Australia wakes up to Optus® femtocell service
Here’s something for the Aussies! Australia, it’s time to wake up to the all new Australia's first national femtocell service by Optus. What can be a better offer than unlimited phone calls for one of the busy nations, like Australia, and that too just for $5 a month as a part of the package. The initial trial was practiced in Sydney and Brisbane, back in April 2011. However, the official launch covers all the capitals of the continent, including a few regional towns as well.
- The Optus femtocell device is a small base station.
- The aspect that enhances mobile coverage is that it plugs into a wireless router and uses a fixed-line broadband Internet connection.
- While in the working state, the device provides complete mobile coverage limited up to 30 meters of range
- Four users can avail the service at a time.
- Customers opting for the device will be able to make unlimited standard national voice calls to fixed or mobile numbers. Only specific primary users of the device are counted eligible for the unlimited calls
- The device works well if connected to a broadband service with a minimum download speed of 1Mbps. A speed of 128kbps or lower might disrupt the easy running.
“The Optus 3G Home Zone ensures customers have up to five bars of coverage in their house,” said Michael Smith, managing director, Optus consumer. “We see this as an enormous opportunity to make your mobile phone your home phone. We believe today’s announcement signifies the biggest challenge to the Australian home phone service since services began nearly 130 years ago.”
Along with households, small businesses in Australia are ought to get the most benefit out of this launch. Thanks to Optus, the section that suffered majorly from poor or non-existent 3G mobile coverage is free from worries now.
With such facilities that Optus promises, the future of the Optus femtocell service seems quite promising. The world eagerly awaits Australia’s take on the Optus femtocell service after a few months from now, once they get quite well acquainted with the service.