Optus iPhone Plans & Prices

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Optus is one of the biggest telcos in Australia, and therefore has one of the most comprehensive ranges of iPhone plans in Australia. Plans for the latest iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max start at over $100 a month, but there’s a lot of content beneath these digits. Expect extras like included Optus Sport, data bonuses and unlimited national calls and texts. However, how much are you willing to pay to get the latest tech? Find out as we compare Optus iPhone plans.

Optus Plans for iPhone

Whether you’re choosing the latest iPhone model or one of the older devices, you’ll have a selection of phone plans to bundle with your new phone. Plans start at $45 with 4GB of data and go up to $125 with 200GB of data per month, plus international call and roaming extras. These plan prices don’t include the monthly handset costs, as the payment of your handset depends on the model and storage size. Read on for more information about plans and prices for the various iPhone models that are available from Optus.

Optus iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro & iPhone 11 Pro Max plans

Want to pick up the iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Max on a plan from Optus? Optus hasn’t yet released its iPhone 11 series phone plans, however you can expect that the iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max will be available from the telco on its range of postpaid phone plans over 24 months. These plan prices start at $45 and going up to $125 per month, but these prices are excluding your device repayments which will be an additional monthly cost to your phone plan.

iPhone 11 in six different colours
Source: Apple

The iPhone 11 series will be available to pre-order from 10pm AEST 13 September, 2019. The iPhone 11 series will be released on 20 September, 2019. Here is what you can expect to pay outright for the iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max:

iPhone 11 price and storage sizes:

  • 64GB: $1,199 AUD
  • 128GB: $1,279 AUD
  • 256GB: $1,449 AUD

iPhone 11 Pro price and storage sizes:

  • 64GB: $1,749 AUD
  • 256GB: $1,999 AUD
  • 512GB: $2,349 AUD

iPhone 11 Pro Max price and storage sizes:

  • 64GB: $1,899 AUD
  • 256GB: $2,149 AUD
  • 512GB: $2,499 AUD

iPhone 11, 11 Pro, and 11 Pro Max: features at a glance

iPhone 11 iPhone 11 Pro iPhone 11 Pro Max
Price From $1,199 From $1,749 From $1,899
Screen size 6.1-inch Liquid Retina HD display 5.8-inch Super Retina XDR display 6.5-inch Super Retina XDR display
Battery QI wireless charging, one hour longer life than iPhone XR QI wireless charging, 4 hours longer life than iPhone Xs QI wireless charging, 5 hours longer life than iPhone Xs Max
Chipset A13 Bionic Chip with third-generation Neural Engine A13 Bionic Chip with third-generation Neural Engine A13 Bionic Chip with third-generation Neural Engine
Storage 64GB, 128GB, 256GB 64GB, 256GB, 512GB 64GB, 256GB, 512GB
Rear camera Dual 12-megapixel wide angle and ultra wide cameras with 2x zoom, Night Mode and 4K video Triple 12-megapixel wide angle, ultra wide and telephoto cameras with 4x zoom, Night Mode and 4K video Triple 12-megapixel wide angle, ultra wide and telephoto cameras with 4x zoom, Night Mode and 4K video
Front camera 12-megapixel TrueDepth camera with Portrait Mode and 4K video 12-megapixel TrueDepth camera with Portrait Mode and 4K video 12-megapixel TrueDepth camera with Portrait Mode and 4K video
Operating system iOS 13 iOS 13 iOS 13
Colours Black, White, Purple, Yellow, Green, (PRODUCT) Red Gold, Space Grey, Silver, Midnight Green Gold, Space Grey, Silver, Midnight Green

Optus iPhone XS Plans

The iPhone XS was undoubtedly one of the biggest phone releases in 2018. While this device is one of the most expensive phones on the market, opting for a phone plan with Optus could be a more affordable option for buying this device. The following table lists all published Optus 64GB iPhone XS plans from Canstar Blue’s database, listed in order of cost, from the lowest to highest. Use our comparison tool to see a wider range of plans from other providers.

If you want more storage, prices for the 256GB device start at $120 per month, which includes the $45 plan price, going up to $155 per month for the $125 plan bundled with the device. The 512GB phone will set you back even more, starting at $130 including the $45 plan and up to $165 for the phone with the $125 plan.

The iPhone XS doesn’t come cheap, but if you’re looking for a long-lasting premium smartphone it could be worth the investment. Optus is now the only one of the three major telcos to offer the newest iPhones on two-year contract plans. Optus throws in a bunch of extra goodies on its postpaid plans, including data-free sport and international extras — more info on Optus’ iPhone XS plans is available here.

Optus iPhone XS Max Plans

Want a bigger screen? The iPhone XS Max is the bigger version of the XS and comes with the bigger price tag to match. You’ll have the same plans to choose from but your monthly payments will be a bit more than what you’ll pay for the XS.

