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Amaysim Will Finally Go 4G In 2015

Amaysim is one of the most popular prepaid carriers for Lifehacker readers, but there has always been one big complaint: it uses Optus’ older 3G network. That’s all set to change around April next year, when Amaysim finally introduces 4G plans.


Jeenee Mobile Offers Excellent Value For A 4G No-Contract Plan

We’re big fans of prepaid and no-contract plans here at Lifehacker. The SIM-only plans on offer from Jeenee Mobile stack up pretty well against the competition, offering 4G access to the Optus network and decent data allowances.


Ask LH: Can I Switch My Phone To Another Network?

Dear Lifehacker, Last year, I received a Samsung Galaxy smartphone while on a Telstra contract. My question is, can I use it with an Optus SIM card, or do I have to buy a completely new phone?


Yatango Is A 4G Prepaid Plan With Some Cheap Options

Choosing a prepaid plan from an MVNO usually involves some kind of sacrifice: either your data is minimal, your network is 3G only or your calls are overpriced. Yatango sells plans using the Optus 4G and 3G networks, but how does it compare to its rivals?


Optus Carrier Aggregation Means Faster 4G In Capital Cities, Eventually

Optus has switched on LTE-Advanced Carrier Aggregation for 4G customers in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Adelaide. That means potentially faster data speeds — but only if you have a phone that can take advantage of it.


Vodafone's New Zealand Roaming Is Now 4G

Vodafone’s $5 a day roaming deal is one of the better choices out there if you want to roam on your existing account. If you’re travelling to New Zealand, it’s now an even more appealing option, since you’ll be able to access Vodafone’s own 4G network while doing so.


How To Fix Telstra's 4G Hotspot Problem

We know Telstra has 1.4 million customers using 4G for mobile broadband. We also know some of them aren’t very happy right now. A botched network upgrade and support patch rollout has meant many people haven’t been able to use their wireless hotspots in the last two days. If that’s happened to you, here’s how to (possibly) fix it.


How Vodafone Will Refarm 850MHz Spectrum To Improve Its 4G Performance

Vodafone’s 4G network performs reasonably well, but one of the challenges in managing any 4G network is expanding its reach as more people use it. Vodafone’s solution? It will “refarm” some of its existing 850MHz spectrum, currently used for 3G, for 4G instead.


Ask LH: What's A Good Mobile Broadband Deal For A Student?

Hi Lifehacker, I am a uni student soon to be moving into college in Sydney and desperate for internet. I recently found out that the internet packages available at the college are a good deal dollar-wise but provide incredibly slow speeds. I have decided buying my own is the best option but as a student cost is an issue. Any suggestions? I’m thinking of a mobile broadband solution, and I’d like lots of data, good coverage and speed at a relatively low price.


4G Overload: 2.3Gbps And 89 Devices

A couple of years ago, we wrote about how Optus had set up 4G testing centres to experiment with network performance and throughput. One recent test was particularly impressive, involving a total of 89 devices and generating a total throughput of 2.3 gigabits per second.