Post Tagged with: "Optus"

Optus Offers Bonus Data For Sim Only Plans

Optus Offers Bonus Data For Sim Only Plans

As more and more people start to use advanced smartphones they are going to consume more and more data. Unfortunately we have very rarely seen any providers offer data increases in acknowledgement of the way people use their devices. With data allowances decreasing in recent years it is difficult to get full value out of your smartphone. Optus are showing[Read More…]

by 7:05 pm on January 5, 2015 7 comments Carriers
Optus kicks off 2015 with a boom in 4G sites

Optus kicks off 2015 with a boom in 4G sites

Back in 2013, the Australian Communications & Media Authority auctioned off the 700MHz frequency, which would soon be vacated by the soon to be removed Analogue TV networks. Optus took part in the auction to secure spectrum in the coveted lower range frequency and won 2x 10MHz bands for a total of 20MHz in spectrum, and today the license to[Read More…]

by 12:01 am on January 1, 2015 4 comments Carriers
LG wants to tempt you into a G3 in time for Christmas with festive bonuses

LG wants to tempt you into a G3 in time for Christmas with festive bonuses

The LG G3 is still sitting at the top of the pile for one the best smartphones this year. It’s a great handset with some truly class leading hardware and LG has done a pretty great job with the software, now LG has teamed up with retailers around Australia to tempt you into buying a handset in time for Christmas.[Read More…]

by 11:21 am on December 22, 2014 9 comments Manufacturer, Phones
Retailer Round-up: This week’s specials

Retailer Round-up: This week’s specials

Well it’s literally the final countdown to Christmas and our major retailers are ramping up their efforts with Android related goodies for you to purchase, should you still remain undecided on what to buy that geeky person in your life. So without further ado, here is the weekly specials this week: Coles Mobiles Telstra Rush Pre-Paid Mobile – $39 –[Read More…]

by 1:36 pm on December 19, 2014 2 comments Chromecast, News, Phones, Smartwatch, Tablets
Optus 10 – Open for business and serving rural Australians

Optus 10 – Open for business and serving rural Australians

Optus have continued their investment in infrastructure and increasing their coverage announcing on Friday that they’ve added another satellite to their fleet. Called Optus 10, the satellite will provide voice and data connectivity to customers in both regional and remote areas of Australia. The press release reveals that the satellite was launched 3 months ago and underwent in-orbit testing prior[Read More…]

by 8:44 am on December 14, 2014 0 comments Carriers, News
Optus turns on 700MHz network in Canberra – starting to bring together one Australia-wide network

Optus turns on 700MHz network in Canberra – starting to bring together one Australia-wide network

Optus has been busily testing their newly acquired 700MHz network around various sites in Australia, accessing the network through early access licenses issued by the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) in preparation for the Australia wide launch of the network in January. Today Optus has switched on their 700MHz network in Canberra, paving the way for customers to eventually[Read More…]

by 8:20 pm on December 8, 2014 2 comments Carriers
Yes, Telstra is blocking your Nexus updates

Yes, Telstra is blocking your Nexus updates

Since Google started rolling out the over-the-air (OTA) updates for Android 5.0 Lollipop to Nexus devices, many users have been regularly checking for a system update – many Australians, to no avail. Telstra users are reporting that the update is being blocked, even on phones that were not sold by the carrier. The issue is affecting Nexus 4 and Nexus[Read More…]

by and 11:39 am on December 4, 2014 134 comments Carriers, News, OS Update
Optus introduces a new insurance plan for your gadgets

Optus introduces a new insurance plan for your gadgets

Hopefully you’ll never know the pain of cracking a screen, or losing or having a device stolen – but well it happens. Your home insurance can generally cover it, but then there are those pesky insurance premium hikes whenever you make a claim. Optus has decided to jump on in to device insurance with a new product they’re calling, Yes[Read More…]

by 8:12 pm on December 2, 2014 3 comments Carriers
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