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Voice over Wi-Fi Calling Explained and Free app to force Android phones to use...

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Wi-Fi Calling also known as VoWiFi enables you to make voice calls on your Android phone using Wi-Fi instead of the cellular networks. Where you get that WiFi from doesn't matter so much - it could come from your...

Optus hit with $40 million class action after alleged data breach of 50,000 customers...

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Maurice Blackburn Lawyers has launched a class action against Optus after they mistakenly published the details of 50,000 customers. The data breach occurred when Optus published the names, home addresses, mobile and home phone numbers of customers in the...

Optus set to stamp out more coverage blackspot with 83 new mobile sites in...

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Optus is continuing to build its mobile coverage network, moving deeper into regional communities. The move follows the successful procurement of funding for 83 new mobile sites from the federal government. The total project cost is a whopping $56.1...

Optus has its eyes on 20Gbps or faster 5G to beat Telstra

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For as long as Telstra has been Telstra, it has been the dominant mobile player in Australia, across consumer, small and large business segments. Optus has remained hot on its heels, but the reality is, it's a ways behind. With...

Optus is now offering a NBN WiFi modem with 4G backup

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Something interesting popped up on my Facebook feed last night, as it seems Optus is now offering an NBN Modem that will back up to its 4G network when the main NBN network goes down. This new plan -...

How do Healthcare workers access the free network access offers from Optus and Vodafone?

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In the mist of the COVID-19 response, many Australians and Australian companies are looking to see how they can help their communities. It is seeing this element of the national response that makes me proud to be an Aussie. Healthcare...

Optus says Yes to three months of free mobile access for healthcare workers

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During the recent bushfire disaster faced across Australia, the carriers offered our firefighters financial relief in the form of free mobile access. Optus has decided to do the same during the COVID-19 pandemic for our heroic health workers...

Netflix Australia will reduce data use 25% for 30 days but maintain screen resolution...

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Netflix Australia has announced that it will be reducing the amount of data used by streams in Australia by 25% for 30 days to assist broadband and mobile networks while they adjust to increased numbers of people working from...

Optus offers more help to customers impacted by COVID-19

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Optus has announced further measures on top of the already announced extra mobile data during April, to help their customers stay connected during the current challenging circumstances. Optus chief executive officer designate Kelly Bayer Rosmarin said: "Our hearts go out to...

Pre-order the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip from Optus today

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To say the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip has turned some heads is an understatement. It's the second such flip phone this year and by all accounts is a decent device. Purchasing one of these beauties outright can...

NBN Co boosting bandwidth by 40% to respond to COVID-19 work from home demand

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With increased numbers of Australians self-isolating (or being forced to isolate) at home, our National Broadband Network has been seeing a surge in demand - whether it's people forced to be at home, or those choosing to work from...

Facing the COVID-19 pandemic, Optus will help customers out with more data in April...

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With Australia staring down the barrel of forced social distancing measures, and a good many of us being asked to work from home and stay away from large crowds, its inevitable that we're going to be looking for ways...

When speed data shows Australia’s fixed broadband ranks 64th globally, how can the NBN...

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Many Australians think the NBN is a bit of a disappointment speed-wise, but there's a big difference between having a bit of a whinge and having some data to back it up. One of the sites I keep a reasonably...

Optus reuses 4G 2300Mhz frequency to create dual-band 5G

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Optus has successfully launched a world-first dual-band 5G network in Sydney today, by re-using existing 2300 MHz 4G spectrum alongside new 5G 3500 MHz spectrum. Optus partnered with Samsung and Ericsson to achieve the feat, which will increase 5G coverage...

Optus release their 5G Consumer Streaming Survey 2020 — majority choosing it for reliability

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Optus, like the other Australian 5G carrier, have had a rough start to their 5G network but now that they are up to 500 operational towers (compared with >800 for their competitor) they are seeing an increase in customer...

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