In the latest announcement regarding Virgin Mobile, Optus promised specially tailored plans for Virgin customers who switched over to Optus. Here's what some of these plans are and how they compare to what Optus customers are getting.
this story has been updated to include the iPhone 8, iPhone 8+ and Samsung Galaxy S9 plans
At the present time, special plans are being offered to customers looking to bundle their plan with an iPhone X, iPhone 8, iPhone 8+, iPhone 7, 7+, iPhone 6s and 6s+, iPhone 6, Samsung Galaxy S9, Samsung Galaxy S9+, Samsung Galaxy S8, Samsung S8+, Samsung Galaxy A8, Samsung Note8, Oppo R11s, HTC U11, Huawei Mate 10 Pro, Huawei P10, Huawei Mate 9 and the Sony XZ Premium.
There are also SIM only plans available.
Optus are clearly trying to entice Virgin customers over, because most plans have better prices or more data for less compared to what is being offered to customers going direct to Optus.
Here are some examples of what's on offer. Apologies for the quality of some of the screenshots.
This is what the 64GB iPhone X plans look like:
Each of these plans go up by $10 for the 256GB version.
Here's what similar 64GB plans over at the Optus website look like:
And here is what Virgin customers will be offered for a 64GB Samsung Galaxy S9+ plan:
Again, 256GB plans go up by $10 a month.
And these are the similar 64GB S9+ plans from the Optus website:
This is what the Samsung Galaxy S9 plans look like:
And these are the similar 64GB Samsung Galaxy S9 plans from the Optus website:
This is what the iPhone 8 plans look like:
And these are the similar 64GB iPhone 8 plans from the Optus website:
This is what the iPhone 8+ plans look like:
And these are the similar 64GB iPhone 8+ plans from the Optus website:
Sim Only Plans
When it comes to SIM only plans, these are what customers switching from Virgin can get on a 12-month plan:
And these are the similar plans when you go direct to Optus:
While they added value of these plans vary, they could be enough to entice Virgin customers to go over to Optus. Some definitely offer better deals than what Optus customers are currently getting on similar plans.
After announcing plans last week to phase out Virgin Mobile Australia, Optus have now revealed more details on how this is going to play out for staff and customers.