Best broadband apps for your iPhone
- Available on iOS and Android
- Dodo offers VOIP function on your smartphone
- Optus and Telstra offer free video content
Most Internet Service Providers (ISP) have an app for their service and while they are all useful, some are also innovative and fun. Either way, if you have an iPhone, you may want to grab one of these free apps designed to make your life easier.
iPrimus broadband customers have a great new app to play with. Customers can use it to ask for a call back from customer service or tech support or monitor their broadband usage, so it is very handy. But the best part of the app is the 'duel' game, where customers can challenge iPrimus staff to win an extra 1GB of data for the month.
Initially launched for Apple products, an Android version is on the way. Call iPrimus on 1300 137 794 for more information on broadband plans.
iiNet's iPhone app allows users to make the most of Freezone, iiNet's unmetered content. This includes videos from TED Talks, sports, documentaries and more. Online radio from a range of stations is also available, and users can create their own playlists within the app.
A usage meter, tech support and network status updates are also included. iiNet has added a quirky extra too, called CoffeeCam, which is a webcam broadcasting photos of its call centre. Call iiNet on 1300 106 571.
Going the extra mile, Internode has three apps available through the app store. Node Wi-Fi locates the nearest Internode Wi-Fi hotspot, which customers can connect to for free (or the price of a cup of coffee in some cases) while out and about. NodeInfo allows customers to check their current, and historical, broadband useage, as well as network status updates.
Finally, Games On Net is Internode's gaming app, where customers can read news, review and view trailers. For Internode plans, call 1300 106 571.
While TPG has not created its own app, TPG recommends Consume, a free app for the iPhone which tracks broadband usage for a number of different providers from 18 countries. Consume will work with TPG, Optus, iPrimus, iiNet, Internode and many other providers, including mobile broadband providers.
Consume is a particularly useful app as it will also keep track of your spending on your transport, including Myki (for Melbourne commuters), SmartRider (WA) and several toll road e-cards. In addition, this clever app will look after your air miles, store card points and even track your packages. For TPG broadband plans, call 1300 106 571.
Optus has a number of apps for its mobile and broadband customers including Optus Navigator (for 3G customers only), a real-time GPS navigation application for the iPhone, My Account for tracking call and data use for iPhone customers, and TV & Video, an app allowing Optus customers to watch sporting events, ABC, SBS fo free and other channels for a subscription. Call Optus on 1300 137 897 for more information on plans.
Dodo has a Dodo Phone app allowing iPhone owners to use its VoIP application either over their home Wi-Fi or while out and about on 3G. This app is free to download but you'll need a Dodo VoIP account. Give Dodo a call on 1300 136 793 for more details on plans.
Exetel also offers a VoIP application, Exetel MoIP (Mobile calls over IP). While the app costs $2.49 to download, it does come with a DID (Direct In Dial) number. Call rates are cheap, which is ideal for those on a pre-paid phone or on a small cap. Give us a call on 1300 106 571 for Exetel broadband plans.