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The Best Business VoIP Plans
As the internet permeates all areas of business life, voice communication is one sphere that is poised for complete transformation. The telephone enjoyed a long run of dominance in voice communication for business since its invention in 1878. Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP), a technology invented in 1973, is now coming of age. Its continued adoption could shrink telephone usage in business in the years ahead.
There are several reasons you want to use VoIP technology in your business. The first is cost. VoIP is transmitted over the internet, eliminating the need for a separate telephone contract. Particularly for long distance or international business calls, VoIP could save your business money in the long run.
A second advantage is the ability to easily scale connections. Unlike with the phone system, you don’t need to build new infrastructure when you want to connect more users to VoIP. Existing internet infrastructure will suffice. Below we take a look at some of the best VoIP plans for business use.
Ring Central’s VoIP plan is among the leaders for businesses both small and big. Starting at just $19.99 a month, the company’s service offering packages multiple services at a single price. Services included in the package include:
- Virtual numbers
- Instant messaging
- Call recording
In a mobile world, Ring Central has made sure that its plans work with typical mobile devices, making it possible to do business on the go.
Vonage is a New-Jersey based provider of VoIP and other cloud telecommunication services. The company stands out for the affordability and reliability of its service for businesses. Vonage’s VoIP plans begin at $14.99 per user per month. There are multiple tiers of service, including Mobile, Premium, and Advanced. This allows you to pick the features you need and lower your bill by avoiding features your business will hardly use. Vonage adds to the flexibility of the experience by not requiring contracts.
Recognizing that business VoIP users are busy with other aspects of their business, Nextiva has set out to make VoIP as easy to use as possible.
This means that setup can be completed quickly, with no need for specialist knowledge. Service plans begin at between $19 and $25 per user per month.
Nextiva also provides a beginner friendly guide to cloud phone systems that will help you understand all your options even better.
For enterprise users who value having a complete set of features, Jive is a suitable VoIP solution. It has all the basics covered, including:
- Call routing
- Toll-free numbers
- Auto attendants
- Voicemail to email
- Video conferencing
With call analytics integrated into its package, Jive will allow you to understand your organization’s phone communication performance. If you are running call centers for customers, for example, you can see how well your are attending to customer calls and spot potential improvements.
Ooma’s business package offers affordable VoIP service with features that rival or eclipse those of more expensive competitors.
Starting at between $15 and $25 per user per month, you can get a business VoIP solution that provides unlimited US calling, conferencing, mobile phone support, and more. The feature pack allows even smaller businesses to look and sound bigger, all at predictable prices.
You can port your existing number to Ooma for free, and there is no need for long-term contracts.
With an uptime guarantee of 99.999%, Intermedia’s VoIP plan will suit businesses that want the best reliability. Service plans begin at around $25 to $30 per user per month. Features like conferencing, video calling, and file syncing enhance the capabilities of its deployments.
While Intermedia enjoys a strong reputation for enterprise level features, smaller businesses will appreciate its mobile phone support. Intermedia stands out for the quality of its customer service.
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Best Optus mobile plans (March 2023)
We give our independent recommendations on the best phone plans across the network
1. Best Telstra mobile plans 2. Best Vodafone mobile plans
Let’s first address the big issue clouding Optus – the Optus data breach . You might be feeling wary about signing up to (or keeping) an Optus mobile plan, and that’s completely understandable. We've detailed the Optus alternatives in a dedicated guide if you want to weigh up your options.
Now’s a crucial time for Optus, and the telco will be keen to hold onto its customers during this turbulent period. Whether you’re a current Optus customer or you’re looking to join, we’d suggest getting in touch with Optus’ customer support, as you might be able to win yourself a discounted plan – we’ve spoken to customers who have received a 15% discount on their plan for staying.
