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Optus 12 Mth SIM Only / $45 Mth / 100GB Mth / Unlimited Calls & Text / Internat 35 Countries & Roaming @ Optus (or $40 for 50GB)

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This deal is now $5 per month cheaper. CIS here. Enjoy :)

  • Online only offer.
  • Includes 80GB + 20GB bonus.
  • Min cost. $540 over 12 mths (inc. discount).
  • New and recontracting customers.
  • Discount and bonus data for 24 months.
  • Cancellation fees apply.
  • Ends 30/06/19.

Note: $40 plan does not include international roaming data.

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  • +1 vote

    Good deal. Thanks for sharing!

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    trying to read the up on international roaming, do u reckon its 4gig of data per month or daily? not very clear

  • +3 votes

    Can this be used as a e-sim?

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      Yes this can be.

      I’m currently on the equivalent plan with Optus and am using it via esim in my iPhone XS

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        Does e-sim costs extra ? or you can just chose e-sim instead of conventional sim ?

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          As far as I know it would still assign you a physical sim but you can go to a store to be issued an esim. A month or so ago when I got mine they weren’t able to do it via email only in-store.

  • +3 votes

    Just be aware the $40 doesn't include roaming data

  • +18 votes

    I recently got the $40 80gb which included 4gb roaming.

  • +4 votes

    Hoping that Fly Buys sends out an email which gives you 20,000 points, when you sign up to this plan like they did with the previous deal.

    • +1 vote

      Use your previous Flybuys email and click the link;

      It is a bonus 12000 flybuy pts and google home now (previously was $40 80gb 12000 pts and bonus google home)

  • +1 vote

    It's nuts that I cannot change from the $40 plan to the $45 (prev $50) plan without attracting the $250 termination fee. I understand that downgrading would attract the termination fee as I'm still under contract, but I am happy to give them MORE money each month and re-sign, but they won't budge…

    • +1 vote

      Damn, was just about to trt this. I'm on the $41.25 or whatever plan.

    • +7 votes

      Go into an optus store,they are a lot more helpful. The store person explained to me that the early termination fee is waived after 1 month into a contract. I was on the live chat frustrated about why I had to pay the fee to upgrade and they didn't explain the aforementioned to me. Had to wait a couple of days to be 1 month into the contract and had no issues with the next live chat rep letting me re-contract with no fees.

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        Great explanation, I'll give it a go!

        • +4 votes

          All good! It's worth mentioning though that the fee still showed up on my next bill. Thankfully I saved the live chat transcript and they admitted it was an error.

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        goood to know that, thanks. will give it a try after a month

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        the early termination fee is waived after 1 month into a contract.

        Did you mean the additional contract/service? So you could not terminate it within its 1st month of contract?

    • +2 votes

      Try talking to a real person. I used to work with Optus and there are no termination fees if you are changing 'UP' which, in this case, you are.

      Unless they have changed their policies!!

      ***Just saw this has been answered above. All the best !!

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      Same issue here - no luck on phone to their overseas customer service

    • +1 vote

      Want a solution?

      Solution 1:

      • Go on Optus livechat. Say: "I want to cancel my contract."
      • They should tell you they're transferring you to the retention team. (If they don't, just disconnect and try again. Or you could just ask to be connected to the retention team.) Once connected explain you'd be paying more and see what they say.

      Solution 2: Find someone else to take over the Optus SIM.

      Solution 3:

      1. Order a $4.90/40GB Kogan SIM + a spare blank SIM. An activation code will arrive in your inbox within a couple of hours.
      2. When the Kogan SIM arrives, port to Kogan using the activation code. Optus charges you the $250 to cancel.
      3. Order a free Telstra SIM.
      4. On day 29 order another $4.90/40GB Kogan SIM (so you have the code ready for the next step).
      5. Before you go to bed on day 30, port from Kogan to the Telstra SIM. Then port straight back to Kogan again using the second $4.90/40GB SIM and second activation code.
      6. Repeat steps 1-5 until you've saved what Optus penalised you for cancelling. Then sign up to whatever plan you want.

      In other words, each month with Optus would have cost you $40. So you can save $35.10/m by buying $4.90/40GB/30 day Kogan SIMs instead. So…

      Month 1: $250 cancellation fee, minus the $40/m you'll save, plus the $4.90 Kogan SIM = $214.90 lost by cancelling.
      Month 2: $214.90 minus $35.10 ($40 - $4.90) = $179.80 remaining cancel cost.
      Month 3: $179.80 - $35.10 = $144.70
      Month 4: $144.70 - $35.10 = $109.60
      Month 5: $109.60 - $35.10 = $74.50
      Month 6: $74.50 - $35.10 = $39.40
      Month 7: $39.40 - $35.10 = $4.30
      Month 8: $4.30 - $35.10 = $30.80 ahead!

