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From time to time, Optus offers a massive 500GB mobile plan. This promo plan isn’t a constant feature in its lineup, but Optus has brought it back for the iPhone 14.

If you want a lot of data, this is your best value option from Optus. Excluding the handset refund fee, you’ll pay $69 per month for the first year, after which the plan price will increase to $89 per month.

For comparison, Optus normally gives you 220GB for $69 per month, or 360GB for $89. And since the plan is contract-free, you can always choose the $69 per month option if you don’t want to pay more after the first year.

The plan also includes upgrade and protection at no additional cost. Normally charged at $15 per month, Upgrade and Protect allows you to return your device for free within your last 12 months and upgrade to a new phone with a new plan, waiving additional handset charges. If you want to upgrade sooner, you will have to pay a $99 fee. This, of course, relies on your phone being in “good working order” – undamaged beyond normal normal wear and tear.

Alternatively, if you damaged your phone during your refund period, you can pay $249 to return it and upgrade to a new phone — again, waiving any other refund fees.

While we wouldn’t recommend most pay the extra $15 per month for the service, it’s a good option to build into the plan.

You can get Optus’ promotional 500GB plan as a SIM-only option:

But naturally, you can also pair it with a new device, like any of the new iPhone 14 range.

Here are Optus’ 24-month iPhone 14 plans:

Here are Optus’ 24-month iPhone 14 Plus plans:

Here are Optus’ 24-month iPhone 14 Pro plans:

And here are Optus’ 24-month iPhone 14 Pro Max plans:

This offer is valid until October 31, after which the promotional plan will probably disappear from Optus’ range again.

While you’re here, why not check out plans for the iPhone 14, iPhone 14 Plus, iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max from Optus, Telstra and Vodafone.

Alex Choros is editor-in-chief of WhistleAustralia’s phone and internet comparison site.

This article has been updated since it was first published.