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News: Lycamobile Removes Bonus Data from Plans

Hot on the heels of the recent irregularity experienced on Lycamobile’s data service, reported several days ago, today Lycamobile sent its users a message with new data bundle pricing. In effect, this indicates that the bonus data allocation will no … Continue reading

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Lycamobile Data: A Routing Issue or Malicious Blocking?

It hasn’t quite been a year since I joined the Lycamobile family in the quest for cheap data over the superior Telstra network. While initially their “slowness” took on an almost legendary status, they took some strides to improve their … Continue reading

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Lycamobile Data: No More VPN Shenanigans!

I’ve been with Lycamobile for my data services for a while, mainly due to price and coverage reasons, but one of the biggest drawbacks was the wacky way in which their transit arrangements routed your traffic, resulting in high latencies … Continue reading

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Amaysim: Unlimited now $44.90/mo w/5Gb Data but no free Social Media

It seems like the trend of Optus data price hikes has slowly been reflected in carrier pricing, one of their victims being TPG, which shaved their data offerings, in some cases, hiked the price and killed off free social networking … Continue reading

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Random: Refurbished Asus Laptop, D-Link DDNS, AldiMobile Speeds, etc.

It’s been busy as always, to the point where last week, I didn’t even have the opportunity to put up a random post. As a result, this week, there’s quite a lot of “random” to talk about. Refurbished Asus Laptop … Continue reading

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Random: Opal Stuff, DTRS, Bus Advertising, Drive by Download, etc.

Another week of random, and this week it’s much of the same, focusing on topics such as our public transport network, what’s happening with some MVNOs and drive-by-downloading. The main difference this week – I’m enjoying a day off thanks … Continue reading

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Lycamobile Data: Going a Long Way to Cut Costs on Transit

Update on September 2014: The situation has appeared to have changed, with transit now locally terminated, but the settings remain the same. Readers of this blog will know that I had changed over to Lycamobile for my data service because … Continue reading

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Random: Hiatus, Opal, Station Upgrades, DTRS, CeBIT, Things Breaking

It’s been a long while since my last random post. While the site might seem quiet, the Gough never stops! Amongst the minefield that is my brain, there are many pages and posts which I’ve planned and have intended to bring … Continue reading

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Aldi Mobile: Ain’t no data for you this morning!

I woke this morning to find my AldiMobile data wasn’t functioning. A quick reboot, toggle of the flight mode on and off, and check/change of APN didn’t help either. I checked my credit – it was still there, ready to … Continue reading

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Aldi Mobile Discontinues $35 Plan and 2Gb Data Pack

This post is another post done from a mobile phone, so please bear with me if it’s a bit short. This morning, after connecting to my AldiMobile data service, I received an SMS. The news was not good. It caught … Continue reading

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ALDImobile slashes Unlimited Bolt-On Data Allowance

It was only today that I was activating an ALDImobile service for a family member that I noted a small red box on the homepage indicating of a change to the unlimited bolt-on. When logged in, you will see this: … Continue reading

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Kogan Mobile’s Website Updates with Further News

It appears Kogan Mobile has done a good job of updating their website with news as it happens. Having not visited in a while, they have announced several newsworthy items. First of all was this statement from Telstra here: ispONE … Continue reading

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Impact of Kogan Mobile’s Demise Felt – Porting Delays

This morning, upon checking Aldi Mobile’s website, I was greeted with this banner – The explanation given upon clicking is as follows: Delayed porting and number transfers information Due to the recent issues with Kogan Mobile, the mobile industry is … Continue reading

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Odds and Sods: More Opal and Trains, Creative Ads, Mobile Situation, etc.

I was a little busy over the weekend, so I didn’t have a chance to put together a post of some random stuff I’ve encountered. That being said, I was tied up with numerous different things which I promise, will … Continue reading

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News Flash: The end of all resold Telstra offerings?

At 11:17am, I received this e-mail from Kogan Mobile: Dear , Thank you for joining us on the journey to make mobile access in Australia more affordable. We entered the mobile industry in order to increase competition and give consumers … Continue reading

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Kogan Mobile and Aldi Mobile – apples from the same tree

While some people have been having success with Kogan Mobile, there have been a fairly vocal group of users who were kicked from the network for “overusage” on suspicion of business activity or that sort of thing. Kinda hard to … Continue reading

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Kogan Mobile Quietly Introduces 400Mb/day Limit

After all the praise about Kogan Mobile as well as the annoyances of delayed SIMs, there is another reason to be wary of Kogan Mobile. Upon checking on their webpage today – I had noticed a new, subtle change to … Continue reading

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New MVNO: Aldi Mobile

Another day, another MVNO – this time it’s Aldi Mobile. The German value food supermarket chain has followed in the steps of Woolworths and Kogan in bringing us a mobile service. It launched just this morning at 8:30am … I … Continue reading

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