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Optus begins rollout of extra battery backup for critical mobile transmission hub towers

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Victoria's recent storm damage power outages are a reminder that any improvement to mobile network resiliency and uptime is a welcome change. Motivated by their desire to keep customers connected, Optus employees have conceptualised an innovative solution that will keep...

Telstra blocking over 13 million scam calls a month

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Telstra are now blocking around 13 million suspected scam calls on average per month from reaching end customers, which is a two-fold increase on the 6.5 million suspected scams calls they were blocking just four months ago. Over the past...

Greenpeace reveals which Aussie telcos and data centres are switching to renewables fastest

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Telecommunications giant Telstra has come out on top in a new report by Greenpeace Australia Pacific that reveals which Australian telcos, data centres and tech companies are ahead in the race to switch to clean energy. The investigation found that...

Circles.Life EOFY sale gives you lots of data for just a little money

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Circles.life continue to come to market with strong value offerings with some big data offerings. As we approach the end of the financial year, they've done it again with another offer. The offer for SIM only plans...

Getting Tapping with the Optus X Tap

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Optus has released a new prepaid smartphone called the Optus X Tap, which offers some solid features for a reasonable price of $149. The X Tap comes with a 6.52-inch IPS HD+ display (720x1600) and is powered by...

Boost wins Mozo People’s Choice Awards for “Most Recommended” mobile telco and “Network Reliability”

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Telstra MVNO Boost Mobile has just won two awards in Mozo's annual People's Choice Awards in the “Most Recommended” and “Network Reliability” categories of Mobile Plans. The awards are as a result of surveying existing mobile telco consumers and their...

Telcos issued a warning by the ACMA over failing to check ID before number...

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Telstra, Optus and Medion Mobile have all been issued warnings by the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) for failure to comply with number porting regulations. It may not seem like a huge deal, but when you consider...

Speedtest data shows NBN speed delivery continues to slowly improve

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If you look at the global situation right now, we've got it pretty good here in Australia. The biggest problems we face are political, or first world problems like Internet connectivity. Now that the NBN is "finished"...

ICYMI: Extending the ring time on your phone before voicemail diversion is easy

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How often do you get a call, finish your sentence in conversation then go to answer your phone, only to see the call divert to voicemail? Perhaps extending your phone's ring time a little (or a lot?) would...

Aussie Broadband join the 5G fracas

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Aussie Broadband has overhauled their SIM only mobile plans with their new provider Optus. The result of this is a great outcome for consumers with -- what looks like -- full access to the Optus network. Not...

How it works in detail: Optus real time call translate feature is a game...

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At today's Commsday Summit Optus CEO Kelly Bayer Rosmarin revealed their latest cutting edge, soon-to-be-launched new feature, Call Translate, which allow customers to enjoy real-time conversations translated between different languages on their voice calls. Ms Bayer Rosmarin said that: "Call Translate...

realme announces the budget C21 for a sub $200 price tag

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Realme, a company we are very aware of here at the Ausdroid office has announced the launch of its latest budget smartphone that it claims offers endless fun along with supreme power and impressive viewing. The Realme C21 does...

Optus on the road to 3G switch off, 3G 2100Mhz reused for 5G/4G network...

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As part of it's inevitable switch to a 5G/4G network Optus will commence a network technology refresh from late April 2022, reallocating 2100MHz spectrum assets to it's faster and more advanced capability 4G and 5G networks. After April 2022 Optus...

Australia is among the world leaders in mobile connectivity speeds

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We've known for a while that we've got some pretty good mobile connectivity in Australia. Of course, there are outages like Telstra's issues last year and the recent issue for Vodafone. But for the most part, our...

May the 4th be with you and Circles.life with another data deal

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Circles.life is one of many Mobile Network Virtual Operators (MNVO) in the space right now and they're continually looking for attention. Not the way a needy ex does, but more by offering consistent deals on their data access....

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