1 week ago i signed up for a $45 monthly sim only plan. Service has been good however I seem to be chewing through the data rather quickly! Is it possible to change to the $55 plan without having to payout my existing plan? In the info summary it states that I can move to a higher plan but its not clear if I need to payout my existing one first.
Talking to the online chat I was told i have to pay out my existing plan first, then upgrade.
You're correct that Optus are generally happy to move you to a higher plan.
The only caveat is it needs to be the same base plan. So you can't spot a special deal and ask to move to that instead.
Customer Service at Optus is a bit variable, so I'd suggest just using livechat (24/7) and ask again and you'd likely get a better answer.
@MattyAUS, do you have a copy of your plan's critical information summary?
The following rule applies to most rate plan changes:
You can change your plan during your contract term to another 12M SIM Only (online) plan provided you move to a plan with a higher monthly access fee. You cannot change your plan during the contract term to a plan with the same or lower monthly access fee. If you change your plan during your contract term a fee may apply.