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Who Owns Optus

Optus overview If you live in Australia, then it’s more than likely that you’re familiar with Optus. The telco is the second largest in the country, boasting of over 10 million subscribers for services ranging from mobile SIM plans to home Internet, TV entertainment packages, and more. Over the past couple of years, Optus has been Continue reading…

How To Boost Your Download Speed?

Internet speeds have gotten faster and faster over the years. Gone are the days of measuring download speeds in Kilobits per second (Kbps) – these days, some mobile 5G networks have recorded speeds of over 2 Gigabits per second (Gbps). However, consumers still desire even more when it comes to their download speeds. If you’re a heavy gamer, it can be frustrating when Continue reading…

Optus Launches Donate Your Device Program

Gift that old phone to someone who needs it If you have an old smartphone you’re not using anymore, you have several options. You can give it away to a friend, sell it on eBay, trade it in for an upgrade, or just leave it in a drawer and forget it even exists. But Optus now gives Continue reading…

How to Extend the Battery Life on Your Phone

Your phone is nothing without a battery Major smartphone manufacturers like Apple and Samsung release new flagship phones every year. Australian consumers are amongst the millions of customers around the world who flock to stores and websites just to purchase the latest iPhone, Galaxy, and many others. And while these gadgets seem to drastically improve several Continue reading…

Optus, When Can I Upgrade?

Optus postpaid plans Optus is the second largest telco in Australia, and their network covers 98.5 per cent of the population. You’ll find a range of both plans from the telco – everything from broadband plans to prepaid and postpaid mobile SIM only plans.  Optus also sells devices, and you can purchase them outright or on Continue reading…

Can I Replace my Broadband Plan With Felix Unlimited?

Felix unlimited data SIM Only plan Felix Mobile is TPG Telecom’s new sub-brand telco that resells the Vodafone network. The new telco is unique for a number of reasons, including the fact that they sell only one prepaid SIM only plan and they’ve made an environmentally friendly pledge to plant one tree for every month Continue reading…

Telstra 5G Home Internet

Telstra begins selling its 5G home broadband plan Telstra has finally launched their 5G home Internet plan, two years after becoming the first telco to switch on its commercial mobile 5G network in Australia. Telstra’s move here is coming late, compared to rival Optus which launched its 5G home Internet plan back in 2019. But while Telstra Continue reading…

What You Need To Know About Optus Internet

Your Optus Internet service Optus customers enjoy a variety of great services, but some might run into some issues every now and again – after all, no telco is perfect. But one of the most popular complaint about telco services has to do with slow Internet networks. In some cases, slow network issues might Continue reading…

How to Use Telstra TV, Price and Benefits

Telstra TV overview Telstra isn’t just about mobile and broadband plans. The giant telco also offers Telstra TV – a service that allows you stream content on your TV or mobile device through your favourite apps, using a set top box or the Testra TV app. But there’s a lot of competition out there when it Continue reading…

What is the Felix Happiness Guarantee?

How Felix Mobile stands out  Felix Mobile is one of the most unique phone companies out there. After the $15 billion TPG/Vodofone merger last year, the newly formed TPG Telecom launched Felix Mobile to add to their lineup of sub brands. But Felix has a ton of features that make it strand out from the Continue reading…

How to Cancel Telstra Contract Without Paying

Telstra’s is Australia’s top telco, offering a variety of services from mobile SIM plans to fixed broadband, home phone options, and more. The telco’s network covers 99.4 per cent of the population, the widest in the country ahead of Optus and Vodafone. But regardless of how great a telco is, customers might still face issues that Continue reading…

How to Talk to an Australian Telstra Representative

Getting in touch with Telstra Telstra is the largest telco in Australia, providing everything from mobile SIM plans to home phone and fixed line services. The telco boasts of 99.4 percent total network coverage, the widest in the country. Telstra also has the widest 5G reach so far, covering 75 percent of the population. But despite Continue reading…

What is Telstra’s T25 Plan?

