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Optus 10 – Open for business and serving rural Australians

Optus 10 – Open for business and serving rural Australians

Optus have continued their investment in infrastructure and increasing their coverage announcing on Friday that they’ve added another satellite to their fleet. Called Optus 10, the satellite will provide voice and data connectivity to customers in both regional and remote areas of Australia. The press release reveals that the satellite was launched 3 months ago and underwent in-orbit testing prior[Read More…]

by 8:44 am on December 14, 2014 0 comments Carriers, News
[Poll] Do you roam with your own SIM overseas, or buy local at your destination?

[Poll] Do you roam with your own SIM overseas, or buy local at your destination?

After updating its Red plans to offer complimentary $5 roaming on its top tier, Vodafone has today released the results of their research into how Australians use their phones when overseas. They surveyed over 1,000 smartphone owners to find out whether we roam, or go local. It seems that as a nation, we’re wising up to historically high roaming charges.[Read More…]

by 1:16 pm on December 12, 2014 14 comments Carriers, Phones
Vodafone waives the $5/day international roaming free on its $100 Red plan

Vodafone waives the $5/day international roaming free on its $100 Red plan

If you’re planning to do a lot of international travel in the next year, Vodafone‘s latest change to its international roaming should make you sit up and take notice. The carrier’s Red plans page now lists complimentary $5 roaming on highest tier Red plan so you can use your included calls, texts and data when roaming in 47 countries for[Read More…]

by 4:14 pm on December 11, 2014 3 comments Carriers
HTC’s RE Camera is available today, RRP $249

HTC’s RE Camera is available today, RRP $249

First announced in New York in October, HTC has today announced that its pipe-shaped Re Camera will launch today at Telstra, Fone Zone and Next Byte stores nationwide for an RRP of $250. There’s also an Australian site for the product online now at recamera.com/au. The RE Camera is a small, one hand, one button camera that’s shaped like a[Read More…]

by 11:26 am on December 11, 2014 1 comment Accessories, Camera, Carriers, Manufacturer
Vodafone Red customers can now choose a mobile subscription to Sydney Morning Herald / The Age instead of Spotify Premium

Vodafone Red customers can now choose a mobile subscription to Sydney Morning Herald / The Age instead of Spotify Premium

Making good on its promise to work with other content providers after its Spotify Premium deal was announced, Vodafone announced today that it’s adding mobile subscriptions to the Sydney Morning Herald or The Age to its offers for customers on its Red plans. New and upgrading Vodafone Red customers can get 6 months free on the $70 Red plan, 12[Read More…]

by 4:24 pm on December 10, 2014 0 comments Carriers
Vodafone switches on its 4G+ network in Perth

Vodafone switches on its 4G+ network in Perth

Vodafone is continuing the rollout of its 850 Mhz 4G+ network, with Perth the latest city to benefit. The carrier reports that it’s switched on 236 4G+ sites in Perth, following successful rollouts in Victoria, South Australia, New South Wales, and Queensland. They’re aiming to add another 40 sites before Christmas. Vodafone’s promised that its 4G coverage would reach 95%[Read More…]

by 1:59 pm on December 9, 2014 1 comment Carriers
Telstra introduces Travel Passes to simplify international roaming

Telstra introduces Travel Passes to simplify international roaming

If you’re a Telstra customer about to jet off to an overseas destination for Christmas (like me), the carrier has just announced a new deal for international roaming that might simplify international roaming for you. Telstra’s Travel Pass offers unlimited calls and SMSs (conditions apply, of course) for use while travelling for a period of 3, 7, 14 or 30[Read More…]

by 1:47 pm on December 9, 2014 8 comments Carriers
Optus turns on 700MHz network in Canberra – starting to bring together one Australia-wide network

Optus turns on 700MHz network in Canberra – starting to bring together one Australia-wide network

Optus has been busily testing their newly acquired 700MHz network around various sites in Australia, accessing the network through early access licenses issued by the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) in preparation for the Australia wide launch of the network in January. Today Optus has switched on their 700MHz network in Canberra, paving the way for customers to eventually[Read More…]

by 8:20 pm on December 8, 2014 2 comments Carriers
Vodafone switches on their 4G+ network in NSW and Queensland

Vodafone switches on their 4G+ network in NSW and Queensland

After switching on their 4G+ network in Melbourne last month, Vodafone has today announced that customers in Sydney, Brisbane and the Gold Coast can now experience the new network in their area. Over 1000 4G+ sites across NSW and Queensland have now been activated, with more sites to be switched on before Christmas. This expansion of 4G services is part[Read More…]

by 12:22 pm on December 4, 2014 1 comment Carriers
Yes, Telstra is blocking your Nexus updates

Yes, Telstra is blocking your Nexus updates

Since Google started rolling out the over-the-air (OTA) updates for Android 5.0 Lollipop to Nexus devices, many users have been regularly checking for a system update – many Australians, to no avail. Telstra users are reporting that the update is being blocked, even on phones that were not sold by the carrier. The issue is affecting Nexus 4 and Nexus[Read More…]

by and 11:39 am on December 4, 2014 112 comments Carriers, News, OS Update