So I took up the offer for 3mths of Stan that Optus emailed through today. I wasn’t sure if watching Stan on my phone would use my data allocation so I used the website chat option and was advised it was not something that would impact on my data. However, I think I’ve been provided the wrong information by the staff member as I got a text notification tonight that I’ve already used half my allocation and I don’t roll over until the 25th.
So, is Stan like Netflix and able to be streamed without using your data allocation?
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Yes Stan data is free. You need to use the app for viewing though.
You might need to turn on the free data which you can do in MY ACCOUNT under ENTERTAINMENT.
The Optus App should also tell you what is going on. As a test wait a hour (for the Optus app to get up to date with your data usage). Reset (or note) the usage counter on the phone itself. Then play a show for 30 minutes. After that wait a hour for the usage counter to catch up. You should see:
1) The Phone usage has gone up a few 100Mb
2) The Optus main usage counter has not changed
3) The OPtus usage breakdown screen has gone up 100Mb (This screen shows the data, but it doesn't count to your monthly total)
You could also check the phone data settings to see what app is using your data.
Tethering and watching Netflix on a PC would ordinarily work, as would a smart TV (most), on the mobile broadband plans. I wonder if it's something quirky about Stan, your PC browser, or have they tightened access on the prepaid plans. Try your smart TV, when you get around to it.