What is 4G?
4G is short for '4th Generation'. It's the latest evolution of Australia's mobile phone network. It's about giving you quicker download speeds and a quicker overall mobile internet experience. It's the next step in mobile technology which will be around for the foreseeable future.
Without getting too technical, 4G is the network that Optus has been rolling out in many places across Australia on the 1800MHz frequency band. It works with all our current 4G mobile phones and devices.
And 4G Plus is the network that Optus has launched in selected areas of Canberra, Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Adelaide on the 2300MHz frequency band. It works with all our current 4G Plus mobile phones and devices.
The mix of these 4G technologies means we're able to deliver the 4G experience to more Australians than ever.
What's so great about 4G?
With 4G, you'll be able to:
- Download large files faster
- Listen to streamed music in real time
- Watch HD videos online
- Buy & download music and movies quicker
4G won't replace the existing 3G network - it will enhance it. If you've got a 4G compatible device, you'll be able to move seamlessly and automatically between the two networks.
How can I get 4G?
To experience 4G, you'll need a 4G compatible device on any postpaid mobile or any Mobile Broadband plan (or BYO and save).
You can check our mobile network coverage map to see where 4G is available.