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HTC One SV arrives on Vodafone

HTC One SV arrives on Vodafone

It wasn’t long ago we reviewed the HTC One SV, and we thought it was a pretty decent mid-range Android handset. I certainly did. The HTC One SV had a good amount of power and a killer battery life that just kept the phone going and going, and while it still runs Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich (with little indication of whether it will be upgraded in future), the performance and longevity of the device won me over. The handset I reviewed was an Optus release, but now it seems the One SV has made the jump across to Vodafone,[Read More...]

by 6:56 PM on February 6, 2013 0 comments Carriers, News, Phones
Samsung GALAXY Nexus from Vodafone receives Android 4.1.2 Update

Samsung GALAXY Nexus from Vodafone receives Android 4.1.2 Update

Vodafone has given us some news for its patient Galaxy Nexus customers. Finally, you can get Android 4.1.2 for your Galaxy Nexus from Vodafone. There’s lots of new features that — if you’ve used Jelly Bean on other devices — you’ll now be able to use, such as Google Now, together with all the performance improvements such as Project Butter. A number of small bugs and glitches have also been fixed. The update will be available to customers as a wireless OTA upgrade and the rollout is commencing gradually. You can check Vodafone’s Support Page for the rollout schedule.

by 3:53 PM on February 3, 2013 14 comments Carriers, OS Update, Phones
$100 cashback when purchasing Motorola RAZR M or RAZR HD from Telstra

$100 cashback when purchasing Motorola RAZR M or RAZR HD from Telstra

Motorola has just announced that if you purchase either a Motorola RAZR M or RAZR HD on a plan or outright from authorised Telstra dealers from now until the 31st of March you will qualify for $100 cashback. To redeem your $100 simply head over to MotorolaCashback.com.au and fill out the claim form within 10 days of purchasing your new RAZR M or RAZRHD. The RAZR HD received its Jelly Bean upgrade in December and the last update on the Telstra Crowd Support Forum had the RAZR M Jelly Bean update expected to start pushing out to handsets on the[Read More...]

by 11:37 AM on February 1, 2013 10 comments Carriers, Deal, Manufacturer, Phones
Vodafone now testing the Sony Xperia Z

Vodafone now testing the Sony Xperia Z

Vodafone has just announced that they’re now testing Sony’s new baby, the Xperia Z via their Google+ page. Sony’s latest flagship phone boasts a 5-inch, 1080p display powered by a quad-core 1.5 Ghz CPU and 2330 mAh battery, runs Jelly Bean 4.1.2 out of the box, and promises to be water- and dust-proof. To say it’s a highly sought-after item would be an understatement. The device is rumoured for release in Japan on February 9 and in Europe on February 18. While Vodafone hasn’t yet announced availability or pricing, it’s encouraging to know they’re already putting the device through its[Read More...]

by 10:48 AM on January 29, 2013 8 comments Carriers, News, Phones
LG Optimus G to launch exclusively on Telstra in March

LG Optimus G to launch exclusively on Telstra in March

LG has just announced that the Optimus G will be launching in March in an exclusive deal that will see the flagship phone on the Telstra network. The Optimus G has recently broken the 1 million unit sales mark worldwide and the internal components of the phone are used to power the Google Nexus 4 but with the Optimus G you get the added bonus of an LTE radio. Andrew Volard, Director, Telstra Mobile, said Telstra was looking forward to bringing Optimus G to Australia’s largest 4G-enabled network. Optimus G is a phenomenal smartphone that combines superb build quality, a[Read More...]

by 10:01 AM on January 22, 2013 7 comments Carriers, News, Phones
Vodafone changes prepaid pricing — again

Vodafone changes prepaid pricing — again

Vodafone has announced this evening that it will reverse two of its recent controversial pricing changes, but social media addicts are still out in the cold. Vodafone announced changes to its prepaid plans on January 10 including the end of its longstanding free social networking promotion, which provided its prepaid customers with free access to Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, FourSquare, YouTube and MySpace. In the same announcement they also announced that they would also change data billing to 1MB per session, and charge data usage in 1MB increments. All three changes concerned users greatly – not only might they now pay[Read More...]

by 6:00 PM on January 20, 2013 1 comment Carriers, News
iinet now selling the Samsung Galaxy Camera outright or on a plan

iinet now selling the Samsung Galaxy Camera outright or on a plan

The Galaxy Camera has been one of the best use cases for Android we saw last year but it is a little much for some people as an outright cost. One of our readers Carsten has tipped us that iinet is now selling the Galaxy Camera which you can either purchase outright for $579 or on a plan with a $22 per month ‘handset’ repayment. Plans start at $19.95 per month($14.95 when bundled with another iinet service) which includes 4GB of data(2GB/2GB peak/offpeak) although the included data plans do go up to a 20GB option : Plan Quota Peak +[Read More...]

