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Optus LG G3 pre-orders begin to arrive at customers doors

Optus LG G3 pre-orders begin to arrive at customers doors

This morning a lucky customer who pre-ordered an LG G3 from Optus received a notification that an LG G3 was awaiting collection at their local post office. This is a little ahead of the official date for stock to arrive in-store which is expected around the 4th of August. It’s good to see that those that pre-ordered may receive their new phones before they officially go on sale in retail stores. You can still pre-order the LG G3 from the Optus website and receive a bonus wireless charger valued at $69 but you won’t receive the bonus LG G Pad[Read More...]

by 8:54 PM on July 30, 2014 5 comments Carriers, Manufacturer, Phones
Alcatel POP S3 now available on Optus Pre-Paid for $199

Alcatel POP S3 now available on Optus Pre-Paid for $199

Alcatel is making moves in Australia, with Optus adding yet another device from phone maker Alcatel to their pre-paid line up. The twist is that unlike the Pop C1, the Alcatel Pop S3 is 4G enabled though this time it is a 4G enabled smartphone. The Alcatel Pop S3, which certainly does aim to offer high end specs, but a more affordable specs for which would suit anyone on a budget. The full list of specs include: 4″ TFT capacitive touchscreen (480 x 800) 1.2 GHz Quad-core CPU 1GB RAM 4GB storage, expandable to 32GB via MicroSD Card 5 MP[Read More...]

by 10:31 AM on July 30, 2014 0 comments Carriers, Phones
Telstra is now accepting pre-orders for the LG G3

Telstra is now accepting pre-orders for the LG G3

Telstra has today announced that pre-orders for the upcoming LG Flagship, the LG G3 are now open. Telstra has chosen to offer the LG G3 in Titan Black colour options only, meaning that only Optus is making the White version available. The Telstra deal for the LG G3, begins at $70 per month. But there’s a range of plans to get the LG G3 on though ranging in price all the way up to $130 per month over 24 months. Telstra plans also include their ‘Peace of Mind Commitment‘ which allocates you an extra 25GB of data to use within[Read More...]

by 1:08 PM on July 29, 2014 1 comment Carriers, Manufacturer, Phones
Vodafone announces plans to use 850MHz network to extend the reach of their 4G network

Vodafone announces plans to use 850MHz network to extend the reach of their 4G network

Vodafone is serious about 4G, that’s nothing new, after switching on their 4G network back in June last year, the network has in independent testing shown it runs one of the fastest networks in Australia. But now they want their 4G network to reach more people, so today, they’ve announced a new plan which will extend their 4G coverage to reach 95% of Australia’s metro residents by the end of this year. The way Vodafone intends to do it is a little bit interesting. The extension will be at the cost of the 850MHz 3G network, which Vodafone will re-farm[Read More...]

by 12:52 PM on July 29, 2014 6 comments Carriers
Telstra prepares to say goodbye to 2G

Telstra prepares to say goodbye to 2G

Telstra has announced its intention to switch off its 2G (GSM) mobile network by the end of 2016. The network, which has been powering mobile telecommunications in Australia for over twenty years now, has reached its end of life, and while Telstra’s 2G network was once one of the best, and carried the majority of Australian mobile traffic, its time has come. Today, Telstra’s 2G network carries just 1% of its overall voice traffic, and with newer networks offering better coverage, faster services, and better features, it’s easy to see why Telstra has decided the time is now. We’ve moved[Read More...]

by 7:38 AM on July 24, 2014 0 comments Carriers, News
Telstra announce LG G3 and G Watch availability from 5 August

Telstra announce LG G3 and G Watch availability from 5 August

Telstra has announced today that the LG G3, and LG G Watch, will be available from Telstra on 5 August. This is fairly big news in respect of the G3, but even bigger news in respect of the G Watch — retail availability of these two giants will no doubt be popular news. G3 The LG G3 will operate on Telstra’s latest 700MHz network and will be available for online pre-order on 29 July. A limited time offer of a $250 VISA gift card with select pre-orders will also be available. Telstra customers can purchase the LG G3 on a Telstra Mobile[Read More...]

by 12:29 PM on July 23, 2014 7 comments Android Wear, Carriers, News
Vodafone to open LG G3 pre-orders tomorrow with an LG G Watch as a pre-order bonus (update: confirmed)

Vodafone to open LG G3 pre-orders tomorrow with an LG G Watch as a pre-order bonus (update: confirmed)

After launching pre-orders for the LG G3 through Optus yesterday, we’re still waiting on both Telstra and Vodafone to launch their pre-order deals for LG’s flagship. We’ve received word that Vodafone is set to announce pre-orders for the phone tomorrow. Vodafone will offer the Black version (no word on White at the moment) of the LG G3 for pre-order tomorrow. The phone will be available for $0 on the $70 Red Plan on a 24 month contract, putting it in the same class as other flagship phones being offered on the Vodafone Network, phones such as the HTC One M8,[Read More...]

by 1:29 PM on July 22, 2014 0 comments Carriers
Optus joins the 700Mhz test party – announces test sites in Darwin and Perth.

