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Win a Samsung Tablet!

Retired Employee Andy
Retired Employee
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YES! Winter is here! A time to rug up and enjoy a hot chocolate with the wood fire crackling. What’s also here?  The launch of My Optus Blog!  Not only will we keep you informed with the latest news coming out of Optus and the telco world, but we’ll also post regular competitions and activities to give you the chance to win some awesome prizes. To stay up-to-date you can view all our posts here.

 

To celebrate the launch of My Optus Blog we have 2 Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 WiFi 16GB tablets to give away! To enter is simple.

 

Post a comment below and tell us in 25 words or less what’s the best news you’ve ever received?

 

Once the competition closes, we’ll judge all entries and the two that we deem the most creative will each win a tablet!

The competition will run from 12:00am the 17th June 2015 until 11:59pm the 30th June 2015 and you must be an Optus customer to enter. Terms and conditions do apply which can be viewed in full here.

**This competition is now closed and the winners have been announced!**

 

Samsung Tablet Winners Announced

312 Comments
New Contributor Nibbles
New Contributor

The best news I ever received is when I found out my wife was pregnant with our first baby Smiley Happy

Contributor richarcchan66
Contributor

Phone call from India saying our surrogate daughter was born, two weeks early so we rushed to get the next flight there!

New Contributor MPG28
New Contributor

That I still have data available at the end of the month!

Frequent Visitor Johanne
Frequent Visitor

Best news ever to find out our daughter was having her first baby and it was a boy, raced up to QLD and brought her and her family home to get spoiled by us.

New Contributor keiththomas1
New Contributor

Best news for me, 'the chemo appears to have worked, you are entering remission', and five years later I still am!

Visitor myfab4
Visitor

 

After months of fighting with him, dad finally gave me his blessing to marry the love of my life! I wouldn't get married without this Heart

Occasional Contributor Benhoese
Occasional Contributor

"Congratulations, you have escaped the womb"

New Contributor Bronferr
New Contributor

Received three months free coffees at Muffin Break courtesy of Optus! Now that was a great offer.

New Contributor oberhardt
New Contributor

Can't top the chemo one above.

Occasional Contributor burtles20
Occasional Contributor

I helped my friend translate a statement of love into Elvish for her fiancé’s engagement ring.


The best news? Their engagement after it was completed!

Occasional Contributor Rambler
Occasional Contributor
After my place burnt down and I lost everything, that my cat of twelve years was found safe.
Contributor jazzle6-1984
Contributor

The best news I've ever received? Our offer was accepted on a house..a BIGGER house for us family of 5! Our current house is so small, we are always in each others faces! I'm so excited!! Smiley Very Happy

Occasional Contributor narasimnsl
Occasional Contributor

The Best news ever recieved is optus has dropped its unlimited broadband plans from 115$ to 90$.

Wow what an offer. Limitlessly unlimited...Smiley Happy

New Contributor maryglossop
New Contributor

Hearing my mom say that my dad is so proud of me and how far I've come with my modeling work. She didn't say "would be proud" but instead said that "he is" because she feels that he's with us every step we take. 

New Contributor JadeO
New Contributor

The best news I have received was getting a letter saying I enrolled for my course at uni. Something so simple made my day!

Contributor AndWhat
Contributor

When the doctors told me my baby girl was coming out of the ICU after being in there for 3 days after birth.

New Contributor hunterz
New Contributor

When I was 14 that I had been offered work experience at the Parkes radio telescope. I can still remember jumping up and down street. 

New Contributor crispybacon
New Contributor

The best news I ever received was... I had a chance to win a new tablet from optus. Seriously though I need one Smiley Happy

Occasional Contributor Max_b
Occasional Contributor

The best news ever was on Saturday 1st January 2000 when after the Y2K anxiety and millenarian doomsaying, everything was normal and the World did not end !!!

Occasional Contributor craig-b
Occasional Contributor

The best news i have ever received was when I was told I won this competition. Oh wait, that hasnt happened quite yet. Fingers crossed!

