expired Optus Prepaid Epic Value Plan: $180 for $120 (33% Discount), 60GB Data with Unlmt Calls, 365 Days (Limit 1 Per Customer)

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the online offer of this in-store deal

60GB DATA UNLIMITED TALK & TEXT 365 DAYS EXPIRY, $120
Save $60

Activate your SIM within 30 days of purchase.

What does it include?
Buy a SIM now and activate on Optus Prepaid Epic Value to receive:

60GB DATA
Charged by KB.
DATA ROLLOVER
Up to 50GB when you recharge before expiry.
UNLIMITED TALK & TEXT
Unlimited calls to standard national numbers, 13/1300 numbers and Voicemail. Unlimited standard national SMS and MMS.
365 DAYS EXPIRY
ALL FOR USE IN AUSTRALIA.
Fair Go Policy applies.

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Comments

  • +3 votes

    $10 per month for 5gb data and unlimited national calls. That's really good value for light users such as kids and elderly.

    • +16 votes

      Kids<>Light Users

      and how old is elderly? 👵

    • +11 votes

      The problem is that kids could use all of the 60 GB in one month.

      • +7 votes

        Yep, I bought this deal for my kids when the instore deal was on.
        Knowing they have no clue about data usage and restraint, I set up in their phones a mobile data cap for each month so they don't use it all up in a few months.

        • +2 votes

          How do you do that?

          • +1 vote

            @beaniecrazed2:

            How do you do that?

            In android, you set it up in 'settings' under data usage then select "set data limit" .

            You can use phone settings to then select eg. A 'warning' popup on phone at 4gb, and then 5gb set as 'data limit' .
            I reached 'data limit' today on 1 of my phones. mobile data switches off automatically at set data limit, with popup message asking if you want to turn mobile data back on .
            If the kids clicked popup message to turn mobile data back on, they could still use 60gb in 1 month

      • -1 vote

        its about parenting….

      • +2 votes

        The problem is that kids could use all of the 60 GB in one month.

        My kids could use it in one hour.

    • +5 votes

      5gb is considered light? I use approx 200mb a month

      • +1 vote

        I too don't use much more than 200mb/month but kids will sit for hours watching youtube videos . Downloading Fornight etc .

      •  

        Yeah, weird. I am always using my phone for web browsing and emails and never reach my 1.5gb limit. Unless you are watching videos or downloading apps over mobile data, most people should be able to survive with 1gb a month or so. 5gb is plenty.

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          I am always using my phone for web browsing and emails and never reach my 1.5gb limit.

          If you stay within Wi-Fi range a lot, sure. People who use their phones to take photos and video, and sensibly back-up their phones to the cloud even when on mobile, will appreciate what extra data offers. Last thing you'd want is losing your treasured memories while out and about because you didn't send your photos to the cloud.

          But of course, it depends on each person's usage. Got my Mum on to Belong since mid September last year. Five months later, she's barely hit 3.5GB usage. And that's because she has no Wi-Fi, and I've set her phone to back up photos and videos to iCloud as well. For her usage, $10 a month with 1GB is perfect.

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            @quarrymaster:

            For her usage, $10 a month with 1GB is perfect.

            For just web browsing, googling stuff, etc, 1gb month is OK for many users **just be sure to not play any videl content of music/audio content.
            Some web pages will automatically play sound content or video content, so if you here video statt playing, stop that page fast beforw it chews through the data .

            •  

              @Chewybacca: For my Mum, I’ve disabled Mail and web browsing.

              In any case, Belong does “throttle”” after the allowance. I know she used the amount of data as it’s rolled over and growing.

  • +2 votes

    When we have to activate by? Finally they make it online

  • +1 vote

    Note that the online offer expires on 19 Feb

  •  

    Wouldn't you be better off with the 50% off catch offers…? Same network, more data

    •  

      deal expired though?

      • +5 votes

        Optus doesn't differentiate their network like Telstra does. If it's using the Optus 4G network it's getting the full network.

      • +4 votes

        User name checks out

      • +3 votes

        giving my data to Catch and their Isreali owners and CEO.

        I am not a fan of either of those companies but this is fake news and antisemitism.
        You linked 2 totally unrelated fake news, both very skewed and biased. Catch "were" hacked (not are hacked!) in 2011 which had nothing to do with Israel. In 2011 Nati Harpaz was working for Inside retail.

