This was posted 4 years 27 days ago, and might be an out-dated deal.

New Optus Plans 50GB+70GB = $49.99, 75GB+75GB = $59.99 with Download/Uploads Counted

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Called up Optus as I was thinking of moving to TPG but they offered me their new set of plans, apparantly released today!

$49.99 = 50gb + 70gb offpeak
$59.99 = 75gb + 75gb offpeak

Both prices include a $10 discount for bundling with home phone, but if you are currently getting any free months you'll lose them (thanks Nowheredotcom)

Peak = 12pm-12am
Offpeak = 12am-12pm

Both Downloads/Uploads are counted.

No details on their website yet.

If you're on one of their older plans (i was on 20/40) you'll also get doubled internet speed as these plans have 20mbps download and 512kbps upload. No lock-in contracts if you're not already on one. They also offered me $10/mo off my home phone. I was told the upgrade would apply from 1st May.

I have cable internet so I can't guarantee this offer goes with ADSL as well - maybe someone can confirm.

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  • +1 vote

    I note that there's a 24 month lock-in and that the off-peak allowance halves after the first 12 months.

    • +1 vote

      I was told that theres no lock-in (already being a customer) and they made no mention that the off-peak allowance would change.

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        can confirm…i got cold called and offered this deal (75+75)…they said no changes to exist bundling deal with home phone and no contract (since I am off contract)…however upload counts now but no biggy…and here I was just considering the TPG offer…they must be feeling the competition…

        PS. I am on cable too…

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      has to be bundled with something (i.e home phone)

    • +2 votes

      Great deal! I'm on the old 12/24 cable plan and paying about $60/month.. The new $50 plan is better in every way. Sure uploads count but I don't really care since I'm getting more than 4x the downloads.

      Thought about switching to ADSL2+ but will stay with cable for the speed/reliability.

      Btw, I called Optus just now and was told about an additional plan not mentioned above. Apparently there's also a $39.99 plan with 10gb/20gb downloads. Not the best value, but worth mentioning.

      • +2 votes

        All the low end plans from any ISP are lousy.

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      do we need a new modem to reach the new speeds as well? im still using the motorola 4200 surfboard

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        no need for a new modem. the 4200 can do up to 30m

    • +4 votes

      just got off the fone from a really nice rep

      confirmed the following info:

      cant sign up till 25th april
      $69.95 for the 75/75 plan. its a naked deal
      but if u are already with optus and bundled it with telephone, u get it for $10 cheaper – $59.95

      theres also a higher plan
      85/85 for $10 more

      upload speed should double to 512
      download speed should double to 20mbps

      capped speed drops from 512 to 64 but seriously i dont think u can get capped anyway

      there is no contract
      and u can move between plans during the month. pricing is pro rataed and u basically just get billed the difference.

      u dont need a new modem. so 4200 is fine

      those who didnt get any re contracting bonuses or offers like 10% off. should call up. they will TRY to arrange a sales rep who wants to make a buck and give u offers to recontract.

      cant wait till the 25th april!

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      Just a note, for anyone on cable at the moment, such as myself, these plans are ADSL2+, so speeds may vary. Just keep that in mind.

  •  

    Do you have a direct link?

    Just noticed that this info is not on the website yet.

  • +12 votes

    Both Downloads/Uploads are counted = suck

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      Not really. Uploading isn't that big of an issue unless you use private torrent trackers…

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        Even without P2P, uploads are typically 10-20%, which changes the value of the deal a lot when you can find many other ISPs that don't count uploads.

        • +3 votes

          I just rang to upgrade and was told that my uploads were between 750mb to 2gb a month - he checked it without asking and was more worried about the counting uploads and downloads than I was. Given that this plan has 40gb more included than my current plan for a lower price, that just lowers it to a 38gb improvement. I think I can deal. That said, I don't torrent.

  •  

    HHHmmm…..not too bad for a deal huh? Mu uploads are normally around 30gb. So this is considered a better deal. Should I jump in?

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      uploads are 30gb my god!

