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Optus beefs up Pre-Paid Mobile value with Turbo Text
22 Jun 2010

Optus announced today a range of enhancements to its Turbo Text Pre-Paid rate plan range, providing even greater value to text hungry customers. Turbo Text now offers more SMS value plus bonus calls and unlimited mobile access to the most popular social media sites.

For customers who love to text, the Turbo Text $30 recharge offers unlimited SMS and up to 100 mobile minutes to 10 pre-selected friends on any Australian mobile network plus 50MB of data^. In addition, the Turbo Text $40, $50, $70 and $100 recharges include a massive 3,000 SMS and up to 100 mobile minutes to any Australian mobile, plus 100MB of data^. All Turbo Text recharges include unlimited mobile access to Facebook and Twitter# and additional credit for everything else per recharge*.

Austin R. Bryan, Marketing Director, Optus Consumer said, "As the leading Pre-Paid mobile provider in Australia, we know what our Pre-Paid customers want. Turbo Text taps into our customers' appetite for SMS and social networking, with new plans offering 3,000 SMS per recharge plus unlimited mobile access to Facebook and Twitter#.

"Turbo Text is the third major Pre-Paid offer launched by Optus this year, allowing customers to live life without limits. Following the success of these offers, Turbo Text promises to continue the trend of Optus providing innovative Pre-Paid offers that challenge our competitors and offer more to our customers.

"And with the continued the rollout of our 3G Dual Band mobile network, with voice coverage now reaching over 97 per cent of the Australian population, even more Pre-Paid customers across the country can enjoy Turbo Text with Optus," Mr Bryan said.

Recharge Standard national SMS + Mobile minutes
(any network)
Social networking# Data^ Credit* Validity
$30 Unlimited SMS + up to 100 mobile minutes to up to 10 Friends Unlimited mobile access to Facebook and Twitter 50MB $30 credit for everything else 30 days
$40 Up to 3,000 SMS per recharge + up to 100 mobile minutes to ANY Friends Unlimited mobile access to Facebook and Twitter 100MB $40 credit for everything else 30 days
$50 Up to 3,000 SMS per recharge + up to 100 mobile minutes to ANY Friends Unlimited mobile access to Facebook and Twitter 100MB $50 credit for everything else 30 days
$70 Up to 3,000 SMS per recharge + up to 100 mobile minutes to ANY Friends Unlimited mobile access to Facebook and Twitter 100MB $70 credit for everything else 30 days
$100 Up to 3,000 SMS per recharge + up to 100 mobile minutes to ANY Friends Unlimited mobile access to Facebook and Twitter 100MB $100 credit for everything else 30 days


For more information on Optus Turbo Text please visit www.optus.com.au/turbotext.

*Credit expires on recharge or after 30 days, whichever comes first. Minimum balance 21c.
#Facebook and Twitter is available on compatible handsets.
^Data is for use within Australia only. Data usage charged in 60KB increments, $1.32 per 60KB.

Media contact:
Siobhan Quinn
Optus Corporate Affairs
Tel: (02) 8082 7850