Telstra’s unveils new strategy  In 2018, Telstra unveiled their T22 strategy to improve their brand. That strategy was centred on four pillars. For mobile plan customers, two of the pillars were most important – simplify product offerings to improve customer experience, and simplify the telco’s structure to serve customers better. Now, Telstra have announced Continue reading…

Where Can You Get an eSIM October 2021

What is an eSIM? A few years ago, we told you that eSIMs are going to change everything. Well, that prophecy is quickly becoming a reality in Australia, with several eSIM phones and plans to choose from this 2021. An eSIM is a digital SIM that is embedded into a device by the manufacturer. It Continue reading…

How to Check Telstra Prepaid Balance

Telstra prepaid SIM Telstra offer a wide range of phone plans. But if you’re looking for even more options, then their prepaid SIM only plans might be what you’re looking for. Unlike their postpaid plans, Telstra prepaid SIM plans offer you short, normal, and long expiry options. You’ll find prepaid plans that last for Continue reading…

How to Check Optus Balance

Importance of checking balance Your Optus plan likely comes with several inclusions. For SIM only plans, Optus offer inclusions like national call and texts, data, international calls, and so on. However, some inclusions are usually limited depending on the price you choose, especially data. And if you exhaust your inclusions, you could incur overage Continue reading…

Felix and Vodafone – Finally, Real Unlimited Plans

Unlimited mobile data from Vodafone and Felix Statista forecasts indicate that the number of Internet users in Australia will exceed 21.5 million by 2025. That’s over 85 percent of the population. The smartphone penetration rate is also expected to exceed 80 percent by 2025, which suggests that a large proportion of Internet users will Continue reading…

How to Make Your Phone Ring Longer with Telstra

Does your phone ring tone cut off too quickly?  Have you ever gotten to your phone a little to late? After a few rings, you’re finally able to view your caller ID and tap or slide the answer button, only to find out you’re too late. If it’s an important call(er), all you have Continue reading…

How Technical SEO Helps Your Site?

In the digital age of the internet, the success of your e-commerce business depends on your website marketing. The more you optimize your website, the more user-friendly, functional, fast, and searchable it gets. Technical SEO is a vital component of your website marketing. It can be defined as a search engine optimization subcategory that Continue reading…

Australia’s Carbon Neutral Telcos

Environmental concerns attract customers to Carbon Neutral companies With the realities of Climate Change becoming more and more apparent, companies are doing what they can to cut down on their carbon footprint. This is a great idea, not only for the environment, but for their bottom line. As consumers become more aware about how Continue reading…

Apple iPhone 13 – In-Depth Review

Apple launches iPhone 13 Mini, iPhone 13, iPhone 13 Pro, and iPhone 13 Pro Max It’s iPhone season again! This time, Apple is lunching the iPhone 13 lineup, and Australians are already picking up their preorders. Every year, Apple customers anticipate the latest iPhone, and this year has been no different. We’ll get you Continue reading…

Telstra Gateway

What is a gateway? Whenever you access the Internet, you have to go through your service provider. In many cases, you need to latch on to a WiFi signal for this, or perhaps your SIM card if you’re using mobile date on a device like a smartphone. The device or framework that bridges your Continue reading…

How to Cancel TPG Internet

TPG network coverage / speed Just a couple of years ago, TPG had plans to become the fourth largest mobile network. However, the telco later joined forces with Vodafone Hutchinson Australia through a $15bn merger to form TPG Telecom, which is now the third largest telco in the country. Here’s a look at TPG’s coverage for Continue reading…

Telstra Air WiFi

Intro about using WiFi Mobile data is great, but it has several limitations. In many cases, your SIM plan likely has a limited amount of data. Once that data inclusion runs out, you’ll either get charged to continue using data, or you’ll have to purchase more data. In some cases, your telco might allow Continue reading…

Who Owns Boost Mobile?

