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The Slow Death Of The USB Mobile Broadband Dongle

Roy Morgan’s recent report on the popularity of mobile broadband in Australia has a few interesting findings. While just as many people continue to use Wi-Fi hotspots like Vodafone’s Pocket WiFi 4G, the use of USB dongles is dying out rapidly across Australia.


Telstra's Best Prepaid Plan Now Comes With More Data

More data. Those have to be the best two words to hear when it comes to your mobile phone these days. Telstra is throwing in more data for customers on its Freedom Prepaid offer. Here’s what you get.


Telstra Finally Has Real-Time Data Usage Alerts

Telstra has finally implemented near-instantaneous alerts for its mobile phone and mobile broadband customers, improving on an existing system that was slow and clunky and responsible for more than a few accidental excess usage charges. Unintentional data overage should now be a thing of the past, at least for Telstra customers.


Telstra's Top 4G Mobile Broadband Plan Is A Bit Silly [Updated]

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.


Telstra's Super-Fast 4GX Is Now Official

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.


Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Pre-Orders Are Finally Open At Telstra

After an oddly long wait, Telstra has finally opened up its pre-order process for the equally long-awaited Samsung Galaxy Note 4. If you sign up to purchase a new Note 4 before November 4, you’ll also find yourself with a chance to win $25,000 in gold — if you needed another reason to buy a new phone, that has to be a good one.


Apple iPad Air 2, iPad Mini 3 On Sale Now At Telstra

Been hanging out for a newer, thinner, airier iPad Air or mini-er Mini? Your wait is over — the new iPad Air 2 and its diminutive Mini 3 counterpart are on sale today at Telstra, and the country’s biggest telco has a bunch of different deals on offer for Apple’s new tablets with integrated mobile data.


Telstra's Flagship Store Had A Gorgeous $112 Million Redesign

I’ll admit, sometimes in my dreams I go to a place full of gadgets, girt by glass and beautifully designed. Today Telstra cut the ribbon on its new experience store in Sydney, and it’s everything my imagination ever wanted.


Telstra's Foxtel Customers Get More Channels For Free, Too

Telstra’s bundling of Foxtel with its own internet and home phone line services has traditionally been an attractive proposition — pay for two services on the one bill and get a discount. But with the recent massive price cut for Foxtel plans dropping the entry level price to just $25 per month, Telstra’s $49 minimum starts to look a lot less enticing. Instead of cutting prices, Telstra is adding more content to those existing plans.


What Is 4GX?

In the next couple of months, you’ll be hearing more and more about a new technology that Telstra is switching on around the nation at the start of 2015. 4GX is just a fancy name for the telco’s new 700MHz mobile network frequency, but that’s not the only thing you need to know about it.


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