Optus International Calling & Data Roaming In 2024

Optus International

Optus International Calling & Roaming provides a good option for Aussie consumers who want to make International calls to overseas countries.

Optus International Talk & Text is the add-on option that Optus provides to its customers that provides incredibly good value for calls. If you’re already a customer, you can add the pack on for just $10 for Group 1 & Group 2 calls and $20 for Group 3 calls.

Optus International

The other International option Optus offers is Optus International Daily Roaming is another add-on option that provides users with 5GB of data daily for $5 per day.

In this Tech X Telco article, we will delve into a little more detail around both options and hopefully, you will have a better understanding of the Optus International options by the end of it.

Optus International Plans and Pricing

Optus offers a variety of international roaming options for both postpaid and prepaid customers, catering to different travel needs and budgets with plans covering Group 1, Group 2, and Group 3 countries.

To be eligible for this International add-on, you must be on the following Optus plans;

  • Optus Choice Plus
  • Optus Plus Family
  • Optus Plus Kids

If you do not have one of these plans, you will need to spend more on International minutes. Let’s get into the groups and which countries fall into what. Remember Groups 1 & 2 are $10 whilst Group 3 is $20 per month.

Group 1

CountryCountryCountry
BrazilHong KongNorway
BruneiHungaryPoland
CambodiaIndiaRomania
CanadaIndonesiaSingapore
ChinaIrelandSouth Korea
ColombiaIsraelSweden
DenmarkItalyTaiwan
FranceJapanThailand
GermanyLaosUK
GreeceLebanonUSA
MalaysiaMaltaVietnam
MexicoNew Zealand

Group 2

CountryCountryCountry
American SamoaGreenlandPortugal
ArgentinaGuadeloupePuerto Rico
BahamasGuamSaudi Arabia
BahrainGuatemalaSlovakia
BangladeshIcelandSouth Africa
BermudaIranSpain
BhutanKenyaSri Lanka
ChileKuwaitSwitzerland
Costa RicaLiechtensteinTurkey
CroatiaMacauUAE
CyprusMariana Islands / SaipanUruguay
Czech RepublicMongoliaUS Virgin Islands
Dominican RepublicMyanmarUzbekistan
EgyptNamibiaVatican City
Færoe IslandNepalVenezuela
French GuianaNetherlands
PhilippinesNigeria
PakistanPanama
ParaguayPeru

Group 3

CountryCountryCountry
AfghanistanCayman IslandsMauritius
AndorraDominicaMontserrat
AngolaEast TimorMozambique
AnguillaEcuadorNetherlands Antilles
ArmeniaEl SalvadorOman
AustriaEritreaPalau
BarbadosEthiopiaPalestine
BelgiumFijiQatar
BelizeFrench PolynesiaRussia (excl. Sakhalin)
BoliviaGhanaSt Kitts & Nevis
British Virgin IslandsGibraltarSt Lucia
Cape VerdeGrenadaSt Vincent & Bequia
HondurasGuyanaSudan
IraqJamaicaSwaziland
JordanKazakhstanTajikistan
KyrgyzstanLuxembourgTrinidad & Tobago
Marshall IslandsMartiniqueTurkmenistan
Turks & Caicos IslandsUkraineYemen

How To Set Up International Calling With Optus

Okay so now you know the zones and how to install it. It’s straightforward, go onto the Optus app and select the service tab, there you will see Optus International Talk & Text, select it, and then follow the payment prompts.

That’s it! If you get stuck, you can call the Optus team on 1300 278 934 to initiate the order on your behalf. Now, let’s get into the International roaming.

International Roaming Pass

Optus Roaming Pass and add-ons simplify managing international roaming costs. The Optus Roaming Pass offers data as well as call and text allowances for just $5 per day in eligible countries.

This add-on cost may vary by destination but provides an alternative for Optus customers who prefer paying for just what they need rather than a daily rate.

Once again, you need to be on the following plans to be eligible for this add-on;

  • Optus Choice Plus
  • Optus Plus Family
  • Optus Plus Promo
  • Business Choice Plus

If you’re on one of those plans then great, if not, roaming rates may not be worth the cost, so you must find cost-effective alternatives.

Eligible Countries For Data Roaming

The Optus Daily Roaming Zone 1 destinations include countries such as the US, UK, Brazil, Spain, Germany, and many more. For a full list, you can visit the Optus page here.

How To Set Up Optus Daily Roaming

It’s the same! well nearly, to set up Optus Daily Roaming, go to the Optus app, select the service tab, and then select add-ons followed by selecting Optus Daily Roaming.

Conclusion

Now you’re well across the advantages of Optus Daily Roaming and Optus International Talk & Text add-on packs. Both provide great value, however you must be on an eligible plan.

If you’re not, take a look at some alternatives to making overseas calls and international roaming as it will be more cost-effective than typical off-plan rates.

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  • Michel Elijah

    Tech expert and strong interest in telco. I've worked in the tech industry for 4 years and have always had interest with mobile and internet providers.

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