The 12 month SIM-only plans are billed on a monthly basis and are available on Optus 4G network. Each plan has an upfront cost of $10 set up fee that is added to your monthly amount for the first month. Like their no-contract plans, you can automatically get a 1GB top up for $10 once you exceed your monthly data cap.
Let’s say you’re an international student who needs to connect with family over a call a couple of times a week and mostly use WiFi for Skype calls. For $35 per month, this plan is a minimalist yet practical option. Besides the unlimited calls and texts, you get 350 international calling minutes to 40 countries and 18GB data. Your first month will cost you an extra $10 for setting up your account, which means you’ll pay a minimum of $45 for the first month and $35 thereafter. This plan ticks all the boxes for a conservative user, who reserves their international calling minutes for the most important calls.
A more filled out plan compared to its ‘Basic’ counterpart, this plan gives you significantly more international calling minutes and a sizeable data allowance. At $45 per month, iPrimus’ Optimal plan allows for up to 1500 international calling minutes. That’s 25 hours of international talk time per month! Your first month will cost you $55 and then $45 thereafter. This plan would suit people who enjoy staying in touch with friends and family abroad via phone calls and don’t want to worry about their bill exploding over a few international calls per week.
The most loaded plan of lot, this plan gives you a chunky 40GB of data and allows for 3000 international call minutes per month to 40 countries. If you have family or business connections abroad, $55 per month is a pretty sweet deal. Again, you will be charged $65 for the first month and then $55 for the following months. Unless you genuinely spend a lot of time talking to connections abroad (long distance relationship, perhaps?), we imagine it would be quite the challenge to use up all that talk time!