Carriers

Telstra expands 700MHz LTE trial to Sydney and Adelaide

Telstra expands 700MHz LTE trial to Sydney and Adelaide

With the looming full scale launch of the 700MHz LTE network in Australia coming up in January, Telstra has been busily working on trialling the frequency in smaller markets to test for any issues which may come up in the full scale launch. Telstra announced trials of the network in Perth, Fremantle, Esperance, Mildura, Mt Isa and Griffith last month[Read More…]

by 5:45 pm on August 26, 2014 1 comment Carriers
Android 4.4.3 rolling out to Telstra HTC One (M7) owners

Android 4.4.3 rolling out to Telstra HTC One (M7) owners

HTC has begun seeding their Android 4.4.3 update to HTC One (M7) handsets within Australia and the first carrier off the rank is Telstra. The firmware version being seeded is 6.11.841.7 at a total size of 551.45MB, so probably best downloading the update via WiFi. The firmware update, which is Android 4.4.3 brings along a few updates including: Android 4.4.3[Read More…]

by 2:26 pm on August 24, 2014 5 comments Carriers, Manufacturer, OS Update, Phones
Boost adds a new budget mobile – the Boost Icon Nero for $59

Boost adds a new budget mobile – the Boost Icon Nero for $59

Boost has added a new budget smartphone to their pre-paid line of devices with the new Boost Icon Nero, which is available now for $59. The Boost Icon Nero is made by ZTE, who have made a couple of the previous budget devices like the “Tango” T790 or the Boost “Jump Smart” T760 and the specs are far from fantastic[Read More…]

by 10:25 am on August 21, 2014 1 comment Carriers, Manufacturer, News, Phones
Vodafone announces new network upgrades with Ericsson – announces Voice over LTE to arrive next year

Vodafone announces new network upgrades with Ericsson – announces Voice over LTE to arrive next year

After the debacle that was their 3G network over the last few years, Vodafone are going all out in their quest to provide a top-class 4G network. The Vodafone 4G network is already ranked as one of the fastest in Australia, but the network is about to get a new trick with Vodafone announcing they will be updating their network[Read More…]

by 1:50 pm on August 20, 2014 2 comments Carriers
Vodafone customers can now receive 4G data in New Zealand using $5 Roaming

Vodafone customers can now receive 4G data in New Zealand using $5 Roaming

Vodafone has been aggressively chasing the huge market of Australian’s who love to travel internationally, but don’t love the traditionally expensive mobile roaming fees normally associated with using their phones overseas. With their $5 per day international roaming plan, Vodafone has hit on a great idea, and today, for customers travelling to New Zealand it gets better – you can[Read More…]

by 6:05 am on August 20, 2014 3 comments Carriers
Rumour: First Android Silver device to be the Nexus ‘6’ released as Moto S on Verizon

Rumour: First Android Silver device to be the Nexus ‘6’ released as Moto S on Verizon

Android Silver has been rumoured since the middle of the year, apparently slated to be a higher end version of the Nexus program sold through carriers and retailers. The Android Silver program was apparently being headed up by former Google Chief Business Officer, Nikesh Arora who recently left for Softbank and was apparently stalled as of the last ‘update’ on[Read More…]

by 6:29 pm on August 16, 2014 7 comments Carriers, Manufacturer, Phones, Rumours
Android 4.4.3 update for HTC One M8 rolling out

Android 4.4.3 update for HTC One M8 rolling out

The update to Android 4.4.3, for the HTC One M8, has begun rolling out to handsets in Australia now, with Optus the first to push the update to their customers. The update includes performance optimisation updates for WiFi, Bluetooth and Radios, as well as application updates to Camera, Gallery, Settings and HTC Sync Manager according to the screenshot of the[Read More…]

by 1:39 pm on August 14, 2014 20 comments Carriers, Manufacturer, OS Update, Phones
Vodafone updates their My Vodafone app for Android

Vodafone updates their My Vodafone app for Android

Vodafone has released a major update to its My Vodafone app for Android, and somehow it snuck its way onto my HTC One M8 without me realising. After being pointed to the possibility of an update, I just had to take a quick look, and I must say, the update is rather fresh. Sign in simply with your mobile number[Read More…]

by 6:38 pm on August 7, 2014 5 comments Apps, Carriers, News
Amaysim announces changes to amaysim UNLIMITED coming September 1st – more data, larger price

Amaysim announces changes to amaysim UNLIMITED coming September 1st – more data, larger price

Amaysim is a pretty decent carrier if you’re after some good value 3G plans, but as of the 1st of September they’re about to get a little more expensive, with the MVNO today announcing that as of September 1st, they will be making some changes. To start with, the price of the UNLIMITED plan will increase by $5 from $39.90[Read More…]

by 12:20 pm on August 6, 2014 5 comments Carriers
Optus announces new prepaid mobile offerings – only pay for what you use

Optus announces new prepaid mobile offerings – only pay for what you use

Optus has released new prepaid mobile plans starting at just $1 per day, with the added bonus that users only pay for days that they actually use. For most of us, this doesn’t offer too much, as we use our phones all the time, but for those more infrequent users it could be a bit of a way to save[Read More…]

by 8:58 pm on August 4, 2014 10 comments Carriers, News