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Boost Mobile launches a $99 smartphone with a 5″ screen

Boost Mobile launches a $99 smartphone with a 5″ screen

Pre-paid smartphones are generally quite small, with manufacturers aiming to cut costs on one of the more expensive components. But Boost Mobile is bucking the trend here, by offering the Boost Mobile View 5.0, a $99 pre-paid smartphone on the Telstra network with a 5″ screen. The Boost Mobile View 5.0, is a rebranded Alcatel OneTouch which Boost are saying[Read More…]

by 11:10 am on November 20, 2014 0 comments Carriers, Manufacturer, Phones
Telstra switches on its first Wi-Fi hotspots around Australia

Telstra switches on its first Wi-Fi hotspots around Australia

Telstra is switching on the first of its national network of public Wi-Fi hotspots today in Sydney. The city will be one of 250 towns and cities to receive coverage from Telstra’s Wi-Fi network, with a full roll-out of 1,000 public hotspots to launch by Christmas. From tomorrow, Sydney residents will be able to trial free Wi-Fi at some of[Read More…]

by 10:30 am on November 19, 2014 13 comments Carriers, News
HTC Desire Eye shows up on JB HiFi website in Coral Red for $799

HTC Desire Eye shows up on JB HiFi website in Coral Red for $799

The ultimate ‘Selfie’ phone from HTC, the Desire Eye, looks set to launch imminently, with the phone now showing as available for purchase on the JB Hifi website. The phone which sports dual 13MP front and rear facing cameras, as well as front facing flash, will sell outright from JB for $799. The phone is available in Coral Red from[Read More…]

by 7:52 pm on November 17, 2014 13 comments Carriers, Manufacturer, Phones
Optus adds more LTE services on 2600MHz and 700MHz bands

Optus adds more LTE services on 2600MHz and 700MHz bands

The race is on between Australian carriers to expand their networks to cover as much of the populated areas of Australia as possible. Today Optus has announced that they’ve added 4G service on the 2600MHz band to 40 sites around Australia, as well as receiving early access licence approvals from the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) to extend their[Read More…]

by 2:39 pm on November 17, 2014 16 comments Carriers
Optus adds the Samsung Galaxy Young 2 to their pre-paid line of devices for $99

Optus adds the Samsung Galaxy Young 2 to their pre-paid line of devices for $99

Optus have added another low-end phone to their pre-paid line, adding the Samsung Galaxy Young 2 for $99. The Galaxy Young 2, being an entry level device, isn’t going to be winning any awards in the design or specs categories. But it is a Samsung phone, which means it’s generally reliable and unlike some other manufacturers phones, could conceivably see[Read More…]

by 8:00 am on November 15, 2014 0 comments Carriers, Manufacturer, Phones
Optus launches Cash by Optus; NFC payments

Optus launches Cash by Optus; NFC payments

Optus has announced a Cash by Optus, a new NFC-based payment service for Australia, but this one comes with a bit of a difference. It’s actually available now, it works on just about any modern Android smartphone (as long as it has NFC), and it’s available for all post-paid Optus customers. Better yet, it’ll work with any contactless terminal. Why[Read More…]

by 7:34 am on November 14, 2014 21 comments Carriers, News, NFC
Nexus 5 OTA updates to start today according to US Carrier support page

Nexus 5 OTA updates to start today according to US Carrier support page

According to rumour around the Android World, the Over The Air (OTA) update for Nexus devices will begin today. It’s not a definite, but at this stage with Google silent, as usual on the matter of OTA updates, we’ll take any spark of ‘official’ news we can get. Carriers are generally the gatekeeper for updates, even Nexus updates, and usually[Read More…]

by 7:03 am on November 13, 2014 0 comments Carriers, Manufacturer, OS Update, Phones
Telstra now selling the Huawei MediaPad M1 8.0

Telstra now selling the Huawei MediaPad M1 8.0

Huawei is on a bit of a roll this week, starting off with the launch of a sub-$100 4G compatible phone on Vodafone, followed by the Ascend Mate 7 launch last night. Now Telstra has just announced that they are now selling the Huawei MediaPad M1 8.0, which was launched all the way back at Mobile World Congress in February.[Read More…]

by 6:08 pm on November 12, 2014 2 comments Carriers, Manufacturer, Tablets
Telstra bring real-time data usage alerts to customers

Telstra bring real-time data usage alerts to customers

Unless you’ve managed to somehow acquire an unlimited data plan, you’re probably quite careful about your data usage on your mobile. With excess data charges quite exorbitant for the most part, your’re quite right to do so, and Telstra is making monitoring your data usage even easier. Previously, alerts for data usage have taken up to 48 hours (and still[Read More…]

by 11:02 am on November 12, 2014 7 comments Carriers
Huawei launch the Ascend Mate 7 in Australia with fingerprint scanner and Ultra long-lasting battery life

Huawei launch the Ascend Mate 7 in Australia with fingerprint scanner and Ultra long-lasting battery life

After announcing the phone back at IFA in Germany, Huawei has tonight launched their current flagship phone, the Ascend Mate 7 in Australia. Hauwei are launching two versions of the Ascend Mate 7 in Australia, one with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of on-board storage and one with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of storage. Vodafone will be selling the[Read More…]

by 9:13 pm on November 11, 2014 14 comments Carriers, Manufacturer, Phones