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    Thought you might like to add this info

    PH: 133 345 for sales
    8am - 9pm (Mon - Fri)
    9am - 5pm (Sat)
    Closed Sunday & selected public holidays

  •  

    I called up last week and the guy told me to wait to Monday before changing my plan…Sure glad I did!

  •  

    I just called up and the guy said that there are no such plans!!! It seems like that some of their staff do not know about this deal.

  •  

    Applies from 1st of May? Ugh, probably too little too late for me.

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    I'd be very interested if there was not lock-in contract.

  •  

    Oh man just as I'm about to get away from my crappy 20/40 @ 1500k to iiNet this appears.

    Might give a ring and see, already been with Optus 3 years, if there's no lock in contract I might switch.

  • +3 votes

    I'm not sure how these could be construed as being better value than TPG's current plans, unless Offpeak times are critical.

    TPG's equivalent plans:
    $49.99/mo - 70GB/60GB
    $59.99/mo - 80GB/70GB
    Offpeak: 2:00-8:00
    Uploads not counted, shaped to 1Mbps/1Mbps

    Still, it's pretty good coming from Optus.

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      Considering the amount of problems users of TPG have been having lately (YouTube, speeds, disconnections), it is comforting, to say the least, to be with a provider like Optus.

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        I'm currently on the grandfathered 12/24 Optus Cable plan, but I might upgrade to the 75GB/75GB plan (if there is no contract) until the mythical $75 Unlimited TPG plan eventuates.

        I've been overseas and capless too long :(

        •  

          I'm on the same plan. Just come off 6 months at half price, and still on 1 in 4 months free. The $49.99 plan is roughly the same price I'm paying on average now, but double the speed.

          Don't do too much private tracker torrents, so counted uploads don't bother me too much, but need to look at how it impacts online backups - if I can schedule to off peak, won't affect me at all.

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            I want to have these 1 in 2 / 1 in 3 / 1 in 4 months free. im on the grandfather plans as well, but no one from optus calls me! sad

  •  

    Can't wait if this is actually going to be offered.

  • +2 votes

    I called about half an hour ago and got through to their call centre in India. I got confirmation that this plan is available on 1/5. It's not contracted on a 12 month or 24 month basis and is rather a month-to-month plan. Should I downgrade there will be a $50 penalty.

    Unfortunately, the lady wouldn't give me $10 off my home phone, so I'll be calling again during normal business hours soon to enquire about this since the lady said she doesn't know anything about home phones!!

  •  

    interesting…i was planing to switch to TPG after my optus phone contract expired. but this looks tempting.
    initially on the 20/40 plan for 60ish/month.
    i can confirm that you can get $10 off/month for home phone for 6 months and 30 off/month for cable. you can only apply for this once per year though. i have to wait till august to call them up for a discount again ><

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      i took up a 10% off cable bill earlier this year. so does that mean i can't apply for $10/month off the home fone bill now?

      btw, what is this $30/month off cable? is it a once off thing? if not, the cable bill is going to be $20/month..

      • +1 vote

        if you are off contract for cable, i believe you get a 'recontract reward' which is worth 10% off your cable bill.
        you can apply for BOTH home phone and cable discount.
        and you can apply for both once per year- which is about 30+10/month off for 6 months = $240 saving/year
        note, that im on the old 20/40 plan, so im not sure if this will work with all plans.
        if you get rejected the offer, just keep calling ^^

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          yes. i'll be calling them! i'm on the 12/24 plan. i think the 20/40 was one better than mine back then. so hopefully your discounts apply to me too! the $10 and $30 discounts are just called 'rewards' i'm guessing?

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            when i called them last time for the offer, i told them tpg had better plans and i was planning to switch if they weren't going to offer me anything better - so they said theyd see what they can do, and eventually told me they were able to get 30 off/month for cable.
            as for the the phone, i called them on a separate date (i found about this discount a bit later) and asked them if they had any loyalty discounts/incentives i could take advantage of, and best they could give me was 10/off. i have heard some people had 15/off though, but 10 is still good.

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      I called up, and found my way to the disconnection department. I was actually doing it with the plan to disconnect with them. They were Australian.

  •  

    good offer considering it's from optus but the uploads counted makes me look the other way to TPG

  •  

    does anybody know is this is available for ADSL 2?