New Contributor Troyjones82
New Contributor

I remember it like it was yesterday, while at work my wife had delivered my 1st born daughter healthy at 29 weeks.

Occasional Contributor scorchy666
Occasional Contributor

we find the defendent "Not Guilty"

Super Contributor
Super Contributor

Haven't recieved it yet, But it will be when the NBN arrives.

Occasional Contributor Lami
Occasional Contributor

3 wishes on a star

3 wishes from afar

3 beautiful bundles of joy

2 girls and a handsome boy!

New Contributor dodes47
New Contributor

The best news I ever got was when my twin girls were born healthy 

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Cat Happy
New Contributor elliieemaee
New Contributor

The day I was called and told I got my dream job as a Veterinary Nurse. That feeling of all your hard work paying off. 

Occasional Contributor pox67
Occasional Contributor

My stepfather died young and of a nasty disease, I grinned for days.

New Contributor Bazzan
New Contributor

 The best news ever was that Optus gave me a chance to win 1 of 2 Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4’s!

New Contributor sangedty
New Contributor

I got the good results of exam last year

Occasional Contributor doomslayermax
Occasional Contributor

Best news i ever got was i found the location of my stolen car

Occasional Contributor busimgt
Occasional Contributor

So many things that I could choose, but best is probably when my now wife of 35 years said “yes” when I asked her out!

New Contributor anthonyp
New Contributor

the iPhone 6 Plus had finally shipped!

New Contributor tangfu_jim
New Contributor

The best news I ever received was in March 2015 when my scans for melanoma came back 100% tumour free.  In September 2004 my head oncologist told me I may not live until December 2014 but new treatment saved my life.

New Contributor n4397495
New Contributor

Received an email from a Nigerian prince telling me my money troubles are over!

New Contributor warja13
New Contributor

When my beautiful wife said yes of course Smiley Happy

New Contributor kcnl29
New Contributor

Nothing yet maybe I'm still waiting on it!

Frequent Visitor Mel030713
Frequent Visitor

I received the best news via phone, saying I had won the lates most awesome Samsung Tab! I was so excited until I eventually woke up...

Occasional Contributor saxydude
Occasional Contributor

Apart from the birth of my children... that I might win a Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 tablet simply for writing this comment. Smiley Happy

Contributor pogo57
Contributor

"You have Prostate Cancer.  But the good news is that we can treat it successfully". And they did.

Occasional Contributor saxydude
Occasional Contributor

... darn, someone already thought of that! I'll think of something else and try again.

New Contributor Jareer
New Contributor

The best news I had did not happen, but may be winning an Android will make haistory as well as best news ever.

New Contributor Jareer
New Contributor

The best news I had did not happen, but may be winning an Android will make history as well as best news ever.

New Contributor andrewguo
New Contributor

Best news is my exams are over!

New Contributor mariatrewhella
New Contributor

That I will finally be released from Hospital and they now know what is wrong with me.

New Contributor Cadaei
New Contributor

Best news was, after months of searching, that I got my first job! I could finally gain a little more independence in the adult world.

Occasional Contributor AZZZA75
Occasional Contributor

Best news would be after being authorised as a foster carer we had our first child now we have 3 all siblings don't get much better 2 years on Smiley Happy

Contributor 44Alpha
Contributor

Having my partner hand me an ultrasound photo of our baby daughter. "I love pink, See you in 8mths Daddy"

Occasional Contributor BlahBlahBlah
Occasional Contributor

Best day was when me and the wifey won a meat tray at the RSL worth over $200. We ate premium meat for two weeks!

Occasional Contributor BlahBlahBlah
Occasional Contributor

Why can't we edit our posts on this forum/blog? Kinda defeats the purpose of a blog when we can't edit our posts/content... Delete my first post please as it is over the word limit and wasn't supposed to be posted.

