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Optus' Apple iPhone 4 plans unveiled

With not surprisingly larger data allowance than Telstra
By: Steve Dougherty | Mobile Devices News | Posted: Jul 27, 2010 11:28 am

Following details on Telstra's upcoming iPhone 4 plans, Optus, too, has now disclosed details on what it will be offering its customers at launch.


There will be four plans on offer from Optus to suit your usage/budget. The plans range from $49 up to $89 per month and data usages range from 1GB to 3GB.


Despite whispers of an unlimited data plan up for grabs from Optus, some misunderstanding (along with a bit of wishful thinking) seems to have stirred that one up in the rumour mill with Optus' meaning of 'unlimited' applying to the call allowance for national calls and text (excluding overseas calls) relevant only to the top $89 plan.




To summarize what's on offer exactly, the $49 plan gives you 1GB data per month and $450 worth of talk and text. On this plan you can get the new iPhone 3GS 8GB phone with no upfront costs, but you'll need to tack on $8 per month for the full two year contract if it's the 16GB iPhone 4 you're after, or $15 per month for the 32GB model.


Moving up to the $59 per month plan, this gives you 2GB of monthly data and $550 of talk and text. Both the 8GB 3GS and iPhone 4 16GB are handed over for free when signing up to this plan, or you can dish up $10 per month for 2 years if you want the 32GB model on this plan.


Looking at the $79 a month plan, you are still given the same 2GB of monthly data on this plan as per the $59 a month one, but talk and text takes a big hike up to $800 worth. Further to that, you can nab any of the three phones with no up front charges on this plan.


Happy to pay out $89 a month for the top rated plan? - For this you'll get 3GB of monthly data on any of the three phones plus unlimited national calls and texts.



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