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Optus takes data and social networking to the max with new Timeless plans
14 May 2010

Optus today announced an update to its successful Timeless plan family, the new Timeless Max plans - providing a significant increase in data allowances, including using your mobile as a modem (compatible handsets only) at no extra charge, unlimited# Facebook® and Twitter, and included international call options† to accompany the unlimited* call plans. The new plans are the latest in Optus' popular timeless range, which were first brought to market in 2008.

Consumer and Small and Medium Business customers can choose from three 'Timeless Max plans' - $99, $115 and $129, - all offering unlimited* standard local and national calls to Australian fixed lines, standard mobile voice and video calls and standard national SMS and MMS to any Australian GSM mobile. Business Timeless Max customers also have a choice of Unlimited Voicemail or Unlimited standard national SMS to further round out the plan’s comprehensive features.

Austin R. Bryan, Optus Consumer Marketing Director said, "Since we shook the market back in 2008 with our 'yes' Timeless plans, customer behaviour and expectations have evolved. Today, more and more consumers use mobile data and expect it as part of their mobile plan; which is why we've increased the data allowance on the new Timeless Max plans significantly, while also including mobile as a modem at no extra charge.

"Mobile data is foremost in consumers minds today. They want lots of data everywhere and all the time," said Bryan.

The $129 Timeless Max plan offers a whopping 4GB of data - which includes mobile as a modem usage. BlackBerry customers also have the option of selecting an unlimited Blackberry email and browsing^ option. Customers on the $129 Timeless Max plan will also receive $100 of International† Calls and Text.

The plans have also given social media lovers a bonus - offering unlimited# Facebook® and Twitter. This ensures that Timeless Max customers can stay plugged in to their contacts without having to worry about their social networking counting against their data allowance.

For full information on the $99, $115 and $129 Timeless Max and Business Timeless Max Plans please visit www.optus.com.au.

For further information contact:
James Wright
Optus Corporate Affairs
james.wright@optus.com.au
Tel 02 8082 7565

Timeless Max Plans

  $99 Timeless Max Plan $115 Timeless Max Plan $129 Timeless Max Plan
Contract Month to Month, 12 and 24 months Month to Month, 12 and 24 months Month to Month, 12 and 24 months
Monthly Cost $99 $115 $129
Standard voice & video calls to any Australian GSM mobile Unlimited* Unlimited* Unlimited*
Standard local & national calls to Australian fixed lines. Unlimited* Unlimited* Unlimited*
Standard national SMS & MMS to any Australian GSM mobile. Unlimited* Unlimited* Unlimited*
Facebook® and Twitter Unlimited# Unlimited# Unlimited#
Included international call value None $40† $100†
Included Data Value 1.5GB Mobile Data~ 3GB Mobile Data~ 4GB Mobile Data~
or or or
Unlimited blackberry email & browsing^ Unlimited blackberry email & browsing^ Unlimited blackberry email & browsing^
Mobile Internet Excess Usage 35c/MB 35c/MB 35c/MB
Voicemail deposit $0 $0 Unlimited*
Voicemail retrieval (per 30 sec) 30c 30c Unlimited*
Minimum Total cost over 24 months $2376   $2760 $3096

Business Timeless Max Plans

  $99 Business Timeless Max Plan $115 Business Timeless Max Plan $129 Business Timeless Max Plan
Contract Month to Month, 12 and 24 months Month to Month, 12 and 24 months Month to Month, 12 and 24 months
Monthly Cost $99 $115 $129
Standard voice & video calls to any Australian GSM mobile Unlimited* Unlimited* Unlimited*
Standard local & national calls to Australian fixed lines. Unlimited* Unlimited* Unlimited*
Standard national MMS to any Australian GSM mobile. Unlimited* Unlimited* Unlimited*
Standard national SMS to any Australian GSM mobile. Choice of Unlimited Text or Unlimited Voice Choice of Unlimited Text or Unlimited Voice Unlimited*
Voicemail deposits and retrievals Unlimited*
Facebook® and Twitter Unlimited# Unlimited# Unlimited#
Included international call value None $40† $100†
Included Data Value 1.5GB Mobile Data~ 3GB Mobile Data~ 4GB Mobile Data~
or or or
Unlimited blackberry email & browsing^ Unlimited blackberry email & browsing^ Unlimited blackberry email & browsing^
Mobile Internet Excess Usage 35c/MB 35c/MB 35c/MB
Voicemail deposit $0 $0 Unlimited*
Voicemail retrieval (per 30 sec) 30c 30c Unlimited*
Minimum Total cost over 24 months $2376   $2760 $3096


$99 Timeless Max Plan, $115 Timeless Max Plan, $129 Timeless Max Plan, $99 Business Timeless Max Plan, $115 Business Timeless Max Plan and $129 Business Timeless Max Plan: *Unlimited value: is for personal use only to individuals, and personal and business use for Business Timeless Max plans, and excludes some call and message types including VoiceMail deposits and retrievals (except for the $129 Timeless Max Plan, $129 Business Max Plan or if Unlimited Voicemail offer was selected), calls to satellite phones, international and premium calls and 13/1300/1800/1900 numbers. †International Value: The International Value includes International Voice Calls, SMS, and MMS. The International Value excludes all other usage types including international roaming and data used while roaming. Any unused portion of the International Value expires at the end of each bill cycle. #Unlimited Facebook® and Twitter: Under Timeless Max Plans, customers receive unlimited use of these services which is separate and does not count toward your "Mobile Internet Data Value". These features are only available to you if your handset is compatible with the service. Facebook is a registered trademark of Facebook Inc. Usage of the Facebook SMS alert service or any other social media alert service are not included as part of this offer and will be charged separately. ~Mobile Internet Data Value: can be used for mobile as modem usage. Excess usage charges apply if you exceed your plan’s included data. Usage includes uploads and downloads and is counted in kilobytes. Any unused portion of the Mobile Internet Data Value expires at the end of each bill cycle. ^Unlimited BlackBerry POP3 Email and Browsing: includes unlimited use of POP3 email, use of the BlackBerry Browser, applications from Optus and third party applications that require a BlackBerry Data connection. International data roaming usage is specifically excluded from the usage allowance. The BlackBerry and RIM families of related marks, images and symbols are the exclusive properties of and trademarks or registered trademarks of Research In Motion Limited used by permission.