Optus has announced its first one terabyte plans, bringing the teleco into line with competitors such as iiNet who raised their plans in September.
The updated ‘Fusion’ plans (see below), revealed this afternoon, will see the new one terabyte (or 1000GB) “Fusion $129″ plan debut alongside drastically larger data allowances for those on the ‘Fusion 99′ and ‘Fusion 109′ plans, up from 15 and 35GB to 500GB of data each month, with the telco adopting a “no extra charges” policy similar to Telstra’s which will leave customers with slower broadband speeds when their usage is exceeded instead of charging them extra.
Unlike other terabyte offers Optus’ won’t be limited to peak and off-peak times – use of the full one terabyte can occur over any period of time. It’ll cost you $129 per month, but comes bundled with unlimited standard local and national calls to fixed lines and Australian mobiles.
The telco says it has developed their new plans based around what customers were “telling” them — they wanted more.
“Our customers are telling us that they want more all inclusive bundles and higher data options from their fixed broadband plans – and that’s what we’ve delivered. Both new and existing customers will be blown away by the amazing value we’ve included in these new broadband bundles,” Optus Consumer Marketing Director, Gavin Williams, said in a statement.
“Optus is committed to providing our customers with services which not only offer substantial value but are intuitive and easy to understand. The elimination of excess usage charges will enable customers to better manage their bills.”
While debate continues to rage around whether or not one terabyte is actually useful or simply a marketing ploy, Optus has also confirmed it’ll be offering to waive connection fees until January for new customers who join the company — a saving of up to $79. Notably Telstra is now one of the remaining few internet providers that don’t offer a one terabyte plan — will that soon change?