We’ll be laying out the best plans to suit different needs right here, so no matter what you need, we’ve got you covered. Click the links below to skip ahead to our plan recommendations:
Jump to: • Best SIM-only option – AU$49p/m for Optus Small plan • Best overall phone + plan combos – AU$107.29p/m for iPhone 14 | AU$101.02p/m for Samsung Galaxy S22 • Best cheap phone + plan combos – AU$78.94p/m for iPhone SE | AU$80.20p/m for Google Pixel 6a • Best premium phone + plan combos – AU$121.87p/m for iPhone 14 Pro | AU$126.04p/m for Samsung S22 Ultra
Noteworthy Optus deals
We’re running through our picks for the best Optus phone plans below, but before we get to that, the telco has a few sweet deals you should know about:
- Save AU$600 on the Samsung Galaxy S20 FE when you stay connected to Optus over 24 or 36 months (opens in new tab)
Best Optus mobile plans: our picks
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Optus Small plan | 30GB data | AU$49p/m (opens in new tab)
If you already have a phone, and you’re not keen on starting up a new phone contract, then a SIM-only plan is a great alternative. The Small plan from Optus still comes with all the perks of a contract, including 30GB of data, unlimited talk and text to standard numbers in Australia and 5G network access. When you hit your data cap, you can still browse without facing any excess data charges, your speed will just slow to 1.5Mbps instead. You can also cancel anytime without facing a fee.
Total minimum cost is AU$49
Best overall phone + plan combos
Best overall iPhone + plan combo: our pick
iPhone 14 (128GB) | 30GB data | 24 months | AU$107.29p/m (opens in new tab)
We should note that Vodafone’s iPhone 14 plans are cheaper, but if you want to go with Optus, we’d recommend the AU$49 Small plan (opens in new tab) . It’ll set you up with 30GB of data, and access to Optus’ 5G network is included as standard. All told, you’ll pay AU$107.29 a month for this Apple flagship with Optus.
Total cost over 24 months is AU$2,574.96
Best overall Android + plan combo: our pick
Samsung Galaxy S22 (128GB) | 30GB data | 24 months | AU$101.02p/m (opens in new tab)
The Samsung Galaxy S22 gives you lots of power at a reasonable price, and if you sign up with Optus, we think the AU$49 Small plan (opens in new tab) will suit most users. It comes with 30GB of data and 5G access, which is nice to have, particularly with a telco that’s continuing to roll out its 5G network. With phone repayments thrown in, your monthly bill will be AU$101.02. Keep in mind that Samsung is expected to unveil the Galaxy S23 in February, so hold off if you want the latest.
Total cost over 24 months is AU$2,424.48
Best cheap phone + plan combos
Best cheap iPhone + plan combo: our pick
iPhone SE 2022 (64GB) | 30GB data | 24 months | AU$78.94p/m (opens in new tab)
If you’re keen on Apple’s most affordable handset, we recommend pairing it with Optus’ cheapest plan, the AU$49 Small plan (opens in new tab) on a 24-month contract. It gets you 30GB of data each month, and if you keep your phone connected to Wi-Fi networks throughout the day, we think that’s enough data for most people. It’ll set you back AU$78.94 each billing.
Total cost over 24 months is AU$1,894.56
Best cheap Android phone + plan combo: our pick
Google Pixel 6a (128GB) | 30GB data | 24 months | AU$80.20p/m (opens in new tab)
The Google Pixel 6a is a good choice if you want an affordable phone with clever photo-taking abilities. The Pixel 6a will set you back AU$749, and if you want a cheap plan from Optus to go with it, we suggest pairing it with the AU$49 Small plan (opens in new tab) . That’ll get you 30GB of data each month, and on a 24-month contract, you’ll pay AU$80.20 each billing.
Total cost over 24 months is AU$1,924.80
Best premium phone + plan combos
Best premium iPhone + plan combo: our pick
iPhone 14 Pro (128GB) | 30GB data | 24 months | AU$121.87p/m (opens in new tab)
The iPhone 14 Pro (opens in new tab) and the iPhone 14 Pro Max (opens in new tab) are Apple’s most premium devices, and the one you choose will mostly come down to size and price. We’re going with the 14 Pro here, and pairing it with Optus’ AU$49 Small plan (opens in new tab) on a 24-month contract. That’ll set you up with 30GB of data, unlimited talk and text to standard numbers and access to an expanding 5G network.
Total cost over 24 months is AU$2,924.88
Best premium Android + plan combo: our pick
Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra (128GB) | 30GB data | 24 months | AU$126.04p/m (opens in new tab)
Samsung is expected to release the new Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra in February, so consider holding out if you want the best of the best. If you’re fine with the S22 Ultra, and you want it from Optus (hint: it’s cheaper at Vodafone ) then we’d pair it with the provider’s AU$49 Small plan (opens in new tab) to set yourself up with 30GB of data a month.
Total cost over 24 months is AU$3,024.96
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Terms and conditions
Eligible tertiary students on an eligible SIM plan. Reverts to standard price and inclusions after 12 months. Forfeited if you move to ineligible plan or cancel. T&Cs apply. Available until withdrawn.
