Optus is about to launch two new unlimited 5G home broadband data internet plans that will allow users between $ 75 per month for speeds of 100 Mbps maximum and $ 90 per month for unlimited Choose from speeds including Optus Sport and a Fetch Mighty Box with a Premium Channel Package. The first month is free for both plans.
The current Optus 5G broadband home plan is $ 70. So the new plans are a price hike, and the inclusions are designed to make the $ 90 Entertainer Bundle plan look so much cheaper than the slower $ 75 plan.
Optus is clearly hoping that most people will sign up for the $ 90 option to increase ARPU (Average Revenue Per User). This seems to be borne out by the fact that their spokesperson for these new plans is the Managing Director Marketing and revenue.
Expect Telstra to see a big push for its 5G consumer broadband options soon as well, as both telecom companies like Optus make a lot more money connecting to them through their own cell towers than when you connect to them through NBN.
Optus 5G Home Broadband is available to around 420,000 households across Australia. Over time, Optus will continue its 5G deployment.
In theory, Optus 5G Internet is plug-and-play, so customers can install themselves with minimal effort. In practice, however, it is strongly recommended to install the Optus 5G modem directly next to a window with a clear location line to an Optus 5G tower.
The actual speed of an Optus 5G customer will depend on factors such as modem placement, distance from the 5G tower, local conditions, software and hardware capabilities, and internet traffic and congestion.
Later this year, Optus will launch this new $ 90 per month 5G Internet Entertainer tariff that will allow customers to access unlimited speeds on the Optus 5G network. Optus claims that a representative sample of their 5G home broadband customers currently have an average download speed of 214 Mbps (between 7pm and 11pm).
Optus will also launch the Optus 5G Internet Everyday Plan for $ 75 per month. This plan offers a maximum speed of 100Mbps (with an estimated average download speed of 85Mbps between 7:00 p.m. and 11:00 p.m.) and includes Optus Sport and access to world-class health and fitness content through OS Fitness in the Optus Sport app.
In anticipation of these new 5G Internet plans, Optus is launching the Optus 5G Daily Internet Plan first and is offering customers who sign up for this plan now the option to enjoy the unlimited “Entertainer” speeds for $ 75 per month. This limited-time Optus 5G Internet Everyday Plan offer will be available starting September 11, 2020.
Matt Williams, Optus Managing Director Marketing and Sales, commented:
“Customers tell us that choice, value and speed are important to them, and our new 5G internet plans deliver just that. 5G creates a whole new world of home experiences with the ability to stream and share content from multiple devices at the same time – something that is becoming increasingly important this year as the way we work, school and live has changed. “