Optus has updated its range of mobile packages, and while each plan now has more information, you’ll pay a little more for the joy.
Every plan has increased by AU $ 6 per month for new customers, but the trade-off is that you have more data to use – and in most cases your monthly data limit is doubled.
The following table provides information about what has changed in Optus:
|Previous information + price
|Current data + price
|Optus A small plan
|10 GB 39 AU $ / m
|20 GB for 45 AU $ / m
|Optus Medium plan
|60 GB for 49 AU $ / m
|80 GB for 55 AU $ / m
|Optus Large plan
|100 GB for 59 AU $ / m
|200 GB for 65 AU $ / m
|Optus Extra Large plan
|120 GB for 79 AU $ / m
|240 GB for 85 AU $ / m
|Optus One plan
|500 GB for 119 USD / p
|N / A
As you can see from the table, new customers now have to pay a minimum 45 AUD per month to access the Optus network, and not the previous AU $ 39 per month. Telco has also fully extended its Optus One plan, giving customers a massive 500GB per month.
According to other changes, Optus Sport is now included as standard in all mobile plans, an advantage not previously available to customers with Optus ’cheapest offer. Each plan also has a 5G network connection and unlimited voice and text to regular numbers in Australia.
However, there is bad news for Telco fans, even though the amount of the international roaming charge has been removed. You now have to pay at least $ 10 AU per day for 1GB of data when using your SIM card abroad.
If you are already an Optus customer, the updated pricing plans do not apply to you – only new Optus customers.
How does Optus compare to the competition?
Among the three major telecommunications companies, Optus is facing stiff competition from Vodafone, especially in terms of price. Optus price increases mean its cheapest plan will get you 20GB of data for AU $ 45 per month, and for comparison, you can get 100GB to burn through 45 AU $ with Vodafone.
When it comes to some smaller budget TVs, you also pay less for data. See our recommendations best SIM card only plans page.
However, where Optus has won is its well-established network and growing 5G coverage. Telco recently require Australia’s Fastest 5G speeds, and based on independent testing, its average 5G download speed during the test period was 22% faster than Telstra’s in Sydney and Melbourne.
To see availability in your area, check Optus 5G network map.