Optus adds unlimited data for Asian holidays

We never used to factor in how we access the Internet on our holidays, but now it’s just one of those things you need to consider. Optus customers are going to luck out, though, as the company unveils unlimited packs for overseas trips.

Released as the “Bridge DataRoam Unlimited” pack, customers can either pay $27 for three days of unlimited mobile data or five days for $40, allowing them as much data as they can consume on their mobile device. After the time limit has been reached, customers will be charges 15 cents per KB, or roughly $15 per meg.

“We know Australians depend heavily on the internet to organise their travel and stay in touch whilst overseas,” said Gavin Williams, Consumer Marketing Director for Optus. “We will continue to look for ways to offer best value roaming deals for our customers in other popular destinations around the world.”

For the moment, the packs are available for use in Asia only, with available destinations including Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, and Thailand, with Macau and India likely being added in the coming months.

No idea when other popular destinations will be added, but we’re hoping for Europe and North America next.