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Samsung Galaxy S4 Plans: Virgin

Samsung Galaxy S4 Plans: Virgin

The flurry of activity continues as carriers rush to press with their plans and pricing for the much anticipated Samsung Galaxy S4. As will the other carriers, Virgin will have the Galaxy S4 available as of this Saturday the 27th of April across their range of plans. Existing Virgin Mobile Australia customers who re-contract with the Samsung Galaxy S4 will be rewarded with an offer of $2 monthly handset repayments on the Big Plan $59 (24 month contract, min. total cost is $1,464). New customers to Virgin Mobile Australia can pick up the Samsung Galaxy S4 for $7 monthly handset[Read More...]

by 9:01 PM on April 23, 2013 1 comment Carriers, News, Phones
Samsung Galaxy S4 Plans: Optus

Samsung Galaxy S4 Plans: Optus

Optus has revealed their plans for the Samsung Galaxy S 4, announcing that the phone will be available to pre-order online from Wednesday 24th April, with stock being in-stores at selected ‘yes’ Optus stores and retail partners from Saturday the 27th of April. The Galaxy S 4 will be available on a 24 month contract with a $7 monthly handset repayment – after $20 monthly handset credit – on the $60 Optus Plan with a minimum total cost $1,512. To sweeten the deal, Optus is offering existing customers 8000 bonus Qantas Frequent Flyer points when upgrading their service to a[Read More...]

by 8:48 PM on April 23, 2013 3 comments Carriers, Phones
Samsung Galaxy S4 Plans: Vodafone

Samsung Galaxy S4 Plans: Vodafone

In preparation for the pending launch of the Samsung Galaxy S4 tomorrow in Samsung stores and Saturday for retail, Ausdroid spoke to the Australian carriers for a statement as to their intent with plans and handset repayments. Vodafone’s plans are very much as expected and discussed on a recent Ausdroid Podcast (based on 24 month plans): $20 on Vodafone $30 Plan/ Total min.cost $1200 $15 on Vodafone $40 Plan /Total min.cost $1320 $10 on Vodafone $50 Plan/ Total min.cost $1440 $5 on Vodafone $60 Plan/Total min.cost $1560 $0 on Vodafone $80 Plan/Total min.cost $1920 $0 on Vodafone $100 Plan/ Total[Read More...]

by 8:15 PM on April 23, 2013 9 comments Carriers, Phones
Samsung Galaxy S4 — In Samsung Stores Tomorrow; Carriers Saturday 27 April

Samsung Galaxy S4 — In Samsung Stores Tomorrow; Carriers Saturday 27 April

There’s an air of excitement around tech circles tonight waiting for the news of when we can get our hands on the latest and greatest device from Samsung, the Galaxy S4. Ausdroid’s Jason Murray is at the launch event tonight and we’ve received confirmation that the Galaxy S4 will be available tomorrow from Samsung Experience Stores, and from Saturday 27 April from carrier stores and other outlets. Outright pricing is $899, which is quite high, but equally, it seems to be a Rolls Royce of a handset. Are you longing for a Galaxy S4? Longing enough to pay $899 for[Read More...]

by 7:50 PM on April 23, 2013 22 comments Carriers, Phones
Vodafone unboxes the HTC One

Vodafone unboxes the HTC One

With the HTC One hitting the streets today, Kieran Mcilwain from Vodafone has kindly provided an unboxing video which shows off the phone in all its glory. The unboxing shows off the phone as well as the accessories included, Spoiler Alert it has comes with a USB Cable, Charger, headset, SIM eject tool and warranty card. Kieran also takes us through a quick look at the setup and the first screens on the phone including a brief view of Blinkfeed. It appears that some lucky Vodafone customers began receiving their HTC One pre-orders yesterday, judging from the tweets sent out[Read More...]

by 12:51 PM on April 23, 2013 2 comments Carriers, Phones
Telstra to introduce shared data plans across multiple devices

Telstra to introduce shared data plans across multiple devices

Good news for people out there who have multiple devices capable of using SIM cards, the days of handling multiple accounts could soon be over. Telstra has announced that in the coming months they will be adding data sharing plans to their range of plans. The post on the Telstra Exchange blogs lists all the details available at the moment : You may have read today about some new plans we will be launching in the coming months, which will let you share your data across a number of mobile devices (such as your smartphone, tablet or Mobile WiFi). We[Read More...]

by 12:15 PM on April 20, 2013 9 comments Carriers, News
Vodafone joins 4G party; LTE to roll out from June