Plan fee $69/month for the first 12 months then increases from month 13 to $89/month or as otherwise notified. Excludes Tech Fund & Fleet. Max 6 per account. N/A with other offers, unless specified. Forfeited if you cancel or recontract.
Ends 30/04/23. Optus Upgrade and Protect subscriptions normally $15/month and only included for devices purchased before 30/04/23. Redemption fees may apply. N/A for outright purchase. N/A with other offers, unless specified. Forfeited if you cancel or recontract.
Min cost. $930.88. Eligible customers who take up a selected Optus plan and purchase an eligible device on a 24 or 36 month repayment plan. Discount forfeited if you cancel early, recontract or change to an ineligible plan. T&Cs apply.
Reverts to standard price after 12 months. New services in select postcodes only. N/A with other offers unless specified. T&Cs apply
RRP $378.72. 128GB model. Min cost. $418.20. Eligible customers who take up a selected Optus plan and purchase an eligible device on a 24 or 36 month repayment plan. Discount forfeited if you cancel early, recontract or change to an ineligible plan. T&Cs apply.
$0 Watch offer Ends 02/04/2023. Eligible customers who purchase an eligible Samsung handset (S23, S23 Plus, S23 Ultra) and watch on a 24 or 36 months repayment plan and take up an eligible Optus SIM plan and $10/mth Watch plan. Watch discount forfeited if you cancel your Watch plan. T&Cs and redemption criteria apply.
RRP $1398.96. 256GB model. Min cost. $1434.06. Eligible customers who take up a selected Optus plan and purchase an eligible device on a 24 or 36 month repayment plan. Discount forfeited if you cancel early, recontract or change to an ineligible plan. T&Cs apply.
RRP $2498.40. 256GB model. Min cost. $2530.74. Eligible customers who take up a selected Optus plan and purchase an eligible device on a 24 or 36 month repayment plan. Discount forfeited if you cancel early, recontract or change to an ineligible plan. T&Cs apply.
RRP $1,648.80. 256GB model. Min cost. $1686.68. Eligible customers who take up a selected Optus plan and purchase an eligible device on a 24 or 36 month repayment plan. Discount forfeited if you cancel early, recontract or change to an ineligible plan. T&Cs apply.
RRP $948.96. 128GB model. Min cost. $986.84. Eligible customers who take up a selected Optus plan and purchase an eligible device on a 24 or 36 month repayment plan. Discount forfeited if you cancel early, recontract or change to an ineligible plan. T&Cs apply.
RRP $1298.88. 128GB model. Min cost. $1338.16. Eligible customers who take up a selected Optus plan and purchase an eligible device on a 24 or 36 month repayment plan. Discount forfeited if you cancel early, recontract or change to an ineligible plan. T&Cs apply.
RRP $998.64. 128GB model. Min cost. $1039.30. Eligible customers who take up a selected Optus plan and purchase an eligible device on a 24 or 36 month repayment plan. Discount forfeited if you cancel early, recontract or change to an ineligible plan. T&Cs apply.
RRP $748.80. 128GB model. Eligible customers who take up a selected Optus plan and purchase an eligible device on a 24 or 36 month repayment plan. Discount forfeited if you cancel early, recontract or change to an ineligible plan. T&Cs apply.
RRP $248.40. 64GB model. Min cost. $291.50. Eligible customers who take up a selected Optus plan and purchase an eligible device on a 24 or 36 month repayment plan. Discount forfeited if you cancel early, recontract or change to an ineligible plan. T&Cs apply.
Offer available on the Optus Accessories site and from participating Optus stores, subject to stock availability. Not available with any other offer, unless expressly specified.
$0 Watch offer
Ends 02/04/2023. Eligible customers who purchase an eligible Samsung handset (S23, S23 Plus, S23 Ultra) and watch on a 24 or 36 months repayment plan and take up an eligible Optus SIM plan and $10/mth Watch plan. Watch discount forfeited if you cancel your Watch plan. T&Cs and redemption criteria apply.
Terms & Conditions
128GB model. Min. Cost $2,018.72, includes one month of the $20/mth Data Plan. T&Cs apply.
Double data available for 12 months, reverts to standard in market data inclusion thereafter. N/A with other offers, unless specified. Ends 23/4/23.
Accessories sold separately. Colour availability may vary. T&Cs apply.
