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Samsung Galaxy Note II now available for order online from Telstra

Samsung Galaxy Note II now available for order online from Telstra

Telstra started selling the Samsung Galaxy Note II on their online store this morning. The ‘tweener’ device which was due to go on-sale on Boxing Day has come as an early Christmas present to those who were wanting to get the phone on the Telstra Network. The Note II is available in Black or Silver on a variety of plans which start from $67 which includes 1GB of data, unlimited SMS and $600 of Talk/MMS . The Note II appears to only be available on the online store at the moment, the Telstra stores I contacted in Canberra advised they[Read More...]

by 1:37 PM on December 20, 2012 0 comments Carriers, Phones
Telstra pushing out Jelly Bean to the Samsung Galaxy S III

Telstra pushing out Jelly Bean to the Samsung Galaxy S III

Looks like Telstra Samsung Galaxy S III owners are being prompted to download the Android 4.1 ‘Jelly Bean’ update on their handsets Over The Air(OTA) right now. Reports are coming in of users being prompted to download and install the 295MB update. Update : More details have been made available over at the Crowd Support forum: Just a quick one to let everyone know that the Galaxy S 3 Jelly Bean 4.1.1 update has commenced deployment early (as at 2:30PM EDT today). As with all Samsung updates the FOTA deployment is staggered. The “staggered” deployment means that the FOTA update[Read More...]

by 2:13 PM on December 19, 2012 14 comments OS Update
Huawei MediaPad 7Lite + Telstra Elite mobile Wi-Fi – $149 from Coles

Huawei MediaPad 7Lite + Telstra Elite mobile Wi-Fi – $149 from Coles

Coles has released their latest upcoming catalogue which begins on Wednesday the 19th of December and goes through to Monday the 24th of December and inside is a pretty good deal, a Huawei MediaPad 7Lite with Telstra Elite mobile Wi-Fi bundled with 5GB of data for just $149. The previous tablet that Coles sold the Pendo pad, there were issues such as lack of access to Google Play as well as a pretty unknown manufacturer, the Huawei Media Pad is from a pretty well known if not respected manufacturer. The Coles advert lists the tablet as having a 7″ High[Read More...]

by 7:49 PM on December 17, 2012 8 comments Tablets
Telstra Android handset update news

Telstra Android handset update news

Once again, Telstra have provided an update on the status of their Android handset updates. It seems most devices with an impending update are set to receive them before the year’s end. The long awaited Samsung Galaxy S II 4G Ice Cream Sandwich update is now rolling out as we speak. According to Telstra, the update is going to be staggered across the next two weeks: Day 1-3 : 10k of devices selected at random to be eligible for update, users are either alerted via FOTA Push Message or by manually checking Day 4-13: An additional 10% of devices are selected[Read More...]

by 4:30 PM on December 14, 2012 10 comments Carriers, News, OS Update
Ice Cream Sandwich update for Telstra Samsung Galaxy S II 4G update to begin Friday

Ice Cream Sandwich update for Telstra Samsung Galaxy S II 4G update to begin Friday

Looks like owners of the Samsung Galaxy S II 4G are about to receive their Ice Cream Sandwich update finally, with Craig Ruhan from Telstra advising via the Crowd Support Forums that the Samsung has advised that the update will begin rolling out to the handsets from 5PM tomorrow : All, Samsung have informed us that the GS2 4G ICS update will commence deployment from 5:00 PM Friday 14 December. The FOTA deployment will be “staggered” : Day 1-3 : 10k of devices selected at random to be eligible for update, users are either alerted via FOTA Push Message or[Read More...]

by 11:19 PM on December 13, 2012 8 comments Carriers, OS Update
Telstra’s Note II 4G available from Boxing Day

Telstra’s Note II 4G available from Boxing Day

When Samsung launched the Note II 4G in Australia on 14 November many people were disappointed that Telstra delayed their launch until ‘early 2013′. Perhaps in response to the negative feedback they received on their blog, Telstra today announced that they were able to ‘accelerate development’ and the Note II 4G will be available from Telstra stores commencing Boxing Day (26 December). The Note II 4G has been available from grey importers for a while now, and from Optus and Vodafone for the past few weeks, but many people have been holding out to pick one up on a Telstra[Read More...]

by 4:36 PM on December 12, 2012 8 comments Carriers, Phones
Kogan intends to launch Pre-Paid mobile service based on Telstra Network

