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Optus announces m-wallet contactless payment system

Optus announces m-wallet contactless payment system

Optus has just released details on a new partnership with Visa and the Heritage bank that will introduce a contactless payment system utilising NFC and the Visa payWave technology to allow customers to use their Smart Phones as a payment system. The product called m-wallet is currently in internal trials right now with an intention to launch the system commercially next year. As we’ve seen from other providers such as Vodafone and Westpac the Optus contactless payment system will use an NFC enabled SIM card instead of the secure element installed on most mobile phones which from the Commonwealth Banks[Read More...]

by 11:42 AM on December 21, 2012 8 comments Carriers, News, NFC
Live Connected – New Telco service

Live Connected – New Telco service

Over the last couple of years, we’ve seen a few “bare bones” mobile service providers come up. Offering cost effective plans as “Sim Only” or “BYO Phone” deals, which are great if you purchase your handsets outright, or you have recently had a plan expire, and you’re happy with your handset. But what if you’re happy with being on plans so you can update your handset every two years? Easy monthly set amounts, and you get new gear. Yay! Live Connected has recently begun offering some of the latest handsets on plans, including, the Samsung Galaxy S III, HTC One[Read More...]

by 9:06 AM on December 21, 2012 28 comments Carriers
Optus 4G now available in Adelaide

Optus 4G now available in Adelaide

Optus has today advised that they have switched their on their 4G network in the Adelaide CBD, bringing Optus 4G speeds to the City of Churches just in time for Christmas. The 4G services is now active at four sites in the Adelaide CBD. According to Günther Ottendorfer, Managing Director of Optus Networks “The response from customers in other capital cities has been so positive we’ve accelerated the rollout of 4G to Adelaide, several months ahead of schedule” so now all Optus Adelaide customers can start looking at the range of 4G devices available on Optus for Christmas like the[Read More...]

by 2:01 PM on December 20, 2012 0 comments Carriers
Optus rolling out Jelly Bean to HTC One X

Optus rolling out Jelly Bean to HTC One X

Last we saw from Optus the status of the Jelly Bean update for the HTC One X was ‘4.1 Jelly Bean Approved by Optus Manufacturer to release’ and it looks like Optus HTC One X owner Dwayne is currently receiving that update. Dwayne sent us a screenshot of his phone downloading a near 360MB update which would correspond with an update to Android 4.1. Most OTA updates are rolled out in stages over the course of a week or so, but to prompt your phone to check for a software update you can go to Settings > About Phone >[Read More...]

by 10:16 PM on December 19, 2012 12 comments OS Update
Optus Samsung Galaxy S III receiving Jelly Bean OTA Now

Optus Samsung Galaxy S III receiving Jelly Bean OTA Now

The other day the Optus Update page advised that the Jelly Bean update for the Samsung Galaxy S III had been approved and was awaiting distribution by Samsung, well it appears that this rollout has now begun with many users tweeting us to advise they have received the update on their phones. The update takes the software version from 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich to Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean and is rolling out Over The Air now. In terms of release these OTA updates are generally staggered however the update is usually available immediately via KIES. If you would like to[Read More...]

by 8:29 PM on December 17, 2012 21 comments OS Update, Phones
Optus handset news – Samsung Galaxy S II & III Jelly Bean updates approved

Optus handset news – Samsung Galaxy S II & III Jelly Bean updates approved

Optus have updated their handset update status page today with some big news. The Samsung Galaxy S III Jelly Bean update has been approved, and deployment is imminent. No dates as yet but it won’t be far off. Also big news for Samsung Galaxy S II owners, as their Jelly Bean update has also been approved and is expected early January. A maintenance update to the Samsung Galaxy S III 4G is also under testing and is expected any time now. The Samsung Galaxy Nexus Jelly Bean update appears to be some way off as Optus have yet to receive[Read More...]

by 6:03 PM on December 14, 2012 19 comments Carriers, News, OS Update
HTC One SV coming to Optus 4G

HTC One SV coming to Optus 4G

HTC has announced that they will be releasing the HTC one SV onto the Optus Network initially with the phone also going to Virgin Mobile as of the 1st of December. This is the third Android device available on the Optus 4G network which is expanding at a good rate and is now available in Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, Newcastle, Surfers Paradise and Brisbane CBD. The One SV does only come with 8GB of storage on-board however as with previous One series phones they are offering Dropbox and SkyDrive integration with the Dropbox option giving customers 25 gigabytes of free online[Read More...]