If you’re looking for some of the best prepaid SIM plans for your mobile, then Boost Mobile should be on your list. They offer affordable prepaid plans with both normal and long expiry intervals so there’s a chance whatever you’re looking for will match what Boost have to offer. But who owns Boost Mobile Continue reading…

Vodafone’s Unlimited 5G SIM Only Plan

Vodafone now offer truly unlimited high speed mobile data Vodafone just launched Australia’s first ever SIM Only mobile plan with truly unlimited 5G data. That’s right – this means no more throttled speeds after exhausting your plan data, and no caps. While we’ve seen SIM Only plans with “unlimited” from all three major telcos Continue reading…

How to Cancel Optus Sport

What is Optus Sport Optus Sport is an app that brings your favorite sport games to a wide range of devices. Optus have certainly dug a niche with this app – the telco cornered the market when they snatched the rights to the English Premiere League (EPL) from Fox Sports. After that deal, Optus Continue reading…

Why is Telstra so Bad

Telstra customer service/satisfaction Telstra is the largest telco in Australia, but they’ve been through some rough patches. A quick online search about customer satisfaction turns up mixed results. Many Australians aren’t really impressed with their Telstra service, while some find the telco to be good enough. But how could Telstra be so bad when Continue reading…

Prepaid SIM Card

What are prepaid SIM plans? Prepaid SIM plans are mobile plans that you have to pay for before using the service. In most cases, prepaid SIM pans offer the same or similar inclusions as postpaid SIM plans. They also have the same network coverage as postpaid plans on the same network. The primary difference Continue reading…

Vodafone Usage

How to check data usage on Vodafone When you sign up for a Vodafone SIM only plan, you get a lot of inclusions. Most likely, your plan includes voice and SMS services, as well as data for Internet and social media access. These are the basic inclusions of most SIM only plans, but there’s Continue reading…

Optus Message Bank

Optus voicemail These days, most people prefer sending text messages. Voice calls have become quite rare, so when you do get one, there’s a good chance it’s important – whether personal or business related. But what happens if you’re not able to answer that phone call? With Optus voicemail, you’ll be able to keep Continue reading…

The NBN Pricing Debacle

Data usage grows while broadband subscription slows Australians love the Internet. According to Prosperity Media, there were over 22 million Internet users in Australia as of January 2021. And although Internet subscriptions have slowed a little bit in recent years, data usage has continued to grow at an extremely fast rate. According to the Continue reading…

Optus Partner with Uber for Same-Day Delivery Service

Get your Optus devices delivered the same day The coronavirus continues to wreak havoc around the globe. We’ve seen countries react with lockdown orders and other extreme measures. Australia is no different – a little over a year after the first known COVID-19 case in the country, some locations are still on lockdown or Continue reading…

How to Unlock Telstra Phone

Locked / Unlocked phones So you’ve found a better SIM plan than your current one, and you’d like to switch. Unfortunately, after plugging in your new SIM card into your Telstra phone, you can’t seem to get any service. That’s probably because your phone is locked to the Telstra network. Whenever you purchase a Continue reading…

Why Optus and Telstra are Selling their Networks

Mobile tower profits Last year, Optus announced their intention to sell their mobile towers, creating a whole new stream of profits that differs from the traditional telco system. After that, major telco rival Telstra announced the restructuring of their company into four divisions which included Infraco Towers – their network infrastructure holding including mobile Continue reading…

Optus are Launching a Translator for Postpaid Customers

Voice calls are getting a welcome improvement with Optus’ call translate Not everyone in Australia speaks fluent English, and many have friends and/or relatives who speak foreign languages. So how do such people communicate over the phone if both parties don’t speak the same language? Optus is answering this question by introducing ‘call translate’, Continue reading…

Optus Will Offer You The Right To Disconnect

Reduce screen time with Optus Pause Optus has recognized the customer’s right to disconnect data services whenever they please, and then come back to the same amount of data still intact whenever they are ready. This isn’t a trivial feature – it’s actually a big deal. Smartphones are great, but they have a ton Continue reading…

How to Unlock Telstra 4G WiFi Modem

Why are Telstra 4G modems locked? You paid a lot of money for your Telstra 4G modem, so why is it locked? Well, the short answer is that telcos in general can lock a modem you purchase in order to keep you from moving to another provider. A locked Telstra device can only work Continue reading…

