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Optus Unlimited Mobile Data from $60/Mth

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Received an email today for an invitation to the following:

We're proud to announce we're now offering unlimited mobile data on our Unleashed SIM Only plans and we want you to be the first to try it.
You bring the phone and we'll provide the SIM when you switch to our 12 month, Unleashed SIM Only plan.
Offer ends 13 April 2018, unless withdrawn earlier.

First SIM - $60/mth
Add 2nd SIM - $50/mth
Add 3rd SIM - $40/mth

Plan's CIS thanks to subee.

It seems like you need a unique code to be sent to your email to apply for the plan.

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  • +57 votes

    Whoa it’s starting… 📱💾📞🎥⏱⏳😍👌

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    Jesus Christ what a deal…

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    unlimited 4G? really?

  • +10 votes

    Tethered @ 1.5mbps..thats a pretty cool deal though

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      How do they even detect tethering? Especially on Android?

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        They can just limit your speed to 1.5mbps?

        • +5 votes

          The point is they limit only when tethering

          The data should look the same to them tethered or not.

          Android phones don't report tethering status to the carrier, I know iPhones used to.

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          @samfisher5986:

          Ohh okay, thank you for the clarification!

        • +15 votes

          @samfisher5986: it says music and video streaming, downloads, and tethering at 1.5mbps. So not just tethering is slowed. Anything that basically uses data is slowed according to that page.

        • +5 votes

          @dwhes:

          Easily fixed with a VPN or probably various other tricks.

        • +19 votes

          @samfisher5986: Possibly but that’s not a true representation of the product. People need to be aware that it isn’t just tethering thst is slowed like you had said. But anything that they really want higher speeds for.

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          @dwhes:

          I think a lot more research is needed on this service anyway.

          Like what happens when you open Youtube and select 1080p?

          Do you just sit there buffering because its limited?

          I have a feeling its not as restrictive as they make it sound.

        • +3 votes

          @samfisher5986: For sure more research is needed. I think it will be exactly as you just said when trying to stream though. They are easily able to see what the type of traffic is and simply shape the speed at those times. They already do it now for the free data streaming of Netflix and Spotify. This will just apply to all these different things now. Makes a lot of sense as they don’t want everyone having unlimited data with full speed. But at that sort of speed it makes the unlimited data almost pointless. Just did the math and if you were to stream 24/7 for the month at 1.5Mbps it would work out at around 485GB.

        • +2 votes

          @dwhes:

          I'd say at first you'll probably get away with streaming +20GB's at around 15Mbps.

          But as it goes on, Optus is probably going to invoke the contract rules and slow your service down to 1.5MBps for videos/torrents/games/tethering.

          And then it's going to suck, and this deal isn't going to be a bargain at all. I'm thinking the TIO and ACCC will probably get involved in forcing the carrier's to make it well-known that it is NOT unlimited/unrestricted Data.

          Besides this isn't quite new, we've had it with slower 3G networks… so it's probably a case of Optus looking to experiment with the market.

        • +9 votes

          @samfisher5986: Not sure if it still live or on many phones but there is actually a "tether_dun_required" setting that distinguishes tethered traffic from non-tethered.

          This post describes how to disable it though: https://www.groovypost.com/howto/hide-data-usage-get-truly-u...

          I got bitten by this once on a Woolworths (Telstra) SIM and Android 6.0. It wouldn't tether on 4G but would on 3G. Setting tether_dun_required = 0 fixed it.

        • +4 votes

          @dwhes:
          Forget about music and video… just think of how fast you could send unlimited emails!

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          @goosmurf:

          That's the hot tip right there!

        • +1 vote

          @sharkfan12:

          Let me get out my Blackberry!

        • -1 vote

          @FriendlyPhillip: you mean Misery?