Optus joins the 700Mhz test party – announces test sites in Darwin and Perth.

After Telstra announced they would begin trialling a 4G network running on the 700MHz spectrum purchased in the auction last year, Optus has today advised that they too will be running a trial using the same frequency. Optus advised that they will be turning on the 4G 700MHz network in Darwin and Perth CBDs letting their customers trial the network thanks to an early access license from the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA). When Optus participated in the auction run by the ACMA last year, they spent a total of $650 Million dollars, which got them 2 x 10[Read More...]

by 9:29 PM on July 21, 2014 6 comments Carriers
Telstra set to turn on six 700MHz network test sites in the coming weeks

Telstra set to turn on six 700MHz network test sites in the coming weeks

In May last year, Telstra and other carriers participated in a spectrum auction, which saw the countries largest Telco, successfully bid on two 20 MHz blocks (40 MHz) of spectrum in the 700 MHz band. The license to operate on the 700MHz band becomes available in January 2015, however Telstra today advised they have launched a trial of 4G services in the 700MHz spectrum in six locations around the country. Telstra customers in Perth, Fremantle, Esperance, Mildura, Mt Isa and Griffith will get the first 700MHz experience on the network, before Telstra rolls it out to more locations in January.[Read More...]

by 8:48 PM on July 21, 2014 0 comments Carriers
LG G3 now available to pre-order through Optus with free G Pad 8.3 tablet and Wireless Charging dock

LG G3 now available to pre-order through Optus with free G Pad 8.3 tablet and Wireless Charging dock

Optus has this morning opened up pre-orders for the upcoming LG Super-phone – the LG G3. The bonuses are actually pretty good for the phone which is the first on the Australian market to include a 2K 2560 x 1440 resolution display, with Optus and LG throwing in an LG G Pad 8.3 tablet and Wireless Charging dock for pre-orders placed online. The G3 is of course, LG’s 2014 flagship and it’s a monster. The hardware is top notch, with that massive, high resolution display, 13MP Rear Camera with OIS and Laser Auto-Focus and a 3,000mAh battery. The phone also[Read More...]

by 9:48 AM on July 21, 2014 17 comments Carriers, Manufacturer, Phones
Virgin Mobile launches new initative with OzHarvest to feed people who need it

Virgin Mobile launches new initative with OzHarvest to feed people who need it

Going hungry is no fun for anyone, OzHarvest has been distributing surplus food to the needy since 2004. Today Virgin Mobile has announced that they’re going to try to help out, announcing a partnership with OzHarvest, which will allow you to help them out just by sharing a picture of your meal on Social Media and adding the hashtag #mealforameal. People are definitely going hungry in Australia. There are approximately 2 million Aussies reliant on food relief every year, and food services like OzHarvest still can’t meet the demand. This is where the #MealforaMeal campaign comes in. Every time you[Read More...]

by 12:16 PM on July 14, 2014 0 comments Carriers, Charity
Alcatel Pop C1 now available on Optus Pre-Paid for $79

Alcatel Pop C1 now available on Optus Pre-Paid for $79

Optus have recently added a new smartphone to its pre-paid line of phones, introducing the Alcatel Pop C1. The Alcatel Pop C1 is a very basic, entry level smartphone, so its low-level specs aren’t going to wow anyone, but it will allow first time smartphone owners or beginners get a fairy decent experience. The full list of specs include: 3.5” HVGA Screen Display (320 x 480 pixels) 1GHz Dual-core CPU 1GB RAM 4GB with 2GB end user memory, expandable to 32GB via MicroSD Card 2MP rear camera only Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, Wi-Fi hotspot Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean) 3G[Read More...]

by 4:54 PM on July 13, 2014 0 comments Carriers, Manufacturer, News, Phones
Samsung Galaxy Note 3 KitKat update arriving now bringing editing of dock icons

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 KitKat update arriving now bringing editing of dock icons

Owners of the Samsung Galaxy Note 3, your quiet patience is being rewarded with owners advising that they are beginning to receive the Android 4.4 update for their handsets over the air now. The update is to Android 4.4.2 to be precise and the Over-The-Air update is clocking in at 498.38MB. What does the update bring? Well, just as Galaxy S5 owners gained the ability to change their dock icons in their update back in June, this latest update brings the same functionality.KitKat There’s also a few fixes, including one for NFC, some updated Samsung applications, UI improvements,0 bug fixes,[Read More...]

by 8:30 PM on July 6, 2014 10 comments Carriers, Manufacturer, OS Update, Phones