Kogan intends to launch Pre-Paid mobile service based on Telstra Network

It appears that Kogan is going to start selling pre-paid mobile plans based on the Telstra Network. The EFTM website has done a fairly comprehensive bit of detective work on the proposed cut price Telco venture with a number of things adding up to what appears to be a pretty good offering. To start with, EFTM ran a WHOIS domain search and found that Kogan had registered the domain koganmobile.com.au back in September. As Kogan is still a purely on-line retailer, this website would be the most likely place for them to supply their Kogan Mobile branded SIM cards from[Read More...]

by 12:59 PM on December 12, 2012 21 comments Carriers, News
Telstra Smart Touch 2 — Review

Telstra Smart Touch 2 — Review

Can excellence be had in a sub-$100 Smart Phone? Telstras first attempt at a sub-$100 Android handset was the original Smart Touch, a phone manufactured by ZTE which from all accounts was a pretty basic affair offering a resistive touch screen and fairly sluggish performance. The Telstra Smart Touch 2 is their second attempt at an Android phone in the sub $100 category, also manufactured by ZTE although with a couple of improved features over the original such as the capacative screen. First impressions of the phone is that it looks and feels like a sub $100 device. The phone[Read More...]

by 1:34 AM on December 12, 2012 2 comments Design, Phones, Reviews
Telstra QWERTY Touch (ZTE T-60) available at Coles for $34.50

Telstra QWERTY Touch (ZTE T-60) available at Coles for $34.50

If you’re after a last minute Android based stocking stuffer for Christmas then this may be something to consider. The latest Coles catalogue which goes live this Wednesday, the 12th of December and runs through until Tuesday the 18th of December is showing the Telstra QWERTY Touch for a measly $34.50, half it’s normal price. Although it’s carrier locked it’s not a bad deal if you’re after a basic phone on the Telstra network and it’s almost worth it just for the Android logo on the back. There is a limit of 1 per customer and no trade sales allowed,[Read More...]

by 2:51 PM on December 11, 2012 0 comments Phones
Telstra OTA update news – some good, some bad

Telstra OTA update news – some good, some bad

Telstra have once again posted news on their handset OTA update status. And, in a continuing trend, they bring some mixed news. Good news for Samsaung Galaxy S II 4G owners, as the Ice Cream Sandwich update has finally been approved. Deployment is expected very soon, though no specific dates have been given as yet. On the flip side, submission of the Samsung Galaxy Nexus Jelly Bean update has been delayed yet again by Samsung and is expected to be made on 7th December. Telstra claim they’ll try to both test and approve this update in 1 version in order[Read More...]

by 1:05 PM on December 6, 2012 20 comments Carriers, News, OS Update

Telstra gives a quick virtual tour inside their device testing lab

Have you ever wanted to see where and how Telstra tests all their devices before they’re brought to market? Well, even if you don’t, it’s super short and interesting. Each device is tested by Telstra before being announced and brought to market, so if it fails the tests they throw at it, then it’s not worth selling to consumers. Telstra said in their blog post that each 3G device goes through 4000 tests before being accepted. These tests include GPS location tests to ensure the GPS gives an accurate location at all times when moving (this helps for turn-by-turn navigation,[Read More...]

by 3:05 PM on December 4, 2012 1 comment Carriers, News
Telstra offers ability to purchase Google Play content by charging it to your phone bill

Telstra offers ability to purchase Google Play content by charging it to your phone bill

Telstra has just announced a first for Australia, they are offering a new way for their customers to purchase Google Play content including apps, games, movies, magazines and books. From today Telstra customers can purchase all this content by charging them to their Telstra mobile bill up to a value of $20 per transaction with a monthly limit of $100 which can be changed by calling Telstra, this also includes Telstra Pre-Paid customers provided of course they have the credit available. As part of the launch Google and Telstra have teamed up to offer a range of popular games and[Read More...]

by 9:15 AM on December 4, 2012 11 comments Apps, Carriers, Google Play, Sale
Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 4G landing on Telstra any day

Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 4G landing on Telstra any day

Fans of Samsung’s larger-than-life Note series of devices will be excited to hear that the Galaxy Note 10.1 4G is coming soon to Telstra. How soon? Very. How do we know? An anonymous source, possibly within Telstra, has confirmed that the Galaxy Note 10.1 4G has appeared in Telstra’s internal inventory system, meaning availability for customers is literally just around the corner. Ausdroid’s Tia Porter reviewed the non-4G variant of the Galaxy Note 10.1, and we’ve used 4G enabled variants of the Galaxy Note II, so combining the larger form factor with the much faster radio sounds like a winning[Read More...]

by 3:15 PM on December 3, 2012 1 comment Exclusive, News, Tablets