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Optus One - SIM Only Monthly Plan Talk/TXT/500GB $65/Mth (Was $119) @ Optus

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Optus One discount offer: Offer available from 06/11/20 until 16/11/20 unless withdrawn, to new and existing Consumer or SMB customers signing up to a $119 Optus One Plan. Excludes Tech Fund and Fleet. Discount forfeited if you cancel, move to an ineligible plan, or (after the offer end date) recontract your plan by adding or removing a device payment plan. Available once per service on up to 5 services under one billing account. Not available with other offers, unless specified. Discount applies for 12 months after which plan fee reverts to $119 p/mth. Excludes Harvey Norman and Flybuys.

Optus One
500GB
Extra data $10/1GB
This plan was for $119.00
Now $65.00
Month to month
After 12/mths disc reverts to $119. Ends 16/11. T&Cs apply.

DATA SHARING
Share Data
Share your data across the eligible plans on your account

5G NETWORK ACCESS
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Access our 5G network at no extra cost.
Compatible device required. 5G rolling out in selected areas. Check coverage.

TALK, TEXT & ROAMING
National Talk & Text
Unlimited standard National Talk & Text
Standard Australian mobiles and landlines, 13/1300 numbers and voicemail. Standard national SMS and MMS.
International Talk & Text
Unlimited standard International Talk & Text
From Australia to 35 selected destinations
International Roaming
Roaming While Overseas
10GB data & Unlimited International Talk & SMS (excl. MMS) in Zone 1 destinations

Optus Roaming Pass add-on available

OPTUS SPORT + FITNESS
Optus Sport
Stream Premier League and UEFA Champions League exclusively live, plus K League and J.League live.

You can also access OS Fitness with 120 videos of dance, yoga, pilates and more. All included in your Optus Sport subscription. (Data charges apply)

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    • +8 votes

      Telstra 1.4mb DL, Optus 16mb DL at my current location. But I'm not going to declare Telstra a crap network.

      • -4 votes

        Optus might be good in your area but Telstra is way better across the whole country.

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          Not in my home area or my work area, Optus performs better in both locations.

  • +1 vote

    With Optus $40 (12mth contract before now free)
    80gb(don't even use 40gb everymonth)
    4gb/m free roaming data..

    This plan is good and bad for me as I will be stuck to optus for life.. : /

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      Yep I'm on the same. The plan was only $40 for the first 24 months so everyone on it will need to decide if it's still worth $50 per month come April/May next year.

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        They may honor the price?
        I am already out of contract and still $40 check your contract summary.

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    The only risk I see with replacing this plan for your home internet is the 500gb data limit. Just called up to check my Optus data usage and was shocked to find out we use 500gb+ per months. Optus charges $10/gb so that bill would easily skyrocket.

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      get your phone on this sim only plan as well , then you have 1000GB to share.

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        Yeah but I’m only paying $60 for my internet and $150 Boost Plan. Not worth paying $130 per months.

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          Optus Rep offered me half prices for other sim plans if I port in a number from other companies and take that 500GB plan at the same time, say if I port in a Telstra number, then take the 100GB plan will cost $29.5/m (originally $59/m) , monthly I will have 600GB to share, and pay $65+$29.5, maybe this suits your situation.
          I personally would rather to pay $130/m, and take that chance to watch everything in 4K , peace of mind downloading.

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            @qq123456a: Fair enough I’ve still got a 1080p TV so I suppose that’s ok for me for the time being 😅

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            @qq123456a: How do I get that. Damn I'd prefer that

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              @R3XNebular: call Optus, they will direct you.
              online chat did not work well today… I try about 10 times, no response.

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            @qq123456a: You must have got lucky. I'm trying to get the Optus one 500gb plus the $15 10gb sim only plan on line chat. The bloke tells me that the $15 data sim only comes with 5gb (not what website says) and keeps saying that instead of the $15 sim I should get the $49 60gb plan as its better value???? I'm not planning to use the entire 500gb anyway, so why pay an extra $34????

