Category Archives: Smartphones

New iPhone Pricing model announced in Australia – Telstra

With the much anticipated released of Apple’s new iPhone in Australia just around the corner (July 11th) major carriers in Australia are tight lipped with their pricing models. Telstra (the major telco in Australia) recently announced their pricings of the new iPhone.

New iPhone pricing break down - Telstra Australia

  • 8GB iPhone model – $279 upfront on $30/month for 24 months or Free on $80/month plan for 24months
  • 16GB iPhone model – $399 upfront on $30/month for 24 months or Free on $100/month plan for 24 months 

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Smartphones versus Blackberry

My experience with Smartphones and Blackberry

When deciding for a mobile device it comes down to either the Smartphones which run Windows Mobile Operating System or Blackberry by Research In Motion (RIM).

It depends how you look at it but I believe I’ve been fortunate enough (through my current place or employment) to experience both the Smartphones and Blackberry. The business recently decided to ditch the smartphones and move to Blackberry.

In this post I’ll be highlight the pros and cons of these devices based on my experience and feedback from our business users.

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How to unlock i-mate Smartphones for emails

This article applies for the following Smartphones:

  • i-mate SP5
  • i-mate SP Jas
  • i-mate Smartflip

It is also assumed Outlook Mobile Access is enabled and configured on your Microsoft Exchange environment.

In the previous post “How to set up i-mate Smartphone to receive emails from Microsoft Exchange” I covered the main components in setting up smartphone’s to able to receive emails from MS Exchange Server via OMA.

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GPRS Access points for Telstra, Optus and Vodafone Austrlia for Smartphones

With my last post I mentioned you will need to set up the GPRS access points on smartphones to receive emails on the go from Microsoft Exchange 2003 via Outlook Mobile Access.

The list below outlines the GPRS settings required from the 3 major telcos in Australia:

  • Vodafone –
  • Telstra - telstra.wap.mnc001.mcc505.gprs
  • Optus – Enter the access point as “internet” and enter the following DNS: and

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