Optus announces three new Samsung tablets available now

Optus has today announced that it has three new Samsung tablets — the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 (2014 edition), Galaxy Tab 3 10.1, and Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 — available to purchase on plans starting at $39 a month. While the Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 and 10.1 aren't the newest of tablets, the Galaxy Note 10.1 (2014) is rather new, and Ausdroid will be posting a review of this rather powerful device in the not too distant future. If you're keen to get your hands on one of these devices, paired with Optus' 4G network, you'd best check out the... Continue reading

Boost mobile announce they will cut data allowance on $40 recharge

Boost have announced via their Facebook page, that they will be cutting their data allowance by 1GB on their $40 ULTD recharge effective 18 February 2014. The post, tipped to us by Brad Hook, was posted up by the company yesterday at 3:30pm already has about 282 comments, most of them negative with customers stating their frustration and in most cases, stating they will be porting to other service providers. Here is the post from the company yesterday: The company is stating that within the post that most people are not using the full 3GB of data which is why they... Continue reading

Virgin Mobile begins offering extra data on selected plans

If your current data cap on your mobile plan isn't quite cutting it, then maybe it's time to look at Virgin Mobile, who has today announced that they'll be throwing in an extra Gigabyte of data to new and upgrading customers connecting to plans in the $40 and above range. To qualify for the bonus data, you'll need to sign up before the 28th of February and if you're in need of a new phone they have a full selection available, although they seem to be pushing the Galaxy S3 4G on their BonusData site - yep, a phone... Continue reading

Vodafone extends international Red Roaming deal into Asia

Vodafone's popular Red plans, with their generous international roaming for $5 per day, has now expanded into Asia with coverage in China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Singapore, Japan and Thailand. This brings the list of countries accessible to Red Roaming to 46, including the United States, New Zealand, the UK, and most European countries, and now six popular Asian destinations as well. Announced last year, Vodafone Red Roaming allows Vodafone Red customers to pay just $5 a day for roaming in supported countries to access the inclusions of their mobile plan overseas. This means if -- like me -- you... Continue reading

Telechoice to offer the Motorola Moto G from January 13 for $279 outright

EDIT It appears the price of the Moto G will be $279, based on a number of calls to Telechoice, for an 8GB phone, that's expensive. Thanks Ahmato27. The release of the Motorola Moto G has been hotly anticipated since its launch in São Paulo, Brazil in November last year, at which time Australia was listed as set to receive the handset in January. Well, January is here and the first sign of a local launch is to be found in the latest Telechoice catalogue which is offering the handset on a $40 plan. According to Telechoice stores in... Continue reading

Telstra is working on Glassware of their own

Telstra has already shown an interest in Glassware, confirming earlier this year that they are releasing an AFL compatible app for Glass next season, and are actively working on the development of an NRL app as well, now it seems that they are also working on a Glass app for their own service. Announced earlier this morning on their Telstra 24x7 Facebook page, the post simply asks what people would like to see in a Telstra developed app for Google Glass. The responses to the query if Telstra would be stocking Glass when finally made available prompted Telstra... Continue reading

Sony begins Android 4.3 rollout to Xperia Z1 and Xperia Z Ultra

The Xperia Z1 and Xperia Z Ultra should start seeing Android 4.3 on their handsets quite shortly, with Sony announcing that the rollout is now underway to unlocked handsets. The update will add 'Project Butter' to the phone as well as UI tweaks which adds a 'smoother graphical experience'. Amongst a host of App updates to apps like Messaging, MyXperia, Smart Connect, Small apps, TrackID and Sony Select, Sony has also taken the opportunity to give the Z Ultra the same Smart Social Camera experience that launched on the Z1. There's updates to Sony's media side of things with WALKMAN,... Continue reading

Telstra begins selling accessories through eBay

Telstra has begun a new novel way to sell accessories - through eBay. The nations largest mobile carrier has opened up their own eBay store to sell accessories for all types of handsets. Telstra sees this as an opportunity to sell batteries, cases and covers, chargers, headsets, memory cards, screen protectors and smart watches through the worlds largest auction site, to the more than 7.3 million Australian users who use eBay every month. As well as these accessories, they also intend to offer online exclusives through the eBay store in the future. The store is seen as complimentary to their in-store... Continue reading

Telechoice taking orders for the Motorola ‘Moto G’

The Moto G, announced last month in São Paulo, Brazil is slated to come to Australia in January according to the official rollout schedule. While Motorola Australia have not yet announced any details for an official launch here, an annonymous tipster has advised that Telechoice is taking orders for the phone. The tipster supplied us with a spreadsheet which lists the Moto G - and it's associated Brightstar code - as coming with an Ex-GST price of $195 but this is believed to be their buy-in price and the retail price could be anywhere in the range of $250-299... Continue reading

Optus upgrades 3G and 4G coverage around NSW’s Central Coast

Optus today announced that it's in the process of upgrading its network infrastructure around the Central Coast. 4G / 4G Plus Between now and January 2014, customs can expect to see 4G light up in Pearl Beach & Umina, Wamberal, Kariong, Tangy Dangy, The Entrance North and wider availability within Gosford (where it's already available but limited to the CBD area). Tangy Dangy and The Entrance North will also be added to Optus' "4G Plus" network, its 2300 Mhz TD-LTE network that the company has been rolling out to new markets around the country. 3G Enhancements The Central Coast has also seen a... Continue reading

Vodafone adds the Samsung Galaxy Ace 3 to their Pre-Paid lineup

After going on-sale outright at Dick Smith last week for $299, Vodafone has now announced that they will be selling the phone for $249 as a pre-paid device on their network. Katie Turkal, General Manager of Devices at Vodafone said of the newest addition to the pre-paid range : We know our prepaid customers love to keep control of their costs and still be able to take advantage of a super fast network and an advanced smartphone. Our superfast 4G network is even more enjoyable with the easy-to-play GALAXY Ace 3. The Galaxy Ace 3 is an affordable LTE device on... Continue reading

Telstra officially announce the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1(2014)

We first heard the rumour of the Galaxy Note 10.1(2014) launching on Telstra late last month and today the national Telco has advised that the tablet is now available on their 4G network. The tablet is the 4G variant of the high end Galaxy tablet offering speeds up to 150Mbps on the Telstra 4G Network. The tablet is available on a variety of plans beginning from just $52 per month with no monthly device repayments and 1GB of data included : With a 10.1” Full HD WQXGA TFT screen running a resolution of 1600x2560 it's a big step from the... Continue reading

Party in Sydney on New Years Eve with the official app!

Telstra and the City of Sydney council have launched an official Sydney New Years Eve app for Android and iOS devices. The app is an update to the original 2012 version (that's last year, for those of you counting), and offers much the same in terms of features. Of course, they've been refreshed for this year's celebrations! Some of the app's features include: Share latest into on the celebrations via Telstra Timeline Telstra VIP Competition - Share content once registered to go into the draw to win VIP backstage passes Option to find hot spots via interactive maps to watch the fireworks at... Continue reading