• Here Are All The Mobile Blackspots Optus Is Fixing

    Optus has announced plans to build 49 new mobile sites as part of the Federal Government’s Mobile Black Spot Program. The new sites will significantly boost mobile coverage in regional areas of New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia, Tasmania, Victoria, Western Australia and the Northern Territory. Here are all the suburbs that are set to…

  • How To Find Out The Real Reception Level Of Your iPhone

    The reception bars at the top corner of an iPhone generally tell you how good the signal is to make and receive calls. This only shows five levels so it’s not the most accurate reflection of signal strength. Here’s a simple trick to let you find out the exact level of reception you’re getting on…

  • My Optus Femtocell Gives Me More Bars But Less Quality

    I’ve been testing Optus’ femtocell technology since the official launch last week, and the results have been odd and a little disappointing. The femtocell does succeed in giving me more bars on my phone, but despite that apparently improved reception, the quality of voice calls actually degrades fairly dramatically when I use it.