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Yatango’s downfall — what happened? What about Yomojo?

Yatango’s downfall — what happened? What about Yomojo?

10:07 am on November 30, 2015 in Carriers, Opinion and Editorial
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We wrote in early October about the failure of Yatango Mobile and its lapse into voluntary administration, and we kind of stopped following the story; sadly, the failure of MVNOs really isn’t as uncommon as it should be, and when another bit the dust, we wrote about it and forgot about it. However, it seems there’s more to the story.[Read More…]

Yomojo acquire Yatango Mobile Australia’s mobile customers

Yomojo acquire Yatango Mobile Australia’s mobile customers

6:22 pm on November 25, 2015 in Carriers, News
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Yatango have forged a bit of a name for themselves in the Australian market, initially with their acquisition of Mobicity and then establishing Yatango Mobile. Sadly for the directors, at the start of October, Yatango Mobile went into receivership with an uncertain future following a failed reverse-listing a few months earlier. A couple of weeks after, at the end of October,[Read More…]

Australian Huawei Nexus 6P owners starting to receive OTA update to fix Telstra 4G issues

Australian Huawei Nexus 6P owners starting to receive OTA update to fix Telstra 4G issues

10:08 am on November 24, 2015 in Carriers, OS Updates, Phones
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Australian Nexus 6P owners on the Telstra network will be pleased to know that the issues with 4G switching are close to being at an end, with reports starting to filter in that the long-awaited Over-The-Air (OTA) update to fix the 4G switching issue is starting to roll out. The update, which weighs in at a shade over 71MB specifically[Read More…]

Vodafone starts offering 2GB of bonus data to prepaid customers who recharge $40 or more

Vodafone starts offering 2GB of bonus data to prepaid customers who recharge $40 or more

3:24 pm on November 18, 2015 in Carriers
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Vodafone has today announced a new bonus for their prepaid customers willing to connect or recharge more than $40 per time, offering an additional 2GB of data each time they do so. The plan affects those connected to their new $40, $50 or $60 Combo prepaid plans, as long as you connect and then continue to recharge $40 or more[Read More…]

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Google acknowledges Nexus 6P issues on Telstra; working with Huawei to resolve them

Google acknowledges Nexus 6P issues on Telstra; working with Huawei to resolve them

9:59 am on November 11, 2015 in Carriers, Google Play and Services, News
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We’ve seen and heard a lot about the Nexus 6P connectivity issues on the Telstra network, starting soon after the phone went on sale to the public. The phone loses network connectivity occasionally (data, voice and all) and despite some attempts at finding a fix there’s been little to no public acknowledgement of the issue until now. In a post[Read More…]

Get a good deal from Telstra on a Nexus 5X (or another phone) when you switch and sign up to a 12 month plan

Get a good deal from Telstra on a Nexus 5X (or another phone) when you switch and sign up to a 12 month plan

2:32 pm on November 10, 2015 in Bargains, Carriers, Phones
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Telstra’s got a Christmas promotion for you that’s worthy of some serious consideration, offering $240 credit on a new tablet or phone when you sign up to 12 months of Go Mobile service. If that’s not sweet enough, you’ll also get $200 credit and 4.5GB of extra data to use each month (if you sign up online). The deal is[Read More…]

Aldi Mobile — Prepaid Review

Aldi Mobile — Prepaid Review

11:42 am on November 6, 2015 in Carriers, Reviews
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We don’t often spend a lot of time experimenting with different carriers; oftentimes we’re so caught up with testing new phones and tablets and other gizmos that we forget that most of these connected devices need a SIM card and carrier service to be useful. When we were approached to take Aldi Mobile for a test drive, it was an[Read More…]

Optus and Telstra begin rolling out “Stagefright” update for the Samsung Galaxy Note 5

Optus and Telstra begin rolling out “Stagefright” update for the Samsung Galaxy Note 5

