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Win a Samsung Tablet!

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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

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Getting this email after an estrangement with my eldest daughter - "It's great that you're my dad. You gave me more than my biological father!"
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My news is now irrelevant. However, it was received 1 and a half years too late as I didn't have access to the right technology.

 

...If only I had a tablet at the time...

 

Hope I have a good chance with a perfect 25 word count, a clever detour (scenic rout) around the regarding question oh and I've never had a tablet that wasn't the 5 year old galaxy 5 I was given 2 months ago 😄

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Having My Optus Blog to provide me with access to all the latest Optus news, announcements, lifestyle content and much more is the best news.

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the day I found out that I had won $29,999.00 in lotto

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Frequent Visitor

Checking my bank account to find I had enough money to get a one way flight to Australia! Living the dream.

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Occasional Contributor

Let's see, my (now) wife saying ‘Yes’?

Having three beautiful healthy kids born?

Nah.... Fallout 4 getting announced at E3!

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The best news I have recieved was at one minute past midnight on the 01/01/2000 and nothing had happened. No catostrophic end to civilisation as we knew it and everyone and everything was fine.

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The best news I've received is Optus asking me to enter a competition to win a Samsung Tablet - the same model I've been waiting three months (and counting) for from them! Oh the irony!

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The best news I ever recieved was, after 5 years on my learners and unable to get lessons I passed my P's test first go! I was so excited I didn't want to drive home!

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Best new I received is that I can go on a sim only plan and have no lock in contract with bonus data.... Best deal going around.

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Your Mother is out of intensive care and all signs are positive for now.

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The news that I qualified for Australian Citizenship... Fair Dinkum, I felt that I totally belonged to this great country. Ripper mate

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Best news finding out that there was going to be a new Dragon Ball series which airs in July.

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Yes, I've had cancer and lived. No, I haven't had kids. My best news is yet to come. The passing into law of Marriage equality.

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Best news: my diabetes HBA1C hasn't gone back up past 7%. It came down .2%

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The best news I ever heard was recently after only just beginning software development I entered a programming competition through Microsoft and won an Xbox One after only writing 2 lines of code. It was certainly a motivator to continue learning Smiley Wink

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When I found out that me and a bunch of my friends were going to China together. Had an absolute blast.

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The best news I ever received was about Samsung Galaxy tablet that I always wanted to win because I really want to have this.

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The opportunity to watch Netflix (while I'm stuck in the kitchen), using Samsungs 'WatchOn'. If only I had a 'Samsung S8.4' to do it with.

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My mother was travelling overseas and we thought she was on a plane that had crashed.  When I finally learned around 18 hours later that she wasn't on that plane and was fine, Wow, best news ever! Though bittersweet as I knew others had lost loved ones. 

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Occasional Contributor

That my personal loan was accepted so that I could fly across the world and meet my long distance partner.

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Occasional Visitor

Husband came home with news of a new job, which meant I could stay home with the babies instead of having to return to work.

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Years ago when I lost my pet dog and a few days later, the local council rang to say someone had found him, pure joy.

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New Contributor

Whaaat ?  The most creative wins ?  Don't make me be creative !

 

Best news I ever received was that I'd won a  Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 WiFi 16GB tablet from Optus !

 

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My boyfriend wanted to break up with me... and I wanted to break up with him too - now we can both move onto better things!

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New Member

I received the best news that my partner had gone into labor early..."YES!" I said..."I won't miss the footy this weekend!" I yelled.

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New Contributor

the day i graduated high school

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New Contributor

Best news: split between 3,

 

- "He's out!" an end to labours agony,
- "Free from Melanoma" mum cried happily,
- "It's a girl!" my doctor declared joyfully.

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Stop reading now and resume on the 1st July.  My best news ever is that I will have won this competition.  Thanks, Mike.

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It’d been 1 year since I graduated

Employer’s voice sounded exhilarated

Got my first job, no fuss

My life’s first step to Live More Yes!

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When hubby said "stone the flamin' crows love, i've had it up to HERE with telstra's bloody baloney - we're making the switcheroo to optus!"

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Occasional Contributor

The best news is yet to come you've won a Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 WiFi 16GB

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When the one you love most

Has been given more time

You hold them close

As life seems to be sublime

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The moment I found out I could tear up my Telstra Contract and move forward in life : )

 

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Occasional Visitor

The Best day was when I finally fell pregnant after being told I had a slim chance of conceiving. My son is 21 tomorrow.

