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Optus launches LTE-Advanced Carrier Aggregation around Australia

Optus launches LTE-Advanced Carrier Aggregation around Australia

Optus is moving forward with their 4G Plus network, today announcing that they’ve enabled LTE-Advanced Carrier Aggregation on their 2300MHz TDD LTE-A network around Australia, with Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Adelaide users connected to the network the first to see the bump, and Canberra users to follow in the coming weeks. Carrier Aggregation allows Optus to combine the two 20MHz channels they operate in the 2300Mhz spectrum to offer speeds of up to 220Mbps. While the top speed is nice, you probably won’t quite get that with other users on the network, but Optus has seen speeds of up to[Read More...]

by 1:36 PM on September 22, 2014 1 comment Carriers
Optus offers up to $450 to switch carrier as well as early upgrades for existing users

Optus offers up to $450 to switch carrier as well as early upgrades for existing users

Optus has kicked off Fathers Day with a new offer to try and tempt more Australian mobile users to say ‘Yes’ to Optus. Following in the footsteps of US based carrier T-Mobile, with their ‘U-Carrier’ initiative, Optus has today announced that they are offering cash and discounts to customers who wish to transfer to the Optus network. Users who bring their number from a competing carrier and sign-up to a 24 Month My Plan Plus contract, will be offered up to $250 trade-in for their existing mobile phone, as well as up to $200 towards paying early termination fees on[Read More...]

by 7:52 AM on September 7, 2014 3 comments Carriers
Galaxy Note Edge rumoured for launch in Australia on all three major carriers

Galaxy Note Edge rumoured for launch in Australia on all three major carriers

The curved edge display of the Galaxy Note Edge, was one of the surprise and most interesting announcements from IFA last night. Samsung Australia has already confirmed that the Note Edge will launch here in Australia later this year, and a new leak shows that it will most likely head to all three major Australian carriers. SamMobile has obtained, and released a list of Galaxy Note Edge model numbers, which Samsung are testing. The list includes the model #, as well as the carrier that device could eventually be destined for. The list includes a model for all three of[Read More...]

by 5:26 AM on September 4, 2014 9 comments Carriers, Manufacturer, Phones
Xperia Z3 and Z3 Compact coming to Australia later this year

Xperia Z3 and Z3 Compact coming to Australia later this year

Tonights announcement of the Xperia Z3 and Xperia Z3 Compact showed off a pair of devices which are both stylish and have some great features like IP65/68 water and dust resistance, as well as PS4 remote play. The good news is that the Xperia Z3 and Z3 Compact will be arriving in Australia later this year. The Xperia Z3 will arrive on all four national carriers – Telstra, Optus, Vodafone Australia and Virgin Mobile. The Xperia Z3 Compact however appears to only be going to Telstra and Optus, but that may change with Sony Australia advising that these two are[Read More...]

by 4:08 AM on September 4, 2014 6 comments Carriers, Manufacturer, Phones
Android 4.4.3 update for HTC One M8 rolling out

Android 4.4.3 update for HTC One M8 rolling out

The update to Android 4.4.3, for the HTC One M8, has begun rolling out to handsets in Australia now, with Optus the first to push the update to their customers. The update includes performance optimisation updates for WiFi, Bluetooth and Radios, as well as application updates to Camera, Gallery, Settings and HTC Sync Manager according to the screenshot of the update kindly supplied by Michael: The update also includes Security Fixes. These security fixes are actually the ones from Android 4.4.4, as advised by VP, Product Management for HTC US, @moversi on Twitter: @swalker20659 @JasonMacHTC We've incorporated the security fixes[Read More...]

by 1:39 PM on August 14, 2014 18 comments Carriers, Manufacturer, OS Update, Phones
Optus announces new prepaid mobile offerings – only pay for what you use

Optus announces new prepaid mobile offerings – only pay for what you use

Optus has released new prepaid mobile plans starting at just $1 per day, with the added bonus that users only pay for days that they actually use. For most of us, this doesn’t offer too much, as we use our phones all the time, but for those more infrequent users it could be a bit of a way to save some money. Marketed as “Don’t use, don’t pay”, Optus says the new My Prepaid Daily gives users the freedom to pay only for days they use their phones, and great value when they do. At just $1 per day, users[Read More...]

by 8:58 PM on August 4, 2014 10 comments Carriers, News
Samsung Tab S tablets now available via Optus

Samsung Tab S tablets now available via Optus

When Samsung announced the new Galaxy Tab S range a little while ago, we knew it wouldn’t be long before they’d be available on a range of carrier repayment plans, and it seems that Optus has done just that today. Jason went hands on with a pre-release version of the 10.5″ variant of the Galaxy Tab S earlier in July 2014, and seemed to be pretty impressed with it. What makes the Tab S range so cool? This range is slim and light, reminiscent of the iPad Air. Power in a thin case. Multi-window functionality allows you to use more than[Read More...]