    I tried to call, call ended up in India. Let's just say there was a culture confusion, and when i asked if he had any knowledge of if the new plans will be for ADSL2, the operator got distracted and proceeded to offer the 30/60 plan (half the usage after one year).

    The call ended with him suggesting i wait until May 1st and "see if it is available for ADSL 2", rendering my call useless.

  • -2 votes

    This offer is only a rumour at this stage. Optus has not officially announced the deal so I doubt if anyone can sign up today. No deal.

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      read above some people already have

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      It's not a rumour. Its real. This is the first day that they're offering it so they haven't updated their marketing material etc. If you do upgrade, the plan will be upgraded as of 1st May.

  • -1 vote

    I actually called them today asking for new plans, and they told me to wait until 25th of april when they are releasing new competitive plans. I've been with optus for 7 years and not once has the marketing team called me to offer me anything new. The guy on the phone told me i would have to wait until end of april to sign on. Very annoyed if they didnt offer me the plan now with no-lock in contract seeing that the op has confirmed this deal…

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      Maybe they offered it to me in priority as I was about to disconnect from them. Not so sure.

    • +1 vote

      My sign up was basically like a 'preorder' - we get them in May. The guy I spoke to said they hadn't been officially released yet.

  •  

    Uploads are important. Even if you don't use private trackers you should have the habit of uploading a bit. Remember, if nobody uploads, nobody can download. Egg chicken situation.

    And for those who never use private tracker, you will be impress how much faster they are comparing to public tracker.

  •  

    Any idea if this is for ADSL 1 as well?

  •  

    I'm on the 12/24 plan to. No upload on that though. So is this 50gb counted in total with upload and download? I'm interested in this because I can't get ADSL. Also is the speeds a lot quicker, how can they be with cable, assuming this is cable right?

  •  

    Anyone try to change to this from the latest official plans (30GB+60GB) ?

    I've only been on the 30/60 plan for just 1 month (been with optus phone + cable for > 2 years) and am hoping to change to these new plans.

    •  

      I've heard as long as the plan is an UPgrade, it is allowed (all they do is restart the length of your contract).

      However, if these prices are true, your plan is more expensive so it may technically be a downgrade?

      Dnt quote me though, im not sure.

    •  

      read the whirlpool thread on this. your contract is to stay with optus not for a plan. you can downgrade or upgrade without no penalty.

      People confuse broadband plans with mobile plans. With mobile you can't downgrade.

  •  

    sounds like someones wet dream

  •  

    cant believe people still join up Optus, and yes, I was previously a Optus customer!

    their mobile phone, homephone & broadband deal, the value suck, the service is sick, the line is shit!

    I won't neg this but I would NEVER go with Optus…

    • +3 votes

      I was considering going with TPG but theres the hassle of getting the hardware, contract etc. The best thing about this deal if you're already a non-contracted customer is that the only thing you have to lose is being able to go back to your older outdated plan

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      DOCSIS 3.0 upgrade will be completed by June.

      $70 for 120GB cable + home phone that includes $50 worth of calls per month.

      That's good value, maybe even the current best.

      That is if TPG doesn't counter by offering free LNP, knocks off $15 or does away with the $10 minimum call spend on their $1 line rental plans.

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      I do agree with davidl2. With ADSL2 I was getting less than ADSL speed and they want me to pay for a techinician to certify my PSTN lines. After two years I moved with most hated telelephone company -Telstra with a cable connection. WOW the speed is not comparable to any other ISP, Even optus cable.Since I don't use more than 6GB, 12GB plan is great value. Throttled speed is better than optus ADSL.

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        ADSL2 performance depends on a customers distance from the Exchange (not as a crow flies though). So some customers will certainly get worse performance than cable - they need to do their measuring homework before any switch. Cable is capable of speeds higher than ADSL2 if the telco enables it also (eg. DOCSIS 3.0 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MLAvj6S0zCY). Cable speeds are not distance dependant. Good to see Optus bringing these deals out to restore credibility to cable and hold off the migration back to legacy copper lines. Saves Telstra getting a cut through the ADSL2 process also for doing SFA.