        Optus is literally owned by Singapore.
        A foreign government can easily collect your data and listen to your private conversations or even the prime minister! Even do more, leak it to the Chinese government, maybe shut down our telecommunications if they please or if they have political demands and shape the future of Australia. That is where it's at.

        Honestly, a Chinese Vodafone and Singaporean Optus, owning the Australian telecommunication secrets shows how naive the government was/is. And it is not just the telecommunication industry.

        • +4 votes

          Some valid points but as a loyal Catch customer, I was just furious that they sat on the data breach for over 3 years….
          I take my privacy seriously. If they truly respect their customers, take their personal data and if they had nothing to hide, why didn't they come clean when they should have?

    • +5 votes

      I won't trust Catch with my personal information after they hid a data breach for more than 1 year.

  •  

    Works out to be $10 / 5GB per month on average. Would that be considered a good deal if i wanted to use this on a tablet? 5GB per month should suffice for my needs.

    • +2 votes

      Just get Telstra starter packs for $10

    •  

      Its not a good deal.
      Its a truly fantastic deal!
      Its a voice SIM so will work on a 4G tablet because its just an oversized phone.

      But probably won't work in a 4G data dongle

  •  

    I need to move 2 services away from my current plans with Optus ($85 for a pool of 42gb)
    There are so many offers those days I've got no idea which one to pick (except ALL The cashback/shopbak/belong ones lol)

  • +1 vote

    Does anyone have experience with international roaming on this? The CIS doesn't make clear how data is treated under the $10/$20 roaming addon. Does that give you access to your regular data quota while overseas (great value), or does data burn down the $10/$20 credit (awful value)?

    • +1 vote

      I doubt you'll get a great value out of roaming for a prepaid service. 99% chance it's not taken off your quota

  • +1 vote

    My Kogan 365 medium finishes like 21 of March, I don't need 13GB per month, 2 or 3gb is fine, if I purchase this on the 19th of Feb and it get send out I have to activate it within 30 days from the 19th of Feb?

    •  

      More or less couple days doesn’t make a difference really

    • +1 vote

      Don't the kogan deals work out at something like $13/m for not much more. I saw this and eyes lit up, but I think the kogan deals are far better value for not much more per month.

      •  

        The 3gb a month works out at under $13 with kogan, but how is that better?

        •  

          Referring to the 40-50% off deals. My 32gb, now 40gb plan costs me $23/m. The relevant plans below it were also much cheaper. My wife, $16.x for what was 13gb, now 16 or 17gb and so on and so on for the lower data tiers.

          A few comments below are also waiting for the annual/bi-annual kogan special to return. I'm waiting in order to put my father on a mobile plan who hasn't had a mobile since forever so the wait won't exactly hurt us. Haha

      • +1 vote

        Kogan/Vodafone coverage is crap outside of most large cities.

        • +3 votes

          I beg to differ. I was with Telstra, and this is a moot point. I travel quite a bit interstate and regional and occasionally(read rarely) have some black spots. Not exactly life threatening and definitely not worth Telstra's premium - they're well behind the 8 ball with their data packages, like Apple clinging to their name, Telstra are doing the same with their "coverage" spiel.

          • +4 votes

            @db87: Shhh… Let him think Vodafone stopped improving coverage in 2011. Someone has to be ripped off for others to save.

            • +1 vote

              @bm: Vodafone coverage in rural areas is much less than Optus and Telstra. In remote areas Telstra has over 1 million sq km more coverage than Optus. Sure it will depend on your area, such as Victoria and parts of NSW coast are reasonable. However outside of those and Vodafone is largely missing in action.

      • +2 votes

        Kogan's SMALL 365 day plan works out to be $12.50 a month at present for 3GB data that doesn't roll over so this Optus deal for $120 for 60GB with the same call inclusions is significantly better than the Kogan plan. Plus the data can be used more when needed and doesn't expire at the end of a month when little data is used.Just need to watch how much is left for the rest of the plan….as I remind my kids who are o the plan now. They have set there phone usage alerts up accordingly. I'm going to port from Optus post-paid to Kogan on the intro $4.90 plan then either port back to Optus if the deal gets extended or wait for a 2for1 Kogan deal to come up around when my wife's Kogan plan expires.

