Western Australian readers, especially those who live or work near the Perth CBD might be interested in an Optus mobile deal which halves the cost of $45/$55 Optus 5G mobile plans for 12 months if you port your number in.

I have confirmed with Optus that the deal is available until Feb 28th and customers of Optus MVNO’s are considered valid port-ins (eg Amaysim and Gomo). Only Optus Branded Prepaid customers are excluded from this offer as they’re not considered a port-in.

Basically you choose either a new phone and pair it with one of the eligible Optus SIM plans and pay it off over 12, 24, or 36 months while you remain on your plan or a SIM only plan (BYO phone) if you’ve already got a phone.

Optus 5G network access across Australia is included, BYO phone plans are month to month with no lock-in and Optus Sport is included ($14.99/month value).

Once you reach your shared data allowance and once you finish your data quota for the month you can continue to use data at speeds of up to 1.5Mbps.

At 1.5Mbps you can continue general internet browsing and music streaming, but some activities like video streaming may see increased buffering and loading times. Usage while slowed is unmetered. For use in Australia only. Fair Go Policy applies.

Both plans include unlimited talk and text in Australia while the $55 plan discounted to $27.50 includes unlimited Talk and Text to 35 Countries.