• Screen time getting in the way of family time?
  • Learn all about Optus Pause
  • Your family can disconnect to reconnect

Tired of devices and excessive screen time disrupting your family moments or digital detox? Consider trying out Optus Pause. Optus Pause customers can enjoy better and stricter parental controls, ensuring that screen time no longer gets in the way of family time.

In the past, sitting too close to the TV for extended periods would earn you a warning from your parents about "getting square eyes." Nowadays, with screens multiplying in households, the risk of developing Square Eye Syndrome* excessive screen time is more relevant than ever.

However, switching off can be challenging, especially when you're trying to limit screen time for a child engrossed in a TV show or a teen aspiring to gaming or social media fame.

Understanding the need for digital detox, Optus introduced a new feature called Optus Pause. With this feature, you can easily pause the data connection on your Optus mobile or home Internet plan with just a tap. This helps you temporarily disconnect connected devices for a specific period or as long as you want.

Optus Pause is perfect for reclaiming family time and reducing screen distractions, allowing for more meaningful interactions. It offers a reliable way to break free from digital disruptions and focus on what truly matters.

*not a real syndrome

Optus Pause features

One-tap pausing on all Optus connections

Pause all your Optus connections and devices with a single touch using the My Optus app. Whether it's your phone, home Wi-Fi, your teenager's Prepaid, or the iPad on a mobile broadband plan, you can control them all in one place.

Customise your connections

Kids have homework due but are too tempted by online gaming? You can pause devices to encourage fewer distractions. Similarly, you can pause your work phone while gaming on your PS5 over your 5G home connection.

Easy setup and use

Setting up Optus Pause is simple. Download the My Optus app and link the services you want to control with a few easy steps. To use Optus Pause, select the devices to pause and for how long, and hit the pause button to take a digital break.

No extra costs

Optus Pause is included in the My Optus app at no extra cost. It's designed to help you relax and manage your digital well-being without any additional charges.

Mobile and Internet compatibility

Optus Pause is compatible with both the Optus Mobile Family Plan and the Optus Home Internet Family plan, making it ideal for families looking to strengthen their bond.

Optus NBN plans

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Optus Plus Everyday Basic NBN™ Bundle Plan
$70 .00/ mth
Min total cost $70
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Optus Plus Everyday Fast NBN™ Bundle Plan
  • Unlimited Data
  • 100/18 Mbps
  • Deal: $79 for first 6 months, then $99 ongoing
$79 .00/ mth
Min total cost $79
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Optus Plus Everyday NBN™ Bundle Plan
$85 .00/ mth
Min total cost $85
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Optus Plus Everyday Superfast NBN™ Bundle Plan
  • Unlimited Data
  • 245/22 Mbps
  • Deal: $89 for first 6 months, then $119 ongoing
$89 .00/ mth
Min total cost $89
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Optus Plus Family Entertainer Bundle Plan
  • Unlimited Data
  • 50/18 Mbps
  • Deal: $95 until 08/07/24, $99 a month for first 6 months or remaining Standard Intro Offer period and $109 a month thereafter
$95 .00/ mth
Min total cost $95
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Optus Plus Family Entertainer Fast Bundle Plan
  • Unlimited Data
  • 100/18 Mbps
  • Deal: $99 for first 6 months, then $119 ongoing
$99 .00/ mth
Min total cost $99
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Optus Plus Family Entertainer Superfast Bundle Plan
  • Unlimited Data
  • 245/22 Mbps
  • Deal: $109 for first 6 months, then $139 ongoing
$109 .00/ mth
Min total cost $109
To find out more about how we recommend plans, click here.

Taking a break

Taking a break from the online world can be incredibly refreshing. We highly recommend trying it, and the best part is, it won't cost you a thing. Just open the My Optus app and press the pause button.

This feature is available on all Optus plans, so give your eyes a break and reset from square to round. If you’d like to get connected to Optus, why not contact the team at Compare Broadband? We’ll ensure you choose a plan that works for your family.