New Contributor sajjad
New Contributor

Follow up courtesy call from customer service and advised I can have a free upgrade of my current plan with more service

New Contributor Ronald
New Contributor

Great, my contract is being renewed, acceptance details e-mailed, but to the e-mail address I could not access since the previous contract expired.

New Contributor ceekay02
New Contributor

When I found out optus can do IOU and so I tried it and it worked and I kept using it as my "back-up" plan when I run out of credit and I wasn't aware of becos I am like 24/7 on my phone. 

New Contributor vs7024
New Contributor

The best news I ever received was when my Husband told me he wanted a divorce.  I had known we were not happy together for several years, but had my head buried in the sand.  He is a dictator type of person and we are both control freaks so something had to give.  Now we have been divorced for almost 12 years and we are the best of friends.  We just cannot be married to each other, one or both of us would have ended in jail for murder !!!

New Contributor rmks
New Contributor

A redundancy from work, so I can finally take it easy.

Occasional Contributor Juuliciously
Occasional Contributor

The best news that I've ever recieved was from a doctor, "Yes there's discharge but it isn't breast cancer". 

Occasional Contributor xquisite_CNX
Occasional Contributor

Your NBN is "Ready for Service".

New Contributor tapmemp
New Contributor

The Pope has turned into a Greenie. He may save the World after all.

New Contributor Dingbat_KG
New Contributor

On the Queen's Birthday long weekend, I had an accident on thefarm and nearly tore off a finger. Yesterday, the Orthopaedic Surgeon at hospital said,

 

"Good news! We've saved your finger and successfully re-attached it..when it and your hand heals, you'll be right as rain!"

 

Seriously, it was the best news I've ever received! I'll be able to use a tablet properly again soon!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Occasional Contributor kenl000
Occasional Contributor
The best news that I got this year is having my 5 week holiday to Europe approved by my boss.
Contributor seal57
Contributor

The best news was when I was told that my cancer hadn't returned Smiley Happy Smiley Happy

Contributor tyler_spackman
Contributor

The best news would be if optus did what they advertised and what they say they will do.

New Contributor marymint5
New Contributor

I am on holiday in the UK the best news was  my sister who lives in Italy (flew over as a surprise)

New Contributor emmmzie
New Contributor

1. 'Your pregnant' took over 9 years

2. 'You've won a tab' 

3. Your car will cost $1200 not $2300 to repair 

 

New Contributor shock
New Contributor

best news i have ever got was when i became a fully qualified chef and a uncle on the same day.

New Contributor Gina
New Contributor

When Optus told me I could binge-watch Orange is the New Black Season 3 on Netflix which they've provided for 6 months for FREEEEE!!

Occasional Contributor s0ber
Occasional Contributor

When my thesis coordinator told me that he added one mark to my thesis pushing me to 1st Class Honours

Occasional Contributor wpole
Occasional Contributor

The best news that I ever received was in a dream :'world peace has finally arrived"

Occasional Visitor foxie
Occasional Visitor

Best news was when I got a discounted sim only for $50, plus an extra $10 as a broadband customer Smiley Happy

Contributor ozeannie
Contributor

I feared the Optus message was going to be someone giving me a serve about something – good news was that the serve was an ace!

New Contributor jrampling
New Contributor

Best news I have had is about a possible vacine in the near future for rheumatoid arthritis, which my wife has had for 21 years.

New Contributor Nic
New Contributor

Having read through other peoples posts, I have nothing to compare. So much happiness for so many of you. Heart warming stuff.

Occasional Contributor catchemall123
Occasional Contributor

Mum called - "Found your childhood N64 in a box in storage, still has all your games". Rainbow road here I come!

Contributor danz207
Contributor

From my dad two days ago: What is this Netflix text from Optus? I don't want it, you can have it.

Occasional Contributor fennekin
Occasional Contributor

When I found out that I was accepted into my schools IT team 

New Contributor Blues
New Contributor

Finding out Optus have a Blog keeping the Optus community informed on all Telco news and competitions.

