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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...

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...

realme C3 now available on Optus prepaid for just $199

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Earlier this year we took an early look at the realme C3 and for an entry-level device priced at $269 outright it was amazing value. The value has just gotten even better with realme and Optus announcing that...

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...

Want a Telstra plan without the price tag? Consider one of these telcos that...

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Mobile phone plans are like health insurance - most people sign up, and then promptly stop thinking about whether they're getting the best deal possible. After all, we like to feel good about our choices, so why compare offerings...

Telstra’s mobile broadband plan update delivers more data to users: 200GB for just $75!

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The last few weeks have shown how critical connectivity is for business as well as individuals. Telstra has recognised this need with a surge in mobile broadband use and sign-ups. As a result they have updated their...

Vodafone 5G tested – it’s quick, but not quicker than 4G

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Vodafone announced its first 5G network sites last week, and with a new 5G handset in tow, I headed to Parramatta to see how Vodafone's 5G network performs. Vodafone held the announcement until it had some good 5G handsets...

Optus X Start 2 now available through Optus Pre-Paid, get $20 off now

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Optus has quietly added a new device to its prepaid line up of devices with its own branded Optus Start 2 device. The Optus X Start is a white label device and is actually a ZTE-made device with the product...

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....

Should you sign up with Optus or an Optus MVNO? We’ll show you through...

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You may have noticed from our piece on Telstra MVNOs that while there is some competition in that space, there aren't a whole lot of providers reselling Telstra's network access. Why? It costs more, and one might assume that...

Telstra is contacting Pixel 4 customers about a potential eSIM issue leaving users unable...

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Carriers are evolving as is the technology they use. We've gone from SIM cards to mini, to micro to nano-SIM technology. That can't get any smaller without being impractical, so now we have eSIM connections. If...

Telstra will give mobile and home broadband customers more data, pensioners get unlimited home...

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Telstra CEO Andy Penn has taken to the Telstra Exchange Blog this afternoon to announce that Telstra customers will receive additional mobile and home broadband data, and pensioners will receive unlimited home phone calls to help them stay in...

Amaysim are offering new customers 50% off all mobile SIM renewals until June 30th

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Amaysim as an MNVO using the Optus 4G network offers very good coverage in metropolitan areas. It has gone from being a quiet achiever to regularly rattling the collective cages of the big three carriers. This time...

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, or a Vodafone MVNO – where’s the better deal? The answer might surprise...

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Vodafone has long had a reputation of being the more affordable of the big three carriers, but for many years it was also plagued with the reputation of being the worst performer. That reputation has been well and truly...

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