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Optus offering FREE Fetch TV Mini to affected Optus Sport subscribers

Get ’em while they’re hot – and while stocks last.  If you’ve signed up to the Optus Sport premium service and want to watch the World Cup, Optus are giving away FREE Fetch Mini boxes right now – until Friday.

This is actually a cracking good deal – the box is $168 to buy outright at Harvey Norman, but the difference here is, not only is the device FREE, but it comes with Optus’ pre-loaded version of the Fetch TV system – and that includes the Optus Sport channels.

So you can be a Telstra home broadband customer, with a Vodafone mobile phone – and use this Free Fetch TV mini to watch the world cup.

All the streaming will count toward your home broadband data – but hey – anything to get the World Cup right?

The box is yours, you can watch all your Free to Air on it too, plus you can add on Fetch TV channel packs if you wish – so all in all not a bad deal.

No doubt the big catch will be stock.  Getting one at your local store – so get in fast.

Update: 3.30pm – Customers are reporting various responses from Optus Stores.  Some have obtained the box;

Others are being told their internal systems cannot take the orders right now.

Others have told EFTM that Optus store staff have advised them they cannot “provision” the sets as their “internal systems won’t allow it” – and they are unable to hold devices for people who turn up in store.

Seems Optus has a lot more to sort out – not just streaming issues.

Details: Optus

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Optus offering FREE Fetch TV Mini to affected Optus Sport subscribers
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  1. Richard Lau

    June 19, 2018 at 6:56 am

    one of the things i notices yesterday was their internal system isnt working, they can not validate people’s email address at all. It seem like there is a back end issue with Optus. Also there was a few poeple there complaining their if their phone plans has Optus Sport on it they will have to paid $5 a month for the box.

  2. Rob

    June 19, 2018 at 11:25 am

    Went to see Optus store at Bankstown NSW, eariler today, wait time out of control, customers unhappy, they did provide the Box but they have no Idea, staff said in there system it shows up as $40, but they will submit seprate form so the custmore is not charged, staff said Optus only sent info early this morning, could not tell me if i can watch WC on this box, thanks to your article, now i know. Cheers

  3. Rob

    June 20, 2018 at 11:28 am

    #FLOPTUS, continues, last night’s matches had problems as well, thanks to SBS otherwise this would become international Shams for Optus, on phone with otpus for 1 hr 30 min to get activation code, now this has been escalated and will take minimum 24 hrs to fix no assurance that this matter is fixed. had to speak to 3 different call centre staff fist 2 didn’t have any idea what was going on in Australia with Optus as these were overseas call centres, then spoke to someone in India and they logged the case but no idea when this will be fixed. optus has gone from worse to disastrous. there are no words to describe this rubbish and all this 48 hrs after Aus PM Turnbull spoke to head of Optus.

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