What are the best phone plans on the Optus network?

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The Optus phone network is home to more mobile service providers than any other, meaning you have plenty of choice if you’re looking for a plan with Optus coverage. While Optus owns and operates the network, the telco giant sells the use of its infrastructure to numerous smaller mobile carriers which are known as mobile virtual network operators (MVNOs).

So, if you’re thinking of switching plans, but love the speed and service you’re currently receiving with the Optus network, you may want to consider one of these many third-party providers. We’ve reviewed some of the best providers and their SIM-only mobile plans on the Optus network to help see you through. Read on for all the details, or jump straight into our mobile phone comparison tool to find a great deal.

Best mobile plans using the Optus network

Optus might not be the cheapest telco around, but if you’re looking to save money on your phone bill, you can choose a cheap phone plan from one of the many MVNOs on the Optus network. Many of these MVNOs have plans for under $10 with generous inclusions and if you’re big on data, you’ll be able to find big data inclusions for $30 and under.

Optus network postpaid plans compared

The table below shows a selection of comparable postpaid plans from Canstar Blue’s database, listed in order of standard advertised monthly cost, lowest to highest, then by data allowance, largest to smallest. Please use our comprehensive mobile phone plan comparison tool to see a wider range of postpaid plans from other providers. These are products with links to referral partners.

Optus network prepaid plans compared

The table below shows a selection of comparable prepaid plans from Canstar Blue’s database, listed in order of standard advertised monthly cost, lowest to highest, then by data allowance, largest to smallest. Use our comprehensive phone plan comparison tool to see a wider range of prepaid plans from other providers. These are products with links to referral partners.

Phone Providers on the Optus Network

If you’re looking for great value for money on a mobile plan, there are over ten standout providers on the Optus network all jostling for your attention, including Optus itself, as well as well-known telcos such as Amaysim, Dodo and iPrimus. But did you know there are many more telcos to choose from?

The leading mobile providers that use the Optus network include:

Southern Phone

Southern Phone is a provider with a noble cause, in that some of its profits go to regional/rural councils to help build local telecommunications infrastructure. Not only does Southern Phone provide services to regional communities but it provides some pretty competitive postpaid phone plans too. All of its Green plans come with unlimited standard national calls and texts, which is a solid inclusion given the small entry price of $12.99. There are four month-to-month plans to choose from, with international call inclusions on the Medium, Large and Extra Large plans. Southern Phone also offers a range of mobile handsets. The below table includes a links to a referral partner.

Southern Phone was awarded the 2019 Canstar Blue Customer Satisfaction award for Postpaid Mobile SIM-Only Plans.

  • Month-to-month plans available
  • International call inclusions on select plans
  • Range of mobile phones available

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Small

  • Unlimited standard national calls & SMS

min. cost $12.99 over one month plan period

2.5GBMax Data**/billing period $12.99Advertised Cost^^/billing period Go To Site
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Medium

  • Unlimited standard national calls & SMS
  • $50 international call credit

min. cost $25 over one month plan period

10GBMax Data**/billing period $25Advertised Cost^^/billing period Go To Site
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Large

  • Unlimited standard national calls & SMS
  • $300 international call credit

min. cost $35 over one month plan period

30GBMax Data**/billing period $35Advertised Cost^^/billing period Go To Site
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XX-Large

  • Unlimited standard national calls & SMS
  • $500 international call credit

min. cost $45 over one month plan period

60GBMax Data**/billing period $45Advertised Cost^^/billing period Go To Site
View all mobile plans listed on Canstar Blue

Moose Mobile

Moose Mobile is one of the cheapest Optus network providers, with a range of plans on 12-month or no lock-in contracts. Typically, Moose Mobile’s plans are some of the cheapest on the market, but if you’re willing to sign on for 12 months, you’ll get a bit more data for your money. For example, 20GB of data is priced at $23.80 on a month-to-month plan, but $22 on a 12-month contract. Moose’s other plans are fairly competitive too, with data going all the way up to 70GB on the $44 12-month plan, with some great value on mid-level plans. Keep an eye out for any discounts for new customers as this telco is known to drop plan prices to as little as 1c or free! The below table includes links to a referral partner.

