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Mobiles phones aren’t just for talking these days. We stay connected in a host of ways. We can text, tweet, snap, post, chat, like and share to our heart’s content!

And great news – iiNet now sells smartphones and 4G mobile SIM plans to non-broadband customers. That’s right, now everyone can get mobiilised with iiNet!

We’ve got a great range including the latest Samsung and Apple smartphones. Plus, you’ll be making a marriage made in heaven when you also take out an iiNet 4G mobile SIM plan.

But with so many smartphones around these days, how do you pick the right one?

Here’s a quick checklist of things to consider when choosing your next smartphone.

Operating system

The operating system or OS is the brains of your smartphone. Most people will stick to the same operating system as their current phone, as it’s definitely easier than trying to learn how to use a new system. But buying a new phone is a good chance to explore whether a new operating system might be good for you.

iOS is Apple’s operating system exclusively for use with Apple products like iPhones and iPads. Applications or apps are purchased through Apple’s App store.

Android is Google’s mobile operating system and works on many different types of phones including Samsung, HTC, Huawei, LG, Motorola, Nokia and Sony – making Android the most widely used mobile operating system in the world. Apps are purchased through the Google Play store. (Quick factoid: The different versions of Android have had cute names like Ice Cream Sandwich, Jelly Bean and KitKat, including the current version – Lollipop!)

It’s a good idea to think about the apps and services you currently enjoy. If you use a host of Google services like Google Plus, Google Drive or Google Calendar, using Android will give you better functionality. And don’t forget all your current content – we’re talking apps, music, movies – the whole shebang! Will you be able to access all that if you change operating systems? For example, if you have an iTunes account and have already purchased a lot of movies and music, it might be better to stick with an iPhone.

Brand 

Some people feel very loyal to one type of brand of phone. Others are happy to revaluate the market with each new purchase. We sell both Samsung and Apple smartphones – both are very popular, reliable and have loads of bells and whistles – it’s just a matter of taste.

Overall size

Would you like a comfortable fit in your hand or pocket? Or do you enjoy watching movies and videos and like the idea of a bigger screen? Remember the size of the display or screen is provided as the “diagonal” as you would measure from one corner to the diagonal opposite corner. The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 is our biggest phone with a whopping 5.7 inch screen!

The technical nitty gritty

Touch ID fingerprint sensor, wireless connectivity, connectors – there’s a lot of smarts behind every smartphone. But don’t worry we’ve compiled all this information for each phone in an easy to read summary. When browsing smartphones on the iiNet website you’ll see a little link that says “Download Full Tech Specs” just like in the image below. Just hit that link and you’ll see the full summary – easy! 

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Price tag

We have the latest and greatest smartphones but we also stock reliable phones for the budget conscious or for those who just don’t use those extra features. (No need to pay for something you’re not going to use.) For example, the Samsung Galaxy ACE 3 is available from $12 per month while the Samsung Galaxy Express is only $16 per month.

Plus you also have the option to buy your handset outright, or in monthly repayments – the choice is yours. Just like yoga – we’re nice and flexible!

Would you like a plan with that?

Want to combine great coverage with cutting-edge technology? We have a range of 4G mobile SIM plans that you can buddy with any of our smartphones.

Alternatively, take the SIM-only option and get connected with us while using your own smartphone. You can keep your existing mobile number too!

Our plans will work on 4G, 3G, and 2G networks, depending on coverage in your area and your handset’s capabilities. (Tip: check out the iiNet mobile coverage map.)

So stay connected and get mobiilised – thanks to iiNet!

17 comments

  1. John says:

    Why have you left out Windows Phone?

    You sell it – http://www.iinet.net.au/phone/mobile-phones/handsets/samsung-ativ-s/

  2. Leo says:

    Notice you’re advertising an open day for 2013 – you guys got a time machine now?

  3. Garry says:

    Waiting for iinet to use the Telstra mobile network as it is the only one that covers remote area that I am often in. I am also waiting to see coverage of Telstra’s new 4GX before updating my Motorola smart phone which has 3 or4 bar coverage on our rural block where iPhone 5 & 6 plus several tested Samsung have no reception. (And how do we test a new phone without buying it?)

  4. kris corby says:

    can you tell me if you now have mobile coverage in the Bruce Rock area

    • Amy Pearce says:

      Hey Kris,

      You can check our Network coverage here!
      If you would like to chat about plans and devices, please get in touch with Sales on 13 19 17.

      – Amy

  5. Andrew says:

    Windows Phone 8 is the other major player in smart phone operating systems sported by the Microsoft / Nokia Lumia series. There are also Symbian and BlackBerry OSs. Both are on the decline as Nokia is distancing themselves with Symbian by having outsourced and discontinued Developer support. BlackBerry is losing ground to iOS with Australian businesses and American Government departments switching from BlackBerry handheld devices to iPhones. I have had Nokia mobile phones from their 2100 model until the E7-00 then switched to the iPhone 4S as Apple had far surpassed Nokia’s software. Synchronising between my MacBooks and Nokia phones wasn’t possible so it was a manual process of Bluetooth file sharing and double entry – something I was use to, having Windows PCs and other devices with various operating systems.

  6. Joe Zahra says:

    What is the price of the Iphone 5 per month.

    • Amy Pearce says:

      Hey Joe,

      You can check all the monthly pricing for our Mobile Devices here.
      Sales can also be contacted on 13 19 17.

      – Amy

  7. Igor says:

    Have to agree with John. No matter how small a market share, WP is with us, and may I suggest it will remain with us in one form or another for a while. Also, Nokia in a smart-phone format is associated more with Windows Phone than with Android, although Nokia X was an Android set while it lasted.

    Cheers!

  8. chris hughes says:

    I live 300 kms north of Perth will this unit work in the country or is it tied to a metro carrier ?

    • Amy Pearce says:

      Hi Chris,

      You can check our Network Coverage here to see if our Mobile services are available in your area.

      Cheers, Amy.

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  10. Catherine Dein says:

    I would like to tell you how disappointed I am with your service and Optus. And to let you know I shall be moving from your services after Christmas.

    Once I used to have a Mobile Service and good reception at home now I get very little or none.

    So I can not see why I am still paying your bills on time every month. I have made two really long phone calls to you to have the problem looked into only to be told that Optus is right that there is service in this area and I the one with the problem is wrong.

    Well it is time to part company if you are not prepared to look into a good customers complaints.

    Catherine Dein Port Macquarie

    • Amy Pearce says:

      Hi Catherine,

      If coverage has suddenly dropped off after working okay up to this point, you may want to try your SIM in another device.
      Potentially there is some receiving issues with the devices antenna.
      If you have tried this, we could also organise a replacement SIM to see if that changes the connection.

      Support can assist with all of these steps.

      – Amy

  11. Gervin Samarawickrama says:

    Do not Phone me, only by e-mail. I already have a mobile that i got from Vodaphone. What shall I do?

    • Amy Pearce says:

      Hey Gervin,

      You can port your mobile number over from Vodafone to an iiNet SIM plan, no problem at all.
      Give our Sales Team a call to start the process 13 19 17.

      – Amy

  12. Deme says:

    I totally agree with Garry, use the Telstra network and you will have 3 more customers. I’m currently looking at iPhone plans. My brother was with Optus and due to the numerous problems he was having with reception he changed to Telstra. Funny he has not had any problems since changing.

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