mobile broadband

Five Reasons To Consider Using Multiple SIMs

Because the SIM card in your phone dictates the number people can contact you on, it might seem axiomatic that one should be enough for anyone. Yet there are circumstances where having more than one SIM makes sense. Here are five reasons to consider multiple SIMs.


Virgin Has 4G Mobile Broadband Now

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.


Ultimate Travel Tech: Staying Connected Abroad

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 Reveals Prices For Prepaid 4G Mobile Broadband Hotspot And Dongle

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.


Optus Finally Has Prepaid 4G Offerings

Last week Optus teased its 4G prepaid pricing, and it hasn’t let us down. Today we were given a look at how much you speed demons could go prepaid on Optus for.


Optus 4G Live On Brisbane And The Gold Coast

Optus’ rollout of 4G continues to expand. A handful of sites have gone live in Brisbane and the Gold Coast, ahead of a broader update for both cities scheduled for December and January.


How To Make The Most Of Unit Pricing For Mobile Phone Plans

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.


How US Carriers Miscalculate Data Usage

Every month, US telcos calculate how much data customers have crunched through on their phones and charges them accordingly. But a new study suggests that telcos might not be adding things up quite right.


Mobile Broadband Speeds In The US Will Be Tested To 'Spur Competition'

The Federal Communications Commission is planning to test mobile broadband speeds across the entire United Sates from September 21 in order to provide consumers with detailed information and “spur competition among service providers”.


Optus Expands 4G Network To Sydney And Perth [Updated]

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.