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Optus

Optus is an Australian leader in integrated telecommunications, delivering cutting-edge communications, information technology and entertainment services. In 2001 SingTel became the parent company of Optus, paving the way to become a strong and strategic telecommunications player within the Asia-Pacific region. Optus currently operates 4 separate Mobile Networks in Australia and so it’s important you choose the Network right for you and your purposes. Optus Dual Band network - 96% population coverage Optus 3G single band network - 80% population coverage Optus 2G Network - 96% population coverage Optus Thuraya Satellite Network - 100% population coverageRead More...

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Hutchison introduced the "Three" network in Australia in 2003, through its majority ownership of Hutchison Telecom Australia Ltd (HTAL). As of June 2009, HTAL now owns 50% of the merged Vodafone Hutchison Australia Pty Ltd, containing both the "Three" and "Vodafone" networks. Three operates a 2100 MHz 3G network in a 50/50 partnership with Telstra (the radio networks are shared, the core networks are separate), covering approximately 56% of Australia's population. The 3G network covers Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth, the Gold Coast, Canberra, Geelong, Frankston and Wollongong. In areas not covered by 3's 3G network, customers roam on Telstra's GSM/GPRS/EDGE or UMTS networks. This agreement allows 3 to offer coverage to up to 96% of the population. 3's total number of Australian subscribers reached 2,000,000 as of April 2009. Hutchison formerly operated an Australian CDMA network under the Orange brand name. On February 1 2006, it was re-branded as 3 CDMA, and this network was closed as of August 9, 2006. 3 CDMA customers were offered special tariffs and incentives to continue as customers on the 3G network, all customers either moved over to 3's 3G network or to other network providers.

AAPT

AAPT operate their own national voice and data network and are part of the Telecom NZ group with a 4% market share of Australia's total telecommunications market. AAPT provide Australians with great deals for phone, internet and mobile services at home and at work. They offer a range of local and long distance voice, mobile, data and internet solutions for residential, business, government and wholesale customers. AAPT's straight-up plans and bundle deals give you great value on your mobile. Their mobile plans are only available when bundled with an AAPT home phone.

Apple

Apple ignited the personal computer revolution in the 1970s with the Apple II and reinvented the personal computer in the 1980s with the Macintosh. Today, Apple continues to lead the industry in innovation with its award-winning computers, OS X operating system and iLife and professional applications. Apple is also spearheading the digital media revolution with its iPod portable music and video players and iTunes online store, and has entered the mobile phone market with its revolutionary iPhone.

Blackberry

BlackBerry smartphones allow you to stay in touch with everything that matters to you while you’re on the go. Email, phone, maps, organizer, applications, games, the Internet and more. Some smartphones even include a media player and/or camera so you really have everything you need in one stylish device. The BlackBerry solution supports leading enterprise email platforms and can be customized to meet the needs of one person or an entire enterprise, to any scale, in any industry. BlackBerry users know exactly where they’re going in life. We’re here to help you get there.

Dodo

Australian owned and operated, Dodo has achieved enormous success in building and establishing a successful telecommunications corporation, providing customers with a full range of products and services. A much smaller company than most of it's competitors, Dodo was also notable for its high number of complaints, almost 6000 disputes recorded over the past year. Nevertheless, that represented a big decline from the almost 20,000 complaints recorded in the previous year.

HTC

HTC Corporation is a Taiwan-based manufacturer of smartphones. The company initially made smartphones based primarily on Microsoft's Windows Mobile software, but in 2009 it began to shift its focus away from Windows Mobile devices, to devices based on the Android operating system. The HTC Dream, marketed by T-Mobile in many countries as the T-Mobile G1, was the first phone to the market that uses the Android mobile device platform. More recently HTC has been seen as a major threat to Apple in the smart phone market this has culminated in a law suit from Apple, claiming that HTC is infringing on patents related to the iPhone.

LG

Due to synergies with Korea's three mobile operators, LG leads the industry. By establishing LG TeleCom in 1996, LG entered the telecommunications/services business with full force. LG then acquired LG Dacom and LG Powercom, laying the foundations for mobile might. Notably, even amid a difficult market environment and fierce competition in 2006, LG's telecom division posted record high sales, establishing telecommunications as LG's mainstream future business.

Mobile Makers

There are several categories of mobile phones, from basic phones to feature rich phones such as phones that play music and take pictures. There are also smartphones, the first smartphone was the Nokia 9000 Communicator in 1996 which incorporated PDA functionality to the basic mobile phone at the time. As technology improvements have been made such as increased processing power of microchips more features have been added to phones, this has meant the concept of the smartphone has evolved, and what was a high-end smartphone five years ago, is a standard phone today. The mobile phone market is a massive market stretching across the world. Nokia Corp. is the largest mobile phone manufacturer with 39% global market share. Apple Inc. is growing fast and now the sixth-largest global vendor by volume and third by revenue.

