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Optus wants to give you $15 just to try out their ‘Cash by Optus’ contactless payments system.

Optus wants to give you $15 just to try out their ‘Cash by Optus’ contactless payments system.

Optus announced their contactless payment system in November last year, and they recently even announced a new watch you can use with the service, but it takes time to motivate people to try a new service and to that end Optus wants to give you $15 credit just to try it out. To start with Cash by Optus is a[Read More…]

by 11:46 am on March 6, 2015 2 comments Apps, Carriers
Optus adds the Samsung Galaxy Core Prime to its Prepaid offerings or buy unlocked from Samsung for $249

Optus adds the Samsung Galaxy Core Prime to its Prepaid offerings or buy unlocked from Samsung for $249

Seems the Samsung Galaxy Core Prime 4G is certainly getting around town so to speak. Vodafone began offering the handset as a pre-paid phone last month, now Optus are also offering the budget 4G device as a prepaid phone for $189 locked to their network, but if you want it unlocked, then Samsung Australia has your back. The Samsung Galaxy[Read More…]

by 11:20 am on March 6, 2015 0 comments Carriers, Phones
HTC announces the Desire 320 is arriving at Vodafone this month

HTC announces the Desire 320 is arriving at Vodafone this month

HTC has today announced that their cost effective Desire 310 handset, will be replaced this month with the Desire 320, which will be arriving in-store and online with Vodafone pre-paid. The handset is a cost effective, entry level device, which will retail for $149 when it hits stores on the 11th of March. The Desire 320 will be available in[Read More…]

by 10:24 am on March 6, 2015 0 comments Carriers, Manufacturer, Phones
Optus extends Cash by Optus to include wearable technology

Optus extends Cash by Optus to include wearable technology

When Optus launched Cash by Optus late last year, we were fairly impressed — rather than offering a tie-in with a particular bank, the service allows Optus customers to pre-load up to $500 on a virtual pre-paid card, the funds on which can be spent through the use of an NFC-compatible handset and a special Optus SIM. Optus has announced[Read More…]

by 8:22 pm on March 3, 2015 1 comment Carriers, News, NFC
Sundar Pichai talks Project Loon and Project Titan and Google’s plan to make communications easier

Sundar Pichai talks Project Loon and Project Titan and Google’s plan to make communications easier

At today’s Mobile World Congress Extra talk, Google’s head of Chrome and Android Sundar Pichai took to the stage to speak about Google’s work in the communications field. He touched on the three ways that Google helps with global communications and took the opportunity to expand on a new initiative: Project Titan. Project Titan is based on the work of[Read More…]

by 5:40 am on March 3, 2015 0 comments Carriers, Google Services, News
HTC One M9 Australian Availability

HTC One M9 Australian Availability

If the dual-tone, dual finish all metal unibody design and Sense Seven operating system of the HTC One M9 have whet your whistle, then the next question is where and when can you get it? HTC advised at the launch that the HTC One M9 would be available in mid-March, with HTC advising us that Australia would be in the[Read More…]

by 9:54 am on March 2, 2015 2 comments Carriers
Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge Australian availability

Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge Australian availability

The announcement last night of the Galaxy S6 and the Galaxy S6 Edge means it’s time to check out the local availability. With such a big name pair of handsets, it would be almost unheard of for the phone to not be made available through carriers and retailers. We’ve contacted carriers and retailers and we’ll be bringing you the updates[Read More…]

by 9:43 am on March 2, 2015 9 comments Carriers, Manufacturer, Phones
Telstra announces new updates for the network with plans to move to 5G and bring Voice over LTE

Telstra announces new updates for the network with plans to move to 5G and bring Voice over LTE

Telstra has today announced plans to move beyond their 4GX network, with updates to their network in a move towards 5G. Telstra has announced that they will be deploying Cat9 LTE-A in capital cities around Australia by April 2015. Telstra has also announced that the first handsets capable of using the expanded capacity will begin to arrive later this year.[Read More…]

by 9:20 am on March 2, 2015 7 comments Carriers
ZTE Australia launches new mobile products website, along with new devices & sponsorship deal

ZTE Australia launches new mobile products website, along with new devices & sponsorship deal

Since the official launch of the ZTE brand in Australia last year, ZTE has been working to build their name in the hotly contested Australian mobile market. With a strong presence in the international market, the company has made some moves recently to differentiate themselves in the market place and has launched a new website to help show off their[Read More…]

by and 6:37 pm on February 28, 2015 0 comments Carriers, Manufacturer, News, Phones
Vodafone launches new pre-paid plan specifically for international calling

Vodafone launches new pre-paid plan specifically for international calling

Making the world a smaller place through ease of communications has been at the forefront of Australian carriers for the last 12 months. Vodafone has been leading the charge with their Red plans and today they’ve turned their attention to the pay-as-you-go (PAYG) pre-paid market with a new plan tailored to give better options for customers making international calls. There’s[Read More…]

by 6:04 pm on February 28, 2015 1 comment Carriers