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The Optus 4G Mobile Network
We've invested around $3 billion in our mobile networks since 2009 and we're continuing to invest even more.
With more than 75 percent of the metropolitan population covered by Optus 4G, our 4G mobile data network offers great coverage that keeps getting bigger and better. We're bringing 4G to more places, and, from early 2015, will turn it on in more than 200 new towns, when the 700MHz spectrum goes live.
By April 2015, we plan to have about 90 percent of the population covered by our 4G network.
You can get Optus 4G services in parts of Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth, and Canberra, as well as other metropolitan areas. It's mainly in the big cities with larger populations, like Newcastle and Toowoomba, the NSW Central Coast as well as popular destinations such as Byron Bay and the Sunshine Coast.
We're going regional, too, as well as to other favourite holiday destinations, so our 4G network is where most people need it.
From early 2015, we plan to offer 4G in places such as:
Alice Springs, Ararat, Armidale, Bathurst, Benalla, Bingal Bay, Bowen, Busselton, Cape Jervis, Castlemaine, Ceduna, Cloncurry, Cobram, Corowa, Dubbo, Dunsborough, Eden, Elmore, Emerald, Falls Creek, Gladstone, Glenelg, Goondiwindi, Goulburn, Grafton, Griffith, Henty, Hervey Bay, Hobart, Jurien, Karratha, Kioloa, Launceston, Lithgow, Loxton, Mackay, Marion Bay, Mildura, Millicent, Mission Beach, Mittagong, Mt Barker, Newman, Norfolk Bay, Parkes, Port Hedland, Renmark, Rockhampton, Swan Hill, Taree, Teal, Townsville, Wallaroo, Winchelsea, Wyangala, Yarrawonga, Young, plus more!
If you're not covered yet, check our coverage maps to see if 4G is coming to you in three or six months' time.
You can access the expanding 4G network with an Optus 4G-compatible plan and phone, modem or tablet for your area, so when you check the coverage maps make sure you indicate your preferred device.
Find out if you are in a 4G coverage area by taking a look at our interactive coverage maps.Type in your address and select the device you plan to use.
Even if you don't live or work in a 4G area, it can still be worth getting yourself a 4G phone or tablet because our 4G networks are growing all the time, and sometimes you may travel through a 4G coverage area.
If you want to future-proof your device, choose a device that will allow you to access the expanding 4G network as it is turned on. Look for the "4G in more places" symbol.
Your 4G phone or device can still access 3G in 3G coverage areas, but you'll be able to feel the speed when you visit a 4G coverage area.
- Do more! Spend less time waiting, browse faster and make the most of your smartphone or device
- We're turning on more towns so more people can access Optus 4G services in both regional and metropolitan areas
- Have a better 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
Having the right 4G phone, tablet or USB modem for your area means you can access the 3G network and some, or all, of the 4G network. Look out for the "4G in more places" symbol when you shop for your next mobile phone, to get 4G wherever the network expands in the future. Same goes for our tablets and Internet-on-the-go WiFi modems.
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.