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Optus ceasing 2G services from April 2017
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Optus ceasing 2G services from April 2017

Optus has today announced that it will follow Telstra and cease its 2G services from April 2017 as consumers are now increasingly using more data and are opting for the latest 4G smartphones. The move to shut the 2G (GSM) service will allow Optus to re-allocate some of this spectrum to improve customer experience and mobile services, with the 2G[Read More…]

in Carriers, News by at 3:08 pm on August 5, 2015
HTC One M9 Android 5.1 update set to rollout this month with fix for Stagefright onboard
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HTC One M9 Android 5.1 update set to rollout this month with fix for Stagefright onboard

The big news of the week is the Stagefright security vulnerability which can auto-execute code with near root access by simply receiving an MMS message. There are a number of ways to prevent it – simply turning off auto-retrieve MMS in your text messaging app – but it seems HTC has addressed Stagefright at system level in their Android 5.1[Read More…]

in Carriers, Manufacturer, Phones by at 6:02 pm on August 4, 2015
Yatango Mobile data increase accompanied by price drop
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Yatango Mobile data increase accompanied by price drop

Yatango Mobile, a Mobile Network Virtual Operator (MNVO) working off of the Optus Mobile Network, have taken big steps into the market since they first joined the fray. Making efforts to show the big 3 that it is in fact possible to give users lots of data, unlimited calls & sms without breaking the bank and they’ve done it again[Read More…]

in Carriers, News by at 7:33 am on August 4, 2015
Oppo signs first carrier deal with Optus to bring the R7 to customers on a plan

Oppo signs first carrier deal with Optus to bring the R7 to customers on a plan

After launching in September last year selling handsets outright through their website, Oppo has today announced the next phase of their entry to the Australian market, working with Optus to sell the Oppo R7 on contract. The Oppo R7 went on-sale last week for $449 from new partner Dick Smith Electronics, as well as from their online store Oppomobile.com.au –[Read More…]

in Carriers, Manufacturer, Phones by at 11:44 am on August 3, 2015
Optus is making it easier to dive into the data pool with all your devices
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Optus is making it easier to dive into the data pool with all your devices

Optus has today announced they’re making it easier to share the data from your various plans for mobiles, tablets and mobile broadband with a new data pool. The new data pool will let families, small businesses combine any of their latest Optus postpaid mobile broadband or mobile plans onto the one bill and then share the data from each plan[Read More…]

in Carriers by at 9:56 am on August 3, 2015
Sony announces their Xperia M4 Aqua handset is heading to Optus
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Sony announces their Xperia M4 Aqua handset is heading to Optus

Sony has today announced that their super mid-range phone, the Xperia M4 Aqua is heading to Optus. When it was announced at Mobile World Congress in February, the Sony Xperia M4 Aqua was somewhat overshadowed by the Xperia Z4 Tablet, but truth be told, after a hands-on at the Sony booth, I was blown away with just how good a[Read More…]

in Carriers, Manufacturer, Phones by at 9:37 am on August 3, 2015
MeU Mobile launches as a ‘Social’ focused MVNO backed by the Telstra 3G network.

MeU Mobile launches as a ‘Social’ focused MVNO backed by the Telstra 3G network.

If you’re looking for a ‘socially focused’ MVNO with good data pricing, backed by the Telstra 3G network, then best take a look at brand new MVNO MeU Mobile. MeU Mobile is apparently ‘Australia’s first Social Mobile Network’ and offer free nationwide text and decent talk time as well as generous data caps, with four plans – ‘known as ‘Oodles’’[Read More…]

in Carriers by at 1:22 pm on July 30, 2015
Telstra partnering with Roku to bring Telstra TV to your living room
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Telstra partnering with Roku to bring Telstra TV to your living room

Telstra has today announced that it has partnered with ROKU Inc, a Telstra branded streaming box to Australia called Telstra TV. Telstra TV, which is a rebranded Roku 2 box, will add to Telstra’s existing entertainment services, which include TBox and Foxtel from Telstra products. The service will offer three subscription video on demand services such as; Presto, Stan and[Read More…]

in Carriers, News, Other by at 7:25 pm on July 29, 2015
Sony announces the Xperia E4g on the Telstra 4GX network

Sony announces the Xperia E4g on the Telstra 4GX network

After announcing the 3G version of their Xperia E4 was hitting MVNO Boost earlier this month, Sony has advised that the 4G compatible model, the Xperia E4g will be coming exclusively to Telstra where it will take advantage of their 4GX network. With a RRP of $149,the Xperia E4g is an affordable handset, which features a comfortable curved plastic body[Read More…]

in Carriers, Phones by at 11:56 am on July 28, 2015
Vodafone opens their first retail focused Small Business centre in Adelaide

Vodafone opens their first retail focused Small Business centre in Adelaide

Vodafone has today announced that their newest store, a mobile-centric business centre has opened in Adelaide. After a few shaky years Vodafone is very much still in a rebuilding phase, but with their network very much on the way to being top shelf, they’ve turned their focus to rebuilding their relationships with the Small Business sector in Australia. Last week,[Read More…]

in Carriers by at 10:02 am on July 27, 2015