Optus Releases iPhone 5s and 5c Plans

This afternoon Optus joined the other two major Australian carriers in announcing pricing for their iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c plans.

Prices for the iPhone 5C 16GB start at $57 a month for the lowest $35 My Plan (which gives you 200 minutes of calls, infinite texts and a meagre 200MB). More likely you’d want to spend $69 a month on their $60 My Plan, which raises those limits to 600 minutes of calls, infinite texts and 1GB of data.

If you’re in the market for an iPhone 5s, prices start at $62 a month for a 16GB iPhone 5s on the $35 My Plan, but again you’ll probably want to move up to $72 a month on the $60 My Plan.

All Optus plans are a minimum 24 month commitment.

I’ve put together a sortable spreadsheet & some graphs that show you the total costs over 24 months for each model & plan. Notable is that Optus measures its phone calls in minutes, rather than a dollar value based on call rate (in my opinion, a good idea).

PlanMonthsiPhoneMonthly ($)DataCalls (m)Total ($)
35 My Plan245c 16GB572002001368
35 My Plan245c 32GB622002001488
35 My Plan245s 16GB622002001488
35 My Plan245s 32GB672002001608
35 My Plan245s 64GB722002001728
50 My Plan245c 16GB635004501512
50 My Plan245c 32GB695004501656
50 My Plan245s 16GB695004501656
50 My Plan245s 32GB745004501776
50 My Plan245s 64GB805004501920
60 My Plan245c 16GB6910006001656
60 My Plan245c 32GB7410006001776
60 My Plan245s 16GB7410006001776
60 My Plan245s 32GB7910006001896
60 My Plan245s 64GB8610006002064
80 My Plan245s 16GB8520008002040
80 My Plan245s 32GB8920008002136
80 My Plan245s 64GB9820008002352
100 My Plan245s 16GB1003000Infinite2400
100 My Plan245s 32GB1063000Infinite2544
100 My Plan245s 64GB1123000Infinite2688

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