Australia

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[edit] Cellular Operators

[edit] Exetel

HSPA APN settings

  • username: (blank)
  • password: (blank)
  • APN name: exetel1

Mobile APN settings

  • username: (blank)
  • password: (blank)
  • APN name: YESINTERNET

Mobile APN settings

  • username: (blank)
  • password: (blank)
  • APN name: INTERNET

[edit] Crazy Johns

Crazy John's is a Mobile Virtual Network Operator through the Vodafone network, dealing directly with customers and offering its own competitive mobile phone deals and plans.

APN settings

  • username: (blank)
  • password: (blank)
  • APN name: purtona.net

[edit] Optus

Optus owns and operates five satellites.The Optus Thuraya Service provides access to the Optus GSM Digital Mobile Network and in the case of satellite, the Thuraya Satellite Network. The Optus 2G network covers 96% of the Australian population, making it ideal for users who live or travel to regional areas of Australia.

APN settings

  • username: (blank)
  • password: (blank)
  • APN name: internet

Prepaid data sim APN settings

  • username: (blank)
  • password: (blank)
  • APN name: preconnect

[edit] Telstra

Telstra operates at the forefront of 3G/HSPA device technology: Launched the world's first commercial rated mobile device delivering typical customer speeds up to 8Mbps (The Sierra Wireless 306) The world's first HS DPA /HSUPA data card delivering typical customer download speeds up to 3Mbps (The Sierra Wireless AC 880) Launched the world's first rated HS DPA handset delivering typical customer download speeds up to 3Mbps (The Samsung A811).

APN settings

  • username: (blank)
  • password: (blank)
  • APN name: telstra.internet or telstra.wap
  • MMS Settings:
    • APN name: Telstra.mms
    • MMSC: http://mmsc.telstra.com:8002/
    • Proxy: 010.001.001.180
    • Proxy port: 80

[edit] Three

Three operates a 2100 MHz 3G network in a 50/50 partnership with Telstra[2] (the radio networks are shared, the core networks are separate), covering approximately 56% of Australia's population.

APN settings

  • username: a
  • password: a
  • APN name: 3netaccess

[edit] Virgin

The exact coverage you'll get depends on your phone

Network/Phone

  • 2G
  • 3G dual band (2100Mhz/900Mhz)
  • 3G single band (2100Mhz)

Coverage

  • 97%
  • 97%
  • 80%

Types of services

  • Text, talk and GPRS services
  • As per 2G + video calls, internet, mobile broadband
  • As per 2G + video calls, internet, mobile broadband

APN settings

  • username: (blank)
  • password: (blank)
  • APN name: VirginInternet

[edit] Vodafone

Vodafone's 3G network operates on UMTS 2100Mhz. In smaller regional areas with Vodafone coverage, Vodafone's 3G network operates on UMTS 900Mhz. All 3G 900Mhz devices available from Vodafone are 2100Mhz compatible.

APN settings

  • username: (blank)
  • password: (blank)
  • APN name: vfinternet.au
  • APN name for iPad, prepaid data sim: vfprepaymbb

[edit] Prepaid plans

[edit] Telstra

Telstra Pre-Paid Starter Kit includes AUD$30/ 31$ with a 30 day expiry period. For more information, see

The PAYG rate within Australia will apply automatically unless you select a Browse Plus Pack:

GPRS: 2.2Ac per KB or part thereof (AUD$22.53 per MB); or
3G: 0.2c per KB or part therof (AUD$2.00 per MB)

Browse Plus Pack

  • AUD$5: 30MB activation:BROWSEPLUS5 to 1257587
  • AUD$10: 200MB activation:BROWSEPLUS10 to 1257587
  • AUD$20: 700MB activation:BROWSEPLUS20 to 1257587
  • AUD$39: 1GB activation:BROWSEPLUS39 to 1257587
  • AUD$49: 3GB activation:BROWSEPLUS49 to 1257587
  • AUD$59: 4GB activation:BROWSEPLUS59 to 1257587

Unused data expires in 30 days. Usage excludes content and international roaming charges. For more information, see Telstra Prepaid Browse Plus Packs


iPad Data Rates

$30 Micro-SIM starter pack includes 1GB with a 30 day expiry period. The following recharge denomniations are available:

  • AUD$20: 1GB (AUD$0.02 per MB)
  • AUD$30: 3GB (AUD$0.01 per MB)
  • AUD$60: 6GB (AUD$0.01 per MB)
  • AUD$80: 9GB (AUD$0.0089 per MB)
  • AUD$100: 12GB (AUD$0.0083 per MB)

Each data recharge is valid for 30 days from the date of purchase. Note that data is charged against the account balance at the per-MB rate of the most recent data recharge, so you never want to "top up" your account balance at a lower rate than your current balance. For more information, see Telstra's website

[edit] Where to buy

Sold in a Telstra stores

[edit] Sim Sizes

MicroSim for iPads available

[edit] Vodafone

Although the Vodafone network has a smaller coverage footprint than Optus or Telstra GSM networks, it still is quite reasonable covering 94% of the population.

Ipad Prepay - You can pick up a microsim in any vodafone store for nothing (Or order online for 50cents postage and handling)

Recharge rates:

  • $9.95 gets you 250MB, credit lasts 30 DAYS
  • $14.95 gets you 1GB, credit lasts 30 DAYS
  • $29.95 gets you 4GB, credit lasts 30 DAYS
  • $49.95 gets you UNLIMITED for 30 DAYS.
  • $100 gets you 6GB, credit lasts 180 DAYS
  • $150 gets you 12GB, credit lasts 365 DAYS


[edit] Three Mobile

Three was the first to provide 3G services in Australia, although this has been largely eliminated as a point of difference. 3 only covers the major population centres of the state capitals and a few regional centres - the remainder of the country is Roaming on Telstra, for which data is charged at AU$2 / MB. Recently 3 merged with Vodafone, with integration steadily proceeding this promises to replace the roaming agreement and provide Australia-wide non-roaming coverage.

There are four prepaid data-only bundles available on 3:

  • AUD 15.00/month: 500MB, plus 10 free SMS;
  • AUD 29.00/month: 2GB, plus 10 free SMS;
  • AUD 49.00/month: 4GB, plus 10 free SMS;
  • AUD 149.00/month: 12GB, plus 10 free SMS;

[edit] VoIP applications

[edit] GPS and other navigation applications

[edit] Restaurants, hotels and other recommendation applications

[edit] Social Networking applications

[edit] Special Travel applications

[edit] Wi Fi Networks

[edit] References

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