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    Perfect plan for travelling

  • +6 votes

    Will be good with my new Razer.

  • +1 vote

    Can i use this for home internet on my pocket wifi and watch the streaming? this is even cheaper than my iinet.

    Any advise guys?

    • +1 vote

      You should be able to do this.
      I have Optus 4G internet at home, and I was told when I signed up that it would use a different, data-only SIM. But when it arrived, it was a standard-looking Optus SIM, it even came with its own mobile phone number.
      Try it and if it doesn't work, get a cheap mobile phone to use as a Hotspot.
      And don't forget, streaming services like Netflix and Stan do not use metered data on Optus, so 100GB a month could be plenty.

      • +3 votes

        Only when on your phone, if you are using your phone as a hotspot, netflix/stan will be counted.

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        Is unmetered streaming included on this plan? My quick Google suggests it's only included in some plans and can be added as a paid optional extra, so just want to confirm.

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        And don't forget, streaming services like Netflix and Stan do not use metered data on Optus, so 100GB a month could be plenty.

        Only for SD content up to 1.5Mbps.

        Does anyone know what happens in terms of data consumption if you have an HD/UHD Netflix plan? I'm contemplating the Optus 4G mobile BB option (to replace my iiNet snail-pace ADSL), but need to understand if kids watching Netflix will chew through my allowance.

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      Online chat with Optus just now, I was told very clearly that I could NOT use this in my Optus Alcatel wifi modem.
      Of course they could be wrong (I wish!), but I asked him twice to confirm it

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        That's not true. I have Optus standard sim comes with voice and data plan. I've been using on Alcatel modem and it works fine!

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      Yes. And if you're referring to any 'unmetered data' services, I did exactly that with Optus for two years, and the free data streaming services with my plan were free - NOT charged as Optus T&Cs state, and people claim it would be.

      In fact I saw on Whirlpool NO-ONE had been charged for streaming free services by putting the SIM into a pocket wifi. (But obviously no guarantee.) People just kept warning about it just in case, because it's in the T&Cs.

      Note: If you did it through a VPN the data would be charged.

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    I have 3 sims on optus and we data share. Does anyone know if the international data is eligible to datashare between SIM cards? I’m guessing not but it would be super helpful if it did

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    Does the Roaming calls while overseas include to mobiles back to Australia?

    • +3 votes

      Yes.

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      I believe it includes all calls to zone 1 country and Australia.

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        What are zone 1 countries?

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        I downloaded the critical information summary and don't see where it is mentioned it includes phone calls to and from Australia while roaming in a Zone 1 country. Only points you to the map where the Zone 1 countries are shown. Just would be good to have this in writing.

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          Have another read. It is in there. Near the end of the document. Applies to the $50 ($45) plan only.

          Phone calls and SMS are free to Australia when in a Zone 1 country. Which is awesome as I hate when people SMS me when I am overseas. Costs me 55 cents per SMS to reply.

          This plan is amazing value, especially if you head overseas regularly.

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            @gviddy: Thanks gviddy. Can you quote the exact section from the pdf please as I still don't see it in -CIS_12M_MPP_SIM_Only_0319_O.pdf

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    I have only ever ported over to a new carrier in store.

    How does it work, do you tell them once you get the SIM in the mail and then they start the porting process? Or do you have to go into a store?

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    100 Gig a month sounds too good to be true. Do they have the bandwidth?

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      Depends where you are. They bet on people not using it.

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      It obviously depends on the network congestion where you live. But I was with Optus for 2 years until recently, with no problems. I did a test once and could run several youtube videos at once. Another example was I'd begin downloading a torrent of a new TV series episode, set the torrent software to download "in sequential order" and "download first and last parts first", wait a couple/few minutes, and I could watch it all the way through. i.e. It would be completed well before I finished viewing.

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    I changed a SIM over to the (then) $50 a month offer on 16/6 and tried today (unsuccessfully) to get them to give me the $5 discount. Apparently, this is impossible according to the person on the web chat.

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      I don't think I've ever heard anyone get a Telstra-like $5/$10 discount on Optus.

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        What I meant was that the same plan I signed up for three days ago is now $5 cheaper. I just wanted them to match the new pricing. They wouldn't do that. So I guess my wording was bad. I wanted a price match (similar to Costco's policy when they drop prices in a certain time period).

    • +3 votes

      Mate same boat as you - signed up 2 days ago, then saw this. Difference is they did give me the $5 discount.

      First chat rep was firm, then I asked for the cancellations team, cancellations team member gave me the $5 - and got an email and text to confirm.

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        That gives me hope. I might try again later today given that they were able to do it for other customers. Thanks for taking the time to let me know.

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