gives a more detailed breakdown of use if required.

  •  

    my s8 plus plan with woolworths ends in APril and im paying $69 a month for 4gb data. tempted to cancel it and get this but its only 4 months away but i dont know what plans are available in 4 months time

    •  

      It's a tricky one. There could be even lower price drops going down in a few months, or maybe they are trying to capture all the people shifting over from the closure of Virgin.
      Hard to know.

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      Same - Woolworths is crap.

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    oh, 9 months ago I signed contract with $40 just for 30G. This is incredible deal. Will want to see better deal next year after my current contract expire.

    •  

      I was in the same situation and just upgraded to this one, hassle free, no extra cost.
      not sure how often they run such good promos, I'd rather take this one up, extra 50GB for $1.25 per month… no brainer :)

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    What’s 1.5mbps like on video streaming?
    Is that standard definition ie pixel galore?

    • -3 votes

      Yes, should be around 480p but shouldn't be a big deal for most imo

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        Do you have to set this up on Netflix/Stan?

        Will the services try to pull 720p+

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          Netflix seems to fix itself accordingly depending on the speed you have(not sure if they've changed this recently, been a while since I tried to change it). Stan you can choose what resolution you prefer in the app- did this recently when getting a new 4K tv.

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      The netflix app on our 65" tcl tv reports 720 at about .9mbps. Looks fine to me. Plenty of detail eg individual eyelashes etc easily picked up. Still some blocking in some shadowy scenes though.

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    YouTube?

  •  

    Damn expires soon and my plan expires next month.

    I checked in store but they won’t waive it the last month and I’m thinking about just paying it out to take advantage of these sim only plans. I just don’t know if there will be any deals in January.

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      Ask online chat, never had an issue getting last few months waived before. If it's a handset plan you may have to pay the last little bit of handset, but otherwise it should be free.

      Other method I use is to simply put the request to change plans in (following usual sign up process but saying I'm an existing customer wanting to upgrade). I've only once had an issue where they called because I had 7/12 months less still, but even then they didn't overly care and waived the fee. Again though, this may still have the last handset payment portion of you're on a plan with a device.

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    Possible to tether and use the 80gb without worries?
    iPad wifi only is what I would use to tether from my iPhone.

    •  

      Optus has 10 dollar surcharge for 1 GB over your monthly data limit

    • +3 votes

      [Tether] phone is fine

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      i have tried this before because the hotspot on my HTC is considerably faster than i was able to get with a 4G Modem (i bought one of the Kogan ones which take a sim card). However the phone shuts down the hotspot after a certain amount of inactivity, so it was pretty frustrating

  •  

    Would a ten percent student discount apply to this?

  •  

    Nice! I thought the deal I signed up months ago at $52pm for 80GB was a bargain. This is definitely a much better offer.

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    Thanks OP, I was about to sign yesterday on the lesser deal but have a few weeks left on current Jennee sim.

  • +2 votes

    Just noting my experience for existing optus users. Ensure you check your next bill, they may conveniently leave the "discount" out. Thier sales and billing team are appalling to deal with. Took 3 hours to prove that ive been getting a discount for 13 months on my current 24mth plan.

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    Has anyone tried to talk to Vodafone about this Optus deal?

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      I've tried in the past and they aren't too keen on price matching

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      Tried doing it yesterday as my current plan expires in about a month. They offered me an additional 5GB data on the $45 plan which is currently discounted at $40. I have 3 services with vodafone so when I re-contract into a sim only plan I get 10% off plan fees on each of the plans, which technically will bring this plan to $36 and I think I will be sticking with Vodafone

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        They offered me $38.20 for their $45 plan $40 at the moment), I don't know how they calculate to that number. But I still declined as I was paying $36 on my student plan with 10% discount

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      I got it matched. Was out of contract and told them I was porting over, they matched it in 5min.

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    Any way of getting this on two sims? Not really keen on paying $15/month for an extra sim.