    • -3 votes

      Consider Belong $10 plan.

      • +2 votes

        For real? Quick google, sim only plan, $10/m for 1gb? 🤔

        • +2 votes

          🤪 Yes, it’s complicated.

          Utilise $40 sim starter to get a 30Gb lump of data in the first month, which rolls over. You can buy more data from the forums or gift from other starter packs. 41GB for the year is more than the 24-36GB needed.

          Once you use referrals the cost is less than $10/month anyway

      •  

        Yes Belong on the Telstra network is also very good option as you can also roll over unused data.
        But its limited to just 1GB per month.
        And absolutely NO CUSTOMER SERVICE!

    • +1 vote

      my Kogan is ending on 16th of March, has the same question, is it 30 days from the date of purchase?
      Edited.
      sorry, ignore it, the comments has been already posted.

    • +1 vote

      don't leave it too close to the end date from Kogan;
      I applied for this in store on Monday and am still waiting for the port to complete
      I had a online Optus chat last night to escalate it : may be 2 working days…
      YMMV

      • +1 vote

        Not a problem…

        With Kogan you still receive calls and SMS for another 20 days after the plan expires.

        And if the Kogan plan expires before the port is complete just use wifi to make calls and send messages using facebook, Viber or Whatsapp.

        •  

          Thanks, i wasn't aware of the 20day margin.
          Also my port was completed on the 14th, shortly after my message above.
          All good.

    •  

      Same here. My Kogan deal expires soon, got the buy one get one free which worked out at an absolute steel.
      Now the option is for $205 for the next 12 months for about 13 GB per month, or this Optus one.

      I’ll probably stick with Kogan has the extra data I probably won’t use for half of the month but the other half I think I probably will, and the Vodafone coverage has been fine

      •  

        I can never get to that as well but 5GB is good enough, I'm going to get the Optus deal but I hope Kogan will come out and do something attractive shortly.

    • +1 vote

      Yes, Thats the condition.
      So perfect for you

  •  

    freaking hell..my household lebara expire om april..

  • +3 votes

    I once entered a postpaid plan from Optus. Told I had 30 days to activate the SIM. They automatically activated it on sending, which started the porting process, which breached my nearly-expired contract with another provider. Thus, I am a bit sceptical about their 30 day activation timeframe. Hope that's an exception, obviously different circumstances here.

    • +4 votes

      Can confirm. Had a similar issue with mine. Didn't breach end of contract but optus ported me prematurely and I had decided to cancel during the cooling off period before it even sent!

      It created a bit of a headache but I was able to reverse it before losing my number or having to pay any bills. A couple of months of optus trying to charge me and they eventually gave up.

      But yes, be wary!

  •  

    What happens at the end of 365 days? Will I need to pay $180 to get another 60Gb for a year? Or will it still be $120?

    •  

      The credit expires and that is it. It's a 12 mth Prepaid plan and you're not really locked into a contract, just recharge whatever amount you like after expiry of your credit.

    • +2 votes

      Most likely $180, so you're better off switching to something else then.

      •  

        Kogan 1 month if you find the $1 deals and switch back to optus if they have the 120 again

    •  

      Nobody here can predict the future but 12 months on there will be plenty of good options.
      They just keep geting better and better.

      If Optus wants to protect thier customer base they will make the same offer same time next year again or risk losing everyone on this heavily discounted plan.
      But I dont know how switched on the optus marketing team is.
      Maybe somebody who has been with Optus for a while can enlighten us.

      Definitely Kogan repeats thier 365 day discount promotion 12 months later to keep you onboard.

  •  

    I'm currently on Catch. Can I port my number over ?

    •  

      Optus store staff and CSRs might try to find excuses not to let you port across.

      But, if you don't mind doing the porting twice, what you do is get the Telstra SIM free via this deal - so you port to Tel$tra first. Then, after 24 hours, port to Optus.

  • +3 votes

    Still waiting for Kogans next deal.

  •  

    I had major issues getting this sim & package activated trying to come from Coles mobile. Apparently offer not available for existing Optus customers. I haven't seen that anywhere, but be warned you might have difficulty. In the end they have put me on a different plan with more data for the same price.

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