Optus has introduced an australia-first innovation ‘optus pause’, giving customers the ability to pause notifications and connectivity distractions.
Whether it’s study time, bed time, dinner time or personal time, Optus Pause means users can temporarily pause connectivity on all, or some, of their Optus home and Optus mobile devices simultaneously.
Optus Pause is free and exclusive to Optus customers on selected postpaid, prepaid and home plans.
Clive Dickens, Vice President of TV, Content and Product Development at Optus said, “as a technology company, we know the positive role that connectivity plays in the everyday lives of Australians, but we also understand that sometimes our love of staying connected 24/7 can create distractions for ourselves, our families, our friends, our work colleagues.”
“Optus Pause empowers our customers to balance their connected time so a face-to-face business meeting can be social-media-update-free or family dinner time can be about the conservation, not missed snaps, and sleep time can be absent from ‘pings’.”
Optus Pause is available now through the My Optus app and allows home and mobile customers to easily manage their time online by deciding when they would like to pause and take a connectivity break. Customers can set a timer for how long they want their connectivity pause to last, and on what devices.
If users want to reconnect before the pause is over, they can do it with the click of a button.
“Optus is pioneering digital and customer innovation through a ‘one click’ solution that works across mobile and home WiFi connections, across Optus connected services, and all devices connected via WiFi on Optus nbn plans with the latest Optus supplied modems, on the same account and household,” Dickens said.
Optus Pause will be rolled out in a phased approach.
Please login with linkedin to commentOptus
Back in June 2020, QMS pulled off a major coup, snaring the City of Sydney’s outdoor assets away from rival JCDeceaux in a 10 year deal reported to be worth $300 million. COVID has made the changeover and erection of new street furniture challenging, but here B&T chats with Jemma Enright who joined the business […]
According to a new study by Gemini, the meteoric rise and subsequent volatility of Bitcoin has many Aussies considering whether digital assets have a place in an investment portfolio, often comparing cryptocurrencies against more traditional asset classes, such as property. Now, as concerns grow over inflation and the economic slump – motivating many investors to look […]
Facebook has officially released the campaign for the succinctly named Ray-Ban Stories: First-Generation Smart Glasses. The Ray-Ban Stories are, according to Facebook’s official release, “smart glasses that give you a new way to capture photos and video, share your adventures and listen to music or take phone calls.” They are the product of a collab […]
M&C Saatchi creatives Sam Rowlands and Jason Leigh talk about their personal creative pursuits, and how it informs their advertising. Then they decided that, as they hadn’t seen each other in a long time, they’d prefer to interview each other… Sam Rowlands — art director/painter/sculptor/fashion designer (as interviewed by Jason Leigh) Sam forgot about our […]
Esports organisation ORDER has announced the appointment of Michael Speakman as its new Head of Commercial. As part of ORDER’s expansion, Speakman will help navigate new commercial opportunities by offering a creative space for brands to connect, level up and deliver partnerships across the gaming ecosystem. ORDER continues to sustain its rapid expansion by appointing a […]
Hivestack, the leading global programmatic digital out of home (DOOH) ad tech company today announced a partnership with Clear Channel Outdoor Americas (CCOA), the US based business of Clear Channel Outdoor Holdings: one of the world’s largest outdoor advertising companies. Through this new partnership, CCOA will offer advertisers a way to buy DOOH inventory programmatically […]
Samsung Electronics Australia has this week announced the lineup of five budding recording artists for its UNDSCVRD competition, a TikTok docu-style reality series aimed to bring the spotlight to the rising music talent in the country. The series, presented by Samsung Galaxy, brings together five musical talents from across the country who were hand-picked by […]
Independent media agency Kaimera has recruited five new team members to manage its continued growth, following several new client wins including Britbox, Campos and Under Armour. Daniel Miller (pictured above) has joined from News Connect, where he was an associate programmatic trader, in the newly created role of platforms manager. In the role, he will […]
The sexiest singles in the nation (according to Channel Nine, at least) are back on airwaves with Love Island Australia on Monday, October 4, at 9.00pm after The Block on Channel 9 and 9Now. Aussie sweetheart Sophie Monk will return to host (and play Cupid) alongside new addition, comedian Stephen Mullan a narrator, in the world-renowned reality TV […]
Yotpo is officially expanding into Australia, off the back of significant market growth with massive Aussie names, a landmark investment from Shopify and a plan to help local Aussie e-comm explode. Yotpo’s ANZ userbase includes names like Zoe Foster Blake’s $180M Go-To Skin Care, e-commerce fashion queen Princess Polly, and billion-dollar streetwear brand Culture Kings, […]