by 5:24 PM on January 18, 2013 2 comments Camera, Carriers
Vodafone Australia announces Crazy Johns brand will retire on February 20

Vodafone Australia announces Crazy Johns brand will retire on February 20

In the middle of last year we received information that Crazy Johns would be closing some of their retail stores and this did indeed come to pass with a number of stores closing their doors. This morning we’ve been tipped that Crazy Johns wanted to take this further and close all their store, we’ve just confirmed this with Crazy Johns parent company Vodafone Hutchison Australia who have confirmed the retiring of the Crazy Johns brand. Vodafone has advised that as of February 20th, Vodafone will begin to retire the Crazy Johns brand across Australia streamlining their retail brand presence into[Read More...]

by 11:52 AM on January 15, 2013 4 comments Carriers, News
Sony Xperia Z coming soon to Telstra, registrations of interest now open

Sony Xperia Z coming soon to Telstra, registrations of interest now open

Sony’s flagship device of 2013 will be coming to our nation’s largest carrier, Telstra. On their Twitter, Telstra announced that the Xperia Z would be coming soon with registrations of interest in the device now open. By registering you’ll receive more details about the device once Telstra release pricing and availability. Update: The Xperia Z will launch in March. To recap the Xperia Z: it has a 5-inch 1080p Reality Display, 1.5GHz quad-core Snapdragon S4 CPU, 13MP Exmor RS camera, 2GB RAM, LTE, 2330mAh battery, Android 4.1 (4.2 coming later, in true Sony fashion), and it’s just 7.9mm in thickness.[Read More...]

by 3:17 PM on January 9, 2013 5 comments Carriers, News, Phones
Updated: Telstra HTC One XL Jelly Bean update pushing out today – Galaxy Nexus update delayed again

Updated: Telstra HTC One XL Jelly Bean update pushing out today – Galaxy Nexus update delayed again

Telstra today announced on their community forum something that many HTC One XL owners have been painfully waiting for. The Jelly Bean update was approved earlier today (Monday 24th December). Deployment is also scheduled to begin today at 4PM, so keep checking your phone for an update, or use our forced OTA update guide. Other countries have already seen the update rolled out. Containing Jelly Bean 4.1.1 and HTC’s Sense 4+, it weighs in around 650MB, so it’s strongly advisable to download the update on Wifi. Update: The One XL OTA update will actually begin pushing out at 9PM is[Read More...]

by 4:42 PM on December 24, 2012 32 comments Carriers, News, OS Update
Optus announces m-wallet contactless payment system

Optus announces m-wallet contactless payment system

Optus has just released details on a new partnership with Visa and the Heritage bank that will introduce a contactless payment system utilising NFC and the Visa payWave technology to allow customers to use their Smart Phones as a payment system. The product called m-wallet is currently in internal trials right now with an intention to launch the system commercially next year. As we’ve seen from other providers such as Vodafone and Westpac the Optus contactless payment system will use an NFC enabled SIM card instead of the secure element installed on most mobile phones which from the Commonwealth Banks[Read More...]

by 11:42 AM on December 21, 2012 8 comments Carriers, News, NFC
Live Connected – New Telco service

Live Connected – New Telco service

Over the last couple of years, we’ve seen a few “bare bones” mobile service providers come up. Offering cost effective plans as “Sim Only” or “BYO Phone” deals, which are great if you purchase your handsets outright, or you have recently had a plan expire, and you’re happy with your handset. But what if you’re happy with being on plans so you can update your handset every two years? Easy monthly set amounts, and you get new gear. Yay! Live Connected has recently begun offering some of the latest handsets on plans, including, the Samsung Galaxy S III, HTC One[Read More...]

by 9:06 AM on December 21, 2012 28 comments Carriers
Optus 4G now available in Adelaide

Optus 4G now available in Adelaide

Optus has today advised that they have switched their on their 4G network in the Adelaide CBD, bringing Optus 4G speeds to the City of Churches just in time for Christmas. The 4G services is now active at four sites in the Adelaide CBD. According to Günther Ottendorfer, Managing Director of Optus Networks “The response from customers in other capital cities has been so positive we’ve accelerated the rollout of 4G to Adelaide, several months ahead of schedule” so now all Optus Adelaide customers can start looking at the range of 4G devices available on Optus for Christmas like the[Read More...]

by 2:01 PM on December 20, 2012 0 comments Carriers