Post Tagged with: "Optus"

Optus begins offering upgraded 3G service and 4G to Wollongong

Optus begins offering upgraded 3G service and 4G to Wollongong

After announcing an expansion of their 4G services in Adelaide last night, Otpus has today announced that they have turned on 4G services in the ‘Gong’ as well as releasing details on upgrades to their existing 3G network. Customers will now be able to access the Optus 4G network at five mobile sites in central Wollongong and Optus has announced[Read More…]

by 8:42 pm on July 10, 2013 4 comments Carriers, News
Optus adds more 3G and 4G coverage in Adelaide

Optus adds more 3G and 4G coverage in Adelaide

Optus is on the move in Adelaide, they’ve announced today that they’ve added some more towers to their network. After turning on 4G in the Adelaide CBD back in December they’ve added an additional 25 4G towers which are now available to Optus 4G customers. Existing 3G customers haven’t been forgotten either, with Optus announcing that they’ve upgraded 150 of[Read More…]

by 8:31 pm on July 9, 2013 3 comments Carriers, News
LG Optimus F5 — Review

LG Optimus F5 — Review

LG enters the budget LTE Smartphone market LG has made a great comeback in their mobile phone market share over the past 12 months, from the launch of their budget range L Series handsets which has since seen them achieve the third spot overall for Australian Android market share, and second in Australian market share in the prepaid smartphone market.[Read More…]

by 1:40 am on July 9, 2013 0 comments Reviews
Optus add the Huawei Ascend G510 to their Pre-Paid range

Optus add the Huawei Ascend G510 to their Pre-Paid range

It seems a lot of entry-level Android mobile devices are being made more enticing with somewhat recent Android OS (Jelly Bean 4.1 for a start at least), with some features like NFC/DLNA features making their way to these devices, albeit slowly but its a start really. That’s where the Huawei Ascend G510 comes in through the Optus prepaid store. Whilst[Read More…]

by 8:42 pm on July 5, 2013 2 comments Carriers, NFC, Phones
LG Optimus F5 4G Now Available on Optus, Virgin

LG Optimus F5 4G Now Available on Optus, Virgin

LG today announced the Optimus F5, a mid-range LTE-enabled smartphone, is now available on the Optus 4G network. The F5 is running Android 4.1.2 and features a 4.3-inch qHD IPS display, a Dual Core 1.2 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor, 2 cameras (5MP rear, 1.3MP front),1GB RAM, 8GB on-board storage and micro SD card slot (up to 32GB). LG introduced[Read More…]

by 7:02 pm on June 3, 2013 8 comments Carriers, Manufacturer, News, Phones
Optus launching Samsung Galaxy Express on Monday June 3rd

Optus launching Samsung Galaxy Express on Monday June 3rd

Optus has today announced that the Samsung Galaxy Express will be available in-stores, online and via telesales from Monday June 3rd. The Galaxy Express is LTE enabled and offers all the Touchwiz goodness you’ve come to expect from a Samsung handset. Hardware wise the phone is aimed at the mid-range phone buyer, Galaxy Express Specs : 1.2GHz Dual-Core processor 1[Read More…]

by 3:25 pm on May 31, 2013 2 comments News
The Optus Network: Today, Tomorrow and Beyond

The Optus Network: Today, Tomorrow and Beyond

Early this morning, Jason Murray and I attended an Optus network briefing in Sydney, presented by Guenther Ottendorfer, Optus’ Managing Director of Networks and Andrew Smith, Vice President of Mobile Radio Engineering. The focus of Optus’ briefing was to discuss the improvements to Optus’ network over the last twelve months, to look at what’s coming in the next few months[Read More…]

by 1:00 pm on May 20, 2013 16 comments Carriers, News
Australian 4G Spectrum Auction Results

Australian 4G Spectrum Auction Results

The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) yesterday announced the results of the auction for the 700 MHz and 2.5 GHz spectrum bands in Australia. The auction began in May 2012, and ended up seeing Telstra and Optus vying for the coveted 700 MHz band as well as the 2.5 GHz which also went to surprise entrant, TPG. The rules[Read More…]

by 12:22 pm on May 8, 2013 11 comments News
Samsung Australia comments on Galaxy S 4 scarcity

Samsung Australia comments on Galaxy S 4 scarcity

The Australian launch of the Galaxy S 4 last weekend wasn’t what you’d call a satisfying experience for many Australian customers, with stock shortages and some outlets only selling the device on-contract. Many consumers took the opportunity to vent their frustration at Samsung on social media. There are still some handsets to be found, but at this stage they’re quite[Read More…]

by 9:00 am on May 3, 2013 32 comments Manufacturer, Phones
Optus stores will have Samsung Galaxy S 4 stock tomorrow, despite online sell-out

Optus stores will have Samsung Galaxy S 4 stock tomorrow, despite online sell-out

Samsung’s Galaxy S 4 hits store shelves in Australia tomorrow. Despite recent reports of stock shortages in the US, it seems that Australian carriers are doing fine. Optus tweeted on Wednesday that their online preorders had sold out, but has advised us that all of their bricks-and-mortar stores will be carrying the device tomorrow as planned. Have your pre-ordered a[Read More…]

by 10:17 am on April 26, 2013 4 comments Carriers, News