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Telstra blitz the field with a 450Mbps LTE network test

Telstra blitz the field with a 450Mbps LTE network test

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...]

by 12:14 PM on May 15, 2014 4 comments Carriers, News
Telstra Testing 4G inflight data

Telstra Testing 4G inflight data

Ever been told that you have to turn off your device during a flight, or told to use ‘aeroplane mode’ while on a flight? Well those days might be over, as Telstra begin testing 4G data connection for the flight from Sydney to Melbourne. Telstra’s project named ‘skinet’ (good pun) is to provide 4G coverage in domestic flights.  They currently have four data locations that can provide coverage for most of the path from Sydney to Melbourne, reaching speeds of 15 Mbps.  The network will need to be connected to the on board wifi for the flyers to use it.[Read More...]

by 9:05 PM on May 12, 2014 2 comments Carriers, News
Telstra opens up pre-orders for the Sony Xperia Z2

Telstra opens up pre-orders for the Sony Xperia Z2

After leaking their pricing early last month, Telstra has finally opened up pre-orders for the Sony Xperia Z2. The 16GB version of the Z2 is available in Black and Purple – yep, Telstra got the Purple exclusive again – on a variety of plans, beginning at $70 per month on a 24 month contract. While it’s not quite as good as the freebie bundle you got for pre-ordering from Mobicity or the free shoes you get from Optus, Telstra are offering Free Sony Digital noise cancelling headset worth $79 when you pre-order the Xperia Z2. Telstra’s Live chat advised that[Read More...]

by 5:21 AM on May 8, 2014 5 comments Carriers, Manufacturer, Phones
Telstra puts the AFL on your wrist with AFL Live for Pebble

Telstra puts the AFL on your wrist with AFL Live for Pebble

Telstra today announced that they’re bringing a Pebble companion app for their AFL Live app on iOS and Android. The app allows Pebble owners to view real-time AFL Live scores and updates directly from their watch – something Telstra says they believe is a world first. The app was created by Australian development house Outware Mobile, who previously collaborated with Telstra on their NRL Live app. It’s not the first time Telstra has taken Australian sports into the wearable space – last year we also heard that they would be making an AFL app for Google Glass available in the[Read More...]

by 1:22 PM on May 7, 2014 7 comments Apps, Smartwatch
Sony Xperia Z1 Compact — Review

Sony Xperia Z1 Compact — Review

It’s been a long road to market for Sony’s pint-sized powerhouse, the Xperia Z1 Compact. We first heard rumours that the device would arrive in a Japanese-only “Z1 F” incarnation in October of 2013, and Sony was quick to deliver on those rumours at the end of that month. Fast-forward to the end of March 2014 and the device has finally made it to market in Australia. Size Matters In the Z1 Compact, Sony is out to prove that bigger doesn’t necessarily equal better. It’s an amusing edict to see in Sony’s marketing materials, given their recent forays into over-6-inch[Read More...]

by 3:55 PM on May 2, 2014 13 comments Design, Reviews
Telstra has partnered with b2cloud to use Google Glass to help people living with disabilities

Telstra has partnered with b2cloud to use Google Glass to help people living with disabilities

Google Glass is an exciting product that we’re all keen to get our hands on, some of us not so at US$1500 + Tax, but all the same it’s a cool product. But it’s not just cool, part of the release of Glass to ‘Explorers’ was to encourage development in ways that even Google themselves hadn’t thought of, and this is what Telstra and b2cloud have been doing. b2cloud is a Melbourne based Android, iOS and now Glassware developer, they got their hands on Glass through the Glass Explorer program and approached Telstra last year about developing Glassware. Telstra has[Read More...]

by 5:35 PM on May 1, 2014 1 comment Glass
Sony’s Xperia Z2 Tablet available in Australia from April 29, starting at $599

Sony’s Xperia Z2 Tablet available in Australia from April 29, starting at $599

Here’s some news to excite people that are looking for a high-end 10″ tablet: Sony‘s Xperia Z2 Tablet is now available for pre-order in Australia and set to be released on April 29. We’ve known the specs of Sony’s new tablet for a while, and the manuals leaked online in late March, but it’s taken until today’s press release to get pricing and availability. With the Z2 Tablet hitting our shelves now, hopefully Sony’s Z2 phone won’t be far behind. The Z2 Tablet will be available in 3 SKUs – Sony’s standard 16/32GB Wi-fi models, but if you want 4G[Read More...]

by 12:00 PM on April 23, 2014 7 comments Manufacturer, News, Tablets
Telstra invites Sydneysiders to try out the Galaxy S5 and Gear Fit on Friday morning

Telstra invites Sydneysiders to try out the Galaxy S5 and Gear Fit on Friday morning

With Friday’s launch of the Galaxy S5 almost upon us, we’re starting to see a few launch day activities crop up. Telstra has announced that it’ll be demoing the phone along with Samsung‘s newest wearables – the Gear Fit and Gear 2 Neo in Sydney on Friday morning at Hickson Road Reserve in The Rocks between 6am and 10am. Attendees will be able to put the new devices to the test, and see how they stack up alongside some real athletes. Wendell Sailor (ex-NRL champion), Alex “Chumpy” Pullin (Winter Olympian) and Liz Cambage (Australian Women’s Basketball Olympian) will all be[Read More...]

by 4:52 PM on April 9, 2014 1 comment Carriers, Phones, Smartwatch
Rumour: Telstra getting ready to launch the Sony Xperia Z2 on $70 per month Accelerate plan

Rumour: Telstra getting ready to launch the Sony Xperia Z2 on $70 per month Accelerate plan

It looks like Telstra could be about to launch the long-awaited Sony Xperia Z2. The national carrier has apparently accidentally let the cat out of the bag by releasing two online ads naming the handset on their $70 per month Accelerate plans. The two ads showed up on News.com.au, with one a banner ad at the top of the page: While the other showed up further down the page in the side-bar : Both ads directed to the Telstra website, but to a non-working page, which brings up an error saying ‘Oops. We can’t connect you with that page’, indicating[Read More...]

by 3:39 PM on April 8, 2014 11 comments News
Motorola Moto X now available on JB Hifi website for $499

Motorola Moto X now available on JB Hifi website for $499

The Moto X, the phone that we’ve heard about non-stop for the last eight months from tech sites in the US is finally here. Announced for the Australian market two weeks ago starting at $549, the phone has finally reached a retailer – JB Hifi and it’s dropped $50 in price since the announcement being advertised at $499. The phone is available on the JB Hifi website in Black or White. As we originally said at the time, there’s no Moto Maker option to customise the phone at this time unfortunately. JB Hifi is pushing the Moto X as a[Read More...]

by 2:55 PM on April 1, 2014 12 comments 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
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