Optus is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Singaporean telecom Singtel and is the second largest telecom company in Australia. Optus was founded by a consortium seeking to buy the Australian government telecommunications satellite operator AUSSAT. Intended as a competitor to Telstra, Optus expanded throughout the 90s before being taken over by Singtel.
Optus offers a large variety of mobile plans to suit all users, with no lock-in contract and no cancellation fee, SIM-only plans and contract plans which come with a choice of several popular phone models. You can even share the data from your plan across multiple devices for a one-off fee of $5. Most of their plans come with unlimited standard calls and texts and included international minutes. SIM-only plans also come with free next-day delivery.
Other mobile phone plan providers we surveyed
Canstar Blue commissions Colmar Brunton to regularly survey Australian consumers across a range of categories to measure and track customer satisfaction. The outcomes reported are the results from customers within the survey group who currently have an active mobile phone plan in their name and pay the bills – in this case, 1,527 people.
The other mobile phone plan providers in the current survey are:
- Virgin mobile