Motorola

Motorola is known around the world for innovation in communications and is focused on advancing the way the world connects. From broadband communications infrastructure, enterprise mobility and public safety solutions to high-definition video and mobile devices, Motorola is leading the next wave of innovations that enable people, enterprises and governments to be more connected and more mobile. Motorola (NYSE: MOT) had sales of $30.1 billion in 2008.

Nokia

Nokia is a pioneer in mobile telecommunications and the world's leading maker of mobile devices. Today, Nokia are connecting people in new and different ways - fusing advanced mobile technology with personalized services to enable people to stay close to what matters to them. Nokia also provides comprehensive digital map information through NAVTEQ; and equipment, solutions and services for communications networks through Nokia Siemens Networks.

Samsung

From its inception as a small export business in Korea, Samsung has grown to become one of the world's leading electronics companies, specialising in digital appliances and media, semiconductors,memory and system integration. Today Samsung's innovative and top quality products are world recognised, which has seen them become one of the elading mobile phone manufacturer's.

Sony Ericsson

Sony Ericsson is a joint venture by the Japanese consumer electronics company Sony Corporation and the Swedish telecommunications company Ericsson to make mobile phones. The reason for this venture is to combine Sony's consumer electronics expertise with Ericsson's technological leadership in the communications sector. Both companies have stopped making their own mobile phones.

Telstra

Telstra are Australia's oldest and leading telecommunications and information services company, with one of the best known brands in the country. Telstra offer a full range of services and compete in all telecommunications markets throughout Australia, providing more than 9 million Australian fixed line and 10 million mobile services, including 6 million 3G services. In October 2006, Telstra launched our $1.1 billion Next G™ wireless broadband network, which is geographically the world's largest national 3GSM network, and delivers unequalled customer reach and speed across the country. The Next G™ network covers 99 per cent of the Australian population. Turbo-charged with High Speed Packet Access (HSPA), the Next G™ network is Australia's fastest national mobile network with peak network downlink speeds of 14.4Mbps and 1.9Mbps uplink. High speed Next G™ services can deliver information to your compatible mobile, PDA or laptop, within seconds, with download speeds averaging 550kbps to 3Mbps, and upload speeds averaging 300 kbps-1 Mbps

Virgin

Virgin Mobile Australia was founded in October, 2000, as a 50/50 partnership between Virgin Mobile UK and Optus. Virgin Mobile were Australia's first Mobile Virtual Network Operator. In this case the arrangement was to use the Optus network infrastructure but with Virgin management of all aspects of the customer experience including branding of products, customer service and billing. Virgin Mobile sell through over 3500 retail outlets, including Allphones and Telechoice, as well as their own retail stores in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane. Virgin Mobile offers prepaid (including a discount online-only service), standard monthly plans and CAP plans.

Vodafone

Vodafone Australia is a mobile telephone company, a subsidiary of Vodafone Hutchison Australia. Vodafone Australia was formerly a wholly owned subsidiary of Vodafone Plc (which is based in the UK). On the 10th of June 2009, after ACCC approval, Vodafone Australia merged with the Australian subsidiary of Hutchison 3G (known by its '3' brand) to become Vodafone Hutchison Australia Pty Ltd, owned by Hutchison Telecommunications Australia (a subsidiary of Hutchison Whampoa) and Vodafone Group PLC on a 50-50 basis. Phone products include prepaid and postpaid mobile services, on GSM and 3G UMTS mobile networks. Vodafone live! is Vodafone's mobile Internet service. The GSM mobile service on 900 MHz and 1800 MHz covers 94.52% of the population. The 3G 2100 MHz UMTS network is available in metro areas of major cities and some larger regional centres covering 80% of the population. Expansion of the 3G UMTS network using 900 MHz to equal or surpass the GSM coverage is due to be completed by 31 August 2009

Optus

Optus is an Australian leader in integrated telecommunications, delivering cutting-edge communications, information technology and entertainment services. In 2001 SingTel became the parent company of Optus, paving the way to become a strong and strategic telecommunications player within the Asia-Pacific region. Optus currently operates 4 separate Mobile Networks in Australia and so it’s important you choose the Network right for you and your purposes. Optus Dual Band network - 96% population coverage Optus 3G single band network - 80% population coverage Optus 2G Network - 96% population coverage Optus Thuraya Satellite Network - 100% population coverageRead More...

