With all this talk of LTE not being included on the Nexus 4 and a number of people pointing out the lack of coverage being a factor in this NOT being an issue for them, Optus has today advised that they are expanding their 4G network to include customers in Surfers Paradise on the Gold Coast and also to the Brisbane CBD. Optus has switched on four 4G sites at Surfers Paradise and is also looking at switching on additional sites at Surfers Paradise in December. In Brisbane, Optus will switch on a further 5 sites next week before a[Read More...]
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Last we heard about the availability of the LTE version of the Samsung Galaxy Note II on Australian carriers was a possible launch on Optus in December. We’re now hearing rumours that all three of the major carriers will launch the Galaxy Note II in November albeit as a staggered release with Optus first out of the gate offering it as of the 5th of November seemingly with a two week exclusive. Next up will be Vodafone launching it on the 19th of November followed a week later by Telstra on the 26th of November. The launch will be for[Read More...]
The announcement of the Samsung Galaxy Note II in late August got quite a few people I know excited and we’ve received many requests for information about when the phone/phablet/tweener will launch here in Australia on one of the 4G Networks here in Australia. From Mobicity and Kogan the 3G only version is available as low as $649 from Kogan but the 4G LTE version eluded us. Well, we’ve just had a tip from someone regarding the LTE version of the Samsung Galaxy Note II. They’ve advised that Optus has already tested the phone on their LTE network and are[Read More...]
We received a tip this morning that Optus has begun rolling out Android 4.0.4 to its HTC One X devices. Optus’ Update List still shows 4.0.4 as pending manufacturer deployment at the time of writing. The big change in 4.0.4 for the One X is the change to how the system handles the Menu button for old apps. Previously, running an old / non-ICS app would result in an ugly onscreen “black bar” menu key. This update instead maps the function into the Recent Apps / Multitasking key so apps can now use the full screen. HTC’s previous advice on[Read More...]
HTC and Optus have today announced that the HTC Desire X will launch exclusively on Optus. The Desire X — as its name gives away — is a mixture between the high-end One series and the familiar Desire series of devices. The stylish looking device doesn’t hold back on specs, with some quality hardware alongside a fairly affordable pricetag: $0 on Optus’ $35 plan, or $299 on Optus Prepaid. Those specs include: 1GHz Dual-Core Snapdragon S4 CPU Android 4.0 w/ Sense UI 4 4-inch Super LCD 800×480 Display 5MP Camera w/ BSI Sensor 4GB Internal Storage / 768MB RAM Beats[Read More...]
See that guy in the photo above? He’s blown away. Why? Optus 4G has gone live in Melbourne, that’s why. With the speeds we’ve seen on the Optus 4G network in Sydney, you’re about to be blown away Melbourne – look out! Today’s launch in Melbourne follows Optus’ initial switch on of 4G in April in the Greater Newcastle region, as well as turning on 4G in Sydney and Perth earlier this month. To bolster its existing 3G network, Optus has also rolled out a large scale 3G enhancement programme across more than 700 mobile sites in metropolitan Melbourne. Said Günther Ottendorfer,[Read More...]
Looks like Optus are throwing the 3G model of the Samsung Galaxy S III out and replacing it with the newer, better 4G version. We were able to view internal documents stating the demise of the 3G model — telling stores that current stock can be sold, but there’s no more to be ordered from Optus’ warehouses, instead they should swap a customer’s order to the 4G model. “Please be advised that Samsung Galaxy S III 3G is no longer available to order from the warehouse.” – Optus The Galaxy S III 4G will be shipped to stores after September[Read More...]
If you’re desperate to get your hands on the Samsung Galaxy S III 4G then you’re very likely going to get it from either Optus or Virgin Mobile — both are offering it before it launches next month on Telstra — so we thought we’d do a quick comparison of similar plans from both carriers. If you’re after a better, far-reaching 4G network, then you’re best to wait it out until Telstra announces prices. Virgin Mobile is using Optus’s mobile network, so there’s no need to compare those two in that regard. Optus Virgin Plan Cost $60/mo $59/mo Repayments[Read More...]
As already noted this morning in other posts, The Samsung Galaxy S III 4G is available for pre-order in Australia NOW! You can buy outright through the Samsung store in Sydney or on a plan via Telstra or Optus. In a press release this morning: Tyler McGee, Vice President Telecommunications, Samsung Electronics Australia said: The Australian market continues to demonstrate a diverse set of consumer needs and we are committed to responding to this with a wide portfolio of products. Following the recent success of the Samsung GALAXY S III, the addition of the 4G powered GALAXY S III Onyx[Read More...]
Optus has just announced the expansion of their 4G Network to consumers in Sydney, Perth and Newcastle with 4G services to follow in Melbourne from 15th September, 2012. Optus has also announced the first phone on their 4G network will be the Samsung Galaxy S III 4G, which is available for pre-order from today and expected to be delivered on the 20th of September. Specs listed on the Optus : 4.8″ HD Super AMOLED Display with Gorilla Glass 2 16GB onboard storage with Micro SD up to 64GB 8MP AF + flash with 1.9MP front HSPA+ / LTE, Dual band[Read More...]
Optus has just announced that the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update for the HTC Incredible S has begun to roll out. It’s a staggered roll out with all users expected to get the update over the next couple of weeks. The update is sized at 300MB so we’re going to urge you to download it over Wi-Fi and with a full, or close to, battery. If you’re eager for the update, go to settings and check for the update manually, you’re likely to get it earlier that way. Let us know how it goes in the comments!
Looks like the Ice Cream Sandwich updates are really flowing now, with the ‘Charm’ toting HTC Rhyme now showing on the Optus software updates page as having it’s Ice Cream Sandwich update approved and ready to rollout by Optus, now we’re just waiting on HTC to give us a heads up on when to expect the rollout to begin and as soon as we get that we’ll update the post. The update will take Rhyme owners from Android 2.3.5 to 4.0 but no details on exactly which iteration of ICS it will be. Whilst the initial date for upgrading the[Read More...]
Looks like the Galaxy Note or its successor is all the news today, the Optus software update page has also been updated to advise that just like Vodafone they have approved the update for their network and are waiting on the manufacturer to roll it out to customers, Samsung has yet to comment on the rollout for the phone on either network but I would again urge Galaxy Note owners to ensure that their Kies software on PC or Mac is up to date in case Samsung decides to roll it out via their desktop software rather than FOTA. Still[Read More...]