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Optus Carrier Aggregation Means Faster 4G In Capital Cities, Eventually

Optus has switched on LTE-Advanced Carrier Aggregation for 4G customers in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Adelaide. That means potentially faster data speeds — but only if you have a phone that can take advantage of it.


Vodafone's New Zealand Roaming Is Now 4G

Vodafone’s $5 a day roaming deal is one of the better choices out there if you want to roam on your existing account. If you’re travelling to New Zealand, it’s now an even more appealing option, since you’ll be able to access Vodafone’s own 4G network while doing so.


How To Fix Telstra's 4G Hotspot Problem

We know Telstra has 1.4 million customers using 4G for mobile broadband. We also know some of them aren’t very happy right now. A botched network upgrade and support patch rollout has meant many people haven’t been able to use their wireless hotspots in the last two days. If that’s happened to you, here’s how to (possibly) fix it.


How Vodafone Will Refarm 850MHz Spectrum To Improve Its 4G Performance

Vodafone’s 4G network performs reasonably well, but one of the challenges in managing any 4G network is expanding its reach as more people use it. Vodafone’s solution? It will “refarm” some of its existing 850MHz spectrum, currently used for 3G, for 4G instead.


Ask LH: What's A Good Mobile Broadband Deal For A Student?

Hi Lifehacker, I am a uni student soon to be moving into college in Sydney and desperate for internet. I recently found out that the internet packages available at the college are a good deal dollar-wise but provide incredibly slow speeds. I have decided buying my own is the best option but as a student cost is an issue. Any suggestions? I’m thinking of a mobile broadband solution, and I’d like lots of data, good coverage and speed at a relatively low price.


4G Overload: 2.3Gbps And 89 Devices

A couple of years ago, we wrote about how Optus had set up 4G testing centres to experiment with network performance and throughput. One recent test was particularly impressive, involving a total of 89 devices and generating a total throughput of 2.3 gigabits per second.


Ask LH: Is There A Cheap 4G Plan For Home Mobile Broadband?

Hey Lifehacker, I live in an area with terrible internet connectivity. The available DSL service is horribly slow (ADSL1), there’s no prospect of the NBN around here any time soon, and I have no other options for fast internet. Does anyone offer a 4G/LTE data plan that I could actually use at home if I needed 60GB-100GB for less than $150 a month?


Planhacker: Australian Postpaid 4G Broadband Plans Compared

If you plan to use mobile broadband as your main connection, you’ll generally buy it on contract to score a decent data allowance and you’ll want the fastest speed possible. Vodafone launched new 4G mobile broadband contract plans today, but how do they compare to the existing offers from Telstra, Optus and Virgin Mobile? This Planhacker table rounds them up so you can choose the right one for you.


Amaysim: No Immediate 4G Plans, Not Worried By MVNO Collapses

In a year which has seen mobile providers Kogan Mobile, PennyTel and Red Bull Mobile disappear (and ALDI Mobile teetering on the brink), you could understand if Amaysim was a little nervous. But CEO Rolf Hansen tells Lifehacker that he’s not worried about the rationalisation in the MVNO industry — and why there are no imminent plans to add 4G to the Amaysim mix.


Ask LH: How Can I Find A Good 4G Plan With Lots Of Data?

Hi Lifehacker, I’m looking to get a 4G plan for my mobile phone. I’m currently with Aldi Mobile but have just bought the Nexus 5 and so I want to shift to a 4G plan.