Optus has signed a deal to be the major sponsor of the 2010 and 2011 Gympie Muster.
Optus has signed a deal to be the major sponsor of the 2010 and 2011 Gympie Muster.

Optus boosts Muster connection

AS THE Optus Gympie Music Muster celebrates its 30th birthday, Optus plans to ensure more than 60,000 festival-goers are kept up to date and in touch on-site via an expansive network upgrade and a dedicated festival mobi-site.

Returning to the Muster for the second year as headline partners, Optus Country general manager, Anthony Shiner said the company has invested $650,000 into dedicated network coverage for the Amamoor Creek to ensure festival-goers can stay connected.

“Optus is currently building new sites to bring permanent coverage to Amamoor forest and the local area all year round,” he said.

“Once again, we’ll have a team of technicians on site over the Muster to ensure the network is running to optimal levels.”

Optus Gympie Music Muster ceo Vicki Cotter said in the early days there was no mobile signal which often caused communication problems.

“Thanks to Optus installing a permanent network structure on site, staying in touch is so much easier ensuring our festival-goers remain connected to their friends on site and those wishing they were there,” she said.

This year, Optus is also bringing much more to the Muster than just an enhanced network operation.

With the launch of the Optus 3G Muster Mobi-site this week, Muster festival-goers will be able to keep up to date ahead of the festival with all the latest line-up and festival news.

Optus and non-Optus customers will be able to access the mobi-site by texting “MUSTER” to 193 939 or visiting optusmuster.com for details on artist information, event and venue schedules, free music and wallpaper for their mobile and a personalised event planner.

Muster attendees will also be able to enjoy a number of other offerings from Optus with all gold coin donations raised going to local charities. These include:

• A fully functioning Optus Bush Internet Kiosk for mobile phone battery charging and internet access.

• Optus Bucking Bull – with prizes for the rider who spends the longest time on the bull.

• Optus Photo Booth to record Muster moments.

• Optus Spinning Wheel with prize giveaways.

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