            Wasn't worth trying to explain that the $15 data sim is 10gb for the first 30 months - 505gb vs 510gb

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              @frugalferret: lol I must be lucky, I was calling Optus, live chat never offered me anything good.

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      and the worst thing is there is no way to stop this "feature"

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    Is there such thing as a landline style phone I can take a sim card?

    Definitely looking to replace my NBN with this at home

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      look up 4g desk phone.

    • +1 vote

      Can I advise before doing that check what you monthly usage is and if it's constantly less than 500gb then you're good. Was in for a shock when I found out I used 500gb+ per month.

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        The thing is if you get good speeds, your netflix/youtube will default to higher resolution thereby using more data

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      You can get a wifi VoIP phone with a separate VoIP plan

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    I have poor reception in my area. Only 1 bar in my living room or else this would be perfect for home internet.

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      I also only have 1 bar for most of the time at where I put the modem but have a normal connection speed (10 - 20Mbps). It's more like a hit and miss

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    The information summary says that it is 'Limited to 6 services per account.' Do I understand Optus One correctly then that you can have up to 6 sim cards at the cost of $119(discounted to $65 here) or do you need to pay extra for other sim cards? Anyone on Optus One that can confirm?

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      Just means you can have up to 6 services. Will have to pay for each of those services

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        Thanks very much for clarifying!

    • -1 vote

      It means that the optus one customer service can assist you on all 6 services. No more dealing with overseas "customer service"

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    Most plans restrict your speed to 1.5 - 2mbps

    This one though

    Extra data $10/1GB

    ITS A TRAP

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    If the Discount applies only for 12 months, after which plan fee reverts to $119 p/mth.

    It might worth some consideration.

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    Not bad, been on Optus 4G home broadband for 3 years. good speeds but latency is not ideal for gaming

    I'd jump on this deal if I wasn't planning on switching to Telstra 5G to get better latency. There's a 5G tower 360m from my house as the kookaburra flies

  • +4 votes

    Not bad, get another data Sim plan $15 per month, chuck that in the modem,and share 500GB between the two
    Which makes it
    $80 per month for a phone and home broadband plan (byo modem)
    Or am I missing somethin?

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    I have been with Optus one from day 1 and the customer service is awesome. Putting aside the extra data etc…for me this plan is worth it alone for customer service.

    Unfortunately that's the way it should be on all plans and we shouldn't have to pay a premium for great customer service…

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      Got to agree with you there.

      Here’s my first had recent comparison

      Been with Optus for 21 years and swapped to the Telstra JB Deal

      The phone coverage has been comparable with Telstra however the service over the phone is non existent plus many systems issues. For example the data was meant to be 80GB and loaded as 60GB and took multiple calls to resolve as nobody answers the phone

      Optus you might be on hold for a few minutes but you get put through to a good agent and it’s all resolved generally

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        Optus One has a dedicated Melbourne based team just for Optus One customer. There is a direct phone line on the app. They answer straight away and follow up with any issues you have. Well worth it

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    Very tempting. Been looking at getting more data. Since it's month to month, might try it as home internet. Been buying the Kogan $4.90 sim but son has been using them up within a week. A month will give me a good idea of speeds and usage.

    Actually just read the CIS and says "For use in mobile phones and tablet devices only. You cannot use the SIM card in other devices like modems.", so may not work in home modem (using wifi modem in 4g router). Can anyone confirm?

    • +1 vote

      Can confirm, tried it and got a notification from optus saying that it is not to be used in a modem.

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        Thanks. So to use then I would have to get the cheapest data sim plan and share the data.

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          Correct! $39/mth for the cheapest plan.

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        How do they know it's in a modem? Especially if it's not an Optus supplied modem?

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          I think it detected by Device number such as IMEI number , it can tell which device you are using.

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    savvy question: may I pair this plan with other numbers and create a shared pool? I'm wondering if for 3 phones + this plan (home internet). what is the cheaper plan that allows that?

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      Cheapest shared data plan is $39/mth. There is a family plan for 4 sims and $150 a month but I'm not sure if you can add an Optus One plan and data share them all.

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    Got to agree with you there.

