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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.


The NBN-Telstra-Optus Deal Is Still Overloaded With Unknowns

Yesterday, NBN Co announced that it had successfully renegotiated its $11 billion deal with Telstra to acquire its existing copper network, as well as setting up contracts to buy and continue using the cable (HFC) networks owned by Telstra and Optus. While we’re seeing lots of high-fiving going on about the deal and how it might speed up the rollout of the National Broadband Network, there are still lots of uncertainties — especially in terms of when consumers will actually get to enjoy the fruits of these arrangements.


Optus Has Unlimited Cable Broadband For $90 A Month

Unlimited broadband offerings aren’t so common these days. If you’re a download freak and happen to live in one of the areas in Sydney, Brisbane or Melbourne where Optus offers cable internet, its new $90 a month deal might be worth considering.


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.


Optus' New Mobile Insurance Offer: Pros And Cons

Optus has revamped its insurance offering, replacing what was previously a messy system with a flat-rate $13 a month deal — but there are still some catches. Here’s what you need to know.


Optus Launches New Contactless Payment App For NFC Smartphones

Cash by Optus is the latest mobile payments solution to enter the local market and the first to be offered by an Australian telco. Like other contactless payment systems, it allows customers to instantly pay for goods and services below $100 with their Android devices. Best of all, the service isn’t tied to a specific bank and uses your phone’s inbuilt NFC which means no sticker is required. Hurrah!


Telstra Has Finally Opened Galaxy Note 4 Pre-Orders

In mid-October, both Vodafone and Optus opened pre-orders for the Samsung Galaxy Note 4, but for whatever reason Telstra only got around to announcing its pricing and taking pre-orders today. We’ve added those prices to our Planhacker guide comparing what’s on offer.


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 Is Now Selling The BlackBerry Passport In Australia

BlackBerry’s unconventional new smartphone — the keyboard-equipped, square-screened Passport — has just launched on the Optus network in Australia. The device is available on a range of 24-month plans and can also be purchased outright. Here’s a look at the pricing and specifications.


Planhacker: Every Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Contract Plan [Updated]

Samsung’s latest phablet, the Galaxy Note 4, won’t go on sale until 5 November, but you can pre-order it now. We’ve rounded up every contract plan it’s offered on so you can choose the best option for you.