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HTC One S launching July 1st on Virgin Mobile’s Big Plan 39?

HTC One S launching July 1st on Virgin Mobile’s Big Plan 39?

We’ve received a tip-off from persons familiar with the matter suggesting that the HTC One S will be launching on Virgin Mobile come July 1st. While the idea of a launch on Virgin is completely plausible, a Sunday launch date isn’t. Perhaps we’ll see it launch during the week of July 1st instead. Our source has said that pricing will be $0 on Virgin Mobile’s “BIG PLAN 39″ which includes $650 of credit as well as 2.5GB of mobile data — not too shabby if you ask us. This information reinforces a possible release on Optus as well, seeing as[Read More...]

by 9:14 AM on June 27, 2012 1 comment Carriers, Phones, Rumours
Plan Comparison: Samsung Galaxy S III on Optus, Telstra, Vodafone, Crazy John’s, Virgin

Plan Comparison: Samsung Galaxy S III on Optus, Telstra, Vodafone, Crazy John’s, Virgin

Want to know which carrier is offering great value on the brand new Samsung Galaxy S III? Take a look at our always awesome table comparing the major telcos and their similarly priced plans. Remember, you have to take into account your own personal preference, each networks capabilities in your area and all that wonderful stuff before coming to a conclusion. Each to their own! Let’s begin.   Vodafone Optus Telstra Crazy John’s Virgin Plan Cost $59/mo $60/mo $59/mo $55/mo $59/mo Repayments $5/mo $5/mo $13/mo $0 $5/mo Cap Credit $750 $650 $550 $750 $700 Total Cost $1,536 $1,440 $1,728 $1,320[Read More...]

by 7:30 AM on June 1, 2012 35 comments Carriers, News, Phones, Sale
How to root the HTC One X

How to root the HTC One X

Looking to root your brand new HTC One X that you just purchased from Optus, Vodafone, Crazy John’s, Virgin or outright from somewhere? Well you’re in luck. Paul at MoDaCo has released a method to root your brand new device, and it’s fairly simple and straightforward. We’re going to tell you right now we take no responsibility for any problems that arise from you unlocking the full potential of your HTC One X. Instructions.. Download InsecureBootAndRoot r2 .zip file Extract the contents of the .zip to a directory on your computer Boot your One X into bootloader mode — volume[Read More...]

by 11:09 PM on April 2, 2012 10 comments News, Phones
Confirmed: Samsung Galaxy Note headed to Optus, Virgin in mid-March

Confirmed: Samsung Galaxy Note headed to Optus, Virgin in mid-March

Our tipster has sent us through confirmation of the Galaxy Note on Optus in the form of the Allphone catalogue. The device is indeed launching in mid-March on Optus’ $79 cap. Virgin will also be picking up the device around about the same time, no doubt on a pricing scheme to undercut Optus. For that price, are there still any of our readers that will be jumping on board?

by 9:00 PM on March 2, 2012 16 comments News, Phones, Tablets
Rumour: Optus and Virgin have a Galaxy Note release date of mid-March, free on $79 cap (update!)

Rumour: Optus and Virgin have a Galaxy Note release date of mid-March, free on $79 cap (update!)

Confirmed: We have confirmation that Optus and Virgin Mobile will be launching the Samsung Galaxy Nexus. Release date is mid-March. We’ve received a tip off that Optus and Virgin Mobile are planning to release the Samsung Galaxy Note in the middle of this month. The tipster said that pricing is set at $0 on a $79 cap, which to us seems a little high for Virgin but we’ll see how it plays out. We were also informed that Allphones will be selling the Galaxy Note outright at the same time, but haven’t locked in a price at this stage. We’ll[Read More...]

by 9:16 AM on March 2, 2012 8 comments Carriers, Phones, Rumours, Tablets
Android 2.3.5 update for HTC Incredible S from Optus rolling out now

Android 2.3.5 update for HTC Incredible S from Optus rolling out now

Optus and HTC are today rolling out the Android 2.3.5 update for the HTC Incredible S which bumps Sense UI up to version 3.0 with a few new UI tweaks and performance increases to boot. As always we recommend charging your device up to full (or close to) and downloading the update over a stable Wi-Fi connection. You can start the update process by going to “Settings -> About phone -> Software Updates”. Goodluck, have fun and tell us how you go.

by 10:53 AM on January 6, 2012 68 comments News, Phones
Samsung Galaxy Nexus on Vodafone announced with pricing, order now!

Samsung Galaxy Nexus on Vodafone announced with pricing, order now!

