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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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New Contributor
New Contributor

Beside the 3 lovely kids, the best news was the Waratahs winning the Super15 final last year AND actually being there ti witness it. 20 years in the making!!!!

New Contributor
New Contributor

 Ive been accepted to work with the company that provides A1 Quality of care to those who require assistance with every day chorechores.My dream turned reality.

Occasional Visitor
Occasional Visitor

When I got employed ☺️☺️

Occasional Contributor
Occasional Contributor

Best news was when the wife said #yes

New Member
New Member

Hearing my 5 year old daughters brain tumour was stable after finishing 15 months of chemo and 3 years post treatment, still stable!

 

New Contributor
New Contributor

The safe arrival of my first grandchild, Stella Louise ,,,

Frequent Visitor
Frequent Visitor

That I had won Nova919s global red room tour thanks to Optus yes!!! I met Usher and it was the best time of my life!!!!!

New Member
New Member

The best news  that I have  ever received was that i am going to RED CARPET to see Arnold  Schwarzenegger this June

Occasional Contributor
Occasional Contributor

When I get told that I passed english. Lol. 🙂 🙂

 

Occasional Visitor
Occasional Visitor

The best news i ever heard was when my dad beat pneumonia even after the priest read him his last rights. I love my dad.

Frequent Visitor
Frequent Visitor

When my boyfriend messages my galaxy s5 everyday telling me he loves me!

 

Frequent Visitor
Frequent Visitor

I had 2 best moments, after 4 years trying to have a baby, finding out I'm pregnant and again 4 years later pregnant again. 🎉🎊

Occasional Visitor
Occasional Visitor

It would have to be that my Wife was going to be OK after nearly passing away when giving birth to our youngest child...

Frequent Visitor
Frequent Visitor

Years ago I had a near fatal bike accident.  Days later the words "we have saved your leg", we're the best I'd heard for days.

New Contributor
New Contributor

Getting told my old job was closing down. I’ve had nothing but success since then, and I’m excelling in my new job with higher pay.

Occasional Visitor
Occasional Visitor

My best news is when i found out that I got my diploma in ICT: Networking.

Occasional Visitor
Occasional Visitor

Toss up between 2. First the notice that my internet had now been connected at home for the first time or 2 the news that my wife was pregnant with our first.

New Member
New Member

That got accepted into university of my first preference. Hard work was worth it.

Occasional Visitor
Occasional Visitor

The best news I ever recieved was that I had won a diamond ring I was so surprised I couldn't talk I lost my words.

New Member
New Member

When thi

New Member
New Member

third times a charm became a reality for conceiving and fiancé and I finally got our boy. Next time we got our girl second try!

Occasional Visitor
Occasional Visitor

The best news is news from friends who reunited after two years and got engaged! Congrats Guys! 

New Member
New Member

My daughter received her first school reports from Kindergarden!!!!!!!She is such a good student!!!I'm so proud of her!!! ❤️

Spoiler
Spoiler
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Member
Member

The best news I have recieved is a date has been set for my daughters knee operation. We have only been waiting for 3 years for it.

Occasional Visitor
Occasional Visitor

The time i won a Samsung Galaxy Tab S from OPTUS (i'm a Psychic- shh)

New Member
New Member

Disability Pension (finally) approved, such a relief!
Two years debilitating pain, and financial hardship, trying to prove my case,
One less hurdle that I face!

New Contributor
New Contributor

When my sister totally caught me off guard and broke the news that I'd be a Aunty!!! Never thought it would happen 😍😍

Visitor
Visitor

The time when I didn't have internet and still don't.

Occasional Visitor
Occasional Visitor

Happy news is everyone in this community are having very good happy news than me.

Occasional Visitor
Occasional Visitor

When my doctor said "Congratulations your 29 Weeks Pregnant " .. Shock Awe and Surprise were some of the emotions i felt ...

New Contributor
New Contributor

Winning State Competition of Opti-Minds: Allowing to go on the next stage of Internation- NZ! Whoo! Was so good!

Frequent Visitor
Frequent Visitor

Finally having to babysitting my grandma and grandpa. It's nice having a change of roles especially if it involves you travelling overseas.

Occasional Visitor
Occasional Visitor

The day I was accepted as a Permanent Resident in Australia, allowing me to reunite my father and meet the rest of my Australian family.

Occasional Visitor
Occasional Visitor

Best news of my life was when my daughter was born and she screamed the room down. We knew she was ok. Best news becoming a father!!

Occasional Visitor
Occasional Visitor

We don't detect any chromosomal abnormalities. Great amnio result.