  • Cheap unlimited, no lock-in plans
  • Incentives for signing up for 12 months
  • Big data plans under $50

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Moose 15 SIM Only – 12M

  • Unlimited standard national calls & SMS

min. cost $180 over 12 month plan period

6GBMax Data**/billing period $15Advertised Cost^^/billing period Go To Site
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Moose 22 SIM Only – 12M

  • Unlimited standard national calls & SMS

min. cost $264 over 12 month plan period

20GBMax Data**/billing period $22Advertised Cost^^/billing period Go To Site
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Moose 29 SIM Only – 12M

  • Unlimited standard national calls & SMS
  • $200 international call credit

min. cost $348 over 12 month plan period

40GBMax Data**/billing period $29Advertised Cost^^/billing period Go To Site
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Moose 34 SIM Only – 12M

  • Unlimited standard national calls & SMS
  • $400 international call credit

min. cost $408 over 12 month plan period

50GBMax Data**/billing period $34Advertised Cost^^/billing period Go To Site
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Moose 44 SIM Only – 12M

  • Unlimited standard national calls & SMS
  • $400 international call credit

min. cost $528 over 12 month plan period

70GBMax Data**/billing period $44Advertised Cost^^/billing period Go To Site
View all mobile plans listed on Canstar Blue

Amaysim

One of the best-known and most popular MVNOs out there, delivering great value on all of its SIM only prepaid plans. Amaysim offers six prepaid plans with 28 day expiry, with unlimited calls and texts and some great data inclusions. The increasing price points simply reflect the additional data as well as international inclusions, making these plans easy to compare. While the lowest-level plan offers good value for money, the 80GB plan is the one that really shines at $50, which is less than $1 per 1GB over 28 days. The below table includes links to a referral partner.

  • 80GB of data for $50
  • $12 plan includes 2GB of data
  • Plans expire after 28 days instead of 30

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UNLIMITED 2GB

  • Unlimited standard national calls & SMS
  • Special offer: $12 SIM now $10 (for first renewal). Terms apply. Offer expires 31/07/21.

min. cost $12 over 28 day expiry

2GBMax Data**/billing period $12Advertised Cost^^/billing period Go To Site
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UNLIMITED 6GB

  • Unlimited standard national calls & SMS

min. cost $20 over 28 day expiry

6GBMax Data**/billing period $20Advertised Cost^^/billing period Go To Site
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UNLIMITED 30GB

  • Unlimited standard national calls & SMS
  • Unlimited standard international calls to 28 countries
  • Special offer: $30 SIM now $10 (for first renewal) plus 20GB bonus data (for first 3 renewals). Terms apply. Offer expires 31/07/21.

min. cost $30 over 28 day expiry

30GBMax Data**/billing period $30Advertised Cost^^/billing period Go To Site
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UNLIMITED 50GB

  • Unlimited standard national calls & SMS
  • Unlimited standard international calls to 42 countries
  • Special offer: $40 SIM now $15 (for first renewal), plus 15GB bonus data (first 3 renewals). Terms apply. Offer expires 31/07/21.

min. cost $40 over 28 day expiry

50GBMax Data**/billing period $40Advertised Cost^^/billing period Go To Site
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UNLIMITED 80GB

  • Unlimited standard national calls & SMS
  • Unlimited standard international calls to 42 countries

min. cost $50 over 28 day expiry

80GBMax Data**/billing period $50Advertised Cost^^/billing period Go To Site
View all mobile plans listed on Canstar Blue

Dodo

Best known as an internet provider, Dodo has been around for a fair while now and now offers competitive postpaid plans. Dodo offers only three plans on month-to-month no lock-in contracts. Its cheapest plan is one of only a handful of Aussie phone plans available for under $10, but there is a catch if you want this $5 phone plan — you won’t get any data inclusions unless you add on a 3GB data pack for an additional $10 per month. While this plan isn’t for everyone, it’s definitely going to be a tempting option for anyone who doesn’t use or need mobile data. You’ll also get international minutes to 35 select countries on the top two plans. The table below includes links to a referral partner.

