Optus Plans – What’s On Offer

By Mike Wheeler

Optus has released the My Plan series of plans for smartphone users that it says takes the worry out of exceeding your data, calling or SMS allowance to such an extent that you will be the victim of bill shock.

By Mike Wheeler

Optus has released the My Plan series of plans for smartphone users that it says takes the worry out of exceeding your data, calling or SMS allowance to such an extent that you will be the victim of bill shock.

There are four plans available – $50, $60, $80 and $100 – which all have varying amounts of data and call allowances depending on your needs. Where these plans differ is that you will be bumped up to the next level if you exceed usage on the plan you have signed up for with Optus. For example, the $50 plan has 450 minutes of calls built in. If you go to 451 minutes, then you will automatically be bumped up to the $60 plan, which gives you 600 minutes of talk time. So this will be charged $5 for the extra 150 minutes call time and $5 for 500MB of data, and not the minute rate, which is where the bill shock problem occurs.

These plans are also pretty much the same as similar products Optus has on offer, but without the sting in the tail for those of us who spend too much time talking.

The just announced SIM-only $20 plan will give you 200MB of data with $200 worth of calls, while the $40 play will give you 1GB of data and $500 worth of calls, and the $60 plan will give you 2GB of data and unlimited calls. All plans – including the news ones – have unlimited SMSing. 

My Plan 

Plan Included Standard Minutes Included Data Voice Level 1 Voice Level 2 Voice Level 3 Data Level 1 Data Level 2 Onwards
$50 450 500 MB $5 for 450-600 mins $10 for 600-800 mins $10 for 800-Unlimited $5 for 500 MB $10 per GB
$60 600 1 GB $10 for 600-800 mins $10 for 800-Unlimited minutes $10 for 1 GB $10 per GB
$80 800 2 GB $10 for 800-Unlimited minutes $10 for 1 GB $10 per GB
$100 Unlimited 3 GB $10 for 1GB $10 per GB

 

Sim Only Plan

Plan Included Standard Minutes Included Data All Voice Levels All Data Levels Contract
$25 100 200 MB $10 for 50 mins up to a maximum of $100 for Unlimited standard mins $10 for 100 MB Month to Month
$40 500 1 GB $10 for 100 mins up to a maximum of $60 for Unlimited standard mins $10 for 500 MB Month to Month
$65 Unlimited 2 GB N/A $10 for 800 MB 12 months

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