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The Optus 4G Mobile Network
The Optus superfast 4G mobile network keeps getting bigger and better!
It now covers more than 75 percent of the metropolitan population, and it's increasing all the time. From January 2015 onwards, we'll start turning on our new 700MHz spectrum to bring 4G to another 200 towns, plus adding extra capacity so more people can connect at the same time. We're planning to have 90 percent of the Aussie population covered by our 4G network by April 2015.
That means, with a compatible phone, tablet or modem, you'll be able to enjoy faster downloads and Internet browsing in loads of new places! Look out for devices with the "4G in more places" symbol to get 4G wherever the network expands in the future.
Love data? Our superfast 4G network is about doing all the things you love on your mobile, faster, and getting more out of your device. Think: faster downloads and web browsing or accessing more apps on the go.
- Do more! Spend less time waiting, browse faster and make the most of your smartphone or device
- We're turning it on in more towns so more people can access Optus 4G services in both regional and metropolitan areas
- Have a better data experience indoors while surfing the Net at home or in the office
EVEN MORE RELIABLE
- With more capacity, more people will be able to use the network at the same time without experiencing a slower connection
What is Optus 4G? It's high-speed mobile internet.
What that means is you can do more, when using a 4G-compatible phone, tablet or modem, and spend less time waiting for things to happen.
You'll still use the 3G network for making calls but your device will choose the best network for your data needs, based on where you are.
The "G" stands for "generation", so "4G" means "fourth generation" mobile network technology. While 3G was a leap from 2G that enabled Web browsing, as it made faster data transfers possible, 4G is a leap again.
To give you an awesome data experience, on the 4G Optus mobile network we use multiple spectrum frequencies to provide coverage and capacity. We also use two different types of LTE technology: FD-LTE, which stands for "Frequency Division Long-Term Evolution", and TD-LTE, which is known as the Time Division standard.
The frequencies we use to deliver superfast 4G include LTE 1800MHz and 2300MHz, but we are also expanding the network using LTE 700MHz, 2100MHz, and 2600MHz.
We're very busy making our 4G network much, much bigger, and taking 4G to as many places as we can.
Right now we offer 4G services in big cities such as Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth and Canberra, plus a number of smaller cities and metropolitan locations.
We're planning to introduce 4G to more regional areas, too.
Some of the towns and holiday spots where we plan to offer Optus 4G from early 2015 onwards include:
Adventure Bay, Airlie Beach, Albury Wodonga, Barossa, Bateman's Bay, Bega, Bendigo, Broome, Bundaberg, Cairns, Clare Valley, Coffs Coast, Cooma, Crescent Head, Devonport, Dubbo, Dunk Island, Echuca, Eyre Peninsular, Gympie, Horsham, Kalgoorlie, Katherine, Kempsey, Margaret River, Mount Gambier, Mt Isa, Mt Macedon, Narooma, NSW Ski Fields, Orange, Port Douglas, Port Fairy, Shepparton, Shoalhaven, Smoky Bay, South West Rocks, Tamworth, Tin Can Bay, Uluru, Wagga Wagga, Whyalla and Yass.
You can already access 4G coverage in places such as Byron Bay and the Sunshine Coast, and many others.
Find out if you can get 4G using your preferred device by taking a look at our coverage maps. The maps help you see where we are planning to introduce 4G three or six months ahead.
Keep checking though! If you're not in a 4G area yet, chances are you will be soon.
If you are in a 4G area, to use our 4G network, all you need is a phone, modem or tablet that is compatible with the Optus 4G coverage available to you. You will also need a compatible plan, as some of the older plans don't have 4G enabled. If you want to future-proof your device, choose one with the "4G in more places" symbol to access our 4G network wherever it expands.
View 4G mobile phones.
Find out about new mobile plans.
We want you to have the best possible network experience and because things are growing and changing so fast, it makes sense to choose a future-proof device next time you upgrade.
With the right 4G phone, tablet or USB modem for your area, you can access the 3G network and some, or all, of the 4G network.
Our 4G Mobile Broadband range includes:
Our My Plan Plus plans, have been designed to help you get the most out of your 4G device. They come with loads of data and minutes, and they help protect you against hefty excess fees, so you'll be able to do more of the things you love on your phone.
It's worth checking out.
COVERAGE: With 3G devices, you can access our 3G (2100 MHz / 900 MHz) network. With 4G devices and a compatible plan, you can access our 3G network plus some or all of our 4G network. Our 4G network will use multiple frequencies (LTE 700 / 1800 / 2100 / 2300 / 2600 MHz) to provide coverage. Your coverage availability will vary depending on your device and location. Check coverage at optus.com.au/coverage based on your address and device.