Telstra has announced its intention to switch off its 2G (GSM) mobile network by the end of 2016. The network, which has been powering mobile telecommunications in Australia for over twenty years now, has reached its end of life, and while Telstra’s 2G network was once one of the best, and carried the majority of Australian mobile traffic, its time has come. Today, Telstra’s 2G network carries just 1% of its overall voice traffic, and with newer networks offering better coverage, faster services, and better features, it’s easy to see why Telstra has decided the time is now. We’ve moved[Read More...]
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LG has today announced the official Australian retail availability of their Android Wear device the G Watch. While it went on-sale directly after Google I/O last month, some consumers have been wanting to get their literal hands on the watch before purchasing, and now is your chance. LG advised that the watch will be available in White and Gold or Titan Black for $259 from Harvey Norman and Telstra, the watch will also be available from selected retailers who are yet to be named. The pricing is about on par with the Google Play store, which sells the watch for[Read More...]
Telstra has announced today that the LG G3, and LG G Watch, will be available from Telstra on 5 August. This is fairly big news in respect of the G3, but even bigger news in respect of the G Watch — retail availability of these two giants will no doubt be popular news. G3 The LG G3 will operate on Telstra’s latest 700MHz network and will be available for online pre-order on 29 July. A limited time offer of a $250 VISA gift card with select pre-orders will also be available. Telstra customers can purchase the LG G3 on a Telstra Mobile[Read More...]
In May last year, Telstra and other carriers participated in a spectrum auction, which saw the countries largest Telco, successfully bid on two 20 MHz blocks (40 MHz) of spectrum in the 700 MHz band. The license to operate on the 700MHz band becomes available in January 2015, however Telstra today advised they have launched a trial of 4G services in the 700MHz spectrum in six locations around the country. Telstra customers in Perth, Fremantle, Esperance, Mildura, Mt Isa and Griffith will get the first 700MHz experience on the network, before Telstra rolls it out to more locations in January.[Read More...]
Google has today posted an update on their Factory Images page for the Nexus 5. Designated Android 4.4.4r2 with build KTU84Q, the release is very specifically for the Nexus 5 on Telstra as well as for carrier 2Degrees in New Zealand and the Nexus 5 in India. As well as the factory image, Google has released binaries for the new build as well. Its an oddly specific release and shows some carrier specific fragmentation. We’ll be following up with Telstra to see if we can find out what inclusions are being wrapped up in this release.
Owners of the Samsung Galaxy Note 3, your quiet patience is being rewarded with owners advising that they are beginning to receive the Android 4.4 update for their handsets over the air now. The update is to Android 4.4.2 to be precise and the Over-The-Air update is clocking in at 498.38MB. What does the update bring? Well, just as Galaxy S5 owners gained the ability to change their dock icons in their update back in June, this latest update brings the same functionality.KitKat There’s also a few fixes, including one for NFC, some updated Samsung applications, UI improvements,0 bug fixes,[Read More...]
Although Wi-Fi versions of the Samsung Galaxy Tab S will be launching in retailers on the 14th of July, the LTE versions of the tablet won’t arrive here until later this year. When they do, you’ll be able to pick-up one of them from Telstra, which will be nicely enabled to work on their upcoming 700MHz LTE network. The Galaxy Tab S 10.5, will have the ‘honour’ of being the first APT700MHz capable 4G tablet to launch on the Telstra Mobile Network – one of the largest in Australia. Telstra is building out the 700MHz network into regional areas as[Read More...]
So it has been a while since we have done a retail round-up of specials available this week at Australia’s biggest retailers, so we here at Ausdroid thought it was about time we bring this back. We are aiming to do this weekly at this stage, of course depending on what the retailers have to offer. So without further delay, here is this weeks Android and Chrome related specials! Coles Samsung Galaxy Mini 2 Pre-paid Mobile – $79 – Available now until Tuesday 17 June Samsung Galaxy Pocket Neo Vodafone Pre-paid Mobile – $69 – Available now until Tuesday 17[Read More...]
Telstra has announced a new addition to its portable hotspot range, in the form of the pre-paid 4G My Pocket WiFi Ultimate. Shown above, the My Pocket WiFi Ultimate is the first Australian mobile device compatible with the 700 MHz 4G spectrum that is being rolled out from January 2015. Just as the Next G network did great things for Telstra’s 3G coverage, so too will the 700 MHz network perform for the 4G network; Telstra claims it will bring greater regional coverage and deeper in-building coverage, as well as great speeds and capacity. The My Pocket WiFi Ultimate also[Read More...]
Right on the heels of today’s launch of the LG G3, we’re starting to details emerge about Australian availability of LG’s new hotness. We haven’t heard from LG directly yet (we’re told a statement is coming), but Telstra is first out of the gate with an announcement. We’ll update this post as we hear back from other carriers. Telstra The carrier advised in a blog post on their Exchange site that the phone will be available in stores from August 2014, but that’s all the specifics you’re getting so far – pricing and pre-sale dates will be announced in the[Read More...]
Telstra has recently announced a plan to create one of the world’s largest Wi-Fi networks here in Australia and across the globe. Telstra Wi-Fi is aiming at offering all Australians, regardless of whether you are a Telstra customers or not, access to two million Wi-Fi hotspots across the nation within five years. Gordon Ballantyne, Group Executive, Telstra Retail said: Our Wi-Fi vision is about giving our customers the best possible experience and creating a brilliant connected future. It’s about giving you more ways to connect.” With Telstra Wi-Fi, we are moving Wi-Fi outside the home. It will uniquely allow you[Read More...]
Looking over at Telstra’s website recently, it seems Telstra has added the Samsung Galaxy Ace 3 to its line up of pre-paid devices. Design wise, the Samsung Galaxy Ace 3 is quite similar to the Samsung Galaxy S3, although spec wise, the phone has is quite a step down. But it’s still quite a decent mid-range phone which includes LTE. Just in case you have forgotten what the Samsung Galaxy Ace 3 is offering, here are the full list of specs: 4″ TFT LCD Display (480 x 800) Dual-core 1.2 GHz Krait (LTE) Adreno 305 (LTE) Snapdragon 400 (LTE) 8GB[Read More...]
Telstra has announced this morning that it has unleashed some of the fastest LTE network speeds seen, revealing that it has conducted a live network test achieving speeds up to 450Mbps. It managed to reach this speed on a mobile device using LTE Advanced Carrier Aggregation technology across a combination of the 1800MHz and 2600MHz network bands. Telstra worked with network partner Ericsson to install equipment for two new 4G Frequency Division Duplexing (FDD) channels of 20MHz bandwidth each on the 2600MHz spectrum band* (40MHz FDD), aggregated with our live 20MHz of 4G on the 1800MHz band. The result was three[Read More...]