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LG F70 arrives exclusively on Optus – LTE speeds for a bargain price

LG F70 arrives exclusively on Optus – LTE speeds for a bargain price

LG has announced that their latest LG F Series phone – the LG F70 – will be available exclusively from Optus, with full access to both their 1800MHz as well as the 4G Plus networks, from their Yes Optus stores, telesales or online. The LG F Series phones are LG’s budget line of LTE compatible phones, which offer a great looking handset, with good performance and connection speed but with a reduced price tag. Lambro Skropidis, General Manager Marketing for LG Electronics Australia says The F70 epitomises LG’s commitment to offering customers optimised performance, beautiful design and a superior user[Read More...]

by 1:07 PM on June 10, 2014 1 comment Carriers, Manufacturer, Phones
Win an LG G Flex in Optus’ #PhoneTrap competition

Win an LG G Flex in Optus’ #PhoneTrap competition

If you’re in the mood for a bit of fun, and want to win a cool prize, then check out Optus’ new PhoneTrap competition. Optus have partnered up with LG to give away an LG G Flex – the world’s first curved, flexible phone. To win, you’ll need to upload a picture of yourself or a friend/family member ‘trapped in your phone’ to Twitter, Facebook or Instagram and tag the Optus Instagram account (optusofficial), Twitter page, or facebook page along with adding the #PhoneTrap hashtag. The LG G Flex is a pretty decent device, at least I thought it was[Read More...]

by 10:45 AM on June 4, 2014 0 comments Competition
HTC Desire 816 now available from Optus

HTC Desire 816 now available from Optus

Optus has just announced the HTC Desire 816 is available for purchase on their network. The Desire 816 is a large screened phone, with a 13MP camera included on the rear, it also comes with the HTC BoomSound built into the plastic shell. It also includes HTC Sense built over Android 4.4 and includes software features such as HTC Zoe and Blinkfeed. Hardware wise, the Desire 816 is a decent mid-range phone, including a Qualcomm snapdragon processor, but a relatively small 8GB of on-board storage, which you will want to increase with a microSD card to make full use of[Read More...]

by 2:50 PM on June 2, 2014 7 comments Carriers, Manufacturer, Phones
Optus allows customers to share data across phones and tablets

Optus allows customers to share data across phones and tablets

Optus has today announced a range of new consumer plans that allow customers to pay a combined fee for mobile network access on multiple devices, allowing them once and for all to say goodbye to a second bill just for having a SIM in their tablet. Dubbed the ‘My Plan’, Optus’ new offering will come with two SIMs to use in different devices, but the data usage across both services is merged into a single account; there’s no additional charge for a second device on a My Plan except for the $5 SIM fee (once off). It seems that there’s[Read More...]

by 9:55 AM on June 2, 2014 10 comments Carriers, News
Get a free Dot View Case with the HTC One M8 when you sign up with Optus

Get a free Dot View Case with the HTC One M8 when you sign up with Optus

The big accessory for the HTC One M8, is of course the Dot View Cover. The Dot View case is a flip cover which allows you to see notifications as well as interact with your phone with the cover closed by making use of the dot matrix style holes in the flap. The Dot View cover is a great, albeit expensive option when you purchase the HTC One M8, with a Recommended Retail Price of AUD $59.95. But Optus is now offering the case as a bonus – while stocks last – when you purchase a HTC One M8 on[Read More...]

by 8:00 AM on May 24, 2014 0 comments Carriers, Manufacturer, Phones
Yatango now offering 4G for all customers with 4G compatible phones

Yatango now offering 4G for all customers with 4G compatible phones

After the rumoured launch of 4G on Yatango surfaced last month, Yatango has been emailing their customers to advise the service is now live. The Yatango network of course runs on the Optus network, and the existing 3G coverage will not change. With any new network changes, you are best off checking the coverage maps to see if your normal day to day travel is covered. A 4G phone is of course required to use LTE, so if your phone doesn’t have the correct hardware you’re stuck on the 3G network. But if it’s about time to upgrade, you can[Read More...]

by 12:53 PM on May 13, 2014 2 comments Carriers, News
Huawei Ascend G6 coming to Vodafone, Optus and retail stores in June

Huawei Ascend G6 coming to Vodafone, Optus and retail stores in June

Huawei hosted an event in Sydney this morning to announce the Australian launch of the Ascend G6 smartphone, coming to Australian retailers as well as on-contract at Optus from June 2, and Vodafone from June 11. This was a bit of a surprise given the overnight launch of the Asend P7 in Paris (it took a while to realise I wasn’t looking at the P7 once I arrived at the event), but Huawei’s Australian staff were apologetic for the confusion and assured us we’d be seeing the P7 and other products in good time. The Ascend G6 borrows from Huawei’s[Read More...]

