Your 4G Checklist

27 Mar 2015

We’ve seen a lot of questions lately about what people need to make the most of our new 4G plans.

To help answer the most common questions here’s a list of hot tips to get you on the way to enjoying our new amaysim 4G plans.

1. Find the right plan

Getting what you want from your 4G phone plan is all about knowing your usage. If you love streaming the latest episodes of your favourite show, uploading selfies and downloading the trendiest apps, then a big plan with plenty of data is the ticket for you. But if your phone’s more of a casual acquaintance and you only connect over calls and texts then a smaller plan might be better suited to you. One of the ways you can check to see what plan might suit you best is to use our amaysim data calculator. Simply move the sliders to reflect your use, then check the bottom of the page to see how many gigabytes a month you’ll need from our latest plans.

2. Is your phone 4G ready?

There are heaps of handsets on the market at the moment. While plenty are 4G-compatiblethat can’t be said for all of them. Having a phone that’s 4G-compatible means you’ll be able to take advantage of the superfast speeds available on the Optus 4G Plus network in 4G coverage areas. We’ve put together list of some of the 4G compatible phones in the 4G section of our website. If you can’t find your phone there, don’t despair you can always double check on Google as the range of 4G handsets is constantly expanding.

3. Are you covered?

To take full advantage of our 4G plans, have a look at your coverage to see if your area has access to 4G. The Optus 4G Plus Network uses multiple frequencies (LTE 700/1800/ 2100 / 2300 / 2600 MHz) to provide coverage. Coverage availability will vary depending on your device and location. If you want to switch to 4G make sure your phone’s unlocked and compatible with the Optus network.

As long as you know which plan you need based on your data needs, have a 4G-compatible phone and are located in an area with Optus 4G Plus coverage, you’ll have all your bases covered when you’re ready to switch.

If you have any questions around getting 4G ready drop them in the comments or head to our awesome 4G Help and support section.

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