Tagged With vodafone

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Huawei and Japan's NTT Docomo just completed the world's first large-scale field trial of 5G mobile data, and the results were fast. Like, 11290 megabits per second fast, with one tenth the latency of even the best 4G connections. 5G may still be five or more years away from hitting Australian cell towers, but the future is looking rosy.

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Customer complaints about NBN connections are up by 63 per cent, and complaints about NBN line faults are up nearly 150 per cent, according to the Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman's 2015-16 annual report released today. The NBN now accounts for almost 12 per cent of TIO complaints, but there's also a good side to the news: we're not complaining as much about our mobile and landline telephones any more.

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Complaints to telecommunications providers are up by over 16 per cent, according to the latest report detailing the number of new landline, mobile and internet complaints the Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman (TIO) receives.

Optus is the worst offender, while Amaysim proves the most loved among customers.

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Optus may throw money at Usain Bolt and Marky Mark and Thorpey, Telstra may throw money at Jessica Mauboy and Jimmy Barnes and Magda Szubanski, but Vodafone is throwing money at a car. Australia's reddest telco is sponsoring a brand new BMW M6 GT3 to next year's Bathurst 12 Hour alongside BMW Team SRM, and it looks mean.

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This month, Vodafone is doing a special offer on its SIM card only plans which gives you unlimited standard national calls and texts along with a generous amount of data. The lowest plan starts at $40 per month and gives you 10GB of data. This is a limited time offer. Here are the details.

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Launched in 1993, Vodafone's 2G GSM network will retire on 30 September 2017.

The 2G network today is carrying less than one per cent of the company's data traffic, and around two per cent of its voice traffic — with 4G now looking after almost 80 per cent of data traffic.

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Vodafone is experiencing problems with data, text and calls across Australia, with users reporting that their phones and devices are unable to connect to the network at all. Vodafone is working to fix the problem as a top priority, but at this point have no ETA for when it will be resolved.

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Vodafone has been shopping, and picked up Lebara's Australian mobile business assets — taking over its mobile base and the right to use the Lebara brand in Australia. Since the company has been a Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO) for Vodafone since 2009, Lebara customers are already technically on the telco's 4G network — so little will change.

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My job lives entirely online. Everything I do eventually ends up on this website. But it's not that simple — behind the scenes, there's a lot going on that has to run smoothly and work correctly to make my job easy and streamlined. At the very least, I need a fast 'net connection, and I need it to work all the time. Fast, reliable 4G has changed the way that I work, including in the way that I collaborate with my team, and the way that we run our business through the 'net.

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Vodafone is on the rise, with the last two years spent heavily investing in ditching the "Vodafail" moniker. At the mid-year briefing this morning, Chief Executive Officer Iñaki Berroeta and Executive General Manager Enterprise Stuart Kelly outlined the telco's plans for customer service, pricing plans, fixed line rollout and 5G tests.