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iPrimus Mobile: Plans and prices

iPrimus sells SIM Only mobile plans on the Optus 4G Plus network. Here’s what you need to know about iPrimus mobile plans in Australia.

Nathan Lawrence
Oct 02, 2023
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Like TPG and Exetel, iPrimus is another example of an internet provider who also offers mobile plans these days. This provider-plus-telco offers a handful of SIM Only mobile plans that cater to moderate and heavy users. Here’s everything you need to know about iPrimus SIM Only mobile plans in Australia.

iPrimus mobile quick facts

  • iPrimus SIM Only plans are sold on the Optus 4G Plus mobile network, which has coverage for 98.5% of Australians.
  • Don’t look to iPrimus for Prepaid mobile plans but do consider them for a SIM Only mobile plan if you want a decent amount of monthly postpaid data.
  • Every iPrimus SIM Only mobile plan comes with international call minutes and unlimited text messages to international numbers.
  • iPrimus SIM Only mobile plans are typically light on extra plan perks.

What are the different types of iPrimus mobile plans?

iPrimus only sells SIM Only mobile plans. These plans are paid at the end of a monthly billing cycle. As is the telco trend, iPrimus SIM Only plans include unlimited standard national calls and text. Buying a pricier iPrimus plan effectively means paying for more data (and additional international call minutes).

iPrimus SIM Only mobile plans and prices

iPrimus SIM Only mobile plans operate around the middle in terms of pricing and data inclusions. While you should look to other telcos for cheap SIM Only plans or alternatives with hundreds of gigabytes of monthly data, iPrimus has competitive dollar-to-data value for its priciest plans.

What do you get with iPrimus mobile plans?

iPrimus mobile plan speeds

iPrimus uses the Optus mobile network for its SIM Only plans. While customers shouldn’t expect Optus 5G speeds, they can technically expect download speeds up to 100Mbps via the Optus 4G Plus network. In practical terms, Opensignal research says average speeds of 56Mbps download and 8Mbps upload.

iPrimus mobile plan data

In Australia, the median monthly mobile data allowance is 35GB. All iPrimus SIM Only mobile plans have comfortably more data than that median amount, which is enough for most average users. iPrimus’s priciest SIM Only plan comes with 100GB of data for heavy users. Dollar-to-data value isn’t overly competitive for the cheapest iPrimus SIM Only plan but that improves with its pricier picks.

iPrimus mobile plan international calls

The pricier the iPrimus SIM Only mobile plan, the more international minutes you get for calling overseas destinations, ranging from 300 to 1,000 minutes. Regardless of the minutes, the 35 destination choices are the same: Bangladesh, Brunei, Canada, Chile, China, Denmark, Fiji, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Israel, Italy, Japan, Macau, Malaysia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Philippines, Republic of Ireland, Russia, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States of America and Vietnam.

All iPrimus SIM Only plans also include unlimited texts to international numbers.

iPrimus mobile deals

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iPrimus mobile plan features

If you want a SIM Only plan with lots of perks, look at plans from Telstra, Optus, Woolworths Mobile or Vodafone because iPrimus doesn’t have a whole lot in the way of perks. Sure, there’s the standard $0 setup fees but there isn’t much else that hasn’t been outlined above, including eSIM (iPrimus only offers physical SIM cards).

iPrimus does support international roaming, which is activated or disabled via live chat or by calling 131 789. It’s a pay-as-you-go (PAYG) service, though, which means you’ll be paying different fees for making and receiving calls from another country, sending and receiving texts, and using data (charged per megabyte). Prices are $1 for Zone 1 and 2 countries or $16 per 1MB of data in Zone 3 countries. It costs $1.50 per minute of making and receiving calls or sending and receiving texts in Zone 1 and 2 countries or $4 for Zone 3 destinations.

iPrimus coverage map

iPrimus is an Optus mobile network mobile virtual network operator (MVNO), which sells its plans on the Optus 4G and 3G networks. Note that the Optus 5G network isn’t available to iPrimus mobile customers, and Optus intends on shutting down its 3G network in September 2024. The interactive map below offers a virtual look at Optus 4G coverage in areas of interest.

How to switch to iPrimus mobile

Regardless of the telco you’re currently with, it’s a straightforward process to shift to iPrimus. Follow these steps to switch to an iPrimus SIM Only mobile plan:

  1. Check out the selection of iPrimus SIM Only mobile plans and use the orange ‘Go to Site’ button (if available) to choose the one that’s right for you. You’ll be taken to the iPrimus mobile page.
  2. On the iPrimus website, click the blue ‘Buy Now’ button beneath the plan you want to confirm your purchase.
  3. Select whether you’d like to transfer an existing mobile number or have a new one. If you choose to transfer, enter your mobile number, then pick your existing telco, account type (prepaid or postpaid) and input your existing account number.
  4. Click ‘Next’, then fill in your details and follow the prompts to complete the sign-up process.

iPrimus will send you a SIM card. Once it arrives, follow the SIM card steps and head to the iPrimus plan activation page to get started.

iPrimus mobile frequently asked questions

iPrimus operates on the Optus mobile network, which includes Optus 4G and Optus 3G coverage. Optus 5G coverage isn’t accessible with an iPrimus SIM Only mobile plan.

No, iPrimus doesn’t sell mobile phones outright or offer the option to bundle a handset with a SIM Only mobile plan. You have to bring your own (BYO) mobile phone to use an iPrimus SIM only plan.
No, while iPrimus uses the Optus mobile network for its SIM Only plans, iPrimus is owned by the Vocus Group.

iPrimus mobile features breakdown

iPrimus mobile plan features
Data rollover Icon No  Dark
Auto prepaid recharge Icon No  Dark
Data-free streaming Icon No  Dark
Endless data Icon No  Dark
Data sharing Icon No  Dark
Rewards program Icon No  Dark
$0 setup-fee plans Icon Yes  Dark
International calls Icon Yes  DarkCall minutes
International roaming Icon Yes  DarkPAYG rates
Discounted mobile plan Icon No  Dark
Phones available Icon No  Dark
Entertainment bundle Icon No  Dark
Exclusive content offers Icon No  Dark
eSIM Icon No  Dark
iPrimus mobile networks
Mobile network
Population covered
5G network access
Icon No  Dark
4G network access
Icon Yes  Dark
3G network access
Icon Yes  Dark
Until September 2024
iPrimus mobile customer service
Customer forum (or blog) Icon No  Dark
Crewed Twitter Icon Yes  Dark
Facebook page Icon Yes  Dark
Retail stores Icon No  Dark
Phone support Icon Yes  Dark
Usage-monitoring app Icon Yes  Dark
Chat service Icon Yes  Dark
Self-service online (FAQs) Icon Yes  Dark
Nathan Lawrence
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Nathan Lawrence
Nathan Lawrence has been banging out passionate tech and gaming words for more than 11 years. These days, you can find his work on outlets like IGN, STACK, Fandom, Red Bull and AusGamers. Nathan adores PC gaming and the proof of his first-person-shooter prowess is at the top of a Battlefield V scoreboard.

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