Mobile Phone News // Pete Ottery

a-JAYS Four: the best commuter headphones I’ve ever owned
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a-JAYS Four: the best commuter headphones I’ve ever owned

A 3rd party set of canal tips can improve the sound quality of in-ear headphones dramatically. You can expect better comfort, higher quality sound and better durability.

Lumia 925 vs HTC One vs iPhone 5: Head to Head Camera Test
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Lumia 925 vs HTC One vs iPhone 5: Head to Head Camera Test

Cameras in the Nokia Lumia 925, HTC One and the Apple iPhone 5 are all tested on quality, sharpness & colour in real world situations. All have their own strengths. The iPhone just nudges the others out for the title.

iPhone 5 vs Lumia 920: Camera Test
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iPhone 5 vs Lumia 920: Camera Test

I'm desperate for the Nokia Lumia 920 to do well. Don't get me wrong - I love taking photos with my iPhone 5 but it'd be nice to have some serious competitors in the camera stakes. Which one is better? It's close. And note: this...

Huge Update For Flickr's iOS App
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Huge Update For Flickr's iOS App

Flickr released a major update today to their iOS app. Much of the talk has been about the addition of filters (ala Instagram) but there's a lot more to it that is worth a look. The contacts view. Double tap = favoriting/liking ...

iPhone 4S & 5 Camera Test - Part 2
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iPhone 4S & 5 Camera Test - Part 2

In yesterday's iPhone 4 vs 4S vs 5 camera battle, we had pretty good daylight conditions - and each of the phones performed pretty well. I decided to do some more testing in lower light, in order to push the camera sensors to...

iPhone 4 vs 4S vs 5 - The Camera Test
| By Pete Ottery

iPhone 4 vs 4S vs 5 - The Camera Test

The camera quality in the iPhone jumped a massive amount from the 3GS to the 4. In resolution, exposure control and colour. It jumped up again in quality with the 4S (enough for me to purchase an upgrade solely due to the better...

Apple Warranty: Sticky Home Button
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Apple Warranty: Sticky Home Button

Just wanted to share a good news story about an iPhone 4, warranties & customer service. About 2 months ago my iPhone started having the 'ol sticky home button problem. (Turns out it's a very common problem. Sounds like dirt...

Mobile plan minutes: Visualised
| By Pete Ottery

Mobile plan minutes: Visualised

Australian Telcos have been in the news of late, along with ACMA (The Australian Communications and Media Authority). The Sydney Morning Herald reported some of our investigations here at WhistleOut into simplifying mobile plan...

Mobile Plans by Minutes - InfoGraphic
| By Pete Ottery

Mobile Plans by Minutes - InfoGraphic

It's time to think laterally. We've crunched the advertising claims on mobile plans from Australia's big telcos to reveal what you really get in terms of minutes for your dollars. We did this because we know that in their report...

Telstra: free calls to Japan Mar 11-25
| By Pete Ottery

Telstra: free calls to Japan Mar 11-25

After AT&T and Verizon offered free calls to friends and family in Japan following the earthquake and tsunami disaster, Lifehacker is reporting Telstra are also now offering free calls: Telstra will not charge for calls to...

WhistleOut Illustrated: Time-lapse
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WhistleOut Illustrated: Time-lapse

Here in the WhistleOut office we'd been thinking for a while it would be cool to have some sort of interior illustration on the wall that depicts what we're on about as a company. Below are the steps we took in finding someone,...

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Word Lens: Translate with an iPhone

Just launched from Quest Visual is an iPhone app for translating text in images (think road signs etc) on the fly! How handy will this app be on a Europe holiday to decipher signs/menus/accommodation details on the go.

My Morning Pocket Computer Routine
| By Pete Ottery

My Morning Pocket Computer Routine

Every morning on the bus I'm still amazed at how much stuff is packed into this little pocket computer - the iPhone 4 in this case. I seem to have created myself a little routine for each morning - strategically shaped around...

Could Australian Telco's Join Forces?
| By Pete Ottery

Could Australian Telco's Join Forces?

News out of the U.S. is that their prominent mobile operators AT&T, Verizon Wireless and T-Mobile have joined forces to create a new mobile payments system called Isis, which will allow customers to make payments using their...

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Night Video with the Nokia N8

Nokia N8 plans as they're announced

Top 5 Business Smartphones
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Top 5 Business Smartphones

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HTC Desire HD Coming Soon

Vodafone has announced the HTC Desire HD will be arriving soon and exclusive to Vodafone & 3 customers... HTC Desire HD plans (added as they're announced)

Dell Streak: Phone or Tablet?
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Dell Streak: Phone or Tablet?

HTC Desire Z on the Way
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HTC Desire Z on the Way

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Amaysim enters 4G world with three new Unlimited plans

Amaysim enters 4G world with three new Unlimited plans

Amaysim customers will finally feel the speed of 4G, with a choice of three new...

Netflix pricing: you probably don't want the cheapest option

Netflix pricing: you probably don't want the cheapest option

The lowest-tier Netflix plan will only get you SD streaming to 1 device, for $3...

HTC One M9 preorders live: get in quick, in case the price goes up

HTC One M9 preorders live: get in quick, in case the price goes up

Vodafone has already raised its prices, get in quick before Optus and Telstra...

How to switch mobile phone providers (and keep your phone number)

How to switch mobile phone providers (and keep your phone number)

When you switch mobile phone carriers you always have the option to take your...

Best Telstra phones right now

Best Telstra phones right now

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

The Best Optus Phones on Plans

The Best Optus Phones on Plans

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

 

News

Virgin Mobile adds Data Rollover: how does it work?

Virgin Mobile adds Data Rollover: how does it work?

Virgin is giving customers a second chance to use the data they pay for, but...

Netflix will launch March 24 in Australia and NZ, House of Cards on the menu

Netflix will launch March 24 in Australia and NZ, House of Cards on the menu

Netflix finally has an Australian release date, and a deal with iiNet to...

Vodafone ShaRED mobile plans explained

Vodafone ShaRED mobile plans explained

Vodafone's new ShaRED plans may seem complicated, but they don't have to be.

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.

Shared mobile plans coming: Vodafone

Shared mobile plans coming: Vodafone

Vodafone will introduce Shared Plans by mid-year, a significant change will the...

Vodafone prepaid customers get UNLIMITED data on weekends

Vodafone prepaid customers get UNLIMITED data on weekends

Prepaid Vodafone users will receive weekend unlimited data and calls to China,...

 

Guides

Can I take my phone overseas? 4 things to check before travelling

Can I take my phone overseas? 4 things to check before travelling

Check if your phone will work on overseas networks, choose a plan before you...

5 Mistakes You’ll Make Before Buying a New Phone

5 Mistakes You’ll Make Before Buying a New Phone

Buying a new phone can be pretty confusing, but try and not fall into these...

Affordable 4G: plans with speed and savings

Affordable 4G: plans with speed and savings

You might be surprised to learn that fast 4G mobile speeds don't come with a...

Boost Mobile vs Amaysim

Boost Mobile vs Amaysim

Boost Mobile and Amaysim are both great choices for your telco service, but...

Best iPhone alternatives

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...

 

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Mobile Deals

New Telstra 4GX Network

New Telstra 4GX Network

Gives you access to the fastest 4G speeds on a compatible device in a 4GX area.

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Need international calls?

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Best Phones on Optus

Best Phones on Optus

Love Optus and need a new phone. Here's their best phones

Best Phones on Vodafone

Best Phones on Vodafone

Love Vodafone and want a new phone? Here's their best devices