Optus lifts data for streaming


Optus is lifting monthly data allowances for TV, movies and music streaming.

Postpaid customers can now stream Netflix and Presto on selected mobile and mobile broadband plans (requires separate subscription).

Tim Cowan, Head of Mobile Marketing at Optus said, “Our customers tell us they want the freedom to watch the latest TV show or listen to their favourite band, on the go. But we know that fear of using too much data is the biggest obstacle to making mobile streaming part of their daily entertainment habits.

“A customer who watches an hour of video content every day can use more than 10 gigs of a data a month. With Optus’ data-free Mobile TV streaming, customers can now stream to their heart’s content without the worry of what it means for their next bill.”

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  1. This is awesome news, and I’ve happily signed up (had to pay $10 a month extra but that’s definitely worth it). Since most of my usage was Netflix/Presto previously, this frees me up to reduce (or maybe eliminate) my home broadband to then use that quota for watching content at home. (my needs at home low, I spend far more time on trains/buses watching TV than on the couch)

    • There are plenty of unlimited plans available for home users, if you can’t get DSL/Cable/NBN where you live yet, consider vividwireless. It uses the Optus metro LTE network.

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