How to make sure your household uses every last megabyte of data in your postpaid monthly plans.
Do you have more than one mobile or tablet on different monthly plans busily using data under your roof? Maybe you run a business and the members of your team each use a work phone or tablet? If so, creating a data pool on your postpaid plans could be a good move.
Data pooling means sharing data across different postpaid mobile phone and tablet services that your household or business has with the same provider by linking these services on the same bill.
Sure, you’ll have the ease of one simple bill to pay, but more importantly, it allows you to share the data allowance for each service across devices.
Not everyone might use the same amount of data every month and sharing or pooling the data across multiple plans ensues any unused data on an individual plan doesn’t go to waste.
This might be handy when:
- The family account has a range of postpaid mobile plans with various data inclusions
- The kids are on lower data plans but use the most data or at least as much as the adults
- Your household loves love data-chewing activities like gaming, YouTube videos, movies, TV and music streaming.
Instead of paying more for any extra data the kids are using on top of their plan’s data quota, parents can share any data they don’t use in a month from their monthly plans with the kids.
It may be easier than trying to keep a younger family member whose phone or tablet is now an extra limb within their data allowance. And could potentially be more cost-effective than bumping them up a plan level for more data if your plan’s leftover data will cover it every month.
Have a data hogger in the house?
If you’re worried about certain members of your household gobbling up all the data, leaving you data bereft, don’t be. When you share data across postpaid Optus services, for example, you’ll receive usage alerts for your combined shared data inclusion, so you can tell junior to cool it with the YouTube videos when they’re out and about for the rest of the month if necessary.
Data sharing for one, please
If it’s you sharing the data of your mobile phone plan and tablet plans on the same bill, you won’t be wasting that generous data allowance you may have on your phone plan when you’re using the most data in your day watching that fantastic TV series on your tablet. Ditto your mobile or tablet plan and the mobile broadband plan you may have for your laptop.
The data needs of the individuals under your roof or business might change from month to month, of course, but with the data from each service combined, you have a more flexible arrangement to meet those shifting data demands.
Take a look at Optus’ Data Pool, for an easy way to share data so you don’t waste a drop.
DATA POOL: If you have more than one My Plan Plus (including SIM Only), My Plan Business (including SIM Only & Tech Fund), My Mobile Broadband Plus or Mobile Broadband Business plan on the same billing account, the included monthly data allowance will combine into one data pool, which will be shared by all eligible services on that account. This data can also be shared with any existing Share Data Plan. Any unused data in the data pool expires at the end of each billing month.