    • +1 vote

      There's a grandfathered $5 once off for a second sim plan, second sim only has access to the data. Optus stores can still get you on it, but rarely have a clue it exists and are often cautious about allowing you access to it. They still do have the magic button to press though.

      If you need calls on two sims, no.

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        Any clue which stores?
        Not really sure how I'll approach it but I'll go and ask every store I see

        • +1 vote

          It's very rare to find one anymore, more is if you know someone who works there that can accidentally get you a SIM on that plan. It's basically just a plan that costs $5 outright and $0/mo which includes 1 sim and no data/calls.

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            @dyl: In that case I might as well start working at Optus accidentally. Nonetheless thank you a lot :)

  • +2 votes

    Being able to pool data is brilliant

    I currently have a 200gb data sim plan and a 30gb postpaid mobile plan. Have an existing Kogan 365 plan which expires in Feb but I reckon I'll sign up to this 80gb plan

    At this rate I'll be buying an Optus t-shirt for both my missus and future kids to show our allegiance

  •  

    I would warm anyone away from signing up with Optus. I’ve been with them for 3 months and had to contact them about 5 times. Their customer service is hideous and I can’t wait for my contract to end so I can go elsewhere.

    • +1 vote

      Also check my expeirence below.
      I would say Optus is happily overselling their network load , printing money , very greedy and not care about their customers at all.

      There's heavy network congestion time to time, especially evening peak time or holidays like the time during Christmas.
      Their usual network speed is about a thirds to half of Telstra, and when there's network congestion, it will be too slow to open any webpage.

      Of course it is highly depending on where you live, I live at 4116.
      The network is not able to open a webpage for 6 days during the last 12 months, and 2 of the days were on 24th and 25th Dec 2017.
      No problem on making calls or text.

      If you had experience with Optus network at your location then you will know.
      Or maybe try on the prepaid card to test, before hoping on to a 12 month or 24 months plan.

      I made complaints twice, via written letter to Optus customer team.
      And the reply is I should call the Optus tech and issue team when the problem is happening, not making complaints to them because
      they can't do anything.

  •  

    How does the data pooling work, I have a tablet with 4G slot, can I just get a SIM or do I need to get a plan for that device too?

  •  

    Good price.

    Please also be aware there's network congestion time to time, especially evening peak time or holidays like the time during Christmas.
    Their usual network speed is about a thirds to half of Telstra, and when there's network congestion, it will be too slow to open any webpage.

    Of course it is highly depending on where you live, I live at 4116.
    The network is not able to open a webpage for 6 days during the last 12 months, and 2 of the days were on 24th and 25th Dec 2017.
    No problem on making calls or text.

    If you had experience with Optus network at your location then you will know.
    Or maybe try on the prepaid card to test, before hoping on to a 12 month or 24 months plan

  •  

    I'd vote for Telstra's 60GB plan.
    Though Telstra's recent customer service has gone worse, one call waited for 25 mintues and another call waited for 41 mintues before you can talk to someone.

    Optus has nearly no waiting time.
    I guess since Optus has good sales on those deals,
    they've expanded their customer service team recently.

  •  

    Once upon a time, Optus would happily recontract you to the new offer with no problems. Now? They want to charge the cancellation fees. Makes you feel dirty for paying $44 for 50GB of data.

    To quote online chat:

    "Since you are under contract if you upgrade now to $41.25 with 80 GB data, you will need to pay the cancellation charges.
    If you upgrade to phone and plan, there will not be any cancellation charges for you."

  •  

    I have just signed up for this plan via chat after recontracting a week ago for 10% off on the $45 plan. My advice is to keep trying, it took me 3 tries. If you are going from a lower plan ie. $45 (or from a lower plan) to a higher plan $55, it should work according to the terms and conditions of the offer

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    I'm pretty sure if you change to a higher priced plan there's no fees
    I'm paying $36 for 30gb going to try change to this tommorow, extra 50 gb for $6 . I use it in a 4 g modem for the household to use and if one of the kids needs a phone for an occasion then the Sim can be put in a spare phone

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