You will require a GSM/GPRS 900 compatible device to access 2G services. The Optus 2G coverage area extends to 96% of the Australian population, and is suitable for customers using older 2G devices, to make and receive calls and SMS. Data for 2G services will be at GPRS speeds which are slower than 3G speeds.
In an area where there is 3G coverage, you will need a 3G 900/2100MHz compatible device to be able to access the 3G Mobile network. 3G dual band coverage extends to 97% of the Australian population.
To check the availability of services in your area please call 1300 300 041.
The following network maps show approximate coverage for both 2G and 3G (dual band) mobile reception. They give an indication of "on street" coverage ie, these maps are not an indication of in-building coverage.
Network coverage and the ability to access 2G and 3G services, depends on your mobile handset or mobile broadband device and antenna. Almost all new phone devices sold today are 3G dual band. If you already own a device that you will be using, check the devices manual for its capability and to see what MHz frequency it can access.
Depending on the device you will be using, make sure you select both 2G and 3G from the top right hand corner to check coverage in your area.
The 2G network runs on 900MHz frequency, 3G runs on 900/2100MHz frequency.