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Optus kicks off 2015 with a boom in 4G sites
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Optus kicks off 2015 with a boom in 4G sites

Back in 2013, the Australian Communications & Media Authority auctioned off the 700MHz frequency, which would soon be vacated by the soon to be removed Analogue TV networks. Optus took part in the auction to secure spectrum in the coveted lower range frequency and won 2x 10MHz bands for a total of 20MHz in spectrum, and today the license to[Read More…]

in Carriers by at 12:01 am on January 1, 2015
Good Deal: Buy a Telstra Rush Pre-paid for $39 from Coles, get a bonus $20 Google Play Gift Card
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Good Deal: Buy a Telstra Rush Pre-paid for $39 from Coles, get a bonus $20 Google Play Gift Card

If you’re in the market for a post Christmas tech bargain, there are a few out there, and here’s another. Coles is offering the Telstra Rush Pre-Paid mobile for $39 and throwing in a $20 Google Play gift card if purchased in the same transaction. The Telstra Rush, is a rebranded ZTE T792, and comes with fairly similar specs to[Read More…]

in Carriers, Phones by at 2:41 pm on December 31, 2014
Good Deal: Grab a Telstra Tempo for $24.50 from Officeworks and get $20 in Google Play credit via redemption
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Good Deal: Grab a Telstra Tempo for $24.50 from Officeworks and get $20 in Google Play credit via redemption

If you’re on the lookout for a low-end handset for a family member, then Officeworks and Telstra have a pretty good deal for you. Officeworks are selling the Telstra Tempo, the rebranded ZTE T815, for just $24.50. The Telstra Tempo falls under the current Telstra promotion, which offers $20 of Google Play credit when you purchase selected handsets. Simply purchase[Read More…]

in Bargains, Carriers, Google Play, Manufacturer, Phones by at 7:58 pm on December 26, 2014
Optus 10 – Open for business and serving rural Australians

Optus 10 – Open for business and serving rural Australians

Optus have continued their investment in infrastructure and increasing their coverage announcing on Friday that they’ve added another satellite to their fleet. Called Optus 10, the satellite will provide voice and data connectivity to customers in both regional and remote areas of Australia. The press release reveals that the satellite was launched 3 months ago and underwent in-orbit testing prior[Read More…]

in Carriers, News by at 8:44 am on December 14, 2014
[Poll] Do you roam with your own SIM overseas, or buy local at your destination?
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[Poll] Do you roam with your own SIM overseas, or buy local at your destination?

After updating its Red plans to offer complimentary $5 roaming on its top tier, Vodafone has today released the results of their research into how Australians use their phones when overseas. They surveyed over 1,000 smartphone owners to find out whether we roam, or go local. It seems that as a nation, we’re wising up to historically high roaming charges.[Read More…]

in Carriers, Phones by at 1:16 pm on December 12, 2014
Vodafone waives the $5/day international roaming free on its $100 Red plan
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Vodafone waives the $5/day international roaming free on its $100 Red plan

If you’re planning to do a lot of international travel in the next year, Vodafone‘s latest change to its international roaming should make you sit up and take notice. The carrier’s Red plans page now lists complimentary $5 roaming on highest tier Red plan so you can use your included calls, texts and data when roaming in 47 countries for[Read More…]

in Carriers by at 4:14 pm on December 11, 2014
HTC’s RE Camera is available today, RRP $249
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HTC’s RE Camera is available today, RRP $249

First announced in New York in October, HTC has today announced that its pipe-shaped Re Camera will launch today at Telstra, Fone Zone and Next Byte stores nationwide for an RRP of $250. There’s also an Australian site for the product online now at recamera.com/au. The RE Camera is a small, one hand, one button camera that’s shaped like a[Read More…]

in Accessories, Camera, Carriers, Manufacturer by at 11:26 am on December 11, 2014
Vodafone Red customers can now choose a mobile subscription to Sydney Morning Herald / The Age instead of Spotify Premium

Vodafone Red customers can now choose a mobile subscription to Sydney Morning Herald / The Age instead of Spotify Premium

Making good on its promise to work with other content providers after its Spotify Premium deal was announced, Vodafone announced today that it’s adding mobile subscriptions to the Sydney Morning Herald or The Age to its offers for customers on its Red plans. New and upgrading Vodafone Red customers can get 6 months free on the $70 Red plan, 12[Read More…]

in Carriers by at 4:24 pm on December 10, 2014
Vodafone switches on its 4G+ network in Perth
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Vodafone switches on its 4G+ network in Perth

Vodafone is continuing the rollout of its 850 Mhz 4G+ network, with Perth the latest city to benefit. The carrier reports that it’s switched on 236 4G+ sites in Perth, following successful rollouts in Victoria, South Australia, New South Wales, and Queensland. They’re aiming to add another 40 sites before Christmas. Vodafone’s promised that its 4G coverage would reach 95%[Read More…]

in Carriers by at 1:59 pm on December 9, 2014
Telstra introduces Travel Passes to simplify international roaming
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Telstra introduces Travel Passes to simplify international roaming

If you’re a Telstra customer about to jet off to an overseas destination for Christmas (like me), the carrier has just announced a new deal for international roaming that might simplify international roaming for you. Telstra’s Travel Pass offers unlimited calls and SMSs (conditions apply, of course) for use while travelling for a period of 3, 7, 14 or 30[Read More…]

in Carriers by at 1:47 pm on December 9, 2014