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Boost Mobile quietly turns on international roaming

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After some discussion on the subject recently, including a response from it's founder, Boost Mobile has -- somewhat unceremoniously turned on international roaming for customers. The change is welcomed by many and was announced by Peter Adderton on his social...

Telstra ramps up the fight against scammers and spammers

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Cyber security is at the forefront of all of our minds these days in our connected lifestyle. Everything from good passwords to network security, but what about when you become the security risk?Scam calls, emails and SMS his Aussie...

Optus reuses 4G 2300Mhz frequency to create dual-band 5G

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Optus has successfully launched a world-first dual-band 5G network in Sydney today, by re-using existing 2300 MHz 4G spectrum alongside new 5G 3500 MHz spectrum. Optus partnered with Samsung and Ericsson to achieve the feat, which will increase 5G coverage...

Telstra finally enables SMS over Wi-Fi, Optus and Vodafone customers ask what took so...

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Hat tip to long time Ausdroid reader Beau Giles who noticed that Telstra is finally enabling SMS over Wi-Fi for iPhone 6S and above as well as a range of Samsung Android powered phones. It is quite reasonable to ask...

Optus 5G breaks Australian speed record; 100Mhz of new spectrum to be added in...

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Optus has announced it has broken the Australian record for 5G speeds, delivering a download speed of 2.5-2.8 Gbps on a Samsung Galaxy S20 5G at their test site. The company says they will enhance 150 of their 5G sites...

[Great Deal] Circles.life are offering 20% off for 12 months on SIM only plans...

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If you're doing the hunt around for a new mobile carrier, Circles.life has to be figuring in your decision. They've continually come to the party with great deals on their plan, today is no different. With a...

[Good Deal] Internode Mobile offering 50% off plan costs for 6 months to new...

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It's part of the connected world we live in now, that you need a decent mobile connection and a solid amount of data. While being with one of the big three is great, it's not always necessary. ...

I ported to Boost for the coverage and cost, but got even more by...

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When you start talking about carriers, there's a lot that can be said about all of the big players. Hellstra, drOptus and Vodafail have all had their (unwanted) time in the media spotlight. Oftentimes, some discerning users will bounce...

Telstra now allows customers to add up to five Bundle Plans to their account

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Telstra has announced that it will now allow its customers to add up to five Bundle Plans to their account, however, in order to be able to take part in this new deal, customers would need to have at...

[Good Deal] Circles.life is offering bargains just in time for boxing day

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Circles.life has a history of offering deals on special days, so it wasn't surprising to see one today. The deals this time around are for the 30GB and 50GB data plans. 30GB for $15 a month for 12 months...

Vodafone is supporting its customers through COVID-19; wants to keep everyone connected

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Like other major telcos, Vodafone is doing its bit to help its customers stay connected throughout the COVID-19 pandemic crisis as it unfolds. The company has implemented a number of measures to support its customers across postpaid and prepaid...

Telstra adds a new budget device to its prepaid line up with the Telstra...

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Telstra has quietly added a new budget smartphone to its prepaid line up of devices with the Telstra Essential Smart 3 (A3 2020). The Telstra Essential Smart 3 (A3 2020), is the ZTE A3 2020 device, which runs Android 9...

Optus offers some financial incentives to buy now

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We're all a bit overwhelmed with the black Friday specials, there's so many of them! We do our best at Ausdroid to filter the noise and bring you what's worth a closer look and if you're needing Internet,...

Vodafone’s apology for recent outage: Free data services all weekend

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A couple of weeks ago, Vodafone suffered a nationwide outage affecting voice and data services. In the changing landscape of the telco industry where customers can change quickly and easily, it's important to appease the customers. The...

Optus announces 5G availability for its “Click and Connect” mobile service Optus Flex

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While Optus Flex has been around a little while, the Optus prepaid offering hasn't given its customers everything that its postpaid customers have enjoyed for a little while, and with this week's announcement, the gap is closing. From Monday, Optus...

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