Olé, Olé, Olé – Vodafone adds Brazil to their list of countries eligible for $5 International roaming

Brazil will be the focus of the world in mid-June, when the 20th FIFA World Cup kicks off in São Paulo when Brazil plays Croatia. If you're lucky enough to be there in person to see it, you'll want to phone, text, tweet or tell someone who isn't there about it. Luckily, Vodafone has today announced they've added Brazil to their list of countries covered under the Roam for $5 plan. The addition of Brazil, brings the total list of countries supported to 47. The premise of the Roam for $5 is simple, pay $5 per day and use... Continue reading

Meet Brittany, Australia’s first official Samsung Galaxy S5 owner

The Samsung Galaxy S5 launched worldwide today, and due to the timezones, Australia was the first country to kick off sales. Vodafone were aiming for the early adopter crowd and opened selected stores from 6am, a ploy that seems to have worked, with Vodafone Australia managing to sell the what they are claiming is the worlds first Samsung Galaxy S5 . With such a popular phone, Brittany said she was aware that the stock would sell out fast and knowing that the Vodafone stores were opening early for... Continue reading

Vodafone is ready for the Galaxy S5 – selected stores open from 6am

The launch of the Galaxy S5 is of course going to be a major event in the mobile phone sales calendar and tomorrow is the day Samsung fans have been waiting for. Retailers and carriers will begin selling the Galaxy S5 from tomorrow morning, but Vodafone is trying to get the jump on sales by opening selected stores early, with some open from 6am. There's limited stock available of the Galaxy S5, so if you're keen on getting one of these handsets on launch day then you'll need to be ready to go. The list of stores opening early is,... Continue reading

Ausdroid Podcast 107 – Gotta fool em all

Welcome to episode 107 of the Ausdroid podcast! With local launches for the Galaxy S5 and HTC One M8 past, we could finally discuss some Australian specifics like carrier pricing. As both Dan and Jason have the One M8 in hand, we also gave some early thoughts on the device. There's also a quick roundup of some other notable devices hitting local stores and carriers, and a software update for an old friend. Hosted by Jason Murray, with Dan Tyson and Phil Tann. Topics: April Fools pranks Galaxy S5: Launch, Carrier pricing and SK Telecom... Continue reading

Vodafone’s Galaxy Nexus will finally get Android 4.3 in April

A couple of weeks ago, Vodafone published information pertaining to the cancelled release of Android 4.3 for the Samsung Galaxy Nexus. This made people sad, so today they've un-cancelled it! In a post on the Vodafone Community site today, Vodafone says: Samsung and Google got together and decided that, in the best interest of its customers (that'd be you lot), they'd release the update anyway. The update will begin rolling out to Vodafone Galaxy Nexus users from April 8 - only a week away now. This is obviously great news for users who are still snuggling up to... Continue reading

Vodafone has the Samsung Galaxy S5 in selected stores

Would you like to get your hands on the Galaxy S5 today, to decide whether it's the next superphone for you? Well, if so, you're in luck. Vodafone have Samsung's new flagship in store (well, in selected stores) for you to have a play with and explore. https://twitter.com/VodafoneAU/status/449403515060748288 You can find the Galaxy S5 in the following stores: Store Address State Vodafone Parramatta Shop 5074-5075 Westfield Parramatta, Parramatta, NSW NSW Vodafone Bondi Junction Shop 1015 Westfield Bondi Junction, Bondi Junction, NSW NSW Vodafone Sydney: George Street 399 George St, Sydney, NSW NSW Vodafone Chatswood Shop 433 Westfield Chatswood, Chatswood, NSW NSW Vodafone Brisbane: Queen Street Mall Shop G01/G02 141 Queen St Mall, Brisbane, QLD QLD Vodafone Sunnybank Shop 8 Sunnybank Plaza,... Continue reading

