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Singtel Optus Pty Limited (commonly referred to as Optus) is an Australian telecommunications company headquartered in Macquarie Park, New South Wales, Australia. It is a wholly owned subsidiary of Singtel. Optus is the second largest wireless telecommunications provider in Australia behind Telstra.The company trades under the Optus brand, while maintaining several wholly owned subsidiary, such as Uecomm in the network services market and Alphawest in the ICT services sector. To provide services, Optus mostly owns and operates its own network infrastructure, It provides services both directly to end users and also acts as a wholesaler to other service providers such as Exetel and Amaysim. Through its Optus 'Yes' brand, it provides broadband, and wireless internet services. Other wholesale services include Satellite and 4G Mobile.
The company was originally known as Optus Communications Pty Limited. It went through the names Cable & Wireless Optus Pty Limited, Cable & Wireless Optus Limited and SingTel Optus Limited before changing to its present name.
Optus is divided into four major business areas - Mobile; Business; Wholesale; and Consumer & Multimedia.

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    I have the Optus credit company telling me I have to pay $500 up front and then a large amount each week to pay off a debt. I can only pay $50 per week. if I insist on $50 per week and I start paying it what could they do?
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    Hey, I live in Queensland. I got a letter from Optus telling me that the debt collection agency they went through (to collect the debt I owed them) posted my credit details on a job search website called freelance.com. The letter I received from Optus explained that Optus has investigated the...
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    NSW Debt Collectors Calling About Old Debt - Statute of Limitations?

    Hi, In 2008 (I believe), I changed telecommunications companies and to my knowledge settled any outstanding accounts with Optus - although continued to be an Optus customer with other services. In November last year, I was contacted by Baycorp debt collectors and asked to pay an outstanding...
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    VIC Optus Internet Problems - What to Do under Australian Consumer Law?

    Hi, for the last 3 months, my family has been experiencing extremely slow internet, to a point where it is impossible to even do simple google searches. I have phoned up Optus Support about 10 times now and each time has been given the same script of conversation, so much so that I have...