Double data available for 12 months, reverts to standard in market data inclusion thereafter. N/A with other offers, unless specified. Ends 23/4/23.
Min. Cost $454.88, includes one month of the $20/mth Data Plan. T&Cs apply.
64GB model. Min. Cost $1,268.48, includes one month of the $20/mth Data Plan. T&Cs apply.
Bands sold separately and not all bands available at Optus. Apple Watch Ultra requires an iPhone 8 or later with iOS 16 or later. T&Cs apply.
Bands sold separately and not all bands available at Optus. Apple Watch Series 8 requires an iPhone 8 or later with iOS 16 or later. T&Cs apply.
Bands sold separately and not all bands available at Optus. Apple Watch SE requires an iPhone 8 or later with iOS 16 or later. T&Cs apply.
Ends 31/03/23. Eligible customers who purchase an eligible Samsung handset (S23, S23 Plus, S23 Ultra) and watch on a 24 or 36 months repayment plan and take up an eligible Optus SIM plan and $10/mth Watch plan. Watch discount forfeited if you cancel your Watch plan. T&Cs and redemption criteria apply.
Terms & Conditions Double data available for 12 months, reverts to standard in market data inclusion thereafter. N/A with other offers, unless specified. Ends 23/4/23.
Available to eligible customers. See page for details.
40mm variant. Discount forfeited if you cancel your Watch plan. T&Cs and redemption criteria apply.
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Business NBN plans compared
Most NBN providers have two tabs on their homepage, NBN residential plans and NBN business plans . Business plans tend to have a bit of a premium on them - you’ve got to spend money to make money right? - but what else differentiates them from your run of the mill NBN connection?
In this guide, we’ll compare NBN business plan speeds, perks, prices and extras so that you can find the best option for your team.
Business NBN providers
- Best NBN speeds for businesses
- TPG Business NBN
- Telstra Business NBN
- Optus Business NBN
- iiNet Business NBN
- Aussie Broadband Business NBN
Keep in mind that not every provider has specific business plans, but if you can prove that the connection is being used for your small business then you can still claim the expense at tax time. We’re not accountants though so check with the ATO and your financial expert.
NBN speeds your small business will need
What NBN speed you need for your business depends on a couple of factors;
- How you use the internet for your business
- How many people use the connection at once
If your business is one or two people, and the majority of your internet-based work consists of sending emails then you won’t have the same needs as say, five people running a website.
Where residential and business NBN really differ however is with upload needs. Most households aren’t cloud-based, with a collection of users uploading to said cloud at any given point. Higher upload capacity means more people are able to send large files faster, at the same time making for a more efficient workflow. It’s not the only contributing factor, but something to take note of while choosing your business NBN plan.
Read more about upload speeds in our guide here.
Below are our recommendations for what NBN speed will best suit your business.
NBN and Eftpos terminals
Some Eftpos and payment terminals operate off 3G and 4G mobile networks while others will need to be connected via your internet connection. Traditional Eftpos terminals connect via mobile networks, so if you’re using these you won’t need to worry about factoring them into your NBN needs.
More modern payment tablets like square terminals do use your WiFi or Ethernet connection so will take up a small amount of bandwidth on your NBN connection.
Moderate internet needs: 1-3 people
Heavy internet needs: 1 person
NBN 50 plans are usually a good option for families when it comes to leisurely internet activities, but business needs are a tad different.
On an NBN 50 plan, you’ll get a maximum download speed of 50Mbps and uploads of 20Mbps. Download wise 50Mbps should be ample for around three people but 20Mbps upload speeds can make any cloud-based service a pain to use. If three people, for example, are shooting off emails with large attachments you’ll see a marked difference, if even two are working off a cloud system like Dropbox or video conferencing on Zoom the connection will deteriorate quickly.
It’s definitely workable if you want to cut back on expenses or if you’re a sole trader, but for most businesses, it’s worth the extra money to upgrade to an NBN 100 option instead.
Here are some of the fastest NBN 50 plans available for both residential and business plans.
NBN 50 Business Plans
Nbn 50 residential plans.
Moderate internet needs: 3-5 people
Heavy internet needs: 1-3 people
In many cases, an NBN 100 plan will be ample for around four to five people using the internet moderately, but we recommend being cautious about 100/20 plans.
More and more NBN 100 plans are being offered as 100/20 plans which halves your upload speeds from the typical 40Mbps to 20Mbps. This means that when you’re uploading or sending things using your connection you only have half the usual speed to work with.
