Plan Comparison: Samsung Galaxy Nexus on all Australian Carriers

Here you go folks, a comparison of the $59 (or close to) plans from each of the carriers selling the Samsung Galaxy Nexus. As usual it's the VHA carriers getting most of the green with Telstra sitting on 1 good cell -- they do have the best network though. Let us know what you think of each of the carriers in the comments, I'll be chilling there for a while.   Vodafone Optus Telstra CrazyJohn's Plan Cost $59/mo $59/mo $59/mo $55/mo Repayments $5/mo $5/mo $10/mo $0 Cap Credit $750 $750 $550 $750 Total Cost $1,536 $1,536 $1,656 $1,320 Data 2GB 2GB 1.5GB 2GB Calls 98c/min (+38c) 90c/min (+35c) 90c/min (+35c) Unlim VHA - 99c/min (+40c) SMS Unlim national & int. Unlim national Unlim national Unlim national Video Call $1.47/min (+38c) $1.00/min (+35c) 90c/min (+35c) $1/min MMS Unlim national & int. 50c 50c 50c Int. SMS Unlim int. 50c 50c 35c Int. MMS Unlim int. 75c 75c 50c Link Vodafone Continue reading

Crazy John’s jumps on the Galaxy Nexus bandwagon, offers eternal happiness for $0 on their $55 cap

Update: The preorders are now open. Have at it! I knew it was coming from Crazy John's sooner or later and now the Galaxy Nexus will also be available from them on their $55 Value Plan for zero, zilch, none, null dollars upfront -- one of the cheaper offers out there. The $55 Value Plan includes $750 of call credit along with 2GB of Internetz and unlimited texts, all via the Vodafone network mind you. We don't recommend Vodafone's network to users out in the sticks, however, if you're in a metro area I think you should be semi-alright... Continue reading

Huawei announces Ideos X3 exclusive on the Vodafone network

Looks like I was a little behind on this one, Huawei apparently launched the Ideos X3 on the 3rd of November. It appears to be another decent entry level phone from Huawei, however this little fella runs Gingerbread right out of the box and as a bonus it also supports the Huawei Handset Over-the-Air and Online Upgrade (HOTA) solution, which provides users with easy and timely upgrades, so this phone should be kept up to date fairly well. Spec wise it`s fairly basic but should run all your basic smartphone related apps : Android 2.3 Gingerbread Qualcomm MSM7227... Continue reading

HTC EVO 3D available in stores from Vodafone on 14th September, Telstra on 20th September

We've finally got confirmation of the in-store release dates for the HTC EVO 3D on both Vodafone and Telstra. The former (Voda) being this Wednesday, the 14th of September, and the latter (Telstra) being next Tuesday, the 20th of September. Basic pricing from Vodafone is $5/mo on their $65 Infinite Plan -- Telstra will be offering it for $23/mo on their $59 Freedom Connect Plan. No confirmed date for in-store release on Crazy John's. Continue reading

Crazy John’s opens preorders for the HTC EVO 3D, stock arriving mid September

I think Crazy John's saw that Vodafone's pricing for the HTC EVO 3D hit the web earlier today, so they raised to bar to open preorders for HTC's first 3D-capable device. If you don't even want to read the rest of this post, you can head over to Crazy John's via the source link below. Pricing starts at $15/mo (+$20/mo repayments) all the way up to $0 on their $55 cap, which is $4 less than Vodafone's pricing. The $55 cap includes 2GB of data and $750 credit for talk and text. CJ's site also says that stock arrives mid... Continue reading

Plan Comparison: Galaxy S II on Vodafone, Optus, Telstra, Crazy John’s and Virgin

Now that all of the major and minor carriers have announced their pricing for the Galaxy S II superphone, we thought we'd do what you guys seem to enjoy - or at least enjoy arguing over - and that's to do a brief comparison of what each carrier will offer you at a certain price. Since carriers are always changing their standard plan prices, we're basing this comparison of $59 caps or a close equivalent if there is no $59 cap. You follow? Good, hit the break. (more…) Continue reading