How Will Optus Broadcast EPL

How to watch EPL live in Australia Gone are the days when you could watch some live English Premiere League (EBL) games for free. In 2018, Optus announced that it had secured exclusive rights to live EPL broadcasts in Australia until 2022. Prior to Optus’ acquisition, the Special Broadcasting Service (SBS) had free-to-air rights Continue reading…

Where to Buy Telstra Prepaid SIM

Telstra prepaid SIM plans Telstra are the largest telco in Australia, so if you’re looking for a prepaid SIM plan, they have a lot to offer. You’ll have access to high speed mobile network, widest coverage in the country, as well as some really good deals. Telstra offer short, normal, and long expiry prepaid Continue reading…

How to Check Internet Usage on Telstra

Why it is important to check internet usage These days, mobile phones do a lot more than make calls; they’ve become our go-to all-in-one entertainment centre. With high speed networks from telcos like Telstra, you can easily post high resolution photographs and videos on social media, listen to the radio, stream movies, and more. Continue reading…

How to Boost WiFi Speed

How to check your WiFi speed Whenever we connect to the Internet through WiFi, most of us don’t stop to think about whether we’re getting the best speeds possible. This thought only crosses our minds when we experience some lag or buffering while streaming, a page that takes way too long to load, a Continue reading…

How to Cancel Vodafone Plan

Cancel postpaid/prepaid plan with Vodafone Not too long ago, most telcos would lock you in to a SIM plan with a contract to keep you as a customer. That’s because of how competitive the telco environment is – so they would offer you a great deal to attract you to a plan, and then Continue reading…

How to Check Balance in Vodafone

Prepaid plan limit If you’re looking for a prepaid plan, then Vodafone should be one of your top options. They offer a range of prepaid plans to choose from, and even offer pay-as-you-go plans for customers who aren’t really sure about how much minutes, texts, and data they need. When choosing a prepaid plan, Continue reading…

Where is Optus Stadium

Perth Stadium, also known as Optus Stadium Optus is known as one of the largest telcos in Australia, but they are differentiating themselves by investing in sport entertainment. The telco broadcasts a range of live sport events on Optus Sport, and actually offer those events free to some of their SIM plan customers. But Continue reading…

How to Change WiFi Password on Optus

Wifi security methods Your Optus WiFi router is more than just a plastic box that gets you connected to the Internet. It’s also a favorite for hackers who want to use your broadband plan and connection to gain access to your data, as well as commit crimes against others. Optus does a lot to Continue reading…

How to Cancel Optus Plan

Cancel postpaid plan with Optus The telco environment is highly competitive, especially when it comes to mobile SIM plans. This means there will always be a chance that another carrier is offering you a better deal than your current service provider. In such cases, you might want to cancel your plan and move on Continue reading…

Who Owns TPG Telecom?

TPG Telecom as a major telco in Australia TPG Telecom became the second largest telco listed on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) when they merged with Vodafone Hutchinson Australia last year. The merged company is the now the third largest mobile telco in the country, offering some attractive SIM plans and boasting of 5.8 Continue reading…

How to Block a Number on Landline Telstra

Reasons to block a number Getting unwanted calls repeatedly can become frustrating. Thankfully, if you’re a Telstra customer, you can block specific numbers from ringing your landline phone. And if you’d like to block your number from being displayed on Caller ID when you call someone, you can do that too with Telstra. We’ll Continue reading…

How to Check Your Own Number on Vodafone Australia

Checking phone number with Vodafone Australia Research shows that people don’t call as often as they used to. These days, phone usage mostly revolves around social media, streaming, email, and chatting via apps like WhatsApp. We use voice calls and SMS less and less, so much so that you might actually forget what your Continue reading…

Telstra Outages – Here’s What You Need To Know

How to check Telstra outage Telstra is Australia’s biggest telco, with the widest coverage in the country – 99.4 percent of the population. The telco is a leader in the mobile space, and has already reached 50 percent of the population with its 5G coverage, with a plan of reaching 75 percent by the Continue reading…

