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Home Wireless Broadband - Month to Month

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Drv

Hi, 

 

I was wondering if anyone has any experience with a Month to Month HWB plan? 

 

Hypothetical Scenario: 

I sign up for Optus HWB Month to Month in March 2016. I paid $240 for the modem and use it till July 2016. In August I cancelled it as I no longer have a use for it (i.e. I went overseas). In November, I returned and would like to sign up for another few months. 

 

At this point, I own a Optus approved 4G Modem - assuming I am still in the serviceable area and all I need is a sim cart with the apporiate plan. 

 

Can I now sign up for the Month to Month again without being charge $240 (Modem) + $80 (Service Fee) for the first month? 

 

i.e. How do customers resume a Month to Month Plan? 

Re: Home Wireless Broadband - Month to Month

caaf

Unsure.. it makes me think the the modems are IMEI/sim locked.. Still one way to find out is to stick another Optus sim in the device to see if it works..

 

It could be a matter of popping into a Optus store and ask the questions as the online service has no provision to unselect the modem prior to purchase.

Cheers Dave

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Re: Home Wireless Broadband - Month to Month

Paddylee

Hello,

 

I had the Optus Home Wireless Broadband service when it launched last November.

I purchased the router outright and was on a month to month plan.

Cancelled the service earlier this year and used an Optus Mobile Broadband SIM in the device (its not locked to a sim or carrier)

Called up to get a sim only Home Wireless plan (200GB now) and was sent and charged just for the SIM.

 

Its working fine, no issues at all.

From time to time I put in one of my Optus mobile shared data sims as i need a bit more speed (130Mbit vs 12) then switch back.

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Re: Home Wireless Broadband - Month to Month

dupa

Do you mean that if one gets Mobile Wireless Broadband (200gb) the maximum speed is 12Mbps? On the other hand if someone gets a standard data one get get much better speed out of this modem?

Re: Home Wireless Broadband - Month to Month

Paddylee

2 Different products

 

Optus Home Wireless Broadband

200Gb data, speed is limited to 5/1 or 12/1 depending on the local tower, restricted to single optus supplied router.

 

Optus Mobile Broadband

up to 140Gb on a single plan, no speed limiting, bring your own device or buy one through Optus

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