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New Contributor

Best news to finding out we were having a girl. My husband and I had made a bet and I won $10.00. I tried not to spend it all at once.

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Being with my wife when our obstetrician announced the birth of our first baby, and two years later on the arrival of our second baby

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New Contributor

My Boilermaking Apprenticeship was the best news ever because it set me on a course for independence, responsibility and pride in literally helping build Australia.

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My best news to date was hearing the announcement the plane is touching down and I was about to take my first steps outside Australia.

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New Contributor

Best news was hearing 'US has hunted down Osama in Pakistan' - what a respite to the whole world! 

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My fortune teller told me the best news I am ever going to hear is that I will win an awesome prize in July..

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My wife's dad a brain haemorrhage earlier this year & was rushed to the hospital for emergency surgery. Doctors gave about a 40% chance of surival (ven his age, etc).

 

 

We packed up & took the earliest flight we could, back to India. Called home while in transit in Singapore & were told that the op was successful.

 

Two weeks later, he was back on his feet walking!!

 

The best news!!

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That my speech-delayed son qualified for free speech therapy from the local council, fantastic news seeing as speech therapy is mega expensive!

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Occasional Visitor

A friend calling me first to tell me that she is engaged!

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Visitor

Getting approved for our loan. We could buy our first home! Beautiful place to call our own. Now all I need is this Samsung phone! 

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New Member

Being told the 3D models I put in my portfolio were amazing and that I was up for a scholership at the AIE.

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Occasional Visitor

Best news was that I had lost enough weight (50kg) to finally start IVF after 8 years of trying for a baby!

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The best news was hearing about my children’s conception and existence - a joyous, exciting and humbling experience in life’s creative wonder – the ultimate “Yes”!

New Member
New Member

At an age I thought it impossible, I studied for two years to change careers and landed my dream job! Woman Surprised

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Occasional Contributor

Best news I ever recieved was when my parents told me that I will have a baby sister 

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Visitor

Winning a Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 WiFi 16GB tablet! Yes Optus Smiley Very Happy

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Getting my job aplication accepted was the best news for me ever.I have been jobless for more then a year and we were strugling.

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New Contributor

Congratulations You are the Winner!

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Occasional Visitor

finding out i was going to be a mummy , after 12 years of trying. 

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Best news I've ever had was when I heard that my fiancée was finally out of hospital in Ukraine.

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That some person in Nigeria had randomly selected me to be the benificiary of 44-squillion-dollars.  The exctiement of that lasted at least a full second 😉

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My best news ev were 2 really. The first one was a phonecall to tell me that my husband came through his Open Heart Surgery all right, and the second one was 4 years later, after he had had a Stroke. He had to have another operation, which could be fatal, but he came out of hospital on my Birthday. I could not have had these messages so quick without my Optus Mobile phone, as we don't have a landline.

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As Ambulance driver and I was bitten on my arm from a patient, I was so relieved when my blood tests came back all clear

New Member
New Member

when i got told i was going to singapore for a holiday as i'd never been overseas

Frequent Visitor
Frequent Visitor

recieving the news that after becoming Dux of Year 12 my son got into a Double Degree at Uni.Shows I'm doing something right 🙂 

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The best news was that my daughter, son in law and grandchildren were returning to Australia after a four year overseas posting

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"... that day when I thought

 

... I'd like a Tablet

... Optus are MY provider

... wonder if they'll provide for me

... they did!

... I won!!

... Thanks Optus !!!  😉 "

 

New Member
New Member

The best news I have ever received was when my application to study in Antarctica was accepted alongside my wife's. We spent last Christmas on the ice!

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New Contributor

We had won 3rd division in powerball 1 month before i was to marry my partner,so this gave us the best wedding ever.

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Visitor

That the tests for a suspected brain tumor came up negative. I was 15.

New Contributor
New Contributor

Good morning!  Yes I am alive to hear these words so this is the best news. Other wonderful stuff is meaningless if you're dead!

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Occasional Visitor

I received a text message from a person I never met saying I inherieted half a billion dollars. Just waiting for the money to arrive in my account! 

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Occasional Visitor

Best news ever is that someone I love dearly is well enough for calls and I have heaps of Optus minutes!!

