Is Optus’ broadband service right for you? Photo: Compare TV.
What makes Optus Broadband different?
As of August 2018, the telco is offering an unmissable deal – unlimited data for only $65/month, as long as you’re an Optus mobile customer. It’s ideal for data-hungry customers looking for a reliable plan at an affordable price. You would be able to stream all your favourite shows without worrying about a data cap.
Alternatively, the plan is also a great investment for those switching to the NBN and researching new ISPs. Especially since one in three Australians can now connect to the speedy network, as the rollout of the nation’s largest ever infrastructure project speeds up. But let’s see what Optus is all about.
If you are looking for a no-fuss broadband subscription with no extras, Optus delivers quality at a relatively decent price. Depending on your location, you can opt for:
- ADSL plans:
- an unlimited data plan for $80/month (min. total cost over 24 months is $2045)
- Cable broadband plans:
- unlimited data for $80 (min. total cost over 24 months is $2045)
- NBN (National Broadband Network) plans:
- unlimited data for $80 (min. total cost over 24 months is $1920).
All the prices here are for a two-year contract. Optus also offers month-to-month broadband bundles that include phone and/or Fetch TV.
Optus Broadband’s NBN, Cable and ADSL Plans
For NBN plans, Optus gives you the option to upgrade your connection speed. The first option offers 12Mbps downloads and 1Mbps uploads, and comes free with the basic NBN connection. The second option is 25/5 for an extra $10, then 50/20 for an extra $20 and finally 100/40 for an extra $30/month. The Ultra bundles are slightly different; they start at a base of 50/20, making them easily the best value.
For customers still on ADSL or cable, the same plans and bundles apply – though without the control over speed tiers.
If you’re not sure what kind of technology is available at your current location, you can easily check via the Optus website. You can also use the NBN rollout tracker to see when the NBN will be available in your area.
|Optus Ultra||NBN Speed 50/20|
Includes Phone Line
Min cost $1800 over 24 months
|Optus Ultra Entertainment||NBN Speed 50/20|
Includes Phone Line
Includes Optus Sport
Includes Fetch TV box + channel pack
Min cost $2160 over 24 months
|My Broadband||NBN Speed 12/1|
NBN Speed upgrades available
Min cost $2045 over 24 months