Telstra have announced updated plans today with the big focus on the elimination of excess data charges. When it comes to their SIM only plans, the A$69.00 per month plan is back and Telstra has a had a rethink on the branding. Gone is the contentious ‘unlimited’ branding, despite there not...
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    In a somewhat surprising announcement, Foxtel have announced its own hockey-puck set-top-box, despite Telstra recently launching the Telstra TV 2. It’s a little like having Foxtel and buying internet from Telstra, or having Telstra phone or internet and being able to buy Foxtel from them. The lines may be...
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    Telstra over-the-top strategy is to partner with US-based Roku to deliver solid hardware to the Australian audience. After a reasonably successful first generation of Telstra TV, things have moved on and in late 2017, 4K is expected. The second generation, the Telstra TV 2, is built on the Roku...
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    Telstra has announced the international expansion of Telstra Air. From today Telstra mobile customers can access free Wi-Fi data at millions of hotspots with Telstra Air. Through a partnership with Fon, Telstra Air customers can connect to more than 19 million Wi-Fi hotspots for free, when travelling to more than 15...
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    After the network interruption last Tuesday, Telstra is offering free data today, for the whole day, for everyone. The free mobile data is available from midnight to midnight and amazingly has no data limit. Basically the data logged against your account for the date of 14/02/16 will be erased...
  • Telstra live streaming Volvo autonomous car demos in Adelaide

    This week something important is happening in Adelaide. The first driverless car trials began on public roads in Australia, the first in the southern hemisphere. Volvo have turned up with their autonomous drive demonstration vehicle gives people a taste of things to come in the future. Internationally, there’s been...
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    Review: Telstra TV powered by Roku

    Roku may be a new name to many Australian’s, but internationally the device is a huge success. Telstra have partnered with Roku to bring the set top box to Australia and replace their T-box offering in the living room. Telstra TV, powered by Roku is a small, wallet-sized device that...
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    It’s not everyday we get world firsts in Australia, but today we did. Telstra has shown off new wireless device, the first category 11 device that comes with a seriously increased data speed. This is capable of a stunning, theoretical speed of 600Mpbs. Telstra, in collaboration with NETGEAR, Ericsson...
  • Exclusive: Interview with Telstra’s Director of Retail Operations, “I have a freakout board”

    Telstra is Australia’s largest telecommunication company, but also one of the largest retail businesses in the country. We sat down for an exclusive interview with Telstra’s Director of Retail Operations, Andrew Smith. This interview took place during the same week ABC announced the closure of 300 retail stores in...
  • Telstra launch new WiFi API for developers

    Telstra have just released a new API for developers to leverage in their applications. The latest API is for WiFi hotspots and allows apps to surface the location of Telstra AIR WiFi Hotspots for a specified location. Typically developers would leverage the user’s current latitude and longitude coordinate of...
  • Telstra now stocking wearables in 370 retail stores

    One of the hottest tech product categories, wearables, will now be available at Telstra retail outlets. Director of Devices Andrew Volard says their 370 stores will stock a range of 10 wearable products from brands like FitBit, Garmin, Jawbone, Samsung, Huawei and Striiv. These wearables are a combination of...
  • Telstra launches Innovation Hub in Melbourne to solve the big problems

    Today in Melbourne, Telstra opened their new Gurrowa Innovation Lab. This lab features a mixture of new spaces that look very start-up with vertical gardens, exposed air-conditioning ducts, and some killer technology. The new Lab is located on the second floor of 242 Exhibition Street, but sadly isn’t open...
  • Review: Telstra 4GX, a thirst for data that won’t quit

    As our thirst for mobile increases, our mobile networks need to continue to increase in capacity and bandwidth to support that growth. To address this, Telstra are expanding their 4G service with the next generation 4GX that promises some substantial speed improvements. Over the last few weeks, we’ve been...
  • Telstra Air launching next Tuesday (Updated)

    Telstra have announced Telstra Air. It’s the brand name for those WiFi hotspots on top of thousands of phone boxes, but the Telstra Air network has some more details you’ll want to know. Your home broadband allowance can be as much as 10x the size of your mobile data...
  • Telstra launches new 100Gbps optical link from Sydney to Perth

    Australia is a massive continent and running infrastructure from one side to the other, is no small feat. Telstra has just announced, they are launching a new a 100Gbps, low latency optical link from Sydney to Perth. These two locations represent the two key entry and exit points of...
  • Telstra is killing data packs, Extra Data auto adds 1GB for $10

    For years mobile users were stung with hefty bills if they exceeded the data limits of their plan. Those paying attention would add data packs for a fixed price to avoid the expensive overages. All that is about to change. Telstra have announced they are killing off data packs...
  • Pretty soon you’ll see these everywhere

    Telstra have announced an additional 1,500 phone boxes have been converted to WiFi Hotspots. This almost doubles the total hotspots nationwide and Telstra says since launch, they’ve had an impressive 1 Million unique devices access the free Wi-Fi. According to customer feedback, the service is typically strong enough to...
  • Foxtel PLAY app now available on Xbox One

    If you like the idea of skipping on a hardware box from Foxtel, but want the content streamed to your over the internet, there’s great news. The Foxtel PLAY app for Xbox One is now available, for free, in the Xbox Store. The app features the live channels, EPG...
  • Telstra more than doubles data at home and upgrades mobile data caps

    It’s like Christmas all over again. Australia’s largest telco, Telstra are upgrading data limits for home internet plans as well as mobile data caps. News of the updates began last week as users began to share colourful emails sent by Bigpond to announce the free data upgrade. As Telstra...
  • Telstra going transparent on metadata, see what is stored

    The collection and storage of metadata has been a hot topic in politics and technology circles lately. The government is attempting to introduce new legislation requiring ISPs to retain this information for a period of 2 years. Currently there’s a mixture of opinions including those who think it’ll be...

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