Compare 3G AND 4G

WHAT'S THE DIFFERENCE?

Do you need a 4G device or is 3G okay? Well, that depends what you need to do with your phone, tablet or laptop. You can get superfast data speeds with a 4G-compatible device, which is ideal if you like to browse the Web, watch video clips and download apps.

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COMPARE SPEED FOR 3G AND 4G

Based on Optus network speed tests in March 2014 using Samsung devices. Your speeds will depend on factors such as your device and software, location, source of download, distance from the tower and network traffic.

UNDERSTANDING 3G AND 4G

The ‘G’ stands for ‘generation’, so 4G is the fourth generation of wireless internet technology, and it’s an improvement on 3G. For smoother and quicker data transfers 4G is better: you’ll have faster web browsing and image download times.

Right now you still use the 3G network for making and receiving calls, and will switch to 3G data outside of 4G coverage areas.

Relentless Improvement

Like Usain Bolt, we work hard every day to improve our performance. Learn more about the Optus Network and how we’re investing in an even better mobile and broadband experience for you.

 

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WE’RE BRINGING 4G TO AS MANY PLACES AS WE CAN

Check Your Coverage

Use our coverage map to check for 4G Plus network in your area. Be sure to select the device you plan to use for best results.


Strengthening the regional network

Optus has brought 4G to hundreds of new towns in 2015. Find out more about our regional network.