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Huawei Wi-Fi Cube 4G: Australian Review

If you can’t get ADSL or cable or NBN internet at home, or if you don’t need that much data per month over the ‘net, and you live relatively close to a city or metropolitan area, a 4G mobile broadband device might suit your needs very well. These usually come in the form of a Wi-Fi hotspot, portable and battery-powered, but this Huawei Wi-Fi Cube is designed to live in your home and connect everything in it wirelessly to the internet through Vodafone 4G.


This Is The Year Of Super-Fast Mobile Broadband In Australia

2015 is going to be a pretty big year if, like most of us, you use a smartphone or tablet every day. Everything is going to get a whole lot faster, and you’ll be able to use 4G in more places around the country. Here’s what Australia’s top three telcos have to show off in the next 12 months.


Optus Launches 700Mhz 4G LTE

It’s the 1st of January — happy new year — and with it, the 700Mhz spectrum that used to be used for analogue TV broadcasts is now open for carriers to utilise. Optus has announced the rollout of more than 270 700Mhz sites across Australia.


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.