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Telstra announces 4GX has hit 600 new towns and suburbs this week

Telstra announces 4GX has hit 600 new towns and suburbs this week

Optus announced their new 700MHz sites, late last night, but they aren’t the only carrier extending their 700MHz LTE network. Telstra today has announced with the ACMA license for the 700MHz network now in effect, they will be switching on 4GX 700MHz coverage in a 600 sites across Australia, extending the trial areas they’ve been working on throughout the year.[Read More…]

by 2:05 pm on January 1, 2015 4 comments Carriers
Optus kicks off 2015 with a boom in 4G sites

Optus kicks off 2015 with a boom in 4G sites

Back in 2013, the Australian Communications & Media Authority auctioned off the 700MHz frequency, which would soon be vacated by the soon to be removed Analogue TV networks. Optus took part in the auction to secure spectrum in the coveted lower range frequency and won 2x 10MHz bands for a total of 20MHz in spectrum, and today the license to[Read More…]

by 12:01 am on January 1, 2015 4 comments Carriers
Good Deal: Buy a Telstra Rush Pre-paid for $39 from Coles, get a bonus $20 Google Play Gift Card

Good Deal: Buy a Telstra Rush Pre-paid for $39 from Coles, get a bonus $20 Google Play Gift Card

If you’re in the market for a post Christmas tech bargain, there are a few out there, and here’s another. Coles is offering the Telstra Rush Pre-Paid mobile for $39 and throwing in a $20 Google Play gift card if purchased in the same transaction. The Telstra Rush, is a rebranded ZTE T792, and comes with fairly similar specs to[Read More…]

by 2:41 pm on December 31, 2014 4 comments Carriers, Phones
Good Deal: Grab a Telstra Tempo for $24.50 from Officeworks and get $20 in Google Play credit via redemption

Good Deal: Grab a Telstra Tempo for $24.50 from Officeworks and get $20 in Google Play credit via redemption

If you’re on the lookout for a low-end handset for a family member, then Officeworks and Telstra have a pretty good deal for you. Officeworks are selling the Telstra Tempo, the rebranded ZTE T815, for just $24.50. The Telstra Tempo falls under the current Telstra promotion, which offers $20 of Google Play credit when you purchase selected handsets. Simply purchase[Read More…]

by 7:58 pm on December 26, 2014 11 comments Carriers, Deal, Manufacturer, Phones
Optus 10 – Open for business and serving rural Australians

Optus 10 – Open for business and serving rural Australians

Optus have continued their investment in infrastructure and increasing their coverage announcing on Friday that they’ve added another satellite to their fleet. Called Optus 10, the satellite will provide voice and data connectivity to customers in both regional and remote areas of Australia. The press release reveals that the satellite was launched 3 months ago and underwent in-orbit testing prior[Read More…]

by 8:44 am on December 14, 2014 0 comments Carriers, News
[Poll] Do you roam with your own SIM overseas, or buy local at your destination?

[Poll] Do you roam with your own SIM overseas, or buy local at your destination?

After updating its Red plans to offer complimentary $5 roaming on its top tier, Vodafone has today released the results of their research into how Australians use their phones when overseas. They surveyed over 1,000 smartphone owners to find out whether we roam, or go local. It seems that as a nation, we’re wising up to historically high roaming charges.[Read More…]

by 1:16 pm on December 12, 2014 15 comments Carriers, Phones
Vodafone waives the $5/day international roaming free on its $100 Red plan

Vodafone waives the $5/day international roaming free on its $100 Red plan

If you’re planning to do a lot of international travel in the next year, Vodafone‘s latest change to its international roaming should make you sit up and take notice. The carrier’s Red plans page now lists complimentary $5 roaming on highest tier Red plan so you can use your included calls, texts and data when roaming in 47 countries for[Read More…]

by 4:14 pm on December 11, 2014 12 comments Carriers
HTC’s RE Camera is available today, RRP $249

HTC’s RE Camera is available today, RRP $249

First announced in New York in October, HTC has today announced that its pipe-shaped Re Camera will launch today at Telstra, Fone Zone and Next Byte stores nationwide for an RRP of $250. There’s also an Australian site for the product online now at recamera.com/au. The RE Camera is a small, one hand, one button camera that’s shaped like a[Read More…]

by 11:26 am on December 11, 2014 1 comment Accessories, Camera, Carriers, Manufacturer
Vodafone Red customers can now choose a mobile subscription to Sydney Morning Herald / The Age instead of Spotify Premium

Vodafone Red customers can now choose a mobile subscription to Sydney Morning Herald / The Age instead of Spotify Premium

Making good on its promise to work with other content providers after its Spotify Premium deal was announced, Vodafone announced today that it’s adding mobile subscriptions to the Sydney Morning Herald or The Age to its offers for customers on its Red plans. New and upgrading Vodafone Red customers can get 6 months free on the $70 Red plan, 12[Read More…]

by 4:24 pm on December 10, 2014 0 comments Carriers
Vodafone switches on its 4G+ network in Perth

Vodafone switches on its 4G+ network in Perth

Vodafone is continuing the rollout of its 850 Mhz 4G+ network, with Perth the latest city to benefit. The carrier reports that it’s switched on 236 4G+ sites in Perth, following successful rollouts in Victoria, South Australia, New South Wales, and Queensland. They’re aiming to add another 40 sites before Christmas. Vodafone’s promised that its 4G coverage would reach 95%[Read More…]

by 1:59 pm on December 9, 2014 1 comment Carriers