  • Cheap $5 no-data plan
  • International call inclusions
  • Simple month-to-month plans with unlimited standard national calls and SMS

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No-Data Plan

  • Unlimited standard national calls & SMS
  • Unlimited international SMS
  • Add on 3GB data for additional monthly $10

min. cost $5 over one month plan period

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$5 Plan + 2GB Data

  • Unlimited standard national calls & SMS
  • Unlimited international SMS
  • Add on 3GB data for additional monthly $10

min. cost $15 over one month plan period

3GBMax Data**/billing period $15Advertised Data^^/billing period Go To Site
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12GB Plan

  • Unlimited standard national calls & SMS
  • Unlimited international SMS
  • 100 standard international minutes to 35 countries

min. cost $20 over one month plan period

12GBMax Data**/billing period $20Advertised Data^^/billing period Go To Site
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36GB Plan

  • Unlimited standard national calls & SMS
  • Unlimited international SMS
  • 200 standard international minutes to 35 countries

min. cost $30 over one month plan period

36GBMax Data**/billing period $30Advertised Data^^/billing period Go To Site
View all mobile plans listed on Canstar Blue

Vaya

Vaya has a reputation for providing value-packed phone plans at some of the cheapest prices around. The small, budget telco has a concise range of month-to-month phone plans. All plans have unlimited standard national calls and SMS and as for data, there are some fairly generous inclusions across all plans, especially if you want a plan with big data as you can pick up 64GB for $56 per month.

  • 64GB of data on the $56 plan
  • Month-to-month plans only
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Unlimited M

  • Unlimited standard national calls & SMS

min. cost $24 over one month plan period

18GBMax Data**/billing period $24Advertised Cost^^/billing period
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Unlimited L

  • Unlimited standard national calls & SMS

min. cost $36 over one month plan period

38GBMax Data**/billing period $36Advertised Cost^^/billing period
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Unlimited XL

  • Unlimited standard national calls & SMS

min. cost $44 over one month plan period

50GBMax Data**/billing period $44Advertised Cost^^/billing period
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Unlimited XXL

  • Unlimited standard national calls & SMS

min. cost $56 over one month plan period

64GBMax Data**/billing period $56Advertised Cost^^/billing period
View all mobile plans listed on Canstar Blue

Catch Connect

Catch Connect is still a reasonably new provider in this list, and you’ve probably heard of ‘Catch’ before. Catch, as you might know, is an online retailer with staggering discounts and on-the-spot sales. The company has a series of low-cost, prepaid phone plans with six plans on offer over 30, 90 and 365-day expiry periods. If you prefer the shorter 30-day plan, $15 will get you a fairly generous 18GB of data — getting that much data for that price is usually only found on postpaid plans. If you’re happy with a longer expiry period, $60 will get you 60GB of data over 90 days, $120 will get you 60GB of data over 365 days and $150 will get you 120GB of data to use over a 365 day expiry period.

Choosing a plan over 90 or 365 days may save you some money, but users must also be cautious not to use their whole data pool before their three months or a year is up! It’s also worth noting that all plans include unlimited standard national talk and text. You should also keep an eye out to see if there are any discounts on offer as the telco is known to offer generous discounts for new services every now and then. The below table includes links to a referral partner.

  • Generous 18GB data on offer for $15 30 Day Plan
  • Discounts by prepaying for 90 or 365 days upfront
  • Unlimited standard national calls and SMS on all plans
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$9 30 Day Plan

  • Unlimited standard national calls & SMS

min. cost $9 over 30 day expiry

4GBMax Data**/billing period $9Advertised Cost^^/billing period
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$15 30 Day Plan

  • Unlimited standard national calls & SMS

min. cost $15 over 30 day expiry

18GBMax Data**/billing period $15Advertised Cost^^/billing period
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$29 30 Day Plan

  • Unlimited standard national calls & SMS

min. cost $29 over 30 day expiry

20GBMax Data**/billing period $29Advertised Cost^^/billing period
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$60 90 Day Plan

  • Unlimited standard national calls & SMS

min. cost $60 over 90 day expiry

60GBMax Data**/billing period $60Advertised Cost^^/billing period
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$120 365 Day Plan

  • Unlimited standard national calls & SMS

min. cost $120 over 365 day expiry

60GBMax Data**/billing period $120Advertised Cost^^/billing period
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$150 365 Day Plan

  • Unlimited standard national calls & SMS

min. cost $150 over 365 day expiry

120GBMax Data**/billing period $150Advertised Cost^^/billing period
View all mobile plans listed on Canstar Blue

Circles.Life

 

One of the newer MVNOs to hit the Aussie market, Circles.Life is a Singapore-based telco making waves internationally. As Singapore’s fastest-growing telco, the company has expanded to Taiwan, India, Indonesia, the Philippines and now Australia as of 2019. Circles.Life offers a simple approach to postpaid plans with one month-to-month plan available for $28 per month with 20GB of data. You can then add more data on to that plan, with 40GB of data for $38 per month. You might find offers such as discounts or bonus data from time to time, so keep an eye out. The table below includes links to a referral partner.

