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LG G3 now available to pre-order through Optus with free G Pad 8.3 tablet and Wireless Charging dock

LG G3 now available to pre-order through Optus with free G Pad 8.3 tablet and Wireless Charging dock

Optus has this morning opened up pre-orders for the upcoming LG Super-phone – the LG G3. The bonuses are actually pretty good for the phone which is the first on the Australian market to include a 2K 2560 x 1440 resolution display, with Optus and LG throwing in an LG G Pad 8.3 tablet and Wireless Charging dock for pre-orders placed online. The G3 is of course, LG’s 2014 flagship and it’s a monster. The hardware is top notch, with that massive, high resolution display, 13MP Rear Camera with OIS and Laser Auto-Focus and a 3,000mAh battery. The phone also[Read More...]

by 9:48 AM on July 21, 2014 17 comments Carriers, Manufacturer, Phones
Virgin Mobile launches new initative with OzHarvest to feed people who need it

Virgin Mobile launches new initative with OzHarvest to feed people who need it

Going hungry is no fun for anyone, OzHarvest has been distributing surplus food to the needy since 2004. Today Virgin Mobile has announced that they’re going to try to help out, announcing a partnership with OzHarvest, which will allow you to help them out just by sharing a picture of your meal on Social Media and adding the hashtag #mealforameal. People are definitely going hungry in Australia. There are approximately 2 million Aussies reliant on food relief every year, and food services like OzHarvest still can’t meet the demand. This is where the #MealforaMeal campaign comes in. Every time you[Read More...]

by 12:16 PM on July 14, 2014 0 comments Carriers, Charity
Alcatel Pop C1 now available on Optus Pre-Paid for $79

Alcatel Pop C1 now available on Optus Pre-Paid for $79

Optus have recently added a new smartphone to its pre-paid line of phones, introducing the Alcatel Pop C1. The Alcatel Pop C1 is a very basic, entry level smartphone, so its low-level specs aren’t going to wow anyone, but it will allow first time smartphone owners or beginners get a fairy decent experience. The full list of specs include: 3.5” HVGA Screen Display (320 x 480 pixels) 1GHz Dual-core CPU 1GB RAM 4GB with 2GB end user memory, expandable to 32GB via MicroSD Card 2MP rear camera only Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, Wi-Fi hotspot Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean) 3G[Read More...]

by 4:54 PM on July 13, 2014 0 comments Carriers, Manufacturer, News, Phones
Samsung Galaxy Note 3 KitKat update arriving now bringing editing of dock icons

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 KitKat update arriving now bringing editing of dock icons

Owners of the Samsung Galaxy Note 3, your quiet patience is being rewarded with owners advising that they are beginning to receive the Android 4.4 update for their handsets over the air now. The update is to Android 4.4.2 to be precise and the Over-The-Air update is clocking in at 498.38MB. What does the update bring? Well, just as Galaxy S5 owners gained the ability to change their dock icons in their update back in June, this latest update brings the same functionality.KitKat There’s also a few fixes, including one for NFC, some updated Samsung applications, UI improvements,0 bug fixes,[Read More...]

by 8:30 PM on July 6, 2014 10 comments Carriers, Manufacturer, OS Update, Phones
Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5 4G to launch on Telstra later this year

Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5 4G to launch on Telstra later this year

Although Wi-Fi versions of the Samsung Galaxy Tab S will be launching in retailers on the 14th of July, the LTE versions of the tablet won’t arrive here until later this year. When they do, you’ll be able to pick-up one of them from Telstra, which will be nicely enabled to work on their upcoming 700MHz LTE network. The Galaxy Tab S 10.5, will have the ‘honour’ of being the first APT700MHz capable 4G tablet to launch on the Telstra Mobile Network – one of the largest in Australia. Telstra is building out the 700MHz network into regional areas as[Read More...]

by 12:18 PM on July 4, 2014 0 comments Carriers, Manufacturer, News, Tablets
Vodafone unveils new Red plans; new customers get unlimited data for two months

Vodafone unveils new Red plans; new customers get unlimited data for two months

Vodafone has today unveiled a new set of Red plans with increased data allowances and a couple of new measures to help customers get a better idea of their data usage before they commit to a plan with too much or too little data included. Firstly, the new Red plans go from $70/month with 3GB of data up to $100/month with 6GB. Red plans are all 2-year contracts and have infinite national calls along with national and international texts and “pxts” (MMS) with 300 minutes of international calls. Bring your own phone to a SIM-only Red plan, and you’ll get[Read More...]

by 3:46 PM on July 2, 2014 3 comments Carriers
Google announces Android One smartphone initiative – Stock Android with Automatic Updates

