Optus Prepaid Phone Plans

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Optus is one of the biggest phone providers in Australia, and if you’re after a cheap prepaid recharge, the telco that says ‘Yes’ may be a viable option. Aside from being one of the few telcos to offer a ‘daily’ prepaid recharge, Optus also has a range of competitive, low-cost prepaid options to suit a wide variety of needs and customers. Compare the range in more detail below.

Optus Prepaid Plans & Recharges

  • Epic Data and Epic Value plans from $10
  • Daily Plus from $2
  • Long Expiry from $10
  • Prepaid phones from $39
  • Recharge options from 5 days to 365 days

Optus provides three main categories of prepaid plans, with the Epic data and Epic Value plans catering towards regular phone users, Daily Plus plans may appeal to those who like ultimate flexibility, and Long Expiry plans could be for those who need a low use or spare phone option. We’ll also explore what’s on offer with an Optus prepaid phone like the phone pictured.

Hit the appropriate link below to learn more about your preferred type of prepaid plan from Optus.

Optus Epic Data Prepaid Recharges

Brand Features Max Data**/billing period Advertised Cost^^/billing period
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Epic Data $10

  • 100 min of calls & unlimited SMS
  • 5GB data, plus 10GB to stream

min. cost $10 over 5 day billing period

5GBMax Data**/billing period $10Advertised Data^^/billing period
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Epic Data $20

  • 200 min of calls & unlimited SMS
  • 12GB data, plus 10GB to stream

min. cost $20 over 10 day billing period

12GBMax Data**/billing period $20Advertised Data^^/billing period
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Epic Data $30

  • Unlimited national calls & SMS
  • 10GB data, plus 10GB to stream
  • Bonus 10GB on first 3 recharges
  • $5 extra credit

min. cost $30 over 28 day billing period

10GBMax Data**/billing period $30Advertised Data^^/billing period
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Epic Data $40

  • Unlimited national calls & SMS
  • 20GB data, plus 10GB to stream
  • Bonus 10GB on first 3 recharges
  • $10 extra credit

min. cost $40 over 28 day billing period

20GBMax Data**/billing period $40Advertised Data^^/billing period
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Epic Data $50

  • Unlimited national calls & SMS
  • 30GB data, plus 10GB to stream
  • Bonus 10GB on first 3 recharges
  • $15 extra credit

min. cost $50 over 28 day billing period

30GBMax Data**/billing period $50Advertised Data^^/billing period
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Epic Data $60

  • Unlimited national calls & SMS
  • 40GB data, plus 10GB to stream
  • Bonus 10GB on first 3 recharges
  • $20 extra credit

min. cost $60 over 28 day billing period

40GBMax Data**/billing period $60Advertised Data^^/billing period
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Epic Data $70

  • Unlimited national calls & SMS
  • 45GB data, plus 10GB to stream
  • Bonus 10GB on first 3 recharges
  • $20 extra credit

min. cost $70 over 28 day billing period

45GBMax Data**/billing period $70Advertised Data^^/billing period
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Epic Data $80

  • Unlimited national calls & SMS
  • 50GB data, plus 10GB to stream
  • Bonus 10GB on first 3 recharges
  • $20 extra credit

min. cost $80 over 28 day billing period

50GBMax Data**/billing period $80Advertised Data^^/billing period
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Epic Data $100

  • Unlimited national calls & SMS
  • 60GB data, plus 10GB to stream
  • Bonus 10GB on first 3 recharges
  • $20 extra credit

min. cost $100 over 28 day billing period

60GBMax Data**/billing period $100Advertised Data^^/billing period
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All have unlimited calls & texts as standard. There are quite a few plans to choose from in this segment, and for most budgets. The cheapest plans features a 5-day expiry, making it suitable for a holiday or for a ‘stop gap’ solution. Other bonuses include:

  • 10GB of extra data for streaming Netflix, Stan and more.
  • Extra bonus credit for premium services like international calls and texts

For a regular phone user, these plans may be suitable and are offered as a solid alternative to the world of postpaid plans.

