Mobile Phones: News // Cameron Craig

Live Connected Sliding Plans Innovate
| By Cameron Craig

Live Connected Sliding Plans Innovate

Australian virtual carrier Live Connected has released an innovative spin on the traditional mobile phone plan in an effort that is quite likely to live up to their promise of eliminating bill shock. As the first Australian...

Aldi Mobile - How it Stacks Up
| By Cameron Craig

Aldi Mobile - How it Stacks Up

You've probably seen the announcement that Aldi, the German retailing giant with a reputation for cheap prices and cheaper imitations of famous brands is getting into mobile phone plans. There's a couple of rays of sunshine in...

iPhone 5 Plans Arrive Early
| By Cameron Craig

iPhone 5 Plans Arrive Early

Update: Telstra have clarified that they are also running a Bonus Data offer on three of their plans which gives you an extra 1GB of data per month for the first 12 months on iPhone 5 models (valid on the $80, $100 and $130 Plans...

iPhone 5 Launch. iPhone Plans Soon
| By Cameron Craig

iPhone 5 Launch. iPhone Plans Soon

Here's a quick wrap of the iPhone 5 announcement this morning. Alex will cover all the specifics in more detail, but you're waking up to the new iPhone this morning and it is called iPhone 5. You'll be able to get the iPhone 5 on...

Galaxy S3 Exclusive Deal  & Coupon
| By Cameron Craig

Galaxy S3 Exclusive Deal & Coupon

We've got an exclusive price point from Vodafone that can save you some genuine dollars. This is a 3 Day deal only (ends August 31) where you can get the Galaxy S3 from Vodafone on their $59 Plan for $0 - only with our coupon...

Calls On Your Phone? Hardly.
| By Cameron Craig

Calls On Your Phone? Hardly.

Turns out that we're addicted to our shiny new smart phones, but not for the reason we once were in the nineties. According to a recent study from UK network O2, the 5th most used function of our smartphones is making calls. Of...

| By Cameron Craig

Can't Get Enough Internets

Optus Business have just released this very accurate campaign about people always pulling out their mobile devices to check the internet in the little pieces of time between things. It's called the In-Betweeners and I do too much...

We're Fine. Telcos Pay Fines of $28M
| By Cameron Craig

We're Fine. Telcos Pay Fines of $28M

Bad news. Complaints to the Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman (TIO) are up by 18%. They received 197,682 new complaints to add to the pile in 2010-11 and the industry has had to shell out $28 Million in fines from ACMA. The...

Latest News on iPhone 4S and 4 Plans
| By Cameron Craig

Latest News on iPhone 4S and 4 Plans

In the race to launch, there have been a raft of updates and new price points on the iPhone 4S Plans. We've got four significant changes that have hit out site in the past 12 hours. 1) Optus Price Drop Optus have dropped their...

On the QT. iPhone 4 Deal News
| By Cameron Craig

On the QT. iPhone 4 Deal News

We've got some good news from Virgin Mobile. They've whispered the news of a hot, very limited time deal on iPhone 4 16B and 32GB Models which is sure to please many iPhone 4 shoppers. This is deal is hush, hush as it is pretty...

iPhone 4S Prices ~ Roundup
| By Cameron Craig

iPhone 4S Prices ~ Roundup

The iPhone 4S pricing is now available from all three major carriers (Telstra, Vodafone and Optus) and there's one very clear message...iPhones will be everywhere. We've made an iPhone 4S Plan Centre where you can compare all the...

Not iPhone 5, but still a great iPhone...
| By Cameron Craig

Not iPhone 5, but still a great iPhone...

The advertising practices of some sellers on eBay are less than scrupulous. There's a lot of hype around iPhone 5, so this seller decided to jump on board and list this Chinese knock off iPhone as iPhone 5 to get attention. ...

Optus Join Qantas Frequent Flyer
| By Cameron Craig

Optus Join Qantas Frequent Flyer

Optus have officially launched their Qantas Frequent Flyer integration offering two points per dollar on Optus personal services. The most refreshing part of this announcement was the lack of any asterix or superscript text to...

Goodbye 3 Mobile Australia
| By Cameron Craig

Goodbye 3 Mobile Australia

Interesting news today as we say goodbye to the 3 Mobile brand on WhistleOut as VHA is retiring the new activities for 3 Mobile and not accepting any new customers beyond today. 3 have been a great performer on WhistleOut and...

HTC Incredible Gets Incredible Prices
| By Cameron Craig

HTC Incredible Gets Incredible Prices

The news on the HTC Incredible S keeps getting better. The latest news is that this phone is available with a whopping 3 Months Free right out of the gates with Optus Business. Virgin Mobile's plans are also very well priced with...

iPhone 4 Deals - BIG Deals Returning
| By Cameron Craig

iPhone 4 Deals - BIG Deals Returning

The big savings, like the 2 or 3 Months Free on iPhone 4 from all carriers dried up around November of last year, with those deals being sorely missed by consumers as they compared plans looking for special prices. As if by a...

