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Most Australian mobiles can now call 1800 numbers for free
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Most Australian mobiles can now call 1800 numbers for free

Look at that chap; why’s he surprised? Because he’s called a 1800 number, and from today, he doesn’t have to pay for it on his mobile. From 1 July, Vodafone, Optus and Telstra are all now providing their customers with free of charge calls to 1800 numbers. Vodafone joined Optus and Telstra in doing so, notwithstanding its own concerns about the[Read More…]

in Carriers, News by at 10:24 am on July 1, 2015
LG announces exclusive offers for those ordering a G4 today through Optus, Telstra and Harvey Norman
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LG announces exclusive offers for those ordering a G4 today through Optus, Telstra and Harvey Norman

From today, you can pre-order an LG G4 through a number of retail channels, and to celebrate the availability of the new flagship handset, LG (and its partners) have announced a number of exclusive offers for early customers. First up is the exclusive with Optus, which we wrote about last night; the first 100 customers to pre-order the LG G4[Read More…]

in Carriers, Manufacturer, News, Phones by at 8:47 am on July 1, 2015
Optus offers LG Watch Urbane for 1st 100 LG G4 pre-orders from 9am tomorrow
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Optus offers LG Watch Urbane for 1st 100 LG G4 pre-orders from 9am tomorrow

LG’s 2015 flagship goes up for pre-order tomorrow, and first off the blocks releasing their pricing is Optus. Optus will begin taking pre-orders for the LG G4 at 9am tomorrow and are offering the LG Watch Urbane (worth $479) as a bonus offer for the first 100 pre-orders. Orders are shipping the G4 to customers this month with the handset[Read More…]

in Carriers by at 9:12 pm on June 30, 2015
Telstra AIR launches, take a piece of your Telstra home broadband network with you
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Telstra AIR launches, take a piece of your Telstra home broadband network with you

After a full year of trials and a rollout across Australia, Telstra has finally launched their extended Wi-Fi network for Telstra Home Broadband customers under the name Telstra Air. The network offers Telstra Home Broadband customers the option to use their Home Broadband data cap at thousands of Wi-Fi hotspots located all around Australia, and through the Fon network: around[Read More…]

in Carriers by at 5:12 pm on June 30, 2015
Telstra & ZTE come together to create the Telstra Buzz/ZTE Blade Q Lux for $99
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Telstra & ZTE come together to create the Telstra Buzz/ZTE Blade Q Lux for $99

Telstra and ZTE have again come together to create its newest 4GX Pre-Paid device for Australia’s largest Telecommunications company with the Telstra Buzz/ZTE Blade Q Lux, which is available for $99. Telstra and ZTE are marketing the mobile phone as a “premium 4GX device for only $99″ and certainly given the rundown of specs, it certainly does deliver on this[Read More…]

in Carriers, Manufacturer, Phones by at 8:23 am on June 30, 2015
Telstra announces new sites to go online after securing funding from the Federal Government

Telstra announces new sites to go online after securing funding from the Federal Government

Telstra has just announced that as part of the Federal Government’s Mobile Black Spot Programme, they will be adding 679 new sites in regional areas. The sites will consist of 429 3G/4G towers and 250 4G data only small cells which will be built over the next three years. The 3G/4G sites will cover some 400 communities currently without coverage[Read More…]

in Carriers by at 12:57 pm on June 25, 2015
Vodafone expanding into more regional areas after winning Federal Government funding
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Vodafone expanding into more regional areas after winning Federal Government funding

Vodafone has today announced that they have won funding from the Australian Federal Government to build 70 base stations in regional areas under the Mobile Black Spot Programme. A recent report released by The Centre for Independent Economics revealed Telstra customers in regional Australia paid a premium of up to $650 per year due to lack of competition. According to[Read More…]

in Carriers by at 11:36 am on June 25, 2015
Vodafone adds the Smart First 6 to its pre-paid line of mobiles for $69
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Vodafone adds the Smart First 6 to its pre-paid line of mobiles for $69

Vodafone has added another another of its own-branded smartphones to its prepaid line up, with the Vodafone Smart First 6 smartphone. The Smart First 6 is the next iteration of the Smart family of mobile phones and tablets VHA’s parent company, Vodafone PLC, has been developing. Specification wise, the Smart First 6 does offer some reasonable specs for a really good[Read More…]

in Carriers, News, Phones by at 4:46 pm on June 17, 2015
Australian Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5 receiving Lollipop update now
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Australian Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5 receiving Lollipop update now

As rumours of a Samsung Galaxy Tab S update continue, the existing Tab S 10.5 is apparently finally receiving its long-awaited update to Android 5.0 Lollipop. We’ve received a number of reports from owners of the tablet that they’re receiving notifications to download and install a 916MB update to Lollipop, which includes all the goodies of Material Design, including security[Read More…]

in Carriers, Manufacturer, OS Updates, Tablets by at 5:41 pm on June 15, 2015
Telstra taking their Wi-Fi hotspots offline to prepare for the next step
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Telstra taking their Wi-Fi hotspots offline to prepare for the next step

In May last year, Telstra’s Wifi Nation initiative was announced, before the hotspots began going live in November last year, when Telstra switched on their first 250 locations. Today, Telstra has announced that their Wi-Fi Nation trial has ended and it’s time to prepare for the next step. Neil Louise, Telstra’s Head of Wi-Fi, who has been responsible for the[Read More…]

in Carriers by at 9:02 pm on June 11, 2015