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Optus adds the $99 LG Optimus L2 II Dual SIM to their pre-paid range

Optus adds the $99 LG Optimus L2 II Dual SIM to their pre-paid range

LG Australia in partnership with Optus has today advised that the LG Optimus L2 II Dual SIM will be available at retailers from today as a pre-paid device for just $99. The introduction last year of the L Series range was a real turning point for LG, up until that point their efforts in the smartphone arena had not been stellar but the nicely priced range of well built smartphones boosted them into number two spot in Australia overall for Android handsets. They began releasing a refreshed range earlier this year launching the Optimus L series II at Mobile World[Read More...]

by 9:14 PM on October 2, 2013 0 comments Carriers, Phones
Telstra to launch the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 and Sony Xperia Z1 on October 15th

Telstra to launch the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 and Sony Xperia Z1 on October 15th

The Note 3 and the Xperia Z1 are much anticipated phones for various reasons we’ve seen pricing for the Galaxy Note 3 already but at the time of that information there was no launch date. Today an anonymous tipster has advised us that both the Xperia Z1 and the Note 3 will launch on the Telstra network on October 15.   While the Z1 is comparable in specs and size etc to the Galaxy S4 and the HTC One it seems the pricing is too.  In a pricing schedule for business plans the Sony Xperia Z1 is shown to be[Read More...]

by 5:26 PM on October 2, 2013 14 comments Carriers
Telstra/ZTE bringing the T83 “Dave” 4G ruggedised device

Telstra/ZTE bringing the T83 “Dave” 4G ruggedised device

It seems ZTE who make most of Telstra’s cheaper devices, such as smartphone, modem dongles/wifi and tablets are set to launch a new ruggedised 4G Android smartphone, which given their relationship, will probably launch as a Telstra branded device. The device, which has been given the name Telstra Dave 4G, is being described as a ruggedised 4G Android smart phone with IP67 certification – waterproof to 1 metre and dustproof – and has been given the Telstra blue tick for improved rural and metro coverage both on the Telstra 4G and Next G networks. The specs for the T83 Dave[Read More...]

by 4:48 PM on October 2, 2013 17 comments Carriers, Manufacturer, Phones
Dual-Mode Galaxy S4 arriving in Optus stores later this week

Dual-Mode Galaxy S4 arriving in Optus stores later this week

The Dual-mode version of the Galaxy S4 was announced by Optus back in August, with a launch date of Mid-September, but we’ve yet to see any followup, but today Optus advised that the dual-mode version of the Galaxy S4 will be arriving in Optus stores later this week. The new dual-mode model of the GALAXY S4 is available on the Optus $60 My Plan with a $7 monthly handset repayment. The plan includes 600 minutes of standard national voice calls, unlimited standard SMS and MMS to Australian mobiles and 1GB of mobile internet data (Minimum Total Cost is $1608 over[Read More...]

by 9:05 PM on October 1, 2013 3 comments Carriers
Vodafone adds 34 European countries to their $5 per day international roaming offer

Vodafone adds 34 European countries to their $5 per day international roaming offer

After announcinfg a plan at the end of July to allow their customers to use their existing plan inclusions in the US, UK and New Zealand for just $5 per day extra, they’ve announced that this is now available to those Vodafone customers travelling to Europe. With Australia’s multi-cultural heritage there’s sure to be a country in the 34 European countries that are now included which could interest some international travelling Australians: Albania, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Montenegro, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania,[Read More...]

by 2:27 PM on October 1, 2013 3 comments Carriers
Telstra introduces Data Sharing for Every Day Connect plans

Telstra introduces Data Sharing for Every Day Connect plans

After announcing that Data sharing plans would be coming soon all the way back in April, Telstra has today finally launched their Every Day Connect Data Share Packages. The new data sharing packages are available for the Every Day Connect plans and allow you to share the included data in the plan between up to three devices – eg. tablet, phone and laptop. But, the catch is you have to pay $20 per month for each device you have connected – $10 per month for the privilege and $10 per month for the SIM card. Telstra has also advised if[Read More...]

by 1:55 PM on October 1, 2013 6 comments Carriers
Optus ending relationship with Woolworths Mobile – Woolworths investigating further options

Optus ending relationship with Woolworths Mobile – Woolworths investigating further options

