Post Tagged with: "Optus"

ACMA announces new SMS Alerts for mobile users

ACMA announces new SMS Alerts for mobile users

If you’ve ever over-spent on your data/voice or SMS cap and lived to regret it due to the cost of additional services because you haven’t been aware of just how much you were using above your incluions on your plan, then the new initiative which went into effect from yesterday could be your saviour. The Australian Communications and Media Authority[Read More…]

by 9:00 am on September 2, 2013 9 comments Carriers
Optus and the software update process.

Optus and the software update process.

Last year at Ausdroid we took the opportunity to approach our three major telecommunications companies – Telstra, Vodafone and Optus – about their software update processes. We had a great talk with Kieran Mcilwain from Vodafone on episode 30 of our podcast and interviewed Craig Ruhan from Telstra. The one carrier we haven’t spoken to is Optus. I first approached[Read More…]

by 2:42 pm on August 26, 2013 16 comments Carriers, OS Update
Report: Savvytel back in action

Report: Savvytel back in action

In the midst of the ISPOne chaos last week, it surfaced that MVNO Savvytel was also suffering some difficulties, finding themselves unable to supply customers with recharges. But now they’re advising that everything is looking much better, according to a post on their website. Regular Ausdroid reader Kungfutigerr, has pointed us towards the Savvytel homepage which now displays a banner[Read More…]

by 11:09 pm on August 22, 2013 0 comments Carriers, News
Yatango makes a deal with Kogan Mobile Customers to port over

Yatango makes a deal with Kogan Mobile Customers to port over

With the collapse of ISPOne, Kogan Mobile customers were facing having to find and change to a new provider in the next 30 days. But it appears that Ruslan Kogan has not been quiet in the background in the last couple of days, and they’ve arranged a deal with Yatango to help their customers transition. Kogan has been sending out[Read More…]

by 8:33 pm on August 22, 2013 6 comments Carriers, News
Optus announces new options for international travellers

Optus announces new options for international travellers

Optus has today announced a new take on their plans available to customers who travel internationally. Optus offers coverage in over 182 countries and previously, five zones have split the world for Optus customers when travelling, making it sometimes difficult to judge which zone you were in when travelling to multiple international destinations. Today’s announcement sees those zones reduced to[Read More…]

by 7:46 am on August 21, 2013 23 comments Carriers
Leak suggests Snapdragon 800 based Samsung Galaxy Note 3 coming to all 3 Australian carriers

Leak suggests Snapdragon 800 based Samsung Galaxy Note 3 coming to all 3 Australian carriers

The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 which is strongly rumoured to be announced at the September 4th Samsung Unpacked 2013 – Episode 2 event in Berlin just prior to the start of IFA, has been listed by SamMobile as coming to all three Australian carriers with a Snapdragon 800 CPU. The leak indicates that there will be four specific firmwares for[Read More…]

by 12:44 am on August 16, 2013 6 comments Carriers, Phones, Rumours
Savvytel closing down whilst customers kept in the dark

Savvytel closing down whilst customers kept in the dark

After Daniel’s earlier article regarding ISPOne and Telstra’s current Federal Court action, it seems another MVNO, Savvytel, is set to close its doors according to a report through WhistleOut. The closure of Savvytel which was leaked via a sales representative, is slowly finding its way back to customers who are complaining that they have not been given notice about the[Read More…]

by 7:44 am on August 14, 2013 13 comments Carriers, News, Other, Phones
ISPOne legal stoush could possibly spell the end for some small MVNOs in Australia

ISPOne legal stoush could possibly spell the end for some small MVNOs in Australia

ispONE, the company who resells the Telstra service wholesale to multiple Mobile Virtual Network Operators (MVNOs) in Australia is currently involved in a legal dispute with Telstra that’s now threatening to end the business model of some recent entrants into the mobile space. The company – currently the exclusive reseller for wholesale access to the Telstra network in Australia –[Read More…]

by 1:40 pm on August 13, 2013 11 comments Carriers, News
Singtel looking to enable NFC Payments in Australia and Singapore with Visa partnership

Singtel looking to enable NFC Payments in Australia and Singapore with Visa partnership

Singtel the parent company of Australian mobile operator Optus has announced a partnership with Visa to allow their customers to use their NFC enabled phones to make payments at NFC Paywave enabled terminals across Australia and Singapore. The partnership will see Visa link pre-paid Visa cards to Singtels mobile wallet solution mCash which will launch in 2014. With Visa on-board,[Read More…]

by 10:36 am on August 3, 2013 2 comments Apps, NFC
Optus to offer TDD & FDD-LTE compatible version of the Samsung Galaxy S4 and Galaxy S4 Mini

Optus to offer TDD & FDD-LTE compatible version of the Samsung Galaxy S4 and Galaxy S4 Mini

Optus and Samsung, have today advised that they will be bringing a dual mode version of the Samsung Galaxy S4 and Galaxy S4 Mini to Australia. What is dual-mode? It’s in reference to the two types of LTE that are available – Time-Division Duplex LTE and Frequency Division Duplexing (FDD) – FDD is the most commonly used technology in Australia[Read More…]

by 1:35 pm on August 1, 2013 0 comments Carriers, News, Phones