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Samsung and Vodafone bring you The Big Life Switch

Samsung and Vodafone bring you The Big Life Switch

Samsung and Vodafone have come together in a fantastic initiative to promote the recycling of electronic waste. As well as getting a good feeling by encouraging the recycling of e-waste, Samsung and Vodafone are also offering the opportunity to win a GALAXY S 4. On the subject of e-waste in Australia, Kim Clarke, Chief Marketing Officer for Vodafone Australia said “It’s shocking to think that last year only one in ten Australian e-waste items were being recycled, when about 16.8 million TVs, computers, printers and other accessories were being thrown into landfill.” Vodafone has been aware of the effects of[Read More...]

by 8:00 AM on July 17, 2013 2 comments Carriers, Manufacturer, News
Android 4.2.2 for HTC One – Vodafone update pending

Android 4.2.2 for HTC One – Vodafone update pending

Holding true to recent form Vodafone has continued to be early to users with OS updates on their current line of phones. While it’s not yet being pushed out, the much anticipated update to Android 4.2.2 is complete for the HTC One and OTA testing is underway for Vodafone clients. The update will add a host of new functions to the device including battery percentage displayed in the status bar and the ability to change home button actions. Also cited in the blog post is the Galaxy Nexus is set for an update to 4.2.1 in the coming months, unfortunately[Read More...]

by 6:41 PM on June 27, 2013 31 comments Carriers, OS Update
Vodafone Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 and Galaxy Note receiving Android 4.1.2

Vodafone Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 and Galaxy Note receiving Android 4.1.2

Two of Vodafone‘s older Samsung devices have started receiving over-the-air software updates to Android 4.1.2. The Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 and the original Galaxy Note are now receiving the update. If you’ve yet to see it, you can use Kies on your desktop to download it manually… or, just wait patiently. While it’s a welcome move from Samsung and Vodafone and helps to keep their customers’ devices up to date, it would be nice to see an upgrade to 4.2.2 for these devices (4.1.2 is over 6 months old now). Have you received the update on your Galaxy Note or[Read More...]

by 4:56 PM on June 22, 2013 1 comment Carriers, News, OS Update
Vodafone trialling HD Voice

Vodafone trialling HD Voice

Earlier today, I made a phone call that sounded so clear that I felt like I was actually standing next to the person on the other end. Telstra have had HD voice for a while now, but being a long-standing Vodafone customer, I’ve not had the pleasure of experiencing it. Yesterday, Vodafone announced that they were commencing the rollout of their LTE network, but what they didn’t announce was that they are also trialling HD voice. After an excited, but confused few minutes, I did what all good nerds do, and took to Twitter to find out what was going[Read More...]

by 9:00 PM on June 14, 2013 7 comments Carriers
Vodafone 4G — Preview

Vodafone 4G — Preview

Ausdroid has had the privilege of playing with Vodafone’s 4G network for the last week. Here’s what we found. Late last week, Vodafone approached us and asked Ausdroid would like to take part in a secret project. With not much more information than this, we of course accepted, and within a short while we found out we’d have a (relatively) exclusive opportunity to have a play with Vodafone’s new 4G/LTE network before it became open to the general public. We were invited to take a trial device, travel around wherever we wanted, and see how the network performed. I have[Read More...]

by 9:30 AM on June 14, 2013 38 comments Carriers, Design, Reviews
Vodafone switches on LTE network

Vodafone switches on LTE network

As of today, Vodafone customers in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide, Newcastle and Wollongong will be progressively able to crank their mobile downloads to 11, with Vodafone having flipped the switch and activated their 4G LTE network in the said cities. Vodafone are claiming that their network is the fastest in Australia, with speeds up to 100Mbps, and trials showed that the network was indeed capable of achieving upwards of 50Mbps download speeds. Of course, trials are much different to real-world usage and it will be truly impressive if Vodafone can keep those sorts of speeds going after opening the[Read More...]

by 2:15 PM on June 12, 2013 18 comments Carriers, News
Vodafone updating the Samsung Galaxy SII to Jelly Bean 4.1.2

Vodafone updating the Samsung Galaxy SII to Jelly Bean 4.1.2

After a bit of a false start a couple of weeks ago, Vodafone and Samsung are now pushing the 4.1.2 Jelly Bean update to Galaxy SII owners. While most of these users are likely coming to the end of their contract, there’s still a huge number of users out there sporting the once flagship of the Android fleet. In their blog post, Vodafone have stated that As with all Samsung updates it is released in batches, so don’t worry if you haven’t received an update notification yet. If you receive a message stating “Access to the software update service is[Read More...]

