05-09-2010, 01:43 AM
| | Re: Optus, BYO plans and early termination
No problem upgrading to a new handset whilst contracted to a BYO plan. There
are no fees to upgrade, just if you cancel/port out or switch to prepaid.
Your BYO bonus can be some free sms/mms, some included data or international
calls/sms. You can also select the option of bonus calls/sms within
The bonus sms with a data bolt-on at $4.99pm for 75 mb, sounds like the
right combination for someone who uses lots of sms and some data.
"Mike Rofone" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> My wife's Optus contract is due to end soon. Already she's copping a
> barrage of
> Asians calling her on behalf of Optus trying to get her to recontract and
> to buy
> a new phone. And she continually declines.
> Her N95's 2 years old now and occasionally it needs to be rebooted to get
> working. Sometimes it freezes, other times it stops receiving or sending
> messages and a restart fixes this (and then 20 million SMS/MMSes start
> She's considering signing up on a BYO plan on something that will better
> her usage patterns with regards to calls (not that many), SMS/MMSes
> (heaps) and
> data, (some).
> But given the way the phone's been acting up, she made the point that if
> signed up for say, a BYO $29 cap with some data thrown in, what happens if
> N95 dies during that period? Could she recontract and get a new phone, say
> N97 Mini or some other phone that may take her fancy? If so, would there
> be any
> ETC penalties for the BYO plan?
> Of course, she could source a phone, say, off Ebay and simply put the
> SIM card in it and continue on.
> Computer games don't affect kids... I mean, if Pacman affected us as kids,
> we'd all run around in a darkened room munching pills and listening to
> repetitive music.