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LG G Flex now available from Optus

LG G Flex now available from Optus

The G Flex is one of the most intriguing products available from LG at the moment, with a 6″, flexible, curved display it’s got that ‘certain something’ that people around you will instantly want to check out when you pull your phone out. Previously only available outright through Harvey Norman, it’s now available exclusively from Optus. The plans for the LG G Flex start at $35, with a $24.75 handset repayment (minimum Total Cost is $1,434.00 over 24 months), which includes 500MB of data and 200 minutes of talk time, as well as unlimited SMS and MMS in Australia. Or[Read More...]

by 11:32 AM on April 1, 2014 3 comments Carriers, Manufacturer, Phones
Win a Samsung Galaxy S5 from Telstra by sharing a selfie

Win a Samsung Galaxy S5 from Telstra by sharing a selfie

In the first of what is sure to be many competitions centred around the latest generation of flagship phones, Telstra is offering you the chance to win a Samsung Galaxy S5. All you have to do to enter is take a selfie showing Telstra your new phone feeling – in whatever form that may take – and upload it to social media (Instagram, Facebook or Twitter) with the associated hashtag on Twitter, tagging the @Telstra accounts. You’ve got until April 14. It’s really not much to ask to get people to post a selfie of themselves looking excited for the[Read More...]

by 9:05 AM on April 1, 2014 0 comments Carriers, Competition, News
Vodafone has the Samsung Galaxy S5 in selected stores

Vodafone has the Samsung Galaxy S5 in selected stores

Would you like to get your hands on the Galaxy S5 today, to decide whether it’s the next superphone for you? Well, if so, you’re in luck. Vodafone have Samsung’s new flagship in store (well, in selected stores) for you to have a play with and explore. https://twitter.com/VodafoneAU/status/449403515060748288 You can find the Galaxy S5 in the following stores: Store Address State Vodafone Parramatta Shop 5074-5075 Westfield Parramatta, Parramatta, NSW NSW Vodafone Bondi Junction Shop 1015 Westfield Bondi Junction, Bondi Junction, NSW NSW Vodafone Sydney: George Street 399 George St, Sydney, NSW NSW Vodafone Chatswood Shop 433 Westfield Chatswood, Chatswood, NSW[Read More...]

by 3:40 PM on March 28, 2014 7 comments Carriers, News, Phones
Australian carriers announce Samsung Galaxy S5 pricing

Australian carriers announce Samsung Galaxy S5 pricing

With the launch of the Samsung Galaxy S5 just around the corner, Australian carriers have announced their pricing and availability of the much-anticipated 2014 addition to Samsung’s flagship Galaxy S line. To start with, the Galaxy S5 will be available for $929.00 outright and will be available for pre-order from tomorrow morning (March 27) at the Samsung Experience Stores in Melbourne and Sydney. The Galaxy S5 itself will go on sale in Australia from April 11th. We’ve given you all the info we’ve got in relation to the three major carriers – Telstra, Optus and Vodafone – as well as[Read More...]

by 9:00 PM on March 26, 2014 18 comments Carriers, News, Phones
All New HTC One launching April 1st in Australia

All New HTC One launching April 1st in Australia

It’s all about the All New HTC One (M8) today, and the most interesting news is going to be where to get the phone in Australia. We know that Optus, Vodafone and Telstra will be offering the phone on their Network so, what are the details? Vodafone Vodafone have advised that Pre-Orders for the All New HTC One (M8) will be available to pre-order online from 9am today through their website, with the phone arriving in-stores from April 1st. Vodafone will be offering the All New HTC One (M8) for $10 a month on a $65 Vodafone Red 24-month contract,[Read More...]

by 9:00 AM on March 26, 2014 10 comments Carriers, Manufacturer, News
The All New HTC One outed by Rogers Wireless in Canada ahead of tonights launch

The All New HTC One outed by Rogers Wireless in Canada ahead of tonights launch

In the lead up to any phone launch the phone is susceptible to leaks from all parties involved in the phone, from the manufacturer themselves through to carriers and in this case, the carrier is Rogers Wirless, a Canadian carrier who has put the details of the All New HTC One up on their website briefly. The specs have been confirmed as being a 5″ 1080P Super LCD3 display and will have an ‘Ultrapixel’ camera on the rear with a 5MP Front-Facing camera – no information on the specs of the secondary camera. Features like the LTE will be changed[Read More...]

by 11:17 AM on March 25, 2014 6 comments Carriers, Manufacturer, Phones
Alcatel OneTouch M’Pop now available on Vodafone Pre-paid for $89

