expired Optus SIM Only Plan: $40/Mth over 12 Months with 80GB, Unlimited Calls and Text While Overseas Plus 4GB on Roaming

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the deal is back - 20% of their sim only $50 12 months contract.

Plan ID 801121/16026095
Minimum monthly charge $40/mth
Data to share 80GB
Standard national calls and text Unlimited
Standard international calls and text to 35 Selected Countries from Australia – Unlimited
Standard roaming calls and SMS for use while overseas(in Zone 1 countries) – Unlimited
Roaming data for use while overseas (in Zone 1 countries) – – 4GB
Maximum plan cancellation fee $300
Minimum total cost $480 (sorry …)

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  • +1 vote

    Can someone please explain the 80gb data to share? I’m wondering if I take this sim overseas to use in zone 1 countries, can someone back home still use my 80gb?

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    I ordered this based on spending $40/mo anyway, you can't beat this deal for data at that price.

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    Can I use hotspot , is there an extra cost? I remember we have to pay extra $5 if we want to use hotspot before/couple years ago, is this still the case? Thank you.

    • +2 votes

      No extra cost as far as I know. I've had this plan for three months and use it as our main internet connection.

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    Just a heads up. If your looking to port from Vodafone or Telstra network and you like visual voicemail over the nice features this plan offers then you should skip Optus.

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      I still can't understand why Optus doesn't offer Visual Voicemail, especially since it is a feature that they have for business plans…

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    Good plan. Pretty decent value. Sucks my current contract expires in December.

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      Yes my contract ends in January but I'm counting on the fact these deals always come up and they always get better

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      Same… Signed up for the original $40 for 80GB deal. No roaming…

      Having said that, I don't really need it. Going to North America and I've been using cheap data cards from China that cost 20-25 dollar for 5 GB.

  • +1 vote

    Hilarious. So if I'm in Australia and call Philippines it's not free.

    BUT if I am IN Philippines I can call Australia or anyone in Philippines and it's free. Talk about trying to catch people out.

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      can u call australia & phillipines… from the phillipines for free?

      how about people IN the phillipines calling YOU whilst you're also IN the phillipines sitting on the next table? :|

      confused-as-heck!

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        From my interpretation… Making a call from your phone should costs you $0.
        If you make the call… no cost!
        If they made the call, they’ll be charged whatever their provider charging them for calling Oz mobile numbers.

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        Pretty sure you can only call Australia for free from the country you are roaming in. Looks like i will stay with belong unli calls and txt 1 gig data $10 a month and $5 for pack unli calls Philippines. And use the cheap Kogan and catch connect sims for data.

  • +3 votes

    I’m waiting for a good $30 deal, but they keep coming up with this and I’m getting tempted as there might be no $30 deal coming at all

  • -1 vote

    Is optus still sux in Sydney?
    Looks like they have removed the network guaranteed policy.

  • -3 votes

    I'm on their previous promo ($41.25 per month for 80 gigs). What are my chances of being able to "upgrade" to this without paying an ETF?

  • +1 vote

    I'd jump on this if I wasn't already on a contract. Great deal OP.

  • +1 vote

    FML, just signed up 2 new services for my father and brother last Wednesday on for $72 80gb. 3 days ago only and this deal pop up. Grrrrr

  • +1 vote

    Great plan but not for me. I will never use that much data.

  • +1 vote

    This is the best plan on the market right now and what is better? Optus is the only provider supporting e sim in Australia. Optus is killing Vodafone. I am laughing whenever c the Vodafone $5 international roaming ads on tv,

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        for apple watch

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        eSIM for iPhone XS and other devices supporting dual SIM.

        They give you a QR code and you transfer your account onto the eSIM embedded in the phone. Then you can get rid of plastic SIM.

        Great for using one phone for work/private or when you go overseas and get a local plastic SIM.

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          Can confirm the iPhone XS works with Optus eSim. When adding the eSim (qr scan) you will get a random error unless you on the internet via another sim or wifi. Wasted 2hours at Optus as the CSR wouldnt listen that was the issue.

  • +1 vote

    I need RCS Optus.

  • +1 vote

    Too bad its optus

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    Includes international calls, but does it include international internet?
    https://www.9news.com.au/national/optus-outage-near-me-custo...

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    I am on existing $40 SIM only plan and just went to Optus store and they refused to re-contact me with this offer. This said because monthly cost is same $40. Damn, I thought I can always move to high plan without termination fee, but I am wrong :-(

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    Anyone know if data usage in China will be subject to the government firewall? I have previously just used SIMs from Hong Kong which worked fine to avoid the firewall.

    • -1 vote

      Yes, it is subjected to the firewall. Need to use VPN.

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        No, that's not how roaming works - all traffic is routed back via your carrier, so in this case when overseas all traffic runs back via Optus in Australia. So yes, no firewall.