3

Hutchison introduced the "Three" network in Australia in 2003, through its majority ownership of Hutchison Telecom Australia Ltd (HTAL). As of June 2009, HTAL now owns 50% of the merged Vodafone Hutchison Australia Pty Ltd, containing both the "Three" and "Vodafone" networks. Three operates a 2100 MHz 3G network in a 50/50 partnership with Telstra (the radio networks are shared, the core networks are separate), covering approximately 56% of Australia's population. The 3G network covers Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth, the Gold Coast, Canberra, Geelong, Frankston and Wollongong. In areas not covered by 3's 3G network, customers roam on Telstra's GSM/GPRS/EDGE or UMTS networks. This agreement allows 3 to offer coverage to up to 96% of the population. 3's total number of Australian subscribers reached 2,000,000 as of April 2009. Hutchison formerly operated an Australian CDMA network under the Orange brand name. On February 1 2006, it was re-branded as 3 CDMA, and this network was closed as of August 9, 2006. 3 CDMA customers were offered special tariffs and incentives to continue as customers on the 3G network, all customers either moved over to 3's 3G network or to other network providers.

3

Hutchison introduced the "Three" network in Australia in 2003, through its majority ownership of Hutchison Telecom Australia Ltd (HTAL). As of June 2009, HTAL now owns 50% of the merged Vodafone Hutchison Australia Pty Ltd, containing both the "Three" and "Vodafone" networks. Three operates a 2100 MHz 3G network in a 50/50 partnership with Telstra (the radio networks are shared, the core networks are separate), covering approximately 56% of Australia's population. The 3G network covers Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth, the Gold Coast, Canberra, Geelong, Frankston and Wollongong. In areas not covered by 3's 3G network, customers roam on Telstra's GSM/GPRS/EDGE or UMTS networks. This agreement allows 3 to offer coverage to up to 96% of the population. 3's total number of Australian subscribers reached 2,000,000 as of April 2009. Hutchison formerly operated an Australian CDMA network under the Orange brand name. On February 1 2006, it was re-branded as 3 CDMA, and this network was closed as of August 9, 2006. 3 CDMA customers were offered special tariffs and incentives to continue as customers on the 3G network, all customers either moved over to 3's 3G network or to other network providers.

AAPT

AAPT operate their own national voice and data network and are part of the Telecom NZ group with a 4% market share of Australia's total telecommunications market. AAPT provide Australians with great deals for phone, internet and mobile services at home and at work. They offer a range of local and long distance voice, mobile, data and internet solutions for residential, business, government and wholesale customers. AAPT's straight-up plans and bundle deals give you great value on your mobile. Their mobile plans are only available when bundled with an AAPT home phone.

AAPT

AAPT operate their own national voice and data network and are part of the Telecom NZ group with a 4% market share of Australia's total telecommunications market. AAPT provide Australians with great deals for phone, internet and mobile services at home and at work. They offer a range of local and long distance voice, mobile, data and internet solutions for residential, business, government and wholesale customers. AAPT's straight-up plans and bundle deals give you great value on your mobile. Their mobile plans are only available when bundled with an AAPT home phone.

Dodo

Australian owned and operated, Dodo has achieved enormous success in building and establishing a successful telecommunications corporation, providing customers with a full range of products and services. A much smaller company than most of it's competitors, Dodo was also notable for its high number of complaints, almost 6000 disputes recorded over the past year. Nevertheless, that represented a big decline from the almost 20,000 complaints recorded in the previous year.

Dodo

Australian owned and operated, Dodo has achieved enormous success in building and establishing a successful telecommunications corporation, providing customers with a full range of products and services. A much smaller company than most of it's competitors, Dodo was also notable for its high number of complaints, almost 6000 disputes recorded over the past year. Nevertheless, that represented a big decline from the almost 20,000 complaints recorded in the previous year.

Mobile Companies

There are three major mobile phone carriers—Telstra, Optus and Vodafone–Hutchison. In June 2009, Vodafone and Hutchison merged their operations to form a new entity called Vodafone Hutchison Australia. Mobile phone carriers control and operate their own infrastructure (i.e. mobile phone towers and associated equipment), as well as providing mobile phone services. There are also other mobile phone service providers that resell services from the mobile phone carriers. These include, AAPT and Dodo Mobile (that resell services from Vodafone's network) and Virgin Mobile (that resell services from Optus' network).

Mobile Companies

There are three major mobile phone carriers—Telstra, Optus and Vodafone–Hutchison. In June 2009, Vodafone and Hutchison merged their operations to form a new entity called Vodafone Hutchison Australia. Mobile phone carriers control and operate their own infrastructure (i.e. mobile phone towers and associated equipment), as well as providing mobile phone services. There are also other mobile phone service providers that resell services from the mobile phone carriers. These include, AAPT and Dodo Mobile (that resell services from Vodafone's network) and Virgin Mobile (that resell services from Optus' network).

