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Everyone and their Pikachu are playing Pokemon GO!

Everyone and their Pikachu are playing Pokemon GO!
If you hadn’t heard of Pokémon Go by now you probably didn’t know we had an election either. Either that or you were so busy playing Pokémon Go, you forgot about the election, your job, family and adult responsibilities. 
 

Everyone is doing it 

 
Don’t worry, we understand. It is addictive. Pokémon Go’s launch overtook the election to become the number one trending topic on social media in Australia. No wonder we can’t choose a new leader for our country! 
 
The game is now in such high demand, the internet servers hosting it are struggling to deal with the huge influx of gamers. Yep… Pokémon Go broke the internet. No surprises there however, this thing is seriously addictive!
 
 

The low down

 
Much like previous versions of the game, the goal is to catch and train as many of these cute little creatures as possible. What’s new is that you no longer have to be embarrassed about carrying a Gameboy from the 90’s around with you as an adult. The world of Pokémon is finally accessible from the convenience of your smartphone! 
 
Pokémon Go uses a type of Google map along with the smartphones camera view to bring the world of Pokémon to life. You can find different Pokémon in different real life locations. For example; you are more likely to find water type Pokémon near a lake or beach. 
 

The world of Pokémon is dangerous

 
When we say this thing is addictive, we mean it is dangerously addictive! A whole succession of massive fails is already beginning to unwind from people too engrossed in the game to pay attention to the real world around them. Although a story featuring a man who caused a pile up while trying to catch a Pokémon has since been found to be a fake, there is a very real danger of this happening. Although it’s very tempting to play while driving due to the ease of changing locations, please remember: SAFETY FIRST PEOPLE!
 

What phones are best for Pokémon go?

 
Throw curve balls better on an iPhone or Oppo? No worries. Prefer the extra screen of a Samsung? That’s fine too!
 
The good news is Pokémon Go is available on both iOS and Android, meaning you have plenty of choice when it comes to the phone you want to go slinging “pokéballs” around on. 
 
Trust me, you don’t want to miss out on a rare catch like a Zubat because technology let you down. With that in mind, since Pokémon Go uses your smartphone’s rear camera to run the game, it really sucks the battery life. So if your phone struggles to last the day already and you want to be a Pokémon master, I hate to tell you but it might be time to retire the outdated phone and invest in an updated model. 
 
One thing’s for sure, the world of Pokémon is only going to get wilder and wilder!
 
See Tips and tricks for catching rare Pokémon here.
 
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NOV
09
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MO on a MISSION!

MO on a MISSION!

Graeme Jeffs is a man with a MO on a mission. Graeme, also known as the ‘Colonel’ is one of our Rent The Roo Team Members who looks after Cairnlea, in the western suburbs of Melbourne, Victoria.

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SEP
11

5 Useful Smartphone Apps

5 Useful Smartphone Apps
Everyone is creating an APP for smartphones, these days – whether it is Apple, Andriod or both. With over 1.5 million apps available, some make your life healthier, safer, easier or cheaper. Below, we believe are some apps worth placing on your smartphone. 
 

Wifi Finder (JiWireInc)

  • Available on both IOS and android devices. 
  • Free.
  • Locate and secure connections with wifi hotspots all over Australia and the world.
  • Filter your search to show parks, shopping centres and many more.
  • Downloadable software to allow you to find wifi hotspots even when you are offline.
 

Amego

  • Brand New – only available on IOS (at this stage).
  • Created by child-safety campaigners Bruce and Denise Morcombe – after their terrifying ordeal of their son, Daniel Morcombe.
  • Sends an immediate notification if something is different with your child’s regular trips or if they go beyond the pre-defined safe ‘play zone’.
  • Allows kids to feel independent and gives parents the space to feel at ease.
  • The investment for peace of mind is $4.99. This cost covers the whole family and can be installed on multiple Apple devices.
 
 

Pocketbook – Budget Planner, Money & Expense Manager

  • Available on both IOS and android devices
  • Pocketbook is a safe finance tracker that allows you to know exactly how much money you have at any given time.
  • You are able to break down your income and expenditure to help you see exactly where your money is being spent.
  • Able to synchronize with Australian Banks.
  • Alerts you when bills are late and has a weekly summary to keep your budget on track.
 
 

Centrelink mobile app

  • Available on both IOS and android devices.
  • Free.
  • Quick and easy way to control your Centrelink activities from home.
  • Sign up, log in and edit all the details associated with you and your account from your mobile.
  • Track every payment and transaction.
  • Manage your income.
  • Estimate your household income.
 
Careful though, it can be a little glitchy but when it does work, it’s great to use (so you don’t have to line up for hours!)
 

Companion

  • Available on IOS and Android
  • Free.
  • Lets you reach out to family and friends to have them keep an eye on you as you travel late at night. Plug in your destination and add friends or family to be your companion (they don’t even need to install the app to help you).
  • Has an alert mode which will notify your companions if need be.
  • Great for people who feel uneasy walking alone.
 

What if I don’t have a mobile phone?

