For those in Perth always looking for a better, faster, cheaper way

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Does Uber Eats deliver to my suburb?

UberEats has hit Perth and you can see people delivering food all over Victoria Park and the like. The question is, where can you get deliveries from Uber Eats? The surprising answer is not all of Perth can get it yet. Currently the coverage in Perth looks like this

That area means Uber Eats currently delivers to Perth City, Northbridge, Subiaco, Nedlands, UWA, Cottesloe and the western suburbs. South of the river including South Perth, Melville, Myaree, Winthrop, Mt Pleasant, Applecross, Brentwood, Murdoch University down to Fremantle. East of Perth including Burswood, Lathlain, Ascot, Redcliffe, Carlisle, Belmont, Bentley, Vic Park and Curtin University.

If you are wanting to try out Uber Eats, there are promo codes that often appear (and disappear) regularly online. You can get $10 off your first order when you sign up here. We'll list other uber promo codes that you can use ONCE you have signed up here - but note that they can expire any time.  If you know of a code, leave a comment below.

  • $15 off an order SEUBEREATS15

  • $15 off your first order SYDEATS15

  • Groupon currently sells $15 credit for $3 or $4 for $7 off each order x3

Monday, April 3, 2017

Where to get Perth Maps for - 000 Emergencies, Blackouts, Traffic

If you are the kind of person who always wanders what is going on when there are a series of police, fire engines or ambulances flying past on priority, there is now a google map that shows you all the emergencies in Perth. If you go to you will see a map like this which you can zoom in and click on any of the icons to find out what's happening around you.

You can also now see which suburbs have blackouts on the Western Power map here.

And if you want to know where there are roadworks around Perth or want to see a traffic camera, have a look at the Main Roads map here.

Don't forget that you can also use Google Maps to see the traffic heavy spots around Perth.

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Don't Lose Your Email Account when Upgrading to NBN

When we had our internet upgraded on iiNET from ADSL to NBN, in the process of upgrading us, iiNET disconnected two mailboxes that were attached to the ADSL account. It seems that iiNET does not have any process to ensure that people do not lose their mailboxes when they upgrade their NBN.

We noticed that there was a problem when many emails being sent to the iiNET email account was bouncing. After a few days of trying to work out the problem, we logged into the toolbox and noticed that two mailboxes had been deleted. The two mailboxes were quickly re-added. Interestingly, when logging into webmail, it showed that while the username was deleted, the emails in the inbox were not wiped. This provided relief for us but shock that if someone were to add the mailbox during the time that it was disconnected, they would have been able to get all the emails on the server from the past as well as continue to receive emails going into that mailbox! So beware of this risk when upgrading and ensure that the person handling your account migration consciously moves your mailbox to your new NBN account!

We thought it was an isolated incident but whilst talking to iinet about it over Twitter, another user @Lavo96 said that it happened to them as well!