9:19 pm on November 5, 2015 in Carriers, News, Phones
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Optus and Telstra have been testing their Stagefright fixes for the newly launched Samsung Galaxy Note 5, and they’ve begun rolling out the update to users on their network. The Optus rollout is listed as completed on their website and we’ve captured a screenshot of the Over The Air update hitting handsets now. The update, which is about 144.28MB in[Read More…]

Huawei’s P8 Lite lands at Telstra with a bonus Huawei Band smartwatch and screen replacement

Huawei’s P8 Lite lands at Telstra with a bonus Huawei Band smartwatch and screen replacement

5:02 pm on November 5, 2015 in Android Wear and Smartwatches, Carriers, Phones

Telstra has quietly added the Huawei P8 Lite to its Android lineup, and is offering a Huawei Band and one replacement screen – in the first 12 months – for free as an added bonus for anyone who signs up on a 24 month Go Mobile or Go Business Mobile plan. The P8 lite is a 5″ HD (1280 x[Read More…]

Optus turns to satellite to achieve 100% mobile coverage across Australia

Optus turns to satellite to achieve 100% mobile coverage across Australia

1:22 pm on November 5, 2015 in Accessories, Carriers
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Optus has today announced the milestone achievement of 100% mobile coverage across Australia, though they’ve had to resort to the use of satellite to cover the last portions of the continent using Thuraya’s Satsleeve+ and SatSleeve Hotspot technology. The Satsleeve+ is an add-on for your Android or iOS to add satellite connectivity, with use of a universal adaptor found inside[Read More…]

Optus firms up sports offerings with exclusive Cricket and Barclays Premier League deals

Optus firms up sports offerings with exclusive Cricket and Barclays Premier League deals

8:18 am on November 5, 2015 in Apps and Games, Carriers
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Optus has in the last week announced new deals for distribution of sports content which sees them set up as exclusive partners for distribution of both Cricket and the Barclays Premier League – better known as the English Premier League for three seasons. The Cricket deal sees Optus secure a three year deal as the Official Mobile Multimedia Partner of[Read More…]

Breaking: Telstra may have a fix for Nexus 6P connectivity issues

Breaking: Telstra may have a fix for Nexus 6P connectivity issues

3:16 pm on November 4, 2015 in Carriers, News
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It was only a couple of days ago that issues started to appear with people using the new Nexus 6P on Telstra’s 4G network, and it looks as if there’s a fix on the way. At this stage, the fix seems to require customers calling up Telstra to have some settings changed (which we’ve detailed below), but we’re sharing this information[Read More…]

OPPO announces new partnership with Telechoice to expand its Australian presence

OPPO announces new partnership with Telechoice to expand its Australian presence

10:40 am on November 4, 2015 in Carriers, News
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OPPO, already huge throughout Asia, have taken another step to grow its Australian presence, by entering an agreement with national mobile retailer TeleChoice. The new deal will see OPPO’s latest handsets, including the R7, R7 Plus and Mirror 5s, available through TeleChoice stores across Australia and online. Better still, the deal will allow customers to purchase OPPO handsets from TeleChoice[Read More…]

Optus offering a 4G lifeline to those forgotten by the NBN … kind of

Optus offering a 4G lifeline to those forgotten by the NBN … kind of

11:19 am on November 3, 2015 in Carriers, News
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If you’re in an area that isn’t likely to receive the NBN any time soon, and you suffer from crap ADSL instead, Optus might have a nice little stop-gap for you to bring you up to speed, so to speak. Optus has launched a new data-only plan targeting home internet users. Including 50GB of data for just $70 by use[Read More…]

Optus is offering Google Play Credit if you sign up for a 24-month contract or buy a pre-paid phone

Optus is offering Google Play Credit if you sign up for a 24-month contract or buy a pre-paid phone

9:00 am on November 3, 2015 in Carriers, Phones
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Carrier’s are all about getting an edge over the competition and the latest offer from Optus is offering Google Play Gift Card when you get a 4G capable Android Smartphone from Optus on a 24-month contract, or purchase a pre-paid Optus phone. The offer on contract phones will net you $100 in Google Play credit for anyone getting a new[Read More…]