The XS Max also comes in 256GB and 512GB storage sizes. Prices for the 256GB model start at $130 per month bundled with the $45 plan and go up to $164 per month on the $125 plan. For the 512GB phone, you’ll be paying $143 for the phone on the $45 plan, and if you want the premium phone on the premium $125 plan, it will set you back $174 per month.

Plans for the XS Max include data of 4GB per month and up to 200GB, plus streaming extras and overseas calling and roaming. More info on Optus’ iPhone XS Max deals can be found here.

Optus iPhone XR Plans

If the prices for the iPhone XS and XS Max are a bit steep for you, the iPhone XR is still a premium phone but at a slightly more affordable price when you bundle with an Optus plan.

Whether you choose the 64GB or 128GB phone will determine your monthly handset repayment in addition to your plan choice. The 128GB model starts at $100 when bundled with the $45 plan, going up to $132 with the $125 plan.

Plans include all the extras you’ll find on Optus’ iPhone XS options, including bonus data, sports and entertainment streaming and international features.

A quick comparison of the iPhone XR, iPhone Xs, and iPhone Xs Max

iPhone XR iPhone Xs iPhone Xs Max
Price From $1,229 From $1,629 From $1,799
Screen size 6.1-inch Liquid Retina HD display 5.8-inch Super Retina HD display 6.5-inch Super Retina HD display
Battery QI wireless charging with up to 25 hours talk time QI wireless charging with up to 20 hours talk time QI wireless charging with up to 25 hours talk time
Chipset A12 Bionic Chip and next-generation Neural Engine A12 Bionic Chip and next-generation Neural Engine A12 Bionic Chip and next-generation Neural Engine
Storage 64GB, 128GB, 256GB 64GB, 256GB, 512GB 64GB, 256GB, 512GB
Rear camera 12-megapixel camera with dual optical image stabilisation and 4K video 12-megapixel wide angle and telephoto cameras with dual optical image stabilisation and 4K video 12-megapixel wide angle and telephoto cameras with dual optical image stabilisation and 4K video
Front camera 7-megapixel TrueDepth camera with Portrait Mode and 1080p video 7-megapixel TrueDepth camera with Portrait Mode and 1080p video 7-megapixel TrueDepth camera with Portrait Mode and 1080p video
Operating system iOS 12 iOS 12 iOS 12
Colours Black, Blue, White, Coral, Yellow, (PRODUCT) Red Gold, Space Grey, Silver Gold, Space Grey, Silver

Optus iPhone

Optus iPhone X Plans

The iPhone X is no longer available from Optus. If you wish to purchase this device, you will need to buy it outright from retailers that may still have stock or second hand, and pair with a SIM-only plan.

Optus iPhone 8 and 8 Plus Plans

  • 64GB iPhone 8 plans start at $85 a month ($45 plan + $40 phone payment)
  • 64GB iPhone 8 Plus plans start from $90 a month ($45 plan + $45 phone payment)
  • Data allowances from 4GB to 200GB.

If you choose the $125 plan for either phone, you won’t have pay any handset repayments. As these are older iPhone devices, there are limited stocks and only 64GB models available from Optus.

Optus iPhone 7 and 7 Plus Plans

  • 32GB model from $49 a month ($45 plan + $4 phone payment)
  • Data allowances from 4GB to 200GB.

As these devices are a few years old, its a harder model to come by, and Optus no longer has the 7 Plus available. If you’re dedicated to this iPhone 7 Plus on an Optus plan, you’ll need to buy the device outright from a retailer (or secondhand), and bundle with a SIM-only plan.

Prices with the 32GB iPhone 7 start at $49 per month with a $45 plan — that’s only $4 in phone repayments over 24 months. The $65 plan and upwards don’t charge additional handset costs as this device is a much older model now.

Should I get an Optus iPhone plan?

Optus is one of the premier providers of iPhone plans in Australia – and its base prices are some of the cheapest in the country as well. You can pick up the iPhone XS for just over $100, but the higher plan cost (and internal device storage), the more you’ll be paying.

However, for the price you pay, Optus throws in quite a lot, such as Optus Sport, unlimited international calls & texts and other goodies from time to time. Against its main rival Telstra, Optus often works out slightly cheaper for an equivalent plan.

Optus pretty much has it all – from data to streaming, to generous international calls & texts. For a competitive iPhone phone plan, Optus is well worth a look into.

Optus iPhone Plans – in summary

Plan Price Inclusions
$45 My Plan Plus $45 Unlimited standard national calls and texts, 4GB data
$65 My Plan Plus $65 Unlimited standard national calls and texts, 60GB data
$85 My Plan Plus $85 Unlimited standard national calls and texts, 80GB data
$105 My Plan Plus $105 Unlimited standard national calls and texts, 200GB data
$125 My Plan Plus $125 Unlimited standard national calls and texts, 200GB data

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