For many businesses, an upload speed of 20Mbps - which is the same allocation as an NBN 50 plan - might be quite enough. Especially for those regularly relying on video conferencing or who regularly make use of tools like Google Drive and Dropbox for large files.
Here are some of the fastest NBN 100 plans available for both residential and business plans.
NBN 100 Business Plans
Nbn 100 residential plans.
Moderate internet needs: 5-7 people
Heavy internet needs: 3-7 people
One of the newer speed tiers the NBN 250 plan boasting super-fast download speeds of up to 250Mbps. This is best suited for your larger small businesses of five to ten people for moderate internet usage and up to around seven people for intense web-based activity.
For the most part, the upload speeds on an NBN 250 plan are the same as an NBN 100 plan, but some providers - namely Aussie Broadband - offer faster upload on NBN business plans, but more on that later.
NBN 250 plans are only available to customers connecting to the NBN via FTTP and HFC . All FTTP and HFC customers should be able to get these speeds now.
Here are the NBN 250 plans available from our database.
Here are some of the fastest NBN 250 plans available for both residential and business plans.
NBN 250 Business Plans
Nbn 250 residential plans.
Heavy internet needs: Up to 30 people
NBN 1000 is the fastest NBN plan available, but for now, you'll need to have an FTTP connection or a HFC connection in order to get it. All FTTP customers can access NBN 1000 plans, but NBN Co. is still working on upgrades for HFC.
NBN Co intends to upgrade the HFC portion of the network to ensure all customers can sign-up for an NBN 250 plan by the end of 2021.
Here are the NBN 1000 plans available from our database.
Here are some of the fastest NBN 1000 plans available for both residential and business plans.
NBN 1000 Business Plans
Nbn 1000 residential plans, what is a static ip address.
All of the listed business plans below come with a static IP address . This is a permanent number assigned by an internet service provider to your modem. You normally get a new IP address each time you establish a connection with your provider.
Static IP addresses are a must if you're hosting a website internally, or if you have workers remotely logging in via a VPN or other remote access software.
TPG business NBN plans
TPG is known as a fast and affordable internet service provider for residential purposes and the same rings true for business plans. The provider offers three main speed tiers for businesses; NBN 12, NBN 50 and NBN 100 as well as Private Fibre options.
The NBN options are available with either unlimited or capped data options, but we wouldn’t recommend capping your workplace data allowance in order to save $10 per month. If you do go with a limited data option and exceed that allowance your speeds will be limited to 128Kbps, which is just bound to cause productivity issues.
Every plan comes with a static IP address and phone line rental included. Customers can pay $10 extra per month to upgrade to unlimited calls as opposed to pay-as-you-go rates without the upgrade.
Fibre400 and Fibre1000 options are also available but are only available through a private pre-qualification and formal quote, not to mention that the initial set-up costs $2,199. If you’re keen on TPG and looking for larger than life download speeds then contact the provider directly for the full terms and conditions.
Telstra business NBN plans
Telstra and business plans go hand in hand, but at the same time, there isn’t too much separation between residential and business plans with the provider.
The telco structures its base plans on the NBN 50 speed with the option of a Speed Boost which brings your service up to an NBN 100 tier. This speed boost will cost $30 extra per month and is only available on Fibre to the Premises and HCF connections.
Although all plans come with phone line rental included, opting for an unlimited calling package with some international inclusions will add $25 per month to your bill.
All plans come with the Telstra Smart Modem included, which uses the telco's 4G mobile network to keep you connected in the case of NBN outages. Residential NBN plans with 4G back-up are often capped at maximum download speeds of 12Mbps, but a business plan doesn’t have these limitations meaning you have full reign of the hundreds of megabits per second available on a 4G mobile network.
While it may be tempting to nab an NBN 50 plan and just use the 4G speeds with the modem, note that Telstra has a misuse policy in place which can have your contract barred if you exceed reasonable usage of the back-up .
Optus business NBN plans
Business plans with Optus are practically the same as its residential options, even to the point of offering entertainment bundles along with them.
Nab an NBN 50 or NBN 100 plan as either an Internet Everyday Plan or an Internet Entertainer Plan. The Entertainer includes a Fetch Mighty Box and a premium channel pack upgrade in its costs, while both plan tiers come with an Optus Sport subscription.
