Monday, 14 September 2020 05:27

Optus in bid to lure broadband users with new NBN plans

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Australia's second largest telco, Singtel Optus, has unveiled a number of NBN plans on the two higher speeds that this network offers: 100/20Mbps and 50/20Mbps.

The plans on the lower speed option are:

A $75 per month plan that gives customers unlimited data, an Optus Ultra Wi-Fi modem, access to Optus Sport and an option of not paying $252 for the modem if one stays on the plan for three years. There is, however, a $99 start-up fee.

A second plan costs $79 a month and has all the options of the first plan, but also offers a Fetch Mini and three months of free Fetch Ultimate. Fetch is an entertainment platform sold by the telco.

A third plan costs $90 a month and has all the options of the first plan but adds a Fetch Mighty, three months of Fetch Ultimate and a one-month premium Channel Pack.

There are three plans on the 100/20Mbps option which is claimed to provide 80Mbps during the rush hours of 7pm to 11pm:

A $95 per month plan offers the modem and access to Optus Sport.

A second plan costs $89 per month for the first 12 months and then goes up to $99 and, in addition to the first, offers a Fetch Mini and three months free Fetch Ultimate.

And a third plan will put one out of pocket by $100 per month for the first 12 months, before going up to then $110. Apart from all that the first option allows, it offers customers a Fetch Mighty, three months free Fetch Ultimate and a one-month Premium Channel Pack.

All these plans can be stopped on a month-to-month basis.

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Sam Varghese has been writing for iTWire since 2006, a year after the site came into existence. For nearly a decade thereafter, he wrote mostly about free and open source software, based on his own use of this genre of software. Since May 2016, he has been writing across many areas of technology. He has been a journalist for nearly 40 years in India (Indian Express and Deccan Herald), the UAE (Khaleej Times) and Australia (Daily Commercial News (now defunct) and The Age). His personal blog is titled Irregular Expression.

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