How To Activate a Optus SIM

How To Activate a Optus SIM

What is Optus SIM?

Singtel Optus Pty Limited is an Australian telecommunications company headquartered in Macquarie Park, a suburb in the Northern Sydney region of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. It is a wholly owned subsidiary of Singaporean telecommunications company Singtel.

How To Activate a Optus SIM

To activate your SIM, head to and follow the prompts. You can do this using a computer, tablet or another smartphone. Or put your SIM in your phone and call 555. You’ll need current and valid ID details (such as your driver’s licence, credit card or passport) to activate.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I activate an Optus SIM from outside Australia?

The OPTUS SIM can be activated online prior to entering Australia (they let you verify your ID by using any international credit card). There are 3 different types of plans for you to choose from, “MY PREPAID ULTIMATE”, “MY PREPAID DAILY PLUS” AND “MY PREPAID LONG EXPIRY”.

How do I know if my SIM is active or not online?

Call the service provider: You can contact the service provider of the SIM card, either through a customer service number or online chat, and ask them to check if the SIM card is active or not. They should be able to provide you with the information you need.

Why is my SIM card no service?

Sometimes, it might get loose or fall out of its slot, so ensure it’s in place properly. If that doesn’t work, try replacing your SIM card with another one from a different carrier. If your phone still doesn’t recognize the SIM card after doing so, there may be something wrong with it.

Can I activate my SIM card on another phone?

Yes, you can switch SIM cards between phones as long as they are compatible with the same carrier network. Your SIM card should also be compatible with the new phone in terms of size (micro, nano, and standard size).2

How do I know if my SIM card has been activated?

The best way to see if the SIM is active would be to insert it into a device which has a compatible SIM card slot. The good news is inserting any older SIM card into a phone will not harm the phone in any way or change any of the settings.

How long does a new SIM card take to activate?

A replacement SIM lets you move your number to a new SIM if your old SIM is lost, stolen or damaged, or if you need a different size SIM for your new device. A replacement SIM can take up to 24 hours to activate in busy periods, however it’s usually much quicker.

Do I need to activate My Optus SIM?

Your SIM card will automatically activate within 4 hours of receiving it. If your SIM hasn’t automatically activated, contact us.

Do Optus SIM cards expire?

Service expiry To keep your service active you need to recharge 186 days from your credit expiry, otherwise you may require a new SIM card to use the service and you may not be able to continue using your mobile number.

Do you need ID to activate a SIM card?

Telcos must check your ID when you activate a prepaid mobile service. There are several ways they can do this. Read about ID checks here and then contact your provider. You can’t activate your mobile service here – contact your telco!

Do I need to register my SIM to activate it?

The SIM Registration Act requires the registration of all SIMs, including those in card and electronic form, as a prerequisite to activation.