HTC ChaCha now available from Crazy John’s in black, $0 on $25 plan

The 'Facebook Phones' have been a long time coming, but one of them is finally here! The HTC ChaCha is readily available from Crazy John's for $0 upfront on their $25 plan which includes $200 of credit and 400MB of data, as well as free calls to other phones on the VHA network (Voda, Three, CJ's). The ChaCha is another phone we'll be reviewing next week. It's almost getting hard to keep up with all these new devices! If you're a little bit addicted to Facebook like I am, I'm sure you'll quite enjoy this lil' device.... Continue reading

Virgin to also get the Motorola Defy in Red, just like we thought

The ever appearing Red Defy is now ready to make another break for cover, this time landing on Virgin. We reported a number of weeks ago that it was likely to hit Virgin, only to then find out it was Crazy John's who got the little Red number, well now it's Virgin's turn like we first thought. The rugged Motorola Defy will hit Virgin, starting at $0 on their Easy Cap 39, coming with $300 of calls and text and also 300MB of data, along with the usual Virgin includes, like Virgin 2... Continue reading

Motorola Defy coming to Crazy John’s… in the elusive Red colour

Last week we posted about some information we received, regarding a Red Motorola Defy and Virgin. We then updated that article to say, that there was definitely a Red variant floating around but Virgin wasn't going to be the exclusive carrier. Well it turns out the update was on the money. Crazy John's have just thrown up a "Coming Soon" page showing, you guessed it, a Red Motorola Defy. The page doesn't give us much, other then a few pictures of it, in it's Red attire and it's basic specs. What we do know however,... Continue reading

Huawei IDEOS X5 — Review

The Huawei IDEOS X5 was, and still is, the cheapest device around with such amazing specs. I mean you can pick up this device for just under $300 at your local Crazy John’s and you’ll get virtually the same specs as an HTC Desire Z minus the $500 price tag. I’ve been quite excited to get my hands on the IDEOS X5, just to see if it’s not some crappy device that will break or stop functioning within a few months. I was pleasantly surprised to find the build quality is quite good and the software (vanilla... Continue reading

Vodafone vs. Crazy John’s on Nexus S cap pricing

With the Google Nexus S available for purchase online from both Vodafone & Crazy John's, the price war between these two friendly companies begins. Chances are you haven't yet looked in great detail at what each plan from these companies comes with, so we've done it for you, so you can choose which plan suits you. If you're not currently aware, Crazy John's uses the Vodafone network, so keep that in mind also. We've compared a cap from both Voda & CJ's that they recommend you sign up to. Hit the break to see our comparison.... Continue reading

Huawei IDEOS X5 now available for purchasing via Crazy John’s website

" There's no doubt the Huawei X5 is the must-have, mid-range Android device at the moment. It's selling like hot cakes at Dick Smith and Crazy John's stores. Now (if you're quick) you'll be able to get your virtual hands on an IDEOS X5 by ordering through Crazy John's website. We're certain there is a limited supply, so you best head to the source link quick. Oh yeah, and it's still only $299 on pre-paid. We'll be reviewing one soon, we've hit up Huawei Oz again to see if they've got a spare hanging around. Continue reading

Huawei X5 heading to Crazy John’s stores tomorrow, $349 outright or $29 cap

It seems it's not just Dick Smith getting in on the Huawei X5 action, this amazingly spec'd, low-cost device is headed to Crazy John's stores from tomorrow (26th) and online from next week. CJ's have pointed out on Twitter that there will only be ~300 devices in stock across stores, so you'll have to get in quick to get your hands on one. The X5 from CJ's is running Vanilla 2.2.1 though it has no WiFi Tethering functionality, currently. Pricing for the Huawei X5 is fairly simple, you can buy it outright & unlocked for... Continue reading