Exetel offers Optus 4G mobile voice plans

Exetel offers Optus 4G mobile voice plans

Summary: Exetel is the first to offer BYO 4G mobile voice plans through Optus Wholesale, according to the ISP.


Internet service provider (ISP) Exetel has signed up to offer Optus 4G long-term evolution (LTE) services for mobile phones.

Last year, iiNet began offering Optus 4G LTE for mobile broadband only. Exetel is claiming to be the first provider to offer Optus Wholesale 4G mobile voice plans. The ISP's mobile plans do not include any devices, and are contract free.

Exetel 4G Cap plans start at AU$19.95 per month for AU$200 worth of local texts and calls, along with 200MB of data. The AU$39.95 per month plan will include AU$650 worth of calls, unlimited SMS, and 1,500MB of data. The most expensive plan is AU$69.95 which includes unlimited calls and SMS, and 3GB of data.

Excess data is charged at AU$0.26 per megabyte for the AU$39.95 and AU$69.95 plans, and at AU$0.50 for the AU$19.95 plan.

International data roaming will be charged at the rate of AU$0.02 per kilobyte across all three plans.

The new Exetel service is compatible with the latest 4G-enabled phones such as the Apple iPhone 5 and the Samsung Galaxy S III.

Topics: Telcos, 4G, Mobility, Australia

Spandas Lui

About Spandas Lui

Spandas forayed into tech journalism in 2009 as a fresh university graduate spurring her passion for all things tech. Based in Australia, Spandas covers enterprise and business IT.

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  • OMFG, when is the Govenment going to crack down on this BS

    In case you didn't know 26c/MB = $260/GB. so your paying $40 fot the first 1.5GB and the next 1.5 will cost you a tidy $390. This should be illegal and come with jail terms for executives.

    We need a concerted National effort to Outlaw overage charges on mobile/fix broadband.

    PS. 2c/KB = $20,000/GB for international. I don't Know of anywhere in the world that charges even 1/500th that much for data for there own subscribers(I'm excluding overage charges).
  • 4G Voice ??

    The article makes it sound like voice calls are placed over the 4G LTE network. I'm certain no one offers native 4G voice services in Australia. Pretty sure the phone falls back to 3G for voice. Please clarify.