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      Nope, no firewall as it works the same way as using a HK SIM - all traffic is routed back via your carrier, so in this case when overseas all traffic runs back via Optus in Australia

  • +1 vote

    “Roaming data for use while overseas (in Zone 1 countries) – – 4GB” is this given every month or 4 GB is for the whole year?

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    over 12 Months with 80GB

    Is this 80GB per month, or per 12 months ?

    It doesn't actually make this explicit anywhere.

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    I am on a 59 plan with 29gb for still another 8 months or so. Anyone had any luck asking live chat to move to this plan?

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    I am still with virgin mobile. Can we port the number to this sim plan?

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      Actually if you’re on Virgin, you’re encouraged to move onto an optus plan.

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      Did you get a text saying they would waive the remainder of your Virgin contract if you switched to an Optus plan? I did a few months ago and ended up getting a similar SIM-only plan to this one ($35/month, 60Gb + data-free Netflix). I still had 6 months left on my Virgin contract and was never charged any early termination fees or asked to pay the remainder of the handset cost. Ring them up to see if you can leave early and keep your phone.

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        Thanks all

        I am out of contract and pay $28 per month for 20GB and enough for me
        They keep offering me to move to optus but still don’t want to spend more for the same data
        May wait till they got similar or better plan than my current VM plan or until I am forced to move

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      You can…but if Optus screws up it'll take a week. My case took 2 weeks, 1 week without any service whatsoever.

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      Log into your virgin account and see if they'll wave your termination fee.

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      Yes!
      I've done exactly that.

  • +1 vote

    I’m currently on a $40 30GB plan, I’ve not gone over my limit once, I’m not sure if I should just wait for something cheaper in future.

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      I'm on a similar plan and am getting $10 off my mobile plan because I had broadband (now cable). I don't usually get to 30gb but I'm keen to get roaming included… But can't decide if it's worth it for $120 / year more.

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    This plan is great if you're traveling to Canada. That country is stuck in the dark ages when it comes to mobile phone plans!

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      Does anyone know which network you'd be roaming on in Cananda? I'll be making a couple of trips to North America this year and am strongly considering getting this plan so I don't need to get a sim card while I'm there.

      • +1 vote

        Bell and Telus. It defaults to Telus, but if you're having reception issues, you can always forcibly change to Bell.

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    on existing optus plan with few months of contract left..can switch to this?

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    I’m on the Optus 365 prepaid deal for $120/60GB. Still have 45GB left but tempted by this as I’m always worried about using data. Any thoughts?

    also, if you switch to postpaid do you keep the same sim?

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      If you are happy to pay for the extra $ and you need more data, go for it. It's more about whether you actually use that much data… If you can't chew through it, you are just paying extra for nothing. (i.e. not a bargain).

      And yes I think you can just keep the same Sim if you are upgrading from prepaid to post.

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    So am I right in reading that you don't actually get free calls while in Zone 1 countries but calls at rates as if they were regular calls in Australia?

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    Well just upgraded my brothers plan to this.

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    It's a great plan if you travel overseas a lot. No South America, no Africa, and no Vietnam. Apart from that it's great.

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    Thanks OP. Wife and I finished our contracts and both signed up for this. 160gb shared per month. :)

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    You can call mobiles internationally for free for as long as you want as long as its those 35 countries? Thats crazy

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    Just signed up but now I have 110GB (80+30 Im guessing).
    Hopefully that doesn't mean i'll be getting charged 2 different plans.

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    here's a new take the deal- I could be wrong but when I was on e-bay aus last night they had the same deal with a click through here and all the details seemed the same but they gave you a $150 e-bay voucher as well!
    I am surprised nobody has mentioned it.
    give me your vote
    are votes worth anything?

  • +3 votes

    When is the discount applied? Shows $50 for me.

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    Can anyone help me? It's showing as $50 p/m for me.

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    Last night it was gone now it’s showing $40 again.

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    i’m wondering what would folks do that validates about 80GB of data for mobile per month? Not judging by any means, just wondering.
    Only thing I can think of is with no fixed internet services and no access to wifi at work.
    I use kogan 3GB package and barely goes past 1.5GB of usage. 🤔
    apps I use (apple music, podcasts, audible) and lots of these are auto downloaded on wifi + app updates. no fb/ instagram

    • +1 vote

      If you have real-time cloud syncing for photos and videos taken, it goes quickly. Social media with lots of videos that auto-play. YouTube video for the little one. And at times tethering with laptop for work. By no means am I saying I go into 50+gb but it does mean that I don’t have to worry or think twice about tethering. What got me to change is the eSim capability and also the roaming, all in all works out to be even cheaper than my $45/m Vodafone plan ($5 roaming is charged extra which is a good deal but can add up over time)

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