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Telstra announces pricing for the Samsung Galaxy Note 3

Telstra announces pricing for the Samsung Galaxy Note 3

The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 is being launched in Australia right now, and all the carriers are bringing out their pricing. So far, Vodafone has given us a look at their pricing and availability which includes a bundle pack that includes both the Note 3 and Galaxy Gear and now Telstra has announced their pricing for the Galaxy Note 3, which unfortunately does not include a bundle for the Galaxy Gear. Telstra has updated their Telstra Exchange blog to advise that the Note 3 will be available but have not included any dates on availability, based on the Vodafone launch[Read More...]

by 2:19 PM on September 18, 2013 14 comments Carriers, Phones
Vodafone announces price plans Samsung GALAXY Note 3 and GALAXY Gear

Vodafone announces price plans Samsung GALAXY Note 3 and GALAXY Gear

In their push to win back market share after a less than stellar last couple of years, Vodafone have been pushing to market quickly with new release items regularly. This time they’ve been first to announce pre-order of the Galaxy Note 3 and Galaxy Gear Smartwatch in a bundle. After the device goes on sale on October 3rd, the GALAXY Note 3 will be available for $10 a month on a $65 Red Plan and the GALAXY Note 3 + Galaxy Gear bundle will be available for $23 a month on top of the $65 Red Plan. Vodafone General Manager[Read More...]

by 1:34 PM on September 18, 2013 6 comments Carriers, News, Phones, Smartwatch
Alcatel One Touch S’Pop available at Coles starting tomorrow for one week. Throwing in a free Vodafone Pre-Paid Sim

Alcatel One Touch S’Pop available at Coles starting tomorrow for one week. Throwing in a free Vodafone Pre-Paid Sim

In the latest Coles catalogue starting this Wednesday 18 September for one week, Coles is offering the Alcatel One Touch S’Pop for $99 which the are offering a Vodafone Pre-Paid sim card as part of the offer for free. Now whilst the Alcatel One Touch S’Pop isn’t going to offer the latest and greatest specs, it does offer most of the same functions as Android smartphones offered for ten times the price (although, not all of them). The S’Pop specs are: 3.5″ TFT capacity screen, 320 x 480 pixels (165 ppi pixel density) 512 MB RAM 4GB Storage, expandable to[Read More...]

by 7:55 AM on September 18, 2013 0 comments Carriers, Manufacturer, News, Phones, Sale
Optus now offering the Xperia Z1 and Xperia Z Ultra for pre-order

Optus now offering the Xperia Z1 and Xperia Z Ultra for pre-order

Optus has today advised that the Xperia Z1 and the Xperia Z Ultra are now available to pre-order on the Optus 4G network via tele-sales, online and in-store, with an official launch availability date of the 1st of October. Both the Xperia Z1 and the Xperia Z Ultra are water and dust-proof with IP55 and IP58 Certification. Xperia Z1 The recently announced Xperia Z1 is available on Optus for pre-order through their mini-site, on a variety of plans beginning from just $55 per month – $35 My Plan with $20 per month handset repayments. With a 5″ Full HD Trilumionos[Read More...]

by 1:50 PM on September 17, 2013 1 comment Carriers, Manufacturer, Phones
LG G2 to launch on Optus in November

LG G2 to launch on Optus in November

The LG G2 was announced at an event in New York at the very beginning of August and when we met with LG to get a hands-on with the new super phone they advised that Optus would launch the phone in October/November. The press release from the launch of the new 4G Plus network this morning revealed this one line throwaway : The LG G2 will be out in November While we still don’t have any details on the pricing or plans apart from the outright price of $699, or a release date – we’ve requested more information – at[Read More...]

by 1:22 PM on September 13, 2013 3 comments Carriers, Phones
Optus launch their 4G Plus LTE Network

Optus launch their 4G Plus LTE Network

Optus has today announced that they have expanded their 4G Plus LTE Network to Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and Adelaide in a move that will enhance their existing 4G offerings. The new 4G plus network is an expansion of the trial TD-LTE network which was launched in Canberra earlier this year running on the 2300MHz network. The TD-LTE network allows for transmit/receive of data to occur on the same frequency but at different times as opposed to FD-LTE technology currenly used in other Australian 4G networks which uses a seperate channels for each. Optus plans to progressively roll out this new[Read More...]

by 12:42 PM on September 13, 2013 9 comments Carriers
Coles selling the Samsung Galaxy Y & Huawei Ascend Y201

Coles selling the Samsung Galaxy Y & Huawei Ascend Y201

In the latest Coles catalogue starting this Wednesday 11 September for one week, Coles is offering the Samsung Galaxy Y for $59 plus 750 FlyBuys points and the Huawei Ascend Y201 for $39 plus an additional 500 points if you’re a FlyBuys member. Now whilst these devices aren’t going to offer the latest and greatest specs, they will offer most of the same functions as Android smartphones offered for ten times the price (although, not all of them). Just in case you need reminding, the Samsung Galaxy Y specs are as follows: 3″ TFT capacitive touchscreen, 240 x 320 pixels[Read More...]

