Optus has today announced that they are extending their eSIM support to all their MVNOs, something that they have kept for themselves for so long. In doing so they are the first mobile provider to bring this to the market allowing their MVNOs’ customers to connect to the Optus 4G and 5G network with an eSIM.

The new eSIM support from Optus allows their MVNOs to provide access to the Optus network for new customers in just minutes rather than the days that it can take so some SIM ports. By using a simple QR code, Postpaid and Prepaid customers of Optus’ MVNO partners will be able to access to the Optus network in a more sustainable way.

Optus Managing Director of Wholesale, Satellite and Strategy, Ben White,said, “We are launching eSIMs because our MVNO partners want to offer their customers a more simple, sustainable and convenient way to join Optus’ strong, nationwide network. Now, customers of our wholesale partners will have a simple new way of connecting without needing toacquire a physical SIM card.

“eSIMs allow customers the option to have two numbers on one device, potentially eliminating the need to carry around both a work phone and a personal phone. It also provides more Australians with new ways to make more sustainable, environmentally friendly changes to their everyday lives.”

If you are wondering if your provider is an Optus MVNO here is an extensive list thanks to Wikipedia:

AccordAmasimAuspost Mobile
Aussie BroadbandBendigo TelcoCatch Connect
Circles.lifeColes MobileCommander
Dodo ServicesE.TelExetel
iPrimusLoopMoose Mobile
Southern PhoneSpinTelStartel
TruphoneUgly BillVaya Mobile

This is new extension of eSIM support to Optus MVNOs comes on the back of Optus Wholesale being named “Best Host Operator” globally at the 2022 MVNO World Congress in Germany. It is great to see such support heading out to MVNOs because it gives us, the customers, much more choice in who we decide to use for our mobile provider.