Australian carriers announce Samsung Galaxy S5 pricing

With the launch of the Samsung Galaxy S5 just around the corner, Australian carriers have announced their pricing and availability of the much-anticipated 2014 addition to Samsung's flagship Galaxy S line. To start with, the Galaxy S5 will be available for $929.00 outright and will be available for pre-order from tomorrow morning (March 27) at the Samsung Experience Stores in Melbourne and Sydney. The Galaxy S5 itself will go on sale in Australia from April 11th. We've given you all the info we've got in relation to the three major carriers - Telstra, Optus and Vodafone - as well as Virgin... Continue reading

All New HTC One launching April 1st in Australia

It's all about the All New HTC One (M8) today, and the most interesting news is going to be where to get the phone in Australia. We know that Optus, Vodafone and Telstra will be offering the phone on their Network so, what are the details? Vodafone Vodafone have advised that Pre-Orders for the All New HTC One (M8) will be available to pre-order online from 9am today through their website, with the phone arriving in-stores from April 1st. Vodafone will be offering the All New HTC One (M8) for $10 a month on a $65 Vodafone Red 24-month contract, this... Continue reading

Alcatel OneTouch M’Pop now available on Vodafone Pre-paid for $89

We here at Ausdroid understand that not everyone can afford to fork out hundreds of dollars for a top of the line smartphone and it has come to our attention that Vodafone are offering the Alcatel OneTouch M'Pop on their pre-paid service for $89. The OneTouch M'Pop is not particularly memorable spec wise, and is very much aimed at the entry level smartphone market, but it seems to be powerful enough to be serviceable. The full list of specs include: 4" display - 480x800 (233ppi) Dual-core 1GHz Processor 4GB Memory - expandable to 32GB via microSD card 5MP rear facing camera, VGA front facing Bluetooth,... Continue reading

Retailer Roundup: Weekly Specials

It has been a couple of weeks (maybe more give or take) and we thought it was time to bring it back. So, what's on-sale around the traps? Woolworths Available now until Tuesday 25 March LG L3 II Telstra pre-paid mobile: $59 Coles Available now until Tuesday 25 March Samsung Galaxy Y Telstra pre-paid mobile: $59 Remember Coles now also have Google Play Gift Cards (Unfortunately not on-sale though). Dick Smith Available now until Wednesday 26 March Mobiles LG G2 4G Smartphone Unlocked: $567 LG Optimus L7 II Smartphone Unlocked: $199 Alcatel Onetouch Pixi Mobile Phone Unlocked: $89 Samsung Galaxy Pocket Neo Mobile Phone Unlocked: $119 Samsung... Continue reading

Vodafone lights up Tasmania with their 4G network

The rollout of the high-speed Vodafone 4G LTE network continues unabated, this time into the Apple Isle, lighting up our southern most state with 4G LTE in five areas after running successful trials south of Bass Strait. The network has been switched on in West Moonah, Cambridge, New Norfolk, Warrane and Hobart Airport but with more markets coming soon, with Vodafone Chief Technology Officer, Benoit Hanssen promising an accelerated rollout in the coming months. In the coming months, Vodafone will commence phase two of its rollout, adding new 4G (LTE) sites in the Hobart CBD, Bridgewater, Claremont, Howrah, Huonville, Kingston,... Continue reading

Galaxy S5 Gold, Exclusive to Vodafone UK

It's all about the exclusives sometimes in the mobile phone market and more so when the phone is hotly anticipated, so Vodafone UK announcing an exclusive Gold coloured handset is kind of a big deal. The latest flasgship in Samsung's Galaxy range of phones is going to be launched in Australia on Wednesday Night, and most of the Australian Carriers are taking expressions of interest in the handset as are online and physical retail outlets. Spec wise, the phone is the same, but Gold in colour. Obviously with direct links to Vodafone in the UK, the question is... Continue reading

Vodafone announces cuts to international roaming prices

Vodafone already offers some of the most competitive international roaming prices via its Red plans, with access to your ordinary mobile plan (and inclusions) for just $5 a day when in one of 46 supported countries. When outside those 46 countries, though, roaming costs can still be quite high, as much as $15 per megabyte of data, and that's before you even get to making calls or sending/receiving text messages. With today's announcement, Vodafone has removed the tiered pricing which could hit a customer with one of twenty differential rates depending on where they are, and replaced it with a simple... Continue reading