by 7:05 PM on May 8, 2014 2 comments Carriers, Manufacturer
Optus adds ability to purchase Google Play content by charging it to your phone bill

Optus adds ability to purchase Google Play content by charging it to your phone bill

After Telstra added Google Play billing back in December of 2012, customers of other carriers began asking for it almost immediately. By Wednesday this week, Optus post-paid mobile customers will be able to add Google Play content to their Android devices and have the charge added to their monthly Optus bill. Ben White, Vice President, Mobile Marketing, Optus said We’re making it hassle-free for our Android customers – there’s no need to store a credit card or worry about paying multiple bills – so they don’t have to waste time before starting their next game of Angry Birds or buying[Read More...]

by 12:32 PM on May 5, 2014 15 comments Carriers, Google Play
Sony Xperia Z2 arrives on Optus, coming to Vodafone

Sony Xperia Z2 arrives on Optus, coming to Vodafone

As rumoured yesterday, the Sony Xperia Z2 has launched on Optus today, and in new news, will launch on Vodafone in a few days on the 7th. Announcing the launch this morning, Sony Mobile’s John Featherstone said: Sony Mobile has taken the premium Z series to the next level with the Xperia Z2. Xperia Z2 offers an innovative experience that captures memories in stunning detail through 4K video shooting and offers new ways to use the camera with our unique Xperia camera apps. Our unparalleled sound technologies allow customers to listen to their music even in noisy environments without interruptions thanks[Read More...]

by 10:04 AM on May 1, 2014 4 comments Carriers, News, Phones
Yatango changes pricing plans; 4G rumoured to arrive in May

Yatango changes pricing plans; 4G rumoured to arrive in May

Yatango Mobile has built their brand as an innovative MVNO using the Optus network which allows you to tailor your mobile plan to your needs. Those needs are about to cost a little more though with Yatagno Mobile announcing new pricing that will become effective as of the 5th of May. Voice, SMS and Data will become more expensive across the board with Voice and SMS Packs getting a smallish increase to the current arrangement, but Data Packs are the main victims here, with a massive hike in price at the gigabyte end of the scale. Voice Minutes: 100 Mins[Read More...]

by 11:15 AM on April 16, 2014 12 comments Carriers, News
Moto X available on Post-Paid plans with Dodo Mobile – Outright $525

Moto X available on Post-Paid plans with Dodo Mobile – Outright $525

The Moto X has only arrived on Australian shores in the last couple of weeks, at launch it’s mainly been available for purchase outright with no carriers announcing plans for the phone. But Dodo Mobile are bucking the trend and offering the device on two of their Post Paid Plans. Backed by the Optus 4G network Dodo is offering the Moto X on two of their top tier plans – the Mobile Smart Mega and Smart Plus plans : Inclusions Mobile Smart Plus Mobile Smart Mega Monthly Fee $60 $75 Hardware Repayments $15 per month $7 per month Total Cost[Read More...]

by 11:09 AM on April 15, 2014 8 comments Carriers, Manufacturer, News, Phones
Optus announces availability of Samsung Galaxy NotePro 12.2

Optus announces availability of Samsung Galaxy NotePro 12.2

Optus has announced this morning that the Samsung Galaxy NotePro 12.2 is now available on Optus’ nationwide 4G network, and can be purchase from today via telephone sales, online and in selected retail stores. The Galaxy NotePro, announced earlier this year at CES,is a 12.2″ giant of a tablet, with 4 million pixels to display things on, multi-window multitasking for those who want to do more, and handwriting recognition courtesy of Samsung’s now-ubiquitous S-Pen. Those wanting to get their hands on such a tablet can find them on the Optus $20 Mobile Broadband plan, albeit with a whopping $43-a-month tablet[Read More...]

by 10:40 AM on April 7, 2014 0 comments Carriers, News, Tablets
LG G Flex now available from Optus

LG G Flex now available from Optus

The G Flex is one of the most intriguing products available from LG at the moment, with a 6″, flexible, curved display it’s got that ‘certain something’ that people around you will instantly want to check out when you pull your phone out. Previously only available outright through Harvey Norman, it’s now available exclusively from Optus. The plans for the LG G Flex start at $35, with a $24.75 handset repayment (minimum Total Cost is $1,434.00 over 24 months), which includes 500MB of data and 200 minutes of talk time, as well as unlimited SMS and MMS in Australia. Or[Read More...]

by 11:32 AM on April 1, 2014 3 comments Carriers, Manufacturer, Phones