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What is a Recharge Offer?

  Prepaid plan recharge offers are growing Around 45 per cent of all mobile connections in Australia are made through prepaid mobile plans. Prepaid plans have grown in popularity over the years, and the reasons for this are plenty. Prepaid plans continue to grow in popularity amongst Australians. For one, unlike postpaid plans, you Continue reading…

Why Telephone Calls are Still Vital in Australia Today

The basics of making a telephone call The process of making a telephone call. src Connectivity technologies have come a long way over the last century, but even their earliest, crudest models can still play a vital role in today’s world. Telephones still hold some advantages over mobile phones, and many homes have retained Continue reading…

What is an Unlimited Everything Plan?

Plans with unlimited talk and text have grown popular over the past few years. Before that, telcos mostly offered a range of plans with metered airtime – say, maybe 300 minutes to make calls and a limited number of texts. But today, pretty much every telco in Australia offers phone plans with unlimited national Continue reading…

Everything You Need to Know About SIM lock

What does a SIM lock mean? Manufacturers build SIM locks into mobile phones to allow service providers restrict the device’s use to only their network or a particular country. When a SIM lock is activated by a telco, the phone is locked to that telco alone, and can’t be used on another network unless Continue reading…

IoT Building Automation Systems – How Does It Work?

The underlining mechanics of building automation IoT building automation systems are made up of sensors and activators that generate and act on information automatically. img src IoT building automation systems have the potentials to help enhance a building’s energy efficiency, reduce operational costs, improve safety and security, and facilitate a wide array of valuable Continue reading…

The Ultimate Guide to Buying Refurbished Phones

What are refurbished phones and how can you identify one? In many instances, refurbished phones are as good as new ones, coming off the factory lines producing new ones, with similar warranties offered for new ones. img src There are probably a thousand and one reasons why you need a spanking new high-end phone, Continue reading…

Everything you Need to Know about Screen Protectors

Screen protectors are worthy investments that can save you from the dilemma of a broken phone screen. img src What is a screen protector With smartphones becoming more sophisticated and expensive by the day, accessories like screen protectors have become a worthy investment. That’s even more so today than it was a few years Continue reading…

What is Mobile Broadband Network?

About mobile broadband networks Mobile broadband network is the industry term for wireless internet. When you connect to the internet with your smartphone, a dongle, a fixed home wireless modem, and so on, you’re using a mobile broadband network. The technology has made waves over the years, as wireless network speeds get faster and Continue reading…

What is a Mobile Broadband Repeater

WiFi repeater or extender. Mobile broadband repeaters A mobile broadband repeater boosts your network signal in parts of your home or office that don’t get great speeds. Think about you basement, bedrooms, upper level floors and attics – those parts of the home that might be far from your actual mobile broadband device that Continue reading…

What is a Pocket Wi-Fi? The Ultimate Guide to Buying Pocket Wi-Fi

A pocket Wi-Fi is one of the most portable, flexible, reliable, and affordable options for connecting to the internet. What is a pocket Wi-Fi? With the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic keeping many Australians indoors, it’s more imperative than ever to have an internet-enabled workstation at home. The right choice of gadgets can make work a Continue reading…

Handsets and What They are Used For

Handsets provide you with a decent set of connectivity functions and other utilities at a cheapskate price, but you’ll most likely have to pay for them in full upfront Can You Buy a Prepaid Handset in Australia? Smartphones have pushed handsets to the backburner of the mobile industry. Smartphones are handsets with advanced computing Continue reading…

Dongle – Everything you Need to Know

Dongles are pocket-sized devices that allow connects computers and smart devices to the internet via a mobile network What is a dongle and how does it work? For most Australians during, the internet has become the primary means of accessing the outside world, and this is especially true during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Thankfully, Continue reading…

How to Activate an eSIM in Your New Phone

What is an eSIM An eSIM is essentially a SIM that has been embedded into your device. The technology hit the Australian market in 2017, mostly in smaller devices like wearables. It has since picked up steam, making its way to tablets, laptops, and smartphones. Here’s a look at some of the basic benefits Continue reading…

