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Netflix and Optus Home Wireless Broadband - Quota Free?

Drv

Hi, 

 

Just wondering if anyone can point me to a definitive FAQ / Page on the Optus website to list what plans can have Quota Free Netflix. I can only seem to find some vague information 

http://www.optus.com.au/shop/entertainment/tv-movies/streaming-apps/netflix

 

i.e. I would suggest Home Wireless is not the same as Mobile even though it uses 4G. i.e. so this is out - http://www.optus.com.au/shop/entertainment/tv-movies/mobile-tv-streaming

 

So on here it says exclude Home Wireless - 

http://www.optus.com.au/shop/support/answer/netflix-faqs?requestType=NormalRequest&id=5241&typeId=5

 

So Home Wireless is NOT Mobile but not Broadband ... can it get Data-Free Netflix? 

 

Re: Netflix and Optus Home Wireless Broadband - Quota Free?

markdennis

Hi,

 

I check on of hte link, and i saw this 

 

HOW IS NETFLIX DATA BILLED? ON YOUR HOME BROADBAND PLAN (EXC. HOME WIRELESS BROADBAND)

Data usage generated by the streaming of Netflix content will be zero-rated, however other data usage such as downloads and uploads associated with the Netflix application or website will NOT be zero-rated. 

Need more help understanding & managing your data usage? If so click here.

 

 

see RED Label. Excluding HWB

 

Re: Netflix and Optus Home Wireless Broadband - Quota Free?

Drv

Hi, 

 

Thanks for the reply. I saw that too. I am just unsure why Home Wireless Broadband is not really Home Broadband but also not Mobile.  

 

 

i.e. Home Broadband (with respect to the Quota Free answer) excludes HOME Wireless Broadband

I guess it is a Mobile (4G) service (intended for home use) but then doesn't qualify for "Mobile TV Streaming". 

"Keep watching on the go with Mobile TV streaming. You can now stream movies and TV from your favourite streaming services without using your data on selected plans" 

 

So can Home Wireless Broadband (which is a plan) qualify for this Mobile TV Streaming since it is NOT Home Broadband despite the name of the plan?

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Re: Netflix and Optus Home Wireless Broadband - Quota Free?

Shae

Hey Drv, Home Wireless Broadband is a different type of service to Home Broadband or Mobile Broadband. This distinction enables data plans with higher allowances than Mobile Broadband or Mobile phones, but in this case, you don't have access to the services that Mobile would. Apologies for any confusion caused by the name similarities but the info markdennis has provided is correct.

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