All options include the Optus Ultra WiFi Modem with 4G back-up, capped at speeds of 12Mbps down and 1Mbps up. If you stay with Optus for 36 months then the modem is free of charge, otherwise, you’ll need to pay $252 for the hardware.
You’ll also get a phone line service along with your plan and can choose PAYG, or add $10 per month for unlimited national calls, and another $10 will get unlimited calls to 25 international destinations.
iiNet business NBN plans
For larger workplaces, iiNet represents good value with additional mailboxes and priority support.
Plans are separated into speed tiers with the options of 300GB included data, unlimited data with PAYG calls or unlimited data with unlimited national calls. NBN 50 plans start at $69.99 and NBN 100 starts at $99.99, with an additional $10 per call and data upgrade from there. Note that phone line rental isn’t included in the 300GB plan option.
All business NBN plans with iiNet include 20 mailboxes with your own domain, email hosting and the option to add VOIP or business mobile onto your account.
iiNet’s business mobile SIM-Only plans are currently half price for the first 6 months, making them great value. You’ll pay just $15 per month for 25GB of data and unlimited national talk and text. iiNet is a subsidiary of TPG and operates on the Vodafone mobile network.
Business plans also come with access to the dedicated business support team.
Aussie Broadband NBN business plans
For the most comprehensive selection of NBN business plans, it’s difficult to look past Aussie Broadband . Unlike most other providers we’ve detailed here, Aussie’s business offering is truly unique to its residential plans.
Customers can pick from five-speed tiers with unlimited data, all sporting increasing download and upload speeds as the packages progress. Every plan includes five email addresses and a static IP address but does not include line rental and a phone plan.
Further to the speed packages available with Aussie, NBN business plans are eligible to add on a support package to ensure your connection is always up to scratch. These are tiered from Basic through to Gold level and will attract an extra monthly cost. Silver and Gold packages include a generous Uptime Guarantee , meaning that your connection is guaranteed to up as opposed to down between 99% and 99.95% of the time. In the case, this guarantee isn’t upheld you become eligible for a reduction in costs.
Here are the package details.
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Optus has dedicated business mobile solutions for up to 300 plans , but the main focus of this page is plans reviews for smaller businesses. Enterprise customers with more than 300 employees in need of phone plans can alternatively contact Optus Enterprise for support . While Optus tailors mobile plan solutions for between one and five employees or six to 300 staff, smaller businesses can take advantage of the value and savings found in Optus mobile plans built for everyday users.
Optus may not have as wide-reaching network as Telstra (for 4G and, particularly, 5G ), but it’s still got coverage in most parts of Australia. Basically, if you business operates in any populous part of Australia, you shouldn’t have any issues with an Optus mobile plan. Optus has good dollar-to-data value on its plans, with plenty of data and decent inclusions. It’s a shame there aren’t cheaper SIM Only plans and 1.5Mbps post-max-speed throttling isn’t ideal, but there aren’t any excess data charges.
Optus business mobile value for money
We advise small businesses to use SIM Only plans over Prepaid plans , unless you use a phone more reactively and don’t have on-the-go data needs. If that’s you, long-expiry Prepaid plans are worth considering to help keep costs down.
Note that all Optus SIM Only plans include access to the Optus 5G network (where available). Similarly, Optus SIM Only plans let users share data on eligible plans under a single account, which is a good choice for small business users. Optus SIM Only plans start with the $49 Optus Choice Plus Plan, which comes with 30GB of data.
There’s money to be saved if you go with an Optus MVNO or Vodafone MVNO , but you’ll have to pay closer to this particular Optus plan price if you want partial Telstra 5G or Vodafone 5G access. Below are some of the most popular SIM Only plans from our database with at least 30GB of data.
The dollar-to-data value increases dramatically with the next Optus plan. For not a lot more per month, the $59 Optus Choice Plus Plan comes with 100GB of data, plus unlimited calls and text messages (no MMS) to 35 selected dialling destinations.
That 70GB jump in data thins out the SIM Only competition. There are other competing telcos on the Optus, Telstra wholesale and Vodafone network with better pricing and/or more data, but international call inclusions and data sharing are rarer perks. For comparison, below is a daily updating list of SIM Only plans from our database with at least 100GB of monthly data.
The next cheapest plan is the $69 Optus Choice Plan, which has 220GB of data and the same international inclusions. Again, Optus continues the trend of paying not a lot more for a whole lot of data.