What Makes the Internet of Things Possible

The Internet of Things has been around for a while The Internet of Things (IoT) might sound like a brand new technology, but it really isn’t. Chances are you’ve used it before, and probably have for a few years. Smartwatches that control (or are controlled by) other devices are one of the most basic Continue reading…

eSIM Trends – What You Need To Know

The eSIM market Analysts forecast the eSIM market will hit US$978.3 by 2023 – a 31 percent increase from US$253.3 in 2018. Asia Pacific is expected to have the greatest regional growth, and Australia is a major driver in that market. Global eSIM market growth drivers. src There are reasons for this trending growth, Continue reading…

Optus Lauches New 4 SIM 250GB Family Plan

Optus new family plan offers lots of data to share Optus has announced a new family plan with a lot to offer. The plan includes 250GB of data and four SIMs for the family. It also offers some great extras, including an option to add kids plans if you have a larger family. Family Continue reading…

Belong vs Boost – Prepaid or Postpaid On Telstra’s Network?

Two of Telstra’s best MVNOs – Boost Mobile and Belong Mobile Mobile Virtual Network Operators (MVNO) resell Australia’s major networks – Telstra, Optus, and Vodafone. Two of the best Telstra MVNOs are Boost Mobile and Belong Mobile, giving you prepaid and postpaid alternatives to Telstra’s own lineups. What you get with MVNOs are a Continue reading…

An In-depth Guide to eSIM Devices

  eSIM devices from Apple, Samsung, and Huawei The different types of SIM. src Experts estimated eSIM shipments will increase by nearly nine times between 2016 and 2021 from 108.9 million to 986 million. Since its inception, eSIM technology has received an ever-growing wave of positive press, as it liberates customers of many limitations Continue reading…

Telstra Announces Standalone 5G Ready Mobile Network

Telstra standalone 5G is live Telstra’s mobile network is now ready for Standalone (SA) 5G. The telco’s 5G network was initially launched using 4G infrastructure, and the latest announcement means Telstra’s 5G mobile network now uses a 5G core. Like the two other major telcos in Australia – Optus and Vodafone – Telstra’s use Continue reading…

Which Australian Phone Companies have Australian Customer Service

The difference between Australian customer service and other types Many Australian telcos base their customer service call centers offshore. They do this to save costs and make more funds available for product research and development. According to Indeed, the average salary  of customer service representatives in Australia is $57,649 per year. But customer service Continue reading…

Australians Plan to Spend Less After COVID-19

As the economy takes a hit, search for phone plans that save you money The coronavirus outbreak is changing the way consumers spend their money. As most Australians stay home to slow down the spread of the virus, the economy continues to take significant hits. And a new survey indicates things might not get Continue reading…

How to Use Dongles or Modems to Get Online During COVID-19 

Wi-Fi dongles vs. traditional land lines and the NBN Looking for a more flexible, cost-effective way to connect your home to the internet during the COVID-19 lockdown? Then there’s a myriad of reasons why you should consider a Wi-Fi dongle. These devices not only give you the freedom to access the internet in any Continue reading…

How to get Unlimited Data from Telstra on MBB

What unlimited data plans does Telstra offer? Telstra first introduced unlimited data plans back in May 2018 with a single plan. But today, the telco giant offers multiple plans with unlimited data inclusions, as the demand for them has grown phenomenally. Unlimited data plans basically offer you a monthly data allocation, and then slow Continue reading…

How to Choose the Right Data Plans for Working from Home

Which is the best type of broadband for you? The first thing you need to decide is what type of broadband is the best fit for you. Each one has its advantages and disadvantages. The choice between them depends on your budget, the network coverage available in your locality, your data consumption rates, and Continue reading…

When is 5G (the Fifth Generation) coming to Australia?

