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Vodafone announces plans to use 850MHz network to extend the reach of their 4G network

Vodafone announces plans to use 850MHz network to extend the reach of their 4G network

Vodafone is serious about 4G, that’s nothing new, after switching on their 4G network back in June last year, the network has in independent testing shown it runs one of the fastest networks in Australia. But now they want their 4G network to reach more people, so today, they’ve announced a new plan which will extend their 4G coverage to reach 95% of Australia’s metro residents by the end of this year. The way Vodafone intends to do it is a little bit interesting. The extension will be at the cost of the 850MHz 3G network, which Vodafone will re-farm[Read More...]

by 12:52 PM on July 29, 2014 6 comments Carriers
Retailer Round-up: This week’s specials

Retailer Round-up: This week’s specials

Well it certainly has been a little bit of time since we last did one of these retailer round up’s, so we thought it was time to bring it back and share with you the specials we have sourced and found available to everyone from our major retailers. So here is this weeks retail specials: Coles Smartphones Sony Xperia E1 Optus Pre-Paid Mobile – $99 – On sale Wednesday 23 July for 1 week Woolworths Smartphones Alcatel One Touch M’POP 3G Vodafone Pre-Paid Mobile – $69 – On sale Wednesday 23 July for 1 week Target Tablets Samsung Galaxy Tab[Read More...]

by 7:45 AM on July 24, 2014 1 comment News, Phones, Sale, Tablets
Vodafone to open LG G3 pre-orders tomorrow with an LG G Watch as a pre-order bonus (update: confirmed)

Vodafone to open LG G3 pre-orders tomorrow with an LG G Watch as a pre-order bonus (update: confirmed)

After launching pre-orders for the LG G3 through Optus yesterday, we’re still waiting on both Telstra and Vodafone to launch their pre-order deals for LG’s flagship. We’ve received word that Vodafone is set to announce pre-orders for the phone tomorrow. Vodafone will offer the Black version (no word on White at the moment) of the LG G3 for pre-order tomorrow. The phone will be available for $0 on the $70 Red Plan on a 24 month contract, putting it in the same class as other flagship phones being offered on the Vodafone Network, phones such as the HTC One M8,[Read More...]

by 1:29 PM on July 22, 2014 0 comments Carriers
Samsung Galaxy Note 3 KitKat update arriving now bringing editing of dock icons

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 KitKat update arriving now bringing editing of dock icons

Owners of the Samsung Galaxy Note 3, your quiet patience is being rewarded with owners advising that they are beginning to receive the Android 4.4 update for their handsets over the air now. The update is to Android 4.4.2 to be precise and the Over-The-Air update is clocking in at 498.38MB. What does the update bring? Well, just as Galaxy S5 owners gained the ability to change their dock icons in their update back in June, this latest update brings the same functionality.KitKat There’s also a few fixes, including one for NFC, some updated Samsung applications, UI improvements,0 bug fixes,[Read More...]

by 8:30 PM on July 6, 2014 10 comments Carriers, Manufacturer, OS Update, Phones
Vodafone unveils new Red plans; new customers get unlimited data for two months

Vodafone unveils new Red plans; new customers get unlimited data for two months

Vodafone has today unveiled a new set of Red plans with increased data allowances and a couple of new measures to help customers get a better idea of their data usage before they commit to a plan with too much or too little data included. Firstly, the new Red plans go from $70/month with 3GB of data up to $100/month with 6GB. Red plans are all 2-year contracts and have infinite national calls along with national and international texts and “pxts” (MMS) with 300 minutes of international calls. Bring your own phone to a SIM-only Red plan, and you’ll get[Read More...]

by 3:46 PM on July 2, 2014 3 comments Carriers
Vodafone apologises for network issues with a free data weekend

Vodafone apologises for network issues with a free data weekend

Many Australians, including some of our guys, were affected by Vodafone’s network outage yesterday, which left many Vodafone customers unable to send or receive SMS, and worse yet, unable to make or receive telephone calls. Fortunately for me, this wasn’t too serious — I wasn’t able to call home to find out what to bring for lunch — but I’m sure plenty of others had more important calls and SMS unable to be made. To say sorry for this, Vodafone has announced that this weekend, all customers will be able to use as much data as they like to make[Read More...]

by 7:18 AM on June 20, 2014 14 comments Carriers, News
Retail Round-Up: This weeks specials

Retail Round-Up: This weeks specials

So it has been a while since we have done a retail round-up of specials available this week at Australia’s biggest retailers, so we here at Ausdroid thought it was about time we bring this back. We are aiming to do this weekly at this stage, of course depending on what the retailers have to offer. So without further delay, here is this weeks Android and Chrome related specials! Coles Samsung Galaxy Mini 2 Pre-paid Mobile – $79 – Available now until Tuesday 17 June Samsung Galaxy Pocket Neo Vodafone Pre-paid Mobile – $69 – Available now until Tuesday 17[Read More...]

