Tag "4G"

Telstra goes down again, customers get more free data

March 18, 2016

At around 6.30pm, this journalist's plane landed, and he couldn’t reach his wife to say he had arrived because Telstra data didn’t work. Turns out he wasn’t the only one.

LG brings DAB+ to a new phone

March 14, 2016

If you’re a fan of radio and prefer it to that whole online radio thing, you’ll love the sound of a new smartphone LG has built.

Oppo’s value-packed F1 gets more compelling pricing

March 7, 2016

Provided you can forgive the camera, Oppo’s F1 metal-bodied budget F1 already offered solid value, but with a price change this week, Oppo and Optus may have moved things to brilliance for bargain hunters.

Amaysim ups the data on all mobile plans

March 2, 2016

Thanks to how fast our phones now are, we’re consuming mobile data faster than ever, and Amaysim has picked up on this, opting to increase the allowance to pretty much every plan it has.

Samsung’s S7, S7 Edge priced at every major telco

February 26, 2016

Did the news of Samsung’s latest phone get you all keen for a new phone? You don’t have to wait long, and the plans are in from Aussie telcos to help you make a decision.

Optus, Telstra talk 1Gbps speeds coming this year

February 23, 2016

Australia’s wired National Broadband Network may promise high internet speeds, but trials from two of our biggest telcos suggest wireless may deliver super high speeds before the cable has finished rolling out.

HP returns to phones with a Windows mobile-PC hybrid

February 22, 2016

Mobile World Congress is revealing quite a few concepts, from modularity to water-resistance, but HP’s push to make business have better continuity is not what we expected from the PC maker.

LG launches the G5 as a modular 4G smartphone

February 22, 2016

Curious how smartphones can evolve past the touchscreen communications devices that they already are? So is LG, and rather than just build another of the same thing, it’s trying something different.

Alcatel announces new Idol handset, we go hands-on

February 21, 2016

It’s not just Oppo and Huawei that are playing a smart game with smartphones, because Alcatel’s latest announcement is a little more than another iClone.

Telstra’s free data Sunday shows how data hungry we are

February 15, 2016

When Telstra’s mobile access went down last week, there were lots of angry people, but Telstra’s apology of a day of free data might have

Speed Demon: which phones deliver the fastest 4G?

February 10, 2016

If you spend a lot of time on the internet when you’re out and about, chances are you’re using your mobile as a hotspot. But how do you get the fastest speeds? You use a faster modem.

Oppo takes on budget buyers with a $299 metal phone

February 3, 2016

Just because you don’t want to spend almost a grand on a phone doesn’t mean you can’t get the goods, and Oppo is keen to show it, announcing a budget smartphone that will bring premium looks to a value phone.

Oppo’s R7s targets big iPhone buyers with mid-range prices

January 19, 2016

As smartphones start to climb in price, the middle ground is beginning to look more and more attractive, because why should you have to pay a grand for a new phone?

Alcatel to start the year with fresh phones, tablets

January 4, 2016

The first new products of the year are being shown in Las Vegas, and while the CES show doesn’t officially start for another day or two, Alcatel has let loose with a few new products ahead of time.

Oppo puts the phablet on a diet with the R7s

December 17, 2015

If you like a big phone but you prefer it both slim and large, a mid-range model might be what the wallet prefers.

Sony’s 4K Xperia Z5 Premium arrives in stores

December 15, 2015

Fancy keeping one of the best screens in the world with you at all times? You now can, as Sony’s phablet arrives in Australia.