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Optus Prepaid Customers Can Now Stream Music Quota-Free

If you’re an Optus prepaid customer, there’s no reason to download your Spotify playlists to your phone any more. New and existing prepaid customers on Australia’s second largest mobile network will have uncapped, quota-free streaming of half a dozen different music services including Spotify and Google Play Music.


Planhacker: The Best No-Contract Deal On Each Mobile Network

Contract phone plans are a bad deal: not only are you stuck with the same phone and network for two years, you often end up with smaller data and call allowances than with a no-contract prepaid or month-by-month deal. We’ve eliminated the also-rans and come up with one firm recommendation for the best value no-contract prepaid deal on each of Australia’s mobile networks.


Dealhacker: Get 8GB Of Mobile Data On Optus Prepaid For $40 A Month

In its latest bid to outdo rival telco Telstra, Optus is offering a huge data boost to prepaid customers on $30+ plans. For a limited time, the $40 My Prepaid Ultimate plan includes a whopping 8GB of data; plus the ability to roll over unused data month-to-month. The deal also provides unlimited international calls to 10 different countries with no lock-in contract.


Optus SatSleeve Offers 100 Per Cent Mobile Coverage Across Australia

Optus Satellite has announced the availability of the new SatSleeve that slips over your phone to give you mobile coverage anywhere in Australia where there is a direct line of sight to the telco’s satellite. Made by Thuraya, SatSleeve is compatible with a number of iOS and Android devices from Apple, Samsung, HTC, LG, Sony and Huawei.


Optus Bumps Up Data Cap On Prepaid Mobile Broadband Plans

Optus has upped its game on its prepaid mobile broadband plans by increasing the data allowance and making changes that customers will be pleased with. Here are the details.


Optus Lets You Make Wi-Fi Calls During Flakey Mobile Coverage

Optus has launched a new app called WiFi Talk that lets customers make and receive calls and text messages over any Wi-Fi connection. The goal is to provide an alternative for when mobile coverage is limited but a Wi-Fi connection may be readily available such as in shopping centres, in the office or at home.


Optus Says Bye-Bye To 2G Network

Optus has called it quits on its 2G network, saying it will be shut down in April 2017. You should probably let your grandparents know about it.


Optus Lifts Restrictions On Mobile Data Pooling

At Lifehacker, we’ve delved into data sharing plans in the past as it is something telcos are increasingly getting involved with. Previously, Optus only allowed customers to share data across its mobile MyPlan service so pure mobile data plan users were deprived of this privilege. But the telco is now allowing users to share data across tablets, dongles and mobile phones on its Data Pool feature.


Ask LH: Can I Bill My ISP For A Broken Internet Connection?

Dear Lifehacker, I’m currently having internet problems with Optus and the technician is only able to come later next week. As such, I’ll be out of service for around nine days, if not more. (Yeah, yeah: first world problems.) So my question is: am I entitled to get some kind of credit for the time I have “lost” on my contract? Also, if I’m on Optus for my mobile and use it for tethering, should I be able to credit the data usage over this time?


Planhacker: Best Prepaid Mobile Data Plans Under $50

Prepaid mobile plans are great if you want to stick to a budget, but which plan should you pick if you want the best possible data experience?


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