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Vodafone’s pricing for the Note 4 and Note Edge released

Vodafone’s pricing for the Note 4 and Note Edge released

Vodafone is putting the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 and Galaxy Note Edgeup for presale tomorrow, and there’s some bonuses on offer for those who pre-order. On the Galaxy Note 4, pricing starts at $10 a month on the $70 plan (over 24 months), up to $4 per month on the $100 plan. The Galaxy Note Edge starts at $18 a month on the $70 plan, dropping to $12 a month on the $100 plan. Customers who purchase the Note 4 between 15 and 29 October 2014, or a Note Edge between 15 October and 5 November, will receive a Samsung[Read More...]

by 7:03 PM on October 14, 2014 2 comments Carriers, News, Phones
Vodafone and Spotify enter into an exclusive partnership

Vodafone and Spotify enter into an exclusive partnership

Vodafone and Spotify are set to enter into an exclusive partnership, the companies announced overnight. Specific details of the arrangement weren’t announced, with ink still drying on contracts last night but both companies are excited at the possibilities and plan to announce offers for both prepaid and postpaid customers in the next few weeks, promising “game changing”, unrivalled offers. A Spotify Premium subscription currently costs $12 per month. If the price of this subscription was to be absorbed into a Vodafone Red plan(for example) it could tip the balance in favour of the carrier for Spotify customers. The companies were[Read More...]

by 10:58 AM on October 14, 2014 11 comments Carriers
Telstra makes 1800 numbers free of charge for mobile customers

Telstra makes 1800 numbers free of charge for mobile customers

Telstra has today announced a new bonus for their customers, becoming the first Australian operator to offer calls to 1800 number free of charge from a mobile. While you’ve been able to call 1800 numbers toll free from a landline for years, the cost of calling from a mobile has still been present, but no longer. Calls to 1800 numbers from a landline will remain free, but Telstra has recognised that more people are using their mobile as their main phone line and have decided to include the service as a bonus to their mobile customers. The inclusion will be[Read More...]

by 1:56 PM on October 9, 2014 3 comments Carriers
Telstra adds the 3G only Tempo (T815) to their pre-paid range

Telstra adds the 3G only Tempo (T815) to their pre-paid range

Telstra has been selling their branded handsets for a while now, and they’ve just added another to the range, introducing the ZTE built Telstra Tempo to their pre-paid lineup. The phone is far from what you’d call top of the line, but at $79 it’s what you would call a steal. The phone comes running a very up to date Android 4.4, so it’s a great start straight out of the box. The hardware is quite basic, and includes : 4.0″ capacitive touch screen Dual core 1.0GHz CPU 512MB RAM 4GB flash memory with microSD Card slot (up to 32GB)[Read More...]

by 9:07 AM on October 4, 2014 1 comment Carriers, Manufacturer, Phones
Telstra announces nation-wide trial of Wi-Fi hotspots will go live in November

Telstra announces nation-wide trial of Wi-Fi hotspots will go live in November

Back in May, Telstra announced a plan to create one of the world’s largest Wi-Fi networks. Telstra plans to install two million Wi-Fi hotspots across the nation within five years. Officially set to launch next year, Telstra has this morning announced that a trial of the system will begin in November, in more than 1,000 locations across Australia. The trial isn’t just hitting out of the way places either, Telstra has chosen some of the biggest, busiest and what should be traffic heavy locations across the country. The first trials will be using Wi-Fi access points in payphone sites, including[Read More...]

by 10:30 AM on September 30, 2014 5 comments Carriers
Telstra adds the Samsung Galaxy Trend Plus To its Pre-Paid line of devices for $149

Telstra adds the Samsung Galaxy Trend Plus To its Pre-Paid line of devices for $149

There’s another Samsung handset on the market, with Telstra adding the Samsung Galaxy Trend Plus, to its prepaid line of devices, offering the handset for $149. The handsets is an updated version of the Galaxy Trend which launched at Dick Smith late last year, to its prepaid line of devices, offering the handset for $149. Thought it’s technically an upgrade, the Trend Plus offers only a slightly upgraded CPU along with the ‘Plus’ monniker. The Samsung Galaxy Trend Plus isn’t going to wow you spec wise, but it certainly still good value price wise. The list of specs include: 4″[Read More...]

by 10:02 AM on September 30, 2014 0 comments Carriers, News, Phones
Australian carriers advise availability of the Samsung Galaxy Note 4, Note Edge and Gear VR

Australian carriers advise availability of the Samsung Galaxy Note 4, Note Edge and Gear VR

There’s a lot happening with Samsung tonight, with the manufacturer launching their Note products as well as the Gear VR headset in Australia. So far we’ve received outright pricing for the Galaxy Note 4 and Note Edge, which will be selling in Samsung Experience stores and retailers for $949 and $1249 respectively. But what are the carriers saying? Telstra Telstra will be carrying the Samsung Galaxy Note 4, Note Edge and also offering the Gear VR. The Galaxy Note 4 is launching as the first phone on the Telstra network to support LTE-Advanced carrier aggregation. The aggregation will work accross[Read More...]

