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Telstra launches 4GX services in Melbourne

Telstra launches 4GX services in Melbourne

Telstra yesterday announced that Melbounites (Melbournians?) are now able to access what Telstra are calling ‘one of the world’s fastest mobile services’, advising that their 4GX network is now live in Central Melbourne and surrounding suburbs. The 4GX coverage, which enables speeds up to 100mbps on Category 6 LTE devices and up to 75mbps on Category 4 devices, is now[Read More…]

by 9:16 am on November 26, 2014 5 comments Carriers
Telstra to add new tablets to their line-up including the Nexus 9, Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact, Samsung Galaxy Tab S LTE and more

Telstra to add new tablets to their line-up including the Nexus 9, Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact, Samsung Galaxy Tab S LTE and more

Telstra has today announced on their Exchange blog, that they will add a variety of new tablets to their range. They’re offering a mix of Wi-Fi tablets (including the HTC built Nexus 9), as well as the LTE enabled Galaxy Tab S which is compatible with their LTE aggregated 4GX network. The 10.5″ Samsung Galaxy Tab S will be available[Read More…]

by 10:15 pm on November 24, 2014 14 comments Carriers, Manufacturer, Tablets
Telstra opens pre-order for the Samsung Galaxy Note Edge – grab a bonus $100 Eftpos Gift Card

Telstra opens pre-order for the Samsung Galaxy Note Edge – grab a bonus $100 Eftpos Gift Card

Telstra has just opened up pre-orders on the Samsung Galaxy Note Edge, which is due to go on-sale – after two delays – on the 25th of November. Telstra is offering the Note Edge in a choice of Charcoal Black or Frost White. Telstra is offering a pre-order incentive of a $100 Eftpos gift card while stocks last. Pricing wise,[Read More…]

by 4:22 pm on November 20, 2014 2 comments Carriers, Manufacturer, Phones
Boost Mobile launches a $99 smartphone with a 5″ screen

Boost Mobile launches a $99 smartphone with a 5″ screen

Pre-paid smartphones are generally quite small, with manufacturers aiming to cut costs on one of the more expensive components. But Boost Mobile is bucking the trend here, by offering the Boost Mobile View 5.0, a $99 pre-paid smartphone on the Telstra network with a 5″ screen. The Boost Mobile View 5.0, is a rebranded Alcatel OneTouch which Boost are saying[Read More…]

by 11:10 am on November 20, 2014 0 comments Carriers, Manufacturer, Phones
Telstra switches on its first Wi-Fi hotspots around Australia

Telstra switches on its first Wi-Fi hotspots around Australia

Telstra is switching on the first of its national network of public Wi-Fi hotspots today in Sydney. The city will be one of 250 towns and cities to receive coverage from Telstra’s Wi-Fi network, with a full roll-out of 1,000 public hotspots to launch by Christmas. From tomorrow, Sydney residents will be able to trial free Wi-Fi at some of[Read More…]

by 10:30 am on November 19, 2014 13 comments Carriers, News
HTC Desire Eye shows up on JB HiFi website in Coral Red for $799

HTC Desire Eye shows up on JB HiFi website in Coral Red for $799

The ultimate ‘Selfie’ phone from HTC, the Desire Eye, looks set to launch imminently, with the phone now showing as available for purchase on the JB Hifi website. The phone which sports dual 13MP front and rear facing cameras, as well as front facing flash, will sell outright from JB for $799. The phone is available in Coral Red from[Read More…]

by 7:52 pm on November 17, 2014 12 comments Carriers, Manufacturer, Phones
Optus adds more LTE services on 2600MHz and 700MHz bands

Optus adds more LTE services on 2600MHz and 700MHz bands

The race is on between Australian carriers to expand their networks to cover as much of the populated areas of Australia as possible. Today Optus has announced that they’ve added 4G service on the 2600MHz band to 40 sites around Australia, as well as receiving early access licence approvals from the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) to extend their[Read More…]

by 2:39 pm on November 17, 2014 16 comments Carriers
Optus adds the Samsung Galaxy Young 2 to their pre-paid line of devices for $99

Optus adds the Samsung Galaxy Young 2 to their pre-paid line of devices for $99

Optus have added another low-end phone to their pre-paid line, adding the Samsung Galaxy Young 2 for $99. The Galaxy Young 2, being an entry level device, isn’t going to be winning any awards in the design or specs categories. But it is a Samsung phone, which means it’s generally reliable and unlike some other manufacturers phones, could conceivably see[Read More…]

by 8:00 am on November 15, 2014 0 comments Carriers, Manufacturer, Phones
Optus launches Cash by Optus; NFC payments

Optus launches Cash by Optus; NFC payments

Optus has announced a Cash by Optus, a new NFC-based payment service for Australia, but this one comes with a bit of a difference. It’s actually available now, it works on just about any modern Android smartphone (as long as it has NFC), and it’s available for all post-paid Optus customers. Better yet, it’ll work with any contactless terminal. Why[Read More…]

by 7:34 am on November 14, 2014 21 comments Carriers, News, NFC
Nexus 5 OTA updates to start today according to US Carrier support page

Nexus 5 OTA updates to start today according to US Carrier support page

According to rumour around the Android World, the Over The Air (OTA) update for Nexus devices will begin today. It’s not a definite, but at this stage with Google silent, as usual on the matter of OTA updates, we’ll take any spark of ‘official’ news we can get. Carriers are generally the gatekeeper for updates, even Nexus updates, and usually[Read More…]

by 7:03 am on November 13, 2014 0 comments Carriers, Manufacturer, OS Update, Phones