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Vodafone updates their My Vodafone app for Android

Vodafone updates their My Vodafone app for Android

Vodafone has released a major update to its My Vodafone app for Android, and somehow it snuck its way onto my HTC One M8 without me realising. After being pointed to the possibility of an update, I just had to take a quick look, and I must say, the update is rather fresh. Sign in simply with your mobile number and password (or you can register pretty easily too) and you get at-a-glance access to your usage, remaining data and included value, as well as the ability to check out less common things such as roaming settings, previous bills, and[Read More...]

by 6:38 PM on August 7, 2014 5 comments Apps, Carriers, News
Amaysim announces changes to amaysim UNLIMITED coming September 1st – more data, larger price

Amaysim announces changes to amaysim UNLIMITED coming September 1st – more data, larger price

Amaysim is a pretty decent carrier if you’re after some good value 3G plans, but as of the 1st of September they’re about to get a little more expensive, with the MVNO today announcing that as of September 1st, they will be making some changes. To start with, the price of the UNLIMITED plan will increase by $5 from $39.90 to $44.90 per month, this includes an extra 1GB of data to use, but that’s because they have also announced they will be dropping their free social media sharing. The dropping of free social media access is due to the[Read More...]

by 12:20 PM on August 6, 2014 5 comments Carriers
Optus announces new prepaid mobile offerings – only pay for what you use

Optus announces new prepaid mobile offerings – only pay for what you use

Optus has released new prepaid mobile plans starting at just $1 per day, with the added bonus that users only pay for days that they actually use. For most of us, this doesn’t offer too much, as we use our phones all the time, but for those more infrequent users it could be a bit of a way to save some money. Marketed as “Don’t use, don’t pay”, Optus says the new My Prepaid Daily gives users the freedom to pay only for days they use their phones, and great value when they do. At just $1 per day, users[Read More...]

by 8:58 PM on August 4, 2014 10 comments Carriers, News
Want an LG G3 that’s (sort of) made out of Gold? JB HiFi has one for you.

Want an LG G3 that’s (sort of) made out of Gold? JB HiFi has one for you.

From today we’re starting to see the arrival of LG G3 stock available in stores, both from carriers directly, and also in dealers such as JB HiFi. One intrepid Ausdroid editor spotted this in today’s JB HiFi catalogue; not only is the G3 now advertised as being available, but it’s also available in gold colour (which we had heard might not actually have been coming to Australia). It seems it’s here, and it’s available from JB HiFi on Telstra plans. $77 per month gets you the LG G3 in Gold on a Telstra $70 plan, which includes $700 worth of[Read More...]

by 8:45 PM on August 4, 2014 3 comments Carriers, News, Phones
Samsung Tab S tablets now available via Optus

Samsung Tab S tablets now available via Optus

When Samsung announced the new Galaxy Tab S range a little while ago, we knew it wouldn’t be long before they’d be available on a range of carrier repayment plans, and it seems that Optus has done just that today. Jason went hands on with a pre-release version of the 10.5″ variant of the Galaxy Tab S earlier in July 2014, and seemed to be pretty impressed with it. What makes the Tab S range so cool? This range is slim and light, reminiscent of the iPad Air. Power in a thin case. Multi-window functionality allows you to use more than[Read More...]

by 4:44 PM on August 1, 2014 0 comments Carriers, News, Tablets
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