Visitor
Visitor

The love of my life saying YES!! Then spending everyday with the girl of my dreams

New Member
New Member

Being accepted into the pharmacy course after 15 years of dreaming, 4 years of trying and now seeing my dreams come true!

Occasional Visitor
Occasional Visitor

that my mum got me a iphone 6 plus 🙂

Frequent Visitor
Frequent Visitor

My news, I think it's great,

A reason to celebrate.

My brother found, no longer lost,

That adoption list, has been crossed!

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Frequent Visitor
Frequent Visitor

Getting told that an internet connection is available at my household!

Visitor
Visitor

After our son was born without eyes...and being told there was a risk of all his other organs being underdeveloped...getting the all clear the he was healthy was by far the greatest news of my life. 

Visitor
Visitor

my son with anophthelmia being given the all clear the his other organs are fine. 

 

Visitor
Visitor

The best news for me was getting the all clear and we could go home after 14 days being in special care nursery with the birth of my son Jack  now 13 happy and healthy.

Occasional Visitor
Occasional Visitor

Losing a wallet with thousands of dollars to pay for medical equipment and bills. When found, it had additional money and note of support.

Visitor
Visitor

Best news I've recieved was when my husband first said he loved me. All the best news has involved him. 🙂

New Member
New Member

It's a Girl!!!!👜👠💄😂

Visitor
Visitor

My mum was diagnosed with breast cancer two months after we moved to Australia...the best news? She is now almost two years in remission!

Member
Member

Being told I was going to serve my country overseas in Afghanistan. The most proud moment of my life. 

Frequent Visitor
Frequent Visitor

Every time my mum calls to tell me that there's been no new growth of her incurable asbestos-related cancer, after a scan!

Visitor
Visitor

Proposing to me

my hubby to be

Handed over a post-it note

on which he wrote

“Marry me sweetie”

Occasional Visitor
Occasional Visitor

"YES! It is from Optus, you just won a Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 Teblet. Please CALL 133 937. 

New Member
New Member

Nothing yet, I'm still waiting...

Frequent Visitor
Frequent Visitor

Every time I get a call from mum, telling me there's been no new growth of her incurable asbestos-related cancer, from her latest scan!

New Contributor
New Contributor

Yes! Yes! Yes! A best news that worth waiting for is the coming of our 5th baby.A God's gift that we always treasure.

New Contributor
New Contributor

Whats new, optus now giving out free netflix subscription on select plans and contract . Awesome news. !!

Visitor
Visitor

Month by Month

Week by Week

Day by Day

I await your arrival just so that I can say “Hello, I’m your mummy”

“Happy Birthday”

 

New Contributor
New Contributor

The best news I have ever received was my father Peter Rushen recovering from Prostate Cancer, shows he is strong in the face of adversity.

Occasional Visitor
Occasional Visitor

After months of writing research at home in Mongolia, I opened an email "You have been awarded full scholarship to study PhD in Australia". BOOM

New Member
New Member

Best news ever was daughter rang me from work saying she was moving out. So after 30 years i get my spare room back.

Occasional Contributor
Occasional Contributor

January 1983

Here comes the postman – gotta see

Quickly open the envelope…

Best news ever - aced my HSC!

Occasional Visitor
Occasional Visitor

The best news is the same one I receive every morning - a loud alarm clock telling me there's another day ahead of me, enjoy it!

New Member
New Member

So many amazing moments on this page so I guess the best news ever for me is waking up each morning & being alive.... 

New Member
New Member

ringing optus and asking nicely for 30cents to even out my account balance to an even $2 so I can use my remaining $2 a day credit and they give me an extra $2 credit then I asked for. that there ladies and gents is great customer service, note I have been with Optus for 5+ years and recharge basically every 2weeks... Thanks Optus 

Visitor
Visitor

October 2012...."There is no sign of Leukeamia cells, James is in remission"
July 2015....James nearly 5, is a happy & healthy little boy excited to start school

Frequent Visitor
Frequent Visitor

During my Thai holiday I felt sick, and it got steadily worse. Do I have a deadly disease? 3m later I discovered I was pregnant!

New Contributor
New Contributor

Getting my Australian Permanent Residency last year woohoo! Hard work paid off!

New Member
New Member

That we were adopting a baby! Rushed out, bought 00 clothes, met baby - he was 6 months old!

ENORMOUS!

New Member
New Member

That the telemakerter on the other end of my line was actually a promoter teling me I had won first prize all expenses to New York, best day ever. 

Occasional Visitor
Occasional Visitor

Hubby rang, excitedly announcing that we were new owners of a camper trailer. More adventures, family time and the chance to talk to each. Yes!

