The offer is open for 12 months on the new Optus Choice packaged plans or Optus One plans. which are $39 per month or more.
The list of eligible territories is Northern Queensland, Wide Bay Queensland, Central Queensland, Southern Queensland, Northern New South Wales, North West New South Wales, Central New South Wales, Southern New South Wales, Eastern Victoria, North West Victoria, South West Victoria, Tasmania (whole state), Regional South Australia, Regional Western Australia and the Northern Territory.
The offer is open to consumers and small business customers who reside in eligible regional areas. TechFund and Fleet are not included.
Those who take up the offer can move between eligible plans and retain the discount but anyone who cancels or changes to an ineligible plan will forfeit the discount. After a customer has changed to another eligible plan, the 12-month discount will continue and will not start afresh.
The service will be considered a primary service for receiving the multi-service discount. Additional services will also receive the discount if they are bought at a point of sale within 30 days.
Optus Head of Regional, Marcus Grimes, said keeping customers connected during challenging times was a priority for the telco and this should not mean having to compromise on service or quality.
“We are continuously looking to roll out our fastest network ever and increase Optus’ network coverage footprint outside metropolitan areas," he said.
"With over 8000 sites Australia-wide, we are offering real choice and competition for communities and keeping you covered even in some of the most remote parts of the country.
“Our Optus Choice and Optus One plans offer something for everyone and with 20% off, it’s the perfect time for more Australians living in rural and remote parts of the country to switch to Optus and take advantage of our great value network.”