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Europe Is Shaming Australian Telcos By Scrapping Roaming Fees

As a general rule, our major mobile operators don’t handle international roaming well. Burn through your data on Telstra 4G roaming in Hong Kong and you’re up for at least $50 per second. Optus is little better. Vodafone’s Roam Like Home plans go a small way to fixing the problem, but there’s a simpler solution that European parliament is about to pass — no roaming fees whatsoever.


The Samsung Galaxy S5 Price War Is Already Happening

We’re still a week away from the Samsung Galaxy S5′s Australian launch, and the price-cutting battle between telcos, online stores and retailers is already happening. If you’re willing to wait a week or two for your new phone to be shipped over from Hong Kong, you can find a great discounted deal.


You Can Now Buy The LG G Flex In Australia

It’s a little late to the party, but LG’s curvy G Flex is now available online and in Optus stores. The phone still isn’t available at an outright price directly from the carrier — you’ll need to head to a grey importer or Harvey Norman for that — but you can now get the G Flex on a range of (exclusively) Optus plans.


Samsung Galaxy S5: Australian Telco Pricing Revealed

The Samsung Galaxy S5 was launched in Australia this evening, and now we have prices! In what should be unsurprising to just about everyone, it’s jolly expensive.


This Week In Smartphone Software Updates: Telstra, Optus, Vodafone

Wondering when the sweet new versions of Android will land on your device? You’re in luck: each week, Gizmodo Australia will take you through all of the handset updates currently being tested on Australian networks like Vodafone, Telstra and Optus, and tell you when you can expect them on your device.


Optus Cracks 2.3Gbps Through Its 4G Testing Gigasite

Optus has had 4G LTE testing sites in New South Wales for a while now, experimenting with network capacity and throughput to multiple devices. With 4G technology advancing and speeds increasing, telcos have to keep adding new hardware and tweaking it to provide maximum performance to their customers. Optus’ latest network test has turned up some impressive numbers.


Optus' CEO Kevin Russell Has Just Resigned

Optus’ CEO Kevin Russell, who has been in the role since 2012, is soon to be its former CEO. At the end of March, Russell will “move on to other challenges”, leaving Optus parent company SingTel’s CEO Paul O’Sullivan to fill the role while a new leader is selected.


Australia Has The World's Best 4G According To New Report

It isn’t very often that we get good news about the state of the internet in Australia, but according to OpenSignal’s State of LTE report for the first quarter of 2014, Australia has the fastest LTE/4G in the world thanks mostly to Telstra.


Telstra Is Changing Up Its Consumer Plans Soon

We’ve given all three carriers a bit of a ribbing in recent months in regards to the cost of their respective contract consumer phone plans. The short version? They’re hideously expensive for what you get. Telstra, however, looks to be changing the record soon, with sources today telling us that the carrier is headed for a change in plans around March.


This Week In Smartphone Software Updates: Telstra, Optus, Vodafone

Wondering when the sweet new versions of Android will land on your device? You’re in luck: each week, Gizmodo Australia will take you through all of the handset updates currently being tested on Australian networks like Vodafone, Telstra and Optus, and tell you when you can expect them on your device.