Australian Optus Prepaid SIM
1) The ONLY Australian local SIM that can be activated prior to entering Australia. (using international credit card to verify your ID)
2) Local SIM for low cost and reliable Data & Calls in Australia.
3) Great plans for calls and data add-ons.
Name: Australian OPTUS Prepaid SIM
Price: $30 and $40 preloaded SIMs
Availability: In stock
1) Local SIM for low cost data & calls in Australia.
2) Great plans for calls and data add-ons.
3) Activate and add credit before leaving for your trip.
Avoid the hassle and buy an Australian OPTUS Prepaid SIM from dataGO today!
These OPTUS Starter Kits have $30 and $40 preloaded SIMs and can be activated onto either a:
- Phone plan (calls, SMS, and data), or
- Data only plan
The SIMs are easy to activate online overseas before you come (recommended), or after you land in Australia. You will need to enter your personal details, an address in Australia (hotel is fine), and verify your ID using a foreign credit card.
Check out the current plans direct on the OPTUS website here.
These are TRIO SIMs - they pop out to any size required
Make sure your device isn't locked.
Tracked airmail or courier express options available.
Express shipping is also available - shipping details here.
See activation summary in the next tab or see the full step-by-step activation process with screenshots here.
The SIM comes with $30 credit preloaded.
To get the best value, it is best to choose a plan.
$30 Prepaid Ultimate: gives Unlimited Aust calling and SMS. 3GB data and $5 worth of international calling credit.
There are also higher value plans (eg $40 Prepaid Ultimate Unlimited Aust and some international countries, plus 6GB data - we have a limited amount of these SIMs in stock, and depends on current OPTUS offer period), that offer a bigger size cap, and data amount included.
See more info here direct on OPTUS website (click up top 'Prepaid plans'):
The SIM arrived promptly in original packaging and the advice given before I bought has been very helpful. The only hiccup was that the Optus service will only activate out of Australia if you choose to buy a 10$ travel credit. There is no notification of this during registration, so you can’t get the activation codes by SMS. I had to complete the activation by using the customer service chat. Once Optus understood what the problem was, they were very helpful.
Fast delivery of agreed product. Would do it again
I am studying in Australia for a semester. I was able to set up my sim card and get my phone number before I left. Many of my other friends ran into so many problems at the airport trying to get a working sim card. I know some people who are switching there phone number every month, which is a nightmare. In addition, you paying almost the same as you would, if you were pay at the airport (including shipping). Also there is an Optus app that lets you renew your plan and check your data. In all honesty, it is better to have the sim card all planed and ready to go so you can switch it the moment you land. Also there is an Optus store right outside of customs in Sydney if you run into trouble.
So far so good, had some issues in receiving networks from Optus but after chatting with them, it worked, recommended.