Readers who are considering switching to Optus 5G for their home/small business should be aware that prices have risen, as forewarned by Optus in early September.
The two new Optus 5G Home Broadband unlimited data internet plans both offer first month free and then either:
- $75/month with download speed capped at max 100Mbps
- $90/month for uncapped speed including Optus Sport and a Fetch Mighty box with a Premium Channel pack included.
Optus advises that (at least for the near future) early 5G customers will get to keep their much better deal of $70/month for unlimited speed:
“We are not planning any changes to customers on the existing $70 plan. Customers on the $70 plan are welcome to upgrade to the Everyday or Entertainer plan at any stage.”
Unlike the NBN where upload speeds are capped, Optus advises that for their 5G customers:
“Upload speeds are not capped on any plans. Only the download speeds are capped at 100Mbps for $75”
I’ve got an Optus 5G modem on loan for a few weeks (read the full review), and am experiencing quite steady upload speeds of 70-80Mpbs as well as download speeds of 150-300+ Mbps.
If you’re on a $70 plan and getting good performance in your area it’s great value for money.