  • One base plan with options to add more data for additional cost
  • $28 includes 20GB of data as standard
  • Month-to-month, no lock-in plans
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$28 SIM-Only plan

  • Unlimited standard national calls & SMS

min. cost $28 over one month expiry

20GBMax Data**/billing period $28Advertised Cost^^/billing period
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$28 SIM-Only plan + $10 data add-on

  • Unlimited standard national calls & SMS

min. cost $38 over one month expiry

40GBMax Data**/billing period $38Advertised Cost^^/billing period
View all mobile plans listed on Canstar Blue

Yomojo

Yomojo is staking its claim in the prepaid sector with some solid phone plans. The prices are reasonable but you might find more data with other providers. Although they do offer a solid Kids Plan at $9.90 for 1GB of data and 200 minutes of standard national calls and you can get 10GB of data for under $30. It’s biggest data offer is 45GB for $49.90 although there are other plans out there with more data if 45GB doesn’t quite cut it for you. You can also stand to save a bit for the family if you choose to bundle two or more SIM cards.

  • 10GB of data for under $30 (over 30 days)
  • Family Bundles allow you to combine plans and save
  • Kids plan for under $10

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2GB Plan

  • Unlimited standard national calls & SMS

min. cost $15.90 over 30 day expiry

2GBMax Data**/billing period $15.90Advertised Cost^^/billing period
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10GB Plan

  • Unlimited standard national calls & SMS

min. cost $25.90 over 30 day expiry

10GBMax Data**/billing period $25.90Advertised Cost^^/billing period
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25GB Plan

  • Unlimited standard national calls & SMS

min. cost $35.90 over 30 day expiry

25GBMax Data**/billing period $35.90Advertised Cost^^/billing period
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45GB Plan

  • Unlimited standard national calls & SMS

min. cost $49.90 over 30 day expiry

45GBMax Data**/billing period $49.90Advertised Cost^^/billing period
View all mobile plans listed on Canstar Blue

Exetel

Best-known for providing great-value home broadband services, Exetel also offers five different SIM-only phone plans with quality inclusions. With unlimited calls on four of its five no lock-in plans, Exetel is rightly proud of its straightforward products designed to appeal to all Australians. You’ll have a good range of plans to choose from with the cheapest under $10 and including 1GB of data and 330 minutes standard national calls and unlimited standard national SMS. The top four plans include unlimited standard national calls and SMS with the top-three plans including international call value. The below table includes links to a referral partner.

  • 1GB data for just $9.99/month
  • Five phone plans to choose from under $30
  • International call value on select plans

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Super Saver 4G

  • 300 minutes standard national calls
  • Unlimited standard national SMS

min. cost $9.99 over one month plan period

1GBMax Data**/billing period $9.99Advertised Cost^^/billing period
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Saver 4G

  • Unlimited standard national calls & SMS

min. cost $14.99 over one month plan period

3GBMax Data**/billing period $14.99Advertised Cost^^/billing period
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Value 4G

  • Unlimited standard national calls & SMS
  • $50 standard international calls

min. cost $19.99 over one month plan period

6GBMax Data**/billing period $19.99Advertised Cost^^/billing period
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Extra Value 4G

  • Unlimited standard national calls & SMS
  • $300 standard international calls

min. cost $24.99 over one month plan period

10GBMax Data**/billing period $24.99Advertised Cost^^/billing period
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Plus 4G

  • Unlimited standard national calls & SMS
  • $500 standard international calls

min. cost $29.99 over one month plan period

18GBMax Data**/billing period $29.99Advertised Cost^^/billing period
View all mobile plans listed on Canstar Blue

iPrimus

Owned by the same company that runs Dodo, iPrimus might be more of a familiar name when it comes to broadband plans, but you will find three simple SIM-only phone plans to choose from. While iPrimus has plans which are more of a middle-price than other Optus providers, it does offer fairly generous data and international call inclusions for the price. All plans are on 12-month contracts and your international call and data inclusions will increase the more you spend.

