Optus Offering Phone Upgrade 12 Months Into Plans
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Optus is offering customers who sign up to its latest postpaid My Plan Plus plans the option to get a new phone 12 months into their plan.New and existing customers who sign up or re-contract on a 24-month My Plan Plus contract will be eligible for the phone trade-up after 12 months, with the new phone also coming with a new 24-month contract.

Customers have two options, either swapping or keeping their current phone.

Customers who swap their phone (returned in good working order) will pay a one-off fee of $99 for the new phone, while customers who opt to keep their current phone along with upgrading to the new phone will need to pay the remaining full cost of their current phone, including any amount that Optus was going to cover.

Optus has additionally unveiled two new plans: the $100 My Plan Plus plan (minimum total cost $2,400 over 24 months), delivering 15 GB of data per month for use within Australia, and the $120 My Plan Plus plan (minimum total cost $2,880 over 24 months), providing 20 GB of data per month for use within Australia.

Meanwhile, Optus customers who sign up to a $30 and above 24-month My Mobile Broadband Plus plan will be eligible to upgrade to a new tablet after 12 months.

As with trading up to a new phone, customers have the choice of handing in their current tablet in good working order, paying a one off fee of $99, and getting a new tablet on a new 24-month plan, or keeping their current tablet, paying its full remaining cost, and getting a new tablet on a new 24-month plan.

Optus states that there are no plan cancellation fees for its latest My Plan Plus plans, stating that if customers need to leave before their contract expires, they will need to pay the remaining full cost of their phone or tablet, including any monthly handset credit that Optus was going to cover.

Further information on the My Plan Plus trade-up can be found here, and the My Mobile Broadband Plus trade-up here.