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Samsung Galaxy S4 Plans: Telstra

Samsung Galaxy S4 Plans: Telstra

Now that we have the launch availability from Vodafone, Optus, and Virgin, it’s time for Telstra to join the party, and this morning, they have. Telstra customers can purchase GALAXY S4 on the $80 Every Day Connect Plan with a $7 handset repayment per month (after using an included MRO Bonus) with $800 worth of standard national calls and MMS plus unlimited text messaging to standard Australian numbers and 1.5GB of data for use in Australia. Min cost over 24 months is $2,088. (2 minute standard call $2.11, excess data usage $0.10/MB with no data pack.) Update: An earlier version[Read More...]

by 9:55 AM on April 24, 2013 11 comments Carriers, News, Phones
HTC One on sale in Australia today

HTC One on sale in Australia today

Today is the day that many Android users (and would-be Android users) have been waiting for. HTC’s much anticipated, and well reviewed Android flagship – the HTC One – for 2013 is due to hit the shelves (so to speak) of the major carriers today, and those of you who’ve pre-ordered will probably be receiving these handsets very soon. While Ausdroid hasn’t yet reviewed the HTC One (rest assured, it’s coming soon) we believe that it is probably one of the best Android handsets you’ll see this year. It may even best the Samsung Galaxy S4 — indeed, from some[Read More...]

by 8:00 AM on April 23, 2013 27 comments News, Phones
Telstra to introduce shared data plans across multiple devices

Telstra to introduce shared data plans across multiple devices

Good news for people out there who have multiple devices capable of using SIM cards, the days of handling multiple accounts could soon be over. Telstra has announced that in the coming months they will be adding data sharing plans to their range of plans. The post on the Telstra Exchange blogs lists all the details available at the moment : You may have read today about some new plans we will be launching in the coming months, which will let you share your data across a number of mobile devices (such as your smartphone, tablet or Mobile WiFi). We[Read More...]

by 12:15 PM on April 20, 2013 9 comments Carriers, News
Telstra’s LG Optimus G gets rooted, unlocked, and Cyanogenmodded

Telstra’s LG Optimus G gets rooted, unlocked, and Cyanogenmodded

We’ve been playing with the LG Optimus G for a little while now, and while we loved it in our review, we’re liking it a whole lot more now. Yesterday, we received a tip that the specific variant of the Optimus G on sale in Australia had been rooted and unlocked. Having had some failed attempts at this in the past, I was keen to give this a try to see what could be achieved. Well, it seems, it’s not all that difficult. For those needing a quick introduction, this: rooting and unlock your phone are two different yet related[Read More...]

by 8:55 AM on April 13, 2013 9 comments Modding, Phones
Mobicity opens pre-orders for the LTE Sony Xperia Tablet Z

Mobicity opens pre-orders for the LTE Sony Xperia Tablet Z

If you’ve been waiting for official details on the announcement of the Sony Xperia Tablet Z, then you’ll have to wait a little longer. Sources are telling us it should be some time in May but no official word has been received as yet. But, in the meantime your friendly neighbourhood importer Mobicity has announced they are offering pre-orders on the LTE version of the Sony Xperia Tablet Z. Mobicity now has the Xperia Tablet Z in three flavours, the 16GB Wi-Fi Model for $649, 32GB Wifi model for $749 or the latest version which includes 16GB of storage and[Read More...]

by 10:23 PM on April 4, 2013 1 comment News
Australian availability details for the HTC One

Australian availability details for the HTC One

We’ve written a lot about the HTC One – in the weeks since the phone’s official Australian launch there’s been rumours of overseas launch delays and even frank admissions by HTC staff about their component sourcing issues. Despite the seemingly endless wait, and the looming release of a certain other flagship device, enthusiasm is still strong for the One. HTC has today announced on-contract availability across Optus, Telstra, Vodafone and Virgin Mobile, and Ausdroid will have a full Australian review coming soon. Some carriers are already operating registration and preorder pages for the device, while others will open up theirs[Read More...]

by 2:00 PM on April 4, 2013 23 comments News, Phones
Rumour: HTC One to go on-sale on the 23rd of April on Telstra

Rumour: HTC One to go on-sale on the 23rd of April on Telstra

We’re still waiting for the official word to come down from HTC on a launch date for the HTC One. But, we’ve just been advised that according to Telstras internal system the HTC One is due to go on-sale in Australia on the 23rd of April. No pricing or plan information has been assigned to the entry, we’re told but hopefully this shouldn’t be too far away. With HTC themselves confirming delays due to a number of issues including problems sourcing the ‘Ultra-Pixel’ camera sensor we have been given no information on an actual release of the highly anticipated phone.[Read More...]

