Post Tagged with: "Optus"

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 emails to their customers which have been received by both Geoff and myself offering a chance to move over to their service and trial their service for 30 days for free. For Kogan customers, the deal includes : Unlimited Talk[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 two. The two zones, have been selected carefully with Zone 1 including the top five destinations that Australians travel to – New Zealand, the Pacific Islands, Europe, UK, USA, Canada and Asia. Zone 2 will incorporate the roads not so[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 the Galaxy Note 3 released in Australia — an unlocked model plus a variant for each carrier. The Galaxy Note 3 destined for Australian shores will include a Snapdragon 800(MSM8974) CPU clocked at 2.3GHz and come with 3GB of RAM[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 telco’s decision, with no formal notification either via email or on the company’s website. It seems even trying to currently recharge or buy a SIM card from the Savvytel website, customers are getting the following message: There is no official[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 – has had a troubled couple of months legally in Australia. They were taken to court recently by one of their MVNO customers – Kogan – to force them to continue to provide SIM cards to the company for new customers.[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, customers will be able to use the 12,000 Visa payWave terminals already installed in Singapore as well as over 100,000 terminals already in place across Australia. The mCash mobile money solution will extend beyond NFC payments as well, with customers[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 and is being used by most of the carriers in Australia. Optus are currently the only Mobile carrier in Australia to offer TDD-LTE, and then only in one market – Canberra. Customers in Canberra have had access to the Optus[Read More...]

by 1:35 PM on August 1, 2013 0 comments Carriers, News, Phones
Telstra advise Android 4.2.2 update for HTC One will begin tomorrow

Telstra advise Android 4.2.2 update for HTC One will begin tomorrow

Telstra owners of the HTC One, get excited the long awaited Android 4.2.2 update for the HTC One is set to go live for your handsets tomorrow. According to an update added to the Telstra Crowd Support message board this morning from Craig : HTC have informed us of a slight delay in the deployment of this update. It is now expected to begin deploying on Thursday 1 August. No specific time of day has been provided yet – when it is I will let you all know. Updates to expect in the Android 4.2.2 update have been outlined in[Read More...]

by 8:58 PM on July 31, 2013 42 comments OS Update
Optus Now app will now collect anonymous data to help improve the network

Optus Now app will now collect anonymous data to help improve the network

If you have an Android phone from Optus, then you´re most likely one of the 300,000+ users who have installed the Optus Now App from Google Play. The app has up till now been delivering news, weather, games and sport, but since an update to the app on the 10th of July, it has also been capturing network information such as signal strength and sending it back to Optus for evaluation. The information collected is described by Optus as ‘high-level network data’ and the data sent remains anonymous. At this stage there is no way to provide users with a[Read More...]

by 10:50 PM on July 22, 2013 1 comment Apps, Carriers, Google Play
LG Optimus L7 II & L2 II available next week

LG Optimus L7 II & L2 II available next week

The other day I was flicking through the Dick Smith website (as an addicted web window geek shopper) and I was surprised to find that the Optimus L7 II and Optimus L2 II on their website on Optus Pre-Paid, albeit not available at this time. Now whilst both devices aren’t top notch high end specs, they do bring some nice specs for a low end market. To re-fresh your memory, here are the specs for both devices LG Optimus L7 II 2,460mAH capacity battery Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, Wi-Fi hotspot, DLNA Qualcomm MSM8225 Snapdragon Dual-core 1 GHz Cortex-A5 CPU[Read More...]

by 9:09 AM on July 19, 2013 9 comments Manufacturer, Phones, Sale
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 that they will be performing extensive network upgrades in the greater Illawarra area in the next six months. Over the next six months customers with a 4G-ready mobile device in these areas will begin seeing 4G services switched on :[Read More...]

by 8:42 PM on July 10, 2013 3 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 their 3G sites to provide stronger 3G signals and better indoor coverage. After turning on these towers, Optus 4G is now available in parts of : Adelaide CBD and North Adelaide. Inner-east and south-east suburbs including Hackney, Kent Town, Norwood,[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. The release of their Optimus G handset showed that what they could do at the higher end of the smartphone range and though late, the product in and of itself was excellent. At Mobile World Congress, LG announced a new[Read More...]

by 1:40 AM on July 9, 2013 0 comments Design, Reviews