Post Tagged with: "Optus"

Optus adds more LTE services on 2600MHz and 700MHz bands

Optus adds more LTE services on 2600MHz and 700MHz bands

The race is on between Australian carriers to expand their networks to cover as much of the populated areas of Australia as possible. Today Optus has announced that they’ve added 4G service on the 2600MHz band to 40 sites around Australia, as well as receiving early access licence approvals from the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) to extend their[Read More…]

by 2:39 pm on November 17, 2014 16 comments Carriers
Optus adds the Samsung Galaxy Young 2 to their pre-paid line of devices for $99

Optus adds the Samsung Galaxy Young 2 to their pre-paid line of devices for $99

Optus have added another low-end phone to their pre-paid line, adding the Samsung Galaxy Young 2 for $99. The Galaxy Young 2, being an entry level device, isn’t going to be winning any awards in the design or specs categories. But it is a Samsung phone, which means it’s generally reliable and unlike some other manufacturers phones, could conceivably see[Read More…]

by 8:00 am on November 15, 2014 0 comments Carriers, Manufacturer, Phones
Optus launches Cash by Optus; NFC payments

Optus launches Cash by Optus; NFC payments

Optus has announced a Cash by Optus, a new NFC-based payment service for Australia, but this one comes with a bit of a difference. It’s actually available now, it works on just about any modern Android smartphone (as long as it has NFC), and it’s available for all post-paid Optus customers. Better yet, it’ll work with any contactless terminal. Why[Read More…]

by 7:34 am on November 14, 2014 21 comments Carriers, News, NFC
Optus opens up pre-orders for the Samsung Galaxy Note Edge

Optus opens up pre-orders for the Samsung Galaxy Note Edge

At IFA, in September Samsung announced the Galaxy Note 4, as well as a slightly modified version of the phone with a curved side display called the Galaxy Note Edge. The Note 4 went on sale on the fourth of November, but just four days ago, Samsung announced that the Note Edge was delayed for a second time, with stock[Read More…]

by 1:31 pm on November 11, 2014 3 comments Carriers, Manufacturer, Phones
Optus Pre-Paid adds the Huawei Ascend Y520 for $119

Optus Pre-Paid adds the Huawei Ascend Y520 for $119

Huawei’s Ascend Y520 has made its way to Optus Pre-Paid in the lead-up to Christmas, and it may make an ideal purchase for kids or family members at the friendly price of just $119.  Whilst the Huawei Ascend Y520 isn’t going to break any awards for high end features, however it does offer some pretty decent specs for a descent[Read More…]

by 7:48 am on November 6, 2014 1 comment Carriers, Manufacturer, News, Phones
Android 4.4.4 rollout for Xperia Z2 and Z2 tablet begins bringing with it PS4 Remote Play and more

Android 4.4.4 rollout for Xperia Z2 and Z2 tablet begins bringing with it PS4 Remote Play and more

The Sony Xperia Z2 and Z2 Tablet are about to get an update – to Android 4.4.4. Sony has announced the update overnight, after announcing recently that the phone and tablet would receive Android 5.0 Lollipop at some stage next year. The 4.4.4 update includes a few new features, notably compatability for the PS4 Remote Play feature that Sony launched[Read More…]

by 7:30 am on November 5, 2014 6 comments Carriers, OS Update, Phones
Samsung Galaxy Note 4 launches today where are you getting yours from?

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 launches today where are you getting yours from?

The latest flagship from Samsung, the Galaxy Note 4 launches today at retailers and carriers across Australia. The phone was slightly delayed from its original October 29th launch date, but the day is here and you can now purchase one, so where are you getting it from? Carriers Vodafone Vodafone has the White and Black model of the Samsung Galaxy[Read More…]

by 6:58 am on November 5, 2014 15 comments Carriers, Manufacturer, News, Phones
Optus expands 4G services in Darwin to more areas

Optus expands 4G services in Darwin to more areas

With the looming wider launch of the 700MHz 4G network coming in January, Optus is taking full advantage of an additional early access commercial licence from the ACMA, which allows them to test their 4G 700MHz network. They’ve announced an expansion of their 4G services across Darwin today. Optus first introduced their 4G network to Darwin in July and the[Read More…]

by 11:23 am on November 3, 2014 3 comments Carriers
Nexus 6 lists Optus as a supported carrier – but it’s probably not going to be offered by them

Nexus 6 lists Optus as a supported carrier – but it’s probably not going to be offered by them

When the Nexus 6 will show up and where is the big question at the moment. As one of the top carriers – in terms of coverage and subscriber base – many would like to see Optus carry the phone, and from the support page which Google has posted for the Nexus 6, it confirms it’s possible. The support page[Read More…]

by 8:08 am on November 1, 2014 0 comments Carriers, Manufacturer, Phones
Optus Smart Safe online backup service closing its doors on December 1

Optus Smart Safe online backup service closing its doors on December 1

Optus has written in a letter to users that its online backup service Smart Safe will close, effective December 1 2014. The Smart Safe site has not yet been updated to reflect the closure. The service, which provided backup solutions for PCs and mobile devices, was provided for Optus customers by F-Secure – who also previously provided antivirus software for[Read More…]

by and 4:13 pm on October 29, 2014 2 comments Apps, Carriers