5G is already in Australia, but the rollout continues We’ve heard about 5G – the fifth generation wireless network technology – for years. We’ve heard about the high speed and bandwidth, the low latency, the possibilities it’ll bring for other technologies to emerge. How 5G will boost innovation in Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Internet Continue reading…

Telstra Prepaid Max Plans vs Optus Epic Value Plans

Prepaid plans are getting a lot of attention in Australia If you’re thinking about getting a prepaid mobile plan, you’re not alone. Around 45% of all Australian mobile connections are prepaid plans, and this trend isn’t slowing down anytime soon. And with the many telcos available in the country, both MVNOs and major networks Continue reading…

The Sudden Spike in Data Consumption this Month

More Australians are using the internet more frequently than ever during the lockdown period Internet usage at an all-time high in Australia Once considered a fringe, high-end technology, the internet has become a necessity in today’s world, and that’s even more so during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Australians are using the internet most of Continue reading…

How to Use the $750 Josh Frydenberg Gave You

The government has handed out $750 to Australia’s low income earners Prime Minister Scott Morrison (r) and Treasurer Josh Frydenberg (l) announce an emergency stimulus package. src As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to affect the country, the Australian government is making bold moves to contain the virus and restore the economy. Prime Minister Scott Continue reading…

How Will the Internet of Things Affect Business

A new industrial revolution on the horizon The Internet of Things (IoT) is poised to spark significant changes in our everyday lives. The technology is expected to bring about the 4th industrial revolution, with predictions that its potentials for automation, data generation, and connectivity will change the face of many industries. More companies continue Continue reading…

eSIM plans from Australian Mobile Network Operators

What is an eSIM eSIM technology has been growing more and more popular, and for good reason. The technology is basically a SIM card that’s embedded into the device, which eliminates the need of plugging in physical SIM cards to get connected to a mobile network. How eSIM technology works. With major technology companies Continue reading…

iPhone 5G Availability and Demands

As 5G progress is being made in Australia, iPhone users are eager to join 5G has been the talk of the technology world for the past couple of years. Last year, the wait was over in Australia – both Telstra and Optus launched their 5G networks in select cities throughout the country. Earlier this Continue reading…

What to Do to Save Data this Month under the Lockdown

Cost-effective ways to stay connected during the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic In the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, most Australians have been subjected to working from home or just distancing themselves from others to avoid the spread of the coronavirus. As a result, mobile connectivity has become the primary means for staying productive and keeping Continue reading…

What Is The Internet Of Things Security?

What Does IoT Security Entail? IoT (the internet of things) security refers to the technological setups geared towards the security of connected devices in an IoT system. This security coverage encompasses things like computing devices, home appliances, health monitoring devices, connected cars, etc. Each of these devices need to be capable of functioning and Continue reading…

The Most Common Questions People Have About 5G

5G is popular, but there are some unknowns So you’ve heard about 5G, right? Of course you have – who hasn’t? But hearing about the fifth generation mobile network technology doesn’t mean you know everything about it. Like a lot of people out there, you probably have some questions about 5G. That’s entirely understandable. Continue reading…

Vodafone User Location Data for Coronavirus Movement Tracking

Vodafone and governments claim no personal data was shared Vodafone has given the federal and New South Wales (NSW) governments data regarding customers’ locations, to help determine whether Australians are abiding by social distancing guidelines. The telco claims the data doesn’t show any individual customer information, but is rather “aggregated network information” that shows Continue reading…

How the Internet of Things is Changing Healthcare?

Why IoT Draws us Closer to an Era of Efficient Healthcare for All? The phenomenal data collection and serviceability of the internet of things is helping tackle a wide range of issues in the health industry. In today’s world, many people hardly have as many doctors’ appointments as needed to prevent and treat various illnesses. Continue reading…

Why Boost’s New Roaming Offer Can Upset The Fray

Boost’s New Plan Heats up the Roaming Rates Competition among Aussie Telcos Boost has just released one of the most attractive roaming plans for Australians. The MVNO’s new $60 international roaming plan competes favorably with those of other Australian telcos. The plan is available only to boost customers, but it also gives users access Continue reading…

How Much Can Australians Expect To Pay for 5G?