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          This is a synchronous speedtest, from two Sony Z5 Compact, one hotspot host, the other tethered (last link)

          http://www.speedtest.net/my-result/a/3711568657
          http://www.speedtest.net/my-result/a/3711568664

          I feel for those who buy multiple sims if they don't require devices to be separated… don't get sucker punched

      • +1 vote

        I was blocked from tethering on android by some telco once, just had to use Clockworks Easytether to get past it. Great app, easy to work with.

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        Some operator would inspect TTL, some will use a different APN for tethering, and some system will notice the network tethering data is coming through. I didn't receive the code so I couldn't try it by myself, but it should be the way to tell wether you are tethering.

  • +18 votes

    wow wow wow…

    brb, cancel nbn

  • +25 votes

    I'm with Optus and the reception and mobile data quality is already poor compared to Telstra.

    This is not going to end well.

    • +12 votes

      Maybe not the at beginning, but when the competition is initiated by Optus and takes off, other Telcos will gradually join the market on affordable unlimited mobile broadband, from 4G to 5G in 2019 to..xG in the future. It's going to end well for consumers.

      • +3 votes

        As someone who is on optus cable and gets 0.11 megabits in peak hour I dont think that is going to happen.

        They offered cheap unlim plans and their network became crippled and it just gets worse over time not better.

        • +2 votes

          All fine here

          http://www.speedtest.net/my-result/a/3708720093

          Even when i was on cable :)

        • +1 vote

          I use 4G optus and the speed test shows 20-30mbps download and upload is between 5-15mbps. Far superior to tpg. The actual downloads happen between 1-1.5 mbps from torrents

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          That’s not my point, I didn’t give praises to the optus network. Look at the bigger picture mate. 1 or a few bad connections are not going to stop nor slow down the wifi broadband evolution.

        • +1 vote

          @1-Bargain:

          A few?

          Their entire cable network pretty much slows down to a crawl in peak times. Because of this the mobile network also slows down significantly.

          Unlimited was offered before by vodaphone and it crippled their entire network and stopped that race dead for years.

          Big picture they shouldnt do it unless they can actually handle it. Given their track record thats probably a no.

    • +1 vote

      Yea just moved to Telstra because of this. It's like night and day.

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      It's over saturation of their network.

    • +2 votes

      I'm with Optus and pull 95-148Mbps downlink in the Adelaide CBD, 50-70Mbps at home far out on the fringe between metro and country, and 30-50Mbps at work in a country town.

      Couldn't be happier as an ex-Telstra customer (they only lost my business due to phone I wanted being exclusive with Optus).

    • +5 votes

      I switched from optus to telstra, and found reception and speed worse.

      it just depends.

    • +1 vote

      I am with optus/jennee and Telstra/aldi and where I am currently, optus is good and Telstra is patchy.

    • +1 vote

      There's those generalisations again. Everyone will get a different result. I have a 100GB Optus data SIM and it's fine. I can begin downloading a 700MB-1.2GB video torrent, set the client to download in sequential order, wait say 8-10 minutes for the first part of the video to download, start viewing, and it completes well before I'm finished viewing.

      In fact this morning I was downloading a torrent and wished it would speed up so I could finish it and leave the computer. It had about 12 minutes to go. So I checked the client settings, and remembered I had limited download speed to 300KiB/S a few months ago, otherwise so much data comes through on popular torrents, that the browser slows/stops responding. So I upped download speed to maximum. I forget the speed it reached, but the file finished in 3 minutes instead of 12.

      I've had a few youtube videos playing at once before. I've also watched youtube a lot lately while also downloading torrents and/or files from places like download.com

      Obviously if people are concerned before committing, they need to find a way to test. Like buy a month-by-month mobile broadband SIM from an Optus reseller, borrow one from someone else, etc.

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        Oops, I see now this is speed limited. I get from 60 to 100Mbps on my Optus data SIM depending on various things. So yeah, it's going to be quite a bit slower. VPN time! ;-)

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          I get between 1 and 2Mpbs Sydney CBD and no internet outside my inner city building. Telstra is giving me 72Mbps at my house.