by 6:10 AM on June 6, 2013 5 comments Carriers, News, OS Update
Sony Xperia SP coming soon to Vodafone Australia

Sony Xperia SP coming soon to Vodafone Australia

In a post on Vodafone Australia’s blog, the carrier outlined their plans to bring the Sony Xperia SP to market. The Xperia SP is a well specced mid-ranged device that is sure to impress if it’s priced accordingly. Sony are attempting to make the phone more ‘personal’ by adding an LED-lit bar to the bottom of the device which can light up in different colours for notifications. It can also pulse along with music that the device is playing. I’m not sure how that makes the device personal, but sure, it’s a cool little gimmick. The specs are nothing to[Read More...]

by 6:31 PM on May 28, 2013 4 comments Carriers, News, Phones
Ausdroid announces the winner of the HTC One competition

Ausdroid announces the winner of the HTC One competition

On the 9th of May, Ausdroid and Vodafone offered you, our readers, the opportunity to win a brand-new HTC One by entering a photography competition. The brief? Show us three photos taken on your current smartphone camera that best demonstrate situations where the HTC One, with its ultrapixel camera, would be able to improve the shot, taking account of lightning, composition and framing. We received a staggering number of entries, and it has taken us many hours to sift through all of your photos to choose a winner. Let me assure you, this was no easy choice. There were many[Read More...]

by 5:21 PM on May 28, 2013 11 comments Competition, News
Vodafone update Galaxy Note II and Whooska… 4G

Vodafone update Galaxy Note II and Whooska… 4G

In preparation for their major network update in June, Vodafone have started pushing out the 4.1.2 update to the Samsung Galaxy Note II. The update brings not only the obvious Jellybean update, but also the required software tweaks for the phone to be 4G capable on the upgraded Vodafone network. The update began its push out a couple of days ago and is expected to have reached all current Note II users within the next 10 days. This is great news for those who invested in the device recently — they won’t need to upgrade again to take advantage of[Read More...]

by 7:00 AM on May 10, 2013 4 comments Carriers, OS Update, Phones
Australian 4G Spectrum Auction Results

Australian 4G Spectrum Auction Results

The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) yesterday announced the results of the auction for the 700 MHz and 2.5 GHz spectrum bands in Australia. The auction began in May 2012, and ended up seeing Telstra and Optus vying for the coveted 700 MHz band as well as the 2.5 GHz which also went to surprise entrant, TPG. The rules of the auction, which was conducted out of the public eye, stipulated that “a single bidder could not acquire more than 2 x 25 MHz (50 MHz in total) in the 700 MHz band and more than 2×40 MHz (80[Read More...]

by 12:22 PM on May 8, 2013 11 comments News
Samsung Galaxy S4 Plans: Vodafone

Samsung Galaxy S4 Plans: Vodafone

In preparation for the pending launch of the Samsung Galaxy S4 tomorrow in Samsung stores and Saturday for retail, Ausdroid spoke to the Australian carriers for a statement as to their intent with plans and handset repayments. Vodafone’s plans are very much as expected and discussed on a recent Ausdroid Podcast (based on 24 month plans): $20 on Vodafone $30 Plan/ Total min.cost $1200 $15 on Vodafone $40 Plan /Total min.cost $1320 $10 on Vodafone $50 Plan/ Total min.cost $1440 $5 on Vodafone $60 Plan/Total min.cost $1560 $0 on Vodafone $80 Plan/Total min.cost $1920 $0 on Vodafone $100 Plan/ Total[Read More...]

by 8:15 PM on April 23, 2013 9 comments Carriers, Phones
Vodafone unboxes the HTC One

Vodafone unboxes the HTC One

With the HTC One hitting the streets today, Kieran Mcilwain from Vodafone has kindly provided an unboxing video which shows off the phone in all its glory. The unboxing shows off the phone as well as the accessories included, Spoiler Alert it has comes with a USB Cable, Charger, headset, SIM eject tool and warranty card. Kieran also takes us through a quick look at the setup and the first screens on the phone including a brief view of Blinkfeed. It appears that some lucky Vodafone customers began receiving their HTC One pre-orders yesterday, judging from the tweets sent out[Read More...]

by 12:51 PM on April 23, 2013 2 comments Carriers, Phones