Broadband bundles typically include something more than just a basic internet connection. When it comes to Optus, the inclusions tend to relate to Fetch TV, a premium television service that competes with Foxtel.
On top of an unlimited internet connection, Optus' $80 Made for Entertainment Bundle gets you a Fetch TV Mighty, a subscription to one Fetch TV Premium Channel Pack, and an Optus Sport subscription.
This bundle is available on ADSL2+, Cable, and NBN. If you subscription to the Made for Entertainment Bundle on NBN, you'll be configured on an NBN 25 (also known as Standard Evening Speed) connection out of the box. This can be upgraded if your connection to the NBN supports faster speeds.
You're able to sign up to the Made for Entertainment Bundle on either a 24-month contract or on a month-to-month basis. You'll need to pay a $200 set-up if you want to go the month-to-month route.
Calling packs can be added from $5 per month. Otherwise, you'll pay for calls as you go. Unlimited local and national calls can be added for $5 per month, unlimited standard calls to mobiles for another $5 per month, unlimited international calls to landlines in 25 countries for $10 per month.
Fetch TV is a premium television service that essential competes with Foxtel. Much like Foxtel, you have the option of picking from packs that give you access to select channels. The $80 Made for Entertainment Bundle comes with one Premium Channel pack out of the box, but you can add a second for $6 per month, or take all four for an extra $14 per month.
The Fetch TV Premium Channel Packs are as follows:
You watch these using a set-top box provided by Optus: the Fetch TV Mighty. On top of giving you access to these channels, the Mighty doubles as a PVR. You can use it to pause and rewind free-to-air and subscription channels, and you can also record up to six channels simultaneously while watching another. The Mighty's hard drive can store up to 585 hours of standard definition TV.
Fetch TV Mighty also has apps for Netflix, Stan, and select catch-up TV channels.
Optus Sport is an Optus exclusive streaming service specialising in sports. It includes the Premier League, 2018 FIFA World Cup, and 2017/18 Summer of Australian Cricket.
Optus Reach Bundles are where Optus sells you a connection outside of its own network footprint, making them somewhat more expensive. Other than the price, they're identical to Optus' $80 Made for Entertainment Bundle: you still get Fetch TV, and you still get Optus Sport.
In most cases, Reach plans tend to be sold in regional areas (but not always) and are delivered over ADSL2+.
If you don't want any extras, Optus sells a cheaper $60 per month plan that's just internet. The only catch is that the speed can't be upgraded, so if you want it for NBN, you'll be limited to a maximum of 12Mbps.
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