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Telstra confirms it has approved Android 6.0 Marshmallow OTA for Nexus 5

Telstra confirms it has approved Android 6.0 Marshmallow OTA for Nexus 5

9:32 am on October 16, 2015 in Carriers, News, OS Updates
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We’ve received advice from Telstra this morning that it has approved the Android 6.0 Marshmallow over-the-air (OTA) update for the Nexus 5. Better yet, Telstra has confirmed that Google has started progressively releasing the update to Nexus 5 users on Telstra’s network. This is in stark contrast to the Lollipop update which took Telstra quite some time to pass through[Read More…]

Telstra, Optus and Vodafone keep Melbourne Loop users connected

Telstra, Optus and Vodafone keep Melbourne Loop users connected

8:15 am on October 16, 2015 in Carriers, News
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Melbourne rail commuters can now call, text, email and browse the Internet on their mobiles, tablets and laptops while travelling through the City Loop underground tunnels, thanks to a partnership between the Victorian Government, Public Transport Victoria, VicTrack and our major carriers, Telstra, Optus and Vodafone. David Epstein, Vice President Corporate and Regulatory Affairs at Optus, has said that commuters[Read More…]

ZTE adds two new mobiles to its Australian line up of devices

ZTE adds two new mobiles to its Australian line up of devices

10:08 am on October 15, 2015 in Carriers, News, Phones
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ZTE Australia has added two new mobile phones to its line up of Australian devices, as Boost and Telstra prepaid offerings. The two mobile phones, which are the Boost INDY (ZTE B816) and the Telstra Smart Plus (ZTE T816), aren’t going to win any awards nor are they really anything special. They’re destined for prepaid, with the devices quietly added to[Read More…]

Huawei Nexus 6P to launch on Optus next month

Huawei Nexus 6P to launch on Optus next month

9:31 pm on October 14, 2015 in Carriers, Phones
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On the day of the Nexus 6P launch, we contacted all the Australian carriers about whether they would carry the Nexus 5X or the Nexus 6P, only Optus responded to our inquiries, advising they would be carrying the Nexus 6P, but had no further information on when the phone would arrive or how much the phone would be. We’ve just[Read More…]

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Vodafone quietly adds the Samsung Galaxy J1 Ace 4G to its pre-paid service

Vodafone quietly adds the Samsung Galaxy J1 Ace 4G to its pre-paid service

4:34 pm on October 14, 2015 in Carriers, Phones

Vodafone has quietly added the Samsung Galaxy J1 Ace 4G (that’s a mouthful!) mobile to their pre-paid line of phones for $149. The Samsung Galaxy J1 Ace 4G is slightly different from the already released Galaxy J1, which is available from Optus and Telstra. The phone is reasonably unremarkable but seems to be overall a pretty decent phone when looking[Read More…]

Vodafone to offer early christmas present for selected post paid customers: Voice over LTE

Vodafone to offer early christmas present for selected post paid customers: Voice over LTE

10:48 am on October 14, 2015 in Carriers
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Vodafone customers rocking the Samsung Galaxy S6, S6 Edge, S6 Edge + and Note 5 will receive an early Christmas present this year, with Vodafone today announcing they will be starting to offer Voice over LTE functionality to post paid customers beginning in December. The technology, which will allow customers to take voice and video calls while remaining on 4G[Read More…]

HTC launches the Desire 626 today on the Telstra 4GX network

HTC launches the Desire 626 today on the Telstra 4GX network

12:03 pm on October 13, 2015 in Carriers, Other News, Phones
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HTC has today announced the latest in their Desire range, the Desire 626 has launched on the Telstra network. The Desire 626 is a colourful and stylish handset that’s also received the coveted Telstra Blue Tick certification, which gives Telstra customers in regional and rural areas peace of mind that the handset will receive superior coverage. The Desire 626 is[Read More…]

Optus brings their NFC enabled SIM payments system ‘Cash’ to pre-paid devices

Optus brings their NFC enabled SIM payments system ‘Cash’ to pre-paid devices

4:26 pm on October 9, 2015 in Carriers
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Launched in November last year, Optus’ NFC enabled SIM contactless payment system ‘Cash’ has been available to post-paid customers, but today they’ve announced that pre-paid customers can get in on the action as well. Cash by Optus (that name is terrible btw) allows customers to order an NFC enabled SIM card for their phone and then using the Cash by[Read More…]