Telstra

Telstra are Australia's oldest and leading telecommunications and information services company, with one of the best known brands in the country. Telstra offer a full range of services and compete in all telecommunications markets throughout Australia, providing more than 9 million Australian fixed line and 10 million mobile services, including 6 million 3G services. In October 2006, Telstra launched our $1.1 billion Next G™ wireless broadband network, which is geographically the world's largest national 3GSM network, and delivers unequalled customer reach and speed across the country. The Next G™ network covers 99 per cent of the Australian population. Turbo-charged with High Speed Packet Access (HSPA), the Next G™ network is Australia's fastest national mobile network with peak network downlink speeds of 14.4Mbps and 1.9Mbps uplink. High speed Next G™ services can deliver information to your compatible mobile, PDA or laptop, within seconds, with download speeds averaging 550kbps to 3Mbps, and upload speeds averaging 300 kbps-1 Mbps

Telstra

Telstra are Australia's oldest and leading telecommunications and information services company, with one of the best known brands in the country. Telstra offer a full range of services and compete in all telecommunications markets throughout Australia, providing more than 9 million Australian fixed line and 10 million mobile services, including 6 million 3G services. In October 2006, Telstra launched our $1.1 billion Next G™ wireless broadband network, which is geographically the world's largest national 3GSM network, and delivers unequalled customer reach and speed across the country. The Next G™ network covers 99 per cent of the Australian population. Turbo-charged with High Speed Packet Access (HSPA), the Next G™ network is Australia's fastest national mobile network with peak network downlink speeds of 14.4Mbps and 1.9Mbps uplink. High speed Next G™ services can deliver information to your compatible mobile, PDA or laptop, within seconds, with download speeds averaging 550kbps to 3Mbps, and upload speeds averaging 300 kbps-1 Mbps

Virgin Mobile

Virgin Mobile Australia was founded in October, 2000, as a 50/50 partnership between Virgin Mobile UK and Optus. Virgin Mobile were Australia's first Mobile Virtual Network Operator. In this case the arrangement was to use the Optus network infrastructure but with Virgin management of all aspects of the customer experience including branding of products, customer service and billing. Virgin Mobile sell through over 3500 retail outlets, including Allphones and Telechoice, as well as their own retail stores in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane. Virgin Mobile offers prepaid (including a discount online-only service), standard monthly plans and CAP plans.

Virgin Mobile

Virgin Mobile Australia was founded in October, 2000, as a 50/50 partnership between Virgin Mobile UK and Optus. Virgin Mobile were Australia's first Mobile Virtual Network Operator. In this case the arrangement was to use the Optus network infrastructure but with Virgin management of all aspects of the customer experience including branding of products, customer service and billing. Virgin Mobile sell through over 3500 retail outlets, including Allphones and Telechoice, as well as their own retail stores in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane. Virgin Mobile offers prepaid (including a discount online-only service), standard monthly plans and CAP plans.

Vodafone

Vodafone Australia is a mobile telephone company, a subsidiary of Vodafone Hutchison Australia. Vodafone Australia was formerly a wholly owned subsidiary of Vodafone Plc (which is based in the UK). On the 10th of June 2009, after ACCC approval, Vodafone Australia merged with the Australian subsidiary of Hutchison 3G (known by its '3' brand) to become Vodafone Hutchison Australia Pty Ltd, owned by Hutchison Telecommunications Australia (a subsidiary of Hutchison Whampoa) and Vodafone Group PLC on a 50-50 basis. Phone products include prepaid and postpaid mobile services, on GSM and 3G UMTS mobile networks. Vodafone live! is Vodafone's mobile Internet service. The GSM mobile service on 900 MHz and 1800 MHz covers 94.52% of the population. The 3G 2100 MHz UMTS network is available in metro areas of major cities and some larger regional centres covering 80% of the population. Expansion of the 3G UMTS network using 900 MHz to equal or surpass the GSM coverage is due to be completed by 31 August 2009

Vodafone

Vodafone Australia is a mobile telephone company, a subsidiary of Vodafone Hutchison Australia. Vodafone Australia was formerly a wholly owned subsidiary of Vodafone Plc (which is based in the UK). On the 10th of June 2009, after ACCC approval, Vodafone Australia merged with the Australian subsidiary of Hutchison 3G (known by its '3' brand) to become Vodafone Hutchison Australia Pty Ltd, owned by Hutchison Telecommunications Australia (a subsidiary of Hutchison Whampoa) and Vodafone Group PLC on a 50-50 basis. Phone products include prepaid and postpaid mobile services, on GSM and 3G UMTS mobile networks. Vodafone live! is Vodafone's mobile Internet service. The GSM mobile service on 900 MHz and 1800 MHz covers 94.52% of the population. The 3G 2100 MHz UMTS network is available in metro areas of major cities and some larger regional centres covering 80% of the population. Expansion of the 3G UMTS network using 900 MHz to equal or surpass the GSM coverage is due to be completed by 31 August 2009