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Meetings During the Week 26 - 31 January 2015

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Sydney Mechanics'
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280 Pitt Street, Sydney

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Hello and Welcome,
The first Main Meeting of the Sydney PC User Group for 2015 will be held on Tuesday and Alex Zaharov-Reutt's comments about the presenter are below. 
Tuesday 27 January - MAIN Meeting - 5:30pm - 8:30pm
A fresh new year has arrived at last, with plenty of exciting tech developments to come throughout 2015 - including in the competitive prepaid voice and data space to keep us all connected on the go. 
So, we're starting the year with our special guest Anuraag Mohan (Anu), who is Boost Mobile's General Manager of Digital, Platforms & Engagement.
Anu will not only give us an overview of the MVNO (mobile virtual network operator) prepaid phone/data market in Australia, but will showcase Boost Mobile's prepaid deals and the network is uses, which is Telstra's 3.5G/Next G network to deliver superior coverage and data.
Anu will explain Boost's headline $40 UNLTD plan, which offers unlimited calling to mobiles and landlines in Australia (including 13 and 18 numbers), the included 2.5GB of data with Bonus 500MB when paying by credit/debit card or PayPal until March 2015. 
He'll also showcase Boost's brand new, extreme value $99 prepaid Android smartphone with 5-inch screen (alongside other prepaid models) and will hopefully tell us if we might see 4G data on Boost's network one day to compete with Optus-delivered MVNO's such as Yatango which offers 4G and Amaysim which will have 4G around Easter, although Boost's use of Telstra's Next G network already delivers 4G-like speeds - and has been for some time. 
Boost Mobile is donating two great prizes for the main meeting raffle. 
First is the Alcatel OneTouch 5.0-inch Android smartphone, which will come with one Boost SIM pre-loaded with $40 of pre-paid, no contract credit, giving you the unlimited calls to Australian numbers listed above and 2.5GB of data for 30 days. 
This is a great phone that shows you how far modern smartphones have come technologically while being available at startlingly good price points, so you'll definitely want to see it - and win it!
The second prize is another Boost SIM, also pre-loaded with 30 days worth of unlimited calls and 2.5GB of data, valued at $40 - again, pre-paid with no contract. 
The winners can elect to activate the SIMs as brand new numbers, or can port their existing numbers across to Boost. 
So, make sure you're at our January Main Meeting to learn about the best value prepaid offering in the Australian market, to see the latest quality yet low cost pre-paid Androids and to have a chance of winning one for yourself, complete with a month's worth of credit!
We'll also have our usual Q&A, consumer reports, interesting sites, tech news and more. 
Start your year off with a boost - we'll see you there!
John Mathews
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