Vodafone joins 4G party; LTE to roll out from June

Vodafone do not have the best reputation in the Australian mobile industry, but they are working really hard at improving the quality of their service. Although they’re a bit behind the competition – Telstra began the rollout of their 4G network over 12 months ago, and Optus switched theirs on midway through last year – Vodafone’s new 4G network looks pretty promising. Vodafone have announced today that they will commence the rollout of their LTE network in June in the major cities around Australia. The rollout will start with the major cities – Melbourne, Sydney, Perth, Brisbane and Adelaide, but[Read More...]

by 4:58 PM on April 8, 2013 9 comments Carriers, News
Ausdroid Exclusive: Virgin Mobile pulling out of third-party retail stores, focusing on their in-store experience

Ausdroid Exclusive: Virgin Mobile pulling out of third-party retail stores, focusing on their in-store experience

Ausdroid Exclusive Virgin Mobile have confirmed to Ausdroid that they are changing their focus in Australia, but they are not pulling out from the Australian market. Quite the contrary. How did this start? Overnight we received an interesting rumour via our anonymous tip facility. Some of these tips have been — in the past — a bit questionable, and when we saw this one, well we thought it was of the same elk. I mean really, a rumour that Virgin Mobile were pulling out of the Australian market? We had to check this for ourselves. So off to the local[Read More...]

by 12:43 PM on April 6, 2013 6 comments Carriers, Rumours
Vodafone confirm Galaxy SII Jellybean Update approved

Vodafone confirm Galaxy SII Jellybean Update approved

Vodafone have confirmed in writing to Ausdroid a short time ago that the Jellybean update for the Samsung Galaxy SII has been approved for both the Vodafone and Three network devices and is now awaiting a release schedule from Samsung. While this is certainly good news for those of you still rocking the old Galaxy SII, there is no confirmed timeline for the OTA updates to start pushing out as yet. Are you still rocking a Galaxy SII? Are you eager to get some Jellybean style in your life? Let us know in the comments below.

by 2:11 AM on April 5, 2013 14 comments Carriers, OS Update
Optus ‘uncorks’ new BYO month-to-month plans; offers 4G and freedom with a side of bad puns

Optus ‘uncorks’ new BYO month-to-month plans; offers 4G and freedom with a side of bad puns

Optus have today announced a new set of BYO month-to-month plans for the growing number of people who are buying their phones outright rather than signing up to a 24-month plan. They don’t offer exceedingly good value, but they do provide access to Optus’ 4G network and the freedom of not being locked into a contract. You also get to take advantage of the perks that Optus provides to its customers such as $10 movie tickets to Hoyts and selected independent cinemas, and the ability to earn Qantas Frequent Flyer points. $20 per month: $200 included value plus 200MB mobile[Read More...]

by 11:47 AM on April 3, 2013 13 comments Carriers, News
Rumour: HTC One to go on-sale on the 23rd of April on Telstra

Rumour: HTC One to go on-sale on the 23rd of April on Telstra

We’re still waiting for the official word to come down from HTC on a launch date for the HTC One. But, we’ve just been advised that according to Telstras internal system the HTC One is due to go on-sale in Australia on the 23rd of April. No pricing or plan information has been assigned to the entry, we’re told but hopefully this shouldn’t be too far away. With HTC themselves confirming delays due to a number of issues including problems sourcing the ‘Ultra-Pixel’ camera sensor we have been given no information on an actual release of the highly anticipated phone.[Read More...]

by 12:48 PM on March 27, 2013 12 comments Carriers, Manufacturer, Phones, Rumours
Optus announces Sony Xperia Z onsale today

Optus announces Sony Xperia Z onsale today

Optus has just advised that the Sony Xperia Z will go on-sale today online, in selected stores and through phone sales. The phone is available on the Optus 4G Network which is now live in Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, Newcastle, Adelaide, Surfers Paradise and Brisbane CBD. But fear not if you live outside of those markets as the Xperia Z works just as well on 3G. The Xperia Z is available for existing Optus customers for $0 upfront on the $60 plan on a 24 month contract(min total cost $1440). However, somewhat inexplicably Optus has decided that new customers will be[Read More...]

by 10:37 AM on March 18, 2013 13 comments Carriers, Phones
Galaxy S 4 Carrier information

Galaxy S 4 Carrier information

On the back of the Samsung Galaxy S4 launch only a short time ago, Ausdroid has been in contact with the major Australian carriers to find out when we can get our hands on this new device. The statements issued to us by their PR and Media departments are as follows. Telstra We’re excited to confirm that we will offer the new Samsung S 4 on the nation’s largest 4G network when it comes to Australia. Pricing and availability will be confirmed closer to launch but for now, customers can register their details to receive more information as it’s released[Read More...]

by 12:00 PM on March 15, 2013 9 comments Carriers, News, Phones