Earn Velocity Frequent Flyer Points with Optus

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Signing up for a new mobile phone plan with Optus? You may be able to earn Velocity Frequent Flyer points with Optus.

Optus has been partnering with Velocity Frequent Flyer to offer bonus points when you sign up for a new plan via limited-time promotions since November 2019. Currently, Optus is offering up to 30,000 Velocity Frequent Flyer points if you sign up for a new Optus phone plan or recontract by 12 March 2020.

Bonus Velocity points are available as an introductory offer to new Optus customers for a limited time only. The deal is only available when you upgrade to selected plans on the dedicated Optus website. Velocity points are not available if you take out an Optus phone plan in-store or over the phone, and Velocity points are only offered on plans that specifically advertise the bonus points as being available.

The amounts of bonus Velocity points available vary by plan, ranging from 3,000 to 30,000 Velocity points. The points are awarded as a one-off sign-up bonus, and will be awarded after six weeks, provided you keep your Optus plan for at least 3 months. The bonus Velocity points will be awarded 14 days after your 3-month qualification period ends.

Velocity points are available on the following Optus products:

  • Optus My Plan Plus 24 month handset Plan (under “Mobile Phones”)
  • Optus My Plan Plus 12 month SIM only plan (under “SIM Only”)
  • Optus Connected Device Plan over 12 or 24 months (under “Watches”)
  • Optus Data Plan with a device over 12 or 24 months (under “Tablets”)
  • Optus Data month to month plan (under “Data SIMs”)

To earn the full amount of 30,000 Velocity points, you would need to sign up for a month-to-month plan that costs $79 per month. You shouldn’t take out this plan just for the Velocity points, but it could be worthwhile if you were considering this phone plan anyway.

This offer is slightly more generous than the previous promotion, which expired on 12 February 2020.

No Velocity points will be awarded for your monthly payments on an ongoing basis (although you can of course earn points by paying off your mobile using a Velocity points-earning credit card).

Optus has previously offered Flybuys points as a sign-up bonus to new customers, and gave out Qantas points from 2011 until 2015.

Virgin Mobile previously offered Velocity Frequent Flyer points for every dollar spent on phone plans, however Virgin Mobile has since closed down in Australia with customers being moved across to Optus services. Meanwhile, Vodafone had been offering bonus Qantas points with some mobile phone plans until 7 June 2019.

Telstra ceased offering Flybuys points earlier this year, instead opting to launch its own Telstra Plus loyalty program.

Join the discussion on the Australian Frequent Flyer forum: Velocity and Optus Partnership


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Matt Graham
The editor of Australian Frequent Flyer, Matt's passion for travel has taken him to over 60 countries… with the help of frequent flyer points, of course!
Matt's favourite destinations (so far) are Germany, Brazil, New Zealand & Kazakhstan. His interests include economics, aviation & foreign languages, and he has a soft spot for good food and red wine.

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