The OnePlus 7 Pro 4G and 5G versions are identical in every aspect except 5G connectivity, which adds $100’s to the later’s price tag.  img source We’ve had detailed information about 5G infrastructures, 5G smartphones, and 5G rollout dates, but information about the cost to customers remains sketchy during the early days. Although we Continue reading…

How to Use the COVID-19 Break to Save Your Family Money

Coronavirus pandemic calls for some money-saving plans The coronavirus outbreak has disrupted the world, literally. The Australian government has made a series of moves to slow down the spread of COVID-19, and businesses have done the same. Most of these measures focus on keeping Australians at home to stem the chances of an even Continue reading…

3 Things to Get Around To Know You’ve Got the Time – COVID-19

You now have a lot of time on your hands – use it well The COVID-19 outbreak is like nothing we’ve seen before on such a global scale. Governments worldwide are responding with extreme measures, shutting down schools and business, restricting civilian movements or effecting outright lockdown orders, and so on. Australians, in large Continue reading…

Internet of Things and Possibilities Comes With It

The Internet of Things The Internet of Things (IoT) is is established on a foundation built over the past decade. Within that period, we’ve witnessed an unprecedented penetration of smart devices in our daily lives. Mobile connectivity has also become ubiquitous, with the cost of connection continuously shrinking. In simple terms, the Internet of Continue reading…

Telstra and Optus Experience Network Outages During COVID-19 Pandemic

Coronavirus effects: Mobile network disruptions in major cities Australians have been experiencing mobile network outages throughout the week, as more people work from home to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Complaints began pouring in on Tuesday about dropped phone calls and inability to make calls on both Telstra and Optus networks. Downdetector’s map showed Continue reading…

How to Use Mobile Data on Your Phone?

What is mobile data? Data allows you to connect to the internet and browse, and this includes your favourite social media apps like Facebook and Instagram, as well as streaming apps like YouTube and Netflix. Traditionally, internet connections were made through external modems – for instance, wired NBN and cable services. Today, wireless network Continue reading…

Who Benefits From the Internet of Things?

What can we expect in the age of the IoT?   The IoT (Internet of Things) is pushing the boundaries of connectivity. The technology is expected to transform the way we interact with the world around us, with a purpose of improving efficiency and quality of life. We’re talking about a system of intelligent Continue reading…

How To Watch The EPL In Australia Without Optus

Different ways to live stream the English Premier League When it comes to football, the English Premier League is what comes to mind in Australia. Also known as EPL, the league is known as the best worldwide. It accommodates many of the best players, teams, and matches, making it very popular around the globe. Continue reading…

How To Watch The ABC Live Streamed On Your Phone?

Those with a TV provider account can watch on-demand content and live TV with the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) on the web or through the ABC mobile app. The app is compatible with: FireTV Roku Android iOS AndroidTV, and Apple TV For video streaming, most Australians prefer free streaming platforms or live streaming channels Continue reading…

5G Map Reveals Cities’ Future: Fast Internet Speeds

5G in Australia. Image Source Most Australians are excited about 5G With 5G dominating the tech news cycle, there are many questions floating around. One of the most common is where 5G coverage is available in Australia. After all, why rush to purchase a 5G device if you won’t be able to take advantage of Continue reading…

Optus, Telstra, and Vodafone Offer Extra Data Amid Coronavirus

Telcos respond to effects of COVID-19 with bonus data offers The three major telcos have pledged bonus data to customers as the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic continues. Optus, Telstra and Vodafone are offering that extra data to accommodate their customers’ data needs as many Australians are expected to work remotely to prevent the spread of Continue reading…

Telstra’s IoT Offering is Getting Pretty Impressive

Telstra’s Cat M1 Coverage Map. Source. Telstra’s foray into the IoT market is kicking into higher gears. With over 3.2 million devices already couched in the network, forecasts show the company will take up some 1 million more IoT devices in the next one year. Initially, it took Telstra eight years to put together their Continue reading…

How to pick your phone plan when you have an eSIM

How does eSIM technology work? The eSIM (electronic SIM or embedded SIM) is designed to reduce the hassles of staying connected while changing locations or service providers. As the built-in, software version of SIM cards, it eliminates the drawbacks of its traditional counterpart. With eSIM cards, there’s no need to switch physical SIM cards Continue reading…

Optus Lands Copa America Deal for Optus Sport

Optus Sport grows with South America’s Copa America Optus just landed another major deal for football fans – the telco’s Optus Sport will broadcast all Copa América matches live this year, as well as in 2024 and 2028. Optus Sport has been landing broadcasting deals with some major football tournaments around the world, leading Continue reading…

What is the Internet of Things Used For?

