4G

  • 100GB 4G data for $12. Australian data caps need to get a whole lot bigger

    Every year we get phones with more storage, faster networking abilities (soon 5G). While the amount of data available on plans has grown from 1-2GB to 20-30GB, even a 10x increase isn’t keeping pace with data internationally. Last night I landed in Singapore and will spend the next few...
  • Telstra launches new unlimited data BYO plan! 40GB uncapped for $69.

    Those longstanding customers on Telstra will remember when data caps were prohibitively restrictive. With amazing smartphones in our pockets and smart devices all around us, having the right amount of mobile data to power those mobile experiences is imperative. Today, Telstra have announced their first smartphone plan with unlimited...
  • Telstra’s largest ever network stress test is today with free data

    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...
  • Vodafone launching 20GB pm mobile plan

    This week something new is coming for hungry mobile users in Australia. As we all cry out for larger data caps, Vodafone is attempting to lead the way at the top end. From Wednesday 9th September, Vodafone will offer a new $130pm Red plan that buys you 15GB of...
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    Huawei Ascend P2 [Sponsored]

    The Huawei Ascend is a 4.7” 4G enabled smartphone that’s slim, light and doesn’t mess around, it’s looks are straight down to business. Weighing in at just 122 grams, it’s lighter than most competitors. At just 8.4mm, it’s a fashionably slim smartphone, great for those hipsters rocking the tight...
  • Telstra has over 3.2 million 4G compatible devices on network

    Telstra announced today that they are trailing LTE-Broadcast. The first mobile carrier in the world to trial LTE-Broadcast live on a commercial network, Telstra are looking to the future and how our thirst for mobile data will be serviced over a crowded wireless spectrum. Normally customers access a lot...
  • Poll: How much mobile data do you use per month?

    This week in our poll, we’re asking techAU readers how much data they consume on mobile devices. This is combined across devices like smartphones, tablets and USB dongles. I’ve tried to get through a month on a 1GB plan, but almost always I need to add a data pack...
  • Optus announces 4G+ running on 2300MHz

    Currently, 4G networks in Australia run on FD-LTE, which uses two separate frequency channels, one for data travelling in each direction. Optus announced this morning they are implementing 4G Plus which uses TD-LTE, where the upload and download of data happens on the same frequency, but at different times. ...
  • Testing out Vodafone’s New 4G Network: 45000kbps Up, I can live with that

    Over the past couple of days, it is good news for Vodafone customers with the gradual rollout of Vodafone’s new 4G network. It is currently available to selected customers in Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, Adelaide, Brisbane, Gold Coast and Wollongong, and other suburbs scattered around. I’ve been lucky to get...