Optus boosts speeds and simplifies NBN plans

Posted: 21 May 2018 12:07 pm News

Optus HQ Macquarie Park

Save even more on your Optus NBN plan if you already have an Optus mobile account.

Optus has announced changes to its broadband plans on the National Broadband Network, dropping the NBN12 speed tier entirely and making all of its plans work from a baseline of NBN50.

"We’ve upgraded our Optus NBN broadband base speed from NBN12 to NBN50 which now offers existing customers typical minimum evening speeds of 43.65Mbps, as at the end of April 2018," said Ben White, Optus Managing Director of Product and Marketing in a statement.

Optus' new NBN plans are offered in two varieties, both with unlimited downloads. The baseline Optus Ultra Plan costs $75 per month and includes NBN50 speeds, or $105 per month if you want NBN100 speeds. It includes a VOIP phone line with unlimited standard calls to local fixed lines. If you want unlimited national calls or unlimited calls to Australian mobiles, those additions will cost you $5 per month extra.

The top tier of the new Optus NBN plans is the $90 Ultra Entertainment pack, which includes everything in the Ultra Plan along with a Fetch set-top box with one premium channel pack and the option to upgrade that to all of Fetch's additional channels for $14 per month. The Ultra Entertainment pack also includes access to Optus Sport, including all of its upcoming FIFA World Cup coverage.

Boosting the Ultra Entertainment plan to NBN100 on a 24-month contract costs $120 per month, with typical evening speeds stated at 80Mbps.

Alongside its speed bump, Optus is also offering a bundled plan discount if you already have an eligible postpaid Optus Mobile account. On either the Ultra or Ultra Entertainment tiers, customers with an eligible mobile plan can cut an additional $10 off their monthly charges on those new plans.

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