Mt Sylvia receives permanent mobile coverage for the first time with Optus

31 August 2013, 12:00 am

Optus has switched on a new, dedicated 3G mobile tower at Mt Sylvia, in the Lockyer Valley, Queensland – marking the first time that the area has received permanent 3G mobile coverage. After extensive work by Optus during the 2011 Queensland floods to support residents with mobile satellite phones and a temporary mobile facility, there … Read more

Do it for Dad this Father’s Day – hand over the control

30 August 2013, 12:01 pm

Battle of the TV remote – research reveals Australian families at loggerheads Dads are losing out when it comes to control over the TV remote, according to new research from Optus, with mums and kids dominating the screen two out of three times. Control over the TV is a hotly debated issue in over half … Read more

Australia Says bye-bye to the bedtime story

27 August 2013, 12:02 pm

New research shows busy parents are struggling to find the time for story telling Stress of daily life interferes with bedtime reading 10% of parents resort to bribing their kids to read 20% of parents are concerned their kids read less than them at their age The traditional bedtime story looks to be on the … Read more

Generation GENerositY

23 August 2013, 12:03 pm

Gen Y donates more than 192 million hours of time to Australian charities each year Generous Gen Ys donate more than 192 million volunteer hours  to charity, worth a staggering $3.1 billionii each year, according to new research by Optus RockCorps released today. The research uncovers Gen Ys’ attitudes to volunteering and shatters common preconceptions held … Read more

New plans from Optus take the sting out of international travel

21 August 2013, 12:05 pm

Use your mobile with confidence across the globe in 182 countries Think using your phone on holiday is a luxury you can’t afford? Think again! The Optus Travel range, unveiled today, delivers consumer plans that give globetrotters the freedom to use their phones overseas, thanks to simple, flat-calling rates and packages. From mid-September 2013, Optus … Read more