Prepaid data roaming in Australia Melbourne | Travel IT Guides

As usual, having access to cellular data roaming in the country of visit is important to traveller like myself. In the recent trip, I have managed to subscribe and try out Optus 4G prepaid data sim card plans.

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Getting the prepaid cards is very straightforward as the retail store is located opposite the exit of the international arrival hall.

Contact Details:

Phone : 03 9335 4455
Web : www.optus.com.au
Opening Hours : 06:30am – 2:00pm, 06:00pm – 10.30pm – Closed between 2pm & 6pm.

Optus Store 

Essentially, there are 2 standard prepaid plans for regular travellers worth considering:

A) Optus prepaid mobile broadband plan

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This allows hotspot & multiple connections using mifi / modems.

B) Optus mobile prepaid plan ($2 4G plan)

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This is suitable for those who need local calls & data. The only downside is the max limit of 1GB/day even though you have sufficient value recharge.
There is also a telco restriction on the use of mobile hotspot service.

In terms of compatibility of the 4G+/LTE network with the installed devices, it is important to take note of the frequencies supported:

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For some telco, it is quite similar to the frequency setup in Singapore:

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