Occasional Contributor bimaco
Occasional Contributor

When I was told I became a father of a beautiful baby girl, because it changed my life forever.

New Contributor Canuck
New Contributor

The best news was when I was told I'd won a Samsung Galaxy Tab S, ... hang on ... that hasn't happened ... yet! 

New Contributor kimmy34
New Contributor

Best news I have ever got is the day I got my first full time job after six years of looking !! Finally able to do things in life 

 

New Contributor wcooksa
New Contributor

Having that positive home pregnancy test dropped in my lap after getting home form work nearly 25 years ago.

Member bobw
Member

God is dead.

Occasional Visitor grumpily
Occasional Visitor

When Optus told me that I'd won the Samsung Galaxy Tab.  Ok, so it hasn't happened yet but it will - won't it???? Smiley Happy

New Contributor Wojee
New Contributor

Hearing the words "Congratulations, it's a healthy little girl" several years after losing a son to stillbirth.

New Contributor kcchsu
New Contributor

The best news was I managed to graduate 😄!

New Contributor danial78
New Contributor

my best news is nothing still waiting on best news

New Contributor chris_m
New Contributor

The best news I’ve had

Without a doubt

Is the news of a baby

That’s just come out.

 

Three times it happened – all boys!

New Contributor Gina
New Contributor

Loving all the responses!! Such lovely things happen in people's lives Smiley Happy

New Contributor KevinDao
New Contributor

The best news I've heard was that Optus were giving away tablets, and all I had to do was write anything that was 25 wor-....

New Contributor gsmay
New Contributor

We wanted the new Optus $90 bundle and they said YES.

 

Occasional Contributor dlan4327
Occasional Contributor

I'll let you know when I receive a piece of news so incredible I just have to jump around & scream as loud as I can.

New Contributor aussie45
New Contributor

Best news I ever received was the surgeon telling me that they removed all cancer cells all after a colon cancer operation four years ago.

New Member troysimp
New Member

"Congratulations!  You have won a Samsung Tablet!" I'm banking on the theory that the future can influence the past.
 

Frequent Visitor sharonleec
Frequent Visitor

When the RSPCA called to tell us our dog that had been missing for 8 months had been found!

Contributor NotesTracker
Contributor

When my son, then an 8-year-old, came out of a coma of three long months after being hit by a car when cycling.

New Contributor tjf1979
New Contributor

I got my best news ever three times. She said "Yes"  then I found out that both of our boys were completely healthy babies.

Frequent Contributor
Frequent Contributor
That my Mum's long suffering had ended
Frequent Visitor drtanveer
Frequent Visitor

Hmmm. It's difficult to decide. Life has been full of good news!!:-) But my vote for the best news will go to that about my selection in Cardiothoracic Surgery superspeciality training in the 2nd best Institute in country where there were only 2 seats! That too in first attempt!! I am grateful to God Almighty! And I am hoping now to win this wonderful Samsung Tab :-D

Frequent Visitor drtanveer
Frequent Visitor

Mine will be the news about my selection in Cardiothoracic Surgery superspeciality training in the 2nd best Institute of country, that too among 2 seats! 

Occasional Contributor windmill777
Occasional Contributor

i tell myself the best news everyday that next day will be a better day.

New Contributor Gareth77
New Contributor

Moved to beautiful Australia by myself.

Best news was hearing the rest of my family years later were moving over too!!! Together at last from South Africa :-)

New Member malteness
New Member

Getting accepted as a uniformed Salvo, an organisation I am proud and honoured to be a part of, and being able to assist the community I love.

About the Author
I’ve worked in the social media space for the last 6 years and I’m fascinated by tech and all the possibilities the future holds! When I’m not online you can find me oil painting and listening to good music… long live art, tech and rock and roll! The best part is getting to know all the awesome people that contribute within the community, and it’s where you can find the latest announcements and get help and advice from your peers!