|Have you bought a 4G-enabled smartphone outright? Need a 4G Nano SIM? Optus 4G BYO plans are now available. Your 4G mobile must be approved to work on the Optus 4G network. As at September 2012, only Apple iPhone 5 is approved for use with a 4G Nano SIM.|
|Product||Call rate1||Flagfall||TXT||MMS||Internet||Call Cap/Credit||Voice mail1||Extras||Value2||Charges||More|
|Optus Sim Only $20||90c||35c||25c||50c||200MB||$200 Credit||90c||Excess data 25c/MB||$2.15/93 calls||$20/mth||Buy Optus Now!|
|Optus Sim Only $40||1GB||$500 Credit||$2.15/232 calls||$40/mth|
1: call rate per 30 secs. ^Rates charged per min. 2: Number of 2 min calls with credit provided.
|Monthly Mobile Review – Optus Sim Only Plans (April 2013)|
|I began using this Optus product (it as a 1mth contract version) about 2 years ago, when I first purchased a smart phone. I would have preferred it to be month to month like it is now rather than contract because I would have been able to leave earlier. My complaint had nothing to do with the network performance (although Optus did cost me about $100 when they forgot to make a change to my account and blamed me for it). The issue really comes down to value. The first generation of these plans was released in late 2012 (following iPhone 5 release). The value was not great eg $30 for 200MB data and $200 calls is very poor.This week (8/4), they have updated the plans by cutting them back to just 2 month to month plans. This time $200 in calls and 200MB will cost you $20, not $30. Go to $40 and receive $500 in calls (232, 2 min calls) and 1GB. Yes much better value but these aren’t the best plans in the market. You can compare much better value plans here.I would expect that Optus will add to this list over the coming months as demand for 4G plans continues to grow. Whilst you will get service from Optus by going direct, I am not exactly sure that the premium is worth the loss in value compared to the likes of Amaysim, Vaya Mobile or Exetel.
1: Call rate per minute. ^Rates charged per 30 secs. 2: Cost of a 2 Min Call + Number of 2 min calls with credit provided.
|Product||Optus Nano Sim Plans|
|Network||Optus 3G/4G Network|
|Summary||Covering low, medium and heavy users.|
|Cost of 2 Min Call||$2.15|
|Data Increments||Per MB|
|Video Calls1||$1.50 p/min with 35c flagfall|