Google announces Android One smartphone initiative – Stock Android with Automatic Updates

As part of Google’s vision to capture the ‘Next 5 Billion’, Google today announced a new handset initiative, designed to help OEMs build devices, called – Android One. Android One will be a hardware reference model which OEMs can use to build devices which are high quality yet affordable. Android One devices will be running stock Android, with OEMs and carriers adding locally relevant apps and content through Google Play – note: No skins here. Android One devices will receive Google Play Auto-installs to keep them up-to-date, as well as receiving Automatic Updates, a neat way to resolve fragmentation for[Read More...]

by 5:24 AM on June 26, 2014 0 comments Carriers, Manufacturer, Phones
Vodafone apologises for network issues with a free data weekend

Vodafone apologises for network issues with a free data weekend

Many Australians, including some of our guys, were affected by Vodafone’s network outage yesterday, which left many Vodafone customers unable to send or receive SMS, and worse yet, unable to make or receive telephone calls. Fortunately for me, this wasn’t too serious — I wasn’t able to call home to find out what to bring for lunch — but I’m sure plenty of others had more important calls and SMS unable to be made. To say sorry for this, Vodafone has announced that this weekend, all customers will be able to use as much data as they like to make[Read More...]

by 7:18 AM on June 20, 2014 14 comments Carriers, News
LG L40 now available from Boost Mobile for $99

LG L40 now available from Boost Mobile for $99

Last week we reported that LG’s latest and newest L series devices, the L40, would be coming soon to retailers after it appeared on the LG Australia website. well it seems the phone is now available from Boost Mobile. The L series certainly has been a very popular series of devices, more so for the entry level or pre-paid market which have helped LG come back as a dominant player in the both the global, as well as Australian Android market. Whilst the L40 doesn’t offer the latest and greatest high end specs, it certainly still offers some decent specs[Read More...]

by 11:14 AM on June 19, 2014 0 comments Carriers, Manufacturer, Phones
LG F70 arrives exclusively on Optus – LTE speeds for a bargain price

LG F70 arrives exclusively on Optus – LTE speeds for a bargain price

LG has announced that their latest LG F Series phone – the LG F70 – will be available exclusively from Optus, with full access to both their 1800MHz as well as the 4G Plus networks, from their Yes Optus stores, telesales or online. The LG F Series phones are LG’s budget line of LTE compatible phones, which offer a great looking handset, with good performance and connection speed but with a reduced price tag. Lambro Skropidis, General Manager Marketing for LG Electronics Australia says The F70 epitomises LG’s commitment to offering customers optimised performance, beautiful design and a superior user[Read More...]

by 1:07 PM on June 10, 2014 1 comment Carriers, Manufacturer, Phones
HTC Desire 816 now available from Optus

HTC Desire 816 now available from Optus

Optus has just announced the HTC Desire 816 is available for purchase on their network. The Desire 816 is a large screened phone, with a 13MP camera included on the rear, it also comes with the HTC BoomSound built into the plastic shell. It also includes HTC Sense built over Android 4.4 and includes software features such as HTC Zoe and Blinkfeed. Hardware wise, the Desire 816 is a decent mid-range phone, including a Qualcomm snapdragon processor, but a relatively small 8GB of on-board storage, which you will want to increase with a microSD card to make full use of[Read More...]

by 2:50 PM on June 2, 2014 7 comments Carriers, Manufacturer, Phones
Optus allows customers to share data across phones and tablets

Optus allows customers to share data across phones and tablets

Optus has today announced a range of new consumer plans that allow customers to pay a combined fee for mobile network access on multiple devices, allowing them once and for all to say goodbye to a second bill just for having a SIM in their tablet. Dubbed the ‘My Plan’, Optus’ new offering will come with two SIMs to use in different devices, but the data usage across both services is merged into a single account; there’s no additional charge for a second device on a My Plan except for the $5 SIM fee (once off). It seems that there’s[Read More...]

by 9:55 AM on June 2, 2014 10 comments Carriers, News
Yatango Mobile offering 4G, and you can try it for free for 30 days [sponsored post]

Yatango Mobile offering 4G, and you can try it for free for 30 days [sponsored post]

Yatango Mobile has recently launched its 4G service for its customers using the Optus 4G network, and while existing customers have been switching over to the new network technology to enjoy faster speeds, Yatango wants you to be able to try it out for yourselves. If you’ve got a compatible 4G handset, and you’re thinking about a new carrier, you can now take a trial of Yatango’s 4G service for a month, for free, with no obligation to continue after the month if you’re not satisfied. Included in the free trial is: 600 minutes of phone calls 600 SMS 1GB[Read More...]

by 9:47 AM on May 27, 2014 5 comments Carriers