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Optus adds the Samsung Galaxy Young 2 to their pre-paid line of devices for $99

Optus adds the Samsung Galaxy Young 2 to their pre-paid line of devices for $99

Optus have added another low-end phone to their pre-paid line, adding the Samsung Galaxy Young 2 for $99. The Galaxy Young 2, being an entry level device, isn’t going to be winning any awards in the design or specs categories. But it is a Samsung phone, which means it’s generally reliable and unlike some other manufacturers phones, could conceivably see[Read More…]

by 8:00 am on November 15, 2014 0 comments Carriers, Manufacturer, Phones
Optus launches Cash by Optus; NFC payments

Optus launches Cash by Optus; NFC payments

Optus has announced a Cash by Optus, a new NFC-based payment service for Australia, but this one comes with a bit of a difference. It’s actually available now, it works on just about any modern Android smartphone (as long as it has NFC), and it’s available for all post-paid Optus customers. Better yet, it’ll work with any contactless terminal. Why[Read More…]

by 7:34 am on November 14, 2014 21 comments Carriers, News, NFC
Nexus 5 OTA updates to start today according to US Carrier support page

Nexus 5 OTA updates to start today according to US Carrier support page

According to rumour around the Android World, the Over The Air (OTA) update for Nexus devices will begin today. It’s not a definite, but at this stage with Google silent, as usual on the matter of OTA updates, we’ll take any spark of ‘official’ news we can get. Carriers are generally the gatekeeper for updates, even Nexus updates, and usually[Read More…]

by 7:03 am on November 13, 2014 0 comments Carriers, Manufacturer, OS Update, Phones
Telstra now selling the Huawei MediaPad M1 8.0

Telstra now selling the Huawei MediaPad M1 8.0

Huawei is on a bit of a roll this week, starting off with the launch of a sub-$100 4G compatible phone on Vodafone, followed by the Ascend Mate 7 launch last night. Now Telstra has just announced that they are now selling the Huawei MediaPad M1 8.0, which was launched all the way back at Mobile World Congress in February.[Read More…]

by 6:08 pm on November 12, 2014 2 comments Carriers, Manufacturer, Tablets
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 42 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