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Boost vs Optus: The matter has been settled in a confidential agreement

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After Optus released products named Mobile Boost and Internet Boost, Boost Mobile took exception to the use of the "Boost" name. Shortly after, an injunction was issued preventing Optus from using the Boost name; however, this is only a...

Want a Telstra plan without the price tag? Consider one of these telcos that...

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Mobile phone plans are like health insurance - most people sign up, and then promptly stop thinking about whether they're getting the best deal possible. After all, we like to feel good about our choices, so why compare offerings...

Telstra’s mobile broadband plan update delivers more data to users: 200GB for just $75!

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The last few weeks have shown how critical connectivity is for business as well as individuals. Telstra has recognised this need with a surge in mobile broadband use and sign-ups. As a result they have updated their...

Telstra’s NBN offerings are set to get better with no extra cost to consumers

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Telstra is one of several big players in the NBN field, but they also have their eyes set on being the player to beat. Earlier we saw the targeted approach to 5G home broadband offerings, but there's more...

Samsung rolling out Android 11 with One UI 3 to Galaxy Note10 and Note10+...

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I was a little surprised this morning to see an update hitting my Galaxy Note10+ which was for the Android 11 firmware update but also included Samsung One UI 3 update. The new update with the One UI 3 includes...

Resolved: Optus outage leaves customers with no access to data or phone services

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Since around 11 am Eastern time, Optus customers have been reporting issues with regard to their data and phone services. This has continued for some time and in volume, showing it's not an isolated incident it's a widespread...

TPG Telecom and Telstra are offering free mobile calls to Tonga for its customers...

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It's been just over a week since Tonga’s Hung Tonga-Hunga-Ha’apai volcano erupted and caused a massive tsunami to wipe out many villages and cuting off its submarine telecommunication line, cutting off Tonga from their relatives not only in Australia...

Circles.Life Australia enables $5 international call pack, coming soon are eSIM, Family and Annual...

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During a discussion with Ausdroid, Nicholas Demos Country Head Australia at Circles.Life revealed that the Optus MVNO plans to release family plans, an Annual product and eSIM's by the end of 2022. Right now they have just launched an International...

130,000 Telstra customers details mistakenly made available online

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Another day, another data breach and this time, it was Telstra. While there is some good news in that it's a relatively small number of people compared to the millions affected by the recent Optus breach. That is little...

Vodafone 5G tested – it’s quick, but not quicker than 4G

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Vodafone announced its first 5G network sites last week, and with a new 5G handset in tow, I headed to Parramatta to see how Vodafone's 5G network performs. Vodafone held the announcement until it had some good 5G handsets...

Optus X Start 2 now available through Optus Pre-Paid, get $20 off now

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Optus has quietly added a new device to its prepaid line up of devices with its own branded Optus Start 2 device. The Optus X Start is a white label device and is actually a ZTE-made device with the product...

felix mobile offers $35 “endless data”, will the new brand be lucky for TPG...

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TPG Telecom has launched a new sub-brand felix which claims to be Australia's first telco brand powered by 100 per cent renewable energy. felix has been certified as a Carbon Neutral service by the Australian Government’s Climate Active initiative. They...

Optus has achieved 10Gbps throughput from a real-world 5G tower

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Optus today announced a new 5G speed record from Strathpine, Brisbane's 5G tower, having achieved 10Gbps of throughput. By aggregating 3500Mhz and 28Ghz bands, along with existing 4G bands, Optus offers a glimpse of achievable speeds when mmWave capability...

Telstra launches 2 hour delivery, for those who need a new phone in a...

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We all know what it's like waiting for a new phone, and there's nothing more tortuous than the wait between hitting that order button and a few days (or maybe even a couple of weeks) for your new shiny...

Telstra implements scam text blocking to help protect users

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We call get those annoying text messages telling us our banking details have been compromised or a package is on the way. The problem is that, despite some of the obvious flags, there are some users who don't see...

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