  • +15 votes

    It says music and video streaming, downloads, and tethering at 1.5Mbps. So basically everything you want to use Internet for. You can browse at regular 4G speeds and that’s about it.

    • +9 votes

      So youtube is capped at 1.5Mpbs? That's ADSl1 speeds, pathetic!

      • +5 votes

        According to the note on that page yes. Which sure is terrible. Good luck streaming anything above 480p at that speed.

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          how did they get away with this Unlimited mobile data advertising? its so grossly misleading and not a bargain! people would auto assume 4G speed. how about a company name their mobile broadband unlimited then cap all the data heavy usage to dial up speed and sell it for $10 a month? would ozbargainers still give 42 positive votes?

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          @Creamsoda: Yeh I agree, didn't some ISPs got fined many years ago when they use the word "unlimited" on their ADSL offerings but shaped to dial up speeds after reaching 10GB?

          This is unacceptable and needs to be sent to the ACCC. Anyone here a lawyer?

          Whoever is in charge of the Sales & Marketing department at Optus needs to do some compliance training.

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          more like 360p. trust me. My ADSL line is 2meg down. :(

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      I wonder what they define 'downloads' as? If I get a large ISO off an FTP site that would seem an obvious one, but what about a large PDF from a web site, or an update from the App or Play Store? Lot of questions still to be answered. Even so, I'm curious and excited to see how it plays out in the real world.

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      How does it even know if you are tethering or not though?

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        They don't, they just state that to scare people that don't know any better.

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          Actually, it depends.

          There's an Optus mobile broadband thread on Whirlpool. On certain plans Optus states you get unlimited video, but only on the device with the SIM inserted. i.e. That the same video will be counted off your download quota if you tether and view it on another device.

          So some people's data in that thread is counted when tethering, but others can tether without that video being counted (I'm one of the latter). Last time I checked there, no-one knew what the difference was to help others to do the same.

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      As an Optus customer that can't even get 1.5Mbps at home right now I can't see this going well for many people.

    • +1 vote

      Pretty much only video streaming and downloads use a lot of data so this plan is garbage. I doubt they would let you go crazy on uploads either. It’s pretty much giving unlimited data for loading text and pictures where a $40 for 20gbs could do that.

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    Tried entering my details at https://offer.optus.com.au/unleashed

    However, I got the error my account isn't eligible :(

  • +17 votes

    "Music and Video streaming, downloads and tethering at 1.5Mbps"

    So just about everything useful is speed limited to 1.5Mbit?

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    This account information does not match an eligible Optus account for this offer. Please check your details are correct. This offer is only for selected existing Optus customers.

    F U Optus!

  • +3 votes

    Don't get the people here that are disappointed not having the code. It's a crap deal. Sim only and everything that needs data is limited anyways.

    Unless you receive a few million emails daily this deal is rubbish

  • +1 vote

    All you can eat left overs at a high class restaurant

  • +21 votes

    This is horrible… Capped at 1.5Mbps and they may cap you even harder if you're a heavy data user.

    May as well just go for Vividwireless for the extra $

    • +1 vote

      Vivid wireless would only work in certain areas not everywhere you can get mobile data

      • +4 votes

        Sorry yeah, in terms of using this in place of a home service it's horrible.

        But to be honest if you're fine with 1.5mbps you're probably not going to be using that much data, may as well go with another data capped plan and get the full 4g speed.

      • +1 vote

        IIRC, vividwireless are now just a reseller of Optus 4G and no longer offer the product that they used to.

  • +5 votes

    I still have my old unlimited optus sim $2/day which works out to be the same price, only you don't pay when you don't use it.

  • +13 votes

    IT HAS BEGUN!

    yes its cr4p - but atleast they have found a way to start the ball rolling!

  • +4 votes

    1.5Mbps lol

    No thanks, you can keep your shitty speeds.

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    Would one be able to live-stream at 720p with these speeds?

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    Daaamn I want this. I wonder what the upload is capped at, the same 1.5mbps?

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