Telstra begins selling accessories through eBay

Telstra has begun a new novel way to sell accessories - through eBay. The nations largest mobile carrier has opened up their own eBay store to sell accessories for all types of handsets. Telstra sees this as an opportunity to sell batteries, cases and covers, chargers, headsets, memory cards, screen protectors and smart watches through the worlds largest auction site, to the more than 7.3 million Australian users who use eBay every month. As well as these accessories, they also intend to offer online exclusives through the eBay store in the future. The store is seen as complimentary to their in-store... Continue reading

Telstra officially announce the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1(2014)

We first heard the rumour of the Galaxy Note 10.1(2014) launching on Telstra late last month and today the national Telco has advised that the tablet is now available on their 4G network. The tablet is the 4G variant of the high end Galaxy tablet offering speeds up to 150Mbps on the Telstra 4G Network. The tablet is available on a variety of plans beginning from just $52 per month with no monthly device repayments and 1GB of data included : With a 10.1” Full HD WQXGA TFT screen running a resolution of 1600x2560 it's a big step from the... Continue reading

Party in Sydney on New Years Eve with the official app!

Telstra and the City of Sydney council have launched an official Sydney New Years Eve app for Android and iOS devices. The app is an update to the original 2012 version (that's last year, for those of you counting), and offers much the same in terms of features. Of course, they've been refreshed for this year's celebrations! Some of the app's features include: Share latest into on the celebrations via Telstra Timeline Telstra VIP Competition - Share content once registered to go into the draw to win VIP backstage passes Option to find hot spots via interactive maps to watch the fireworks at... Continue reading

HTC One Max now available from Telstra

The HTC One Max is now available on plan from Telstra. The One Max has an impressive 5.9" screen, 4G capabilities and runs Android 4.3 Jelly Bean. The HTC One Max is available on the Small to Extra Large Plan, from $74 per month to $130 per month. With the Small Plan, the One Max costs an extra $14 per month, the Medium Plan an extra $4 per month, the Large an extra $3 per month, and free on the Extra Large Plan. The specifications of the One Max are: Boom Sound Stereo Speakers Super... Continue reading

Rumour: Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 (2014 Edition) coming to Telstra in December

Yesterday we heard from Samsung announcing Australian pricing and availability for the Galaxy Note 10.1 (2014 Edition) - it's available now (depending on where you shop) from $649 (Wi-fi) and $799 (Wi-fi and 4G). Today, word reaches us from a trusted source indicating that Telstra has added the tablet to its portfolio of on-contract devices - for business customers, at least. The tablets are said to be available in Telstra stores from December 10. The basic on-contract price for the tablet starts from $84/month on a 1-year contract and $52/month on a 2-year contract, with 1 GB... Continue reading

LG announces Optimus F3 4G handset for the Telstra network

LG has today announced that the latest in their line of 4G enabled F-Series budget minded handsets the Optimus F3 has been launched as a Pre-Paid handset on the Telstra Network. Available from today through Telstra stores, including partners such as FoneZone and Leading Edge, the Optimus F3 will be sold for $249 and will connect to the Telstra 4G Network.' Andrew Volard, Telstra Director Devices says We’re excited to add the LG Optimus F3 into our pre-paid 4G smartphone line-up. It is an affordable handset that is packed with great features making it the perfect device for customers who want... Continue reading

Good Deal: Telstra puts Motorola’s RAZR M on sale for $199

Looking for a cheap Android handset? Telstra is selling the white version of Motorola's year-old RAZR M at its online store for just $199. While the HTC One, Galaxy S4 and Xperia Z1 have pushed baseline Android handset specifications forward this year, the RAZR M still stands as a real attempt by Motorola to bring some power to the smaller handset form factor -- it's just a shame that it's now last year's definition of "power". I was quite fond of it when I reviewed it last year. Telstra's sale - exclusive to... Continue reading

Telstra bring some early pressies for Galaxy SIII & HTC One Users, but Galaxy Note 2 users still have to wait

Good news for Telstra Samsung Galaxy S III owners as it seems the telco has approved the Android 4.2.2 'Jelly Bean Plus' update. The update, which is schedule to start hitting devices on a 'progressive' rolling out phase is scheduled to start from December 2nd. HTC One users also have an update which has been approved for a roll out to your device expected to begin November 25th for Android 4.3 which appears to be updating devices to Android 4.3 JellyBean, with the update commencing for some users as early as today. The update too will be a phased... Continue reading

HTC One Max launches November 26, exclusive to Telstra

HTC this morning announced that its forthcoming One Max phone will be available exclusively from Telstra from November 26. Garry McGregor, HTC's AU/NZ Sales Director, was quoted: We’re excited to announce that the latest addition to the HTC One family in the form of HTC One max is now available in Australia. We now have an HTC One phone for everyone. The One Max is the giant-sized version of HTC's popular 2013 flagship device, the HTC One. It sports similar internals with a 5.9-inch 1080p screen and a fingerprint scanner on the back of the device. It's also loaded... Continue reading

LG comments on Nexus 5 retail pricing

Today has been another big news day for Nexus 5 developments, and hot on the heels of announcements from Telstra and LG regarding carrier and retail availability respectively, we've now got a bit of an insight into why there's such a huge difference in price between the Nexus 5 via the Play Store and via retail channels. Ausdroid was surprised to learn that while the 16GB Nexus 5 is available for $399 online, the retail version... Continue reading

[Update] Telstra announces the Nexus 5 on business & personal plans from November 26

After our report last week that Telstra would be selling the Nexus 5, the carrier has officially announced that its stores are expected to have stock of the highly-sought-after device from Tuesday November 26, with online pre-orders open now. It's worth noting that they're only offering 16 GB black models of the phone, and will also sell the device outright for $696 - a significant markup over Google's price of $399, but if you're in the market for a new device on-contract, you could do much worse. To sweeten the deal, Telstra is also offering customers who... Continue reading

Nexus 5 appears on Telstra’s website, will cost $69/mo

Well would you look at that, Telstra's website is now showing the Nexus 5 alongside a minimum price of $69/mo. The link to the device's own webpage is dead (for now), however, the pre-order link works perfectly fine. There's no shipping date on the site, but the 26th of November seems likely -- in corroboration with information given to us. It looks as though Telstra will be the first carrier to take the Nexus 5 on board, most likely because of their strong relationship with LG. Continue reading