Optus Broadband is a network worth considering for their wide variety of broadband plans and bundles across many technologies. The broadband plans offered by Optus differ based on location. Optus currently offers ADSL2+ broadband, NSN connections and HFC connections on its own cable broadband network. Optus also offers mobile broadband plans on a 4G Network.
There are several different plans that offer a full suite of broadband. For new customers the four main plans are My Broadband, My Basics Bundle, My Entertainment Bundle and My Entertainment Plus Bundle. For customers looking for a month-to-month plan, Optus has an online-exclusive offer called My Basics M2M.
Optus also gives customers the option to choose how fast they want their broadband to be with four NBN speed tiers.
There is also a $20 per month discount available for Optus mobile customers who choose to bundle their mobile plan with a home broadband plan.
What other services are included in the Optus packages?
There are several bundled packages including a home phone line rental, as well as unlimited standard national and local calls. If you choose a standalone broadband plan, you have to get a provision of landline services on your own.
TV and Movie Options
Optus is a partner of Fetch TV. With this option you can get your favorite programs, plus with Yes TV by Fetch you can record up to 585 SD hours of programs, pause and rewind them. You will also get access to Netflix (a Netflix subscription is not included). The Entertainment Plus Bundle gives you 35+ Premium channels which include Disney, Nickelodeon, E!, ESPN, Comedy Channel and more.
Fetch TV is included with the bundled contract plans. With Fetch Mighty TV you can get free movies every month. The higher tier plans include these channels with Fetch TV.
Optus also has broadcast rights for English Premier League. Optus streams matches on EPL live through a dedicated channel on Yes TV by Fetch. You can also watch these programs on the app.
Optus was rated the fastest program for streaming Netflix in Australia for 9 months straight in 2015 and 2016. You can also get a bonus three-month subscription to Stan.
What if I exceed my monthly download limit?
There is no extra fee if you exceed your data limit. However, during the next cycle your speed will be limited to 256kbps.
Many unlimited options - This is a great benefit for faster NBN plans.
Fetch TV Bundle - The Fetch TV PVR bundle includes 30 free movies per month. Optus Sport is also included in the high-tier plans for those who loves EPL and Cricket.
Unlimited Calls - If you plan to make many phone calls, then having unlimited calls is definitely a bonus
Slow HFC upload speeds - There are “speed packs,” which are offered to boost the download speed, but if you upload a lot of content there is not much more they can offer.
24-month plans only - Unlike other ISPs that offer month-to-month contracts or 1-year contacts, Optus does not offer this flexibility.
Additional fees if you do not use direct debit - If you opt to pay manually or request a paper bill, you will be charged more for this service. However, if you choose to do direct debit, you will save on these fees.