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Radio Rental and Kogan are running a promotional deal to get an iPhone 6s or iPhone 6 for a low weekly price, but the total cost is alarming. The LG Stylus DAB+ sells itself on the inclusion of a digital radio module, but ita€™s not the best reason to buy it. I want to know what the different carriers charge for data over your initial data allowance. We’ve reviewed and compared plan prices for both the Samsung Galaxy S5 and the Samsung Galaxy S7. Telstra, Optus, Virgin and Aldi all offer long-expiry plans with minimal credit that last longer than a month. That depends on where you’re calling and how many calls you will be making per month. For your daughter, I would recommend something like Optus Long Expiry or Vodafone Pay As You Go. I’d be happy to make some recommendations on your personal and business phones, but I would need to know what kind of handsets you would be interested in. Hi Alex- the Testra Travel pass is the best option as it offers unlimited calls, texts and a reasonable data allowance but isnt available for Peru under their zone 3 listing. Those are pricey, however any other option would result in a different number while she’s travelling, although you could make that simpler by using a service such as Whatsapp or Skype and contacting her that way.
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When we take the budget internet providers out of the equation and focus on the comprehensive service providers we are really only left with the two heavy weights of the business: Optus and Telstra. In conclusionOptus may not be as competitive as budget internet service providers when it comes to offering cheap standalone broadband or unlimited amounts of data. If you’re into gadgets then chances are you have a number of Smartphones lying around gathering dust, and Optus would like to take them off your hands in exchange for giving you credit on your next Optus My Plan phone bill when you sign up to a new contract or re-contract to a postpaid mobile plan.
The requirements of the scheme are pretty simple, firstly the phone has to be working, next you will need to take the phone along with your driver’s license or passport into an Optus store where it will be assessed by an Optus representative who will make you a credit offer.
Trade In, Trade Up is a first for Australian telcos, nothing like this has ever been done by an Australian telecommunications carrier. Optus are looking for phones that have been looked after, and are in good condition, the better the condition the phone is in the more credit you will receive, the credit you are offered is also based on the popularity of the phone as well. It’s an odd list and it seems that strangely, the Samsung built Nexus S has been branded an LG phone by Optus. As to what Optus actually intends to do with traded in handsets is not cleareHead over to the Optus Trade-in website to check out the details.
From server costs, cloud image serving, to travel costs and equipment, your support makes a big difference. Don't forget to check out the Ausdroid Podcast, the best place to get your local fix of Android news, opinions and general discussion. If you have purchased your phone through Optus, the phone should come pre-provisioned with settings on. You can also choose to have settings directly sent to your phone via our Configure Mobile page, or if you have a PDA please see Configure PDA.
Once you have had GPRS activated on your account and MMS settings configured on your phone, you will need to successfully send an MMS, before you are able to receive MMS from other people.
Using your Optus MMS phone, you can take photos, record videos and sounds, add animations and text and send it instantly, just as you would a simple text message (SMS).

You can even store your images on your own private photo album webpage, provided by Optus free of charge. In addition, Optus provides exclusive pictures of selected special events, even reality programs, such as the Big Brother television series.
Optus MMS News is a daily news updates service that sends you a choice of General, Business, Finance Sports and Entertainment news direct to your phone.
For avid movie goers, Optus offers MMS Video Movies, a weekly update of up to 4 video movie trailers of latest movie releases and 2 movie reviews, sent as video clips in a MMS message direct to your phone every Thursday, when new movies are released.
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The reason I ask is that my mobile service provider charges $10 per 500MB which I think is terribly poor, and a bit of a rip off. Mostly because the standard is $10 for every GB used in excess of your included data with a few edge cases charging $15 per GB.
The Galaxy S7 is obviously the superior handset out of the two, but the Galaxy S5 still holds up and even has a few features that were missing from its successor, the S6. Lebara provides great rates for calling to most countries, but if you are looking for more local usage as well, you might want to check out Vodafone’s top-tier plans.
These plans have no long term commitment and are prepaid, meaning your daughter can only use a limited amount of credit (this saves you from getting a whopping bill unexpectedly). It sounds like you only need something basic for your business phone, so I would recommend buying a low to mid-range handset and signing up to a SIM only plan. We already have our mobile phones but looking for a the best deal in obtaining an Australian number. Another possible approach (obviously it all depends on budget) would be a cheap calling SIM and a data hotspot to share.