  •  

    what if your on the optus fusion plan $129 is it possible to upgrade the internet part of my contract to one of those?

  •  

    If this offer is cable only, I'm not surprised because the only two cable ISPs, Telstra and Optus are trying to milk any remaining cash out of their investment since ADSL2+ exceeds cable speeds. The other downside of cable is the slow upstream speed. No fun when sending out a mail with a large attachment takes minutes. That's one of the reasons I jumped to naked ADSL2+ as soon as it made sense.

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      See above. No email upload should take minutes ;-) If you're after speed, once DOCSIS 3.0 hits you'll want to come back to cable. It all depends on the tranmission standard implemented (turned on by the telco). As a medium, fibre (cable) will always be faster then copper (esp. old copper).

  •  

    So when is this plan actually going to happen. Im on the 90gb for $60 so i am definitely changing my plan. When is it going to be shown on the Optus website, any proof that this plan is actually happening cause it seems to good to be true

    • +1 vote

      PH: 133 345 for sales
      8am - 9pm (Mon - Fri)
      9am - 5pm (Sat)
      Closed Sunday & selected public holidays

      Thats when you can call to change it - i had personally called through to the disconnection department. My plan officially changed from 1st May.

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    i'm on the $129 fusion plan do you think i'll be able to switch to this? my current plan caps me at 30gb, which is crap :(

  • +2 votes

    Finally my laziness paid off. Considered TPG, just don't bother to go thru Telster again.

    Just changed from 20/40 to 30/60 last month, will change it again to 75/75.

    Got a feeling unlimited plan is in the air.

    •  

      +1, in same boat, action thru inaction…love it…

  •  

    Nice deal and all but uploads counted is fail right there. Also if the plan is not going to be available to you until may why would you sign up from now? There could be way better deals out come may.

  •  

    Telstra's prices are getting sicker and sicker

    • +4 votes

      does that mean theyre getting better or worse?? :)

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        Sick as in unhealthy, not "fully sick" like what Thorpy says.

  • +2 votes

    These plans look pretty good, too bad uploads are counted.

    Hopefully it'll force some ISPs (like Telstra and iiNet) to make changes to their plans.

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      Telstra: 25GB Extreme cable or ADSL2+ Liberty (30mb/s) $49.95 a month

  • +1 vote

    Rang last night, they also advised that there may be a $50 charge to downgrade once your on these new plans. (Does not apply to existing customers not on contract)

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      Optus never had a fee for downgrading cable plan. they have it for ADSL. so I find it hard to believe.

    • +2 votes

      Compared to what I'm on at the moment, 12gb peak and 24gb offpeak, this is a deal. I'm actually capped right now, and was thinking of calling Optus up to upgrade soon. So I'm glad this got voted up!

      My house is right on the outer limits of ADSL coverage so I don't have many alternatives.

  • +2 votes

    Title and description never mentioned this is ADSL1 or ADSL2, or naked. It is unclear. Please consider update title/description.

    • +1 vote

      "I have cable internet so I can’t guarantee this offer goes with ADSL as well - maybe someone can confirm."
      By that line there, I think the OP is referring to cable. Which, in my opinion, actually makes this a much better deal than if it was ADSL.

    •  

      its cable

  •  

    They look pretty good to me. I've been on this Optus/TPG dilemma, not sure if I should switch from Optus to TPG, possibly trading speed for downloads. Now I think I'm gonna stay with Optus and change to the new plans. Glad I haven't made a choice before this!

  • +2 votes

    I'm not sure why we should be getting Optus/iiNet/Telstra, definitely not Telstra, in terms of value. TPG and AAPT provide much better value. I'm with AAPT and the speeds, performance haven't disappoint me yet… I was with TPG before, and well it's quite problematic, bad customer service, constantly slow speed, etc.

  • +4 votes

    This is great, and this is why I LOVE ozbargain and whirlpool.

    Thanks SO MUCH to the original poster, because this move by Optus is a "game-changer"

    I'm with Optus for many years now, on the good-ol' 7-14 plan, sometimes changing to the 20-40.