by 4:44 PM on August 1, 2014 0 comments Carriers, News, Tablets
Optus LG G3 pre-orders begin to arrive at customers doors

Optus LG G3 pre-orders begin to arrive at customers doors

This morning a lucky customer who pre-ordered an LG G3 from Optus received a notification that an LG G3 was awaiting collection at their local post office. This is a little ahead of the official date for stock to arrive in-store which is expected around the 4th of August. It’s good to see that those that pre-ordered may receive their new phones before they officially go on sale in retail stores. You can still pre-order the LG G3 from the Optus website and receive a bonus wireless charger valued at $69 but you won’t receive the bonus LG G Pad[Read More...]

by 8:54 PM on July 30, 2014 5 comments Carriers, Manufacturer, Phones
Retailer Round-up: This week’s specials

Retailer Round-up: This week’s specials

Well it certainly has been a little bit of time since we last did one of these retailer round up’s, so we thought it was time to bring it back and share with you the specials we have sourced and found available to everyone from our major retailers. So here is this weeks retail specials: Coles Smartphones Sony Xperia E1 Optus Pre-Paid Mobile – $99 – On sale Wednesday 23 July for 1 week Woolworths Smartphones Alcatel One Touch M’POP 3G Vodafone Pre-Paid Mobile – $69 – On sale Wednesday 23 July for 1 week Target Tablets Samsung Galaxy Tab[Read More...]

by 7:45 AM on July 24, 2014 1 comment News, Phones, Sale, Tablets
Optus joins the 700Mhz test party – announces test sites in Darwin and Perth.

Optus joins the 700Mhz test party – announces test sites in Darwin and Perth.

After Telstra announced they would begin trialling a 4G network running on the 700MHz spectrum purchased in the auction last year, Optus has today advised that they too will be running a trial using the same frequency. Optus advised that they will be turning on the 4G 700MHz network in Darwin and Perth CBDs letting their customers trial the network thanks to an early access license from the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA). When Optus participated in the auction run by the ACMA last year, they spent a total of $650 Million dollars, which got them 2 x 10[Read More...]

by 9:29 PM on July 21, 2014 6 comments Carriers
LG G3 now available to pre-order through Optus with free G Pad 8.3 tablet and Wireless Charging dock

LG G3 now available to pre-order through Optus with free G Pad 8.3 tablet and Wireless Charging dock

Optus has this morning opened up pre-orders for the upcoming LG Super-phone – the LG G3. The bonuses are actually pretty good for the phone which is the first on the Australian market to include a 2K 2560 x 1440 resolution display, with Optus and LG throwing in an LG G Pad 8.3 tablet and Wireless Charging dock for pre-orders placed online. The G3 is of course, LG’s 2014 flagship and it’s a monster. The hardware is top notch, with that massive, high resolution display, 13MP Rear Camera with OIS and Laser Auto-Focus and a 3,000mAh battery. The phone also[Read More...]

by 9:48 AM on July 21, 2014 17 comments Carriers, Manufacturer, Phones
Alcatel Pop C1 now available on Optus Pre-Paid for $79

Alcatel Pop C1 now available on Optus Pre-Paid for $79

Optus have recently added a new smartphone to its pre-paid line of phones, introducing the Alcatel Pop C1. The Alcatel Pop C1 is a very basic, entry level smartphone, so its low-level specs aren’t going to wow anyone, but it will allow first time smartphone owners or beginners get a fairy decent experience. The full list of specs include: 3.5” HVGA Screen Display (320 x 480 pixels) 1GHz Dual-core CPU 1GB RAM 4GB with 2GB end user memory, expandable to 32GB via MicroSD Card 2MP rear camera only Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, Wi-Fi hotspot Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean) 3G[Read More...]

by 4:54 PM on July 13, 2014 0 comments Carriers, Manufacturer, News, Phones
Samsung Galaxy Note 3 KitKat update arriving now bringing editing of dock icons

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 KitKat update arriving now bringing editing of dock icons

Owners of the Samsung Galaxy Note 3, your quiet patience is being rewarded with owners advising that they are beginning to receive the Android 4.4 update for their handsets over the air now. The update is to Android 4.4.2 to be precise and the Over-The-Air update is clocking in at 498.38MB. What does the update bring? Well, just as Galaxy S5 owners gained the ability to change their dock icons in their update back in June, this latest update brings the same functionality.KitKat There’s also a few fixes, including one for NFC, some updated Samsung applications, UI improvements,0 bug fixes,[Read More...]

by 8:30 PM on July 6, 2014 10 comments Carriers, Manufacturer, OS Update, Phones