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4G In Australia: Telstra Is Fastest, But Vodafone Wins On Availability

Wireless coverage mapping expert OpenSignal has released its first ever report on the state of mobile networks within Australia, and its findings are pretty interesting, if not completely surprising: Telstra currently offers the fastest possible download speeds on 4G, but that comes at the cost of slightly higher latency where Vodafone and Optus swing ahead. Vodafone also wins out on the availability of its 4G networks, with a slight advantage over both its competitors.


Vodafone Is Helping To Make Exoskeltons

Meet the world’s first and only exoskeleton approved for use with both stroke patients and spinal cord injuries — the Ekso GT from Ekso Bionics. Strapped over your clothing, the exoskeleton enables you to achieve mobility, strength, or endurance not otherwise possible.

Vodafone’s network and global Internet of Things (IoT) SIM will be responsible for communicating diagnostics and improved access to patient data in the ready to wear, battery-powered robots.


Vodafone Invites Customers To Build Their Own Plan

Vodafone has today launched a new type of plan for prepaid customers — with fully customisable plans available under a service called MyMix. With plans ranging from a 7-day to a 90-day expiry, anywhere from 500MB to 8GB of data (with bonus data included for those who sign up in May), Vodafone aims to provide a more flexible option for prepaid customers.


You Should Take Better Care Of Your Phone

Opinion: The 24-month phone contract is dead, writes News.com.au. Phone plans go out of date quickly, leaving their buyers stuck with small data quotas. But there’s also the fact that new smartphones, bundled with these plans, are apparently a Bad Idea — because they can be lost, or damaged, or stolen.

It’s that last point that is particularly galling.


Kogan Mobile Gets 4G In June

Hot on the footsteps of Telstra’s network partners Woolworths Mobile and Aldi, Kogan has announced that its prepaid plans — on the Vodafone network — will have 4G switched on in June.


Vodafone Is Targeting Mobile Black Spots In 70 New Locations

Vodafone’s schedule for 70 base stations to be built in regional areas of New South Wales, Tasmania, Queensland, Western Australia and Victoria has been released today. The base stations are part of the Federal Government’s Mobile Black Spot Programme that aims to fill the gaps in the mobile network coverage.

Today’s schedule release comes following the announcement that Vodafone now has the second largest reach of any Australian 4G network, covering over 95 per cent of Australians. Vodafone’s combined network now reaches 97 per cent of the population.


Vodafone 4G Now Reaches 23 Million Australians

Vodafone has increased its 4G network by more than 20 per cent to now reach 95 per cent of Australians. This puts it in second place for 4G coverage in Australia, behind Telstra 4G at 96 per cent of the population and ahead of Optus 4G at 92 per cent of the population.


Here's The Cheapest Apple iPhone SE Plan You Can Buy In Australia

We’ve checked Australia’s major mobile telcos, and the verdict is in: a mere $46 per month will secure you the cheapest iPhone SE plan in Australia. Here it is, as well as every other plan for you to compare.


iPhone SE From Vodafone: 2 Months Unlimited Data, Extra 1GB Per Month

If you’re eyeing off the new iPhone SE and looking to go with Vodafone, the company now has details available for what you’ll get it if you sign on. It’s not going to disintegrate anyone’s socks, but it might just be sweet enough to bring you over from the likes of Optus or Telstra.


Samsung Galaxy S7: Australian Review

The new Samsung Galaxy S7 is out noww, in electronics stores all across Australia. It’s $1149, and you’ll pay $1249 for the larger S7 edge. What do you get for all that money? Is this new phone worth it?

Yes, it’s worth it. The Galaxy S7 and S7 edge are — equally — two of the best phones Samsung has ever made.


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