The Internet of Things We’ve seen some major technological explosions in the last decade, such as the introduction of tablet computers, smart watches, 3D technology, artificial intelligence, and many more. We probably thought we had seen it all, but the Internet of Things (IoT) raises the bar higher. What is the IoT? The Internet Continue reading…

How To Check Your Own Phone Number In Australia?

Who needs to check their phone number? These days, phone number are just as important as identification credentials. Virtually every form you fill asks for this information. When you make important financial transactions, alerts might be sent to your phone number. In fact, it’s difficult to envision functioning in today’s society without a phone Continue reading…

The Internet of Things- What Could Go Wrong?

What is the Internet of Things? The Internet of Things (IoT) refers to interrelated devices that communicate ot transfer information among themselves using the internet. It could be computers, mechanical or digital devices, or even human beings or animals with outfitted with sensors that are capable of transferring data. You probably already have an Continue reading…

Comparing 5G Plans From Telstra, Optus, and Vodafone

Vodafone launches 5G, wins merger with TPG With Vodafone finally entering the 5G race officially, the Australian telco market is getting tighter. The telco recently announced that their first 5G site will be turned on “within weeks”, but have just made good on that promise sooner than expected by turning on 5G sites in Continue reading…

How Does the Internet of Things Work?

What is the Internet of Things? You’ve probably heard about the Internet of Things, commonly referred to as the IoT. But chances are you might not really know how it works. If that’s the case, you’re not alone – many don’t even know exactly what it is, talk less about how it works, given Continue reading…

How to Unlock Your Phone?

A locked phone only accepts SIM cards from the service provider who sold it to you. Though it automatically unlocks after the expiration of the phone contract, many users usually don’t wait around for that to happen before giving other service providers a try. That’s because it’s perfectly legal, and there are many alternative Continue reading…

Which Is Better – 5G Mobile Broadband Or The NBN?

Can we really compare 5G mobile broadband to the NBN at this stage? With 5G promising a ton of benefits, the telco landscape is getting a bit shaky. While fixed-line networks were once the way to go for high speed connections for homes and businesses, 5G now compares favourably to what those wired networks Continue reading…

What Does Internet of Things Mean?

What is the IoT? Internet of Things, commonly referred to as the IoT, refers to interconnected devices that communicate with the aid of the internet. In essence, these devices can control each other or pass vital information to each other. You’ve probably already made use of the IoT at home or elsewhere. Take the Continue reading…

Vodafone 5G Just Weeks Away

Vodafone announces first 5G site to be turned on “within weeks”. Image Source Vodafone is finally entering the commercial 5G race After a rocky 2019, Vodafone is looking to bounce back strong. The telco has another update about its 5G plans, announcing that its first 5G site will go live “within weeks”. 5G has been Continue reading…

How to Buy Mobile Data for your Smartphone?

Mobile data gives you internet access on your mobile device wherever you go within the coverage area of your service provider. Unlike the other internet connectivity options such as Wi-Fi and wired connections, mobile data doesn’t restrict your internet access to a fixed location such as your home, office, or other establishment. Those alternatives Continue reading…

What is the Internet of Things?

The IoT is already in your hands You’ve probably heard about the IoT (Internet of Things), and if you haven’t then you’ve probably made use of the IoT without even knowing it. The Internet of Things has been defined in so many different ways, but it’s simply just different devices communicating with each other Continue reading…

Why Does Telstra Give Away Telstra Air Free to Everyone?

Free Telstra Air – is there a catch? Telstra Air is the largest WiFi network with over a million hotspots here in Australia, and 19 million hotspots across the globe. Telstra provide WiFi access through phone booths scattered throughout the country, but there’s another key participant that makes up those 1 million hotspots (we’ll Continue reading…

My Month Living On 1.5 mbps

Australians are using a lot of data Last year, the average Australian householed consumed around 196GB of data per month. Let that sink in. But if you need help realizing just how much that is, in July of last year alone, NSW residents alone consumed around 30 percent of Telstra’s entire fixed line network Continue reading…

How 5G and AI Tie Together

5G and AI benefit each other 5G isn’t alone – the technology comes with high expectations because of the many other technologies we hope it will advance. You’ve heard about driverless cars, the Internet of Things (IoT), surgical robots and more. To operate flawlessly and reach or exceed our expectations and their potentials, these innovations Continue reading…