    These plans DO EXIST and we wouldn't have known about them unless the original poster made his/her enquiry and more importantly LET US KNOW ABOUT IT.

    Thanks so much. I'll definitely be changing to one of these plans in May.

    • +3 votes

      No worries. And don't forget, you'll be able to stay on the new 50+70gb plan and then change to the 75+75gb plan if you exceed the 50+70 for that month.

      With me being on the 20-40 plan before, if i was capped, i was capped and had to wait for the rest of the month as it was the highest option on that set of plans.

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      Actually you would have known about them when they get "officially" released by Optus in a few weeks for formal offer/take up. No doubt there will be a cast of Optus animals shouting at you from every media outlet about these deals but thank you to the OP for the confirmation of the online rumours that have been circulating nonetheless.

  • +2 votes

    So I rang and asked coz I'm on the oldest plan 12/24. They said that it would become effective as of 1st of May and that I would receive the $10 discount because of having a bundled home phone. Normally it would be $59. I also asked about the every 4 months I get a free paid month and they said that it would not be offered again. No locked in contract either

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      Thanks. I'll add to the bargain details up the top.

  • +1 vote

    Be careful of optus. They tend to have hidden charges.

    • -1 vote

      Just don't sign up for the security suite and you'll be fine ;)

  •  

    How will they be achieving the new cable speeds? Will it be the same infrastructure as now that is currently throttled?

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      speed is already 20Mbps max. there is no "new cable speeds"

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        Optus are already running a DOCSIS 2.0 network. They have the ability to match Bigpond's current speeds of 30Mbps, and DOCSIS 2.0 is capable of 38Mbps downstream. It's a shame they're capping the speeds to only 20Mbps.

        I'm wary of these new plans if they are going lock customers into this lower speed. Especially when their network will be DOCSIS 3.0 (up to 120Mbit/s) come June, 2010.

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          I don't know if they will lock customers into the plans for that reason (ie. they may hope they upgrade to DOCSIS 3.0). If customers want to take up the DOCSIS 3.0 offer (when released) they will need a new modem from Optus anyway (see my YouTube link about for an example of what the new Motorola modems look like).

  •  

    Im quite dissapointed, just got off the phone with Optus and enquired about this deal and they said "they dont have such a plan". He said the only thing was offered was the existing $60 for 90gb. I also asked " So is there gonna be any new plans in May?" he stated "Nope, not at this stage". I guess not all their staff are onto this as of yet, and I guess I will be trying later next month if this plan indeed will exist.

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      Hey there - thespot. Rest assured, these plans will be offered. Just like when Telstra brought out a new plan in the past, only select customers were offered it, and all other staff did not know about it, and there was nothing about it on the website. Just be patient and wait. This will cause a big stir in the market. For those of you on Telstra, you might just have to wait another couple of months after that before Telstra comes up with it's response.

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      The guy I spoke to hadn't heard of it either - but he put me on hold to ring around and find out about it so I could sign up.

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      That's why they are not "officially" released to the public yet as it take a while for all the sales people to be trained, etc. People need to be patient before reverse harrassing Optus ;-) 1st May is a month away. Not sure why people are so eager to talk to salespeople who haven't been made aware of the deal yet…

  • +2 votes

    Finally a plan that isn't ridiculously priced and won't get me capped (like I am now). On the 20-40 right now and this is just what I needed. No TPG adsl2+ in my area.

  •  

    I have called Optus just then and sales team seems to have no idea about it!
    I definitely say wait until closer to May when most of the staff seems to know about it.

  •  

    So it's $50 ($60 unbundled) for 120GB when bundled with home phone + $30 home starter plan - $10 home phone discount = $70/month?

    Or is the $10 off per month for home phone only for select customers?

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    Is there any connection fee for a new signup customer?
    Currently with Exetel, who hiked all ADSL plans by $5 and stripped free VOIP/SMS, I have been thinking about TPG but if everything sounds right with this yet to be announced Optus internet service, I have no hesitation to do business with Optus again knowing that support service is not so great with Exetel and TPG. I don't have any great expectation with Optus customer service either and it's fine with me. (as long as they provide stable connection)

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