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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...

Ask Ausdroid: As a long time Telstra customer, I love the coverage but it’s...

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Every now and then we get asked some good questions by email, social media and even in person. This one popped up in a community Facebook group this week, and it's a good one. Our reader asked: "Telstra's plan changes...

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...

Vodafone introduces a temporary $10/month “Stay Connected” plan for customers facing financial difficulty due...

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Vodafone Hutchison Australia (which we all know as Vodafone) has introduced a new temporary $10 per month "Stay Connected" cap plan to help customers experiencing financial difficulties due to COVID-19 stay connected with family, friends and work colleagues. From 20...

Amaysim has launched a new mobile plan for the Covid-19 lockdown

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With Covid-19 lockdown taking affect and more and more people now working from home and wanting to stay connected with friends and family, MVNO telco Amaysim has launched its second mobile plan in a few weeks since it added...

Vodafone handed over ‘aggregate network information’ to governments to allow measurement of Australian’s movements

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While governments overseas have been looking to mobile network operators to assist in measuring reductions in social movement, Australia had - until most recently, it seems - avoided doing the same thing. However, Ben Grubb at the Sydney Morning Herald...

Vodafone’s thank you to healthcare workers is two months free access

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Vodafone has added to its previous COVID-19 customer assistance package by now offering healthcare workers two months of free network access. Registered health practitioners are eligible for a two-month credit on their monthly postpaid access fee or prepaid recharge costs....

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...

Telco Circles.life is giving 300 minutes of free international calls to 15 countries due...

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Virtual mobile network operator Circle.life has begun sending out an email to users advising that due to the evolving Covid-19 situation not only here, but around the world, staying connected is now more important than ever. Circles.life are giving users...

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...

Ookla Speedtest shows Australia’s Internet services holding up as COVID-19 hits

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Ookla has provided independent insight into how various services in Australia and overseas perform. A current and very real issue we are facing is the consistency - or lack of - from our internet service providers. Specifically, as our workforce...

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...

Telstra Mobile: Telecommunications network you are calling is temporarily congested…

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It started a few days ago with poor quality calls and call dropouts but now Telstra's mobile network near the Sydney CBD appears to be struggling with the volume of work from home users due to the COVID-19 lockdown. Yesterday...

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