by 12:48 PM on March 27, 2013 12 comments Carriers, Manufacturer, Phones, Rumours
LG Optimus G — Launch Event Wrap

LG Optimus G — Launch Event Wrap

On Wednesday morning, LG invited members of the Australian media to Sydney’s Museum of Contemporary Art for the launch of their new flagship device, the Optimus G. Take a second and read that back again – we’ve only just seen the Australian launch of the device that begat the Google Nexus 4, which was itself launched in overseas markets in September 2012. We were treated to some light breakfast catering – in this case, some breakfast food and your standard tea/coffee – before being ushered into a small theatre for a presentation from representatives of LG, Qualcomm, and Telstra. LG’s[Read More...]

by 1:19 PM on March 14, 2013 1 comment News
Sony Xperia Z now available to pre-order from Telstra

Sony Xperia Z now available to pre-order from Telstra

Telstra has announced their pre-order arrangements for the Xperia Z, Sony’s latest flagship device. The phone is available in Black or White, as well as Purple – exclusive to Telstra, but only available online. Telstra is also offering a pre-order bonus – a wireless NFC speaker, worth $129. The preorder offer is valid until March 26, presumably the release date for the phone on the Telstra network. The Xperia Z is available for $63 per month on a 24 Month plan, which includes $600 of calls/MMS as well as unlimited SMS and 1GB of Data. If you require more data,[Read More...]

by 7:39 PM on March 13, 2013 12 comments Carriers, NFC, Phones
Motorola X won’t be coming to Australia — Motorola source

Motorola X won’t be coming to Australia — Motorola source

EXCLUSIVE: Yesterday we had two Motorola X stories, the first one seemed to be debunked as inaccurate rumour (if not complete garbage) fairly quickly, and the second was picked up and run by a few other news sources as well, but regardless of the coverage, the second story we thought had some merit. Before you read further, please note our disclaimer: This is firmly in the rumour file. While the information is quite specific, we have been unable to independently verify it. Accordingly, make of this what you will — we can neither confirm, nor disprove, what we’ve been told,[Read More...]

by 7:02 PM on March 13, 2013 13 comments Exclusive, Manufacturer, Phones, Rumours
More information on the Motorola X — this time for real?

More information on the Motorola X — this time for real?

This morning we brought you what initially appeared to be something approaching a realistic rumour regarding the Motorola X Phone. As it turns out, that news was largely unreliable and unsubstantiated rumour, and in respect of the imagery at least, provably false. You can see the pre-aged image used to create the fake as the article image; it’s clearly a (relatively) poorly made render. However, what we now have could well be more compelling. Ausdroid has exclusively received a tip from a well-placed individual, who has told us that: Camera will be 10mp rear (unconfirmed front of 5mp). Rumours of[Read More...]

by 6:59 PM on March 12, 2013 7 comments Exclusive, Manufacturer, Phones, Rumours
NRL Live 2013 released on Google Play

NRL Live 2013 released on Google Play

Telstra’s 2013 NRL Live app has been released to the Google Play store, just in time for tonight’s season kickoff. The app was developed by Australian software house Outware Mobile and published by TelstraMedia on both iOS and Android, following Telstra’s $100 million NRL rights deal signed late last year. It’s a free download, and if you’re not concerned with watching live games then you’ll be happy with the basic features: LIVE Scores and Stats Match Highlight and Match Replay Videos 2013 NRL Telstra Premiership draw Match & broadcast details News, Pre and Post Game Reports 2013 Ladder However, a[Read More...]

by 7:17 AM on March 7, 2013 16 comments Google Play, News
ALDImobile launches tomorrow; here’s the details you need

ALDImobile launches tomorrow; here’s the details you need

We’ve told you about ALDImobile before but we thought that given the launch is tomorrow, we’d sum up everything we know about ALDI’s offering so you can make an informed choice about whether you might switch to ALDI’s new mobile plan(s). Network First and foremost, ALDImobile will be using Telstra’s 3G network, to deliver 3G coverage to 97% of the Australian population. This is the same network used by Kogan Mobile, although as you’ll see below, the pricing is a little different. Update: This is not, however, the same network that Boost Mobile customers can access; Boost has a somewhat[Read More...]

by 7:06 PM on March 5, 2013 13 comments Carriers, News