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Optus turns on 700MHz network in Canberra – starting to bring together one Australia-wide network
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Optus turns on 700MHz network in Canberra – starting to bring together one Australia-wide network

Optus has been busily testing their newly acquired 700MHz network around various sites in Australia, accessing the network through early access licenses issued by the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) in preparation for the Australia wide launch of the network in January. Today Optus has switched on their 700MHz network in Canberra, paving the way for customers to eventually[Read More…]

in Carriers by at 8:20 pm on December 8, 2014
Vodafone switches on their 4G+ network in NSW and Queensland
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Vodafone switches on their 4G+ network in NSW and Queensland

After switching on their 4G+ network in Melbourne last month, Vodafone has today announced that customers in Sydney, Brisbane and the Gold Coast can now experience the new network in their area. Over 1000 4G+ sites across NSW and Queensland have now been activated, with more sites to be switched on before Christmas. This expansion of 4G services is part[Read More…]

in Carriers by at 12:22 pm on December 4, 2014
Yes, Telstra is blocking your Nexus updates
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Yes, Telstra is blocking your Nexus updates

Since Google started rolling out the over-the-air (OTA) updates for Android 5.0 Lollipop to Nexus devices, many users have been regularly checking for a system update – many Australians, to no avail. Telstra users are reporting that the update is being blocked, even on phones that were not sold by the carrier. The issue is affecting Nexus 4 and Nexus[Read More…]

in Carriers, News, OS Updates by and at 11:39 am on December 4, 2014
Telstra’s 2014 Sydney NYE app offers free SMS, 360 degree videos and Google Cardboard for all
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Telstra’s 2014 Sydney NYE app offers free SMS, 360 degree videos and Google Cardboard for all

Telstra continues its association with Sydney’s annual New Years Eve party with the launch today of the 2014 version of their companion app, and this time they’re bringing Google Cardboard along for the ride. The app is a companion and to help you make plans for NYE and enjoy the fireworks presentation on the night – no matter where you[Read More…]

in Accessories, Apps, Cardboard, Carriers by at 10:24 am on December 3, 2014
Optus introduces a new insurance plan for your gadgets
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Optus introduces a new insurance plan for your gadgets

Hopefully you’ll never know the pain of cracking a screen, or losing or having a device stolen – but well it happens. Your home insurance can generally cover it, but then there are those pesky insurance premium hikes whenever you make a claim. Optus has decided to jump on in to device insurance with a new product they’re calling, Yes[Read More…]

in Carriers by at 8:12 pm on December 2, 2014
Telstra’s Data Christmas Present to Pre-Paid Freedom Users
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Telstra’s Data Christmas Present to Pre-Paid Freedom Users

Earlier this year Telstra changed their Pre-Paid plans to scrap the Encore plan for new users and introduced a new plan called Pre-Paid Freedom. At the time it looked to be a big step backwards as it decreased the data available to users. In a bid to entice more users onto the Pre-Paid Freedom plan Telstra have doubled the data[Read More…]

in Carriers, News by at 1:16 pm on November 28, 2014
Telstra launches 4GX services in Melbourne
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Telstra launches 4GX services in Melbourne

Telstra yesterday announced that Melbounites (Melbournians?) are now able to access what Telstra are calling ‘one of the world’s fastest mobile services’, advising that their 4GX network is now live in Central Melbourne and surrounding suburbs. The 4GX coverage, which enables speeds up to 100mbps on Category 6 LTE devices and up to 75mbps on Category 4 devices, is now[Read More…]

in Carriers by at 9:16 am on November 26, 2014
Telstra to add new tablets to their line-up including the Nexus 9, Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact, Samsung Galaxy Tab S LTE and more
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Telstra to add new tablets to their line-up including the Nexus 9, Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact, Samsung Galaxy Tab S LTE and more

Telstra has today announced on their Exchange blog, that they will add a variety of new tablets to their range. They’re offering a mix of Wi-Fi tablets (including the HTC built Nexus 9), as well as the LTE enabled Galaxy Tab S which is compatible with their LTE aggregated 4GX network. The 10.5″ Samsung Galaxy Tab S will be available[Read More…]

in Carriers, Manufacturer, Tablets by at 10:15 pm on November 24, 2014
Telstra opens pre-order for the Samsung Galaxy Note Edge – grab a bonus $100 Eftpos Gift Card
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Telstra opens pre-order for the Samsung Galaxy Note Edge – grab a bonus $100 Eftpos Gift Card

Telstra has just opened up pre-orders on the Samsung Galaxy Note Edge, which is due to go on-sale – after two delays – on the 25th of November. Telstra is offering the Note Edge in a choice of Charcoal Black or Frost White. Telstra is offering a pre-order incentive of a $100 Eftpos gift card while stocks last. Pricing wise,[Read More…]

in Carriers, Manufacturer, Phones by at 4:22 pm on November 20, 2014
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…]

in Carriers, Manufacturer, Phones by at 11:10 am on November 20, 2014