Optus extends free EPL offer for mobile customers
Football fans have a little longer to sign up to qualifying plans for free access to the English Premier League season.
Optus has extended its deal that allows customers on a range of postpaid plans to get access to its English Premier League broadcast services at no additional cost until at least 22 August 2016. The deal was set to expire on 31 July 2016, with access for anyone who signed up after that date costing a flat $15 per month on top of their existing Optus service fees.
Optus will deliver EPL and other football-related content through its dedicated Optus Sport service which has already kicked off with coverage of the International Champions Cup. The timing of the new EPL offer means that the EPL season will have already commenced before the deal expires.
Optus' deal for free EPL access also extends to its qualifying broadband plans, which were set to expire on 31 July but now are being offered with the lure of free EPL access until 22 August.
When Optus signed up the rights to the English Premier League for the 2016/2017 season, it did so as a fairly straightforward customer acquisition strategy, but it took some time before the telco revealed its full EPL plans.
Which mobile plans qualify for free EPL access?
Optus will provide free access to its Optus Sport package to mobile customers on 24 month My Plan Plus contracts, which must be purchased with a mobile phone, as well as its 12 Month and month to month SIM only postpaid contract products. For the month to month plans you would need to continue to be an Optus customer to enjoy free access to its EPL packages. Optus' prepaid plans do not qualify for free EPL access, which otherwise is charged at $15 per month.