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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.


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.


Vodafone Pocket WiFi 4G Review: Portable, Powerful, Pedestrian

Vodafone is late to the 4G mobile broadband game. After having the network available to smartphone and tablet users for six months initially, it opened up to data-hungry mobile broadband devices in January this year. It can boast to being Australia’s fastest 4G network in the capital cities, where it has the largest allocation of spectrum — a full 20MHz allowance that gives it a theoretical technical advantage over Telstra and Optus.


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.


Cheap International Calls For Vodafone Prepaid Customers

Vodafone has dropped the price of its prepaid international call rates in 12 countries: Bangladesh, Thailand, Lebanon, Indonesia, Egypt, Iraq, Nepal, Saudi Arabia, Sri Lanka, Germany, Turkey and Jordan. In addition, prepaid customers will receive 250MB of data for all international recharges $20 and above from now until 3 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.


Vodafone Finally Releases 4G Modem And Wi-Fi Hotspots With Plans To Match

Vodafone has had a fancy and fast 4G network for some time now, but data-hungry customers with multiple devices have been patiently tapping their feet waiting for something that can connect all of them at once. Enter the 4G Pocket Wi-Fi hotspots from Vodafone, able to connect up to 10 devices at once.