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 will go for $699, representing a 75% markup in price. This is a significant markup — we as Australians are used to paying an[Read More...]
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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 pre-order the device[Read More...]
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.
According to a source of ours, Telstra could be selling the Nexus 5 as soon as November 26th — a little over a week and a half away. Details remain scarce for now, however, this source has been good to us in the past. Pricing is not yet confirmed for both on-contract plans and any outright costings, however, Telstra has a proven track record of beefing up the prices well and truly beyond any meaningful cost. So we’ll see how that pans out. It’s also unclear how software updates will work. Overseas the Nexus 5 will be updated by Google[Read More...]
Image courtesy of cnn.com In the wake of the devastating Cyclone Haiyan that recently struck the Philippines, and is still currently causing havoc, Telstra is offering free calls and text to the Philippines. The offer is available from now and until 6am on Monday 25 November. It includes fixed line and mobile services, and is free to Telstra retail customers. Group Executive Telstra Retail, Gordon Ballantyne said: “We want to help our customers who are concerned about their friends and relatives in the Philippines affected by the devastating typhoon to check on loved ones. Calls and text messages to the[Read More...]
The Telstra Dave, which launched on Australias largest mobile network last month last month, is a ruggedised beast built by ZTE. Telstra has obviously seen the need for a ruggedised phone in their range, carrying the Xperia Z and Z1 and now the lower end ‘Dave’. In a survey which Telstra commissioned, which interviewed over 1,000 people, they found some interesting statistics regarding how many people damage or break their phones and also found some interesting ways in which they break them : 58% of people have damaged or completely broken a mobile phone. 79% of offenders do so by[Read More...]
It’s the race that stops the nation, it’s an Australian tradition that’s reached the point where most everyone in Australia is glued to a TV for around 3-4 minutes at 3PM on the first Tuesday in November, but what if you don’t have access to a TV? Well, in 2013 you can watch it online and Telstra is the exclusive online rights holder for broadcast within Australia and will be showing it through the Telstra Racing Network website. With a mobile or indeed any other type of internet connection, you can head over to the Racing Network website or download[Read More...]
The launch of the Nexus 5 this morning has seen a flurry of orders, with the 32GB Black Nexus 5 seemingly the most popular model, with Google Play reporting the lead time as ‘Dispatched from warehouse in 2 – 3 weeks’. So what alternatives will you have for getting your hands on the latest Nexus phone from Google? Telstra has already advised that they are looking at the possibility of ranging the Nexus 5, advising: Telstra always endeavours to bring the latest technology to our customers and is currently investigating including the Nexus 5 with Android 4.4 KitKat operating system[Read More...]
Hot on the heels of the news this morning that Google has announced the Nexus 5 that we’ve all been waiting for, we’ve been in touch with Australia’s telcos to find out who’ll possibly be offering the Nexus 5 for sale locally on their plans. Telstra have confirmed to Ausdroid this morning that it is investigating the option of offering the Nexus 5 for sale on Telstra plans. A Telstra spokesperson told Ausdroid: Telstra always endeavours to bring the latest technology to our customers and is currently investigating including the Nexus 5 with Android 4.4 KitKat operating system in its[Read More...]
For those who’ve been waiting patiently, it appears that Pre-orders for the Sony Xperia Z1 are now live on the Telstra website. Due to launch on October 15th, Telstra are giving a pre-order bonus to customers who sign-up before the October 15th launch in the form of a free Bluetooth headset valued at $199.95 while stocks last. The Xperia Z1 is available in either Black or Purple on a 24 month contract for $69 per month with no handset repayments, the plan includes $600 worth of calls and MMS as well as unlimited texts and 1GB of data, for a[Read More...]
Telstra really want people to get online and pre-order for the much anticipated Samsung Galaxy Note 3. So much so, Telstra are now offering would-be purchasers a free Galaxy Gear smartwatch, valued at $369 RRP, for anyone who pre-orders on an $80 plan or above. If you want this, and you might well, then you don’t have too long to think about it: the offer will expire on 17 October, unless withdrawn earlier (i.e. if everyone else pre-orders and gets their Gear before you, you might miss out). We’re not going to advocate for any particular carrier, they all have[Read More...]
The Note 3 and the Xperia Z1 are much anticipated phones for various reasons we’ve seen pricing for the Galaxy Note 3 already but at the time of that information there was no launch date. Today an anonymous tipster has advised us that both the Xperia Z1 and the Note 3 will launch on the Telstra network on October 15. While the Z1 is comparable in specs and size etc to the Galaxy S4 and the HTC One it seems the pricing is too. In a pricing schedule for business plans the Sony Xperia Z1 is shown to be[Read More...]