by 10:10 AM on November 19, 2012 7 comments News, Phones
Nexus 4 – Pre-Paid Plans and Micro-SIMs

Nexus 4 – Pre-Paid Plans and Micro-SIMs

With the launch of the Nexus 4, I have finally had to start looking around at what I’m going to do in regards to my SIM card as the Nexus 4 takes a microSIM. A microSIM is a essentially a cut down Mini-SIM — anyone familiar with an iPhone 4(S), HTC One XL or Motorola RAZR M (for example) will have seen these before. Here is a comparison table to help you out if you’re not familiar with the SIM sizes: Now there are various options around in regards to chopping down your mini-SIM to a micro-SIM however this can[Read More...]

by 4:36 PM on November 12, 2012 14 comments Carriers, Phones
Samsung Galaxy Music to launch on Optus on November 15th

Samsung Galaxy Music to launch on Optus on November 15th

Optus is launching a new pre-paid phone on the 15th of November, the Samsung Galaxy Music. Available for $149 at Dick Smith, Domayne and Optus stores, the phone is available in Blue or White. It’s showing now on the Optus Website but numerous notices in-store showed that retailers were not expecting stock until the 15th of November. Not a bad little phone but certainly not what you’d call top of the line spec wise : 3.0” Capacative Screen 320×240 850Mhz CPU 512MB RAM 4GB with microSD Card slot expandable to 32GB 3MP Rear Camera ConnectivityWiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth V 3.0[Read More...]

by 2:34 PM on November 12, 2012 1 comment Carriers, Manufacturer, News, Phones
Optus launches 4G Pre-Paid options

Optus launches 4G Pre-Paid options

Optus has just announced the latest in their 4G plans, introducing pre-paid options for customers who own their own 4G compatible handset or as of Friday they will be be able to choose from two prepaid 4G mobile broadband device bundles a 4G USB dongle as well as a 4G portable WiFi modem that can connect up to ten devices over Wi-Fi. Mirroring offerings on their other plans, Optus is offering unlimited mobile access to social media sites including Facebook, Twitter, MySpace, eBay, Foursquare and LinkedIn as part of their pre-paid 4G bundles. Currently Optus has 4G coverage in selected[Read More...]

by 11:17 AM on November 12, 2012 10 comments Carriers, News
Galaxy S III Jelly Bean Updates – Telstra, Vodafone in final review

Galaxy S III Jelly Bean Updates – Telstra, Vodafone in final review

Australian owners of Samsung’s Galaxy S III have been waiting for the Android 4.1 “Jelly Bean” update for their devices for some time. The Galaxy S III 4G recently launched here in Australia running Android 4.1, fueling speculation that the update for the older model device was imminent. Google originally released Android 4.1 into the Android Open Source Project repository in July. Four months later – and with Android 4.2 now on the horizon – the update is closer than ever, but it depends on your carrier. Let’s take a look at the status of the update on major Australian[Read More...]

by 2:34 PM on November 8, 2012 10 comments Carriers, News, OS Update
Sony Xperia Go — Review

Sony Xperia Go — Review

The Sony Xperia Go is the active, tough and “rugged” member of the Xperia family. It features similar styling and features to Sony’s other Xperia devices, but has the added benefit of being dust- and water-resistant. For people who require such a device, there are limited choices in the market short of encasing your phone in a bulky shell. We think the Xperia Go performs well without making too many compromises. The Go is a stylish, good-looking phone that’s clearly a member of the Xperia family. The 3.5 inch screen has a resolution of 480×320 pixels, a pixel density of[Read More...]

by 8:45 PM on November 5, 2012 3 comments Design, Phones, Reviews
Virgin Mobile will not be ranging the Nexus 4 or Nexus 7 3G, Optus not looking likely

Virgin Mobile will not be ranging the Nexus 4 or Nexus 7 3G, Optus not looking likely

The list of carriers who could possibly support a release of either the Nexus 4 or the Nexus 7 3G is rapidly dwindling with Virgin Mobile now confirming that they will not be stocking either device. In regards to the Nexus 4 they advised : We can confirm that Virgin Mobile has no plans at this stage to stock the LG Nexus 4. When asked about the Nexus 7 3G they responded with : At this stage we don’t have any plans to stock any tablets, including the Nexus 7, but we do have mobile broadband tablet plans which can[Read More...]

by 5:26 PM on October 31, 2012 18 comments Carriers, News