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Samsung Galaxy Note 4 launches today where are you getting yours from?

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 launches today where are you getting yours from?

The latest flagship from Samsung, the Galaxy Note 4 launches today at retailers and carriers across Australia. The phone was slightly delayed from its original October 29th launch date, but the day is here and you can now purchase one, so where are you getting it from? Carriers Vodafone Vodafone has the White and Black model of the Samsung Galaxy[Read More…]

by 6:58 am on November 5, 2014 15 comments Carriers, Manufacturer, News, Phones
Telstra 24×7 Android app gets major facelift

Telstra 24×7 Android app gets major facelift

Telstra’s 24×7 Android app has just received a major update in the Google Play Store, bringing a major visual overhaul and a few usability tweaks. The Play Store change log for the update, listed as v9.0.0, is as follows: • introduced a brand new look • made it easier to find your data and call usage for multiple services • improved[Read More…]

by 7:41 am on November 4, 2014 3 comments Apps, Carriers, News
Telstra brands its 700Mhz LTE service “4GX” – better coverage and better speeds

Telstra brands its 700Mhz LTE service “4GX” – better coverage and better speeds

Telstra today unveiled the official name for its new 4G service, running on the 700 Mhz spectrum and due to start rolling out in the coming months. Named 4GX, you could read the ‘X’ as ‘eXtra’, giving more speed and more coverage, and will also cover aggregation services between the carrier’s new 700 and existing 1800 Mhz services. The switch[Read More…]

by 3:14 pm on November 3, 2014 20 comments Carriers
Telstra offering a $20 Google Play Gift Voucher with purchase of a ‘selected’ phone

Telstra offering a $20 Google Play Gift Voucher with purchase of a ‘selected’ phone

The shops are starting to fill with the ephemera associated with Christmas, and it seems that Telstra is ramping up for Christmas with the launch of a new offer which gives you a $20 Google Play Gift Voucher with purchase of a ‘selected’ phone. The offer applies to a selected range of Telstra pre-paid phones including the Samsung GALAXY Ace[Read More…]

by 1:20 pm on November 3, 2014 0 comments Carriers, Manufacturer, Phones
Optus expands 4G services in Darwin to more areas

Optus expands 4G services in Darwin to more areas

With the looming wider launch of the 700MHz 4G network coming in January, Optus is taking full advantage of an additional early access commercial licence from the ACMA, which allows them to test their 4G 700MHz network. They’ve announced an expansion of their 4G services across Darwin today. Optus first introduced their 4G network to Darwin in July and the[Read More…]

by 11:23 am on November 3, 2014 3 comments Carriers
Nexus 6 lists Optus as a supported carrier – but it’s probably not going to be offered by them

Nexus 6 lists Optus as a supported carrier – but it’s probably not going to be offered by them

When the Nexus 6 will show up and where is the big question at the moment. As one of the top carriers – in terms of coverage and subscriber base – many would like to see Optus carry the phone, and from the support page which Google has posted for the Nexus 6, it confirms it’s possible. The support page[Read More…]

by 8:08 am on November 1, 2014 0 comments Carriers, Manufacturer, Phones
Optus Smart Safe online backup service closing its doors on December 1

Optus Smart Safe online backup service closing its doors on December 1

Optus has written in a letter to users that its online backup service Smart Safe will close, effective December 1 2014. The Smart Safe site has not yet been updated to reflect the closure. The service, which provided backup solutions for PCs and mobile devices, was provided for Optus customers by F-Secure – who also previously provided antivirus software for[Read More…]

by and 4:13 pm on October 29, 2014 2 comments Apps, Carriers
Target offering the 4G Huawei Ascend G526 on Vodafone pre-paid for $99

Target offering the 4G Huawei Ascend G526 on Vodafone pre-paid for $99

4G is becoming the new standard for communications in Australia, most carriers are pushing their LTE plans and spruiking the coverage they offer. But one thing that has so far failed to emerge are super affordable 4G phones. But from Thursday, the 30th of October, Target will begin selling the Huawei Ascend G526 Vodafone pre-paid handset for just $99. It’s[Read More…]

by 8:00 am on October 28, 2014 3 comments Carriers, Manufacturer, Phones
Samsung Galaxy Note 4 is screamingly fast on the Telstra LTE-A network

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 is screamingly fast on the Telstra LTE-A network

This morning Telstra opened their pre-orders for the Samsung Galaxy Note 4, and they’ve been talking up how fast the phone will be, with carrier aggregation on their 700MHz and 1800MHz networks since it was announced. But just how fast will the phone be? Well, the answer is REALLY fast. Ausdroid reader @porkfatt tweeted us a picture of a Speedtest[Read More…]

by 1:14 pm on October 27, 2014 7 comments Carriers, Manufacturer, Phones
Telstra opens up pre-orders for the Samsung Galaxy Note 4

Telstra opens up pre-orders for the Samsung Galaxy Note 4

After the rest of the carriers kicked off their pre-orders for the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 on the 15th of October, Telstra has finally arrived to the party and today announced pre-orders are now being accepted for the Note 4 on their network, with the phone due to arrive in-store on the 5th of November. Telstra are offering the Charcoal[Read More…]

by 11:57 am on October 27, 2014 1 comment Carriers, Phones