Optus is now offering 40GB of data for just AU$35 – but there's a catch

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Need a new SIM plan? Optus has just come out with a competitive SIM-only deal that’ll set you up with 40GB of data for AU$35 a month – though there’s a slight catch.

The offer is only available to Flybuys members, and you’ll need to sign up for a 12- or 24-month contract.

If you’re comfortable committing to a contract, this is a much better deal than you’ll find with Optus’ standard SIM plans, which start at AU$39 a month and get you a measly 10GB of data.

Vodafone is offering a similar SIM-only plan that’ll set you up with 50GB of data for AU$35 a month, though the Optus deal is arguably better, as it gets you access to the well-established Optus 5G network.

On top of the excellent price and decent data cap included in this AU$35 plan, you’ll also get 10,000 Flybuys points when you sign up to a 12-month contract, which is a perk you don’t get on the telco’s standard Small 10GB plan.

If you feel like 40GB a month won’t cut it, Optus is also serving up 60GB for AU$45 a month for Flybuys members. A regular SIM plan with Optus would get you 60GB for AU$49 a month, so this deal is a little cheaper, and also comes with 15,000 Flybuys points.

You’ll have the option of signing up to a 12- or 24-month contract on both of these plans, so be aware that the total minimum cost over 12 months is AU$420, or a minimum of AU$840 if you choose a 24-month plan.

If you’re not already a Flybuys member, you can still score this deal. All you need to do is sign up for a free membership. Be sure to sign-up before this offer ends on March 31, 2021.

Jasmine Gearie
Ecommerce Editor

Jasmine Gearie is an Ecommerce Editor at TechRadar Australia, with a primary focus on helping readers cut through the jargon to find the best mobile and internet plans for their needs. She crunches the numbers to maintain dedicated guides to the latest phones, NBN and broadband plans of all types, and covers the important telco industry news. She also hunts down tech deals on laptops, phones, gaming consoles and more, so readers know where to buy the products they want for the cheapest prices.