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Occasional Visitor

The best news I received didn't come in word form. I was given 4 little spice bottles filled with different coloured sand. Each one had a sticker on it with a letter from the word NEWS. I stared at those four little bottles for ages trying to figure out what this NEWS meant. Eventually I was put out of my misery. The sand in each bottle had been gathered from separate beaches, one on the North, one on the East, one on the West and and one on the South of a very special place in my heart, as a reminder of wonderful memories. How thoughtful was that NEWS?

 

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Hands down it's when each of my four wonderful children were born....nothing comes close to that....unless it's a notification I won here....lol
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Being told that all three of my kids were healthy when they were born, closely followed by getting my dream job.

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New Member

When I passed a test vital to my unit which I thought I failed. 

Occasional Visitor
Occasional Visitor

That I got into university!

Occasional Contributor
Occasional Contributor

The wedding is OFF!

New Member
New Member

The best news I have had was when I found out I was pregnant with my beautiful baby girl 

Occasional Visitor
Occasional Visitor

that i found out optus was going unlimtied on all calls and less prices and more data

Occasional Visitor
Occasional Visitor

That dark chocolate and avocados in moderation are good for me (oh, and that Optus has some good deals going!)

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New Contributor

I got the job! Best news ever.

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New Contributor

"You have won $1,000,000...." Best phone call ever!! Phone operator - not so good - ear drum surgery!

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New Contributor

when i hear that Optus will fill the black hole in my life with a Galaxy!

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New Member

My horoscope today said I'd win big.
Pity I had to read five to find a good one…. and pity I don't believe in astrology!

Occasional Visitor
Occasional Visitor

When my turtle Otis got run over and didn't die, kind of made me go into my shell but im with optus so all good.

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New Member

Best news was when Dad came out of the operating room and the doctor said the operation went well. The weight on all our shoulders was SO much lighter at that point. He has since recovered quite well and could do with a tablet to act as a portal to the wonderful online world Smiley Happy.

 

 

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after a miscarriage and then a difficult pregnancy, hearing my child cry and knowing that she was here and ok.

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Visitor

We now have Optus coverage, so I never have to deal with Telstra again. YES Optus! Now that's breaking barriers and building bonds.

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New Member

When I got my first full time jobSmiley Happy, it's been onwards and upwards ever since

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New Contributor

Hearing from my manager that the elderly couple I helped after work had called him to say thank you and that I made their day

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Frequent Visitor

Hearing that Optus was expanding their mobile network to the areas I live in and frequently visit, to provide competition with great value and service!

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New Contributor

I recieved a phonecall on a Friday night telling me I was heading to New York for a haircut the following week!

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New Member

The best news i ever got was that i can win a Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 WiFi 16GB 🙂

New Member
New Member

No news is good news right?
So what's the best news I never received?
I didn't get the news so I can't tell you! 

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Best news ever is when telemarketers called up offering a solar energy rebate, can't believe I turned down the offer Smiley Wink

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I got the all clear this week (stomach cancer scare) so booked a holiday!

Occasional Contributor
Occasional Contributor

That Optus has increased sim only plan data to 8GB and than reduced the price to $50. Its all become now my dream plan.

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New Contributor

The best news is after comparing Optus Reward Movie Tickets to the offers my work mates get from Telstra, Optus one is cheaper and have more options. Best thing is the $5 Kid tickets promotion at the moment. Cheaper and more fun for school holidays. Yeah!!

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New Member

When my friends picked up the phone and said Hello.
They'd flown Malaysian Airlines from Amsterdam same week MH-17 was shot-down over the Ukraine.

Occasional Visitor
Occasional Visitor

Winning tickets to the rugby and three nights accommodation at the Hilton Sydney! 

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New Contributor

I have always been the mouse in the family, my mother never complimented her children in anything, the day I passes my exams at tafe, my hubby was so happy for me and so proud no one has ever said anything like that to me before. i could not stop crying it was so wonderful.

i had to study parttime.. and work during the day.. it was so hard and i passed lab science something i had never studied at school.. and being in my 40's it was so hard.

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Occasional Contributor

It's tough when you're out of work, and an "older worker."  You apply and apply for jobs; absolutely soul destroying.  After two years, "YOU'RE HIRED!"

 

 

(yup, counted 'em... 25 exactly!)

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Best news for me was when our children graduated from high school