Optus NBN, ADSL, cable and mobile broadband plans compared June 2019

Optus provides a wide variety of broadband plans and an option to bundle with entertainment.

Is Optus right for me?

  • Product highlights: Optus is known for its entertainment bundles, wide breadth of service offerings, and good value and coverage across the board.
  • Watch out for: Optus' plans do come with large setup fees - up to $200 on top of your plan if you're opting for a month-to-month setup.

Optus fixed-line plans

Optus fixed-line plans explained

Optus NBN plans run the full gamut of NBN access technologies: fibre to the premises (FTTP), fibre to the node (FTTN), fibre to the building (FTTB), hybrid-fibre coaxial (HFC) and fixed wireless. Fixed wireless is limited to Standard Plus speeds (nbn50) while NBN's various fixed-line connections add the option to upgrade to Premium (nbn100) speeds.

Optus mobile broadband plans

Optus mobile broadband plans explained

Optus's mobile broadband plans are essentially SIM-only data plans designed to be used inside a single device such as a tablet or Wi-Fi dongle.

Mobile broadband plans start from as low as $35 per month for 3GB of data and go all the way up to per month for 100GB of data. Plans are available on either a month-to-month, 12-month or 24-month contract.

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Optus extras

Optus $99 plans are available across all of the company's fixed-line broadband services and come with an entertainment bundle that includes Fetch TV and Optus Sport.

Optus has spent a significant chunk of change bulking up its entertainment offerings, securing the rights to the English Premier League and the UEFA Champions League through its exclusive streaming service, Optus Sport.

Optus also has a long-standing partnership with Fetch TV, a premium television service that effectively competes with Foxtel.

How does Optus compare?

Optus has simplified its broadband plans greatly in recent months by cutting all of its fixed-line broadband plans down to essentially two plans: the $85 plan and the $99 plan.

Similarly, the contract periods have been reduced to either a month-to-month or a 24-month commitment. While Optus keeps its monthly pricing consistent regardless of contract length, it does charge a $200 set-up fee for the freedom of a month-to-month contract.

All of Optus's fixed-line broadband plans now come with unlimited data so you can stream Netflix as much as you want without having to worry about exceeding your monthly data cap.

With this in mind, the below comparisons are based on its more flexible month-to-month plans.


Why should you consider Optus?

Optus sets itself apart from the pack with its strong entertainment offering thanks to its inclusion of Fetch TV and Optus Sport within its $99 broadband plans.

You also get access to 30 pre-selected rental movies which are cycled out every month, ensuring you'll always have something to watch. The Entertainment bundle provides the choice of one channel pack boasting popular networks including Disney, Nickelodeon, National Geographic, ESPN, ESPN2 and Comedy Central.

You can grab all 45 channels for an extra $14 per month, making it a cheaper proposition than other premium pay TV operators such as Foxtel. Meanwhile, Optus Sport is likely to keep football and cricket fans happy.

Optus has largely caught up with competitors by offering a month-to-month, no-lock-in contract and introducing unlimited data throughout its entire line-up of fixed-line broadband plans.

Another plus is that it offers a phone service out of the gate with its $99 plan that can be augmented with unlimited international calls for as little as $10 a month. And if you're still waiting for the NBN to hit your area, Optus's ADSL plans – which include line rental – are some of the most competitive on the market.

All in all, Optus’s recent revamp of its broadband plans is long overdue, but the wait has largely been worth it.

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    GregApril 13, 2018

    Can someone reply regarding connection to the NBN.

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      JoelApril 13, 2018

      Hi Greg,

      Thanks for leaving a question on finder.

      First thing you need to determine is if NBN is available in your area. You can type your address here in our tracker and the next screen will give you a comparison of brands who can provide you with the internet connection you need.

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    JulieDecember 14, 2016

    Is Telstra the only service to provide landlines in Burradoo nsw? We are having a terrible time trying to install nbn because the telephone line is very old and needs to be replaced. 2 months and still waiting!

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      MayDecember 14, 2016Staff

      Hi Julie,

      Thanks for your question.

      I suggest that you enter your address on the panel found on this page to check any broadband service providers in Burradoo.

      Cheers,
      May

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    JuliaAugust 2, 2016

    Hello I would like a pre paid mobile internet service unlimited usage just like the one I have had loyal to you for nearly 8 or more years. Now my daughter tells me you are taking this away from us long running loyal customers. We did not cancel our agreement. And I have an appointment with the Brisbane Ombudsman later this week. As I’m. Pretty sure you can not just opt out of our agreement. I could not so almost certain you legally should be unable to as well. I would appreciate your feedback on this matter. As I’ve been advised to approach you first. As I am doing so and logging and date stamping. I hope to hear from you asap.
    Kind regards.

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      BrodieAugust 3, 2016

      Hi Julia,

      You’ve reached finder.com.au, not Optus. I would recommend contacting Optus customer support on 1300 555 002 or using the Live Chat system on the Optus website.

      Thanks,
      Brodie

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