Optus announces prepaid 4G plans

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Optus Prepaid Social on 4G cost chart

Optus Prepaid Social on 4G cost chart

Optus has launched its 4G offerings for prepaid customers.

Customers with their own 4G compatible handset who connect to the Optus Prepaid Social offering can now make the most of Optus 4G prepaid inclusions, with unlimited voice calls to Optus mobiles, unlimited standard SMS to Australian mobiles, as well as unlimited mobile access to social media sites including Facebook, Twitter, MySpace, eBay, Foursquare and LinkedIn.

Optus 4G is live in selected areas of Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane CBD, Surfers Paradise, Perth and the Greater Newcastle and Hunter regions, and will extend to other major metropolitan areas as it is progressively introduced throughout the mobile network.

Optus managing director of marketing, Michael Smith, said, “Since launching Optus 4G earlier this year, we have seen an incredible amount of interest from our customers ... prepaid customers can [now] tweet, post, like and share on Optus 4G speeds this holiday season.”

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3 Comments

Cam

1

What an anticlimax this announcement is. When you have 4G on $2 days prepaid then let me know. In the meantime, I will hold off buying a 4g phone. Maybe when vodafone release their 4G network in the new year we will get something a bt more realistic price and vaule wise!

Cam

2

Complete rubbish these plans, an anticlimax and a misleading headline! Your terminology is incorrect. It should read "Optus announces prepaid 4G plan" (not plans) with 5 different price points! So much bad english these days! When they have 4g on $2 days and the other 3g only plans on 4g then you have the right to say plans!

Paul

3

Jeeze Cam, you sound like a bit of a fool... The author and Optus have the "right" to say plans. And you have the right not to purchase these plans (in your obvious outrage that you don't get what you want - QQ).

To answer your point directly, Optus have 5 PREPAID options... That is, if a customer pays a certain amount up front they get a certain amount of data and included minutes. Now sure, each plan has an associated "price point"... the definition of which is "the standard price set by the manufacturer for a product" (or in this case plan).

The author's terminology is correct. Sure the pricing may be an anticlimax, but isn't that always the way with the big telcos? If you don't like it don't purchase the product, but really... grow up!

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