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Retailer Round-up: This weeks specials

Retailer Round-up: This weeks specials

It has been a few weeks since we brought you retailer round-up and we thought it was time to bring it back and share with you the specials available this week from the bricks and motor retailers around Australia. Coles Samsung Galaxy Y Telstra Pre-Paid Mobile – $59 – Available now until Tuesday 25 Feb Woolworths LG Optimus L3+ Telstra Pre-Paid – $34.50 – Available now until Tuesday 25 Feb Aldi Bauhn 9.7″ Quad Core Android Tablet 16GB – $199 – Available Saturday 22 Feb until sold-out Bauhn 5″ Quad Core Android Smartphone 8GB – $249 – Available Saturday 22[Read More...]

by 10:29 AM on February 21, 2014 0 comments News, Phones, Sale, Tablets
Telstra unveils new plans and 12 month upgrade options

Telstra unveils new plans and 12 month upgrade options

Telstra has today announced a new set of plans that will launch on the 4th of March. Telstra has also advised they will launch new upgrade options for customers who like to update their phone more regularly than the standard 24 month contracts normally allow. Telstra has dubbed their new fast upgrade option – which will allow customers signing up to a 24-month contract, to upgrade to a new phone after 12 months – the ‘Telstra New Phone Feeling’, to get access to the new phone feeling, customers will have to pay a $10 fee per month($120 per year) on[Read More...]

by 5:18 PM on February 20, 2014 17 comments Carriers, News
Australian Carrier branded Samsung Galaxy Nexus to finally receive Android 4.3

Australian Carrier branded Samsung Galaxy Nexus to finally receive Android 4.3

The Galaxy Nexus was a pretty popular phone choice for a number of Australians when it became the first Nexus device to be released on all three carriers but part of the carrier distribution agreement was that the updates had to go via Samsung and the carriers before being delivered to phones. After seemingly being abandoned on Android 4.1.2 it seems that carrier branded Galaxy Nexus owners will finally see their Android 4.3 update. All three carriers have updated their software availability pages to indicate that Android 4.3 has been received from Samsung. Optus and Vodafone have already approved the[Read More...]

by 12:10 PM on February 19, 2014 2 comments Carriers, Manufacturer, OS Update
Foxtel offers free Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 to new subscribers

Foxtel offers free Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 to new subscribers

If you’re thinking of signing up for Foxtel, Telstra has a deal you should consider. In an online-only promotion, new subscribers will receive a free Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 when signing up for a new contract on the Essentials, Movies, Sports HD or Platinum plan through the links on their page. Unfortunately, little information seems to be available about the specifics of the tablet, so we’re not able to tell the storage capacity, nor whether it’s Wi-Fi or Cellular (3G/4G) but we’d err towards Wi-Fi. (Update: Telstra confirms via Twitter that it’s the 16 GB model with LTE) Longtime[Read More...]

by 7:31 PM on February 13, 2014 3 comments News
Telstra reportedly in talks to bring Chromecast to Australia

Telstra reportedly in talks to bring Chromecast to Australia

Google’s super-cheap media streaming dongle, the Chromecast, has been incredibly popular in the United States, but it has yet to be officially sold anywhere else. In the UK, retailer Curry’s has announced that they’ll be selling the Chromecast as of March 1, and even though you can get it in Australia, it’s a bit of a hassle. Business Spectator are reporting that Telstra – who are no stranger to new technologies, and who actually have a multimedia ecosystem of their own – are in talks with Google to bring Chromecast to Australia. The Chromecast sells for $35 in the US[Read More...]

by 3:30 PM on February 10, 2014 6 comments Chromecast, Rumours
Telstra says “me too” to the Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 LTE

Telstra says “me too” to the Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 LTE

Telstra has joined Optus in offering Samsung‘s 8.0-inch version of its Galaxy Tab 3 tablet on contract. Prospective purchasers can find the device on Telstra’s site, where on-contract pricing ranges from $52/month for 1GB of data to $107/month for 15GB of data. The contracts have no upfront purchase cost and run for 2 years (24 months). Telstra also points out that users will get an additional 50GB of storage space for 2 years with Dropbox, in what seems to be a standard offering for Samsung devices these days. You’ll find the full specs for the Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 in[Read More...]

by 12:59 PM on February 4, 2014 1 comment Carriers, News, Tablets
Android 4.3 rolling out to Telstra Samsung Galaxy Note II – other carriers to follow soon

Android 4.3 rolling out to Telstra Samsung Galaxy Note II – other carriers to follow soon

