Optus finally allows it’s customers to use paid apps on the Optus, Virgin Mobile and TPG networks

Optus have finally allowed it’s customers access to paid apps – Optus, Virgin Mobile and TPG blocking access to paid applications via Android Market.

The move comes as competition intensifies in the Android market in Australia with recent announcements by Telstra and Vodafone.

Optus unlocks access to paid Android apps

Ahead of next week’s expected launch of new Android handsets, Optus has finally enabled access to paid apps on the Android Marketplace.

“We’re very happy to let all our Android customers know that you now have access to all paid apps in the Android Marketplace.”

That simple message, which appeared shortly before noon today from Optus’ official Twitter account (@Optus), brought sighs of relief, yelps of delight and a few cries of “Too late, I already switched carriers” from Australia’s Android fans.

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