Optus ditches wireless Fusion bundles due to network congestion

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The Wireless Fusion plans, announced in August, have been scrapped due to network congestion within its 3G network, combining a 3G broadband service with unlimited landlines and Optus mobiles.

The service was heavily promoted, but was dropped after less than a month of announcing it. The removal is most likely due to the network being crippled thanks to the iPhone on Optus and Virgin Mobile, which is owned by Optus; along with other network management problems.

Pricing started at $79 for 2GB, but counted both uploads and downloads in the figure. It will still offer the landline Fusion plans, which were launched in 2007.

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