Frequent Visitor
Frequent Visitor

When my mum got accepted for a part-time job :')

I know it is not much compared to the others but because of this, we were able to do things we couldn't do before like eating at a fancy restaurant for Mother's day.

New Contributor
New Contributor

After a year of hydrotherapy, I finally out-muscled my physical handicap and could walk without requiring support. Love the willpower and strength of H2O. Yes!

Occasional Visitor
Occasional Visitor

Probably the best news i've heard would be the time that my son's visa was approved... 

Occasional Visitor
Occasional Visitor

Best news was when I let one rip and thought I followed through, I went to check and found it was all clear. Thankfully as I was at work! 

New Member
New Member

When my mum made me the surprise to come to visit me in Australia Smiley Happy

Frequent Visitor
Frequent Visitor

When Andy from Optus contacted me about the Galaxy tablet I just won. Nudge,nudge,wink,wink.

New Contributor
New Contributor

Our first daughter was sick at birth and after 10 days of life support she pulled through, she's now a healthy 4 year old Smiley Very Happy

New Member
New Member

Best ever news is when we move over from Telstra because Optus had the best ever deals and when connected I love it 

Visitor
Visitor
Definitely when I receive a call from Optus telling me that I win this competition. 😉
Frequent Visitor
Frequent Visitor

Finding out my grandparents whom I've never met, separted by war and oceans, were emigrating to Australia and reuniting with family after thirty years apart!

Occasional Visitor
Occasional Visitor

The best news I ever received over the phone was that I got accepted into my first full time job. And it was my dream job! How lucky am I 🙂 

Frequent Visitor
Frequent Visitor

Got to sponsor a child overseas;
responded to the family’s pleas.
Yet blessing then came my way too:
approved for a place with ocean views!

New Contributor
New Contributor
When my mum had a car crash and they said she was going to be okay!
Frequent Visitor
Frequent Visitor

You have no cavities!

New Member
New Member

My brother's marriage at 40, and two children. Seriously, he’s a slob. We thought no woman would ever take up the challenge. We, were wrong!

New Contributor
New Contributor

Recently, we got the call from our solicitor that our house settlement went through. Our first 'home' and the end of months of stress.

New Contributor
New Contributor

"You'll never make anything of your life" (by my history teacher Year 11), spurned me on to move half way across the world and live a beautiful life with my lovely wife and son. OZ we love Smiley Happy

New Contributor
New Contributor

Mama always told me that no news is the best news. Exception to this rule - Optus calling me with the best news! Hint Hint 🙂

New Member
New Member

The best  news I've received is when I received my first A. From that instant, I knew that I had potential in my future.

New Contributor
New Contributor

The best news I received was "you are going to be a nana" That was over 15 years ago and she is still my perfect angel.

New Member
New Member

I mentiones to my doctor that I thougt the hgland was a little 

New Member
New Member

I mentioned to my doctor that I thought the gland in my neck was a little up...maybe I was a little rundown. She had other ideas. But he sent me off 

Occasional Contributor
Occasional Contributor

Back when I was 8, I found out that I survived an accident an beat the high chance of death, YES. Thank you Dr Merry.

New Member
New Member

Learning that we got the apartment that allowed me to move down to Melbourne to be with my girlfriend. Big move and loving every day.

Frequent Visitor
Frequent Visitor

The best news I've received is when I find out that I won this competition for a Samsung tablet 😛

New Member
New Member

"See you tomorrow love"

 

Simple last words of my husband prior travelling from afar, after nine months for Queen and Country, in Afghani Kandahar. 

New Member
New Member

After 20 years working in marketing, ending up in a nightmare job, I finally landed my dream job in a world class company where I can be creative every day. And it is not full time or highly paid. But I have never been happier at work!

New Member
New Member

That mum's cancer treatment had been going well and she was well on the way to recovery! I was absolutely filled with immense happiness.

Occasional Contributor
Occasional Contributor

Best news I had was when   me and my wife's lives were spared from a tragedy .  We were bound to sail to the capital city for wife to see a lung specialist. But at the 11th hour the specialist  cancelled the appointment for personal reasons which was a blessing in disguise for if not we wudn't be here. The ship we were bound to sail that day battled a terrible tropical storm on its journey  which killed almost all the 2,000 passengers and crew.

Occasional Visitor
Occasional Visitor

The news I love to recieve most is the little 'ACCEPTED' message at the checkout... I hope you're getting that one pretty often as well 🙂

New Member
New Member

It's not cancerous.

That sentence can never be beaten!