No more dial up service, Optus to shut its service after Telstra!
Optus to close its dial up service from July 15, 2018, after three years of announcement from Telstra. Before completely shutting down the service, Optus informed its dial up customers to switch to an alternative Optus fixed line networks available in their respective service areas.
To encourage its existing users, Optus broadband is offering $10 discount on their monthly service for six months. Users to avail the service must possess an active broadband service in case they want to transfer their website or email address. Via their web post, Optus stated, “As we continue to build a network that’s fit for the future, occasionally we have to say goodbye to older technologies and products. As you have an Optus Dial Up Internet Service with us, we’re getting in touch to let you know that it will be closed from 15 July 2018. We’d like to apologise for any inconvenience caused.”
Telstra wholly closed their dial up service from December 2015 after making the announcement on June 2015. The service was terminated due to the increasing demand on fibre, wireless, cable, satellite broadband solution, ADSL, ADSL2 and VDSL over the NBN (National Broadband Network). As per the survey, in March 2003 around 4.6 million household in Australia used dial up connections.