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Buckle up: Amaysim set to deliver 4G in 2015
| By Alex Angove

Buckle up: Amaysim set to deliver 4G in 2015

Some time around Easter next year, Amaysim will start offering 4G to its users.

Motorola Moto 360 review
| By Alex Angove

Motorola Moto 360 review

The Moto 360 is fantastic as far as smartwatches go. It's a beautiful piece of minimalist design, although the screen could be a little better.

2014 in review: the year's best phones and plans
| By Alex Angove

2014 in review: the year's best phones and plans

It's been a news-filled year in the mobile market. Looking back now that all's said and done, here are the top stories.

Best upcoming phones of 2015
| By Alex Angove

Best upcoming phones of 2015

Keen for a glimpse at the best future smartphones coming soon to a store near you? We break down which upcoming handsets you should be waiting for.

Phone trends from 2014 that need to continue
| By Alex Angove

Phone trends from 2014 that need to continue

2014 was a big year for water resistance, bigger battery life and crazy screen resolutions. Some of these trends need to continue, some don't.

The difference between 3G and 4G
| By Alex Angove

The difference between 3G and 4G

3G and 4G are wireless internet technologies. 4G is the faster of the two and generally costs the same as 3G, but 3G still has some advantages.

Avoid holiday bill shock, top up your data
| By Alex Angove

Avoid holiday bill shock, top up your data

If you need a short term data boost then check out your carrier's no-contract data packs. You can top up now, then ditch it later.

Travelling with Vodafone: $5 a day roaming explained
| By Alex Angove

Travelling with Vodafone: $5 a day roaming explained

Are you with Vodafone and planning a trip? You could pay just $5 a day for unlimited roaming access to your current plan.

Vodafone Red Plans: choose between Spotify, SMH or The Age subscriptions
| By Alex Angove

Vodafone Red Plans: choose between Spotify, SMH or The Age subscriptions

First it was just Spotify Premium, now you can also choose to go with a subscription to The SMH or The Age

Best Telstra phones on the market right now
| By Alex Angove

Best Telstra phones on the market right now

Telstra has some fantastic phones on its plans, here's a list of the best ones and what makes them so good.

Telstra launches Travel Passes for seriously cheaper international roaming
| By Alex Angove

Telstra launches Travel Passes for seriously cheaper international roaming

Telstra's new Travel Passes are available from today for close to 40 countries

Best Optus phones
| By Alex Angove

Best Optus phones

Optus has some great devices, we've compiled a list that we'll keep updated with the most recent awesome gadgets

LG G Watch R Review
| By Alex Angove

LG G Watch R Review

The LG G Watch R isn't so much beautiful as it is unassuming. In a world of gaudy gadgets, that can be a very good thing.

Optus increases 4G coverage in ACT
| By Alex Angove

Optus increases 4G coverage in ACT

Canberra-based Optus subscribers should notice a boost in their 4G coverage very shortly, if they haven't already.

Optus simplifies its insurance policies
| By Alex Angove

Optus simplifies its insurance policies

Optus now has just one premium payment option and two flat excess fees, down from 42

5 Great phones to unwrap this Christmas
| By Alex Angove

5 Great phones to unwrap this Christmas

Here are some great, affordable phones for you to give away this holiday season.

Australia's Top 5 phones available now
| By Alex Angove

Australia's Top 5 phones available now

Take a look at the best phones available in Australian phone stores right now.

Nokia Lumia 830 review
| By Alex Angove

Nokia Lumia 830 review

75/100 The Lumia 830 is an adequate phone for its price, but it has some tough competition from the ranks of Android.

Windows Phone could be more than it is
| By Alex Angove

Windows Phone could be more than it is

Opinion: Windows Phone is so close to being a real contender, but it's being held back by some recurring issues.

​Phone features that are actually useful
| By Alex Angove

​Phone features that are actually useful

Not all phone features are created equal. Some are worse than useless, others you'll play with for a bit and forget.

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Motorola Moto 360 review

Motorola Moto 360 review

The Moto 360 is fantastic as far as smartwatches go. It's a beautiful piece of...

2014 in review: the year's best phones and plans

2014 in review: the year's best phones and plans

It's been a news-filled year in the mobile market. Looking back now that all's...

Best upcoming phones of 2015

Best upcoming phones of 2015

Keen for a glimpse at the best future smartphones coming soon to a store near...

Best Telstra phones on the market right now

Best Telstra phones on the market right now

Telstra has some fantastic phones on its plans, here's a list of the best ones...

Best Optus phones

Best Optus phones

Optus has some great devices, we've compiled a list that we'll keep updated...

5 Great phones to unwrap this Christmas

5 Great phones to unwrap this Christmas

Here are some great, affordable phones for you to give away this holiday season.

 

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Enter your pick for the Canstar Innovation Excellence Awards

Enter your pick for the Canstar Innovation Excellence Awards

Canstar are looking for the most innovative telco products in Australia and it...

Australia's Top 5 phones available now

Australia's Top 5 phones available now

Take a look at the best phones available in Australian phone stores right now.

Cash by Optus means you can leave your wallet at home

Cash by Optus means you can leave your wallet at home

Optus has partnered with Visa and cooked up a neat innovation allowing you to...

Huawei Mate 7 coming to Australia Nov 17 (and it’s awesome)

Huawei Mate 7 coming to Australia Nov 17 (and it’s awesome)

Up and coming phone maker Huawei is releasing its latest flagship handset in...

Telstra officially launches its new, lightning-fast 4GX network

Telstra officially launches its new, lightning-fast 4GX network

Already live in parts of Sydney, Adelaide and 10 regional centres.

Xperia Z3 and Z3 compact preorders go live in Australia

Xperia Z3 and Z3 compact preorders go live in Australia

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Best iPhone alternatives

Apple's iPhone may be the most well-known smartphone, but it is not your only...

Transferring phone contacts from Android to iPhone

Transferring phone contacts from Android to iPhone

Switching from one phone to another doesn’t mean that you have to lose all of...

What you need to do before selling an iPhone

What you need to do before selling an iPhone

If history repeats itself, your precious iPhone will soon drop in value, the...

6 Best Android phones in Australia on plans

6 Best Android phones in Australia on plans

We’ve created a list of our current top Android phones to help you out. This...

Samsung Galaxy S5: our best tips and tricks

Samsung Galaxy S5: our best tips and tricks

Unless you've dedicated some time to finding them, chances are there are a...

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Budget SIM-only plans with big data

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