Topic / Vodafone (Telecom)

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 […]

Nokia Lumia 720 comes to Australia – on Vodafone and Virgin Mobile

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Nokia’s Lumia 720 is coming to Australia. The new mid-range smartphone – featuring a 4.3-inch ClearBlack screen and a 1GHz dual-core processor – will be coming to Vodafone, Virgin Mobile and leading retailers for $429. The Lumia 720 also has 8GB of storage that is expandable with a microSD card up to 64GB. Other features include a 6.7MP rear cameras and a wide-angle 1.3MP front facing camera; wireless charging; and […]

Vodafone, Visa partner up for “SmartPass” NFC payment system

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Vodafone Australia has announced their brand new mobile payment system simply by using their mobile phone. Called SmartPass, the new service uses Visa’s payWave network and NFC to allow you to pay for goods and services by simply waving your phone. Of course, you need a compatible device to support SmartPass – most of the high-end Android and Windows Phone 8 phones do support the technology, iPhone also can via […]

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 […]

The Galaxy S III – out now on Vodafone, Telstra and Optus (and before the US)

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The Samsung Galaxy S III is coming to Australia – and actually, it’s out now. It announced the details in Vodafone’s live stream event today, and the phone will be with Vodafone, Telstra and Optus (plus Virgin Mobile). Vodafone is said that it will be on sale online by 11am, and by midday at its retail stores. It basically shocked most people since, to be honest, we usually wait after […]

Nokia Lumia 900 and 610 coming to Australia, available on Optus and Vodafone

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Nokia’s Lumia 900 and Lumia 610 heading to Australia, as confirmed by Nokia. Both phones come just months after their sister phones, the Lumia 800 and 710, were launched in Australia – and surprisingly, Nokia Australia took a few months to get the Lumia 900 and Lumia 610 out the door to Australians. Both phones were only announced back in February. The Lumia 900 is heading to Optus, and will […]

Optus, Vodafone extend network agreement, includes 4G services

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Optus and Vodafone have announced an expansion of its mobile network joint venture agreement that will see both sides access additional sites, with Optus claiming wider coverage to nearly 1,000 more towers across Australia. The new deal will see more 3G, and now 4G coverage, throughout the major capital cities on the mainland, in addition to Geelong, the Central Coast and Gold Coast; and will also see Optus becoming the […]

Are Australia’s 3G networks really 4G? It’s complicated…

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Apple has today claimed that Australia’s 3G networks are actually 4G networks if compared to international standards, and that our carriers have simply mislabelled them. And while we may ponder what was in their lawyer’s head when he made that statement, the 4G issue is, well, really complicated. First, let’s explore what each carrier uses. At a base level, all carriers support UMTS (Universal Mobile Telecommunications System) as their 3G […]

Vodafone unveil new iPad pricing

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Today, Vodafone unveiled their pricing/plans for the new iPad. They are the first of the three major Australian carriers to release this information. Unfortunately, you currently aren’t able to order/pre-order any of these plans through Vodafone, though this should be possible soon with the imminent release of ‘the new iPad’. Vodafone’s plans range from 12 to 24 month contracts, with prices starting from $47 a month (24 month, iPad 16GB, […]

ICS finally pushed out to Galaxy S II! Vodafone confirms, starts testing

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Owners of the Samsung Galaxy S II will now be pleased to hear that Android 4.0 will soon be coming to your device. Vodafone has confirmed that it has just received the update and will now be testing it on its network. So, let’s all rejoice for the fact that Samsung has now started pushing updates now for Ice Cream Sandwich! Vodafone confirmed in a tweet: [blackbirdpie url=”https://twitter.com/#!/Vodafone_AU/status/172185474679578624″] No word […]

Sony partners with Vodafone for PlayStation Vita’s 3G version

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While its been known for some time now that AT&T would supply 3G coverage in the US and that NTT DoCoMo would provide it in Japan, Sony has been quiet on details for Europe and Australia. But today Sony has announced that the PlayStation Vita 3G version will ship with a Vodafone SIM and provide 3G connectivity via the Vodafone 3G network. Vodafone has also announced that it will be […]

WP7.5 Mango update rolled out to Telstra, Optus, Vodafone customers

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Windows Phone 7 users – like Stewart – will be pleased to find out that the latest update, Mango, will hit their phone sometime soon after Microsoft has confirmed that it has been sent to Telstra, Optus and Vodafone today. All three, according to iTech Report, have approved the update before Microsoft rolled it out in order to avoid a long wait between updates – something which has long plagued […]

Vodafone to kill ‘3’ brand, no longer accepting customers

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Vodafone has announced that it will kill off the ‘3’ brand that it inherited after merging its Australian operations with Hutchison (3’s parent company) two years ago. “It’s now been two years since we brought 3 and Vodafone together. We wanted to give all our 3 customers the latest update on what’s been happening and some exciting changes for the future,” the company said on its website. “Over the next […]

Vodafone class action lawsuit grows – gains 23,000 claimants

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Vodafone could be facing a huge problem as the class action lawsuit bid over its poor network reception has now grown to 23,000 claimants with more litigants coming forward since the start of the campaign earlier in December last year. The last update on numbers we had were 9,000 in January.

Vodafone announces pricing for Galaxy Tab 10.1

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Vodafone has announced the pricing and date for the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1, the long-awaited successor to the Galaxy Tab. Vodafone has exclusive rights to sell the tablet, thanks to a worldwide deal, and will launch the device on May 4. The company will let existing customers pre-order the device from April 20th, and will be able to get their hands on May 1.