by 8:37 AM on June 15, 2014 3 comments News, Phones, Sale, Tablets
Vodafone beginning rollout of Sense 6 to HTC One (M7) owners

Vodafone beginning rollout of Sense 6 to HTC One (M7) owners

The HTC One (M7) will be receiving an OTA update to HTC Sense 6 today, at least Vodafone handsets will, according to the latest Vodafone Software update blog posted this morning. Vodafone advises that the update will arrive after 12 o’clock today, but as usual, we assume that Vodafone or HTC will be staggering this update to handsets over the next couple of weeks. The 680MB release brings about a number of changes including : HTC Sense 6 Power efficiencies including addition of Extreme Power Saving mode App improvements including Mail, Message, Calendar and Phone General performance and stability improvements[Read More...]

by 1:30 PM on June 12, 2014 13 comments OS Update
Vodafone’s #TheVault competition is underway – details for the Ausdroid Crew inside!

Vodafone’s #TheVault competition is underway – details for the Ausdroid Crew inside!

Hi guys, pardon the intrusion into your daily dose of Android news! It’s Monday May 26, which means – besides being my birthday – that Vodafone‘s #TheVault competition is underway! Vodafone has released clue #1 this morning and it’s time for us to get cracking. There’s now a Google+ Community for the Ausdroid Vault Crew. Ausdroid’s got a full crew of 50 participants, so it’s time to get organised! This is where it gets a little messy, though. I’ve invited those of you I could find on Google+ to join the community, but I wasn’t able to find everyone. So,[Read More...]

by 12:11 PM on May 26, 2014 3 comments Competition
Vodafone and Samsung invite you to crack The Vault – join Ausdroid’s crew!

Vodafone and Samsung invite you to crack The Vault – join Ausdroid’s crew!

Update: As of this morning, we have unfortunately filled all 50 positions we’re allowed in the Ausdroid Vault crew. Last night, Samsung and Vodafone announced a nationwide social competition known as The Vault with a grand prize of 50 – yep, fifty – Galaxy S5 phones. Participants can form crews of up to 50 people and pool their talents, wits and resources in order to win the phones. There’s a weekly combination you’ll need to discover from clues given out daily by Vodafone and Samsung, and a weekly challenge will involve shooting particular photos or videos for additional clues to[Read More...]

by 10:54 AM on May 22, 2014 31 comments News
Australian HTC One M8s receiving an update to 1.54.710.8 — All Carriers

Australian HTC One M8s receiving an update to 1.54.710.8 — All Carriers

If you’re the owner of an HTC One (M8) in Australia, you’ve probably seen reports on US Android blogs a few weeks ago about a pending software update. It doesn’t bring the much-awaited jump to Android 4.4.3 — Google hasn’t pushed that yet — but it does bring some new features, bug fixes and other things which are kind of exciting. I managed to capture the update notification this morning so you can see what’s in store: For those who don’t want to load the imagery, here’s a quick list: General stability improvements Call audio performance improvement Addition of a new Extreme[Read More...]

by 11:43 AM on May 16, 2014 12 comments News, OS Update, Phones
Huawei Ascend G6 coming to Vodafone, Optus and retail stores in June

Huawei Ascend G6 coming to Vodafone, Optus and retail stores in June

Huawei hosted an event in Sydney this morning to announce the Australian launch of the Ascend G6 smartphone, coming to Australian retailers as well as on-contract at Optus from June 2, and Vodafone from June 11. This was a bit of a surprise given the overnight launch of the Asend P7 in Paris (it took a while to realise I wasn’t looking at the P7 once I arrived at the event), but Huawei’s Australian staff were apologetic for the confusion and assured us we’d be seeing the P7 and other products in good time. The Ascend G6 borrows from Huawei’s[Read More...]

by 7:05 PM on May 8, 2014 2 comments Carriers, Manufacturer
Vodafone now offering the Gear Fit bundled with the Galaxy S5

Vodafone now offering the Gear Fit bundled with the Galaxy S5

After launching last month with the phone only, Vodafone has now added an option for customers to grab the Samsung Gear Fit when they pick up their Samsung Galaxy S5. While the phones is available in all four colours – Shimmer White, Charcoal Black, Electric Blue and Copper Gold – the Gear Fit, remains available only in black. The Samsung GALAXY S5 with Gear Fit Bundle is available from as low as $82 per month, although the $87 Red Plan (including 3GB of Data per month) appears to be a better offer. It’s with some trepidation that some customers are[Read More...]

by 12:57 AM on May 8, 2014 6 comments Carriers, Phones, Smartwatch