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Aldi Mobile gets a new look; updated plans

Aldi Mobile gets a new look; updated plans

Aldi Mobile has had a makeover with a new look launching alongside some updated plans. While the company hasn’t quite lost the people-using-soft-drink-bottles-as-phones imagery, the new look seems to be a part of Aldi Mobile’s largest assault yet on the Australian pre-paid market, with television ads popping up promoting the service. Some plans offer additional data alongside others offering greater[Read More…]

by 9:55 am on November 6, 2014 4 comments Carriers
Optus Pre-Paid adds the Huawei Ascend Y520 for $119

Optus Pre-Paid adds the Huawei Ascend Y520 for $119

Huawei’s Ascend Y520 has made its way to Optus Pre-Paid in the lead-up to Christmas, and it may make an ideal purchase for kids or family members at the friendly price of just $119.  Whilst the Huawei Ascend Y520 isn’t going to break any awards for high end features, however it does offer some pretty decent specs for a descent[Read More…]

by 7:48 am on November 6, 2014 1 comment Carriers, Manufacturer, News, Phones
Boost customers receive additional 500MB on $40 UNLTD recharges

Boost customers receive additional 500MB on $40 UNLTD recharges

Boost mobile has announced that it will be adding an additional 500MB to every $40 UNLTD recharge. The catch? Customers have to recharge online through Boost’s website or via the #111# service on their mobile, between 3 November 2014 until 26th January 2015. Now, 500MB of data might not be a whole lot, but it’s bound to be of some comfort to Boost customers[Read More…]

by 7:41 am on November 6, 2014 1 comment Carriers, News
Vodafone announces free Spotify Premium subscriptions for new 12/24-month Red contracts

Vodafone announces free Spotify Premium subscriptions for new 12/24-month Red contracts

Vodafone announced its partnership with music streaming service Spotify last month, and added some sweet deals for prepaid customers soon after. Today the carrier has revealed its plans for postpaid on-contract customers, with the announcement that new and upgrading customers on Red plans will receive a free Spotify Premium subscription, valued at AU$11.99 per month. If you’re a Spotify user[Read More…]

by 11:19 am on November 5, 2014 2 comments Carriers, Deal, News, Phones
Android 4.4.4 rollout for Xperia Z2 and Z2 tablet begins bringing with it PS4 Remote Play and more

Android 4.4.4 rollout for Xperia Z2 and Z2 tablet begins bringing with it PS4 Remote Play and more

The Sony Xperia Z2 and Z2 Tablet are about to get an update – to Android 4.4.4. Sony has announced the update overnight, after announcing recently that the phone and tablet would receive Android 5.0 Lollipop at some stage next year. The 4.4.4 update includes a few new features, notably compatability for the PS4 Remote Play feature that Sony launched[Read More…]

by 7:30 am on November 5, 2014 6 comments Carriers, OS Update, Phones
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