Optus Pre-Paid SIM Card
- Optus Pre-paid SIM card in all sizes: Full Size, Micro, and Nano
- Choose your own Optus Pre-Paid Plan
- Can be activated prior to arriving in Australia
Optus is one of Australia’s leading mobile networks. It now offers even faster speeds on the new 4G Plus network. If you have a supported device such as iPhone 6 or above, you can take advantage of these very fast speeds.
Step 1: Check Compatibility and Coverage
To check whether your phone or device is compatible with the Optus network, please visit FrequencyCheck.
View the Optus Coverage Map to check whether there is coverage in the areas you’ll be visiting.
Please contact your current carrier to confirm whether your device is locked to their network. You may need to request that they unlock your device before you can connect to the Optus network.
Step 2: Purchase an Optus Pre-Paid SIM card
Once you have decided whether this SIM card is right for you, order it and wait for it to arrive!
You can expect the SIM card to arrive within 1 to 3 weeks, however we recommend ordering at least 1 month in advance of your trip to ensure that it arrives in time.
Step 3: Put the SIM card in your device
This Starter Kit contains a single multi-fit SIM card in all sizes: Full Size, Micro, and Nano. Just select which size you need and pop the SIM card out of the frame, using the instructions provided in the Starter Kit.
Step 4: Activate the SIM Card
You can activate the SIM card either before or after you arrive in Australia, using the instructions provided in the Starter Kit. You will be given a variety of different plans to choose from. Visit the Optus Pre-Paid plan site for more details. Note that the Data-only plans are not available with this type of SIM card.
One form of ID will be required to activate the SIM card. If you are activating it prior to entering Australia, you will need to provide credit card details as proof of ID. If you are activating it after entering Australia, you can provide either a credit card, International Passport, Australian Passport, Australian Driver’s License, or Green Medicare Card.
Note that Optus advises that activation can take between 15 minutes to 4 hours.
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