Yesterday Optus launched a bespoke prepaid SIM starter kit especially for inbound travellers looking to stay connected with family and friends back home with a whopping 60GB data on their first $30+ recharge and including other generous inclusions.
In addition, customers can also get access to generous discounts on over 2000 experiences across Australia through Experience Oz.
What is the offer?
The Optus Prepaid Traveller SIM can only be activated on the Prepaid Epic Data plan and is only available on this bespoke SIM. Standard $30 Starter Kits will not have the Traveller SIM inclusions.
The SIM includes the following features:
Q: Where can I buy the Traveller SIM?
The Traveller SIM is exclusive to travellers only and is available for purchase in selected stores only. List of available stores available at www.optus.com.au/prepaid/travellersim
Q: What are the 15 destinations?
Canada, mainland China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Ireland, Japan, Malaysia, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea, Sweden, UK and USA.
Saw this the other day and thought what a great product. Optus have to be careful the locals don't get jealous
Simple, generous and seems without any obvious pitfalls (like excess data usage fees).
I reckon 90% of travellers would find it ideal.
I have a family member coming out to Australia soon who asked me about getting a local sim. This product seems pretty good but...
What are the International Messaging inclusions or add-on options?
And is there a CIS available to view online yet. I have not been able to find one for this specific product.
Its a funny one. This is essentially covered by the Epic Data Plan (says as much in the release). So that's the applicable CIS. There's just a special data deal involved (which the CIS normally doesn't cover anyway i.e. bonus items). Can't speak to international SMS etc. but I'd assume its the same as what happens when current local Epic Data customers SMS back home. I'd be suggesting they use something like WhatsApp anyway for most of that sort of communication.