Seems that the Android 4.3 update for the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 has begun rolling out to handsets, at least Telstra branded handsets for the time being, with other carriers promising the update should begin shortly. At 946.94MB it’s not a small download so you may want to hit up a WiFi connection before you begin – there’s no word on whether it’s counted against your data plan – but it includes all the features you’d expect, including Knox update for consumers, Galaxy Gear compatability and improved UI and performance : The update is due to hit both Vodafone and[Read More...]

by 8:13 PM on January 27, 2014 13 comments Carriers, OS Update, Podcast
Telstra begins testing data sessions on 700MHz spectrum with unreleased advanced HTC smartphone

Telstra begins testing data sessions on 700MHz spectrum with unreleased advanced HTC smartphone

In May of last year, Telstra – as well as Optus – successfully bid in an auction held by the ACMA for licenses to use bands in the 700MHz spectrum that had previously been used by the now defunct Analogue TV service. In that auction, Telstra successfully bid on 2 x 20 MHz (40 MHz) of spectrum and while the license to fully use the spectrum won’t come into effect until the first of January next year(2015), Telstra began testing out data sessions using the spectrum this week. On Friday, Telstra – in partnership with Ericsson – successfully completed their[Read More...]

by 11:37 AM on January 26, 2014 5 comments Carriers
Telstra is giving away a 24-karat HTC One

Telstra is giving away a 24-karat HTC One

To celebrate the launch of the HTC One on their 4G network, Telstra is running a competition to give away a 24-karat gold plated HTC One, valued at $5,000 by simply taking part in their #TelstraGold Australia Day competition. For a chance to win, Telstra is asking people to create a 30 second video which tells Telstra ‘how you’ll be celebrating Australia Day in true Aussie Style this year’. To get it noticed by Telstra, share it with them on their social media sites – Facebook, Instagram or Twitter – using the HashTag: #TelstraGold. The winner will be announced on[Read More...]

by 4:30 PM on January 17, 2014 1 comment Carriers, Competition, Phones
Champagne Gold HTC One coming exclusively to Telstra

Champagne Gold HTC One coming exclusively to Telstra

It’s not the 18 karat Gold version that HTC have been showing off to all and sundry at trade shows around the world, but you’ll now be able to get your hands on the Champagne Gold HTC One through Telstra. The only difference between the existing Glacial Silver HTC One on Telstra and this new model is the colour, with the same specs and features like HTC Boomsound, Ultra-Pixel camera still in place. Sales of the Champagne Gold HTC One begin today online with free delivery and in-store on January 21st, with the phone available on a variety of plans[Read More...]

by 1:12 PM on January 17, 2014 9 comments Carriers, Phones
Boost mobile announce they will cut data allowance on $40 recharge

Boost mobile announce they will cut data allowance on $40 recharge

Boost have announced via their Facebook page, that they will be cutting their data allowance by 1GB on their $40 ULTD recharge effective 18 February 2014. The post, tipped to us by Brad Hook, was posted up by the company yesterday at 3:30pm already has about 282 comments, most of them negative with customers stating their frustration and in most cases, stating they will be porting to other service providers. Here is the post from the company yesterday: The company is stating that within the post that most people are not using the full 3GB of data which is why[Read More...]

by 6:27 PM on January 14, 2014 28 comments Carriers, News
CES 2014 — Sony announces the Xperia Z1 Compact, coming to Australia in April

CES 2014 — Sony announces the Xperia Z1 Compact, coming to Australia in April

Sony today confirmed one of the worst-kept secrets in recent months – a smaller, “mini” version of its flagship Xperia Z1 (which we rather liked) is coming. It’s called the Xperia Z1 Compact, and it brings the headline features from its big brother into a 4.3 inch device. The big draw card for the Z1 Compact is that it doesn’t compromise on specs for its smaller form factor, a trend many of us at Ausdroid have been lamenting for the past couple of years. The main changes for the form factor are a 720p display in place of the Z1′s[Read More...]

by 1:35 PM on January 7, 2014 19 comments News, Phones
Telechoice to offer the Motorola Moto G from January 13 for $279 outright

Telechoice to offer the Motorola Moto G from January 13 for $279 outright

EDIT It appears the price of the Moto G will be $279, based on a number of calls to Telechoice, for an 8GB phone, that’s expensive. Thanks Ahmato27. The release of the Motorola Moto G has been hotly anticipated since its launch in São Paulo, Brazil in November last year, at which time Australia was listed as set to receive the handset in January. Well, January is here and the first sign of a local launch is to be found in the latest Telechoice catalogue which is offering the handset on a $40 plan. According to Telechoice stores in Sydney,[Read More...]

by 11:05 AM on January 3, 2014 10 comments Carriers, Phones