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Remote Australians and Russel Coight wannabes take note: the Optus Thuraya SatSleeve satellite phone accessory is now available for the iPhone 6. The device enables you to turn your iPhone into a satellite phone with the click of a button; handy if you’re outside of mobile range and need to make a call in a hurry.
We’re pretty keen on Globalgig’s Roaming SIM card, which is one of the better-value offerings for travellers out there who want to dodge roaming rorts. Now it has an added attraction — an option to access 4G networks in Australia and the UK, which is actually one of the cheaper 4G data packages even if you never head overseas.
Last year, Optus offered HFC customers unlimited cable broadband for $90 a month. Now, the same deal has been extended to ADSL2+ and NBN Fibre network users. (That’s a monthly price reduction of $25 compared to Optus’ previous pricing.)
Optus has revamped its prepaid plan and given it a new branding, My Prepaid Monthly. We’re big fans of going prepaid, but is this particular deal worth signing up for? Planhacker investigates.
Over at Gizmodo, Luke reports that Optus managed to stuff up its network time signal for Queenslanders, switching their phones to daylight saving time and ruining many a banana bender morning. At moments like this, I can’t help thinking there’s a lot to be said for an old-fashioned alarm clock rather than using your phone.
With the calendar rolling over to 2015, the 700Mhz spectrum split up between Optus, TPG and Telstra is fully available for carriers to use. We’ve already seen Optus’ plans roll out overnight, and now Telstra’s released a fuller picture of its 700Mhz “4GX” plans.