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Telstra Just Tested A 5G Mobile Network 1000 Times Faster Than The NBN

Many Australians are now anticipating fast internet access at home when the NBN arrives in their neighbourhood. But what about mobile networks?

The next generation of mobile broadband is reportedly heading into incredible speeds, far faster than anything come down wires, with Telstra announcing today that it has tested “one of the world’s first” 5G radio test beds in Melbourne, in conjunction with Ericsson.

Telstra Delivered An iPhone 7 To A Pub In The Middle Of Nowhere

Barrow Creek is a long way from civilisation. It’s 300km from Alice Springs, and has a population of 4. But people all around Australia are receiving their iPhone 7 deliveries today, and Telstra made exactly that happen for the Barrow Creek Hotel’s publican, a bloke by the name of Les Pilton, who upgraded from an ancient Nokia flip-phone to an iPhone 7 Plus. He even got it in Matte Black — lucky guy.

Here's Every iPhone 7 And iPhone 7 Plus Plan In Australia

Looking for an iPhone 7 plan? Well, look no further. This is our full list of plans from Australia’s major telcos for the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, in all storage sizes.

The iPhone 7 Plus Is Low In Stock Around Australia

If you want to buy a new iPhone, especially a big one, I hope you’re already standing in a line somewhere – because the iPhone 7 Plus is going to be extremely hard to come by today, and one model in particular.

This Is Telstra's iPhone 7 And iPhone 7 Plus Plan Pricing

Second up with plan pricing for the brand new iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus is Telstra. Telstra will offer the iPhone 7 from as little as $85 per month on its Small plan with 1GB of data, $550 of calls and unlimited messages.

Telstra Almost Hits 1Gbps Download, 130 Mbps Upload Speeds

Up to 979 Mbps on the downlink and up to 129 Mbps on the uplink — that’s what confirms has been achieved in a User Datagram Protocol test (used for realtime applications, like voice and video over the internet) of Telstra’s live LTE network.

That’s an improvement of almost 200 MBps since February, and one step closer to Telstra’s 1Gbps goal.

ACCC Rules Put A Stop To Telstra's NBN Advantage

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is keeping a close eye on Telstra, amid concerns the telco’s involvement in building NBN infrastructure may give it an unfair advantage on the competition when it comes to signing customers up for connections.

Telstra's New Frontier Gateway Modem Includes A 4G SIM For Backup Internet

Anyone who’s ever signed up for a NBN connection or even a regular ADSL line knows how frustrating it is to wait for a tech appointment. But eventually, one day that might be a distant memory. Telstra has just announced plans to release a home modem router early next year that includes integrated 4G as well as a fixed-line connection — cutting what can sometimes be a painful wait for customers to get their home ‘net connected.

Every Samsung Galaxy Note7 Plan In Australia, Compared

The Samsung Galaxy Note7 officially launched in Australia on Friday. As befits a new flagship smartphone, all major telcos have released a range of plans for the device. If you’re contemplating a new mobile phone contract and have your heart set on the Galaxy Note7, this comprehensive plan breakdown will help you make the right decision.

Telstra Is Giving Away Free Netflix, Stan And Presto On Some Mobile Plans

Telstra knows that if you’re a tech-savvy early adopter, traditional TV is as good as dead — especially when you’re away from home and your big screen telly. To that end, it knows that streaming video services like Netflix, Stan and Presto are the future — and if you pony up for a decent mobile plan, it’ll give you them for free for three months.

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