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Optus My Prepaid Monthly Is Surprisingly Good Value

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.


This Is Why Having A Separate Alarm Clock Can Still Be A Good Idea

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.


Optus Offers 1GB Extra Data To 'SIM Only' Customers

To ring in the new year, Optus is offering My Plan Plus SIM Only customers an extra 1GB of data per month. The deal covers new and existing customers on all month-to-month BYO plans; including the cheapest $30 option which previously only offered 500 megabytes.


Telstra's 700Mhz LTE Hits 600 New Towns Tomorrow

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.


Optus Launches 700Mhz 4G LTE

It’s the 1st of January — happy new year — and with it, the 700Mhz spectrum that used to be used for analogue TV broadcasts is now open for carriers to utilise. Optus has announced the rollout of more than 270 700Mhz sites across Australia.


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.