Add Your Medical Information to Your iPhone’s Homescreen

Your medical information can mitigate emergencies Emergencies are always unexpected, and can happen to anyone. In such situations, there might be nothing you can do to prevent the emergency, but others can. We’re usually at the mercy of first responders who come to our aid – from auto accidents to severe weather conditions and Continue reading…

Federal Court Okays $15 Billion Vodafone and TPG Merger

TPG, Vodafone finally free to merge After several roadblocks by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), a federal court has granted the Vodafone and TPG merger. The ACCC opposed the merger last year, stating that it would reduce competition in the telco market. Justice John Middleton disagreed with the ACCC’s conclusion, taking the Continue reading…

Will the eSIM Cause Phone Company Retail Stores to Close?

Ericsson moves to eSIM tech Ericsson  has become the latest to adopt eSIM technology. The tech giant’s new devices will no longer feature the need for physical SIM cards, thanks to what the eSIM brings. eSIMs are essentially built-in SIM cards. They are embedded into the device itself, eliminating the need for physical SIMs, Continue reading…

Which is Better – 4G Mobile Broadband or the NBN ?

4G is still great! 5G has been in the talk of the technology world for the past few years. The hype has been everywhere, promising lightening fast speeds, low latency, high bandwidth – all the makings of a sci-fi movie. 5G has been promised as the ultimate internet solution, blowing out current wireless and Continue reading…

How Your Smartphone is Stopping You From Reading Properly

Growing Up Digital Australia survey indicates declining student performance as a result of increased screen time. Image Source Technology – a double edged sword Technology is commonly referred to as a double edged sword. On the one hand, innovation furthers society in a number of ways, generally making our lives a lot easier than Continue reading…

Do Yourself A Favour – Don’t Get A 5G Phone Just Yet

5G hype: Fact or fiction? We’ve all heard about 5G, but if you’ve been living under a rock, then here’s a quick explanation: 5G is the latest mobile network technology, supposedly up to 100 times faster than 4G. 3G vs 4G vs 5G download speeds – supposedly. Source. You knew all that already, thanks Continue reading…

Optus Sport Acquires Japanese J.League

Optus Sport making a push for even more football Optus has been making a series of moves to dominate the football world over the last few years. The telco just snagged Japan’s J.League on a three-year deal, adding yet another football league for sport fans in Australia. Optus Sport’s success has exploded, thanks to Continue reading…

AI will be the Driving Force Behind 6G Mobile Data Services

The rollout of 5G will help scientist identify factors that will sharpe 6G. img source Mobile technology transforms the ways that people interact with the world around them. The latest innovation in the mobile landscape, 5G is tipped to completely overhaul our patterns of interaction with our environment. As the new technology is being Continue reading…

Optus Sport: Where To Get It Cheapest

What is Optus Sport? Optus Sport is an app that allows you stream live sport content. The app is loaded with European football content, and you get live coverage of: English Premier League (EPL) UEFA Champions League UEFA Nations League UEFA Europa League European Qualifiers. Optus is the second largest telco in Australia behind Continue reading…

Will my 5G Phone/Dongle be Secure?

The proliferation of network use cases of 5G is one of the factors increasing the security risk. Source. 5G is a Double-Edged Sword Security is central to stability and sustainability. Telcos offering 5G know they’re in for the long haul, so they must plan to make the technology stable and sustainable. Scandals and mass Continue reading…

Telstra Plans Are Being Shaped By Competition

Telstra plans are being shaped by competition Telstra has been around for a long time — they are Australia’s biggest telco. They sell a several smartphone plans, as well as a range of other services and hardware. However, being the largest telco and having a wide range of services doesn’t always translate into being Continue reading…

Telstra Teams up With Damon Motorcycles for eSIM Connected Motorbike

Damon Motorcycles Hypersport electric bike wins Best in Innovation at CES 2020. Source. Electric motorbike gets smart, thanks to eSIM technology The Consumer Electronic Show (CES) 2020 was packed with some amazing technology newbies. One newsworthy tech was Damon Motorcycles’ Hypersport electric bike, which we really should refer to as a smart bike. The Continue reading…

