The 15th season of the Australian reality TV show “The Block" is well underway with the contestants taking on the challenge to renovate the Oslo in St Kilda, Melbourne.
The building, a gem in its former life as a hotel for gold miners, had a transformation as a backpackers hostel, and now is a renovator’s delight.
This season the 5 teams are renovating a massive 460m2 for each team, double the size of last season’s project, The Gatwick.
The $250,000 budget has to stretch to renovate each separate terrace house containing 14 rooms.
The tough real estate market and house price decreases mean delivering luxe needs to be savvy - without compromise and still affordable to the contestants.
Which is why Mintt smartphones were selected to be the exclusive smartphone supplier to The Block. Great style, all the features - and with contestants looking to use their money wisely.
The contestants needed a smartphone that would work 24/7 in tough conditions - which they could rely on to take great selfies, shop, bank and research ideas, products and services.
It’s why Suncorp have offered Mintt smartphones to their members nationwide this year! It’s a good fit for Suncorp who encourage Australians to spend better, save better and dream better.
THE CONTESTANT TEAMS:
ANDY & DEB
An awesome couple for 28 years and parents to four kids. Andy is a part-time stand-up comedian and Deb is a business owner.
MITCH & MARK
The cool grandads love renovating and are proving to be a real force this season.
EL’ISE & MATT
El’ise and her husband Matt are stylish, hardworking parents of 3. They have said they have come on to The Block and doing it for their kids.
TESS & LUKE
The adorable newlyweds from Cairns show how never giving up can win, having applied 4 times in a row to be on The Block.
JESSE & MEL
Jess appeared in the last season of The Block as an auctioneer so he knows buyers. His project manager partner Mel is the perfect team member to get the job done.
THE FIRST WEEKS
On the eve of The Block the contestants were all given new Mintt 4G smartphones. For many this meant a change to android operating system - all Mintt smartphones feature Android 9 (apart from the S2).
There’s been plenty of Mintt smartphone action - here’s some of why Mintt smartphones are a great choice