First it was Vodafone, than a few months ago Telstra. Now Optus has also decided to ditch lock-in mobile phone service contracts and radically simplify it’s plan offerings to just a handful of choices.

Five New Optus postpaid plans including $39/10GB, $79/120GB and $119 Optus One “luxury” will be available on 25th November and offer these features:

  • Month to month
  • Build your own plan
  • 5G ready
  • Can buy your device: outright or over 12, 24, or 36 months

Interestingly Optus is targeting high-end mobile spenders who feel that Telstra’s recent new plans don’t offer them enough value and international data.

The new Optus One option $119/month will include:

  • Network priority
  • Dedicated customer service (like an account manager)
  • Premium perks yet to be detailed but will include Optus Sport

According to the SMH frequent international traveller Optus mobile customers will get to:

“Pick how much data they want including for roaming, and change this on a monthly basis”

What do you think of these new Optus plans? Let us know in the comments if you would be willing to switch to them.

Source: SMH.
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Chris
Chris
9 months ago

@berto telstras plan handsets are not locked to carrier.

Mathew
Mathew
9 months ago

More interesting is the 5G Broadband offering: $70/month for 50Mbps minimum speed with unlimited data makes it a more compelling option than the NBN.

Jamie
Jamie
9 months ago

I can’t think of a single reason why anyone should buy a phone from a carrier now. They have obviously lost the plot on what people want but I guess it’s all about profit for the shareholders at the end of the day.

G
G
9 months ago

The Telcos are obviously banking on people who are too lazy to look around for the best deal phone-wise now. The main reason you would sign onto a plan with a Telco (and therefore a locked phone) was the fact that it was cheaper than buying it direct off the manufacturer or a retailer. They failed with the leasing plans, and I dare say this will be a backwards step as well.

John
John
9 months ago

Not a fan of prioritising network traffic based on your spend. That is one slippery slope. It is definitely a significant move away from net neutrality.

TimM
TimM
Reply to  John
9 months ago

thats some elitist crap too to be honest.. you pay a smaller fee and it doesn’t just get you less data, you might have trouble getting to your information/email/photo/video/file to boot.

second tier internet for folks who can’t afford 100+ per month is dicey