    Here’s my first had recent comparison

    Been with Optus for 21 years and swapped to the Telstra JB Deal

    The phone coverage has been comparable with Telstra however the service over the phone is non existent plus many systems issues. For example the data was meant to be 80GB and loaded as 60GB and took multiple calls to resolve as nobody answers the phone

    Optus you might be on hold for a few minutes but you get put through to a good agent and it’s all resolved generally

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    Thanks OP, this adds 400GB to my current optus mobile/home internet setup for $5/month extra.

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    Just in time for the Pro Max, cheers OP

  • +1 vote

    I'm on the Optus Choice $49 plan, I went on chat this morning to upgrade to the $65 Optus One special and this is what I was told:

    I would like to inform you that the Optus One plan of $119 for $65 is available only when you're upgrading with a device or moving from our old plans to new plans. As you're already in one of our new plans, i'm afaraid, this Optus One at $65 is not applicable. It will be $119 / month.

    WTF there's nothing about this in their T&Cs for the offer, will try to swing by an Optus store today and try there

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      Let us know how you go.

      • +1 vote

        I popped into my local Optus store, chap there said no problems to upgrade plan from $49 Choice to $65 Optus One special but when he tried to enter the order in their system it wouldn't work!

        He was surprised but confirmed system feedback being you need to upgrade from an older plan OR add a phone repayment plan or else price reverts to standard $119/month, I pointed out there's no mention of this in the promo T&Cs but all he could say & actually showed me was that the system wouldn't allow him to process the plan upgrade at $65 :(

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      Try and do it online, logged in to Optus, see if it allows you to change the eligible phone plan

      • +1 vote

        Done this online, received a "Temporary order confirmation" number but no final email confirmation, I suspect I'll get a call on Monday telling me the same story (see my reply above)

    • +1 vote

      I tried a plan change with their online chat too, was also refused, told I'd need to add a new service. Lodged a complaint, there's nothing mentioned in the advertised T&C's.

    • +1 vote

      I called Optus the other day when I saw this, as it was originally expiring on the 16th.
      They’ve now pushed it to the 23rd.

      Been with them for ages on a 100gb plan for $50 with a free esim connection for my watch, plus a $15 sim for my laptop which shares this data. I Spoke with Sabrina Yang in their sales area.

      I’m on holidays and, as kids were smashing my Internet, I was getting close to my 100gig. I replied via the original email she’d sent to me and she just called me this morning to lock it in.

      She started saying the same thing that you were told but then spoke to her manager and “figured out a way”.
      I’m now on the plan as of about an hour ago.
      I AM NOT AFFILIATED WITH OPTUS AT ALL, just though her service was impeccable and I suspect they are incentivised with sales.

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    this is a really really good deal

    like most people im sure they are looking at this to swap their home internet to 5g but optus dont allow home 5g in their area.. id rather this for sure over my 4g 500gb just need a 5g router now.

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    Is there anyway to run the Optus 5G test in the app without being a customer? My sister has Optus 5G with the Nokia modem and a cool app feature shows you all the Optus 5G towers around you with approx distance from each.

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      That app is available in the app stores, I think it's called Optus home.

  • +1 vote

    Signed up to this, thanks OP

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    Went to Optus and one lady told me that I can’t use this plan for home internet, I mean just putting the SIM card of this plan in a modem and use it to provide Internet to my home.

    Is she correct or they are trying to sell me a more expensive plan??

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      You can't put it in modem. I have used an iPad as hotspot with my phone. Data share $65 phone plan with $12 iPad data sim.

      Lowest price data sim $15 for 10GB but got reduced price $12.

      I use iPad as hotspot at home because it gets better reception where I live.
      You could check out their data plans and see.
      Total 77$/m for 510GB.

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      It works in modems. I've used it. But officially it is not meant to be used in modems.

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        Which modem(s) have you been able to get it working in?

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          Huawei B525

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            @TomGum: Interesting, not working in my E5573. I get the message saying it is only for tablets and phones. Did you need to do anything in particular to get it working or it just worked in that device?