What you need to know about Vodafone Australia

Vodafone Hutchison Australia is the third major telco in Australia, behind Telstra and Optus. The company has a global presence beyond Australia, and offers a wide range of telecommunications services. Vodafone Australia’s customer base recently hit 6 million, after the company spent roughly $1.3 billion on the renovation of its network and technology. Right Continue reading…

How To Recharge Your Phone – Everything You Need To Know

Everything you need to know about recharging your phone plan. Mobile phones have become a worldwide staple, and prepaid phones have taken a large chunk of that market. In Australia alone, about 6.2 million people aged 14 and over own a prepaid mobile phone.  This translates into big business for telcos, as consumers have Continue reading…

Is the Radiation from my 5G Phone Dangerous?

5G waves belong to the non-ionizing end of the spectrum, which makes it even much safer than medical x-rays. Source. Making sense of the noise about 5G health concerns 5G outdoes the previous generations of mobile networks in all aspects. Sadly, this apparently also extends to health concerns. Many cities have either canceled or Continue reading…

How the Telco Industry Responded to Bushfires

The world watched on as unstoppable fires tore through enormous sections of Australia, and residents were left reeling after property and lives were endangered. While rain has brought some relief to a few areas, the damage will take a long time to rebuild, and some things may never fully recover. While there are a Continue reading…

Phone Coverage in South Australia – Everything You Need To Know

South Australia has great network coverage. Last year, OpenSignal, a world-renowned telecommunications coverage mapping organization, released a new report to demonstrate the findings in South Australia. According to the report, South Australia (SA) enjoys the fastest 4G mobile network speeds in the country. The state has an average networking speed of 41.2Mbps. The organization Continue reading…

How To Check Your Data Usage Using Optus’ Self Service App

Self-service apps allow customers to manage their Optus accounts easily. Mobile internet use continues to increase. During the second half of 2018, the amount of data transferred using mobile networks was 30% higher than in 2017, which indicates continuous growth. Expanding coverage provided by 4G mobile networks is one of the major factors leading Continue reading…

The Best $30 Phone Plan Deals Around Right Now

Check out $30 phone plans available to Australian customers The number of Australians moving from expensive plans to low-cost plans continues to increase. Fortunately, all three major Australian telcos, along with a slew of smaller telcos (MVNOs), provide cheap plans under $30. If you need to talk and text without limit while having a Continue reading…

Vodafone Australia Offers Exciting New SVoD Subscriptions

Increasing SVoD demand makes Vodafone’s new offerings really exciting Vodafone Australia has entered into a partnership with DOCOMO Digital. Vodafone is one of the country’s three major telecommunication network providers. Its new partner, DOCOMO Digital, is a well-established mobile commerce payments platform. Together, Vodafone has launched new subscriptions for the customers who are using Continue reading…

Telstra has Connected 100,000 Devices to 5G Network

5G speeds could hit 100 times that of 4G, along with 50 times the bandwidth and zero latency. Telstra 5G rollout continues At the Consumer Electronic Show (CES) 2020, Telstra announced it had connected 100,000 devices to its 5G network. The telco also announced that it currently has 800 5G-capable sites, and will reach Continue reading…

Keeping Smart Devices Separate – Internet of Things

The Internet of Things has already begun to be implemented. Eventually, an almost unimaginable number of devices will become ‘smart’ and connected. We can already see this trend beginning with a wide range of devices like smart fridges, connected appliances like the Thermomix, and hub devices like Google Home or Amazon Alexa. However, while Continue reading…

Comparing Vodafone, Telstra And Optus Video Streaming Content Offers

Everything you need to know about video streaming content offered by Australia’s top telcos. Telstra, Optus, and Vodafone are Australia’s top three telecommunication companies. All three telcos offer video streaming services to their customers on special plans. In Australia, the current live streaming players are: Stan, Netflix, YouTube Premium, Foxtel/Kayo Sports, Fetch TV, Amazon Continue reading…

The Best Value $20 Phone Plans in Australia

Know your best options for $20 phone plans in Australia You don’t have to spend a lot of money recharging your mobile phone plan on a monthly basis. You can get unlimited talk and text plans with reasonable mobile data at cheap prices. Many Australian telecommunication companies, including the Big 3 — Telstra, Optus Continue reading…