After ZDNet Australia yesterday confirmed Optus was reducing the image quality of websites delivered on the iPhone, the company said it was investigating a "workaround" for customers that didn't want it occurring, and assured them that the same would not happen on the iPad.
Optus tweeted yesterday in response to customer queries that it was investigating a workaround.
"Just to let you know I'm still looking into a workaround for the image compression issue," Optus said in reply to a Twitter user.
In another tweet, Optus said that although there was no immediate workaround, it was "exhausting all avenues" at looking for ways to improve its customers' experience.
The carrier also reassured a customer that there would be no image compression on the iPad 3G plans. "It will run through a separate APN," Optus said. An APN (Access Point Name) is the gateway through which a mobile device accesses the internet.