New Optus Prepaid Plans Have Ridiculously Cheap Data

Optus has always tempted customers in with more data than its larger rival Telstra, and the new My Prepaid Ultimate plan is no different. With a double data promotion running until the start of May, as well as unlimited international calls to 10 different countries, this looks like the cheapest plan for data-hungry users that don’t want to sign up to a lengthy 12- or 24-month contract.

They’re not quite the bargain that Telstra’s $40/month 7GB plan was, but Optus’s new My Prepaid Ultimate lines are a little more flexible than a locked-in contract. For the three months between now and 1 May, the $30 and $40 My Prepaid Ultimate plans have double data — that’s 3GB (instead of 1.5GB) for $30 and 8GB (instead of 4GB) for $40. If you recharge $50 or more, you’ll just get a flat 3GB of data extra on top of your existing prepaid data allocation.

That data rolls over into your next prepaid billing month, too, up to a maximum of 15GB total. As long as you recharge before your plan expires, you’ll keep that extra data tranche rolling over every month — good for users that have heavy usage one month and quiet times the next. As part of the offer, the Prepaid Ultimate plans of $40 or higher recharges also get unlimited standard international calls to 10 countries including USA, UK, China and India. [Optus]

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