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Telstra has the fastest mobile data network in Australia but the once-ridiculed Vodafone now matches the dominant telco for high-speed 4G coverage. That’s according to a new report by wireless mapping company OpenSignal, which compared the performance of Australia’s three largest telcos based on 15 million data samples crowdsourced from 7904 users.
Today, Kogan switched on its 4G network, which will be provided to all pre-paid customers at no extra charge. Assuming your phone is compatible, this should see improvements to speed and reliability across talk and data services. Hurrah! There’s also a new “11XL” plan with a whopping 11GB data for under $50 a month.
Optus has become the last of Australia’s major telcos to introduce VoLTE — Voice over LTE — which allows customers to make and receive calls over the high-speed 4G Plus network. This saves phones from constantly having to switch between 3G and 4G while making calls, while also lending itself to clearer, more consistent calls.
If you like to stream stuff to your mobile, whether it’s YouTube beauty tutorials or movies on Netflix, then we’re pretty sure you’ll be happy to read these step-by-step tips. They explain how to keep your data usage (and also your battery) down when you use popular services like Netflix, YouTube, Spotify and more.
We’re pretty keen on Globalgig’s Roaming SIM card, which is one of the better-value offerings for travellers out there who want to dodge roaming rorts. Now it has an added attraction — an option to access 4G networks in Australia and the UK, which is actually one of the cheaper 4G data packages even if you never head overseas.