How to Boost WiFi Signal

Can you boost your WiFi signal? Are you experiencing slow, sluggish Internet connections? Is your download speed a lot less than advertised on your data plan? Then there’s a good chance that you have a weak WiFi signal. Your WiFi signal may be weak for a number of reasons. Perhaps your WiFi router has Continue reading…

How to Unlock Telstra Phone for Free

Why is my mobile device locked on the Telstra network? If you’ve bought a mobile phone from any of the major Australian networks (including Telstra) in the past couple of years, there’s a good chance it isn’t locked. But don’t get excited yet – this only applies to phones bought with contracts and/or postpaid Continue reading…

How to get Disney Plus on Telstra TV

Streaming on Telstra TV Telstra TV allows you stream movies, TV shows, sport, music, and other entertainment content on your favorite apps. And if you want to stream on the go, the Telstra TV app allows you get all the entertainment content you want on your mobile device as well. Like most OTT (Over-the-Top) Continue reading…

How to Contact Optus by Phone

Intro to Optus service Optus is the second largest telco in Australia, with over 10 million wireless subscribers to date. The telco offers a lot more than mobile postpaid and prepaid plans as well – customers can enjoy everything from home phone plans to 4G and 5G home Internet services, NBN plans, mobile broadband and more. Continue reading…

How to Unlock Optus Phone

Intro to unlocked phones When you purchase a mobile phone directly from a telco, there’s a good chance the phone is locked to their network. This means you won’t be able to use your phone with another telco’s SIM, even if you find a great deal on a SIM only plan from a different Continue reading…

Who Owns Telstra?

Telstra as major telco in Australia Telstra is the largest Telco in Australia, with 18.8 million mobile service customers, as well as 3.8 million subscribers for fixed bundles and standalone data services and 960,000 retail fixed standalone voice services customers. The telco has the widest mobile coverage in Australia, and is also a global Continue reading…

How to Recharge Vodafone

Intro to Vodafone Prepaid plans If you’re looking for a hassle-free way to get connected, then a prepaid plan is a great idea. These types of mobile SIM plans don’t require any credit check, so you can purchase your plan without having to run a bunch of private information. You’ll find prepaid plans from Continue reading…

Telstra TV – What You Need To Know

What is Telstra TV? With the Telstra TV set top box, you can stream your favorite entertainment content and apps, including popular subscription apps, movies, TV shows, music, sport, and more. The Telstra TV app also allows you stream on your smartphone with mobile data. Telstra TV comes with some unique features. For instance, Continue reading…

Optus Let You Sign Up to an eSIM plan using their App!

Optus Flex raises the eSIM bar Optus just took the lead in the eSIM race with their Optus Flex plan, which allows customers to sign up for an eSIM plan through the My Optus app. Compare this to Telstra’s and TPG Telecom/Vodafone’s eSIM plans, which require a QR code to be mailed to customers Continue reading…

What is Telstra Plus

About Telstra Plus You spend a lot of money on your phone plan, so why not get rewarded for it? Telstra will do just that with Telstra Plus – their loyalty reward program which gives eligible customers points for staying on a range of plans that the telco offers. Those points can then be Continue reading…

Should Your Phone Company Charge You During an Outage?

Outages are a lack of service – so why pay? Outages happen, and there’s a good chance you’ve experienced them. You need to make a call or use your data plan, and then you realise you can’t connect. This can happen anywhere, but its more common in some areas than others. For instance, urban Continue reading…

Should I Use a VPN on My phone?

What is a VPN and what is it used for? A VPN (Virtual Private Network) allows you to send data across the Internet through a server, as if your connection and the server’s connection are one and the same. The server is basically another computer that serves as a middleman between you and the Continue reading…

What is Telstra Air

Telstra Air – what is it? Telstra Air is a public WiFi network provided by Telstra. The service is available free of charge to Telstra customers. And last year, Telstra actually opened free Telstra Access to non-customers as well, but that offer has since expired. Telstra is the only telco to take on the Continue reading…

What Do Phone Companies Do With Your Data?

