+ Tuesday July 16th, 2019

Just the other day we reported Telstra’s latest stunner of a deal, 60GB for $49 per month. As we know, Optus has fired back with its own killer deal. Until June 30, you can jump on an Optus 12-month SIM plan with 100GB to burn for just $45 per month.

As is standard with Optus SIM plans, it’ll also get you unlimited standard calls and text and a handful of entertainment bonuses, like $0 subscriptions to Optus Sport and National Geographic and unmetered music streaming on Google Play, iHeartRADIO and Spotify.

Optus also includes international extras on its upper-tier SIM offerings and this particular deal will get unlimited standard international calls and text to 35 selected countries and 4GB of roaming data to use in Zone 1 countries.

100GB is more than most need on their smartphone but the Optus alternative is $40 per month for 50GB, so double the data for an extra $5 per month feels like a no-brainer.

There’s no clear winner in this battle of big data SIM only plans; we’ve always paid a premium for Telstra’s market-leading coverage and $49 for 60GB is a generous admission fee. But if you rely primarily on your mobile data and live in an area with sufficient Optus coverage, 100GB for $45 per month is hard to pass up.

Here’s a look at how these plans compare:

Brodie Fogg   Associate Editor, Reviews Australia

Brodie Fogg

Brodie Fogg is an Associate Editor at Reviews Australia.

Brodie has over four years' experience writing about consumer tech, streaming, television, telecommunications and videogames.

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