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HTC One Mini 2 – Review

HTC One Mini 2 – Review

HTC has always had an edge when it comes to hardware design. Their phones, have consistently won awards, with last years HTC One (M7) taking home a slew of awards throughout the year. The HTC One (M8) followed in its footsteps improving on the design and again has been an industry leader when it comes to design. HTC released small(mini)[Read More…]

by 8:30 am on January 24, 2015 5 comments Carriers, News, Phones, Reviews
Telstra Nexus owners are now receiving their Lollipop update.

Telstra Nexus owners are now receiving their Lollipop update.

In the wake of Google finally releasing Android 5.0 for Nexus devices in November, it emerged that Telstra customers weren’t receiving the Over The Air (OTA) updates on their Nexus 4 or Nexus 5’s. Customers who had patiently waited for the update watched the theoretical two week rollout window come and go, with nothing received. Intrepid Nexus fans found that[Read More…]

by 2:59 pm on January 23, 2015 13 comments Carriers, OS Update, Phones
Optus Offers Bonus Data For Sim Only Plans

Optus Offers Bonus Data For Sim Only Plans

As more and more people start to use advanced smartphones they are going to consume more and more data. Unfortunately we have very rarely seen any providers offer data increases in acknowledgement of the way people use their devices. With data allowances decreasing in recent years it is difficult to get full value out of your smartphone. Optus are showing[Read More…]

by 7:05 pm on January 5, 2015 7 comments Carriers
Telstra announces 4GX has hit 600 new towns and suburbs this week

Telstra announces 4GX has hit 600 new towns and suburbs this week

Optus announced their new 700MHz sites, late last night, but they aren’t the only carrier extending their 700MHz LTE network. Telstra today has announced with the ACMA license for the 700MHz network now in effect, they will be switching on 4GX 700MHz coverage in a 600 sites across Australia, extending the trial areas they’ve been working on throughout the year.[Read More…]

by 2:05 pm on January 1, 2015 4 comments Carriers
Optus kicks off 2015 with a boom in 4G sites

Optus kicks off 2015 with a boom in 4G sites

Back in 2013, the Australian Communications & Media Authority auctioned off the 700MHz frequency, which would soon be vacated by the soon to be removed Analogue TV networks. Optus took part in the auction to secure spectrum in the coveted lower range frequency and won 2x 10MHz bands for a total of 20MHz in spectrum, and today the license to[Read More…]

by 12:01 am on January 1, 2015 4 comments Carriers
Good Deal: Buy a Telstra Rush Pre-paid for $39 from Coles, get a bonus $20 Google Play Gift Card

Good Deal: Buy a Telstra Rush Pre-paid for $39 from Coles, get a bonus $20 Google Play Gift Card

If you’re in the market for a post Christmas tech bargain, there are a few out there, and here’s another. Coles is offering the Telstra Rush Pre-Paid mobile for $39 and throwing in a $20 Google Play gift card if purchased in the same transaction. The Telstra Rush, is a rebranded ZTE T792, and comes with fairly similar specs to[Read More…]

by 2:41 pm on December 31, 2014 4 comments Carriers, Phones
Good Deal: Grab a Telstra Tempo for $24.50 from Officeworks and get $20 in Google Play credit via redemption

Good Deal: Grab a Telstra Tempo for $24.50 from Officeworks and get $20 in Google Play credit via redemption

If you’re on the lookout for a low-end handset for a family member, then Officeworks and Telstra have a pretty good deal for you. Officeworks are selling the Telstra Tempo, the rebranded ZTE T815, for just $24.50. The Telstra Tempo falls under the current Telstra promotion, which offers $20 of Google Play credit when you purchase selected handsets. Simply purchase[Read More…]

by 7:58 pm on December 26, 2014 11 comments Carriers, Deal, Manufacturer, Phones
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 15 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 12 comments Carriers