Big data is getting even bigger Your personal information is a goldmine for marketers looking for ways to figure out what you might like, and then sell it to you. That’s big data; the modern day treasure trove for businesses of all types. Statista forecasts that by 2027, the global big data market will Continue reading…

When Will Telstra Close Their 3G Network?

Telstra will shut down 3G in 2024 The wait is over – 5G is here. Actually, the fifth generation mobile network technology has been here for a couple of years now. With the 5G rollout fully underway, there’s a good chance you’ve already experienced its fast download speeds on the Telstra, Optus, or TPG Continue reading…

What to do if You Can’t Pay Your Phone Bill

Your phone bill might be too much to handle Deloitte’s 2018 survey indicated that 9 out of every 10 Australians own a smartphone. And today’s mobile services are as expanded as ever, packed with entertainment and data inclusions in SIM plans from major and smaller telcos. Modern SIM plans ensure you can do pretty Continue reading…

Optus Pause – Everything you need to know

Too much screen time reduces productivity According to a 2018 Deloitte report, 9 out of every 10 Australians own a smartphone. And with this high mobile phone adoption comes increased data usage as Australians flock to the Internet for streaming, social media, and more. Data usage increased even more last year during the height Continue reading…

TPG Vodafone are Going Net Zero Carbon

Telcos combat climate change TPG Telecom have announced their move to reduce their carbon footprint. The third largest telco in Australia has pledged to rely on renewable energy for all of its electricity sources by 2025. This is a huge step, and many companies around the globe are making similar commitments as the realities Continue reading…

Telstra Changing Corporate Structure

Telstra is moving forward with restructuring plans The telco market has seen some struggles over the past years, especially for the big companies. Telstra is responding to the shrinking market by changing their corporate structure. For decades, Telstra has operated on a vertical integration model, controlling everything from products to customer service all under Continue reading…

Why David Teoh is Leaving Vodafone

TPG founder resigns In 1992, David Teoh and his wife founded TPG Telecom. In March of this year, however, the telecom billionaire executive resigned. This comes after TPG, alongside Vodafone Hutchinson Australia, battled with the ACCC over a proposed $15 billion merger. The ACCC went against both telcos, arguing that the merger will ruin Continue reading…

Telstra’s Endorsement of Spacetalk Makes Aussie Kids Safer

For parents, kids come before everything, so ensuring their safety is paramount. Companies are aware of this too, and we’ve seen technological advancements over the years that aim to enhance child safety. One such technology are smartwatches which also have tracking functionalities. Parents want to know their kids are safe, and one of the Continue reading…

Telstra NRL Partnership Marks 20 Years – What’s Next?

Telstra’s and the NRL We have witnessed two decades of Telstra’s partnership with the National Rugby League. That’s a long time – to put it in perspective, imagine the many technological advancements in the past 20 years. The two-decade time span began long before streaming sport and other entertainment on mobile phones was the Continue reading…

Telstra IoT Projects

Telstra is making strides with Internet of Things Telstra is Australia’s Internet of Things (IoT) front runner, with several trials and services in the IoT space over the years and impressive IoT offerings. With everything from consumer IoT services like smart homes and smart watches, to larger scale IoT deployments in agriculture, healthcare, and Continue reading…

Femtocells – What You Need To Know

Mobile technology evolution Mobile technology has come a long way, and it still has a long way to go. To put things in perspective, early mobile networks operated on 1G – the first generation wireless network technology, those old mobile phones in the 1980s that were shaped like bricks. Followed by 2G, 3G, 4G, Continue reading…

Telstra’s Go Digital Could Help Your Small Business

Telstra to boost economy through SMB digital guidance Telstra recently announced their $8.5 million investment targeted at helping small businesses create and improve their advertising and digital presence. The investment is expected to have some welcome effects on the economy as well. Small businesses who show interest will get Telstra Business Go Digital Consults Continue reading…

Fibre To The Home is Trending Up in Australia

FTTH promises higher data speeds If there’s one thing Aussies seem to love, it’s fast internet. And the telcos are doing their best to keep up with consumer demand for high speed downloads and browsing, evident from the 5G rollout and broadband networks like fibre. Fibre To The Home (FTTH) has seen some impressive Continue reading…

Australia’s Mobile Market is Huge and Growing Fast

Mobile services market is turning around After declines due to the coronavirus pandemic, Australia’s mobile market is set for a huge come back. Analyst firm GlobalData has released a report predicting a 15.4 percent growth in the Australian mobile market by 2025, targeting $14.9bn in revenue. The growth drivers include both mobile voice and Continue reading…

What is Optus’ Digital Thumbprint Program?