            • +1 vote

              @skoondi: Change the APN to "connect"

              • +1 vote

                @TomGum: A friend had it in a modem for a while, then Optus contacted him. Informed him of breach of contract and quoted casual data rate = $10/GB for his usage

                He got iPad data sim instead, with data sharing was still a good deal.

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                @TomGum: Thanks that works, but the comment below is a worry, not sure I want to risk that.

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    Thanks Op, just switched over from our $105 plan with 200gb data to this one - saved money and get a massive data increase.

    Also ordered a data sim for $12 (20% discount) so I can use this for home internet.

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      Nice! How did you get the 20% discount on the $15 plan?

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        Just call them, they said they could give me reduced rate of $12.

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    Out of curiosity, any know if the $0 data share SIMs that were available a few years ago, will they get access to 5G if they are linked to this Optus One account?

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      No 5G access, can only get 5G access with another mobile plan at the moment.

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    I have an Optus Huawei modem that I had when I was on a mobile broadband/ wireless plan - purchased the unit outright and had kept it for years. I was thinking of getting a data sim plan - can I use this sim for this modem?

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      According to others, you can, but I haven't had success using it in an Optus 5G modem.

      • +1 vote

        I use my data sim in a HUAWEI modem and have no issues :)

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          Hey mate

          What modem is it you have?

          You can P.M me if you'd like.

          Thanks in advance

  • +1 vote

    Our sim showed up today, put it in an iPad and got the “Somethings not right. Looks like you’ve tried to put your SIM into the wrong device” message…

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      I believe the $65 sim is configured for mobile phones, you will need a data only sim (cheapest $12 with 20% discount) to use it in an iPad or modem.

    • +1 vote

      Been in contact with Optus One, it’s an issue on their end.

      APN settings need to be manually changed to “connect” for both mobile data and personal hotspot.

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    Thanks OP I upgraded for an extra 5 dollars which gave me 420gb of extra data.

    Tips fedora.

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      "Tips fedora". What does this mean? how did you get 920GB for $70?

      • +2 votes

        Probably was on $60 for 80GB or something before? Now for an extra $5 upgraded to the 500GB. Hence extra $5 for 420GB.
        Tips fedora.

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          Got it. Cheers.

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          Bingo.

      • +1 vote

        Fedora is a type of hat. Tipping it is like saying cheers or thanks.

        Woah, 920gb I wish. I was on an old 80gb plan which never expired but for an extra 5 bucks I got a lot more data then I know what I can do with it

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    Odd Question -
    my partner is trapped in Canada till JAN, but we were looking to transfer to this plan as we do go back and forth to canada a fair bit with family etc.

    Anyway, she's trapped there, i'm here.
    Can I get this deal on an eSIM? and she can use this plan over in canada for 10gB and calls etc? or even if i express post the physical SIM etc. do i need to activate here first then send overseas?

    • +1 vote

      Not sure about activating esim overseas but I do know that the physical sim comes activated and ready to go the day it is delivered.

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      Yup, eSIM’s with Optus are done electronically and NOT mailed to you physically.

  • -1 vote

    Just saw that the main text on the page it says that "After 12/mths disc reverts to $119." Which would make the effective price $0 after 12 months?
    The T&Cs say it's the price which reverts.
    Wonder whether you could make a case for ongoing discounts under ACL based on the fact that advertised offer should win over detail included in the T&C?

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      But if you click on the T&C’s it states clearly:
      “Discount applies for 12 months after which plan fee reverts to $119 p/mth.”

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    Is it possible to get this plan as with an eSIM?

    That way the sim card can stay in my modem at home, and I still use the same plan/number on my iPhone.

    Is that how it works?

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      No, that's not possible. The eSim will replace your physical sim, or vice versa. I've tried to ask them in the past but you can try and they might be able to do it for you.

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        Thanks

        Darn, this rules it out for me to replace my home NBN. My house uses max 200gb a month so this would have been perfect

        Unless people have other ideas/suggestions?

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          Get a second broadband sim for $15/month and share the data, there is more information if you read above.

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    This offer seems to be back on (Well at least it is as of today)

    I'm going to add a $15 data plan too to use in a modem (hoping to get it down to $12). Do the data sims support 5G?