No problems! You can rent brand new unlocked smartphones from us with a payment plan that suits your budget! We have access to all the top brands like Apple iPhones, Samsung Galaxy’s, HTC and many more!
 
Click here for more information. 
 
Normal lending criteria applies and mobile or data plans are not included.
 
Rent The Roo Pty Ltd Australian Credit Licence 387405
 
Normal Lending Criteria Applies. See Website for full terms and conditions.
 
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15
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AWESOME Feedback from Wagga Wagga!!!

AWESOME Feedback from Wagga Wagga!!!
We have had some AWESOME feedback that we would like to share. We get excited when our customers get excited. We love HELPING our Rent The Roo customers. And congratulations to Adam at Wagga Wagga for doing such a wonderful job!
 
Here is one below:
 
“Highly Recommend Rent The Roo. 
 
I have been with Rent The Roo since they first opened here in Wagga 4-5 years ago now. The team that services the Wagga area are truly just the most professional and nicest people that you will ever meet! 
 
110% all about customer satisfaction all the way!
 
 
Give them a call today or throw Adam a message on here and he will contact you back during business days n’ hours! 
 
I will also attach a few pics to this post showing you all some of the top quality furniture and appliances that I have rented off Rent The Roo over the years!  
 
Keep up the great work Wagga Rent The Roo!
 
 
So the only thing left in my house to update and acquire through Rent The Roo now is a new lounge!  
 
Then RTR better start renting cars as I don't have anything else to rent! LOL.
 
One extremely satisfied customer right here! 
 
Rent the top is just about the only company that I do plug as the rest just aren't up to scratch!” 
 

-Rebecca Skippen, Wagga Wagga, NSW 

 
Thanks for the great feedback Rebecca!! 
 
For more information about what is involved in renting, click here or call 137 667 for more information.
 
To browse through all the items we rent, click here.
 

Just remember – if we can FIND IT, you can RENT IT! 

 

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14
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Congratulations to our JULY Winner!

Congratulations to our JULY Winner!

Congratulations to LATISHA MURRAY who won $1000 from our WIN A SHARE OF $10,000 CASH for July!

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AUG
10
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Surface Pro 3 - Tablet or Computer or BOTH?!

Surface Pro 3 - Tablet or Computer or BOTH?!

It’s a tablet – no it’s a computer! NO a tablet! Who knows? It’s both!

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JUL
10
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Lounge Fabrics Explained

Lounge Fabrics Explained
Different types of fabric have certain strengths and weaknesses – so which type of fabric works best for your household?
When you are looking to buy a lounge – you need to first look at where you live and who lives with you:
  • Do you have young kids?
  • Do you own pet dogs or cats?
  • Do you get a lot of sun in your room or not enough? 
  • Do you want pretty or do you want durable?
 
What is the point of renting a nice leather lounge if you own a cat who likes a scratching frenzy.  Below are the most popular varieties rented from Rent The Roo and the reasons why our customers chose these types of couches.
 

Leather

 
Leather is a natural material and develops character over time. The leather becomes softer and more comfortable as it ages. It is a great couch, when you are looking at keeping it for the long term.
 
Popular because: it is easy to clean.
 
Ideal for: families with toddlers and young kids. 
 
Why is leather popular:  
  • Easy to clean spillages and food with a cloth
  • Not affected by shedding pets (therefore, better for people who have allergies and pets) 
  • Looks very beautiful in your house, especially when you have friends and family over. 
 
Leather may not be best if you have a pet who likes to scratch and is allowed on the furniture as sharp claws from pets can damage the leather. Also, if you enjoy lying on the couch to rest – you may not want to do this on leather – especially in humid, hot weather as you may wake up sticky!
 

Microfiber

 

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JUL
02

Netflix v Stan v Presto - what is best for you?

Netflix v Stan v Presto - what is best for you?
Australian’s are the worst offenders in the world, when it comes down to illegally downloading eBooks, Movies and TV shows, according to Attorney-General George Brandis.
 
It's why, last month, the Australian Senate passed The Copyright Amendment (Online Infringement Bill 2015) to block piracy related websites, like The Pirate Bay, in Australia.
 
To avoid potential hefty fines – many people are looking at on-demand internet streaming media like Netflix, Stan and Presto to get their visual fix. Below is a list of Australian alternatives to help you decide, which streaming media would suit your household.
 
If you are unsure, which one you want to go with – the good news is all of them have a FREE 30 day trial.
 
All these services also offer NO CONTRACT – so you can cancel the subscription when you want.
 

Netflix

 
Netflix arrived in Australia late last year and many people have jumped on the board. With TV shows like Orange is the New Black, House of Cards and a many other licensed material – it’s not surprising that it is so well known.
 
  • Cost: Basic $8.99, Standard $11.99, Premium $14.99 
  • Library: 220 TV shows and approximately 990 Movies and still growing
  • Watch it on: PS3, Wii, Xbox, PC, Mac, Mobile, Tablet, TV – just to name a few
 
For more information – click here
 

Stan

 
Yes, Stan is the Internet Provider, which featured Rebel Wilson (Fat Pizza, Pitch Perfect) as ambassador.  At this stage, Stan is considered to have the best TV content. They have Nurse Jackie, Breaking Bad and Sherlock to watch. They also have a good range of movies: The LEGO Movie, Wolf of Wall Street are just some of the titles offered.
 