  • Three postpaid 12-month plans at mid-level prices
  • Generous data inclusions on all plans
  • International call inclusions on all plans

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$35 Basic

  • Unlimited standard national calls & SMS
  • 350 mins standard international calls to select countries
  • $10 upfront SIM cost

min. cost $430 over 12 month plan period

18GBMax Data**/billing period $35Advertised Cost^^/billing period
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$45 Optimal

  • Unlimited standard national calls & SMS
  • 1500 mins standard international calls to select countries
  • $10 upfront SIM cost

min. cost $550 over 12 month plan period

30GBMax Data**/billing period $45Advertised Cost^^/billing period
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$55 Premium

  • Unlimited standard national calls & SMS
  • 3000 mins standard international calls to select countries
  • $10 upfront SIM cost

min. cost $670 over 12 month plan period

40GBMax Data**/billing period $55Advertised Cost^^/billing period
View all mobile plans listed on Canstar Blue

Coles Mobile

All three major grocery chains in Australia provide phone plans (ALDI and Woolworths both operate on the Telstra network), but Coles Mobile stacks up well against its rivals. Coles has prepaid plans across different expiry periods– $10 for 10 days, $20 for 35 days, $40 ver 35 days and $180 over 365 days. All plans include unlimited standard national calls and SMS with data starting at 1GB for 10 days and going up to 48GB over the 365 days. You can also recharge with your Flybuys points and the $40 recharge includes 250 standard international minutes to 10 countries. There are also international call packs and extra data that you can add on as needed.

  • Four plans, which run over 10, 35 or 365 day expiry
  • International call value included on one plan
  • Data and international call packs will cost extra to add on
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35 Day Plan – 3GB

  • Unlimited standard national calls & SMS

min. cost $20 over 35 day expiry

3GBMax Data**/billing period $20Advertised Cost^^/billing period
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35 Day Plan – 10GB

  • Unlimited standard national calls & SMS
  • 250 standard minutes to 10 countries

min. cost $40 over 35 day expiry

10GBMax Data**/billing period $40Advertised Cost^^/billing period
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365 Day Plan – 36GB

  • Unlimited standard national calls & SMS

min. cost $180 over 365 day expiry

48GBMax Data**/billing period $180Advertised Cost^^/billing period
View all mobile plans listed on Canstar Blue

SpinTel

SpinTel has been around for quite a while, but that doesn’t mean it has lost touch when it comes to mobile plans. The telco has a small range of SIM-only postpaid plans on month-to-month plans with data starting at 1GB and going up to 15GB. While there is a $10 SIM card activation fee, these is sometimes waived for new customers. The top two level plans do include some international call credit.

  • Month-to-month plans only
  • Unlimited standard national SMS on all plans

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$9.95 S Plan

  • 100 standard national minutes
  • Unlimited SMS
  • Special offer: $10 SIM fee waived for a limited time

min. cost $9.95 over one month plan period

2GBMax Data**/billing period $9.95Advertised Cost^^/billing period
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$19.95 L Plan

  • Unlimited standard national calls & SMS
  • Special offer: $10 SIM fee waived for a limited time

min. cost $19.95 over one month plan period

7GBMax Data**/billing period $19.95Advertised Cost^^/billing period
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$26.95 XL Plan

  • Unlimited standard national calls & SMS
  • $100 standard international call credit
  • Special offer: $10 SIM fee waived for a limited time

min. cost $26.95 over one month plan period

15GBMax Data**/billing period $26.95Advertised Cost^^/billing period
View all mobile plans listed on Canstar Blue

Optus

Of course, we couldn’t write a review of phone plans on the Optus network without mentioning the network operator itself. It goes without saying that the telco giant provides a fairly comprehensive range of phone plans – especially when including prepaid and postpaid options. The postpaid SIM-only plans from Optus start at $45 per month for 20GB of data, and go up to $85 for 240GB. Postpaid phone plans from Optus also include ‘endless’ data — once you’ve used up your included data amount, you can keep using your data but at the capped speed of 1.5Mbps.

