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New modem for Wireless Broadband?

Hi,

I am interested in buying the new Wireless Broadband next month but am wondering if the new B818 Modem will ever be available to buy with the plan. This is because I can see currently there is only the AC800s modem and on the dev website (https://offer.optus.com.au/dev/shop/broadband/mobile-broadband/wireless-modems/) it shows a new modem being the B818 Modem with much cheaper prices for the modems on the month-to-month plans. The B818 modem would be much better for my needs due to being able to connect many more devices.

Thanks. Ruben

 

 

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Re: New modem for Wireless Broadband?

That shows as available to buy from the link you provided.

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Re: New modem for Wireless Broadband?

That's right. You can now select the Huawei B818 when you sign up to either the 24 month-to-month Wireless Broadband plan (200GB & 500GB).


Right now, customers who sign up to the 500GB Wireless Broadband plan will receive 20% off their plan fees.


Modem prices:

Month-to-month plans: One off device payment of $192

24-month plans: $0 device repayment 

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Re: New modem for Wireless Broadband?

Hi Dan_C

I just spoke with Optus chat (and shared this link) but they dont know about supplying the B818 with Home wireless plan?

They said I can supply my own as it will work, but monthly plan charge remains same?

Thanks

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Re: New modem for Wireless Broadband?

The byo side is restricted to a set of approved devices (is a thread on yes crowd for those)
If your not using one of those devices you get directed to put the sim in the correct router.

Not sure what happened with the b818 launch though.

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Re: New modem for Wireless Broadband?

There's been a launch delay.


We'll be posting an announcement once we're ready to roll.


normally, you can purchase out right on a Wireless month -to- month plan or $0.00p/m on a 24-month plan. 


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Re: New modem for Wireless Broadband?

Thanks guys

Think Ill wait for new launch
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Re: New modem for Wireless Broadband?

Hello Dan,

i saw this launch this morning and was available 'online only', however when i came home to sign up after work, it appeared to have been removed from the website? Has the launch been initiated yet?

Thanks,

Stan
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Re: New modem for Wireless Broadband?

I can't reveal exact dates, but keep an eye out on the forum later this week 🙂



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Re: New modem for Wireless Broadband?

I've been on hiatus for the last couple weeks, but it's worthwhile mentioning.

We have a forum post on the new Huawei B818. Information on the below: 

 

  • Eligibility
  • Setup instructions
  • Modem settings/configurations page
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