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These 'Sleeves' From Optus Turn Your Smartphone Into A Satellite Phone

Traditionally, satellite phones have been a bulky standalone handset which meant you had to carry two phones — your personal phone and your sat phone.

Previously only available online or through an external dealer network for outright purchase, the Optus Thuraya SatSleeve transforms compatible iPhone and Android smartphones into a satellite phone. And now you can pick them up on a 24 month plan.


Optus Remains Fastest Netflix ISP, Telstra The Worst

How does your ISP stack up against the rest in the Netflix stakes? Well, we could descend into fact-absent bickering or, you know, just check out Netflix’s own stats for Australia’s top service providers. It even has recent data and if you’re a Telstra customer, don’t expect to win any of these debates in the near future.


Optus Is Offering Free Calls To France

Optus consumer post-paid mobile and fixed customers will receive free standard voice calls to France from 12:01am AEST 15 July 2016 until midnight 21 July 2016, including calls to mobile and landline numbers. Pre-paid mobile customers will receive zero-rated standard voice calls made to France from 07:00am AEST Saturday 16 of July until midnight 21st July 2016.


Optus Is Refunding $2.4 Million To Mobile Insurance Customers

ASIC raised concerns about Optus’ compliance with Australian financial services laws, and now the telco is refunding approximately $2.4 million (including interest) to around 175,000 Optus mobile customers.


4G In Australia: Telstra Is Fastest, But Vodafone Wins On Availability

Wireless coverage mapping expert OpenSignal has released its first ever report on the state of mobile networks within Australia, and its findings are pretty interesting, if not completely surprising: Telstra currently offers the fastest possible download speeds on 4G, but that comes at the cost of slightly higher latency where Vodafone and Optus swing ahead. Vodafone also wins out on the availability of its 4G networks, with a slight advantage over both its competitors.


Optus Wants To Be Australia's Small Business Support Network So Here's Ian Thorpe

There’s more than two million small business owners in Australia, and Optus have decided to “refocus attention on delivering tailored solutions” for them. Optus already have 26 business centres, but this change sees 126 new small business specialist stores created, along with a dedicated Adelaide-based Small/Meduim Business (SMB) call centre team.

Ian Thorpe has something to do with this all somehow. Oh, and Mark Wahlberg.


Optus Begins Rollout Of VoLTE For Higher Quality Calls

Optus has become the last of Australia’s major telcos to introduce VoLTE — Voice over LTE — which allows customers to make and receive calls over the high-speed 4G Plus network. This saves phones from constantly having to switch between 3G and 4G while making calls, while also lending itself to clearer, more consistent calls.


How Optus Stole The English Premier League From Foxtel

The news many football fans feared was confirmed yesterday: you will have to sign up to Optus to watch the English Premier League from next season.

It’ll cost $15 a month for Optus postpaid mobile and broadband customers, or free for subscribers who spend more than $85 a month on a plan.


Optus Is Offering Unlimited Data On ADSL, Cable And NBN Plans

With Australians aged 18 to 32 spending an average of 12.8 hours a week streaming their favourite shows, Optus has decided to extend its range of unlimited data plans to include ADSL 2+, cable and NBN.

From today, if you are a new Optus customer (or are recontracting) you can choose from a new range of plans with unlimited data, and score $20 a month off if you bundle it with your postpaid mobile.


The PS4 Remote Play-Compatable Sony Xperia Z5 Premium Is Only Available At Optus

Sony announced today that its Xperia Z5 Premium will be an Optus exclusive.

The Xperia Z5 Premium scores the bragging right of being the world’s first 4K smartphone. Other stand-out features include a “completely reimagined” 23MP camera that uses Sony’s Alpha camera technology (that lets you capture moments at a speed of 0.033 seconds), PS4 Remote Play compatibility and a ridiculous two-day battery life.


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