Posts Tagged ‘Mobile Phones’
Customers of ONE may have noticed recently that we’ve been offering Android Mobile Phones through our handset store.
The first question most customers ask is “What is Android?“, so this article helps explain what Android is, and why it’s so good.
Android is essentially the software that runs many of today’s new smart phones, and is in use by some of the best mobile phone makers in the world, including LG, HTC, Samsung, Motorola, Sony Ericsson and more.
Android is made by Google, and it’s integration with Google’s products and services is the best available.
Android has all of the usual things you would expect of your modern smart phone, including access to 3G Data networks, web browsing capabilities, most phones have touch screeens and access to WiFi networks to save on data costs, and of course you can make and receive calls and SMS messages.
The Google search feature operated by your own voice is truly amazing. Just speak the word, destination or item you’re looking for into your phone, and it will return results from Google. This is great if you’re travelling and looking for some entertainment, or a restaurant for example, similarly the Google Maps and Navigation act as your SatNav and are great when you’re exploring new places, or just trying to find your destination
Gmail integration is amazing for business users, or anyone who frequently uses, and likes access to their email on the go.
Aside from all the Great Google based features, you have access to Social networking, including Facebook, twitter and more, with all of your unified messaging in one place, and there are loads of great free and paid applications available in the Android market place.
Android is one of the fastest growing mobile platforms, overtaking iPhone’s IOS, and even Nokia have bowed out of the operating system game, conceding it’s Symbian operating system will not be the mobile phone platform of the future, instead entering a partnership with Microsoft to deliver Windows based mobile phones.
Contact ONE today, and ask about our range of Android mobile phones. Ph: 133 001.
Did you know? Over 85% of Australians own a mobile phone†. Of that 85% many people have owned several handsets over the past 10 years, but only very few of us actually recycle the handset when we upgrade to a newer phone. Some people may pass on their old phone to a friend or relative, and many of us are guilty of either letting the phone sit in a drawer somewhere at home, or simply throw it in the bin, to fill up wastelands.
Mobile phones contain a variety of potentially poisonous metals, including cadmium, lead, nickel, mercury, manganese, lithium, zinc, arsenic, antimony, beryllium, and copper. If these metals aren’t properly disposed of, they can be hazardous to our environment.
There are smart ways to recycle your mobile phone, and ensure that the bi-products of the phone are responsibly disposed of so they don’t harm us or our environment.
- Pass it on – To a friend or family member who will get great use out of it
- Recycle your phone – using a responsible recycling organisation, such as Mobile Muster
- Spread The Word – inform your friends, colleagues and family about their recycling options next time they show off their fancy new phone.
ONE is now proud to be participating in the Mobile Muster mobile recycling program.
Every new mobile handset shipped by ONE will be accompanied by a Postage-Paid Satchel to recycle your old unwanted handset.
Customers simply need to fill in their details on the back of the satchel and sign the declaration. Then remove the SIM card and battery from the phone. Place the battery into one compartment of the satchel, and the charger and phone into the other compartment of satchel.
Once sealed, you simply drop the satchel in the nearest post box to be processed for recycling by Mobile Muster.
Things you should know:
- Keep or destroy your old SIM card – it may contain your contact or other sensitive information.
- Batteries must be removed from the phone and stored in the separate compartment of the satchel for safety reasons.
- Follow instructions on the Mobile Muster pack.
If you are not a customer of ONE, or have more than one Mobile Phone to be recycled, simply log on to www.mobilemuster.com.au and order additional satchels.
Despite his many criticisms, Senator Stephen Conroy seems to be doing some good for the telecommunications sector in Australia by teaming up the DBCDE with the New Zealand Ministry of Economic Development to work towards reducing mobile voice roaming rates between Australian and New Zealand which are claimed to be absorbanent.
This positive move from the Labour Senator is welcome news to travellers, who are stung with huge phone bills that, according to Comms Day report this week, netted Telstra up to $390 million in roaming revenue for 2009 alone.
It is reported that network operators margins on roaming are increased by 400% compared to local calls, however operating expenses involved in delivering the service allegedly only cost the Telcos around 20% more than the cost of a local call.
We look forward to seeing any downward pressure on the price of roaming mobile calls, and hope the initiative between Australia and New Zealand sets an example for the rest of the Telco regulatory bodies around the globe to look at reducing their costs, to benefit the increasing number of global travellers.
ONE announces Free Unlimited SMS * on all Medium, Large and Extra-Large Mobile Phone Plans.
That’s right, text all of your friends on any network in Australia, as much as you like for free when you sign up to any of our Medium, Large or Extra Large Mobile Phone Plans. Plus you get a free Nokia handset when you sign on to a 24 month contract.†
These great plans not only offer great value with a Free Phone and Unlimited SMS, but they’re also very affordable:
- Medium Mobile Plan is $30.00 with 50 minutes of calls and Unlimited SMS
- Large Mobile Plan is $50.00 with 100 minutes of calls and Unlimited SMS
- Extra Large Mobile Plan is $80.00 with 250 minutes of calls and Unlimited SMS
See our Mobile Phone Plans for more details.
* Note: Offer not available on Small Mobile Plans. Does not include Premium 19 number SMS or International SMS. Fair use policy applies. Standard charges apply on International and Premium 19 number SMS. Call charges apply for usage over the plans respective cap. Refer to the ONE website for full terms & conditions
† Free Nokia is provided to customers signing on to a 24 month contract. Handsets vary depending on availability and plan type. Refer to the ONE website for more information.