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Everyone’s favourite MVNO, Virgin Mobile, has been hot on the heels of every 4G announcement Optus has made for the last few months. True to form, Virgin now has a 4G mobile broadband offering that seems to work out as better value than its larger rivals can offer.
Going abroad for business, pleasure or bl-easure (patent-pending) is grand, but staying connected to the real world while you’re there is not only a frustrating experience, but one that’s also frightfully-expensive. Here are our best gadgets and tips for staying connected while abroad in a fashion that won’t have you setting fire to large piles of money.
Optus launched prepaid options for 4G mobile phones earlier this week, and has now revealed pricing for its prepaid 4G mobile broadband options. The basic dongle costs $169 and includes 6GB of data, while the hotspot costs $199 and includes 10GB of data.
The first major change under the Telecommunications Consumer Protections (TCP) Code kicks in from today: any company selling a mobile plan in Australia must provide a clear, consistent statement of how much you’ll pay for calls, texts and data. That’s a welcome development, but you still need to check the details carefully. Here’s what you need to know.
After extensive tests in Newcastle, Optus has today announced that its 4G network will go live across Sydney and Perth, and promised 4G in Melbourne once the telco’s spectrum refarming operations involved in the creation of a new 3G Plus network are complete.