Alcatel OneTouch M’Pop now available on Vodafone Pre-paid for $89

We here at Ausdroid understand that not everyone can afford to fork out hundreds of dollars for a top of the line smartphone and it has come to our attention that Vodafone are offering the Alcatel OneTouch M’Pop on their pre-paid service for $89. The OneTouch M’Pop is not particularly memorable spec wise, and is very much aimed at the entry level smartphone market, but it seems to be powerful enough to be serviceable. The full list of specs include: 4″ display – 480×800 (233ppi) Dual-core 1GHz Processor 4GB Memory – expandable to 32GB via microSD card 5MP rear facing[Read More...]

by 9:04 AM on March 25, 2014 1 comment Carriers, Manufacturer, Phones
Vodafone lights up Tasmania with their 4G network

Vodafone lights up Tasmania with their 4G network

The rollout of the high-speed Vodafone 4G LTE network continues unabated, this time into the Apple Isle, lighting up our southern most state with 4G LTE in five areas after running successful trials south of Bass Strait. The network has been switched on in West Moonah, Cambridge, New Norfolk, Warrane and Hobart Airport but with more markets coming soon, with Vodafone Chief Technology Officer, Benoit Hanssen promising an accelerated rollout in the coming months. In the coming months, Vodafone will commence phase two of its rollout, adding new 4G (LTE) sites in the Hobart CBD, Bridgewater, Claremont, Howrah, Huonville, Kingston,[Read More...]

by 3:04 PM on March 21, 2014 0 comments Carriers
Galaxy S5 Gold, Exclusive to Vodafone UK

Galaxy S5 Gold, Exclusive to Vodafone UK

It’s all about the exclusives sometimes in the mobile phone market and more so when the phone is hotly anticipated, so Vodafone UK announcing an exclusive Gold coloured handset is kind of a big deal. The latest flasgship in Samsung’s Galaxy range of phones is going to be launched in Australia on Wednesday Night, and most of the Australian Carriers are taking expressions of interest in the handset as are online and physical retail outlets. Spec wise, the phone is the same, but Gold in colour. Obviously with direct links to Vodafone in the UK, the question is obviously if[Read More...]

by 1:44 AM on March 21, 2014 5 comments Carriers, Exclusive, Manufacturer, Phones
Vodafone announces cuts to international roaming prices

Vodafone announces cuts to international roaming prices

Vodafone already offers some of the most competitive international roaming prices via its Red plans, with access to your ordinary mobile plan (and inclusions) for just $5 a day when in one of 46 supported countries. When outside those 46 countries, though, roaming costs can still be quite high, as much as $15 per megabyte of data, and that’s before you even get to making calls or sending/receiving text messages. With today’s announcement, Vodafone has removed the tiered pricing which could hit a customer with one of twenty differential rates depending on where they are, and replaced it with a[Read More...]

by 1:31 PM on March 19, 2014 1 comment Carriers, News
ALDImobile takes the wraps off new plans; not quite so good

ALDImobile takes the wraps off new plans; not quite so good

Customers of ALDImobile, presumably wooed initially by the promise of unlimited plans, face yet another bit of bad news today, with newly released plan information showing that inclusions have been cut, yet again. Today’s new plans show that the maximum data inclusion in the plans is just 1 GB, with extra data available at a cost. Other inclusions also seem to have reduced a little, decreasing perhaps what once was pretty decent value. The new plans are set out below: In addition to the data packs set out above, you can also purchase a $30 data pack which offers an[Read More...]

by 9:40 AM on March 17, 2014 13 comments Carriers, News
Samsung has pulled the Android 4.3 update for the Vodafone branded Galaxy Nexus

Samsung has pulled the Android 4.3 update for the Vodafone branded Galaxy Nexus

When the Android 4.3 update was finally delivered to Australian carriers there was much rejoicing from owners who have been waiting for an update to their phones which have been left languishing on Android 4.1.2 for over a year. But the celebrations appear to be short lived with Vodafone advising in their latest Software update that Samsung has pulled the Android 4.3 update. The Software Update Weekly Wrap – 13th March 2014 shows the following message with the current Android version for the Galaxy Nexus listed as Android 4.1.2 and the Future version – Android 4.3 crossed out with N/A[Read More...]

by 4:41 PM on March 14, 2014 8 comments Carriers, Manufacturer, OS Update, Phones
Virgin Mobile begins offering double data deal for a limited time

Virgin Mobile begins offering double data deal for a limited time

Virgin Mobile has announced today that they will offer double data when you sign up for a 24 month contract on their $60 and $90 plans, including their BYO plans from today until the 11th of May. While there’s a whole host of phones available to sign up for – They’re using their Galaxy S4 4G option on the $60 plan to highlight the offer. The skeptic in me says they’re possibly trying to clear some Galaxy S4 stock before a launch of the Galaxy S5 next month. If you want the Galaxy S4, it is available on the $60[Read More...]

by 11:53 AM on March 14, 2014 2 comments Carriers