by 8:19 AM on September 10, 2013 4 comments Carriers, Manufacturer, News, Phones, Sale
Optus announce the Android 4.2.2 update for the HTC One is now available

Optus announce the Android 4.2.2 update for the HTC One is now available

Optus HTC One owners can now join their fellow owners on Telsra and Vodafone with Optus today advising that the Android 4.2.2 update is now rolling out over the air to the HTC One. Great news for our HTC One customers – Android 4.2.2 now avail over the air. Heaps of new features, like Instagram now thru HTC BlinkFeed! — Optus (@Optus) September 5, 2013 The Android 4.2.2 update for the HTC One includes a whole slew of updates, including : Launcher Bar Enhancement Widget panel rearrangement New lock screen style and widget Enhanced home button behaviour home button options[Read More...]

by 9:32 PM on September 5, 2013 6 comments Carriers, Manufacturer, OS Update
Sony Xperia Z Ultra coming to Optus, Harvey Norman, Dick Smith, Sony Stores

Sony Xperia Z Ultra coming to Optus, Harvey Norman, Dick Smith, Sony Stores

Although it’s not Sony’s newest device, the relatively new Xperia Z Ultra — a larger Xperia Z — will be launching here in Australia very, very soon. Sony Mobile confirmed that Optus would be the only carrier to have the device at launch. Retailers such as Harvey Norman, Dick Smith, and Sony’s own stores will also stock the device, with Harvey Norman confirming to Ausdroid that it will available for pre-order online later this afternoon for $733 — Dick Smith will also open pre-orders this afternoon. For the first 250 people to pre-order the Xperia Z Ultra, they will receive[Read More...]

by 3:19 PM on September 5, 2013 4 comments Carriers, News, Phones
Australian availability of the Sony Xperia Z1

Australian availability of the Sony Xperia Z1

You’d be forgiven for missing the launch of the Sony Xperia Z1, with all the announcements made at IFA last night there was a large number of devices from various manufacturers announced, but in terms of camera, the Sony Xperia Z1 was one of the most promising. Sony advised in their launch that they expected to launch the Xperia Z1 globally this month so we reached out to Sony as well as the Australian Carriers to find out which ones will be carrying the device. The Sony online store will be accepting pre-orders for the Z1 from Sony online from[Read More...]

by 1:05 PM on September 5, 2013 16 comments Carriers, Manufacturer, Phones
Optus cut the price of the LG Optimus F5 in half – now $149

Optus cut the price of the LG Optimus F5 in half – now $149

If you’re an Optus customer and looking for a 4G phone, then you would benefit greatly from checking out the LG Optimus F5 over on the Optus Website. Optus has slashed the price of the phone from $299 down to a ridiculous $149. Spec wise it contains some very decent features which make for a pretty good phone and at $149 it’s insanely good value : 4.3″ qHD(960×540) IPS LCD Display 1.2 GHz Dual-Core Qualcomm MSM8960 Snapdragon CPU 1GB RAM 8GB (Usable memory 5GB) with microSD Card Slot(Up to 32GB) 5MP Rear Camera with 1.3MP Front Facing Camera Wi-Fi 802.11[Read More...]

by 1:46 AM on September 5, 2013 1 comment Carriers, Manufacturer, Phones
Telstra now opening pre-orders for the HTC One Mini

Telstra now opening pre-orders for the HTC One Mini

Telstra certainly is launching a few more flagship devices, with the HTC One Mini now available for pre-order through the Telstra website. Just to even sweeten the deal, Telstra are also giving away a BeatsAudio bluetooth speakers for all pre-orders between now and the 17 September. Pricing is pretty much the same with any new-new device from Telstra as the following will attest: With that, we here at Ausdroid didn’t mind the HTC One and we hope the HTC One Mini will just be as successful as its bigger brother, but only time and sales will tell. You can head[Read More...]

by 8:34 PM on September 3, 2013 0 comments Carriers, Manufacturer, News, Other, Phones, Sale
Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini now available for pre-order through Telstra and Optus

Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini now available for pre-order through Telstra and Optus

Well it seems Telstra is trying to beat Optus to the pack, with the Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini now available for pre order through the Telstra website. In addition to this, Telstra are also throwing in a Fitbit Flexi for all online pre-orders through their website, which would probably go in some way with the S Health App on the device………..maybe! Looking at the plans, it seems that the plan pricing is pretty much inline with most mobile offers from Telstra, as the blow screenshots can testify: If you are interested to look into the plans available, you can check[Read More...]

by 8:31 PM on September 3, 2013 4 comments Carriers, Manufacturer, News, Phones