News to Keep Police Awake at Night
| By Cameron Craig

News to Keep Police Awake at Night

Very interesting story about the terrifying power of modern mobile phones to be broadcast tonight (31 March) on the 7.30 Report on ABC1. Judging by interviews with the police on the show, they already know about the issue, but it...

Vodafone, World's Most Trusted Telco
| By Cameron Craig

Vodafone, World's Most Trusted Telco

Interesting results from the Brand Finance annual survey of the World's most trusted brands with Vodafone coming in at an impressively strong 5th position on the most trusted list, topping the list of telcos, and even pipping...

Unhappy Visual Voicemails for Telstra
| By Cameron Craig

Unhappy Visual Voicemails for Telstra

Telstra have announced today that they are supporting visual voicemail for the iPhone. Yet after just a few hours in the market, this little feature announcement is now becoming an interesting test of character for the 'new'...

iPhone on T-Mobile via ATT?
| By Cameron Craig

iPhone on T-Mobile via ATT?

If our experience in Australia is anything to go by, the iPhone is now on its way to T-Mobile meaning that it will be poor old Sprint left licking its wounds as they might be the only carrier without an iPhone model to offer...

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Vodafone MyMix prepaid offers unrivalled flexibility

Vodafone MyMix prepaid offers unrivalled flexibility

Vodafone prepaid customer will find they have new options when they recharge...

Is it cheaper to buy an iPhone outright with a SIM-only plan?

Is it cheaper to buy an iPhone outright with a SIM-only plan?

Tech types sing the virtues of buying iPhones outright and grabbing a SIM card...

HTC 10 Finally Debuts - Is Not Called the M10, or One M10

HTC 10 Finally Debuts - Is Not Called the M10, or One M10

The HTC 10 looks like a great device, but the word is still out on how well its...

Telstra 4G rolling out to ALDImobile and Woolworth’s in April

Telstra 4G rolling out to ALDImobile and Woolworth’s in April

Customers using Telstra network MVNOs are in for a treat this month, with new...

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.

How Much Mobile Data Do You Need?

How Much Mobile Data Do You Need?

You can use up a lot of data without realising it on 3G and 4G. Check out how...

 

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Telstra commits to network resilience as customers use 2.6TB of free data

Telstra commits to network resilience as customers use 2.6TB of free data

Telstra is making change to protect its network from repeated outages while its...

iPhone SE stands up to 1 hour underwater, is fine

iPhone SE stands up to 1 hour underwater, is fine

Turns out the iPhone SE has some serious, and unannounced, water resistance,...

Apple iPhone SE: Australian pricing for March 31 launch

Apple iPhone SE: Australian pricing for March 31 launch

Apple has a tiny iPhone coming, and we have the Australian details for when you...

Australia's cheapest 'unlimited' phone plans

Australia's cheapest 'unlimited' phone plans

The no-contract phone plan market in Australia is in constant flux, with most...

Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge Announced with Mature Upgrades

Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge Announced with Mature Upgrades

Samsung has changed up its approach to marketing in two important ways: more...

Optus 4.5G trial achieves 1.4Gbps

Optus 4.5G trial achieves 1.4Gbps

Optus and Huawei have completed a success string of 4.5G network tests, with...

 

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Australia's cheapest 'unlimited' phone plans

Australia's cheapest 'unlimited' phone plans

The no-contract phone plan market in Australia is in constant flux, with most...

Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 edge: Australian pricing and deals

Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 edge: Australian pricing and deals

Looking for information about how you can get your hands on the new Galaxy S7....

How does Kogan Mobile stack up?

How does Kogan Mobile stack up?

Kogan Mobile, the comeback kid, has hit the ground running with a couple of...

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 Phones on Telstra Plans

Best Phones on Telstra Plans

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

Best Phone Plans on the Optus Network

Best Phone Plans on the Optus Network

The Optus network is great, but you don't need to sign up with Optus itself to...

 

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Samsung Galaxy S7 edge - compare plans & prices

Samsung Galaxy S7 edge - compare plans & prices

Check out plans & prices for the new Samsung Galaxy S7 & S7 edge here including any special promotions being offered...

NEW Pennywise Plan from Jeenee Mobile

NEW Pennywise Plan from Jeenee Mobile

Grab 1.8GB data for $18 with Jeenee Mobile's NEW Pennywise plan, but hurry it's available for a limited time only...

Boost ULTRA $20 Offer

Boost ULTRA $20 Offer

Online Offer - get 50% off Boost $20 ULTRA Prepaid SIM when you purchase online, includes unlimited texts & 500MB Bonus Data every Weekend

Need international calls?

Need international calls?

Want a mobile plan with international calls included? Take a look at plans with overseas call credit and low per-minute rates here...