  • Cost: $10 per month (no contract)
  • Library: Approximately 1250 titles
  • Watch it on: Apple TV, Mobile Phones, Chromecast devices, PC, Mac, Tablets and TV 
 
For more information – click here
 

Presto

 
With streaming rights to Modern Family, Sons of Anarchy and access Wentworth, Love My Way and Tangle – this could be a key contender for what you would like to watch in your living room. 
 
  • Cost: TV or Movies are $9.99 per month or you can have both for $14.99 per month (no contract)
  • Library – Approximately 1200 titles.
  • Watch it on: T-Box, selected Samsung Smart TVs and, Google Chromecast with a HDMI enabled TV, PC or Mac, Tablets and Smartphones.
 
For more information – click here
 
Finder.com shows which channel has what TV program. Click here to get the list of TV shows showing on Netflix, Stan or Presto.
 
 
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Ultimately, it becomes a personal choice. What do you and your family like to watch? Modern Family or Game of Thrones? Do you want to watch it on your TV, tablet, Xbox or PC/Mac?
 
And does your device have the capability to showcase these shows/movies?
 
If not, then give us a call so we can help you get the best TV or device, so you can watch your shows in the comfort of your own home.
 
Rent The Roo Pty Ltd Australian Credit Licence 387405
 
Normal Lending Criteria Applies. See Website for full terms and conditions.
 
 
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APR
09
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Samsung Galaxy S6 v iPhone 6 - have Samsung got it right?

Samsung Galaxy S6 v iPhone 6 - have Samsung got it right?
Samsung is set to take on Apple with its brand new offering: Samsung Galaxy 6. Already, many stores are inundated with pre-orders and it is being released in Australia tomorrow, 10th April. Although Apple are intending to release iPhone 7 sometime in September 2015 – it is the war of the 6’s that has everyone buzzing.
 
iPhone 6 and Galaxy 6 look similar in design, features and cost but there are some remarkable differences. Let’s take a look:
 

Wireless Charging and it'€™s quick!

 
It’s an absolute pain when your battery loses juice and the day isn’t over yet! Samsung Galaxy S6 supports wireless charging, with a separate wireless charger. You simply place the phone onto the wireless charging pad AND Samsung promises the process will be quick, so you are not waiting all day for your phone to charge.
 

Bigger, higher screen resolution

 

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DEC
28
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Air Conditioners v Split Systems - what suits you best?

Air Conditioners v Split Systems - what suits you best?

Box Air Conditioner v Split Systems - what suits you best?


Australian weather forecasts are predicting a long dry, hot Summer spell – are you ready for the onslaught of heat?

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DEC
10
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Best Xbox One games for 7-13 year old kids

Best Xbox One games for 7-13 year old kids

Your kids are busting to have the latest and greatest in gaming technology. For Xbox One – most of the games out are for teenagers and upwards. But what can a 7-13 year old kid play on the Xbox one?

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OCT
30
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Difference between an iPhone6 and iPhone5?

Difference between an iPhone6 and iPhone5?

You might have an iPhone 5 or iPhone 4 or even iPhone 3 (does anyone still have one of these?)  but with Apple replacing their phones every 1-2 years, is it worth getting an iPhone 6?

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OCT
30
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Welcome to the Future: Apple Pay

Welcome to the Future: Apple Pay

Soon you can place your actual credit card next to your VHS cassettes, walkmans and all other 80’s, 90’s and 00’s items which have been superseded by today’s technology.

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12
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Samsung Galaxy S5 - SWITCH-A-ROO & Rent BRAND NEW!

SWITCH-A-ROO & RENT BRAND NEW!

The BRAND NEW Samsung Galaxy S5 is here!

Want it? Why wait? RENT TODAY!

 

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SEP
11
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Apple Announces iPhone 5s—The Most Forward-Thinking Smartphone in the World!

iPhone 5s will be available to rent from Rent The Roo from 20th September 2013!

 

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AUG
23
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Sony reveals PlayStation 4 release date is November 29 in Australia

SONY says it will launch its latest video game console, the PlayStation 4, in Australia on November 29. XBOX ONE will also be released in November (however a date has not yet been released for that one...). Keep an eye on the Rent The Roo website www.renttheroo.com.au for more information on great rental plans for these new game consoles! We will let you know if any more news becomes available and when you can rent your new consoles! Why not bundle a package with games and accessories? More information on the release of PlayStation 4 can be found by clicking HERE.

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MAY
06

Victorian Young Achiever Awards - Matthew Haanappel wins State Award

MEDIA RELEASE

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MAY
06

Samsung Galaxy S4 Available to rent from Rent The Roo


 

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MAR
06
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Game Consoles - Available to rent NOW from Rent The Roo

Rent BRAND NEW game consoles from Rent The Roo with affordable payments that suit your individual budget.

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21
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PlayStation 4 - Details announced by Sony

Sony has unveiled the next generation of PlayStation at a press event in New York... The PlayStation 4...!

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