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    Default Sim Card from Optus

    Has anyone recevied the new sim from optus yet?

    as today was the day to recevied them

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    We received our three today in great anticipation of Friday, only to discover that Optus had sent me three Normal Sims instead!!!

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    I didn't order online or phone as time was running out so I went into an Optus store today and got the physical micro SIM update on the spot - I suggest you do the same to avoid long wait on Friday.

    The catch was (of course there's a catch): Optus wants to charge me $25 for the micro SIM!!!!!!! I said "what? Even for an upgrade/swap?" I even got the manager out and was told the it was changed a week and half ago, they said I can have it for free if I buy some accessories (I mean outdated accessories as Friday those cases would be useless) I can't believe it and was about to leave, since I was going to Telstra anyway, they said they can give me any case for $25 and the SIM for free, I though since I was going to give the iPhone 3GS to a family member and I never bothered with a case before so why not? So I ended up getting a Speck case that retailed for $40 - for $25 and got my number moved to the new SIM on the spot...

    Long story short, if you can wait, it's free (or get a wrong one in the mail) or you can fork out $25 for a SIM and some leftover accessories can be anything, iPhone, iPad any accessory) for discounted price, and the moral? F$&k Optus, greedy f$&@ers! Or just cut it up yourselves

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    If it's of any similarity I haven't received my ordered 2-in-1 SIM card yet either.

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    I swapped a PrePaid sim for a Micro/2in1 sim at Optus today.

    It was $2, the cost of a new Prepaid sim pack, and they put my existing number on it immediately. (Did not need to activate the new pack as a new service)
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    Quote Originally Posted by hokka View Post
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    The catch was (of course there's a catch): Optus wants to charge me $25 for the micro SIM!!!!!!! I said "what? Even for an upgrade/swap?" I even got the manager out and was told the it was changed a week and half ago, they said I can have it for free if I buy some accessories (I mean outdated accessories as Friday those cases would be useless) I can't believe it and was about to leave, since I was going to Telstra anyway, they said they can give me any case for $25 and the SIM for free, I though since I was going to give the iPhone 3GS to a family member and I never bothered with a case before so why not? So I ended up getting a Speck case that retailed for $40 - for $25 and got my number moved to the new SIM on the spot...
    you just helped him move his aged stock. a common practise in the telco industry, and in most cases, pure profit.

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    I haven't received mine yet either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dekco View Post
    you just helped him move his aged stock. a common practise in the telco industry, and in most cases, pure profit.
    Yeah, I thought it was a bit scamy at the time, i pushed and tried to bluff them out, though I didn't believe it could get this low, so sad. That it happened in a Optus shop and not a third party shop, oh well, I got a case for the almost new 3GS that I've got, still a nice present for this family member, no biggies, I'll learn next time, thought I'd warn others not to fall for it, thanks

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    Got our Optus prepaid 2 in 1 sims today.For anyone going to Optus the $2 ones are the 2in 1 sims.There's no distinguishing writing on the packets between the $2 one and the $30 starter pack.As bloke had to open the packets...Fuck Me surprised to get them as I live in the country.
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    Haven't received mine yet either. Not that it matters now as I won't be using it, but that's not the point :P

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    I have not got mine yet either but if it's the wrong one it would be no help anyway.
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    Has anyone actually received the SIM that they ordered online?

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    NO , I ordred mine within 10 minutes of them sending me an email about it... still waiting
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    Yeah I ordered mine pretty soon after as well. Really hope it comes tomorrow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Leopard View Post
    Got our Optus prepaid 2 in 1 sims today.For anyone going to Optus the $2 ones are the 2in 1 sims.There's no distinguishing writing on the packets between the $2 one and the $30 starter pack.As bloke had to open the packets...Fuck Me surprised to get them as I live in the country.
    the $2 ones at my store arent 2 in 1 . And we only got them two days ago. Maybe you got lucky, or we (our shop) got shafted

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    As of a few hours ago i still don't have the promised sim.
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    Mine arrived today. Small express post satchel, not registered though, as the website said
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    Quote Originally Posted by timmytomtam View Post
    Mine arrived today. Small express post satchel, not registered though, as the website said
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    The $2 sim pack with 2in1sim had a expiry of August 2011 FYI
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