Telstra is introducing a new Travel Pass this week covering Chile, Argentina and Brazil that looks great but nothing for Peru where she will be for 2 weeks.
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The options available to consumers are plentiful when it comes to budget internet that is reasonably priced. Telstra has been the pillar of telecommunications since building this country’s only copper access network and continuing to build a communications empire. Basically you will get a full functioning home phone with competitive call rates, a substantial amount of broadband and access to a range of subscription channels and On Demand Movie rentals.
Free modems and $0 connections fees are not common features of many budget broadband plans.
Cable internet is advantageous as it is consistently fast no matter how far you are from your telephone exchange, as oppose to ADSL broadband where speed is determined by your distance from the exchange. The $63 per month plan includes unlimited standard text to Australian mobiles and $500 worth of calls to Australian mobiles.
Optus’ competitive strengths lie in the discounts consumers obtain through bundling several services together.
You have up to 7 days after you sign your new contract to trade an old phone in, but the offer made on the day is only valid for that day, take it in any other time and it will be re-evaluated. Now is the perfect time for customers to trade in, with so many exciting new smartphones hitting stores across the country. You could check out other trade-in companies (do a Google search), or place this handset into the Mobile Muster program for recycling. For less than the cost of a coffee (well, maybe two coffees) at $5 a month, you can make a big difference. To activate these settings, please follow the instructions in this guide, see the manufacturer’s guide or contact us. With Optus Multimedia Messaging Service (MMS), you can capture the moment and instantly surprise your family and friends.

Of course you can receive and reply to MMS messages from your friends. Click here to watch the MMS Demo. Optus MMS Photo Albums provide Optus MMS customers with a convenient way to store and display their MMS files. So I wanted to see what was comparable in the market, and its not something you see being done by anyone currently. Whether you choose to go with Optus or Vodafone would also be influenced by the carrier you choose for yourself, as it’s much easier keeping all phone numbers under one account and some carriers offer other benefits for calls between mobiles on the same network.
If you will also making calls to Australian numbers and using data, I would recommend a plan with Vodafone. Any suggestions as Telstra are $4.50 per minute for calls out and $3.00 per MB for data there? You should consider whether the products featured on our site are appropriate for your needs and seek independent advice if you have any questions.
Consumers wanting a lot of data extremely cheap will find many companies that can service their needs.
However, from the moment Optus started laying their own fibre optic cables and infrastructure in 1990s they have proven to be a serious contender in servicing this country’s telecommunications needs. Often you will find that cheap internet service providers will require you to pay up front to connect and to pay for your own modem, which can easily cost you over $100. As part of last year’s plan restructuring Optus removed their Premium Speed Cable Broadband plans and bundles and included premium speeds in all Optus cable broadband plans and bundles. He's been an Android user since Android was a thing, and if there's a phone that's run Android, chances are he owns it (his Nexus collection is second-t0-none) or has used it.
Share important moments like birthdays or holidays, or simply to greatly enhance your messages.
You can store your images and photos in private MMS Albums for your eyes only, or share them with friends and family. Find out how to set up your MMS album today. It’s worth noting that prepaid handsets sold through Optus will be locked to the Optus Network. Vodafone offers international minutes as a bonus to standard calls, text and data inclusions at a reasonable price. Unlimited data for as little as $60 a month was something unheard of a few years ago, but today it is a real option for a lot of Australians. As part of the Fetch connection package, the bundle also comes with equipment that allows you to pause, rewind and record Free-To-Air TV and store up to 1TB or over 250 hours of content.The competitiveness of this bundle is illuminated when compared to a similar bundle that Telstra offers. Previous plans were structured around three speed tiers that cost consumers extra per month. We can also provide you with general advice and factual information on about a range of other products, services and providers. Optus now has one cable plan with premium speed included paralleling Telstra’s cable plan structure.
The new plans parallel what Telstra has to offer in terms of ADSL, Cable and broadband bundles.
We are also a Corporate Authorised Representative of Countrywide Tolstrup Financial Services Group Pty Ltd. You will pay $95 per month for considerably less data and furthermore you will also pay for long distance and mobile calls as these are not included in the Telstra bundle.If you require more data on the Optus home phone and broadband bundle you can upgrade to 300GB or 500GB for $110 or $140 per month respectively.
However they go further and beat Telsra’s prices by a considerable amount every time, offering the consumer better value for their money. We hope that the information and general advice we can provide will help you make a more informed decision.
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