Woolworths Mobile will no longer be able to sign up new customers to their Optus-supplied Mobile network as of tomorrow, with Optus advising that they are in the process of ending their relationship them. The Woolworths Mobile service launched in July 2011, and has been supplying customers with fairly decent plans after purchase of a $2 SIM Card. An Optus spokesperson advised that from the 1st of October, customers will no longer be able to purchase a Woolworths Mobile prepaid SIM. Existing customers will not be immediately affected, with Optus advising that customers will be able to continue to recharge[Read More...]

by 3:02 PM on September 30, 2013 7 comments Carriers, News
HD Voice update for Vodafone branded Galaxy Note II now available via Kies

HD Voice update for Vodafone branded Galaxy Note II now available via Kies

The latest Vodafone Software update Blog advises that Galaxy Note II owners will finally be able to use the HD Voice feature that was rolled out to the Vodafone network began trialling back in June. While some customers have been able to use this update on their modified Galaxy Note II by changing the build prop, official support has just arrived. The update, which is outlined in it’s own blog entry on the Vodafone support site advises that the 1.86GB Update is now available to download via Kies – there is no OTA update. You’ll need Samsung’s desktop software Kies[Read More...]

by 11:56 AM on September 27, 2013 6 comments Carriers, OS Update
Telstra drops pricing on international data packs

Telstra drops pricing on international data packs

The recent focus on the cost of mobile data and calls by both Optus and Vodafone have seemingly forced Telstra to look at their own data pricing, with the largest Telco in Australia advising that from the 14th of October they will introduce some new ‘cheaper’ options. Whilst not as outrageously expensive as their current data pack offerings, which sees you charged $29 for just 20MB of data, the new Casual Traveler Data Packs now provide five times the data at the same price, although all the packs have a 30 day expiry on them : $29 for 100MB to[Read More...]

by 11:27 PM on September 24, 2013 7 comments Carriers, News
Optus announce new trade-in scheme to give you credit towards your new plan

Optus announce new trade-in scheme to give you credit towards your new plan

If you’re into gadgets then chances are you have a number of Smartphones lying around gathering dust, and Optus would like to take them off your hands in exchange for giving you credit on your next Optus My Plan phone bill when you sign up to a new contract or re-contract to a postpaid mobile plan. The requirements of the scheme are pretty simple, firstly the phone has to be working, next you will need to take the phone along with your driver’s license or passport into an Optus store where it will be assessed by an Optus representative who[Read More...]

by 1:34 AM on September 24, 2013 3 comments Carriers, Phones
Vodafone announce App Aid 2013 – Coding for a cause

Vodafone announce App Aid 2013 – Coding for a cause

After a highly successful event last year that saw the creation of St John Ambulance Australia (NSW) ‘Responder App’ as well as apps for OzHarvest and the Starlight foundation, Vodafone have announced that App Aid 2013 is going ahead with up to $120,000 being contributed this year to as many as five Australian charities by Vodafone Foundation and Vodafone. App Aid will see charities paired with professional digital product developers to help create up to five teams. These teams will have a full day of brainstorming on the 18th of October where they will discuss their App ideas. Each charity[Read More...]

by 12:50 AM on September 24, 2013 0 comments Carriers, Charity, News
Where to buy the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 and Galaxy Gear

Where to buy the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 and Galaxy Gear

The official pricing and availability – October 3rd for the majority – is now out for the Galaxy Note 3 on all three major carriers if you want to purchase it on contract. With the exception of Virgin Mobile who have advised they will be announcing their pricing on the 26th of September, you can now check out the options for Optus, Telstra and Vodafone and see which best suits your needs. Meanwhile, if you want the Galaxy Note 3 outright here’s where to do a bit of a comparison, bear in mind these tables are fluid and will change[Read More...]

by 4:26 PM on September 18, 2013 9 comments Accessories, Carriers, Phones
Optus announces pre-orders for the Samsung Galaxy Note 3

Optus announces pre-orders for the Samsung Galaxy Note 3

The three major carriers in Australia have now made their plans for the Galaxy Note 3 available for the public, with Optus now announcing that the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 is now available for pre-order online, instore or over the phone. The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 will be available from October 3rd in Jet Black or Classic White on a range of My Plans, Optus are advising that the phone can be purchased on a 24 month contract connected to the $80 per month My Plan with a $10 per month handset repayment (after a $20 monthly phone credit). The[Read More...]

by 3:27 PM on September 18, 2013 2 comments Carriers, Manufacturer, Phones