Carriers

Telstra bring real-time data usage alerts to customers

Telstra bring real-time data usage alerts to customers

Unless you’ve managed to somehow acquire an unlimited data plan, you’re probably quite careful about your data usage on your mobile. With excess data charges quite exorbitant for the most part, your’re quite right to do so, and Telstra is making monitoring your data usage even easier. Previously, alerts for data usage have taken up to 48 hours (and still[Read More…]

by 11:02 am on November 12, 2014 7 comments Carriers
Huawei launch the Ascend Mate 7 in Australia with fingerprint scanner and Ultra long-lasting battery life

Huawei launch the Ascend Mate 7 in Australia with fingerprint scanner and Ultra long-lasting battery life

After announcing the phone back at IFA in Germany, Huawei has tonight launched their current flagship phone, the Ascend Mate 7 in Australia. Hauwei are launching two versions of the Ascend Mate 7 in Australia, one with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of on-board storage and one with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of storage. Vodafone will be selling the[Read More…]

by 9:13 pm on November 11, 2014 14 comments Carriers, Manufacturer, Phones
Optus opens up pre-orders for the Samsung Galaxy Note Edge

Optus opens up pre-orders for the Samsung Galaxy Note Edge

At IFA, in September Samsung announced the Galaxy Note 4, as well as a slightly modified version of the phone with a curved side display called the Galaxy Note Edge. The Note 4 went on sale on the fourth of November, but just four days ago, Samsung announced that the Note Edge was delayed for a second time, with stock[Read More…]

by 1:31 pm on November 11, 2014 3 comments Carriers, Manufacturer, Phones
Vodafone and Huawei make 4G LTE more affordable with the Ascend Y550 at just $99

Vodafone and Huawei make 4G LTE more affordable with the Ascend Y550 at just $99

Vodafone and Huawei this morning announced the availability of the Huawei Ascend Y550, a 4G LTE phone at a budget-friendly price of $99. Vodafone wants to make 4G more accessible to a wider audience with its network due to offer 95% metropolitan coverage by the end of the year, so bringing out handsets at affordable prices that can use the[Read More…]

by 11:25 am on November 11, 2014 4 comments Carriers, Manufacturer, News, Phones
Android 5.0 Lollipop update for Moto X (2014) enables LTE Bands 3, 5 & 7

Android 5.0 Lollipop update for Moto X (2014) enables LTE Bands 3, 5 & 7

The Motorola Moto X launch has been delayed here in Australia, making the temptation to import a ‘Pure Edition’ Moto X from the US, possibly with some Moto Maker customisations, quite attractive. The wait for a promised software update to enable LTE Bands 3, 5 & 7 on the phone, making the handset usable in Australia has apparently ended. Users[Read More…]

by 11:08 am on November 10, 2014 41 comments Carriers, Manufacturer, Phones
Boost mobile adds the Huawei Ascend G630 pre-paid handset for $179 with bonus Bluetooth speaker

Boost mobile adds the Huawei Ascend G630 pre-paid handset for $179 with bonus Bluetooth speaker

Boost Mobile has added a new phone to their pre-paid line up, adding the 3G Huawei Ascend G630 for $179. The phone is appears to be a fairly low-circulation device with very little known about the hardware beyond what’s on the Boost Mobile website. The Huawei Mobile Australia site doesn’t list the model, but the Boost site lists the specs[Read More…]

by and 10:31 am on November 10, 2014 5 comments Carriers, Manufacturer, Phones
Aldi Mobile gets a new look; updated plans

Aldi Mobile gets a new look; updated plans

Aldi Mobile has had a makeover with a new look launching alongside some updated plans. While the company hasn’t quite lost the people-using-soft-drink-bottles-as-phones imagery, the new look seems to be a part of Aldi Mobile’s largest assault yet on the Australian pre-paid market, with television ads popping up promoting the service. Some plans offer additional data alongside others offering greater[Read More…]

by 9:55 am on November 6, 2014 4 comments Carriers
Optus Pre-Paid adds the Huawei Ascend Y520 for $119

Optus Pre-Paid adds the Huawei Ascend Y520 for $119

Huawei’s Ascend Y520 has made its way to Optus Pre-Paid in the lead-up to Christmas, and it may make an ideal purchase for kids or family members at the friendly price of just $119.  Whilst the Huawei Ascend Y520 isn’t going to break any awards for high end features, however it does offer some pretty decent specs for a descent[Read More…]

by 7:48 am on November 6, 2014 1 comment Carriers, Manufacturer, News, Phones
Boost customers receive additional 500MB on $40 UNLTD recharges

Boost customers receive additional 500MB on $40 UNLTD recharges

Boost mobile has announced that it will be adding an additional 500MB to every $40 UNLTD recharge. The catch? Customers have to recharge online through Boost’s website or via the #111# service on their mobile, between 3 November 2014 until 26th January 2015. Now, 500MB of data might not be a whole lot, but it’s bound to be of some comfort to Boost customers[Read More…]

by 7:41 am on November 6, 2014 1 comment Carriers, News
Vodafone announces free Spotify Premium subscriptions for new 12/24-month Red contracts

Vodafone announces free Spotify Premium subscriptions for new 12/24-month Red contracts

Vodafone announced its partnership with music streaming service Spotify last month, and added some sweet deals for prepaid customers soon after. Today the carrier has revealed its plans for postpaid on-contract customers, with the announcement that new and upgrading customers on Red plans will receive a free Spotify Premium subscription, valued at AU$11.99 per month. If you’re a Spotify user[Read More…]

by 11:19 am on November 5, 2014 2 comments Carriers, Deal, News, Phones