Optus and Telstra have been locked in a fierce duel for the telco crown for years now, and while each offers its own perks, Optus is often a better prospect if you're after overall value on your brand new phone, especially with its frequent specials and promos.
The budget and mid-tier plans that Optus offers are seriously compelling, and if you're after big data, this provider has little in the way of competition. Other perks like Optus Sport and National Geographic subscriptions sweeten the deal, and if you stream music with Spotify, Google Play or iHeartRadio, it won't count towards your data cap.
After digging through the contracts that Optus has to offer, we've picked out three of the best plans to suit different needs. Whether you're after the most affordable budget option, the most well-balanced plan or simply one with massive amounts of data, we've got you covered.
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Editor's choice and best overall value
Optus' reduced price on the 200GB data plan makes for a great value plan for the Galaxy S10 Plus – unlimited international and roaming talk and text, 2GB roaming data, and all the Optus streaming bonuses we've come to love. PLUS, you'll score a free Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 to go along with your shiny new smartphone. Total cost over 24 months is $2,640
Best budget option
The lowest you'll be paying to get your hands on Apple's iPhone XR at this point is with a $79 per month plan with Optus, but don't worry – you won't be suffering. Until 20/6, Optus is offering 100GB of data on this budget plan, along with Optus Sport and National Geographic app subscriptions at no extra cost. This is comfortably the best iPhone XR deal we've seen to date. Total cost over 24 months is $1,896
Best premium plan
Netting you the larger storage capacity option for the iPhone XS Max (256GB) is one thing, but giving you another 200GB of data allowance to play with is something else. You'll also score a bonus pair of Beat Solo 3 wireless headphones, 4GB roaming data, unlimited international calls and text, and all the other Optus extras. Total cost over 24 months is $3,840
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