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The Slow Death Of The USB Mobile Broadband Dongle

Roy Morgan’s recent report on the popularity of mobile broadband in Australia has a few interesting findings. While just as many people continue to use Wi-Fi hotspots like Vodafone’s Pocket WiFi 4G, the use of USB dongles is dying out rapidly across Australia.


Kogan Has A New Cheap Agora Phone

If you’re after a cheap Android phone, it has always been tough to go passed the Kogan Agora. For the price, it gets the job done for users who aren’t after a world-eating superphone. The good news today is that the current generation Agora smartphone is getting even cheaper as Kogan readies to launch a new model.


Telstra Finally Has Real-Time Data Usage Alerts

Telstra has finally implemented near-instantaneous alerts for its mobile phone and mobile broadband customers, improving on an existing system that was slow and clunky and responsible for more than a few accidental excess usage charges. Unintentional data overage should now be a thing of the past, at least for Telstra customers.


Telstra's Top 4G Mobile Broadband Plan Is A Bit Silly [Updated]

If you use a lot of mobile data, it can be attractive to go all-out and find a plan that has extra capacity over what you’d usually use. Having the freedom to browse the ‘net and download and not limit yourself can be a liberating experience. There are times when you should hold back, though — it just doesn’t make sense to buy Telstra’s two most expensive mobile broadband plans.


Telstra's Super-Fast 4GX Is Now Official

Got a new Galaxy S5, LG G3, HTC One M8, iPhone 6 or other LTE 700MHZ-compatible smartphone? Got a Galaxy Note 4 faithfully pre-ordered? Telstra has officially introduced its next-generation mobile data network, and it’s promising some pretty impressive download figures as well as massively improved range and coverage.


Optus Plans Expanded 4G Roll-Out To 118 New Regions Around Australia

The race for 4G supremacy is on, and it’s running in earnest at the moment between the top two telcos Telstra and Optus. With the news that Telstra will switch on its 4GX network more broadly around Australia at the start of next year, Optus has name-checked 118 regions around the country that will benefit from its expanded 4G rollout in the next three to six months.


What Is 4GX?

In the next couple of months, you’ll be hearing more and more about a new technology that Telstra is switching on around the nation at the start of 2015. 4GX is just a fancy name for the telco’s new 700MHz mobile network frequency, but that’s not the only thing you need to know about it.


Optus' Coverage Maps Show Its Massive 700MHz 4G Rollout

When it paid $650 million for long-range 700MHz spectrum in 2013, we all knew that Optus would be putting it to good use for fast and expansive mobile network coverage — but we just didn’t know when. Optus’ new coverage map shows its future 4G Plus rollout zones, covering much wider areas around Australia’s capital cities.


Telstra Hits Back At Optus' Next-Gen 4G Claims

“Correction”. That’s what Telstra had to say about Optus’ claim earlier today that it has launched Australia’s first LTE-Advanced mobile data network.


Optus Is The First Aussie Telco To Switch On Next-Gen 4G

We’re on the cusp of even faster 4G networks being rolled out across the country, helping you burn through your measly quotas quicker than ever. Optus is the first of Australia’s big three mobile phone networks to switch on 4G carrier aggregation in Australia, doing so today in most state capitals. But there’s one problem — which phones and 4G hotspots support the brand new tech?