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Regional users of Optus services are being offered three months free plan fees on selected new mobile services.

Australia’s second largest telco announced the so-called Free‘gional’ offer on Monday to eligible customers in more than 1,400 regional locations across Australia.

“Regional Australians are tired of high prices and we want to remind them that with our premium national network, they have a choice of plans with a stack of value adds,” said Marcus Grimes, Optus’ Head of Regional.

“With more than $6 billion invested into our mobile network in the last five years we are putting our money where our mouth is and asking consumers to give our network a shot.

“We are confident that with a mix of strong network coverage and super value they will probably ask themselves why they didn’t make the switch to Optus sooner.”

Optus says that, in addition to receiving the first three months free on their plan fees on new selected mobile plans, eligible customers who take up selected 24 month mobile plans are covered by its ‘coverage commitment’ which gives them the opportunity to cancel their plan if they are experiencing coverage issues on the Optus network.

“It’s pretty easy to change over to Optus and with our 'Top Pick for Regional Coverage' badge, customers will knownetwork coverage what  handset works best on our network in their town or region,” Grimes said.

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Peter Dinham

Peter Dinham is a co-founder of iTWire and a 35-year veteran journalist and corporate communications consultant. He has worked as a journalist in all forms of media – newspapers/magazines, radio, television, press agency and now, online – including with the Canberra Times, The Examiner (Tasmania), the ABC and AAP-Reuters. As a freelance journalist he also had articles published in Australian and overseas magazines. He worked in the corporate communications/public relations sector, in-house with an airline, and as a senior executive in Australia of the world’s largest communications consultancy, Burson-Marsteller. He also ran his own communications consultancy and was a co-founder in Australia of the global photographic agency, the Image Bank (now Getty Images).

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