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Optus updates mobile plans, introduces data sharing

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Optus appears to be listening to its customers, as the company today announced a couple of changes to its mobile phone plans. The second-placed telco will increase the included voice and data caps on all of its My Plan products, and will allow customers to share their mobile plan’s data across multiple devices. The $60 My Plan will now get unlimited included minutes to standard Australian mobile and landline phone numbers, […]

Optus expands 4G footprint to Wollongong

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While Telstra has a much larger footprint than its rival Optus, it is slowly catching up. The telco has announced today that it has expanded its 4G network to cover Wollongong and the Illawarra region, switching on five towers in central Wollongong. Optus will start work on upgrading its towers to expand the reach of its 4G network and upgrade its 3G network in the region. The areas of Shellharbour, […]

Samsung Galaxy S4 release date confirmed for April 27, $899 outright

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Samsung tonight has confirmed the release date and availability for the Galaxy S4 for Australians. The new smartphone will come out this Saturday, April 27, on all major carriers (Optus, Vodafone, Virgin Mobile and Telstra). However, get ready to spend a lot of money, because it will cost a lot of money The Galaxy S4’s base model – the 16GB model – will cost $899 outright. Yes, $899 outright. That’s […]

Optus updates BYO plans – introduces ‘month-to-month’ (to some plans only)

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Today, Optus has announced it has updated its bring-your-own phone plans – reducing them to three plans, two of which are month-to-month plans (meaning that you are not tied to a contract); and now gives those on these plans access to its 4G network. The $20 Optus SIM Plan and the $40 Optus SIM Plan are the month-to-month plans, meaning that you can cancel at any time without being charged a […]

Optus starts taking preorders for the Lumia 820, Windows Phone 8S

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Optus has today announced that its two Windows Phone 8 devices – Windows Phone 8S by HTC and the Nokia Lumia 820 – are now available for pre-order. The Windows Phone 8S will be available for $0 upfront from its $35 plan (200MB of data, unlimited text and $200 worth of calls) and up. The phone features a 4-inch super LCD display, 5-megapixel camera, a dual-core 1GHz processor, 4GB of […]

Optus out the door first – reveals Galaxy Note II pricing

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We know Optus, Vodafone and Telstra are to carry the Samsung Galaxy Note II. However, at yesterday’s media launch, no pricing was announced by the carriers. Today, however, Optus is the first one out the gate. The telco pushed out a media release announcing their pricing. It is available on its $60 Optus Plan with a $7 monthly handset repayment fee, which has $650 of included value and 1.5GB of […]

HTC launches the One SV – 4G smartphone on Optus, pre-orders start today

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HTC has today launched its second 4G smartphone in Australia, and the first on Optus’ network. The HTC One SV features a 4.3-inch display and a 1.2GHz dualcore Qualcomm Snapdragon processor; and will be with Optus and Virgin Mobile. The One SV also features a display protected with Gorilla Glass 2,  1GB of RAM, 8GB of internal memory, and a 5-megpaixel rear camera and a 1.6-megapixel front-facing camera. The phone, […]

Telstra gets Nokia Lumia 920, Vodafone and Optus share Lumia 820

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Telstra has scored a major coup for their 4G network with the announcement that Nokia will be selling the Lumia 920 on its network. Also announced was that Optus and Vodafone will gain the rights to sell the lower-end Lumia 820. The Lumia 820 and Lumia 920 both support 4G LTE, so it is expected that Optus will sell this phone with its own 4G network that is slowly rolling […]

Telstra, Optus to bring out 4G version Samsung GALAXY S III

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Telstra and Optus have both announced plans to bring the 4G version of the Samsung Galaxy S III to Australia. Whilst this will be one of a few phones on Telstra, the Galaxy S III 4G will be the first phone to be offered on Optus – which has also been switched on today in Sydney, Perth and Newcastle. For those who need a refresher on its specs: it has […]

Motorola brings out the RAZR V – ICS, 4.3-inch display, coming to Optus tomorrow

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Motorola has announced that it is bringing the RAZR V smartphone to Australia with Optus. Part of its updated RAZR line running Android, the phone features the same KEVLAR-made design, while also featuring an 1.2GHz dual core processor, 4.3-inch qHD display and will also run Ice Cream Sandwich. The RAZR V weighs 130g, and is only 8.35mm thin – so slightly thicker than the Motorola RAZR. It also features an […]

Optus, Telstra brings 3G signals to train tunnels in Sydney – now you can check Twitter while underground

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Image: adactio/Flickr (Creative Commons) Sydney-siders will be able to connect to Optus and Telstra’s own mobile network today with the New South Wales government, in conjunction with the two telcos mentioned, announcing that mobile coverage has been extended to tunnels on two railway lines. Stations in the North Shore and Western line, between Central and Chatswood, will be able to get full data and phove coverage – meaning users can […]

HTC launches One V smartphone on Optus – features 3.7-inch display, ICS

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The HTC One V is now officially in Australia, partnering with Optus to bring it to many Australians. Featuring medium specs such as a 3.7-inch display and a 5-megpixel camera, the phone is attracting those who are under its low-middle plans. The phone also runs on Ice Cream Sandwich with its Sense UI. Inside, the phone has a 1GHz processor, 4GB of storage and 512MB of RAM. The camera has […]

HTC brings out the One S – coming to Optus and Telstra in July

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HTC has announced that it is bringing the HTC One S to Australia. Featuring a 4.3-inch bright super AMOLED qHD display, a 7.9mm metal unibody and a 1.7GHz dual core processor, the phone will be sold in July with Optus and Telstra carrying the device. In addition to the display, the HTC One S features 1GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage, an 8-megapixel camera with autofocus and a VGA […]

The Galaxy S III – out now on Vodafone, Telstra and Optus (and before the US)

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The Samsung Galaxy S III is coming to Australia – and actually, it’s out now. It announced the details in Vodafone’s live stream event today, and the phone will be with Vodafone, Telstra and Optus (plus Virgin Mobile). Vodafone is said that it will be on sale online by 11am, and by midday at its retail stores. It basically shocked most people since, to be honest, we usually wait after […]

Nokia Lumia 900 and 610 coming to Australia, available on Optus and Vodafone

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Nokia’s Lumia 900 and Lumia 610 heading to Australia, as confirmed by Nokia. Both phones come just months after their sister phones, the Lumia 800 and 710, were launched in Australia – and surprisingly, Nokia Australia took a few months to get the Lumia 900 and Lumia 610 out the door to Australians. Both phones were only announced back in February. The Lumia 900 is heading to Optus, and will […]

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