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Nexus 6 lists Optus as a supported carrier – but it’s probably not going to be offered by them

Nexus 6 lists Optus as a supported carrier – but it’s probably not going to be offered by them

When the Nexus 6 will show up and where is the big question at the moment. As one of the top carriers – in terms of coverage and subscriber base – many would like to see Optus carry the phone, and from the support page which Google has posted for the Nexus 6, it confirms it’s possible. The support page[Read More…]

by 8:08 am on November 1, 2014 0 comments Carriers, Manufacturer, Phones
Optus Smart Safe online backup service closing its doors on December 1

Optus Smart Safe online backup service closing its doors on December 1

Optus has written in a letter to users that its online backup service Smart Safe will close, effective December 1 2014. The Smart Safe site has not yet been updated to reflect the closure. The service, which provided backup solutions for PCs and mobile devices, was provided for Optus customers by F-Secure – who also previously provided antivirus software for[Read More…]

by and 4:13 pm on October 29, 2014 2 comments Apps, Carriers
Target offering the 4G Huawei Ascend G526 on Vodafone pre-paid for $99

Target offering the 4G Huawei Ascend G526 on Vodafone pre-paid for $99

4G is becoming the new standard for communications in Australia, most carriers are pushing their LTE plans and spruiking the coverage they offer. But one thing that has so far failed to emerge are super affordable 4G phones. But from Thursday, the 30th of October, Target will begin selling the Huawei Ascend G526 Vodafone pre-paid handset for just $99. It’s[Read More…]

by 8:00 am on October 28, 2014 3 comments Carriers, Manufacturer, Phones
Samsung Galaxy Note 4 is screamingly fast on the Telstra LTE-A network

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 is screamingly fast on the Telstra LTE-A network

This morning Telstra opened their pre-orders for the Samsung Galaxy Note 4, and they’ve been talking up how fast the phone will be, with carrier aggregation on their 700MHz and 1800MHz networks since it was announced. But just how fast will the phone be? Well, the answer is REALLY fast. Ausdroid reader @porkfatt tweeted us a picture of a Speedtest[Read More…]

by 1:14 pm on October 27, 2014 7 comments Carriers, Manufacturer, Phones
Telstra opens up pre-orders for the Samsung Galaxy Note 4

Telstra opens up pre-orders for the Samsung Galaxy Note 4

After the rest of the carriers kicked off their pre-orders for the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 on the 15th of October, Telstra has finally arrived to the party and today announced pre-orders are now being accepted for the Note 4 on their network, with the phone due to arrive in-store on the 5th of November. Telstra are offering the Charcoal[Read More…]

by 11:57 am on October 27, 2014 1 comment Carriers, Phones
HTC Desire 510 heading to Telstra pre-paid at $179, Blue Tick rating in tow

HTC Desire 510 heading to Telstra pre-paid at $179, Blue Tick rating in tow

HTC Australia has just announced that their budget 4G LTE phone, the recently-announced Desire 510 will be heading to Telstra on pre-paid for a wallet-friendly $179. The Desire 510 features a 4.7-inch FWVGA screen (854×480), a quad core 1.2 Ghz Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 and a 5MP rear camera. As with its stablemates, it’s running HTC Sense 6 with BlinkFeed and[Read More…]

by 11:48 am on October 17, 2014 1 comment Carriers, Manufacturer, News, Phones
Vodafone and Spotify partnership bears fruit with the Smart 4 Mini 3G pre-paid handset

Vodafone and Spotify partnership bears fruit with the Smart 4 Mini 3G pre-paid handset

Vodafone recently announced that they had entered into a partnership with music streaming service: Spotify. While no specifics were mentioned it seems that the partnership has born fruit with a new deal being offered on the Vodafone branded ‘Smart 4 Mini’ phone. The deal offers the Smart 4 Mini, a Premium Spotify subscription and 2GB of Data for just $69.[Read More…]

by 8:30 am on October 17, 2014 5 comments Carriers, Manufacturer, Phones
Vodafone now offering their 3G only Smart Tab 4 3G tablet

Vodafone now offering their 3G only Smart Tab 4 3G tablet

Vodafone is beginning to offer their ‘Smart’ line of Vodafone branded devices in Australia, beginning with their 3G enabled ‘Smart Tab 4 3G’. The tablet is a fairly mid-range device, which is now available on contract for as low as $45 per month, with a $3 per month tablet hardware repayment and 8GB of included data. There’s varying levels of[Read More…]

by 7:00 am on October 17, 2014 0 comments Carriers
Telstra Rush (T792) pops up on ZTE’s website

Telstra Rush (T792) pops up on ZTE’s website

A new low-end phone seems to be about to head to Telstra’s pre-paid mobile service with the Telstra Rush (T792) popping up on ZTE’s website. Telstra Rush (T792) isn’t going to set any benchmarks with its specs and it certainly can be classed as a very basic entry level device, but the surprise is that the device will be running[Read More…]

by 7:00 am on October 17, 2014 0 comments Carriers, Manufacturer, Phones
Which Australian carriers will offer the Nexus 6 and Nexus 9?

Which Australian carriers will offer the Nexus 6 and Nexus 9?

We’ve been doing the legwork today talking to manufacturers, carriers and retailers trying to find out Australian launch information for Google’s shiny new Nexus devices. Earlier this afternoon we received an official statement from Motorola. It’s time to find out what our carriers make of Google’s Nexus 6 and Nexus 9. With Motorola behind the new Nexus 6, and their[Read More…]

by 5:38 pm on October 16, 2014 19 comments Carriers, News, Phones, Tablets