Telstra Could Make $98 Billion From NBN Co

If you thought Telstra geting around $11 billion for its fixed line network and associated assets was a sizeable deal, wait until you hear this: NBN Co may end up paying Telstra an insane $98 billion for the lease of its network between now and 2067 according to a new report by CommsDay.

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.

Australian Pay TV Wants To Be Able To Broadcast Big Sporting Events

Australia’s peak subscription TV lobby group is taking a proposal to the government that would let it buy the rights to the biggest sporting events in the country. If the plan comes to fruition, you’ll be able to watch the FIFA World Cup, AFL and NRL grand finals, the Olympics and the Melbourne Cup on Foxtel as well as free-to-air.

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.

Telstra's Transparency Report Reveals Massive Numbers Of Law Enforcement Data Requests

Being transparent is in vogue right now, and to keep up, Telstra has decided to come clean about all the government and law enforcement requests it gets for customer data. There are more than you think.

The War For TV: Aussie Networks Plea For Government Help To Fight Netflix

The war for the future of television is on, and without knowing it, you have already chosen a side. Whether you prefer to stick to terrestrial broadcasts on free-to-air and Foxtel, or if you like to get your shows from the likes of iTunes, Google and even Netflix and Hulu you’re either on one side or the other. Australian TV networks are arguably losing the war for the future of content, and they’re going cap-in-hand to Malcolm Turnbull and the Government for help.

Telstra Wants You To Control Your Account Notes Someday

Ever wanted to know what a customer service associate is writing about you after a particularly difficult call? Want to make sure they wrote down exactly what you told them to? That’s the future that Telstra envisions under a new strategy announced this week: give you control over the notes on your account.

Cel-Fi Range Extender Australian Review

Does the phone coverage at your house suck? Wish you could build your own cell tower on your front lawn? Thankfully, you won’t have to go to such extremes considering that the Cel-Fi booster exists.