Sony Xperia Z5 and Z5 Compact launching in Australia next week – Xperia Z5 Premium in November

Sony Xperia Z5 and Z5 Compact launching in Australia next week – Xperia Z5 Premium in November

8:54 pm on October 8, 2015 in Carriers, Phones
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At their event in Sydney tonight, Sony Australia has unveiled their plans for the local launch of their Xperia Z5 range of phones. All three phones in the Xperia Z5 range will all be coming to Australia, with the Xperia Z5 and Xperia Z5 Compact launching in retail and at Telstra next week. The Xperia Z5 Premium with its incredibly[Read More…]

Virgin Mobile partners with Guvera music streaming service, adds 1GB of bonus data each month for users

Virgin Mobile partners with Guvera music streaming service, adds 1GB of bonus data each month for users

1:12 pm on October 8, 2015 in Carriers
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Virgin Mobile this morning announced that they’re partnered up with music streaming service Guvera, which will see post-paid users get 1GB of additional data on their monthly plan until the end of April 2016 in a promotion called One B1g Gig. Guvera offers free and paid tiers of service (Guvera Play and Guvera Platinum, respectively) and lets you stream radio[Read More…]

Lebara Play launches, offering 5,000 in-language movies at $19.90 a month

Lebara Play launches, offering 5,000 in-language movies at $19.90 a month

1:26 pm on October 7, 2015 in Carriers, News
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Lebara hosted an event at Sydney’s iconic Opera House last week to launch their Lebara Play video streaming service in Australia. The company’s global CEO Ratheesan Yoganathan was also in attendance and delivered a frank and honest presentation on where Lebara is, and where it’s going. Lebara Play is a subscription video on demand (SVOD) service that brings together a[Read More…]

Need a cheap, spare mobile? Grab a Telstra Rush from Coles for $19 this week only with 500 Bonus FlyBuys

Need a cheap, spare mobile? Grab a Telstra Rush from Coles for $19 this week only with 500 Bonus FlyBuys

12:02 pm on October 7, 2015 in Carriers, Phones

If you’ve ever needed a cheap, spare mobile then this week is a great week to head into Coles and grab a ZTE T792, better known as the Telstra RUsh for just $19. Telstra has re-branded a number of ZTE phones over the years, mainly lower end devices and the Telstra Rush is really no different. The phone comes with[Read More…]

Telstra is testing out their LTE Broadcast technology at the NRL Grand Final this afternoon

Telstra is testing out their LTE Broadcast technology at the NRL Grand Final this afternoon

1:29 pm on October 4, 2015 in Carriers
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The 2015 NRL Grand Final between the Brisbane Broncos and North Queensland Cowboys at ANZ Stadium in Sydney kicks off this afternoon. As major sponsor of the NRL, Telstra is hosting a small event at the Grand Final to show off some of their new technology, namely LTE-B or LTE Broadcast. The Telstra demo will be feeding various streams from[Read More…]

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 (and possibly Note Edge) owners your Android 5.1.1 update is rolling out now.

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 (and possibly Note Edge) owners your Android 5.1.1 update is rolling out now.

3:24 pm on October 3, 2015 in Carriers, OS Updates, Phones
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Just after the big Android 6.0 re-cap this week with Google’s Nexus launch, Samsung Galaxy Note 4 owners are reporting the arrival of their Android 5.1.1 update. The update is for the Note 4, but it appears that Note Edge owners may be seeing the update as well. Brandon over on our Google+ community sent us a heads up about[Read More…]

Vodafone brings $5/day roaming to India, Fiji, Malaysia and South Africa

Vodafone brings $5/day roaming to India, Fiji, Malaysia and South Africa

9:23 am on October 2, 2015 in Carriers, News
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Vodafone are doing great things in the mobile market; they’ve been lowering price, working with manufacturers to get great deals on mobile phones to customers, introduced new plans, upping data limits on existing plans and now they’ve improved the list of countries you can take your Aussie Vodafone mobile to and simply pay $5 per day to have your phone[Read More…]