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 (ACMA) announced on their website yesterday that from the 1st of September you’ll now receive alerts when your data usage reaches 50%, 85% and 100% of your data limit. They’ve also advised that customers on the three major carriers –[Read More...]

by 9:00 AM on September 2, 2013 8 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 Optus about interviewing their Software Updates manager on the 8th of August last year, and they advised they would see what they could do. There was some back and forth, but Optus was unable to arrange a face to face[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 which seems to have been placed on the site just over 2 days ago, apologising to customers for any issues they had recharging or purchasing items from the company: In case you are wondering, Savvytel do utilise the Optus 3G[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 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