Telstra and Ericsson have set a new record for peak download speeds, hitting a mega 4.2Gbps. The speed was achieved using the 5G mmWave technology on the 800MHz spectrum. This represents a doubling of previous capacity and speeds and reinforces our position as one of the leaders in mmWave and 5G...
  • Telco rap battle may be the best thing since sliced bread

    What started in the UK with telco’s O2 and Tesco, a rap battle over twitter has now reached Australia. While most competitors will avoid mentioning the name of a competitor like they’d avoid a hungry zombie, it seems this afternoon something very different and refreshing played out online. After...
  • Blackberry Q10 launching in Australia next month

    While I currently have a Blackberry Q10 device in my hot little hands, writing up a review – Blackberry today has confirmed that the device will be sold though Optus and Telstra from Monday July 1st and Tuesday July 2nd, respectively. It will also be sold off contract at Harvey...
  • Telstra, Optus and TPG buy nearly $2 billion in spectrum

    The ACMA has lifted results from the digital dividend auction, which saw Telstra, Optus and TPG take up some of that spectrum that will be released at the end of next year. The three telcos spent nearly $2 billion between them to acquire spectrum for their 4G networks, with...
  • Mix your music like you mix your drinks with MOG [Sponsored]

    Music service MOG, have got a new way to think about music. We’re all used to mixing drinks, (especially on the weekends) and naturally you’ll want a great playlist while your enjoying the fruits of that labour. MOG is offering a 14 day trial to the service so you...
  • Telstra confirms multi-device data share plans are coming

    Sometimes we look at an announcement and wonder what took so long, Telstra’s data share plans are a fantastic example of that. I’ve never really understood how everyday consumers that were prepared to pay for data plans on both their mobile and tablet devices. The good news is that...
  • Telstra to sell Firefox OS smartphones (Updated: Maybe not)

    As expected, MWC has given ground for some smartphones to launch with Mozilla’s Firefox OS; LG, ZTE and Huawei all with devices to come. Firefox OS is meant to be a lightweight operating system based entirely on HTML 5 on cheap, low powered hardware (Think single core processors, 512mb...
  • Telstra pre-orders for Lumia 920 delayed until Nov 30th, send hate mail to JBL

    Those of us who pre-ordered the Nokia Lumia 920 on Telstra were told the launch was tomorrow. After a number of unconfirmed reports of a delay were emerging across the web, I decided to do some digging. I started off with a online chat with Telstra online support and...
  • Pre-order a Nokia Lumia 920 with Telstra and score free a JBL speaker

    One of the hottest upcoming gadgets, the Nokia Lumia 920 is about to go on-sale. Telstra customers who pre-order the device online before November 26th, will score themselves a free JBL PlayUp Speaker. Given the speaker has an RRP of $199, it’s a decent pre-order bonus, you will need...
  • Motorola RAZR HD [Sponsored post]

      The new Motorola Razr HD is marketed as The all-day phone and this shouldn’t be under-rated. Often the problem with smartphones is that they do so much these days that we’re on them all the time. The issue is that sucking down data at 4G speeds while powering...
  • Telstra and Optus fail to understand 4G in new plans for iPhone 5

    The iPhone pre-orders went on sale Friday and as we know from earlier in the week, the iPhone 5 will support 4G speeds in Australia. The problem is that neither Telstra or Optus have restructured their plans to adequately allow for users to download more. With faster speeds, users...
  • Samsung Galaxy S III 4G announced for Telstra and Optus, Game on Apple!

    Before breakfast this morning, Samsung Electronics Australia announced the GALAXY S III 4G. The impressive spec list is available in full below, but there’s a few key points about the announcement. The GALAXY S III 4G will be available on both Telstra and Optus 4G networks. This is the...
  • Score a white Nokia Lumia 800 in a treasure hunt next week

    We all like treasure hunts right? Next week, Telstra are launching a treasure hunt across 5 major cities, giving you a chance to find and win a white Nokia Lumia 800 smartphone. There’s 10 white Nokia Lumia 800s are up for grabs as part of the comp, with two...
  • Apple’s 4G LTE support for the new iPad is an Aussie joke [updated]

    Thinking about lining up for the new iPad at Telstra’s early launch in Sydney or Melbourne tonight then use it on their awesome LTE network? Think again. Apple has been advertising the iPad as LTE capable, which it is, but not in Australia. As of writing this Telstra is...
  • Telstra’s Android update schedule

    By now you’ve likely heard the figures on Android device upgrades lagging far behind that of its competitors. Despite Ice Cream Sandwich being the latest and greatest, less than 1% of Android devices are actually running it. Now not all smartphones are capable of making it all the way...
  • Australia’s first 4G tablet announced, Galaxy Tab 8.9” 4G

    Samsung have just announced the first 4G enabled tablet for Australia. Running on Telstra’s 4G network, its name is the Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9” 4G. The sub-10” display runs a 1280×800 resolution but unfortunately those pixels will be filled with Android 3.2. Telstra’s 4G network is currently is only...
  • Telstra trialling Facebook app to manage your account

    Telstra are currently trailing a Facebook application that allows customers to check their account details through Facebook. Limited to just 1,000 customers you better be fast if you want in on the trial. Telstra may be the number one telecommunications provider in the country, but by integrating with Facebook,...
  • Review: Samsung Galaxy Nexus / Android 4.0

    The Samsung Galaxy Nexus is the flagship phone for Android right now, being the only device shipping with 4.0 on-board. Hardware Screen The device features one of the largest screen sizes we’ve seen on a smartphone, supporting a Super AMOLED 4.65” display running a massive 1280×720 resolution. This screen...
  • Get early access to the My Telstra iPhone app

    Telstra have announced today that a new iPhone app is on the way. The My Telstra app will allow Telstra customers to access important information about their accounts. Everything from checking data usage, to paying your bills and even recharging right from the app will be on offer. While...
  • Why I switched to Telstra after 10 years on Optus

    The image above is a graphic illustration of mobile speeds available on Optus (left) vs Telstra (right) in Wodonga. I have complained repeatedly that Optus needs to fix their network here, with no result. After the network fell off a cliff around 12 months ago, I spoke to Optus...
  • iPhone 4S not even ordered.. Switching to Telstra after 10 years on Optus could not be harder. This is bullsh*t customer service.

    First off, I never swear in posts, so hopefully that gives you a scale of how annoyed I am right now. After 10 years on Optus, I have had enough. Telstra seriously didn’t need to do much to get my business, but the experience has been an absolute joke....
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