Stories by Adam Bender

Australia to assign ‘05’ mobile numbers to prevent run out

Australia will start assigning “05” phone numbers to mobile users in an effort to avoid number exhaustion, the Australian Communications and Media Authority said. The ACMA revised the <I>Telecommunications Number Plan 1977</I> to implement that and two other changes [[artnid: 410749|proposed earlier this year]].

CommBank fights rivals with Android payment station

Commonwealth Bank is betting that an EFTPOS terminal that looks like a tablet will give it the edge over competitors. The bank just announced Pi, a smart point-of-sale payment platform embracing modern touch-screen technology and apps.

Optus to make small businesses' websites

Optus will do the work of making a website for small and medium businesses with My SiteOnline, the first in a suite of planned SMB services called My BizOnline.

Family Court seeks network refresh

The Family Court of Australia wants to replace ageing network equipment nationally, and build and fit a new design, according to a tender published 13 July.

TCP code usage warnings won't stop bill shock: WhistleOut

Bill shock will perpetuate even with SMS usage warnings required by the revised Telecommunications Consumer Protection (TCP) code, said WhistleOut director Cameron Craig. Carriers should instead let customer place a “hard stop” on their phone accounts when they reach limits, he said.

Qantas, Telstra aim for green skies with iPads for pilots

Qantas and Telstra hope to reduce airplane paper by giving iPads to pilots. The companies have been working to secure approval from the Civil Aviation Safety Authority and hope to distribute the first iPads in September, according to Telstra and CASA.

InMobi sees tablet explosion on mobile ad network

InMobi reported 34 per cent growth in tablet impressions on its Australian mobile advertising network in the last three months. New Zealand experienced a 78 per cent growth in tablet impressions the second quarter, it said.