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Telstra: Shared Data Plans are not long away

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Back in April, Telstra said they’ll start making Shared Data Plans available for consumers. Meaning you could share your data limit between your phone, your tablet and your laptop (or hotspot). Certainly a very handy feature for those with multiple devices or a single data cap for a family. When this was announced, we were told that we’d hear something “in the next few months”. Months have gone by but still […]

Telstra to terminate Kogan Mobile customers

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UPDATE 20/08: Kogan Mobile have responded. The end is near for Kogan Mobile Customers. After the recent news that ispONE has terminated their contact with Telstra, a statement has been released by Telstra stating how they’ll be closing off the remaining services. Aldi Mobile, one of the other resellers of ispONE will be continuing their services as a direct customer due to a deal made between the two companies. Due to […]

ispONE appoints Administrators and cancels Telstra contract

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Telstra Wholesale Services provider, ispONE has appointed resellers and have cancelled the contract to resell Telstra services. ispONE providers 280,000 prepaid services is currently in court with Telstra in regards to unpaid invoices. According to the Financial Review, the Federal Court dismissed the case between ispONE and Telstra which also dissolved the injunction placed to stop Telstra from cancelling the prepaid services. The cancellation of the Telstra contact will directly affect […]

ispONE Wholesale customers are safe… for now

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ispONE, the company who provides mobile services for over 280,000 customers are currently the largest (and only) wholesale provider for the Telstra 3G network. However, the company is involved in a legal dispute with Telstra over unpaid invoices and may take down 280,000 mobile services with it. ispONE acts as an intermediary between Telstra and resellers such as Kogan Mobile and Aldi Mobile. Telstra is claiming that ispONE have unpaid invoices […]

Telstra confirms GDR2 update for Lumia 920 is coming tomorrow

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Good news! If you’re a Lumia 920 user on the Telstra network then the GDR2 update will be available for you tomorrow. CraigR, a representative for Telstra’s Products & Services Team has posted on Telstra’s CrowdSupport page that the update was approved on the 5th of August and due to be released tomorrow. So, what can you look forward to? The GDR2 update includes improvements to Xbox Music and Internet Explorer, […]

Samsung Galaxy S4 release date confirmed for April 27, $899 outright

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Samsung tonight has confirmed the release date and availability for the Galaxy S4 for Australians. The new smartphone will come out this Saturday, April 27, on all major carriers (Optus, Vodafone, Virgin Mobile and Telstra). However, get ready to spend a lot of money, because it will cost a lot of money The Galaxy S4’s base model – the 16GB model – will cost $899 outright. Yes, $899 outright. That’s […]

Telstra introduces “no lock-in” mobile plans, data sharing plans coming soon

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Telstra has announced some new changes to their mobile plans – with the addition of no-contract plans (following Optus’ move) with the same value as their contract plans, and the introduction of data sharing plans so you can share your data cap with multiple devices. The “No Lock-In Plans” will start at $60/month and will include 1GB of data, unlimited SMS messages and $600 of included voice and MMS value. Then […]

Motorola brings RAZR M and RAZR HD exclusive to Telstra

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The Motorola RAZR M and RAZR HD have been confirmed to be exclusive devices to Telstra, both running on its new 4G network; with the RAZR HD already in stores while the RAZR M will be out in November. Both phones are being touted in having style, speed and endurance; and the RAZR HD is said to be an ‘all-day phone’ (yes, be sceptical about that claim because it depends […]

Telstra gets Nokia Lumia 920, Vodafone and Optus share Lumia 820

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Telstra has scored a major coup for their 4G network with the announcement that Nokia will be selling the Lumia 920 on its network. Also announced was that Optus and Vodafone will gain the rights to sell the lower-end Lumia 820. The Lumia 820 and Lumia 920 both support 4G LTE, so it is expected that Optus will sell this phone with its own 4G network that is slowly rolling […]

Motorola RAZR HD, RAZR M announced – coming to Telstra in Q4

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Early this morning also was an announcement by Motorola on its future phones lineup. As we know, Google is shaking up the brand to make it more profitable, and it appears Google is doubling down on the RAZR brand with three new smartphones – two of which, the RAZR M and the RAZR HD, will be coming to Telstra in Q4 this year. The RAZR M features a 4.3-inch AMOLED […]

Telstra, Optus to bring out 4G version Samsung GALAXY S III

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Telstra and Optus have both announced plans to bring the 4G version of the Samsung Galaxy S III to Australia. Whilst this will be one of a few phones on Telstra, the Galaxy S III 4G will be the first phone to be offered on Optus – which has also been switched on today in Sydney, Perth and Newcastle. For those who need a refresher on its specs: it has […]

Optus, Telstra brings 3G signals to train tunnels in Sydney – now you can check Twitter while underground

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Image: adactio/Flickr (Creative Commons) Sydney-siders will be able to connect to Optus and Telstra’s own mobile network today with the New South Wales government, in conjunction with the two telcos mentioned, announcing that mobile coverage has been extended to tunnels on two railway lines. Stations in the North Shore and Western line, between Central and Chatswood, will be able to get full data and phove coverage – meaning users can […]

Telstra pulls out of New Zealand – sells TelstraClear to Vodafone

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Telstra has announced that it has sold its wholly owned New Zealand subsidiary TelstraClear to Vodafone New Zealand for NZ$840 million (or AU$660 million); and hence, pulling out of the New Zealand market. The deal sees Vodafone New Zealand, founded in 1998 and is the largest mobile phone operator in the country, acquiring its customer-base, network infrastructure and voice/data services. It also means that Vodafone New Zealand would be entering […]

HTC brings out the One S – coming to Optus and Telstra in July

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HTC has announced that it is bringing the HTC One S to Australia. Featuring a 4.3-inch bright super AMOLED qHD display, a 7.9mm metal unibody and a 1.7GHz dual core processor, the phone will be sold in July with Optus and Telstra carrying the device. In addition to the display, the HTC One S features 1GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage, an 8-megapixel camera with autofocus and a VGA […]

Report: Samsung in talks to launch 4G Galaxy S III soon, on Telstra

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We could soon have another 4G phone on the way for Telstra. Samsung is reportedly in talks with Telstra to launch the 4G version of the Samsung Galaxy S III in Australia. If true, this would add more distance between it and Optus’ own network – which hasn’t even started up yet, and isn’t expected til the second half of the year. According to a tweet by CNET Australia’s Joseph […]