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Watch Five Minutes Solid Of Louis C.K. On Mobile Phones 

Louis CK has a track record for amusing commentary about phones. Now, the A to Z Review has compiled a solid five minutes of it into one video. You will laugh, you will wince, you will question modern life.

Mobile Black Spots Get A $385m Fix From Government, Telstra And Vodafone

Federal, state and local governments are spending up along with Telstra and Vodafone to boost those carriers’ coverage in mobile phone blackspots around Australia. $385 million has been pledged over the next three years to fix poor mobile network reception in outer metro, regional and remote areas of the country, with the first improvements made before the end of this year.

Woolworths' Connect Prepaid Mobile Plans Start Next Monday

Woolworths Connect is a new prepaid mobile service using (parts of) Telstra’s nationwide 3G network, and it kicks off from next Monday. There are two plans available, and they look like pretty good value if you like a lot of cheap data and if you don’t make too many calls.

TPG's New Mobile Plan: 6GB Of Data For $45 Per Month

Need some cheap mobile data to go along with your unlimited calls and texts? TPG’s new mobile plans include 6GB of data for a $45 monthly fee, using the Optus network.

What Is 5G?

If you take a stroll outside today, you’ll see a lot of people with mobile phones, phablets or tablets in their hands making calls, using the internet to catch up on the news, watch videos, or interacting with others via Facebook, Tumblr or Twitter.

Virgin Is Letting You Roll Your Mobile Data Over Into The Next Month

If you’re a Virgin Mobile customer on a postpaid (contract) plan, we have some good news. Virgin’s already generous included data caps are about to get even moreso; any unused data allowance at the end of the month on these plans will be rolled over into your next billing period.

Rugged Phones Are Bulls**t, Here's How To Make Them Better

Pictured is a Samsung Galaxy S5 Active that fell a metre off a cooler onto a hard dirt surface. It and other “rugged” phones like it can never hope to incorporate the protection a simple, affordable case can. But, that’s not to say the idea doesn’t have some merit.

If You Don't Want A Smashed Phone, Don't Text And Walk

Unfortunately for me and anyone within my general vicinity, I’m so clumsy that I should be considered handicapped. I regularly stub my toes, walk into walls, spill full cups of tea, trip over my own feet and just generally wreak havoc anywhere I seem to go.

With this in mind, I am the last person on earth who should text and walk. But I do. All the time.

This Credit Card-Sized Mobile Phone Would Be The Ultimate Backup

Smartphones are great and wonderful in almost every way, but they’re also as needy as a newborn puppy — if you don’t feed them on electrons every night, they turn very quickly into useless hunks of glass. That’s why I am seriously excited for this credit-card-sized backup phone that you could slip into your wallet just in case.

What's Next For The Smartphone In A Rapidly Changing Market?

It should be no surprise to anyone that many smartphones may have been designed to last about 24 months — the length of a typical contract with a network service provider. After all, it is a fast-moving, high-turnover market and planned obsolescence is how it is kept moving. Being high turnover means new models with new features can be brought to market and readily consumed by users conditioned to want the latest and greatest.

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