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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.

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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.

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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.

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Picture this. You walk onto the train, but you don't lose service. Instead, your phone lights up with useful alerts — the train is delayed, a nearby kiosk is running a sale, your friend is standing on the other end of the platform. Meanwhile, there's not a mobile tower within 500m. This is the world powered by the future of smartphones: LTE Direct.

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1800MHz? 2100MHz? 700MHz? What frequencies are Australian 4G networks on right now, and what does the future hold? Here's what you need to know.

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Huawei has knocked its best phone yet out of the factory and onto Aussie store shelves. We've been living with it, and it's certainly set to be a positive chapter for the Chinese company. Find out what makes it tick.

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For world travellers with a need for LTE speed, Samsung's newest version of the Galaxy S4 might be the answer to your jet-setting prayers. When they arrive, the updated Galaxy S4 and S4 Mini will be the world's first handsets to automatically switch between the two different types of LTE networks used worldwide.

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The 4G battle lines are drawn. Optus hits fewer sites, but usually with a bigger splash of coverage, while Telstra has many more actual 4G sites. Including, as I discovered this morning, in the ocean just off Adelaide.