Competition is a lot thinner when you start dealing with 200GB of data. There are alternatives on the Optus 5G and Vodafone 5G network at this price point, which are worth considering if you need more than 200GB of data. Below is a daily updating list of popular SIM Only plans from our database with at least 200GB of data.
The penultimate SIM Only plan is the $89 Optus Choice Plus Plan, which ordinarily comes with 360GB of data for use on the Optus 5G network. Optus is currently running a promotion that bumps that figure up to 500GB, so the amount of bulk value here blows away most of the competition.
There’s only one other plan in our comparison engine that competes with 400GB+ of data, and that’s the $85 SIM Only Ultra+ Plan from Vodafone, which comes with unlimited max-speed data on the Vodafone 5G network. Check out these two plans side-by-side below.
If you’d prefer a dedicated Optus business plan, consider Optus Business Mobile Plus . This plan structure supports between one and 10 SIMs. There’s a 10% discount for two sims, 20% for three, 26% discount for four to seven SIMs, and a 30% discount for eight to 10. The plan starts at $55 for 80GB of data, and every SIM added boosts the shareable data pool by 80GB. Like personal Optus SIM Only plans, Optus Business Mobile Plus plans come with Optus 5G access, no excess data charges (1.5Mbps throttling after data cap) as well as unlimited calls and SMS to 35 selected destinations.
Optus business mobile features and perks
All Optus SIM Only and Prepaid plans come with unlimited calls and text messages (SMS and MMS) to Australian numbers. For Optus Prepaid monthly plans, you can roll over up to 200GB of data and up to 84 days if you recharge early. Not every Optus Prepaid plan includes Optus 5G network access, but all Optus SIM Only plans do. Optus SIM Only plans also include data sharing under a single account for eligible plans.
Except for the cheapest Optus SIM Only plan, all other options come with unlimited calls and SMS to 35 selected dialling destinations, which includes:
- China (mainland)
- New Zealand
- South Korea
- United Kingdom
- United States of America
There aren’t any excess data charges for Optus SIM Only plans, but the trade-off is a sluggish 1.5Mbps connection speed for the duration of your billing month.
Optus is one of three main telecommunications providers in Australia, which offers mobile and broadband internet services. Its mobile network has the second largest reach (behind Telstra but ahead of Vodafone) and supports 5G, 4G and 3G cellular connectivity.
Optus business mobile support
We understand that one person’s support experience with a telco may differ from another’s, which is why we look to quantitative support pathways. Optus offers a wide range of support via telephone, online chat, social media, self-paced online support, as well as brick-and-mortar stores for in-person support.
Optus also has dedicated business support options for authorised representatives. Chat with Optus business support via online messaging service or call them on 133 343, Monday to Friday 8:00am to 7:00pm AEST or Sat and Sunday 8:00am to 6:00pm.
How to sign up for an Optus business mobile plan
From the list of Optus plans below, pick the plan that’s best for your business needs, then click on the ‘Go’ button. You’ll be taken to the corresponding Optus mobile plans page. Have a read over the inclusions and confirm the plan you’d like, then follow the sign-up steps. Alternatively, call Optus business mobile on 1300 106 481 for sales support.
Optus business mobile plans
Below is a list of all Optus SIM Only mobile plans (sorted by popularity).
How we review mobile providers
Whether we’re evaluating personal or business mobile plans from telcos, we follow the same approach. It starts with dollar-to-data value for money. Telcos that receive high scores tend to offer more gigabytes than the cost of a plan.
Still, network coverage is also a key consideration, which is why the Telstra and Telstra wholesale networks rank favourably with us as they’re the largest. Optus and Vodafone aren’t too far behind, admittedly, but the Telstra 5G network has a clear lead over Optus which, in turn, is ahead of Vodafone.
We like to see mobile plans with meaningful inclusions, be they access to additional services or more practical features like data sharing and no excess data charges. In terms of support, we tally the number of support pathways a telco offers and use that as a guide to how much a telco has invested in helping customers with issues. For personal mobile plans, we may also take publicly available customer reviews into account.
Optus business mobile FAQs
Optus Sport used to be included with Optus SIM Only plans, but now it’s a separate subscription. Sign up for Optus Sport via the Optus SubHub for $6.99 per month.
It really depends on what you’re after. Telstra business mobile plans may offer faster speeds via the widespread Telstra 5G network. Optus business mobile plans have better dollar-to-data value, but the Optus 5G network isn’t as far-reaching as Telstra’s.
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