optus

Optus Plans Expanded 4G Roll-Out To 118 New Regions Around Australia

The race for 4G supremacy is on, and it’s running in earnest at the moment between the top two telcos Telstra and Optus. With the news that Telstra will switch on its 4GX network more broadly around Australia at the start of next year, Optus has name-checked 118 regions around the country that will benefit from its expanded 4G rollout in the next three to six months.


Sony Xperia Z3 And Z3 Compact: Australian Pricing, Release Dates

The Sony Xperia Z3 and Xperia Z3 Compact go on sale in Australia very soon. (We don’t know exactly when, but more on that later.) The little pocket rocket and its plus-sized sibling will be out at all the major carriers, and thankfully Australia will be getting all the different colours — depending on when you make your purchase from.


Optus' Coverage Maps Show Its Massive 700MHz 4G Rollout

When it paid $650 million for long-range 700MHz spectrum in 2013, we all knew that Optus would be putting it to good use for fast and expansive mobile network coverage — but we just didn’t know when. Optus’ new coverage map shows its future 4G Plus rollout zones, covering much wider areas around Australia’s capital cities.


Telstra Hits Back At Optus' Next-Gen 4G Claims

“Correction”. That’s what Telstra had to say about Optus’ claim earlier today that it has launched Australia’s first LTE-Advanced mobile data network.


Optus Is The First Aussie Telco To Switch On Next-Gen 4G

We’re on the cusp of even faster 4G networks being rolled out across the country, helping you burn through your measly quotas quicker than ever. Optus is the first of Australia’s big three mobile phone networks to switch on 4G carrier aggregation in Australia, doing so today in most state capitals. But there’s one problem — which phones and 4G hotspots support the brand new tech?


So, Optus Sold A Few iPhones Today, Huh?

It seems like everyone in Australia went out to buy an iPhone today. Official counts of the numbers of Apple’s latest smartphone handsets sold are still yet to appear, but sources have told us that at least one telco has exhausted its stocks. Optus sold an insane amount of iPhones over the first few hours of this morning.


iPhone Day 2014: Here's Every Store Launch In The Country

Need to get your iPhone 6 fix tomorrow morning but don’t want to comb through stupid telco websites to find out who’s open when? Don’t stress. Lifehacker Australia has painstakingly combed through it all for you to find every store that’s opening early around the nation selling the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus. Check it out. [Lifehacker]


Who Has The Best Value iPhone 6 Plan In Australia?

So you’re buying an iPhone 6. Good for you! New gadgets are always fun. Heed this warning, however: just because you’re seduced by the shiny doesn’t mean you should bankrupt yourself making it yours. Here’s the absolute cheapest way to get yourself a new iPhone 6 on a plan in Australia.


iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus: Optus Official Pricing

After going early with some price details, we’ve now got the full details on Optus’ iPhone 6 plans.


Optus Will Now Subsidise The Cost Of Switching Your Mobile From Another Telco

Telcos want your mobile phone business. No surprise there. What is interesting are the various deals, offers and promotions they come up with to tempt you away from your current provider. Contracts usually dictate one’s willingness to switch camps — in particular exit fees and paying out the cost of your device. Optus, as a Father’s Day gift of sorts, has announced it’s happy to pay some of the costs associated with jumping ship, as long as that ship is its, of course.


Product Finder

Find more great products at