Here we go, the flood gates have opened. Vodafone has just tweeted that the Galaxy Nexus is now available for pre-order and is launching at $5 on the $59 Cap. The cap offers $750 of Calls and 2GB of data. If you order the device now you’ll receive it before the 16th of December, a fair chunk of time before Christmas. Now that Vodafone have released their pricing and we have Optus’ yet-to-be-confirmed pricing, it’s up to Telstra to announce their plans for the Galaxy Nexus — this may happen at the December 14th event. Optus’ subsidiary, Virgin Mobile, are[Read More...]

by 5:32 PM on December 9, 2011 14 comments Carriers, News, Phones
Galaxy Nexus stock is going to be limited at best at release

Galaxy Nexus stock is going to be limited at best at release

With Optus and Virgin both unveiling price, I have been given information that I believe to be relatively on the ball and reliable. The information comes from within Samsung and relates to availability of the Galaxy Nexus upon launch, which is looking to be the 20th of December. It basically says, don’t hold your breath as stock is going to be extremely limited and will be distributed to both Optus and Telstra, leading more creditably to it showing up in Telstra’s activation systems. The information went on to say that more stock would be available in the new year. Now[Read More...]

by 9:56 PM on December 8, 2011 5 comments Carriers, News, Phones
Virgin to launch the Galaxy Nexus on the $0 on Fair Go 59 – The wars begin

Virgin to launch the Galaxy Nexus on the $0 on Fair Go 59 – The wars begin

And so it begins. Today, it seems that Virgin have made the Galaxy Nexus available to customers. Virgin are launching the handset $0 on the Fair Go plan, which entitles the customer to $700 of calls and text and 3GB of data on a 24 month contract. Considering Optus are launching on the $79 Cap, this is a pretty good deal, with still a large enough entiltement of value for a wealth of fun. I can also confirm that the Galaxy Nexus is now in Virgin’s activation system – V-Connect. So now with Virgin and Optus both down, I guess[Read More...]

by 9:50 PM on December 8, 2011 7 comments Carriers, News, Phones
Android 2.3.4 update is go for Xperia Play on Virgin and Optus, Xperia Arc on Virgin

Android 2.3.4 update is go for Xperia Play on Virgin and Optus, Xperia Arc on Virgin

Sony Ericsson have begun the roll-out of the Android 2.3.4 “Gingerbread” update for the Xperia Series starting with the Xperia Play on Optus and Virgin, and the Xperia Arc on Virgin. The update was meant to begin in October, but hey, a week into November isn’t too bad considering how long some updates can be postponed for. The update will bring continuous auto-focus for the Xperia Play along with the ability to switch on and off the auto-brightness setting — an option not available on the Xperia Arc or Xperia Neo. The new camera application on the Xperia Play is[Read More...]

by 7:08 PM on November 7, 2011 10 comments News, Phones
Australian Tablet Round Up. Best Price and Where to Buy.

Australian Tablet Round Up. Best Price and Where to Buy.

It’s been 2 weeks now since the HP TouchPad Fire Sale that saw state of the art technology being sold for dirt cheap at Harvey Norman for $99 & $149 (16GB & 32GB), this proved beyond reasonable doubt that people are looking to get into the tablet game, but only if the price is right. We now know that we won’t be seeing anymore HP TouchPads in Australian stores and the remaining units that are being built are headed for U.S. shores only. So if you missed out on picking up one of the low priced TouchPads and are now[Read More...]

by 10:23 AM on September 6, 2011 35 comments Carriers, Opinion, Other, Tablets
Plan Comparison: Galaxy S II on Vodafone, Optus, Telstra, Crazy John’s and Virgin

Plan Comparison: Galaxy S II on Vodafone, Optus, Telstra, Crazy John’s and Virgin

Now that all of the major and minor carriers have announced their pricing for the Galaxy S II superphone, we thought we’d do what you guys seem to enjoy – or at least enjoy arguing over – and that’s to do a brief comparison of what each carrier will offer you at a certain price. Since carriers are always changing their standard plan prices, we’re basing this comparison of $59 caps or a close equivalent if there is no $59 cap. You follow? Good, hit the break.

by 8:41 PM on July 21, 2011 34 comments Phones, Reviews
GSM variant of the HTC EVO 3D announced in the UK, lends credibility to Australian launch rumours

GSM variant of the HTC EVO 3D announced in the UK, lends credibility to Australian launch rumours

A few days ago we reported on a rumour from a very trusted source that the HTC EVO 3D was making the rounds at Telstra. Before then we didn’t really have any official word on a GSM version of this exclusively CDMA device, well that has all changed. Today HTC officially announced the EVO 3D (code-named HTC Shooter) is coming to the UK next month, which means it is a GSM device and seeing as we’re a country that also runs GSM networks the rumour now makes perfect sense. Hit the break to read my thoughts on the EVO 3D[Read More...]

by 8:54 PM on June 27, 2011 5 comments News, Opinion, Rumours