In addition to strong data offerings, the big selling point of these plans is that most plans include data-free sports streaming, and if you time it right, there might be special deals available, like discounts or bonus data.

Optus does have even more plans on offer, including prepaid (over both long and short expiry periods), in addition to a range of phone on a plan options. You can pick up the latest devices from the big players, including iPhone and Samsung phones, select your payment period (12, 24 or 36 months) and bundle with a postpaid plan. Many of the plans will include access to data-free sports streaming and other entertainment extras.

  • Impressive data inclusions at mid-range price points
  • Build-your-own plans provide the ultimate phone plan flexibility
  • Range of plans and devices to suit all needs
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Small Choice – Month to Month

  • Optus Network
  • Unlimited Standard National Talk & Text
  • No excess data charges in Australia. Speed will be capped at max 1.5Mbps

min. cost $45.00 over 1 month period

20GBMax Data**/billing period $45Advertised Cost^^/billing period Go To Site
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Medium Choice – Month to Month

  • Optus Network
  • Unlimited Standard National Talk & Text plus Unlimited International Talk & Text from Aus to 35 selected destinations
  • No excess data charges in Australia. Speed will be capped at max 1.5Mbps

min. cost $55 over 1 month period

80GBMax Data**/billing period $55Advertised Cost^^/billing period Go To Site
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Large Choice – Month to Month

  • Optus Network
  • Unlimited Standard National Talk & Text plus Unlimited International Talk & Text from Aus to 35 selected destinations
  • No excess data charges in Australia. Speed will be capped at max 1.5Mbps

min. cost $65 over 1 month period

200GBMax Data**/billing period $65Advertised Cost^^/billing period Go To Site
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Extra Large Choice – Month to Month

  • Optus Network
  • Unlimited Standard National Talk & Text plus Unlimited International Talk & Text from Aus to 35 selected destinations
  • No excess data charges in Australia. Speed will be capped at max 1.5Mbps

min. cost $85 over 1 month period

240GBMax Data**/billing period $85Advertised Cost^^/billing period Go To Site
View all mobile plans listed on Canstar Blue

Who offers the best value on the Optus network?

If you’re after the best mobile plans using the Optus network, there truly is a huge selection of great value offers to choose from. This article doesn’t include all of the plans available from all providers, so there are even more plans available for you to choose from.

When it comes to postpaid plans, it’s hard to beat Southern Phone, Moose Mobile, Vaya and Exetel at different price points and for different reasons. If prepaid is what you’re after, you’ll find great value with Amaysim’s top-level plans if you’re data hungry, while Catch Connect has a simplified selection of plans on different expiry periods.

But, if you’re after a new phone on a plan, Optus is hard to beat with its selection of premium smartphones from the big names. Optus has some of the best deals when it comes to decent value for what you pay for a mobile plan.

When it comes to choosing your phone plan, it really comes down to what you want for your money, and what your needs really are, along with whether you want prepaid or postpaid. If you’re not a big data user, you can easily go for one of the cheaper plans, but if data and extras is what you need, you’ll be looking at the pricier end of the spectrum. There’s also great value around on the mid-level plans, so it helps to shop around.

Optus, while generally more expensive, does have the widest range of plan types and some of the most generous inclusions around, so you’ll need to weigh up whether price or inclusions are what you’re after. However, if you want to explore more plan options across other mobile networks, Canstar Blue allow you compare mobile phone plans from over 30 other providers to help you find the right mobile phone plan for you.

Optus network phone plans summary

Telco Mobile Plan Included Data Monthly Cost Contract Term
Exetel Super Saver 4G 1GB $9.99 No contract
Catch Connect $15 30 Day Plan 18GB $15 No contract
SpinTel $19.95 L Plan 7GB $19.95 No contract
Vaya Unlimited M 18GB $24 No contract
Yomojo  10GB Plan 10GB $25.90 No contract
Circles.Life $28 SIM-only plan 20GB $28 No contract
Moose Mobile Moose 29 SIM Only (12M) 40GB $29 12 months
Southern Phone Medium 30GB $35 No contract
Dodo  36GB Plan 36GB $30 No contract
Coles Mobile Prepaid $40 for 35 Days 10GB $40 No contract
Amaysim Unlimited 80GB 80GB $50 No contract
Optus Medium $55 Choice Plan 80GB $55 No contract

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