Optus’ free program teaches safe and smart Internet usage Optus’ Digital Thumbprint is making milestones across Australia, with aims of educating students on how to be safer and smarter online. With COVID-19 causing the majority of Australians to stay at home for several months, we saw a spike in Internet activity. And with that Continue reading…

Australia’s Mobile Service Revenue to Grow Over 15% CAGR

Significant growth expected in mobile services market The mobile service market is finally turning around after steep declines during the height of the coronavirus pandemic. A recent GlobalData’s Australia Mobile Broadband Forecast Model analysis forecasts a 15.4% Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) in Australia’s mobile services market. This is a welcome about-face from last Continue reading…

Why Popular Broadband Plans are Not Always the Best Plans?

Australian NBN was popularly touted not only as a social good but also as a savvy investment. Redesigning its outdated infrastructure into fibre optic is somewhat costly. So, the result is a higher price among NBN plans. The cultural and geographic features differences also post challenges. Each Australian household has unique needs. Each state Continue reading…

Why Macquarie Telecom Dumped Telstra for Optus

Macquarie Telecom is moving to Optus for 5G network Macquarie Telecom has announced a multi-year wholesale contract with Optus, leaving its former partner Telstra. The MVNO will now resell the Optus network instead, attracted by Optus’ decision to wholesale its 5G network to smaller phone companies. Telstra has lost other MVNOs to Optus recently, Continue reading…

Telstra Opens up eSIM to MVNOs

MVNOs on the Telstra network will soon get eSIM capabilities Telstra has announced that Mobile Virtual Network Operators (MVNO) reselling its network will have access to eSIM technology in the coming months. This will make Telstra the first major telco in Australia to allow smaller telcos offer eSIM plans. Since entering the Australian market Continue reading…

Telcos New No-Frills Approach to Mobile Services

The new telco environment is getting less complex and more straightforward Australia’s telco market has evolved over the years. Once upon a time, phone plans were complex with too many options – so much so that choosing a plan was a chore in itself. Fast forward to recent years, and the major telcos have Continue reading…

Telstra, Optus, Pivotel Receive Grant to Improve Rural Coverage

Government grant focuses on voice serces in rural areas While urban Australia gets the most attention from telcos infrastructure, rural areas suffer poor service. The government’s Alternative Voice Services Trials (AVST) Program aims to solve this network disparity, and has now issued a $2 million grant to Telstra, Optus, and Pivotel to look for Continue reading…

QANTAS Considers Launching a Mobile Phone Service

Qantas targets MVNO market Qantas might be Australia’s next Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO). The popular airline has partnered with telcos before to offer frequent flyer miles to customers. But now, Qantas is looking to launch its own mobile phone service. Qantas will resell the Optus network if the MVNO launches and, according to Continue reading…

Why is Optus Keeping the Amaysim Brand?

Amaysim is not going anywhere Last year, Optus began the purchase of Amaysim for $250 million. Now, the telco have finalised the deal, snatching up the largest Mobile Virtual Network Operator in Australia (MVNO). But Optus have also announced that Amaysim will remain a standalone MVNO, keeping them in the low cost market. This Continue reading…

Who has the Best 5G? Optus or Telstra?

Optus now holds the crown for fastest 5G speeds, while Telstra has the widest 5G coverage Australia’s 5G race continues to heat up as the latest Systemics-PAB report indicates Optus 5G average download speed is 22 percent faster than Telstra’s.  Just last year, an Opensignal report indicated that Telstra had the fastest 5G speeds Continue reading…