Optus Daily Plus Prepaid Recharges

Brand Features Max Data**/billing period Advertised Cost^^/billing period
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Daily Plus $10

  • Unlimited national calls & SMS
  • 500MB of data for $2 per day

min. cost $10 over 30 day billing period

500MBMax Data**/billing period $10Advertised Data^^/billing period
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Daily Plus $20

  • Unlimited national calls & SMS
  • 500MB of data for $2 per day

min. cost $20 over 30 day billing period

500MBMax Data**/billing period $20Advertised Data^^/billing period
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Daily Plus $30

  • Unlimited national calls & SMS
  • 500MB of data for $2 per day

min. cost $30 over 186 day billing period

500MBMax Data**/billing period $30Advertised Data^^/billing period
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Daily Plus $45

  • Unlimited national calls & SMS
  • 500MB of data for $2 per day

min. cost $45 over 186 day billing period

500MBMax Data**/billing period $45Advertised Data^^/billing period
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Daily Plus $60

  • Unlimited national calls & SMS
  • 500MB of data for $2 per day

min. cost $60 over 186 day billing period

500MBMax Data**/billing period $60Advertised Data^^/billing period
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Daily Plus $100

  • Unlimited national calls & SMS
  • 500MB of data for $2 per day

min. cost $100 over 186 day billing period

500MBMax Data**/billing period $100Advertised Data^^/billing period
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Opting for the ‘Daily Plus’ recharge means you pay $2 per day and receive 500MB data, plus unlimited calls and texts. Data is charged by the kilobyte. This ‘Daily Plus’ plan can be deducted from your ‘MyCredit’ recharge, which can cost $10, $20, $30, $45, $60 or $100 based on your choice.

  • The $10 and $20 plans are available on a 30-day expiry, while the rest last 186 days.

This means that over 30 days, you could receive up to 15GB for $60, which is about in-line with the rest of the Optus range.

Optus Long Expiry Prepaid Recharges

Brand Features Max Data**/billing period Advertised Cost^^/billing period
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Long Expiry $10

  • Data 7c per megabyte

min. cost $10 over 45 day billing period

N/AMax Data**/billing period $10Advertised Data^^/billing period
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Long Expiry $20

  • Data 7c per megabyte

min. cost $20 over 90 day billing period

N/AMax Data**/billing period $20Advertised Data^^/billing period
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Long Expiry $30

  • Data 7c per megabyte

min. cost $30 over 186 day billing period

N/AMax Data**/billing period $30Advertised Data^^/billing period
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Long Expiry $40

  • Data 7c per megabyte

min. cost $40 over 186 day billing period

N/AMax Data**/billing period $40Advertised Data^^/billing period
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Long Expiry $50

  • Data 7c per megabyte

min. cost $50 over 186 day billing period

N/AMax Data**/billing period $50Advertised Data^^/billing period
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Long Expiry $60

  • Data 7c per megabyte

min. cost $60 over 365 day billing period

N/AMax Data**/billing period $60Advertised Data^^/billing period
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Long Expiry $70

  • Data 7c per megabyte

min. cost $70 over 365 day billing period

N/AMax Data**/billing period $70Advertised Data^^/billing period
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Long Expiry $80

  • Data 7c per megabyte

min. cost $80 over 365 day billing period

N/AMax Data**/billing period $80Advertised Data^^/billing period
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Long Expiry $100

  • Data 7c per megabyte

min. cost $100 over 365 day billing period

N/AMax Data**/billing period $100Advertised Data^^/billing period
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For those who are after a plan for their spare phone or for those who like low-cost, low-maintenance and fuss-free phone plans, Optus long expiry recharges may be suitable. You simply load up the credit and use it at your leisure.

  • Calls are billed at 25c a minute
  • Texts are 25c each and includes MMS
  • Data is 7 cents per megabyte, and charged per kilobyte

These are relatively cheap rates, which mean your money could potentially go quite far. And with credit lasting up to a year, you can potentially ‘set and forget’ instead of having to worry about recharging every month or so.

Optus Prepaid Phones

  • iPhone 6s Plus from $799
  • Nokia 3310 from $79
  • Optus X Power from $129

Optus has quite a few prepaid phones on offer that can be purchased outright. Most are priced at under $150 and are only basic smartphones, but the iPhone 6s Plus is available for a fairly competitive price. Those looking for a prepaid plan and a new phone may find benefit in buying both at Optus.

Is an Optus prepaid plan worth recharging for?

Optus has a large suite of prepaid mobile plans, consisting of everyday plans, daily plans and long expiry options. This has ensured that the large telco stays at the top of the prepaid pile, competing particularly well against its main rival – Telstra.

  • Optus often includes things like data-free music streaming, TV streaming data, and Optus Sport even on modest plans.

However, customers will need to consider if there is a better offer or deal to be found elsewhere. Often smaller providers can offer more data for the money, and while they may lack in the ‘perks’ department, they often make up for it with a lower price. In any case, Optus is a very strong contender in the prepaid space, but shopping around may be the best way to find your new favourite prepaid plan.

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