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]