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Nokia E7 targets corporate users, heading to Optus and Vodafone

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Nokia has announced the Australian availability for its all-in-one business smartphone designed for the BlackBerry’s target market – the corporate worker. Featuring a 4-inch display and a full QWERTY keyboard, it allows the use of both a touchscreen interface or using the keyboard. The phone will also have an 8-megapixel camera with dual LED flash and geotagging, Ovi integration with its maps and app store, 16GB of internal memory, HDMI […]

Samsung announces new GALAXY Tab 10.1 – heads to Vodafone AU

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Samsung has announced at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona this year that it will be launching a brand new tablet to be the successor of the popular GALAXY Tab Android tablet – the GALAXY Tab 10.1; and the first carrier to snap it up is Vodafone. The global deal means that in Australia, Vodafone Australia will be the exclusive carrier for the tablet, with the possibility that 3 could also […]

Vodafone to be exclusive carrier of Nexus S phone

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The Samsung Nexus S will be coming to Australia, after Vodafone Hutchison Australia, as part of a global deal with its parent company Vodafone, will become the exclusive carrier of the new Google-standard phone for Gingerbread. The phone – which features 16GB of internal storage, a 4-inch display and a 1GHz processor – has no pricing or availability date, though pre-orders are to start tomorrow – meaning that the phone […]

Vodafone dealer axed after revelations of customer deception

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Image: chispita_666/Flickr Vodafone dealer Communications Direct has sacked up to 40 jobs in its call centre after the mobile provider severed its relationship with the company in response to an investigation revealing misuse of the Vodafone customer database. Staff at the company were told at a meeting that all would be losing their jobs after Vodafone terminated the relationship.

TECHGEEK Weekly 28: The War Against Buttons

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So it turns out, our “Powered by” gets crude when I do it. Anyway, we cover the Verizon iPhone 4, Vodafone’s massive security fail and MySpace being sold off? Oh, and find out how ChatRoulette (remember that) is making some dough from an unlikely source. Stewart is sick for this episode – so officially ending his perfect attendance record. And Tom is doing the recording, and he expresses his outrage […]

Vodafone sacks staff after security breach review

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Image: chispita_666/Flickr Vodafone has said in a media statement that it has terminated several employees in response to revelations by a Sydney newspaper that customer data were publicly available on the internet and compromised. The company has also said that it has referred the matter to the New South Wales Police. “We take data security and the storage of our customers’ information extremely seriously,” Nigel Dews, CEO of Vodafone Hutchison […]

Vodafone network offline in QLD as floods exceed

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Image: Twitpic/samelf Mobile users on Vodafone in Queensland will no longer be able to keep their families up to date as the entire Vodafone network in Queensland has been knocked out due to the severe floods in some parts of the state in recent days. All major townships were suffering voice and data outages since 9:26am in the morning (Sydney Time). Areas include the Brisbane Metro and CBD, Ipswitch and […]

Privacy Commissioner to investigate Vodafone data breach

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The Australian Privacy Commissioner, Timothy Pilgrim, has announced that he will be investigating allegations made yesterday by the Sun-Herald that Vodafone has made the personal information of its customers publicly  available on an internet site, rather than on an intranet.

Investigation reveals Vodafone customers’ personal details easy to access

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An investigation by the Sun Herald, the Sydney Morning Herald’s Sunday paper, has revealed that personal details of Vodafone customers, including names, addresses, driver licence numbers and credit card details, have been made available on the internet. The internal customer database is to be used by Vodafone stores; however is accessible via the Internet rather than a private network or Intranet. As well, while each store has a different username […]

Vodafone class action suit attracts 9,000; company still tries to fix network

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The class action lawsuit initiated by Sydney-based law firm Piper Alderman against Vodafone has attracted 9,000 customers who hope to seek compensation, as Vodafone announced that it has been working around the clock to fix the problem. The class action suit was brought against Vodafone last month after customers complained against the company’s network performance that has resulted in dropped calls, bad reception and poor data performance across its network.

Vodafone customers to launch class action suit

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Constant drop outs, poor data performance and reception issues have seen Vodafone have a nasty headache for the year, but now its going to get worse – with customers launching a class action lawsuit against the carrier after failing to resolve the problems in an efficient manner. The law firm PiperAlderman is leading the class action suit, and have launched a website trying to get complaining customers to get compensation […]

Vodafone announces Blackberry Bold 9780 is on sale

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Fans of the BlackBerry would be happy to know that the latest incarnation of the Bold phone series, the Bold 9780, has now launched in Australia with Vodafone announcing it would be selling the phone. The smartphone features the new BlackBerry OS 6, with “Universal Search” and a 5 megapixel camera. It also has twice the RAM from the predecessor Bold 9700, with 512MB of RAM. Pricing has not been […]

Vodafone LG Optimus [Bargain Hunter]

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Ever wanted an entry level Android phone? Never had the cash? Or you have you been waiting for a great deal like this one? Well, Guess what! techgeek.com.au has you covered. You can grab this LG Optimus Android phone on the Vodafone network for only $149. That’s right, It’s just $149 and it’s on prepaid. Usually $199, you can save a huge $40 on this entry level smartphone. It features […]

Vodafone admits to poor 3G coverage

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Vodafone Hutchison Australia has admitted that their 3G coverage hasn’t been up to scratch and that their response to the issue has been poor. Many Vodafone customers have complained about poor reception or slow 3G speeds in both metropolitan and regional areas with the problems also increasing every week. Vodafone chief technical officer Michael Young has said that VHA was aware of the issue nearly 5 weeks beforehand. The issue […]

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