by 8:21 PM on September 23, 2014 13 comments Accessories, Carriers, Manufacturer, Phones
Optus launches LTE-Advanced Carrier Aggregation around Australia

Optus launches LTE-Advanced Carrier Aggregation around Australia

Optus is moving forward with their 4G Plus network, today announcing that they’ve enabled LTE-Advanced Carrier Aggregation on their 2300MHz TDD LTE-A network around Australia, with Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Adelaide users connected to the network the first to see the bump, and Canberra users to follow in the coming weeks. Carrier Aggregation allows Optus to combine the two 20MHz channels they operate in the 2300Mhz spectrum to offer speeds of up to 220Mbps. While the top speed is nice, you probably won’t quite get that with other users on the network, but Optus has seen speeds of up to[Read More...]

by 1:36 PM on September 22, 2014 4 comments Carriers
Vodafone revamps its prepaid plans with more data, PayPal recharges and a simplified user experience

Vodafone revamps its prepaid plans with more data, PayPal recharges and a simplified user experience

Vodafone hosted a media briefing at their North Sydney HQ this morning to reveal updated prepaid Cap pricing plans and a revamped activation and recharging experience for customers. Mehul Dave, Vodafone’s General Manager of Prepay & SIM Only, revealed that Vodafone’s new Cap plans offer two-to-three-times the data inclusion, with bonus data allowances on offer for those who recharge online, or through the MyVodafone app.   $30 Cap $40 Cap $50 Cap Cap credit $450 $750 – Calls (AU) From cap credit From cap credit Infinite TXT/PXT Infinite Infinite Infinite Data 1GB 2GB 3GB Bonus recharge data 250MB 500MB 500MB[Read More...]

by 12:59 PM on September 22, 2014 10 comments Carriers
Telstra turns on their 700MHz network in the Sydney CBD

Telstra turns on their 700MHz network in the Sydney CBD

As promised back at the end of last month, Telstra has flicked the switch on their 700MHz 4G network in the Sydney CBD today. In a move that could be seen by those of a cynical persuasion, the timing of the launch is quite fortuitous for those picking up a new phone tomorrow. But nevertheless, if you’re a Telstra customer who owns a compatible phone such as the Samsung Galaxy S5, HTC One M8 or Desire 610 and LG G3, you should be able to experience the 700MHz LTE Network. Telstra purchased 2×20 MHz blocks in the APT700 MHz (Band[Read More...]

by 5:07 PM on September 18, 2014 2 comments Carriers
Telstra details plans to expand 4G LTE service into 700 Mhz space

Telstra details plans to expand 4G LTE service into 700 Mhz space

At an event in Sydney this morning, Telstra is announcing enhancements to its 4G LTE service. The carrier expects to expand the footprint of its 4G coverage so that reach 90% of the Australian population by the end of January 2015. Telstra plans to use the 700 MHz spectrum from 1 January to cover a 3km radius of the CBDs of all capital cities and 50 regional locations. In some areas, where it’s used in conjunction with an existing network, it’ll double Telstra’s 4G network capacity. This seems like the logical extension of the expanded 700 Mhz trial that was[Read More...]

by 11:30 AM on September 11, 2014 9 comments Carriers
Virgin Mobile begins offering incentives to customers who switch to their network

Virgin Mobile begins offering incentives to customers who switch to their network

After Optus began offering incentives to customers who switch over to their network last Sunday, we’ve seen Telstra join in, and now Virgin Mobile has announced that they too will be offering incentives to customers who switch over to the Virgin Mobile network. Virgin Mobile has announced that from Friday the 12th of September in-store or the 13th on-line, until the 19th of October, all new customers who sign up on a 24 month plan with Virgin Mobile will be allocated an additional 2GB of Data per month to their plan. Not forgetting their existing customer base either, Virgin is[Read More...]

by 9:10 AM on September 11, 2014 5 comments Carriers
Telstra, too, offering $450 to customers to switch to their network

Telstra, too, offering $450 to customers to switch to their network

Telstra have seen Optus’ offer to pay new customers $450 towards break fees incurred on a previous carrier, and have decided to offer potential Telstra customers the same deal. From September 16, in a move to help customers decide to join Telstra’s network, Telstra will offer customers credits up to $450 when they incur a contract break fee to transfer to Telstra. Customers must also trade in their old phone, and sign up to a new, eligible, 24 month handset payment and mobile plan to be eligible for the credits. As an extra sweetener, Telstra is also offering to include its[Read More...]

by 4:59 PM on September 9, 2014 4 comments Carriers, News